Special Events

Corporate Challenge

July 29 – August 1, 2018 | Dates and times vary

Each year employees, managers and volunteers from companies throughout Crawford County’s business community will participate in Corporate Challenge. Four evenings filled with events that encourage a fun, active lifestyle for all participants! Events offered are a wide variety to target the corporate population as whole – not just the athletic elite.

Each day’s scores will be tallied from activities the night before. Standings will be posted on the website as well at the PPRD Facebook page. Any changes to games or schedules (due to weather, etc.) will be updated on PPRD’s Facebook page.

Fee: $175.00 Per Team – Registration deadline: July 25

Corporate Challenge Registration Form

Corporate Challenge Event Descriptions

Pinamonti Wellness Center Guest Registration/Waiver


Pittsburg Bridal Crawl

September 14, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. |Memorial Auditorium
503 N. Pine, Pittsburg, KS

Downtown Pittsburg’s 3rd Annual Bridal Crawl kicks off on September 14, at the Memorial Auditorium! Passports will be available in the lobby between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm for $10 each. More Information


39th Annual Pittsburg Christmas Parade

November 26, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. | Downtown Broadway (10th – 2nd Streets)

Help the City of Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department kick off the Christmas season!  Route will be on Broadway and will travel south from 10th street to 2nd street.

Parade Entries

We encourage all community members to enter a float into the annual Christmas Parade. Categories include floats, marching bands/dance groups, walkers only, vehicles and animal/horse.

Registration is now open!!! New online registration available until Midnight on November 21st!

Entries will line up from 5:00pm – 6:15pm on Monday, November 26, 2018 on Broadway street (facing south) in front of the Pittsburg Community Middle School (approx. 1200 block of Broadway). Entries lining up on Broadway need to enter from NORTH of 14th street.

Band entries will line up on EAST 11th street.
Dance group entries will line up WEST 11th street.
Entries are not to line up prior to 5:00pm as streets may not be closed and this may cause safety issues with traffic.
Parade will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

1. The one and only Santa in the parade will be riding n the fire truck at the end of the parade. No other Santas allowed.
2. Candy and other items are NOT to be thrown from any parade entry. Items may be handed out by walking along the curb.
3. Entries MUST be decorated with a Christmas/holiday theme.
4. All floats will electrical mechanisms and/or flammable materials must be treated with flame retardant mixtures.
5. Inspections of all entries will be completed by the Pittsburg Fire Department to ensure compliance and safety.

Entry is FREE!

2018 Christmas Parade Entry Form

Register Online


ZUMBAthon for CIS, Mid-America

December 1, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a. m. | Lincoln Center, 710 W. 9th, Pittsburg, KS

‘Tis the season for movin’, groovin’ and giving! Join Pittsburg Parks & Recreation on December 2nd for a holiday fundraiser for Communities In Schools, Mid-America. This year admission is one item from the list below. Participants will also have a chance to win a holiday gift basket by purchasing chances to win or bringing additional items from the needs list. One additional ticket will be received for each item donated to CIS, Mid-America. Better yet, all donations received at this year’s event will all stay within the USD 250 School District to help students in the Pittsburg Community Schools.

Communities In Schools, Mid-America helps students move beyond their circumstances with an individualized approach, not a one-size-fits-all. They treat  young people as individuals and coordinate support around their specific needs. They believe that all young people deserve support and opportunity and that, given those things, they can succeed and create positive futures for themselves, their families, peer groups and their communities.

Stay up to date by joining the event on Pittsburg Parks & Recreation’s Facebook page!


The City of Pittsburg does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in its programs or activities.