Parks & Recreation Events

The Orange County Parks and Recreation Office strives to offer a variety of recreational activities, including classes, clinics, and camps. We also aim to provide fun events for all ages. Below is a listing of events being planned by Orange County Parks & Recreation or the Orange County Parks & Recreation Foundation. For a listing of events in Orange County by other event planners, please visit the Orange County Tourism website:

Michael's Mile Color Fun Run

Saturday, June 3, 2023

A Color Fun Run is a untimed, predetermined distance, running/walking event where runners are doused from head to toe in a different colored powder. Participants wear white at the starting line and finish the race plastered in color. Michael’s Mile is an approximately 1-mile, Color Fun Run to benefit the Michael’s Gift Youth Activities Scholarship Program. It will be held at Booster Park, behind the Orange County Airport on Route 20. A white Michael’s Mile t-shirt (a perfect canvas for the color powder) is included with registration. Pre-registration is required and must be completed by Sunday, May 21, 2023. Registration after this date does not guarantee a t-shirt will be provided. Click here to register for the event.

Playin' in the Park Independence Celebration

Saturday, July 1, 2023

The Playin' in the Park Independence Celebration is Orange County's premier Independence Day and firework celebration. Please join us on Saturday, July 1, 2023, at Booster Park for live music, Touch-A-Truck, and the aforementioned fireworks display. Gates open at 5:00 PM.