Special Events

We love throwing a party! Find more information about our events below.

July Jubilee – July 4
We are hosting our annual Fourth of July event once again, complete with TWO simultaneous fireworks shows on July 4. Learn more.
Autumn Fest – September 12-15
We’re celebrating 40 years of Autumn Fest! Join us in Little Elm Park for a whole weekend of fun. Enjoy the carnival, MINIKISS, The Selena Forever Tribute Band, Tacos & Tequilas Fun Walk, and so much more. Learn more.
Mexican Independence Day – September 14
Join us in Little Elm Park for Mexican Independence Day! There will be fun activities the whole family can enjoy! Learn more.
Lakefront Grand Prix – November 9
The Lakefront Grand Prix is back for its second year! Start your engines and get your pit crew ready for the biggest race of the year! Learn more.
The Lawn Grand Opening
The Lawn™ – Ongoing Events
Join us at The Lawn™ for movie nights, special programming, and more! Learn more.

Meet the Special Events Team!

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Drew Bailey
Managing Director of Tourism and Business Development

Drew Bailey is the Managing Director of Tourism and Business Development for The Town of Little Elm. In her current role, she oversees Tourism, Special Events, Marketing, Lakefront Merchant Association, and Business Development.

Drew is passionate about attracting people to Little Elm and showcasing ‘The Town with the Lake Attitude,’ emphasizing the unique amenities that make our Lakefront District truly special. Whether it’s a community or regional event, you’ll find Drew sporting her “Event Staff” shirt, actively working alongside her team. She values the hard work of the Special Events Team and recognizes how each event contributes to building core memories and traditions for individuals and families.

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Cara Blackmon, M.F.A CFEE
Special Events Manager

“It is so rewarding and awesome to have a career in special event production where our literal job is to make memories for those attending while also supporting the arts, businesses, and more who participate.” Cara’s says her favorite event is the Christmas Parade because she adores a good parade and cherishes the moments families create together. A close second on her list is the Tacos and Tequila event, where creativity meets great cuisine, fun décor, and music that keeps the vibe alive.

Host a Special Event!

Looking to host a special event? Complete our Special Events Application Form. For additional questions, please call 214-618-1401 to speak to our Special Events Manager.


Become a Sponsor or Vendor!

Interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor at one of our events? Learn more.