View the current Ranger Program schedule.

Make your visit to Shenandoah complete by attending a ranger-led program. Discover the many stories of Shenandoah's past, take a walk through the splendor of a unique mountain meadow, or learn about the many animals and plants that thrive in Shenandoah National Park.


The park's concessioner offer a wide variety of events throughout the season such as night skies programs, cooking demos, tastings and culinary events. Visit for details.


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  • Shenandoah National Park

    Apple Butter Celebration

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Skyland Resort
    • Fees: Concessions for purchase
    Saturday, September 23, 2017

    The smell of apples fills the air in this festival with apple-filled food, interpretive activities, and entertainment.

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  • Shenandoah National Park

    Learn all about Monarch Butterflies

    • Time: 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Byrd Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, September 24, 2017

    Come to the Byrd Visitor Center on Sunday, September 24 to learn about Monarch butterflies! There will be a butterfly talk, children's activities, and a butterfly tagging and release demonstration.

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  • Shenandoah National Park

    Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Big Meadows Lodge
    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    Shenandoah has the longest running reunion of the "boys" of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

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  • Shenandoah National Park

    National Public Lands Day

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Byrd Visitor Center
    • Fees: Fee Free Day!
    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    Opportunities for visitors to help with park stewardship in active ways. This year we are focusing our efforts on water quality.

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  • Shenandoah National Park

    Time Travel with Bubba Jones & Family

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Byrd Visitor Center, Mile 51
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    Join outdoor recreation expert and award-winning author Jeff Alt for his engaging Bubba Jones stories which are specially designed to engage kids with wild animal encounters, interesting history and science.

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Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835


(540) 999-3500

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