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Chalk it up to fun! Make your mark at the Community Chalk Art Festival

Published on July 12, 2022

Summer evenings are meant for relaxing, outdoor fun. This Friday, Huntsville Parks & Recreation will bring the fun to Big Spring Park. Now all that’s needed is you!

The Community Chalk Art Festival is one of three special events in July celebrating Parks and Recreation Month in the City of Huntsville. Local artists will lead the main design but there will be plenty of sidewalk chalk available for everyone to pitch in.

“We see this as a special time for people of all ages to come together in our beautiful downtown park and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun,” said Parks & Recreation Director James Gossett. “You don’t have to be an artist to enjoy the festival. Just let your imagination go and help us add some color and creativity.”

The free festival will occur Friday, July 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. just off Church Street, between the lagoon and Huntsville Museum of Art. In addition to sidewalk chalk, there will be lawn games and free bubble wands for kids, while supplies last.

With the Downtown Huntsville Inc. food truck rally taking place at the same time, there will be plenty of options for food and drink purchases from area vendors. Participants can also enjoy live music while they play.

Follow Huntsville Parks & Recreation on Facebook and Instagram for information on more events throughout the month.

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