2024 Special Events

From Wildflower Weekend to Shenandoah's annual Night Sky Festival and more, special events are an exciting time to plan a visit! Browse the list below for 2023's special events. For ranger programs and more, check our calendar.


January 15th | Fee Free: Martin Luther King Jr. Day | All National Parks


April 20nd | Fee Free: First Day of National Park Week | All National Parks
April 27nd | Junior Ranger Day | Visitor Centers
April 20th - 27th | National Park Week | All National Parks


May 11 | Youth Art Contest Winner Ceremony | Byrd Visitor Center
May 11-12 | Wildflower Weekend | Parkwide
May 18th | Kids to Park Day | Visitor Centers


June 1 | National Trails Day | Big Meadows and Skyland
June 14-16 | Leave No Trace Weekend
June 18th | National Fishing Day
June19th | Fee Free: Celebrating Juneteenth



August 2-4 | Night Sky Festival | Parkwide
August 4th | Fee Free: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act | All National Parks


September 7-8 | Wilderness Weekend | Visitor Centers
September 27-29 | Art in the Park | Parkwide
September 28th | Fee Free: National Public Lands Day | All National Parks


October 20th| Eastern Wilderness Act | Visitor Centers


November 11th | Fee Free: Veterans Day | All National Parks

Last updated: March 29, 2024

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Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835


540 999-3500
Emergency Phone: 1-800-732-0911

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