Special Events

Town of Atoka Events

Food Truck Festival
2023 Food Truck Festival
Atoka Parks and Recreation puts on a Food Truck Festival every March that started in 2021.
It was a huge hit so we have offered it yearly ever since. 

Date: March 11th, 2023

Time: 11am-5pm

Food Trucks, Merchandise and Informational Booth, Bounces Houses, and Yard Games!

To Register a Food Truck or Booth: Click Here!

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Bunny Brunch
2023 Bunny Brunch
Join us for Bunny Brunch!

Date: Saturday, March 11th @ Nancy Lane Park
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Brunch 10:00am-11:00am
Egg Hunt @ 11:30am
Pictures from 10:00am-12:00pm

Tickets are $15 per child

Tickets include: Breakfast, pictures with Easter Bunny, and Egg Hunt
(egg hunt basket not included)

Register Here!

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Pop-Up Farmer's Market
2023 Pop-Up Farmer's Market

Dates: See Flyer
Time: 8am-1pm
Set-up: 7am
Location: Across from Atoka Town Hall (Boatwright Lot)

Register to be a vendor here!

Pop-Up Farmer's Market 2023

Atoka BBQ Fest
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The Atoka BBQ Fest will be back again in 2023!  The contest will take place in Atoka, TN on March 31st & April 1st, 2023. It will be located at Nancy Lane Park, 118 Atoka Park Ave, on the south side of the Park. The contest will again be sanctioned by the Memphis Barbeque Network. See the links below for contest information & registration.

2023 Whole Hog Sponsors:

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This event wouldn't be possible without our Sponsors. Here was our 2022 Sponsors!
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If you would like to be a 2023 Event Sponsor please see the link below for more information. 

2023 Atoka BBQ Fest Sponsor Info & Registration

Returning in 2023 is the Kids Cook-Off, Corn Hole Tournament, Mayor's Pie Challenge, Kids Fun Zone & Vendors. 

New in 2023: Grilled Cheese Challenge

Whole Hog Title Sponsors!: TBA
Registration & Information: BBQ Teams

Registration & Information: Vendors & Bands

You can also find the most up-to-date information about  Atoka BBQ Fest on Facebook: Atoka Parks and Recreation.
Cops and Bobbers
Movie Night in the Park
Check back soon!
Rock the Block
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Autumn in Atoka
Autumn In Atoka

Autumn In Atoka
October 7, 2023 @ Nancy Lane Park

Car Show
Howard Tinting
Show N Shine Car Show
Entry Fee: $25 / Check In: 8am-10am
Judging: 12am / Awards: 2pm
Categories: Chevy/GM Late Model, Chevy/GM Early Model, Ford Late Model,
Ford Early Model,Dodge/Ram Late Model, Dodge/Ram Early Model,
Motorcycle, Import, Under Construction, Club Participation,
Best Paint, Best Interior, Best of Show, People's Choice
Food Truck Festival
Food Trucks/Vendors:
Event Time: 11am-5pm
Set-up: 8:30am-10:30am
Clean-Up: 5pm-6pm
Food Trucks: $150
Includes 20 x 20 space, electrical, and water if needed
Merchandise/Informational Booths:
10x10 space= $50
20x20 space = $100
*Electrical not included. Inquire if needed*
Halloween Events
Halloween Home Decorating Contest
Register your home for Atoka's 1st Annual Halloween Decorating Contest!

  • Entries will be judged on theme/design, creativity, difficulty, & layout. 
  • There will be 3 overall winners: 1-3 place. 
  • The community will vote!
  • Official judging will be on Saturday, October 29th  and  Sunday, October 30th from 6:30-9pm. Winner will be announced on Halloween by 12noon.
  • To register YOUR home, please click here! (registration is 100% free)
  • To anonymously register SOMEONE ELSE'S home: e-mail mjohnson@townofatoka.com or call (901)837-5300 or (901)837-5313.

Safe Night Out

Date: Friday, October 28th
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Nancy Lane Park 

Sponsorship Opportunities

The longest-running annual event in Atoka, Safe Night Out offers a safe, family-friendly Halloween event for the community.  First held in 1997, the event continues to evolve and grow as new and exciting offerings are added every year. Safe Night Out is held at Nancy Lane Park every Halloween beginning at 6:00 pm.  The event is free of charge; however, the donation of a canned or non-perishable food item is requested for each guest. Those donations are provided to a local charity - raising hundreds of donated items over the years - for distribution during the holiday season.  

The event will again be a drive-through trail. The trail has been such a huge hit we have decided to continue with the idea. We will add to the trail each year. Cars will drive through Nancy Lane Park and see lots of Halloween Decor. At the end of the trail every child will receive a goodie bag filled with candy, prizes, etc.

The event provides a great way for our littlest Atokans to collect great candy and have fun in a safe environment.  There's no better way to enjoy a crisp October evening than at Nancy Lane Park for Safe Night Out.  

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Veterans Day Ceremony
Veteran's Day Ceremony
Date: November 11th
Time: 8am
Location: Adkison Park

The Town of Atoka hosts their annual Veteran's Day Ceremony at Adkison Park each year on Veteran's Day, November 11th at 8am. A special Medal of Honor Flag is raised along with a twenty-one-gun salute. 
Veteran's Day 2022
Christmas Events

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Live Santa Tracking: This feature is brought to you by Tipton County GIS. In order to watch Santa move around Town and for you to be ready for his appearance when he makes his way passed your house, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO REFRESH YOUR BROWSER FREQUENTLY ON YOUR COMPUTER. If you are tracking him on your phone, please zoom in and out on the map to refresh his location. 

Born as an idea submitted to the Town through Facebook, the Town of Atoka hosted our first Santa's Ride in December of 2012.  The event features the Jolly Elf riding atop an Atoka fire truck, bringing extra Christmas cheer to every street and neighborhood visited.  Before the ride Saturday, Santa will host a Meet and Greet back at the fire station -complete with candy canes, cookies, and hot cocoa and a chance to get those last-minute gift requests directly to the Big Guy. 
In 2013, in response to the overwhelming feedback received from our first year, a second night was added and Santa's route was dramatically expanded - visiting new subdivisions and offering an enhanced photo session with Santa back at the Walker Parkway fire station on Friday night.  

This year, Santa's Ride will again cover two nights - visiting more subdivisions and delivering more Christmas cheer than ever before.  We have added more areas and streets so please check the maps.

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