Events


Sunland Event/Activities Schedule

Due to ongoing precautionary measures related COVID-19, Sunland’s Event/Activities Schedule, is monitored and adjusted as necessary to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our residents and staff.

For additional information on any event below, please contact the Recreation Department at (850) 482-9387.

January
Special Olympics: Weekly Basketball games; Martin Luther King Program; Martin Luther King Parade- Sunland Swingers

February
Special Olympics: State Basketball Season, Volleyball Season; Valentine Dance

March
St. Patrick’s Day Dance; Spring Break Program;
Special Olympics: Track and Field/Volleyball County games, Track and Field/Volleyball Area games; Weekly Volleyball games; Recreational Horse Show

April
Special Olympics: Weekly Volleyball games

May
Special Olympics: State Summer games, State Equestrian games
Staff Appreciation Week; Art in the Park

June
Beginning of Summer Program; Summer Basketball League,
Special Olympics, Sunfest I (music program), Sunshine Gala

July
Continuation of Summer Program; Summer Basketball League
4th of July Celebration/Watermelon Cutting
Special Olympics: State Conference, Aquatics, Sunfest II (music program)

August
Summer Program ends; Sunfest III (music program)
End of Summer/Back to School Dance
Special Olympics: Softball, Bowling, Weekly Aquatics

September
Special Olympics: County and Area Bowling games, County and Area Softball games,
Weekly Bowling, Weekly Softball games

October
Special Olympics: State Aquatics, Softball Tournament, Fall Festival Poster Judging Contest; Fall Festival; Halloween Carnival; Halloween Dance

November
Peanut Festival; Special Olympics, Basketball Camp, State Fall games, Softball, Basketball, Veterans Day Parade, Sunland Swingers, Thanksgiving

December
Christmas Tree Lighting; Christmas Decoration Judging Contest; Christmas Parade; County and Area Basketball Games; 39er’s Choir; Riverside Beaver Choir; Christmas Dance; Christmas Program; Christmas Fest

Fall Festival

The Sunland Fall Festival is an annual event held at Sunland Environmental Park the last Saturday of October. Festivities begin at 9:00 A.M. CST followed by a day full of activities, food and fun which concludes around 3:00 P.M. CST. Over 100 vendors participate each year. The list and types of vendors continue to expand. The vendors offer a variety of items for sale, such as paintings, arts and crafts, clothing, handbags, jewelry, wood working and yard art products, pottery, plants and gifts.

With family, friends, volunteers, vendors and the general public, Sunland has thousands to stroll through the park for this day of fun.

Entertainment with more than 12 different groups performing throughout the day. Entertainment includes gospel music, country music, elementary school chorus, gymnastics group, Sunland Swingers (Square dance group) and various performances by Sunland residents.

Special Olympics

Sunland is a proud participant of the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics holds many events which include but are not limited to: Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Aquatics and Equestrian. Many of our residents have participated in and have won medals for achieving their goals in the events. The Special Olympics is year round for sports training and competitions. For more information on the Special Olympics, please contact Sunland Special Olympics Coordinators at (850) 482-9387.

To see more about the Special Olympics, please click on the following link: Special Olympics Florida