2023 Big Rig Day at Burnet Park

Big Rig Day Photo

Sensory Hour: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. New this year, is a sensory friendly hour is for those preferring a quieter environment. During this hour, vehicles will not allow horns and sirens to be utilized.  

During this event, children and their families can climb behind the wheel of some of the city’s big trucks from the Police, Fire, Public Works, Parks, and Water departments, as well as other rigs from local companies and organizations to learn and explore. The Mobile Recreation team will also be onsite with exciting games and activities. Additional entertainment will be happening throughout the event. Food will be available for purchase. 

Who will be there?


  • AAA
  • AMR
  • Centro
  • Syracuse Public Works Department
  • Syracuse Fire Department 
  • Syracuse Police Department
  • Enterprise Rental
  • Gameland with video game access
  • JPW

Information Tables

  • Foodbank of CNY
  • City of Syracuse Greenhouse
  • 4-H Program
  • Library on Wheels
  • American Red Cross
  • Syracuse Surge

Entertainment Vendors

  • Balloon Animals from Entertainment Unlimited
  • Kirk Park Cheer Team
  • Mike The Cartoon Magician – magic show and caricatures (free for ages 0-17; $5 for adults)
  • Syracuse Mobile Recreation


  • DJ Joe D

Food Vendors (for purchase)

  • Valley Mens’ Club
  • Henry’s Hen House Concessions 





Questions? Contact Tracey McClellan at tmcclellan@syrgov.net



  • Saturday, May 20, 2023 | 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM


Burnet Park, Syracuse, NY, 13204