Special Events

October 1  -  Autumfest

The 38th Annual Festival!  5-K Run, Fun Run/Walk, Kid Races, crafts, concessions, local entertainment and more!
Autumnfest Information

October 14

- Ice Age: Collision Course

6:30 pm 


FREE Outdoor Movie at Downtown Park!
See right for more details. 

October 28   -  Halloween — 5:00 pm

Ages 10 and under can spook, rattle, and haunt while trick-or-treating at downtown businesses beginning at 5:00 pm, then join us at Downtown Park at 5:45 pm for a hauntingly good time featuring edible crafts, games, Halloween bingo, and more! Come dressed to impress! (Rain location is the Recreation Ctr.)

October 28  -  Goosebumps



FREE Outdoor Movie at Downtown Park!
See right for more details. 

November 12, 2016 - Veterans Day Parade

All Ages    Parade Starts at 10am  
Downtown Southern Pines     Attendance is FREE!

Celebrate and honor our country's veterans and active duty military personnel and congressionally-recognized Veteran Service Organizations and their auxiliaries. Co-sponsored with the Sandhills Veterans Committee.
Parade Information and Applications

November 14  -  Moonlight Hike     5:30 pm

Mystery Animals of the Evening.  All ages welcome to walk the trail and listen to the sounds of the night. Discover nature by moonlight!  Children must be accompanied by an adult. FREE! Meet at Weymouth Woods Visitor Center at 1024 Ft. Bragg Road. Co-sponsored by Weymouth Woods.

December 2  -  Candy Cane Hunt    5:00 pm

The whole family is invited for outdoor holiday fun at Memorial Park and the SP Recreation Center. Activities for children ages 4-10 include cookie decorating, crafts, games, photos with Santa, and of course the Candy Cane Hunt—complete with prizes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Celebrate the Holidays in Southern Pines!

     Sponsored by Southern Pines Business Association (SBPA) and the Southern Pines Recreation Department

December 3  -  Holiday Parade    11:00 am

Enjoy local marching bands, activities, fun and more at the Holiday Parade held in Downtown Southern Pines. As usual, Santa Claus is sure to make an appearance! The Parade will begin at Vermont and proceed down the west side of Broad St to Massachusetts, cross the railroad tracks, and proceed back down the east side of Broad St. 
For Parade Participation Applications   

December 3 - Tree Lighting   
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm   

Ring in the holidays with our Tree Lighting celebration in Downtown Southern Pines. Lighted trees line the streets to lend an extra sparkle. Santa Claus is available for pictures (please bring your own camera). Our festivities conclude with the lighting of the Holiday Tree around 6 pm. Complete your celebration at one of the many great  downtown restaurants.

December 31  -  First Eve      
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring family and friends for a Winter Wonderland as we ring in the New Year early (6:00-8:00 pm). The event will be held in Downtown Southern Pines featuring live music, carnival games, face painting, and much more! The highlight of the evening is the countdown to the Pinecone Drop at 8:00 pm.

April 29 - SpringFest 2017

All Ages  10am-4pm  Downtown Southern Pines    FREE!  
Fun Family Entertainment. Enjoy handmade art and crafts, tasty concessions, Kids' Block of fun activities, and much more!  SpringFest is co-sponsored with The Southern Pines Business Association.
For Information and Vendor Applications contact the Southern Pines Business Association: 
SPBA website.

Youth Bike

    Ages 10 and under   FREE!

Rod & Reel Tackle Loan               FREE! 

Citizens who want  to give "America's #1 Sport" a try can check out a Zebco 33 rod, real and tackle.  Adult must fill out a registration form to check-out equipment for up to three days at the Campbell House Recreation Office, Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Contact Us

  1. Recreation and Parks Office
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    Campbell House
    482 E. Connecticut Ave.
    Southern Pines, NC 28387

    Ph: 910-692-2463
    Fx: 910-692-1835

    Douglass Community Center
    1185 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
    Southern Pines, NC 28387

    Ph: 910-692-7376
    Fx. 910-692-1835

    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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