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Special Events

A child gets to experience holding a fire hose at Shenandoah's National Junior Ranger Day.
National Junior Ranger Day
NPS John F. Mitchell
April 19 National Junior Ranger Day Dickey Ridge and Byrd Visitor Centers
May 3-4 Wildflower Weekend Parkwide
June 7 National Trails Day Byrd Visitor Center
July 26 Blackberry Delight Skyland Resort
August 25 Founders Day Byrd and Dickey Ridge Visitor Centers
August 30-September 7 Wilderness Week Parkwide
September 20 Apple Butter Celebration Skyland Resort
September 27 National Public Lands Day Byrd Visitor Center
September 27 Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion Big Meadows
Wilderness Anniversary Events Byrd Visitor Center

Did You Know?

The huge gray granite boulders rise above the green ridges of Old Rag Mountain.

A favorite of hikers, Shenandoah National Park’s Old Rag Mountain is made of billion-year-old granite.