Events

This Week's Events

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May 21, 2017

Audubon’s Baltimore Birding Weekend

An urban birding festival for Baltimore residents and visitors, which will consist of an exciting itinerary of bird watching field trips entirely within the city limits.

Baltimore, MD

May 21, 2017

Drewry’s Bluff Anniversary Weekend

Enjoy Battle of Drewry's Bluff re-enactments and drills of the, with activities for children and USS Monitor program at Richmond National Battlefield Park.

Richmond, VA

May 21, 2017

Bird Walk at Patuxent RR

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

Laurel, MD

May 21, 2017

Guided Birding at Blackwater NWR

Bird walk at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Cambridge, MD

May 21, 2017

Trail Running 101 at Patapsco Valley SP

Learn the essentials of trail running at Patapsco Valley State Park event.

Catonsville, DE

May 21, 2017

Shenandoah’s Kids to Parks Day

Kids to Parks day is a fun filled day of celebrating Shenandoah's wildlife!

Stanley, VA

May 21, 2017

Marvelous Marsh

Join a ranger as we go on a quest to discover what wildlife is residing in our Kane's Creek Marsh.

Lorton, VA

May 21, 2017

Motorcycle Tour of Petersburg National Battlefield

Ranger Chris Castle leads motorcyclists on a 46 mile, 6-stop tour which will cover the full 292 day Siege of Petersburg.

Petersburg, VA

May 21, 2017

Stewardship Virginia - James River Cleanup

Join in to help keep the bed and banks of the James River clean for all to enjoy.

, DE

May 21, 2017

Community Day 2017 @ CBMM

Free admission for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, free boat rides, and more at St. Michaels' Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

St. Michaels, MD

May 21, 2017

City Farming: Food in the Backyard, Harper’s Ferry

Learn 19th century examples of organic foods that can help mitigate climate change and purchase heirloom vegetables and seeds.

Harpers Ferry, WV

May 21, 2017

Invasinators, Leight Park

Become a part of the volunteer team of invasive plant removers and native plant restorers at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Abingdon, MD

May 21, 2017

Kayak On-Water Demo Weekend

2017 recreational, light/full touring, fishing, and whitewater kayaks, SUP’s, paddles and gear on display with on-water test paddles. Wrightsville, Pa.

Wrightsville, PA

May 21, 2017

Make a Crab Pot Workshop at Belle Isle SP

Going crabbing is a fun family activity, and in this workshop you will learn how to construct your own crab pot.

Lancaster, MD

May 21, 2017

River Seining at York River SP

York River State Park rangers will lead you in discovering the variety of aquatic life in the York River with seine and dip nets.

Williamsburg, VA

May 21, 2017

Herb Thyme at Mount Vernon

Visit Mount Vernon's production greenhouses and tour the lower garden to learn how herbs were used in Washington's time.

Mount Vernon, VA

May 21, 2017

Mushroom Cultivation Class at Adkins Arboretum

Learn the basics of fungi and how they grow during an interactive presentation by Nevin Dawson.

Ridgely, MD

May 21, 2017

Meet the Beekeepers at Sky Meadows

Meet local apiarists at Sky Meadows State Park and examine all aspects of beekeeping from hive construction to honey extraction.

Delaplane, VA

May 21, 2017

CBEC Guided Kayak Trip

Learn basic kayak skills and then go for a guided paddling exploration of Marshy Creek, Grasonville, MD.

Grasonville, MD

May 21, 2017

GPS Adventures at Twin Lakes

Geocaching is a great way to get out and explore the beauty of Twin Lakes State Park while finding hidden treasure.

Green Bay, VA

May 21, 2017

Sunset Paddle at York River SP

Enjoy the beauty of this special time on the water with a guided sunset paddling trip at York River State Park near Williamsburg.

Williamsburg, VA

May 21, 2017

Hump Day Hikes beneath High Bridge ‘‘How did they do that?’’

Come after dinner and participate in an evening hike beneath High Bridge.

Green Bay, VA

Monday, May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

High Bridge Manic Monday in May Hikes

Take a break from shopping or your daily routine and take a hike on High Bridge Trail with a park ranger.

Green Bay, VA

May 22, 2017

Biological Diversity Day at Soldiers Delight

Learn about the biodiversity and what you can do to help secure a future for all species and the habitat we share. Owings Mills.

Owings Mills, MD

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 24, 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

May 24, 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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 25, 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

May 25, 2017

Oxon Cove Wagon Ride

Take a scenic Wagon Ride through the park and learn about the environment and the park's history.

Oxon Hill, MD

May 25, 2017

High Bridge Van Tour with State Geologist David Spears

Embark on a van tour along the trail to Farmville and learn about some geological features that were exposed by the construction of the South Side Rail Road.

Green Bay, VA

May 25, 2017

Spring Walks for Sprouts at Fairhill NRMA

An introduction to the wonder of nature through play for children ages 2-4.

Elkton, MD

Friday, May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017

Seneca Creek Wildflower Walk

Take in the beauty of spring with a wildflower walk at Seneca Creek State Park.

Gaithersburg, MD

May 26, 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

May 26, 2017

Visit the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum at Pocahontas SP

Learn how, when America was in the grips of the Great Depression, three million men left an undeniable imprint on the nation's landscape.

Chesterfield, VA

May 26, 2017

Gifford Pinchot Wildflower Walk

Wildflower enthusiast and park volunteer, Terry Hoffman, will lead an easy woodland stroll, identifying wildflowers.

Lewisberry, PA

May 26, 2017

Target Archery Introduction at James River SP

First learn about archery safety and about bows, and then go to the James River Park range and shoot.

Gladstone, VA

May 26, 2017

Crabbing at First Landing

Find out about the Chesapeake Bay blue crab and why it is so important to the bay while learning how to catch a few on your own.

Virginia Beach, VA

May 26, 2017

Kayaking 101—Afternoon & Sunset Trips

A combination history and marine ecology kayak program at Kiptopeke State Park.

Cape Charles, VA

May 26, 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

May 26, 2017

Canoeing With The Stars at York River SP

Get away from the bright lights of the city and spend an evening looking at the night sky.

Williamsburg, VA

May 26, 2017

Friday Night by Firelight at Belle Isle SP

Friends, family, and fun can be found at the Belle Isle State Park weekly ranger-led campfire.

Lancaster, VA

Saturday, May 27, 2017

May 27, 2017

Manassas Living History Program

Park volunteers will offer both infantry and artillery demonstrations.

Manassas, VA

May 27, 2017

Public Sails Aboard the Dee of St. Mary’s

The Calvert Marine Museum is offering two-hour public sails aboard the historic skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s.

Solomons, MD

May 27, 2017

Bay Gulls and Coffee on the Kiptopeke Pier

Grab a cup of coffee and observe shore birds and waterfowl passing by on coastal breezes and take a guided stroll on the beach.

Cape Charles, DE

May 27, 2017

In the Shade of Caledon’s Giants

Take guided, easy one and a half mile hike through the old growth forest.

King George, VA

May 27, 2017

Introduction to Birding at Shenandoah River SP

After an introductory presentation take a fun wagon ride to the River Trail to observe and identify the birds discussed in the program

Bentonville, VA

May 27, 2017

Kiptopeke Trail Hike with Spotting Scopes

Using the park's spotting scopes you'll marvel at resident and migrant wildlife, native plants, and historical resources

Cape Charles, VA

May 27, 2017

Pier Fishing at Kiptopeke State Park

A park ranger will be on hand to assist new anglers and providing bait and rods.

Cape Charles, VA

May 27, 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

May 27, 2017

Mariners’ Museum America’s Cup Opening Celebration

Your opportunity to handle materials used to construct the AC72, watch demos that explore hydrofoil technology, and build your own model of a catamaran.

Newport News, VA

May 27, 2017

Let’s Go Fishing!-Children’s Fishing Tourney

Reel in perch, catfish, and memories at Chippokes Plantation.

Surry, VA

May 27, 2017

Birding by Boat Guided Trip

Join birder, Phil Powers, on a search for the beautiful marsh birds of Otter Point Creek.

Abingdon, MD

May 27, 2017

Leesylvania Canoe Tour

Join a ranger for a guided canoe tour on Powell's Creek.

Woodbridge, VA

May 27, 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

May 27, 2017

Catoctin Mountain Laurel Hike

Discover the magnificent stands of Mountain Laurel located along the ridgeline of Catoctin Mountain Park.

Thurmont, MD

May 27, 2017

Morning Float at Twin Lakes SP

Takes a relaxing and easy paddle around Prince Edward Lake in search of wildlife and to discover the history of the park.

Green Bay, VA

May 27, 2017

Pick Your Paddle at York River SP

Explore the beautiful wetlands of Taskinas Creek or the York River with us by kayak or canoe.

Williamsburg, VA

May 27, 2017

Garden Days at Jefferson Patterson Park

Help plant flowers and vegetables in the Native American Village Garden.

St. Leonard, MD

May 27, 2017

Marsh Ecology by Canoe, Jug Bay

Paddle up some of the smaller branches of the Patuxent River to look for beavers, birds, and flowering wetland plants.

Lothian, MD

May 27, 2017

83rd Running of the Fair Hill Races

Enjoy the Historic Fair Hill Steeplechase Races at Fairhill Natural Resource Management Area.

Elkton, MD

May 27, 2017

Fort Frederick Get Into Nature Weekend

Bring your bike, binoculars, kayak/canoe, and camera for a fun-filled day at Fort Frederick.

Big Pool, MD

May 27, 2017

Delaplane Strawberry Festival at Sky Meadows

Enjoy hayrides, field games, dancing, music, magic, storytelling, crafts, a petting farm, an antique car show, a bake sale, hikes on the Appalachian Trail and strawberries!

Delaplane, VA

May 27, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend Activities at Lake Anna

Gold panning, Snakes Alive, fire building, Creek Scene Investigation and more!

Spotsylvania, VA

May 27, 2017

Henricus Militia Muster

Join in for a day of 17th century military training, including marching and fighting with body armor and muskets.

Chester, VA

May 27, 2017

Spring Beginner Archery at Bear Creek

At this basic archery program, learn about recurve and compound bows and how to use them.

Cumberland, VA

May 27, 2017

High Bridge Fortification Tours

Come to High Bridge for a tour of one of the four earthen redoubt fortifications built to guard the approaches to the bridge.

Green Bay, VA

May 27, 2017

Paradise Creek Adventure Kayak Tours

Enjoy a guided tour of Paradise Creek Nature Park’s 11-acre wetland and Paradise Creek during a guided tour led by local outfitter Adventure Kayak Tours.

Portsmouth, VA

May 27, 2017

Antietam Living History Weekend

Volunteers portraying the 24th North Carolina, Company B will present living history programs including musket firing demonstrations

Sharpsburg, MD

May 27, 2017

Defend and Protect: Arming America’s Soldiers, Harper’s Ferry

See this armory town come to life as living history volunteers present the story of Harpers Ferry and the Industrial Revolution.

Harpers Ferry, WV

May 27, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend at Poplar Grove National Cemetery

Learn about the Hallowed Ground Program, the rehabilitation of Poplar Grove Cemetery and the soldiers buried there. Petersburg National Battlefield.

Petersburg, VA

May 27, 2017

Lunch and Learn at Natural Bridge

Meet a park naturalist for some hands-on/minds-on discovery about Natural Bridge State Park.

Natural Bridge, VA

May 27, 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

May 27, 2017

Sail on the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester

Enjoy a 2-hour sail on a Chesapeake Bay Skipjack on the beautiful Choptank River, from Long Wharf in Cambridge MD.

Cambridge, MD

May 27, 2017

Sherlock in the Sand at Caledon SP

Hitch a ride to the shores of the Potomac River and play detective to see which creatures have been active recently.

King George, VA

May 27, 2017

Guided James River Canoe Trip

Join the park interpreter for a 2 mile canoe paddle on the James River at James River State Park!

Gladstone, VA

May 27, 2017

Shenandoah River Eco-Kayak Tour

Enjoy the beauty of the Shenandoah River and learn about its flora and fauna using single kayaks on a gentle stretch of the river,

Bentonville, VA

May 27, 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

May 27, 2017

Fossil Walk at Chippokes Plantation SP

Join an interpreter for an adventure through the abundant fossil beds at Chippokes Plantation State Park.

Surry, VA

May 27, 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

May 27, 2017

Fossil Frenzy at York River SP

Discover relics of very old creatures on a hike to a fossil beach at York River State Park near Williamsburg, Va.

Williamsburg, VA

May 27, 2017

Geocaching/Adventure Hike at Westmoreland SP

Explore a different part of the park and stretch your legs on this geocaching/hiking adventure.

Montross, VA

May 27, 2017

Patuxent River Sunset Boat Tour

Board a pontoon boat for a quiet, sunset cruise on the picturesque Patuxent River.

Upper Marlboro, MD

May 27, 2017

Belle Isle Sunset Canoe Tour

Enjoy a cool breeze, nighttime animals and twinkling stars on this sunset paddle.

Lancaster, VA

May 27, 2017

Tye Overlook Wagon at James River SP

Take a wagon ride to the scenic Tye Overlook and enjoy the prettiest view for miles around and discuss nature and local history.

Gladstone, VA

May 27, 2017

Annual Illumination of the Fredericksburg National Cemetery

The luminaria pays tribute to soldiers who have given their lives for this country.

Fredericksburg, VA

May 27, 2017

Stargazing at York River SP

Join the Virginia Peninsula Astronomy Stargazers for a night of wonder and discovery.

Williamsburg, VA

May 27, 2017

Night Hike at First Landing SP

Join park interpreters for an exciting experience in the dark without the aid of flashlights.

Virginia Beach, VA
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