Chatham County Parks and Recreation Events
October 15 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fri, Sep 23, 7:30pm: Movies in the Park at The Park at Briar Chapel. The public is invited. Finding Nemo (Sep 23)
Oct 1 – 31
Chatham County Challenge: Walk, Run, Bike
Cyclists are challenged to complete a 100k (62 miles) and runners/walkers are challenged to complete a 50K (31 Miles). Participants will be asked to track their miles through a mobile app called Map My Fitness and must sign up through the app no later than Sep 30. There is no fee to participate. Instructions for how to register will be available. Individuals who complete the challenge will receive a free T-shirt. The top finisher in each category will receive a $25 New Horizon’s Gift Card.
Sat, Oct 8, 10am – 12pm
Pumpkins in the Park
Location: The Park at Briar Chapel picnic shelter. Ages: 3 – 10. Fee: $15
Kid-approved no-carve pumpkin painting class.
Sat, Oct 15, 8.30am – 12pm (Rescheduled to Oct 15 due to weather)
Sidewalk Chalk Festival at The Park at Briar Chapel
Chatham County community members of all ages are invited to express their creativity and create a masterpiece at the second annual Sidewalk Chalk Festival (location: 1015 Andrews Store Road, Pittsboro). All Chatham County artists (amateur and professional level) are invited to draw their chalk creations. Residents also are invited to spend the morning in the park enjoying the artwork, a coffee station, and other vendor stations. Check in for sidewalk chalk artists begins at 8:30am. Artists will draw from 9am – 11am. Awards will begin at 11:30am.
Categories: Family (group with kids 12 and under), Teen (13–18-year-old), and Adult (19+ year old), and a crowd-pleaser award. Artists are encouraged to pre-register and registration will also be available on site, day of the event. A tabletop drawing option is available upon request for those who are not able to draw on the ground.
Sat, Oct 22, 10am – 12pm
Spooktacular Painting Class
Location: Chatham Grove Community Center. Ages: 3 – 10. Fee: $30.
A ghoulishly good Halloween painting class!
Sat, Oct 29, 2pm – 5pm
Trunk or Treat: Fall Festival
Location: Southwest District Park. Pumpkin carving, pumpkin painting, Halloween themed games, crafts, a photo booth, and more activities. Trunk or Treat starts at 4pm. This event is free.
Sat, Nov 5, 10am – 12pm
Leaf Painting in the Park
Location: Southwest District Park picnic shelter. Ages: 3-10. Fee: $15
A simple art process that encourages children to explore nature and all that autumn has to offer.
Sat, Dec 3 10am-12pm
Giant Gingerbread Person
Location: Chatham Grove Community Center. Ages: 3-10. Fee: $15
Create a life size gingerbread person. This gingerbread activity is a fun way for kids to create large-scale art while developing fine motor and visual spatial skills.
Fri, Dec 9, 5pm – 8pm
Holiday in the Park Location: Northwest District Park
Free to the public, an indoor/outdoor event including pictures with Santa, holiday themed games, crafts ,candy canes, warm drinks, carolers, letters to Santa, and the tree lighting at 5:15pm.