Special Events

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Breakfast with the Bunny- April 2

This family event will be held in the Armitage Meeting Room at Armitage Golf Course at 10 a.m. on April 2. Each child will have an opportunity to get a picture with the Easter Bunny and will receive a surprise gift.

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis and will begin on March 2rd at 8 a.m. New for 2022- reservations will be accepted in parties of 4 or 8-10 persons only. 

The cost is $15 per person. A no breakfast fee of $7 is available for children 2 years of age and younger. Register online or call 761-4951.

Community Yard Sale- April 2

Community Yard Sale
There will be a community yard sale at Creekview North Park on April 2, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The fee to participate is $20 per parking space if you book prior to March 15th.  After March 15th the fee per parking space is $25.  Limited space under the pavilion can be reserved for $25 per spot. Participants must fill out form to register.

Easter Egg Scramble- April 9 - *10 AM*

Easter Egg Scramble
This event takes place on Saturday, April 9 beginning at 10 a.m. on soccer fields 5 and 6 in Hampden Park (behind tennis courts).  Participants should park in the pool parking lot.  The hunt is open to all Township children, 2 to 8 years of age.  The event is rain or shine and will start promptly at 10 a.m.

Fun Food Fest- July 9

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For the ninth straight year, Hampden will host a community-wide special event on Saturday, July 9th, at Hampden Park.  UPMC returns as the Elite Sponsor for Fun Food Fest.  

A variety of food trucks will be ready to serve food in Hampden Park at 4 p.m. The Greater Harrisburg Concert Band will have a free park concert from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Cold Spring Union will follow with a performance from 6:30 - 9 p.m. The event will be capped off with a professional firework display after sunset. The pool will be open until the conclusion of the fireworks. Come spend the day at the park, go for an evening swim, try some great grub and enjoy an evening of fireworks!
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The event will be coordinated by the Township Recreation Department and is free to the public, although you must be a member or pay daily admission to gain access to the pool. Hampden Township is seeking corporate sponsors for the event. Different levels of sponsorship opportunities and associated benefits and recognition are available to additional sponsors.


For more details on sponsorship levels and benefits, call the Recreation Department at (717) 761-4951. 

Current Food Vendors:

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Up in Smoke
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ShortysFunnelCakes  JackandJoansKettleCorn


Elite Sponsor: 

Premier Sponsors:

Essential Sponsors:
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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Event Sponsors:
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Creekview Family Fun Night- Aug. 5

Creekview Family Fun Night will be held at Creekview Recreation Area North on Friday, August 5, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Residents of Hampden Township and surrounding communities have enjoyed Creekview Family Fun Night for the past 30+ years! 

Activities will include carnival games, inflatables, pony rides, a DJ, food trucks, a petting zoo and much more!

Interested Food Vendors should contact sminnich@hampdentownship.us. 

Please join us for this fun-filled community event.

Hampden Park Movie Night- Oct. 1

Enjoy a night under the stars! Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy a free park movie in Hampden Park.  The TBD movie will start at 7:15 p.m. Check back for more details!

Trick or Treat

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Hampden Township does not sponsor any Halloween or Trick or Treat related activities.  The Township merely establishes a uniform date and time for residents who wish to participate.  Trick or Treat is scheduled for Monday, October 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Residents, with children, may decide if they wish to participate in door-to-door Trick or Treat activities and individual property owners may choose whether or not they wish to distribute treats from their residence. 

Parents who choose to have their child(ren) participate in Trick or Treat are urged to have them wear any costume masks so they are large enough to see through easily, have a flashlight and wear bright reflective colors.  Parents should also inspect treats before allowing their children to eat them.

 The Recreation Department offers a variety of special events throughout the year. Affiliating your company with events held in a local park is a great opportunity!  See the links below for more information in partnering with Hampden Township Parks and Recreation in one of our sponsorship tiers!