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Ridgeview Recreation Center reopens Friday

Nov 24, 2021 | Recreation & Sports Tourism

Ridgeview Recreation Center reopens Friday

With temporary Ridgeview Branch Library operations moving back into the renovated library building, Ridgeview Recreation Center will reopen to the public for recreation activities on Friday, November 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Regular operating hours for Ridgeview Recreation Center will resume on...

Thanksgiving office and facility closings

Nov 18, 2021 | Library , Patrick Beaver Memorial , Ridgeview , Public Services , Parks , Collections , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Thanksgiving office and facility closings

The City of Hickory will close its offices on Thursday, November 25, and Friday, November 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. City of Hickory offices will reopen on Monday, November 29, at 8:30 a.m. Other City department closings and/or schedule changes: Public Services The Soli...

Santa’s Calling

Nov 17, 2021 | Recreation & Sports Tourism

Santa’s Calling

The Hickory Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Department is again offering an opportunity for children to receive a personalized phone call or letter from Santa this holiday season. This free program is a great way to create a wonderful childhood memory. Calls will be made on Monday, December 6 ...

Hickory kicks off the holidays with downtown parade and tree lighting

Oct 20, 2021 | Communications , Downtown , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Hickory kicks off the holidays with downtown parade and tree lighting

The City of Hickory will host its annual holiday season kick-off event, the Lowes Foods Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting, on Friday, November 19. Lowes Foods has been the sponsor of this festive event since the first year. A special procession of the Fallen Heroes ministry to honor fallen soldier...

Hickory to host North Carolina Cyclo-Cross race

Oct 19, 2021 | Parks , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Hickory to host North Carolina Cyclo-Cross race

The City of Hickory will host the 8th race in the 2021 North Carolina Cyclo-Cross (NCCX) Series at Stanford Park on Sunday, November 7. The first race will begin at 10 a.m., with races taking place throughout the day. Food trucks and vendors will be present, and spectators are welcome. Partici...

Trunk Fest

Oct 15, 2021 | Parks , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Trunk Fest

The City of Hickory invites the community to Brown Penn Recreation Center on Friday, October 22, for Trunk Fest. From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., the family-friendly Halloween event will offer trick-or-treating, games, music, food, raffles, and much more. All ages are welcome. Trunk Fest is hosted by...

Trick or Trot 5K

Sep 21, 2021 | Parks , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Trick or Trot 5K

The Hickory Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Department will host its annual Trick or Trot 5K, sponsored by Integrity Roofing, on Saturday, October 30. The family-friendly, Halloween-themed race will begin at 9 a.m. at Highland Recreation Center in Stanford Park and travel around Lenoir-Rhyne U...

Youth Basketball and Indoor Soccer Registration

Sep 13, 2021 | Parks , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Youth Basketball and Indoor Soccer Registration

Registration is now underway for the City of Hickory's Youth Basketball and Indoor Soccer programs. Participation is free to all City of Hickory residents, and nonresidents can also participate by paying a $40 nonresident fee. Each participant will also purchase their team jersey at the time of regi...

Hickory esports leagues

Sep 08, 2021 | Recreation & Sports Tourism

Hickory esports leagues

Registration is now underway for the City of Hickory’s fall esports leagues. Gamers are invited to participate and compete head-to-head online in games like Rocket League, Call of Duty: Warzone, Fortnite, NBA 2K21, and Madden 21! How to join for free: 1. Download the FREE Mission Control app at ...

Festival in the Park

Sep 02, 2021 | Parks , Communications , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Festival in the Park

The City of Hickory invites the community to Taft Broome Park on Saturday, September 18, for Festival in the Park. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., the family-friendly community event will offer free food, games, face painting, activities, chalk art, a bounce house, dessert bingo, crafts, and performances ...

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