Events & Activities

The City of Apopka is proud to provide the community with various community events throughout the year for the entire family. Listed below are the events hosted or sponsored by the City of Apopka.

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December 2021 City of Apopka Events

City of Apopka Logo. Tree Lighting. Tree at Kit Land Nelson Park

Apopka Tree Lighting & Holiday Market with Photos with Santa!

December 2, 2021
6 PM to 8 PM at Kit Land Nelson Park

We welcome you to our annual Tree Lighting, as we light up Kit Land Nelson Park for the holidays and enjoy holiday music and more!

Toy Donations for Apopka Forever Wishes: Bring an unwrapped toy (all ages) to this event. 

Apopka Farmers Market Holiday Market

December 2, 9, and 16 2021
5:30 PM to 8 PM at Kit Land Nelson Park

Come shop, explore, and enjoy the sounds of the season. The Apopka Farmers Market will be returning with the 2021 Holiday Market.

Apopka Arts in the Park 2021 Logo on table with decorations.

Apopka Arts in the Park

Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 9 AM to 5 PM
at the Apopka Amphitheater

Celebrate the holiday season outdoors with family and friends at Apopka Arts in the Park. Support more than 100 local artist and crafters with your last minute holiday shopping buys and enjoy the backdrop of music and performances by students from local schools. Free to attend! Visit the Apopka Arts in the Park page

Orange County Public Schools Music Schedule

  • 10:00 AM: Ocoee High School Excalibur
  • 10:30 AM: Apopka High School Jazz Band
  • 11:00 AM: Apopka Elementary School Chorus
  • 11:30 AM: Zellwood Elementary School Eagle Ensemble
  • 12:00 PM: Lakeville Elementary School Singing Engineers
  • 12:30 PM: Break
  • 1:00 PM: Wekiva High School Swinging Stangs
  • 2:00 PM: Piedmont Lakes Middle School United Voices
  • 2:30 PM: Central Florida Community Arts Choir
  • 3:00 PM: Break
  • 3:30 PM: Dream Lake Elementary School Melody Makers
  • 4:00 PM: Rock Springs Elementary School Rocketeers
  • 4:30 PM: Central Florida Community Arts Big Band

There will also be a performance by Leisure Chief at 5:30 PM at the Apopka Amphitheater.  

Camp Wewa Open House with Logo and S'mores

City of Apopka Camp Wewa Open House

December 7, 2021 from 4 PM to 7 PM at Camp Wewa (221 S. Binion Road)

This event will allow families in our community to tour the facility and learn about upcoming 2022 overnight and day camps and rental opportunities, including weddings, team building events, educational programs, and corporate retreats. 

This event will feature: Crafts, S'mores, Tours, and more! Visit the Camp Wewa page for more details. 

Annual 2021 Christmas Parade. Presents on wooden table.

45th Annual Christmas Parade "Rejoice! It's Christmas in Apopka!"

December 11, 2021 from 10 AM to 12 PM
The Foliage Sertoma Club of Apopka and the City of Apopka present this annual parade. The route runs northbound on Park Avenue from United Methodist Church of Apopka to Votaw Road. Learn more at Foliage Sertoma page

Apopka Holiday Pops with Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra 2021 Design

Holiday Pops with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

December 11, 2021
from 5 PM to 7 PM at the Apopka Amphitheater

The City is proud to host this free event, featuring a special family-friendly concert from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra to celebrate the holidays.
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Wreaths Across America. Wreath with American Flags and bow.

Wreaths Across America at Edgewood/Greenwood Cemetery

December 18, 2021 at 12 PM at the Edgewood/Greenwood Cemetery (141 South Edgewood Drive)

The City of Apopka in partnership with the VFW, will host the Wreaths Across America Ceremony on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at the Edgewood/Greenwood Cemetery (141 South Edgewood Drive, Apopka, FL) beginning at 12 PM. 

Join us as we honor our fallen heroes by placing wreaths on the graves of veterans. The goal is to place a wreath at each and every grave. Volunteers are needed and we welcome anyone that is able to attend to help accomplish this task.

Visit the Wreaths Across America VFW Post 10147 Apopka/Altamonte Springs/VFW 10147 Auxiliary (FL0760P) page to learn more, sponsor a wreath, volunteer, or invite. Thank you for helping with this worthy endeavor. 

Visit Wreaths Across America for more information.

City of Apopka Logo and Saturday Sounds. Townsky Holiday Revue

Saturday Sounds Concert Series with Townsky's Holiday Revue

December 18, 2021 from 5 PM to 7 PM at the Apopka Amphitheater

Townsky's Holiday Revue is a soulful funky twist on holiday favorites. Their sounds combines amazing vocals with a little bit of jazz with a stocking full of soul and funky tones. This evening will assure a foot tapping good time just in time for the holidays. 

This family-friendly concert series is every Saturday at the Apopka Amphitheater (3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway) with vendors available on-site. Please Note: There will be no concert on December 25, 2021 and January 1, 2022. 

City of Apopka Saturday Sounds Event Logo and Design

Saturday Sounds Concert Series

The City is proud to host this free family-friendly concert series.

  • Dates: Every Saturday October 2021 through May 2022
  • Time: 5 PM to 7 PM 
  • Location: Apopka Amphitheater (3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway, Apopka, FL 32712)
  • Additional Information: Vendors will be available

Please visit our Alert Center or Facebook page for weather updates. 

Upcoming Artist Schedule

Continue to check this page for a list of upcoming performers and information. 

Apopka BBQ Showdown 2022 Logo

Apopka BBQ Showdown 2022

February 11 and 12, 2022 at the Northwest Recreation Complex

The Apopka BBQ Showdown is now accepting applications online. Please Note: Members of the team must provide a FBA Member Number to register. 

Learn more about this event!

Additional Information

Vendor Information

If you would like to be a vendor at our concerts, please contact Carolyn at

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