2023 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 16th | Fee Free: Martin Luther King Jr. Day | All National Parks


April 22nd | Fee Free: First Day of National Park Week | All National Parks
April 22nd | Junior Ranger Day | Events at both visitor centers
April 22nd - 30th | National Park Week | All National Parks


May 6th - 7th | Wildflower Weekend | Parkwide
May 17th | Drawing to See | SNPA Seminar
May 20th | Kids to Park Day | Visitor Centers


June 3nd | National Trails Day | Big Meadows and Skyland
June 18th | Go Fishing Day | Visitor Center at Big Meadows
June 18th | Stroll back in time to a CCC camp and meet the president | Visitor Center at Big Meadows
June 28th | The Illustrated Journal | SNPA Seminar


July 16th | Stroll back in time to the original Stony Man Camp | Skyland Lodge
July 20th | Science Illustration and Nature Walk | Visitor Center at Big Meadows


August 4th | Fee Free: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act | All National Parks
August 11th - 13th | Night Sky Festival | Parkwide
August 19th | Basic Night Sky Photography in SNP | SNPA Seminar


September 2nd - 3rd | Wilderness Weekend | Visitor Centers
September 12th | Stories in Stone: Geology of Shenandoah National Park | Skyland Lodge
September 23rd | Fee Free: National Public Lands Day | All National Parks


October 20th | Eastern Wilderness Act | Visitor Centers


November 6th | History of Winemaking in Shenandoah National Park |SNPA Seminar
November 11th | Fee Free: Veterans Day | All National Parks

Last updated: July 26, 2023

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3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835


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