Events

This Week's Events

Sunday, April 23, 2017

April 23, 2017

National Park Week

National Park Week is the time to discover national parks and the wonders they contain.

, DC

April 23, 2017

Flip Flop Festival, Harpers Ferry

Live entertainment, local vendors, fun activities for children (and adults!), a special Flip Flop Hiker breakfast and send-off, and much more

Harpers Ferry, WV

April 23, 2017

Patuxent Bird Walk

Enjoy a leisurely guided hike while listening and looking for early spring migrants in various Patuxent Research Refuge habitats; ages 16+

Laurel, MD

April 23, 2017

Bird Walk at Patuxent RR

Search for birds in several refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars recommended.

Laurel, MD

April 23, 2017

Park Rx Day at Greenbelt Park

Celebrate National Park Rx day on this group walk through Greenbelt National Park.

Greenbelt, MD

April 23, 2017

VLM Spring Native Plant Sale

Choose native plants for your landscaping for their tolerance of local weather and food and shelter for area wildlife.

Newport News, VA

April 23, 2017

Forest Bathing in Rock Creek Park

Join author/naturalist Melanie Choukas-Bradley for a Shinrin-Yoku, or forest bathing walk, in the Pinehurst Branch area of Rock Creek Park.

Washington, DC, DC

April 23, 2017

Geocaching Adventure at Mason Neck

Meet a ranger and go seek out geocaches on the scenic Bay View Trail in Mason Neck State Park.

Lorton, VA

April 23, 2017

Sunday Trail Running Series at Leight Park

Log your miles while enjoying some beautiful scenery, and some fellow nature enthusiasts!

Abingdon, MD

April 23, 2017

Battle at Osborne’s Landing

Visit Revolutionary War re-enactors in their American and British encampments as they re-create this 1781 Battle, when most of the Virginia Navy fleet was destroyed.

Chester, VA

April 23, 2017

London Town Earth Day Miniature Garden Workshops

Celebrate Earth Day weekend at Historic London Town and Gardens by creating a miniature fairy, dinosaur, or beach garden with your little one!

Edgewater, MD

April 23, 2017

Beautiful Butterflies at Shenandoah River SP

Learn about the butterflies and moths that live in the park and how to identify various species you may see while hiking on the trails.

Bentonville, DE

April 23, 2017

Defending Harpers Ferry During the War of 1812

See how the town's citizens react to the British invasion and the response by the armory workers

Harpers Ferry, WV

April 23, 2017

Earth Day on the Leonardtown Square

Live animals, hands-on education, eco-friendly products and entertainment come together in the Square, with kayak and boat rides at the Park.

Leonardtown, MD

April 23, 2017

Shenandoah River SP Wetland Walk

See a variety of interesting wildflowers and learn about the importance of vernal pools for amphibians.

Bentonville, VA

April 23, 2017

Spring Break Scallywag and Landlubber’s Treasure Hunt

Use a GPS unit to collect secret clues during your geocache hunt to find and unlock the lost pirate treasure. At First Landing State Park.

Virginia Beach, VA

April 23, 2017

Nature’s Interconnections: Spring Ephemerals

Spring at Adkins Arboretum offers a dazzling diversity of flowers that emerge and are gone in the blink of an eye.

Ridgely, MD

April 23, 2017

Gunpowder Falls Leaf Out Hike

Join in exploring the Hereford Area and view the first signs of spring, including the beautiful flowers of mountain laurel.

Parkton, MD

April 23, 2017

Doggin’ the Trails

Join a ranger for a special dog friendly guided hike at Leesylvania State Park.

Woodbridge, VA

April 23, 2017

Amazing Amphibians, Jug Bay

Join a volunteer Sanctuary naturalist to learn all about frogs and toads.

Lothian, MD

April 23, 2017

Hoffler Creek Spring Foraging Tour

Walk through the Preserve collecting dandelions, chickweed, and other springtime edibles learn about their nutritional value.

Portsmouth, VA

April 23, 2017

Canoe Susquehanna Buffalo Creek Paddle

Paddle Buffalo Creek with Canoe Susquehanna staff and members of the Buffalo Creek Watershed Alliance.

Lewisburg, PA

April 23, 2017

London Town Earth Day Miniature Garden Workshops

Celebrate Earth Day weekend at Historic London Town and Gardens by creating a miniature fairy, dinosaur, or beach garden with your little one!

Edgewater, MD

April 23, 2017

Journeying Journalists at Twin Lakes SP

On this short hike along Dogwood Hollow Trail, join a ranger and record everything you hear, see, and smell on the trail.

Green Bay, VA

April 23, 2017

London Town Earth Day Miniature Garden Workshops

Celebrate Earth Day weekend at Historic London Town and Gardens by creating a miniature fairy, dinosaur, or beach garden with your little one!

Edgewater, MD

April 23, 2017

Eagle Watch at Mason Neck

Learn to spot an eagle vs. a vulture while a ranger explains the life history of the Bald Eagle.

Lorton, VA

April 23, 2017

Celtic Fiddle Festival

The Celtic Fiddle Festival, held at the Calvert Marine Museum, celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations.

Solomons, MD

Monday, April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

Fresh Air Kids-Algonkian Early Spring Program

Fresh Air Kids, for children ages 5 and younger, involves crafts, songs, books and always a hike.

Sterling, VA

April 24, 2017

Murphy-Chambers Farm Hike

A brief history and tour of this gorgeous Harpers Ferry landscape through the eyes of an archeologist.

Harpers Ferry, WV

April 24, 2017

Maryland Public Television Chesapeake Bay Week®

Weeklong broadcast event offers programs that spotlight Chesapeake Bay heritage, history, seafood and environmental issues.

, DE

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017

Lessons & Techniques from Jefferson’s Gardens

Discover great gardening ideas from Jefferson's kitchen garden.

Charlottesville, VA

April 25, 2017

Welcome Back Osprey Party

The Chesapeake Conservancy party will feature ornithologist and filmmaker Jacob Steinberg, who will talk about his osprey documentary.

Annapolis, MD

April 25, 2017

Gardener’s Eye View of Monticello’s Flowers

Join Monticello flower gardener Debbie Donley for an in-depth insider's tour of Jefferson's flower gardens.

Charlottesville, VA

April 25, 2017

Blessing of the Fleet

Celebrate the beginning of this year’s boating season by joining the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. for its annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony.

St. Michaels, MD

April 25, 2017

Science for Citizens Seminar: Foraging in the Chesapeake

In this seminar, Dr. Woodland will discuss some of the most important forage species in the Bay and how knowledge of forage dynamics can inform the management of iconic fisheries…

Solomons, MD

April 25, 2017

Maryland Public Television Chesapeake Bay Week®

Weeklong broadcast event offers programs that spotlight Chesapeake Bay heritage, history, seafood and environmental issues.

, DE

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017

Plankton Monitoring Studies

A great opportunity for science-minded individuals to contribute to monitoring and research at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center.

Abingdon, MD

April 26, 2017

Seneca Creek Evening Fitness Hike

Take a brisk 2.5 mile hike to burn off energy and get a great cardio workout!

Gaithersburg, MD

April 26, 2017

Wednesday Evening Bird Walk at Ft. McHenry

Enjoy an evening bird walk in the Fort McHenry wetlands.

Baltimore, MD

April 26, 2017

Maryland Public Television Chesapeake Bay Week®

Weeklong broadcast event offers programs that spotlight Chesapeake Bay heritage, history, seafood and environmental issues.

, DE

Thursday, April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017

Dog Walking at Adkins Arboretum

Join Arboretum staff, volunteers, and other dog lovers each Thursday for a walk along the Arboretum's best paths for dog walking.

Ridgely, MD

April 27, 2017

Jug Bay Waterbird Survey

Come and join a periodic survey of waterbirds at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary.

Lothian, MD

April 27, 2017

Rapidan and Staunton Rivers Hike

Stroll along the Rapidan and Staunton Rivers to imbibe in the mountain streams and reap the beauty of spring wildflowers.

Chestertown, VA

April 27, 2017

Spring Sailabration

Celebrate 40 years of Pride in Baltimore with live music, hors d’oeuvres, a US Navy sword arch and deck tour of the Pride.

Baltimore, MD

April 27, 2017

Fort Frederick 18th Century Market Fair

The Market Fair features the best artisans, craftspeople, and sutlers together with an 18th century encampment.

Big Pool, MD

April 27, 2017

Maryland Public Television Chesapeake Bay Week®

Weeklong broadcast event offers programs that spotlight Chesapeake Bay heritage, history, seafood and environmental issues.

, DE

Friday, April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017

B&O’s Day Out With Thomas

Little Engineers and families take a 25 minute train ride behind Thomas the Tank Engine, and enjoy a full day of live entertainment, activities, and family fun!

Baltimore, MD

April 28, 2017

Trap Pond Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour

Come out for a guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of Trap Pond's furry pond residents.

Laurel, DE

April 28, 2017

Adkins Arboretum Spring Open House & Native Plant Sale

Shop the region's largest selection of native landscape-quality trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, ferns, and vines at Adkins Arboretum.

Ridgely, MD

April 28, 2017

London Town Privateer Party

Join Historic London Town and Gardens for its annual benefit supporting its public programs

Edgewater, MD

April 28, 2017

Fort Frederick 18th Century Market Fair

The Market Fair features the best artisans, craftspeople, and sutlers together with an 18th century encampment.

Big Pool, MD

April 28, 2017

Flag Ponds Wildflower ID for Beginners

Learn to “key-out” local plants using the popular Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide.

Lusby, MD

Saturday, April 29, 2017

April 29, 2017

Gambrill State Park Fishing Rodeo

Anglers 15 and under are invited to fish at the Rock Run area of Gambrill State Park’s fishing pond.

Frederick, MD

April 29, 2017

Nassawango Warblers on Water

This guided paddle on Nassawango Creek is part of the Delmarva Birding Weekend.

Snow Hill, MD

April 29, 2017

Paradise Creek Great Migration Bird Walk

Join local birding experts on a tour of Paradise Creek Nature Park in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth, VA

April 29, 2017

Birding Arlington!

Join a Potomac Overlook Naturalist for this bird walk as part of the birding Arlington series!

Arlington, VA

April 29, 2017

Porter’s Crossing Prothonotary Paddle

Prothonotary Warblers Wood Ducks, Eagles, and beavers are regulars on this 3-hour paddling trip.

Snow Hill, MD

April 29, 2017

Prothonotary Pontoon

Join fellow birders for a guided pontoon boat cruise on the Pocomoke River in Snow Hill, Maryland.

Snow Hill, MD

April 29, 2017

Trap Pond State Park Birding Walk

Your guide will meet you for a walk along forest trails searching for warblers and migratory songbirds.

Laurel, DE

April 29, 2017

The Nature of Smith Island Birding Cruise

Depart by boat from Crisfield, Maryland, for a daylong birding cruise to historic Smith Island in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay.

Crisfield, MD

April 29, 2017

B&O’s Day Out With Thomas

Little Engineers and families take a 25 minute train ride behind Thomas the Tank Engine, and enjoy a full day of live entertainment, activities, and family fun!

Baltimore, MD

April 29, 2017

Seneca Creek Lake Hike

Take a 3.7 mile hike with the park naturalist to see what types of creatures can be found in and around the lake

Gaithersburg, MD

April 29, 2017

Eastern Neck Spring Paddle

This is a Chesapeake Paddlers Association paddle for advanced beginners.

Rock Hall, MD

April 29, 2017

C&O Canal Pride Days, Williamsport

C&O Canal Pride Days provides a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and show pride for our neighborhood national park.

Williamsport, MD

April 29, 2017

Patuxent Wildlife Loop Adventure Scavenger Hunt

Drive the Patuxent Research Refuge's North Tract Wildlife Loop and nearby trails to hunt for sculptured stones, mystery objects, plants and animals.

Laurel, MD

April 29, 2017

Maryland Boater Safety Course

This course given at Havre de Grace Maritime Museum satisfies the requirements for operating a vessel on Maryland waters

Havre de Grace, MD

April 29, 2017

Sotterley Grower’s Weekend

Historic Sotterley Plantation is hosting a plant sale & free plant exchange, sponsored by the Sotterley Garden Guild.

Hollywood, MD

April 29, 2017

Fort Frederick 18th Century Market Fair

The Market Fair features the best artisans, craftspeople, and sutlers together with an 18th century encampment.

Big Pool, MD

April 29, 2017

VLM Spring Native Plant Sale

Choose native plants for your landscaping for their tolerance of local weather and food and shelter for area wildlife.

Newport News, VA

April 29, 2017

Living With War: Soldier & Civilian Life on the Monocacy Battlefield

Living historians will discuss the impact that the Civil War had on soldiers & civilians at Monocacy National Battlefield.

Frederick, MD

April 29, 2017

Merkle Dog Hike

Enjoy the weather, learn some new tips for hiking with your four legged friend, and meet people who share your love of dogs and nature.

Upper Marlboro, MD

April 29, 2017

Fly Tying for Beginners, Bald Eagle SP

Learn how to tie flies, discover the importance of water quality, and use the flies you created to try and catch fish!

Howard, PA

April 29, 2017

Spring Open House, Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants

Celebrate Historic Garden Week with a visit to Monticello’s nursery guided tours, plant sales, and special speakers.

Charlottesville, VA

April 29, 2017

Seed to Sale – Annual Henricus Plant Sale

Henricus Historical Park is pleased to offer heirloom plant varieties for your home garden.

Chester, VA

April 29, 2017

Trout Fishing in Shenandoah

The Trout Fishing in Shenandoah seminar will provide one-on-one instruction in fly fishing techniques.

Syria, VA

April 29, 2017

Seed to Sale – Annual Henricus Plant Sale

Vegetable, herb and fruit seedlings will for sale with all proceeds benefiting the Henricus Education Fund.

Chester, VA

April 29, 2017

Adkins Arboretum Spring Open House & Native Plant Sale

Shop the region's largest selection of native landscape-quality trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, ferns, and vines at Adkins Arboretum.

Ridgely, MD

April 29, 2017

39th Annual Celtic Festival & Highland Gathering

The oldest Celtic celebration in Maryland will be held at Jefferson Patterson Park.

St. Leonard, MD

April 29, 2017

Kooky, Crazy Cormorants at Leight Park

Cruise around on the Leight Park pontoon searching for diving cormorants.

Abingdon, MD

April 29, 2017

Susquehanna SP Wildflower Hike

Join park staff on a hike to see some of Susquehanna State Park's spectacular wildflowers!

Havre de Grace, MD

April 29, 2017

Name that Tree / Spring Edition

Learn how to identify trees at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center.

Abingdon, MD

April 29, 2017

Archery at Powhatan SP

Summon your inner Robin Hood as you learn the basic principle of archery.

Powhatan, VA

April 29, 2017

Dulcimer Concert at Great Falls

Join the Mountain Dulcimers of Northern Virginia at the historic Great Falls Tavern!

Potomac, MD

April 29, 2017

Spring Forest Flower Hike

Venture onto the trails of Leight Park to search for signs of a flush, flowering spring!

Abingdon, MD

April 29, 2017

Raptors Reign at Patuxent Research Refuge

A licensed falconer shares the power of nature through discussions and up close encounters with birds of prey.

Laurel, MD

April 29, 2017

Georgetown Waterfront Walk

A relaxing walk at the Georgetown Waterfront Park, to various local overlooks, sharing Georgetown's history.

Washington, DC

April 29, 2017

Spring is Here! Pohick Bay Nature Hike

Come enjoy a hike to see how our natural world undergoes the amazing seasonal transformation from Winter to Spring.

Lorton, VA

April 29, 2017

Prothonotary Pontoon

Join fellow birders for a guided pontoon boat cruise on the Pocomoke River in Snow Hill, Maryland.

Snow Hill, MD

April 29, 2017

Trap Pond Pontoon Owl Prowl

Join fellow birders for a guided pontoon boat cruise at Trap Pond State Park to search for warblers and neotropical migrants.

Laurel, DE

April 29, 2017

Owl Prowl at Kiptopeke SP

Listen to the language of the night and look for owls as they flit from shadow to shadow hunting for their meal.

Cape Charles, VA

April 29, 2017

Star Parties on the Lawn at Caledon

The Rappahannock Astronomy Club presents an evening of deep space viewing at Caledon State Park.

King George, VA

April 29, 2017

Merkle Star Party

Join the Astronomy Club of Southern Maryland for an evening of stargazing at Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary!

20772, MD

April 29, 2017

Maryland Public Television Chesapeake Bay Week®

Weeklong broadcast event offers programs that spotlight Chesapeake Bay heritage, history, seafood and environmental issues.

, DE

April 29, 2017

Tavern Night at Riversdale House Museum

Make merry with the lively sounds of the Ship's Company Chanteymen as Riversdale's basement transforms into a 19th-century tavern.

Riverdale Park, MD

April 29, 2017

Fort Frederick 18th Century Market Fair

The Market Fair features the best artisans, craftspeople, and sutlers together with an 18th century encampment.

Big Pool, MD
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