Special Events

 

Throughout 2016, Shenandoah has an abundance of exciting events scheduled in celebration of the NPS Centennial as well as the old favorites! For the most updated and comprehensive list, take a look at the chart below. You can also check our calendar, to find programs and events occurring during your visit.

Things are evolving! Check back often for updates!

Special Events
Bold text is being used to denote Centennial events.
2016 DATES
EVENT
LOCATION

TBA

Centennial Event: Naturalization Ceremony TBA
TBA Centennial Event: Sing Across America! Local children' s choir will present a concert including a song composed especially for the NPS Centennial. TBA
January

January 18

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Fee Free

All National Parks



February
February 12 Centennial Event: Debut of IMAX film National Parks Adventure Washington, D.C. and Va.Beach, VA
March
March 2 Centennial Event: Shenandoah National Park Rangers participate in Read Across America Local schools
March 5 -13 Centennial Event: Philadelphia Flower Show featuring your national parks! Philadelphia, PA
TBA Centennial Event: Release of Centennial Commemorative Coin Nationwide
April
April 10 Centennial Event: Debut of IMAX film National Parks Adventure Richmond, VA

April 15

Spring Ranger Programs Begin!

This year we're including exciting Centennial programs! Stay tuned for more details!


Parkwide
April 15
Youth Wildflower Art Submissions Due


April 16 - 24

National Park Week - Fee Free

(Detailed schedule coming soon, including some extra events designed specifically to celebrate the Centennial!)


All National Parks

April 22

Centennial Event:
Live Music - Ed Willet, John Muir, University of Wilderness


TBA (Community Location)
April 23 Centennial Event: Live Music - Ed Willet, John Muir, University of Wilderness Byrd Visitor Center, mile 51. 1:30 p.m.

April 22


Centennial Event:
Park Beautification / Earth Day

Parkwide


April 23


National Junior Ranger Day

(Detailed schedule coming soon, including some new events designed specifically to celebrate the Centennial!)


Dickey Ridge and Byrd Visitor Centers




May

May 7 - 8

Wildflower Weekend

(Schedule coming soon, including some new events designed specifically to celebrate the Centennial!)


Parkwide
May 14 Centennial Event: Program and Book Signing by Ren and Helen Davis. (Authors of Landscapes for the People) Byrd Visitor Center, mile 51

May 21

Centennial Event:
Kids to Parks Day
Schedule coming soon for this Centennial celebration!


Parkwide
May 21
Trout Fishing Seminar
(Details coming soon)

Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria, VA

May 28

Summer Ranger Program Begins

This year we're including exciting Centennial programs! Stay tuned for more details and updates!


Parkwide



June

June 4


National Trails Day

(Schedule coming soon, including new events designed specifically to celebrate the Centennial!)


Byrd Visitor Center





June 11 Centennial Event: Special Seminar - Art in the Park TBA
June 17
Centennial Event: Live Music -Emlyn Johnson

TBA (Community Location)

June 18
Centennial Event:
Live Music - Emlyn Johnson

TBA
June 18 "Get Your Kids Hiking!" Led by Jeff Alt Byrd Visitor Center
July

TBA


"Get Your Kids Hiking!" Led by Jeff Alt


Byrd Visitor Center

July 9 Centennial Event: Special Seminar - Butterflies! TBA
July 16 "Get Your Kids Hiking!" Led by Jeff Alt
Byrd Visitor Center

July 23

Blackberry Delight


Skyland Resort


July 26 - Sept. 30 National Parks Quilt Tour-special progam by Shenandoah Ranger on
July 30.
Virginia Quilt Museum
Harrisonburg, VA
August

August 20 Centennial Event: Rededication of Hawksbill Viewing Platform Hawksbill Viewing Platform

August 25

Centennial Event:

Founders Day - Fee Free
(Happy Birthday NPS! Schedule coming soon, including exciting events to celebrate the Centennial! )


All National Parks

August 25 - 28 Centennial Event: Fee Free in celebration of the NPS's 100th Birthday!

August 27

Photography Seminar

Byrd Visitor Center



September
September 6 Conservation Summit TBA

September 6

Fall Ranger Programs Begin

This year we're including exciting centennial programs! Stay tuned for more details!


Parkwide
September 7 BioBlitz in cooperation with the North American Mycological Association Front Royal and North District of the Park

September 10 -11

Wilderness Weekend
(Schedule coming soon, including exciting new events to celebrate the Centennial!)


Parkwide

September 17


Apple Butter Celebration


Skyland Resort


September 24

National Public Lands Day - Fee Free
(Schedule coming soon, including exciting new events to celebrate the Centennial!)


All National Parks
September 24
Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion


Big Meadows


September 30

Centennial Event:
Live Music - Jill Haley

TBA (Community Location)

October
October 1
Centennial Event:
Live Music - Jill Haley

Big Meadows Amphitheater

All October

Centennial Event:
Centennial Quilts Tour

Dickey Ridge Visitor Center



November

November 11

Veterans Day - Fee Free

Parkwide


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