2022 Schedule of Park Special Events
Special event are subject to change as circumstances and guidance evolves from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State/local public health officials.
Park Prescription Day - April 16 (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 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 available.
Art in the Park - April 23 (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.
National Trails Day - June 4 (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Come take a hike at the park and learn more about NPS trails, local trails, hiking safety, nutrition, and more.
Carver Day Celebration - July 9 (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Join us for a special day celebrating 79 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 Day - August 27 (11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
This event celebrates the founding of the National Park Service and focuses on stories about United States culture and history. 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 10 (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 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 24 (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.
Holiday Open House - December 3 (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.
All events are free of charge!