The Havre de Grace Recreation Committee was formed in 1966 and a year later affiliated with the newly formed Department of Parks and Recreation. The Committee is an all volunteer organization dedicated to serving the community by offering recreation and leisure activities and to acquisition of sites and facilities for public use. The Committee holds open meetings in September, October, November, January, February, March, April and May on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Havre de Grace Activity Center.
The Havre de Grace Recreation Committee, INC. is a non-profit, 501 ( c ) (3) working in co-operation with the Harford County Department of Parks & Recreation to provide leisure activities and facilities, which are safe, affordable and fun for ages youth thru adult. HAVRE DE GRACE ACTIVITY CENTER: Construction was completed in 2007 and it opened in May. The Center is managed by the Department of Parks & Recreation and houses programs of the Havre de Grace Recreation Committee, the Harford County Office on Aging and the Havre de Grace Unit of the Boys & Girls Club of Harford County. It is located at 351 Lewis Lane, Havre de Grace, adjacent to the Havre de Grace Middle School. Parts of the facility are available for public rental on a limited basis.
The Recreation Committee regularly hosts several events which are presented free of admission to the public.
Mardi Gras Parade
The French connection to Havre de Grace and a beautiful street named Bourbon are celebrated on “Fat Tuesday”. Join the celebration as locals strut their stuff, beads are tossed, zydeco and jazz fill the air. Enter a float or a marching unit or bring the family and watch the fun. Downtown Havre de Grace becomes an explosion of lights and good times.
Annual Egg Hunt
Held the Saturday before Easter at NOON PROMPT. Kids, bring a basket or a bag to gather plastic eggs filled with prizes or special eggs telling you how to claim a larger prize. Ages 11 and under can meet the BUNNY. Parents, bring your cameras for great photo opportunities in Tydings Park.
Halloween Costume Parade
30th of October, 6 p.m. registration, parade at 6:30 p.m. prizes are awarded to every child in costume and to the 15 best costumes for all ages. Register at Congress Avenue and Washington Street.
Christmas with the Kringles
The 2nd Annual Community Party with sing-a- longs, carolers, dancing, crafts, refreshments and more. Last year Mr. & Mrs. Kringle welcomed guests and made notes as to who was on the “nice list”. 1-4 p.m. at the Havre de Grace Activity Center. A “wallet-friendly” event – nothing is sold during the program. It is our gift to you. Mark your calendars for the 1st Sunday in December.