Special Events

 
You can also check our calendar to find programs and events happening during your visit. Check back often for updates!
DATES
EVENT
LOCATION
January
January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Fee Free All National Parks
February
March
April
April 13 Youth Wildflower Art Submissions Due Parkwide
April 21 - 29 National Park Week All National Parks
April 21 Fee Free All National Parks
April 21 Junior Ranger Day Dickey Ridge, Byrd Visitor Center
May
May 5 - 6 Wildflower Weekend
A weekend of special hikes, walks, and talks designed to feature Shenandoah's diverse and beautiful wildflowers.
Parkwide
May 12 Trout Fishing Seminar Park Headquarters (Luray)
May 19 Kids to Parks Day All National Park
May 19 Performance by Gigi Love Byrd Visitor Center
May 20 Performance by Gigi Love Byrd Visitor Center
June
June 2 National Trails Day Byrd Visitor Center, All National Parks
June 6 - 7 Birding 101 Seminar Big Meadows Lodge
June 16 Neighbor Appreciation Festival Big Meadows Wayside (Mile 51)
June 16 Big Meadows Time Travel Event with Jeff Alt Byrd Visitor Center
July
July 14 Painting in the Park Seminar Registration Closed Big Meadows Lodge
July 14 Get Your Kids Hiking with Jeff Alt Byrd Visitor Center
July 21 Blackberry Festival Skyland
July 21 Extended Massanutten Lodge
Open House (12 - 5 pm)
Skyland
July 28 Amazing World of Pollinators Seminar Big Meadows Lodge
July 28 Artist-in-Residence Performance Byrd Visitor Center
August
August 10 - 12 Night Sky Festival Parkwide
August 18 Artist-in-Residence Demonstration Byrd Visitor Center
August 22 Artist-in-Residence Demonstration Skyland
August 25 Nature Photography Seminar Big Meadows Lodge
September
September 8 - 9 Wilderness Weekend Parkwide
September 8 Mushroom Identification Seminar Big Meadows Lodge
September 15 Apple Butter Celebration *Cancelled due to severe weather forecast* Skyland
September 15 Extended Massanutten Lodge
Open House (12 - 5pm)
Skyland
September 22 National Public Lands Day - Fee Free.
An annual event encouraging people to visit and support public lands.
All National Parks
September 22 Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion Big Meadows Lodge
October
October 14 - 20 Earth Science Week Parkwide
November
November 11 Veterans Day - Fee Free All National Parks

Last updated: September 15, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835

Phone:

(540) 999-3500

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