Special Events

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Fun Food Fest- July 8

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For the tenth straight year, Hampden will host a community-wide special event on Saturday, July 8th, at Hampden Park. 

A variety of food trucks will be ready to serve food in Hampden Park at 4 p.m. Live music is scheduled throughout the evening, with the Greater Harrisburg Concert Band performing a free park concert at 5 p.m. and A Sought Out City kicking off their set at 7 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!
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:
CVBB     Deimlers  halls-ice-cream-logo
 Italian Job  
JackandJoansKettleCorn     1422307102942
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SOUL Steaks Black


Elite Sponsor: 
Premier Sponsors:
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Essential Sponsors:
Buchart-Horn_H_cmyk         Eckert Seamans   LETORT-FINAL-LOGO Coyne  Coyne
Event Sponsors:
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HDC    Brenneman_000       WS Elks  
Mechanicsburg Club   LBSmithLogo2010-smaller_000


Creekview Family Fun Night- Aug. 4

Creekview Family Fun Night will be held at Creekview Recreation Area North on Friday, August 4, 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 4 way bungee trampolines, face painting, carnival games, inflatables, pony rides, DJ Runkle, alpacas, food trucks and much more!  Cash only!

Interested Food Vendors should contact sminnich@hampdentownship.us. 

Please join us for this fun-filled community event.

Thank You Creekview Family Fun Night Sponsors!

Essential Sponsor: 


Hampden Park Movie Night- Sep. 29

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

TRICK OR TREAT 2023- October 31

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 Tuesday, 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.

Breakfast with Santa-December 2

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

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis and will begin on November 2nd at 8 a.m.

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.

 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!