Founders Day

MayMay 8 2021

9:00am - 1:00pm Lucas Community Park

665 Country Club Road, Lucas, TX 75002
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Founders day

The City will be holding the Founders Day event on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the Community Park.

This year’s Founders Day will feature the parade, mini golf, stick horse rodeo, pony hop derby, historical exhibit, photobooth, silent auction by Legacy 4-H Club, interactive raptor experience by Blackland Prairie Raptor Center, and the Lucas Farmers Market featuring “Lucas Local” vendors. There will also be family friendly carnival games such as balloon pop, calf roper, basketball hoop shot, ring the bottle, and cornhole tosses. In-N-Out Burger will be providing meals and Kona Ice will be providing snow cones to the public.


Parade – Parade participants are encouraged to register online by Friday, April 30, 2021. Parade check-in and lineup will be from 9:00 am to 9:45 am. The parade will begin at 10:00 am. If you and/or your group are interested in participating in the parade, please click on the following link to submit an online application: Parade Application.

Parade Route Map – The parade route map can be viewed at the following link: Founders Day Parade Route.


Stick Horse Rodeo – The Stick Horse Rodeo will begin at 11:30 am in the Lucas Community Park. Winners of each age group will be awarded medals for the Stick Horse Rodeo. Participants can pre-register online or onsite at the Stick Horse Rodeo table at Founders Day. If you are interested in pre-registering your child or yourself to participate in the Stick Horse Rodeo, please fill click on the following link to pre-register online: Registration for Stick Horse Rodeo.


Volunteer Opportunity – If you are interested in volunteering at Founders Day, please click on the following link to submit an online registration form: Volunteer Registration Form.


Public Parking & Shuttle Service – Public parking will be available at Willow Springs Middle School where shuttle buses will transport visitors to and from the event. The parade will be staged at Hart Elementary School. After the parade ends, public parking will be available at Hart Elementary School and shuttle buses will also stop by to pick up visitors to transport to and from the event.

Shuttle Service Hours – Shuttle service will operate from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm at Hart Elementary School to the Community Park.


Founders Day Activity Schedule
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Lucas Farmers Market (Gravel Parking Lot of Community Park)
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Mini Golf (Community Park)
Carnival Games: Balloon Pop, Calf Roper, Basketball Hoop Shot, Ring the Bottle, and Cornhole Toss (Community Park)
Balloon Artists (Community Park)
Historical Exhibit (Community Center)
Legacy 4-H Club Silent Auction (Gravel Parking Lot of Community Park)
Photobooth Trailer (Near Park Pavilion)
9:00 am – 9:45 am Parade Check-in/Lineup (Hart Elementary School)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm Live Music by Joel Scarbrough (Near Park Pavilion)
10:00 am Parade (See Founders Day Parade Route)
11:00 am Service Tree Award Announcements (Park Pavilion)
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Lunch provided by In-N-Out Burger (Community Park)
Snow Cones provided by Kona Ice (Community Park)
Interactive Raptors Experience by Blackland Prairie Raptor Center (Near Park Pavilion)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Stick Horse Rodeo and Pony Hop Derby (Community Park)
1:00 pm Founders Day Ends


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