Special Events

Family Fun Night & Movie Night

Solon Recreation and Solon Public Library bring you a fun filled evening of yard games, refreshments, and more! We end the evening with popcorn and a movie. Movie will begin approximately 1-hour after games! Always held on the second Saturday of the month.

Winter months will be held indoors at the Solon Community Center. Summer months will be outside of the Solon Public Library.

In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside at the Solon Community Center.

Saturday, November 12 | The Solon Community Center | 6:00PM

  • Vivo [PG]

Saturday, December 10 | The Solon Community Center | 6:00PM

  • The Grinch (Animated) [PG]

Saturday, January 14 | The Solon Community Center | 6:00PM

  • DC League of Superpets [PG]

Annual Holiday Events

Trunk or Treat (2023)

Join us for a spooktacular Trunk or Treat event at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area! This free family event invites children of all ages to enjoy decorated vehicles and trick-or-treat for tasty sweets!

Date TBD | Solon Recreation and Nature Area | Time TBD

Annual Christmas Tree Walk & Festival (2022)

Come stroll through a fun winter wonderland of holiday trees and vote on your favorite! Enjoy bake sales, silent auctions, a soup supper, and a visit from Santa himself!

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 | Methodist Family Life Center | 10:00am - 3:00pm

Would you like to donate a tree to the walk? Please fill out the form below or contact mckenzie.mcilrath@solon-iowa.com

Annual Christmas Tree Walk Donation Form

Annual Solon Holiday Decorating Contest

Holiday fanatics, it’s that time of year! Time for Holly Jolly Cheer! 

Entry Form: https://forms.gle/zqsr5YzQCHc6L9XV6

DEADLINE TO ENTER: Thursday, December 1 at 11:59 pm. Entry is FREE!

Calling all Solon homes! The annual Holiday Decorating Contest launches November 3, 2022. Residents are encouraged to show their festive sprit by dusting off those holiday decorations and untangling those holiday lights. The holidays are made for celebrating! 

Entries will be judged on the following categories:

  • Merry & Bright - Bling it on! This category is all about the lights!
  • Incredible Inflatables - Whose house has the most hot air? We'll be the judge!
  • Best Overall Décor - This goes to the best overall decorated home!

Prizes donated by Bridge Bank will be awarded in all categories including an awesome yard sign to proudly display in front of your home! (bragging rights included)

Judging will take place on Saturday and Sunday, December 10 and 11 between 5:00-9:00pm, so make sure to have your displays on and ready for our team! 

Let's get glowing! 

Solon Parks & Rec Holiday Hunt

Go on a fun adventure through the town of Solon to discover festive lights and holiday décor! Download and print off the PDF below to fill out as you go. Physical copies can be found at the Solon Community Center, City Hall, Solon Public Library, Lakeview Elementary, and the Solon Intermediate School. 

Happy Hunting!

2022 Holiday Scavenger Hunt PDF