2019 Schedule of Park Special Events

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News Release Date: January 27, 2019

2019 Schedule of Park Special Events

Art in the Park – April 20                                                                                 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Celebrating George Washington Carver’s love for art, this event features local artists at work across park grounds. Visitors may participate in hands-on demonstrations and instructional workshops with pastels, natural dyes, pencil, and more. Kids can earn a special “Art in the Park” Junior Ranger badge.

Park Prescription Day – April 28                                                                                                            noon – 3:00 p.m.  
Give yourself the gift of better health with a visit to the park. Park Rx Day is founded on the idea that parks can be gateways to good health-providing fun, accessible places to get some physical activity and to relax and enjoy time with family and friends. Activities to get you moving outside will be offered.

National Trails Day - June 1                                                                                                 8:00 a.m. - noon
Come take a hike at George Washington Carver National Monument and learn more about NPS trails, local trails, hiking safety, nutrition, and more.

National Get Outdoors Day - June 8                                                                                             8:00 a.m. - noon
Get outside and move! Learn about the natural aspects of our park by spending time on the 240-acre Carver farm. Guided tours, activities, and park partners will be present as you venture outside.

Carver Day Celebration – July 13                                                                              10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a special day celebrating 76 years of George Washington Carver National Monument! This event features programs interpreting the life and legacy of George Washington Carver. Guest speakers, musical groups, a Junior Ranger station, and exhibitors are also included.

Storytelling Days– August 23 and August  24                            6-8 p.m. (Friday) and 11 a.m-3 p.m. (Saturday)
This special event helps to celebrate the founding of the National Park Service and focuses on stories about U. S. culture and history. We invite you to discover these stories in all their diversity. Our history is part of who we were, who we are, and who we will be. 

Prairie Day – September 14                                                                                 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Celebrating life on the Missouri prairie during the late 1800s when George Washington Carver was a child, this event includes basket weaving, candle-making, Dutch-oven cooking, spinning, weaving, storytelling, musical groups, quilting, a junior ranger station, and more.

National Public Lands Day – September 28                                                                         10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This is a nationwide, volunteer-led workday to improve public lands. Contact the park for more details.

Hispanic Heritage Day – October 12                                                                                 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
National Hispanic Heritage month celebrates and recognizes the contributions that Hispanic Americans have made to American society and honors various Central American countries that celebrate their independence in September. Come learn more about this culture through song, dance, and interpretation.

Holiday Open House – December 7                                                                          1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The park staff and volunteers invite the public to a holiday celebration with seasonal music, crafts, and refreshments.

Programs and events are free of charge! 

Last updated: January 27, 2019

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