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Clarksville holds largest Independence Day Celebration to date

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s Liberty Park was once again the site of our city’s Independence Day Celebration, that features music, food and fun for the whole family, followed by an impressive fireworks display.

This year’s fireworks were immediately followed by an equally impressive display by Mother Nature.

Thousands came out to Liberty Park on July 3rd, 2019 for food, games, live music and an impressive fireworks display.

Thousands came out to Liberty Park on July 3rd, 2019 for food, games, live music and an impressive fireworks display.

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TWRA Fishing Rodeo big hit with Clarksville Youth

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAClarksville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) partnered once again with Clarksville Parks and Recreation to host its annual Youth Fishing Rodeo at Liberty Park.

TWRA’s Nate Thompson talked about the event and why it’s important to his agency and the community it serves.

“TWRA has been doing this for at least 15 years, that’s longer than I’ve been here,” Thompson said. “This year we have at least 200 kids signed up. Today’s rodeo just gives them that fishing experience, and for many of them, it’s their first time.”

Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency held its annual Fishing Rodeo at Liberty Park on Saturday, June 8th, 2019.

Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency held its annual Fishing Rodeo at Liberty Park on Saturday, June 8th, 2019.

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Great Weather leads to good turnout for Queen City Road Race

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Hundreds of runners were presented with rare perfect conditions for running this past Saturday, just in time for Clarksville’s annual Queen City Road Race, a 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run that traverses the streets of Downtown Clarksville.

Hundreds came out to Austin Peay State University for the annual Queen City Road Race, Saturday, April 27th, 2019.

Hundreds came out to Austin Peay State University for the annual Queen City Road Race, Saturday, April 27th, 2019.

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Hundreds indulge themselves at Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Chocolate Affair

 

Chocolate AffairClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department hosted its annual Chocolate Affair at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center on Saturday, February 2nd where 600 local fans of the cacao bean indulged in the ongoing chocolate love-affair that mankind began thousands of years ago.

Kara Zahn of Clarksville Parks and Recreation was once again in charge of the popular event.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation held it's 7th annual Chocolate Affair on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation held it’s 7th annual Chocolate Affair on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation provides safe Halloween Fun with Fright on Franklin

 

Fright on FranklinClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreations’ Fright on Franklin continues to be one of Clarksville’s favorite events. Scores of local businesses and organizations participated this year, in what has become a Halloween tradition that receives rave reviews from all around, vendors, parents, and especially young trick-or-treaters.

“This was our tenth year and it was a huge success,” Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Rob Rayburn said. “We would estimate that there were about 6,000 people who came downtown between 3:00pm and 6:00pm on Saturday.

6,000 people enjoyed beautiful weather and great costumes Saturday at the 10th Annual Fright on Franklin in Downtown Clarksville.

6,000 people enjoyed beautiful weather and great costumes Saturday at the 10th Annual Fright on Franklin in Downtown Clarksville.

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Clarksville Riverfest has large turnout despite Weather

 

Clarksville RiverFestClarksville, TN – “In practical terms, this year’s Clarksville Riverfest was a success,” Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Rob Rayburn said. “We still had a great turnout, and though weather was a factor, the rain held off long enough for lots of folks to come out and enjoy some great music, food and fun.”

Weather was the big story at this year’s Riverfest, with delays on Friday and then an early wrap on Saturday, Rayburn and his team were forced to make some tough decisions.

This year's Riverfest was hindered by rain, which delayed Friday's events and forced organizers to cancel several of Saturday's scheduled performers, including headliner Sister Hazel.

This year’s Riverfest was hindered by rain, which delayed Friday’s events and forced organizers to cancel several of Saturday’s scheduled performers, including headliner Sister Hazel.

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Clarksville Riverfest’s Juried Art Show was held Thursday night

 

Clarksville RiverFestClarksville, TN – Hundreds came out for the annual Riverfest Juried Art Show at Wilma Rudolph Event Center Thursday night, the official beginning of Clarksville’s Riverfest 2018, one of Clarksville’s most anticipated events.

Artists of all ages, working in many mediums, were invited to submit their work. Multiple categories allowed for a wide variety of creative expression, and at 6:15pm, this year’s awards winners were announced.

More than 100 entires made the cut for this year's Riverfest Juried Art Show. The official kickoff of Riverfest 2018 took place Thursday at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.

More than 100 entires made the cut for this year’s Riverfest Juried Art Show. The official kickoff of Riverfest 2018 took place Thursday at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.

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Early Storm does not dampen Riverfest Friday night

 

Clarksville RiverFestClarksville, TN – Friday night fun at this year’s Riverfest was slightly delayed as a storm moved through in the late afternoon hours, but by 6:00pm the sound of live music was echoing across the Cumberland River and McGregor Park was coming to life.

Riverfest is Clarksville’s annual 3-day music and arts festival that features food, activities for kids of all ages, and an always impressive lineup of bands from Clarksville, Nashville and beyond.

Friday night at Riverfest was delayed by rain, but not for long. Bands on both stages were playing under clear skies by 6:00pm.

Friday night at Riverfest was delayed by rain, but not for long. Bands on both stages were playing under clear skies by 6:00pm.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation, TWRA provides outdoor fun with Youth Fishing Rodeo

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAClarksville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency partnered once again with Clarksville Parks and Recreation to host its annual Youth Fishing Rodeo at Liberty Park.

TWRA’s Nate Thompson talked about the event and why it’s important to his agency and the community it serves.

“TWRA has been doing this for at least 15 years, that’s longer than I’ve been here,” Thompson said. “This year we have at least 200 kids signed up. Today’s rodeo just gives them that fishing experience, and for many of them, it’s their first time.”

More than 200 kids at this year's TWRA Youth Fishing Rodeo spent Saturday morning fishing and competing for prizes at LIberty Park.

More than 200 kids at this year’s TWRA Youth Fishing Rodeo spent Saturday morning fishing and competing for prizes at LIberty Park.

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