Events

A young boy enjoys a listening activity.
A family enjoys an educational listening activity as part of World Listening Day at Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

NPS / Julie West

Parks offer a range of engaging programs around sound, from listening hikes and educational activities to music concerts and cultural-historic reenactments.

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  • Thursday, May 24, 2018

    Commemoration of the events of this date in 1861 that led the United States towards emancipation and the abolition of slavery. Including a candlelight vigil for the first three men and the thousands of freedom seekers that followed them.

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    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Cannon Park, 3 Ruckman Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651-1001 Weather Location: Fort Monroe Post Theatre: 41 Tidball Road, Fort Monroe
    • Fees: No Fee
  • Shiloh National Military Park

    Artillery Firing Demonstrations

    Saturday, May 26, 2018

    Everyday

    Join Shiloh as we host cannon firing demonstrations on Memorial Day weekend.

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    • Location: Shiloh National Military Park
    • Fees: Free
  • Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

    Arts in the Park

    Saturday, May 26, 2018

    Music programs

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    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
  • Saturday, May 26, 2018

    Enjoy concerts featuring local, regional, and national touring performers and bands.

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    • Location: Blue Ridge Music Center (Milepost 213)
    • Fees: Ticket Prices Vary
  • Shiloh National Military Park

    Civil War Music Concert on the Battlefield

    Saturday, May 26, 2018

    On Saturday, May 26, Shiloh will present a free Civil War music event on the battlefield.

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    • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Shiloh Battlefield
    • Fees: FREE
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Civil War Music Program

    Saturday, May 26, 2018

    This is an interactive program and demonstration on the music of the Civil War.

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    • Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
  • Shiloh National Military Park

    Artillery Firing Demonstrations

    Sunday, May 27, 2018

    Everyday

    Join Shiloh as we host cannon firing demonstrations on Memorial Day weekend.

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    • Location: Shiloh National Military Park
    • Fees: Free
  • Sunday, May 27, 2018

    Outdoor Sunday Afternoon Music Concerts at the Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm (Milepost 6)

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    • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm - Parkway Milepost 6
    • Fees: No tickets required and the concerts are open to the public free of charge. Music paid for through the FRIENDs of the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Blue Ridge Parkway

    Mabry Mill Sunday Concerts

    Sunday, May 27, 2018

    The Southern Highlands have a rich and varied tradition of old-time string band music, ballad singing and bluegrass. Experience authentic music of the mountains by joining us on Sunday afternoons to enjoy a free concert.

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    • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Mabry Mill
    • Fees: Free
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument

    Poetry and Music with David Portolano

    Sunday, May 27, 2018

    On Sunday, May 27th at 1:00 pm, Volunteer in Parks, David Portolano, will be reading poetry and playing original songs on his guitar inspired by his time volunteering with the National Park Service. Regular park entry fees apply

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    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Location: Montezuma Castle Trail
    • Fees: Regular Fees Apply
  • Blue Ridge Parkway

    Roanoke Mountain Music

    Sunday, May 27, 2018

    The Southern Highlands have a rich and varied tradition of old-time string band music, ballad singing and bluegrass. Experience authentic music of the mountains by joining us on Sundays at the Roanoke Mountain Picnic Area to enjoy a free concert.

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    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Roanoke Mountain Picnic Area
    • Fees: Free
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Monday Music

    Monday, May 28, 2018

    Every Monday Weekly

    Discover the music of south Louisiana

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    • Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    • Location: Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Thibodaux
    • Fees: free
  • Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site

    Concert at the Park: Arcadia Dance Orchestra

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    Free 1920s jazz band concert on the grounds of the park. Bring a blank or lawn chair. Concert begins at 7 pm and lasts about an hour.

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    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Outdoors
    • Fees: Free
  • Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

    Music on the Village Green

    Friday, June 1, 2018

    Every Friday Weekly

    Herbert Hoover National Historic Site presents a series of special musical events.

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    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Village Green in Downtown West Branch
    • Fees: Free
  • Saturday, June 2, 2018

    Enjoy concerts featuring local, regional, and national touring performers and bands.

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    • Location: Blue Ridge Music Center (Milepost 213)
    • Fees: Ticket Prices Vary
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Civil War Music Program

    Saturday, June 2, 2018

    This is an interactive program and demonstration on the music of the Civil War.

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    • Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park

    Frijole Days: A Celebration of our Heritage

    Saturday, June 2, 2018

    Come for a day of West Texas style fun! Enjoy LIVE music from three bands, a ranger led hike, house tours, frontier games and crafts! Bring a picnic lunch, sit beneath the pecan trees and enjoy an afternoon of music, West Texas culture and fun. 

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    • Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Frijole Ranch - Guadalupe Mountains National Park
    • Fees: FREE
  • Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

    Music Under the Oaks with NIA Productions

    Saturday, June 2, 2018

    The first of three "Music Under the Oaks" free summer concert series begins June 2, 2018 at 11 am. The one-hour concert will feature African drumming and dance from the Lowcountry artists of NIA Productions.

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    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: 1254 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29482
    • Fees: Free
  • Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park

    Trek to Taste: A National Trails Day Festival

    Saturday, June 2, 2018

    CCelebrate local food and healthy living with guided walks throughout the park on National Trails Day. Enjoy complimentary tastings of local food along the way. Family games, crafts, woodfired pizza oven, ice cream social, music, and more!

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    • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: various
    • Fees: Free
  • Sunday, June 3, 2018

    Outdoor Sunday Afternoon Music Concerts at the Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm (Milepost 6)

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    • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm - Parkway Milepost 6
    • Fees: No tickets required and the concerts are open to the public free of charge. Music paid for through the FRIENDs of the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Blue Ridge Parkway

    Mabry Mill Sunday Concerts

    Sunday, June 3, 2018

    The Southern Highlands have a rich and varied tradition of old-time string band music, ballad singing and bluegrass. Experience authentic music of the mountains by joining us on Sunday afternoons to enjoy a free concert.

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    • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Mabry Mill
    • Fees: Free
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