Waxhaw Parks & Recreation Program Guide Winter-Spring 2019 Waxhaw Recreation Guide - Page 14

Events, family nights, parades & patriotic ceremonies FAMILY NIGHTS Waxhaw provides opportunities for families to reconnect and spend time together through family nights hosted by the Waxhaw Parks & Recreation De- partment. Every First Friday of the month from May-September, we feature local area musicians at our Jammin’ by the Tracks concert series. In April and November, our Movies Under the Water Tower offer a fun family activity outdoors under the stars. Waxhaw is home to the only municipally-owned skate park facility in Union County. Come join us the first Fri- day in April for the Blue Light Skate After Dark event which brings together the community police officers from the Waxhaw Police Department and area skaters in a fun jam session and open skate night for skaters of all ages. PARADES Waxhaw celebrates its heritage and Americana at two annual parades. Each Independence Day begins with a hometown pa- rade in our historic downtown. Announcers cover the entire parade route so you hear all of the details sur- rounding the fun entries passing by from antique cars, fire engines, parade-themed floats, horses, stilt walk- ers, clowns, and more. The Waxhaw Christmas Parade held downtown on the second Sunday of December features our local school marching bands, entries and floats by hundreds of businesses and community members, and Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by carriage. Each year, locals and visitors gather at the Military Wall of Honor to take part in Memorial Day, Patriot Day, Veterans Day and Wreaths Across America ceremonies that tribute local heroes and show appreciation for sacrifices made by so few, for so many. Our Jewish community also participates in an annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony celebrating Hanukkah. These ceremonies are held on their nationally recognized dates. 14 Ceremonies