2021 City Park Winter Spark

Join us on December 4th, 2021 from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm for our annual Holiday Market Festival and Run located at the Bowling Green City Park!

Family-Friendly Activities Include:

  • 1 mile Holiday Run/Walk (See Below)
  • Visit with Santa
  • Letters to Santa Drop Box
  • Craft and Farmers Market
  • Elf in the Park Family Scavenger Hunt
  • Arts and Craft Activities
  • Family Recreation Games
  • Community Contests (See Below)
  • Children's Storytime
  • Winter Wonderland of Crafts and Face Painting
  • Community Artificial Snowball Fight
  • Food Trucks
  • Hot Chocolate/Coffee/Juice & Donuts/Cookies

Jingle Bell Jog 1 mile Holiday Run/walk:

This is a family-friendly 1-mile run/walk around City Park beginning at 9:15 am with registration beginning at 8:30 am. You may race competitively for the top prize or you can enjoy a holiday-themed walk with others from the community before our Winter Spark Event begins. Participants will be provided Jingle Bell pins. 

Prizes:

Prizes will be awarded at 9:45 for the following divisions:

  • Teen/Adult (Ages 13 and up)
  • Tween (Ages 9-12)
  • Youth (Ages 8 and Under)
  • The participant with the best Holiday Themed Costume

No-Snow Giant Craft Snowman Contest:

No snow’s no problem in this fun activity! Build a snowman with craft supplies, wood, cardboard, foamboard, and other store-bought or recycled products then enter into our contest for your chance to win a prize. All accepted entries will be put on display in our DIY Snowman Sculpture Garden at the event where visitors will have an opportunity to judge on their favorites in each of the categories listed below.  

No-Snow Giant Craft Snowman Contest Categories:

  • Best in Show Full-Sized Snowman (36" or taller)
  • Best in Show Mid-Sized Snowman (19" - 35")
  • Best Table Top Mini Snowman (Under 18")
  • Best 100% Recycled Material Snowman (36" or taller)
  • Best BG Community Spirit Snowman (36" or taller)

Contest Entries:

Submitted entries should be dropped off with the Snowman Contest Entry Form at the Bowling Green Community Center, 1245 W. Newton Road by Wednesday, December 1, 2021.  Questions about the contest or entry details should be directed to Ivan Kovacevic by phone at 419-354-6224 or Email.

Winter Wonderland Wonderful Art Show and Contest:

Kids, ages 12 and under, are invited to help spread some holiday cheer in our community by participating in our Winter Wonderland Wonderful Art Show.  Participants can submit drawings, paintings, or other forms of artwork that can be hung up to be judged during the Winter Spark event.  Categories will be determined by age of the artist and type of art submission.

Contest Entries:

Submitted entries should be dropped off with the Art Show Entry Form at the Bowling Green Community Center, 1245 W. Newton Road by Wednesday, December 1, 2021.  Questions about the contest or entry details should be directed to Ivan Kovacevic by phone at 419-354-6224 or Email.

Additional Event Information:

Questions about the City Park Winter Spark event, activities, or contest entry details, should be directed to Ivan Kovacevic by phone at 419-354-6224 or Email.