Special Events and Festivals


There are numerous special events and festivals throughout the year at Rock Creek Park. Start planning on attending the next event.

International Migratory Bird Day

Date: Mid May
IMBD focus attention on one of the most important and spectacular events in the life of a migratory bird -- its journey between its winter and summer homes.

Fort Stevens Day

Date: On or around July 12
Fort Stevens Day honors the combatants of the the Battle of Fort Stevens that occurred on July 12, 1864. This was the only battle of the Civil War that took place within the boundary of Washington DC.

Rock Creek Park Day

Date: On or around September 27
Join Rock Creek Park staff and partners to
celebrate the founding of the third oldest national park.

Fall Heritage Day

Date: Early to mid October
Park rangers and volunteers from the Friends of Peirce Mill will shed light on what life was like in the 1800s for people who lived and worked on the Peirce estate.

Last updated: January 11, 2017

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Mailing Address:

5200 Glover Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20015


(202) 895-6000
Rock Creek Park administrative offices can be reached at 202-895-6000. For general information call 202-895-6070 Wednesday - Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and dial 0.

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