Special Events

 
You can also check our calendar, to find programs and events occurring during your visit.
Things are evolving! Check back often for updates!
Special Events
DATES
EVENT
LOCATION

January

January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Fee Free All National Parks
February
February 20 Presidents' Day - Fee Free All National Parks
March
March 12 & 13 Banff Film Festival Charlottesville, VA
April
April 14 Youth Wildflower Art Submissions Due Parkwide
April 15 - 23 National Park Week All National Parks
April 15, 16, 22, 23 Fee Free All National Parks
April 22 Junior Ranger Day
A full day of fun activities to celebrate the NPS and get kids of all ages connected to their national park!
Dickey Ridge and Byrd Visitor Centers
May
May 6 - 7 Wildflower Weekend
A weekend of special hikes, walks, and talks designed to feature Shenandoah's diverse and beautiful wildflowers.
Parkwide
May 20 Kids to Parks Day (schedule TBA) Parkwide
May 27 Summer Ranger Programs Begin
Parkwide
June
June 3 National Trails Day (schedule TBA) Byrd Visitor Center
June 17 "Get Your Kids Hiking" with Jeff Alt Byrd Visitor Center
June 18 "Bubba Jones Time Travel at Big Meadows" with Jeff Alt Byrd Visitor Center
July
July 22
Blackberry Delight
Skyland Resort
July 22 "Bubba Jones Time Travel," with Jeff Alt Skyland Resort
August
August 18 - 21 Night Skies Festival (schedule TBA) Parkwide
August 25 Fee Free in celebration of the NPS's Birthday! All National Parks
September
September 5 Fall Ranger Programs begin (schedule TBA) Parkwide
September 9 - 10 Wilderness Weekend (schedule TBA)
Celebrate America's wilderness heritage during Shenandoah National Park's 17th annual Wilderness Weekend.
Parkwide
September 23 Apple Butter Celebration Skyland Resort
September 30 National Public Lands Day - Fee Free
(Schedule TBA)
An annual event intended to encourage people to visit and support places like Shenandoah National Park through volunteer efforts.
All National Parks
September 30
Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion
(Details TBA)
Big Meadows Lodge
October
October 7 "Bubba Jones Time Travel at Big Meadows" with Jeff Alt Byrd Visitor Center
October 8-14 Earth Science Week Nationwide
October 11 National Fossil Day Nationwide
November

November 11 & 12

Veterans Day - Fee Free

All National Parks

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Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835

Phone:

(540) 999-3500
Use this phone number to contact us for all of your park inquiries!

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