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Village of Downs Events


All events are ran by volunteers and funded by donations/sponsors.  Use of tax-payer dollars for funding is kept to a minimum, so donations and sponsorships are critical/essential to our ability to do events.  Fireworks alone cost $9,000.  So if you like coming to Downs to enjoy our fireworks, please contribute and help us continue to offer a great show.

Just as important are the volunteers.  You don't have to run the event, plan or organize if you don't want to.  In fact, giving an hour or two of your time can be what allows us to do something or have to cancel due to lack of help.  We need everyone's help that like to enjoy these events to give a little bit of their talent.

To donate or sponsor an event use this form and return to the Village Hall Mail Slot or mail to the Village Hall.  To volunteer contact the Mayor or another member of the Events Committee.

Thanks,
Events Committee

2017-2018 Village of Downs Event Schedule


Events (Details Subject to Change)
May 5 & 6 - Garage Sale Days #1 - No Map will be produced due to time it takes vs participation
May 21 - Dooley Park Car Show 11 am -3 pm
June 2 & 3 - Garage Sale Days #2 Map - No Map will be produced due to time it takes vs participation
June 3 - Annual Cleanup Day
June 3 - Movies in the Park: 7 pm - ?  Sponsor: Need Sponsor(s) (Movie: "School of Rock" - PG-13 starts at ~8:30pm)
July 1 – 5K Freedom Run, 1 Mile Walk & Kids Fun Run - Registration Form
July 1 - Movies in the Park: 7 pm - ?  Sponsor: Need Sponsor(s) (Movie: "The Sandlot" - PG starts at ~8:30 pm)
July 4 - Parade Route - Independence Day Celebration - Sand Volleyball - 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney/Shooting Contest
August 5 - Movies in the Park: 7 pm - ?  Sponsor: Need Sponsor(s) (Movie: "Turbo" - PG-13 starts at ~7:30 pm)
2017 Downs Fright Fest - 10/7, 10/13, 10/14, 10/20, 10/21, 10/27, 10/28, 10/29
October - Downs Fright Fest 2016 Dates and Times of Operations:

Dates 10/29 (Free) - Laser Tag. Other dates TBD

Saturday,  October 7   6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Friday,      October 13 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Saturday,  October 14 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Friday,      October 20 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Saturday,  October 22 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Friday,      October 27 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Saturday,  October 28 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Sunday,    October 29 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM    (unHaunted lights on for young children, Free Laser Tag) 

Admission: $5.00 single admission, $12.00 Wrist band (3 times)

Village of Downs Haunted House Facebook Page
November 4,5,11,12,18,19 - Setup in Park for Christmas Light Display in Dooley Park
December 1 - 20 - House Lighting Contest
December 1 - January 10 - Lights in the Park Display
December 9 - Cookies with Santa:  9 - 11 am & 5 - 7 pm @ Dooley Park Pavilion
December 10 - Cookies with Santa:  1 - 3 pm @ Dooley Park Pavilion
December 20 - House Lighting Contest Ends
December 21 - House Lighting Contest Winners Determined - 6 pm @Village Hall

Christmas in Downs:

Events Committee have set the date and times for “Cookies with Santa” and have added a Sunday afternoon time.   They will have decorations, cookies and photo opportunity with Santa on December 9th from 9 – 11 am and 5 – 7 pm and **new** December 10th from 1 - 3 pm.  Mark your calendar!  Location Dooley Park Pavilion.

Once again we will hold a house lighting contest that will run from December 1 until December 20th.  Everyone will be entered in the contest.  We will award gift certificates for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place as determined by scoring system the will be posted before the start of the contest.  

Winners will be determined at the special Event Committee meeting on December 21st, 2015, 6 pm at the Village Hall.

January - Lighting Display in Park Ends
January - February - Lights and Displays are removed from Park
March 31, 2018 - Easter Family Breakfast Buffet and Easter Egg Hunt

2016 - 2017 Village of Downs Events Information


Events (Details Subject to Change)
May 6 & 7 - Garage Sale Days #1 Map - Map Registration $1
May 21 (22 Rainout) - Dooley Park Car Show 3-7 pm
June 3 & 4 - Garage Sale Days #2 Map - Map Registration $1
June 4 - Annual Cleanup Day - Flyer
June 25 - Movies in the Park: 7 pm - ?  (Movie "Night at the Museum" starts at dusk)
July 2 – 5K Freedom Run, 1 Mile Walk & Kids Fun Run - Registration Form
July 4 - Independence Day CelebrationSand Volleyball - 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney/Shooting Contest
July 23 - Movies in the Park: 7 pm - ?  (Movie "Finding Nemo" starts at dusk)
August 27 - Movies in the Park: 7 pm - ?  (Movie "Goonies" starts at dusk)
Downs Fright Fest - 10/8, 10/14, 10/15, 10/21, 10/22, 10/28, 10/29, 10/30
October - Downs Fright Fest 2016 Dates and Times of Operations:

Dates 10/28 ($2) & 10/30 (Free) - Laser Tag

Saturday,  October 8   6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Friday,      October 14 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Saturday,  October 15 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Friday,      October 21 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Saturday,  October 22 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Friday,      October 28 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Saturday,  October 39 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Sunday,    October 30 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM    (unHaunted lights on for young children, Free Laser Tag) 

Admission: $5.00 single admission, $7.00 Wrist band (unlimited admission), $2.00 Laser Tag (10/28)

Village of Downs Haunted House Facebook Page
November 5,12,19,20 - Setup in Park for Christmas Light Display
December 1 - 20 - House Lighting Contest
December 1 - January 1 - Lights in the Park Display
December 10 from 9 – 11 am and 5 – 7 pm Cookies with Santa
December 20 - House Lighting Contest Ends
December 21 - House Lighting Contest Winners Determined - 6 pm @Village Hall

Christmas in Downs:

Events Committee has set the date and times for “Cookies with Santa”.   They will have decorations, cookies and photo opportunity with Santa on December 10th from 9 – 11 am and 5 – 7 pm.  Mark your calendar!  Location Dooley Park Pavilion.

Once again we will hold a house lighting contest that will go until Dec 20th.  This year everyone will be entered in the contest.  We will have three categories:  1) Village Choice, 2) Committee Choice and 3) Largest Display.  Voting for the Village Choice category will be online or via ballot that can be dropped off at the Village Hall.  

One vote per person and all ballots or online votes must contain a valid resident name.   Winners will again receive gift certificates to one of our local businesses.  The Committee will make the final decision on the remaining two categories.  Winners will be determined at the special Event Committee meeting on December 21st, 2015, 6 pm at the Village Hall.

January 1 - Lighting Display in Park Ends
January 2 - February - Lights and Displays are removed from Park
Saturday, April 15 @ Adkissons Restaurant and Dooley Park Community Center
  • Family Breakfast Buffet: 7 – 10 am @ Adkissons Restaurant
  • Games and Registration: 10 – 10:30 am @ Dooley Park Pavilion
  • Easter Egg Hunt: 10:30 – 11 am  @ Dooley Park Pavilion

2015-2016 Village of Downs Events Information


Overall Event Plan for FY 2015-2016 (May 2015 - April 2016)
Events (Details Subject to Change)
May 1 & 2, 2015 - Downs Area Garage Sale Days #1
May 16 - Dooley Park Car Show
May 24 & 26 - Memorial Day Recognition
June 5 & 6, 2015 - Downs Area Garage Sale Days #2
June 6 - Downs Cleanup Day
June 27 - Freedom Run
July 4 - Independence Day Celebration
  • Parade Registration is on the home page of this website
October - Downs Fright Fest 2015 Dates and Times of Operations:

Saturday,  October 10 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Friday,      October 16 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM (Laser Tag)
Saturday,  October 17 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM (Laser Tag)
Friday,      October 23 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Saturday,  October 24 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM (Laser Tag)
Sunday,    October 25 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM    (unHaunted lights on for young children, Free Laser Tag) 
Friday,      October 30 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM (Laser Tag)
Saturday,  October 31 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM (Halloween Trick or Treat Hours 5-8 pm)

Admission: $5.00 single admission, $7.00 Wrist band (unlimited admission)

Village of Downs Haunted House Facebook Page
Christmas in Downs:
Based on volunteers received we have set the plans for Christmas:

Events Committee has set the date and times for “Cookies with Santa”.   They will have decorations, cookies and photo opportunity with Santa on December 19th from 9 – 11 am and 5:30 – 7:30 pm.  Mark your calendar!  Location Dooley Park Pavilion.

Once again we will hold a house lighting contest that will go until Dec 20th.  This year everyone will be entered in the contest.  We will have three categories:  1) Village Choice, 2) Committee Choice and 3) Largest Display.  Voting for the Village Choice category will be online or via ballot that can be dropped off at the Village Hall. 

One vote per person and all ballots or online votes must contain a valid resident name.   Winners will again receive gift certificates to one of our local businesses.  The Committee will make the final decision on the remaining two categories.  Winners will be determined at the special Event Committee meeting on December 21st, 2015, 6 pm at the Village Hall.

Saturday, March 26 @ Adkissons Restaurant and Dooley Park Community Center

  • Family Breakfast Buffet: 7 – 10 am @ Adkissons Restaurant
  • Games and Registration: 10 – 10:30 am @ Dooley Park Community Center
  • Easter Egg Hunt: 10:30 – 11 am  @ Dooley Park Community Center

2014-2015 Village of Downs Events Schedule


Overall Event Plan for 2014-2015
Events
May 8 & 9, 2014 - Downs Area Garage Sale Days
May 17 - Downs Cleanup Day
May 18 - Dooley Park Car Show
May 24 & 26 - Memorial Day Recognition
June 28 - Freedom Run
July 3 - Concert in the Park and Fireworks (July 5th Rain Out Date)
July 4 - Independence Day Celebration
October - Downs Fright Fest
2014 Dates and Times of Operations:

Saturday, October 11 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Friday, October 17 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Saturday, October 18 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Friday, October 24 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Saturday, October 25 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Sunday, October 26 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – unHaunted lights on version for young children
Friday, October 31 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM  (Halloween Trick or Treat Hours 5-8 pm)
Saturday, November 1 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Village of Downs Haunted House Facebook Page
November 8:  8 am - Dooley Park (serve time)
November 9:  2 pm - Veterans Day Ceremony in Dooley Park
Christmas in Downs:
Christmas in Downs celebration will start after Thanksgiving and run until December 26th.   We will do
only as much as we have help to cover, just like we were forced to do for 4th of July. If you like to have the park lite up, then please volunteer to help with putting up lights. If you like the Gingerbread House, then please contact Mary Goveia to help with it. We are also in need of a Santa Clause and helpers.

Village of Downs Christmas lights house/business decorating contest. The contest will be based on 3 categories: 1) Largest Display 2) Village Choice and 3) Event Committee Choice. The winner of each category will receive gift certificate to either Gameday Grill, Adkisson’s or Papa G’s to be determined by random drawing. You must register your house/business by December 1, 2014 to the Village Hall. The voting for Village Choice ends December 11 at 6 pm. Winners will be determined and announced at December Events Committee meeting on December 11.
April ? - Easter Breakfast and Egg Hunt