You can also check our calendar, to find programs and events occurring during your visit.
Things are evolving! Check back often for updates!
|January 16||Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Fee Free||All National Parks|
|February 20||Presidents' Day - Fee Free||All National Parks|
|March 12 & 13||Banff Film Festival||Charlottesville, VA|
|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 21||Starry Nights Festival||Byrd Visitor Center|
|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
|April 23||"Ride the Drive" Car-free Day||North district only; 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|April 29||Trout Fishing Seminar||Syria, Va|
|May 6 - 7||Wildflower Weekend
A weekend of special hikes, walks, and talks designed to feature Shenandoah's diverse and beautiful wildflowers.
|May 13||"Stories in Stone" Geology Seminar||Big Meadows|
|Kids to Parks Day||Byrd (mile 51) and Dickey Ridge (mile4.6) Visitor Centers|
|May 27||Summer Ranger Programs Begin||
|June 2-3||Nature Journaling Seminar||Big Meadows|
|June 3||National Trails Day||Byrd Visitor Center|
|June 10||Rocky Mount Fire Seminar||Loft Mountain Amphitheater|
|June 17||"Get Your Kids Hiking" with Jeff Alt||Byrd Visitor Center|
|June 17||Park Neighbor Day- Fee Free||Parkwide|
|June 17||"Walk for Sunshine: Appalachian Trail" with Jeff Alt||Skyland Conference Center|
|June 18||"Bubba Jones Time Travel at Big Meadows" with Jeff Alt||Byrd Visitor Center|
|July 22||"Bubba Jones Time Travel," with Jeff Alt||Skyland Resort|
|July 22||"Walk for Sunshine: Appalachian Trail" with Jeff Alt||Big Meadows Lodge|
|July 29||Pollinators Seminar||Big Meadows|
|August 12||Artist-in-Residence Public Talk||Byrd Visitor Center|
|August 18 - 21||Night Sky Festival||Parkwide|
|August 25||Fee Free in celebration of the NPS's Birthday!||All National Parks|
|August 26-27||Nature Photography Seminar||Big Meadows|
|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.
|September 9||Trees of SNP Seminar||Big Meadows|
|September 23||Apple Butter Celebration||Skyland Resort|
|September 30||National Public Lands Day - Fee Free
An annual event intended to encourage people to visit and support places like Shenandoah National Park through volunteer efforts.
|All National Parks|
||Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion||Big Meadows Lodge
|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 11 & 12
Veterans Day - Fee Free
All National Parks