Events

This Week's Events

Sunday, March 19, 2017

March 19, 2017

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

Two weeks of engaging films, talented filmmakers, and insightful speakers. Various locations in the DC area.

Washington, DC

March 19, 2017

Jamestown Settlement Presents Military Through the Ages

Witness the evolution of military power through the centuries at Jamestown Settlement.

Williamsburg, VA

March 19, 2017

Bay View Trail Marvelous Marsh

Join a Mason Neck ranger exploring a trail through "Ward's Gut", to investigate and learn just how important marshes are to wildlife, birds, and our environment!

Lorton, VA

March 19, 2017

Cunningham Falls Maple Syrup Festival

You are invited to take part in the 46th annual Maple Syrup Festival at the William Houck Area of Cunningham Falls State Park.

Thurmont, MD

March 19, 2017

Railroad Society Days

The B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore invites you to its Railroad Society Days weekend.

Baltimore, MD

March 19, 2017

Civil War Comes to Seneca

Join park staff for a 30-45min walking tour of Seneca Civil War history.

Gaithersburg, MD

March 19, 2017

Salamander Spotting at Caledon SP

Take a guided tour of the park as we discover what species of salamanders, frogs, and toads abound in Caledon's wetlands.

King George, VA

March 19, 2017

Rocky Gap Lakeside Loop Hike

Join Naturalist Becky in a five mile hike around Lake Habeeb.

Flintstone, MD

March 19, 2017

Basic Orienteering Skills Classes at Catoctin Mountain

Learn basic map and compass skills with a park ranger at the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center during this one hour class.

Thurmont, MD

March 19, 2017

Pocahontas State Park Good Time Geology

Unearth some fascinating facts about the geology of Pocahontas State Park's piedmont.

Chesterfield, VA

March 19, 2017

Hoffler Sunset Walk for the Vernal Equinox

Join in for a guided tour of the Hoffler Creek preserve's trails as the sun sets on the last day of winter.

Portsmouth, VA

Monday, March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

Two weeks of engaging films, talented filmmakers, and insightful speakers. Various locations in the DC area.

Washington, DC

March 20, 2017

High Bridge Monday Morning Motivation Hike

Come out to High Bridge for a semi-strenuous hike along Camp Paradise Trail with Ranger Bob Flippen.

Green Bay, VA

March 20, 2017

Return of the Peregrine Falcon, Harper’s Ferry

Join Resource Management professionals at Harper's Ferry for the story of peregrine falcons and their triumphant return.

Harpers Ferry, WV

March 20, 2017

Welcome Spring! Campfire
 at Pickering Creek

Ring in the first day of spring by learning about spring migrants while sitting around a campfire, enjoying s'mores, and catching a ride on Pickering Creek's hay wagon!

Easton, MD

March 20, 2017

Screening of Environmental Film: Tidewater

Tidewater explores the challenge of sea level rise in the Tidewater region of Virginia and North Carolina, DC screening.

Washington, DC

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

Two weeks of engaging films, talented filmmakers, and insightful speakers. Various locations in the DC area.

Washington, DC

March 21, 2017

Prothonotary Warbler Information Session

Trek around Flag Ponds Nature Park to learn the nest box locations and prepare them for the season

Lusby, MD

March 21, 2017

Pride of Baltimore Spring Sailabration

Pride of Baltimore, Inc. is celebrating 40 years of Pride in Baltimore with their inaugural Spring Sailabration at the Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI).

Baltimore, MD

March 21, 2017

Star Party Weekend at Stratford

Learn how to observe the night sky with the Rappahannock Astronomy Society at this two-day event at Stratford Hall.

Stratford, VA

March 21, 2017

Rock Creek Conservancy’s Native Plant Workshops

Join Rock Creek Conservancy staff and a local conservation landscaper to discuss the many benefits of native plants for local animals, stream health, and your wallet.

Chevy Chase , MD

March 21, 2017

Mosquitoes, the Zika Virus and Virginia: An Update

This Virginia Living Museum lecture will help you better understand mosquitoes’ roles as carriers and transmitters of the Zika virus.

Newport News, VA

March 21, 2017

NSO at Mt. Vernon

Chamber music performed by members of the National Symphony Orchestra will be prefaced by a brief piece of Mount Vernon history.

Mount Vernon, VA

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 22, 2017

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

Two weeks of engaging films, talented filmmakers, and insightful speakers. Various locations in the DC area.

Washington, DC

March 22, 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

March 22, 2017

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Quarter Launch

Celebrate the launch of a new quarter for the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site at the site.

Washington, DC

March 22, 2017

Life Underground: Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants, Healthy Planet

Learn what healthy soil is, how to know if you have it, and how to build it if you don't at the Adkins Arboretum.

Ridgely, MD

March 22, 2017

Explore Fort McHenry’s History by Candlelight

Experience the history of Fort McHenry on these special candlelight tours.

Baltimore, MD

March 22, 2017

Generations: Stand Like Stonewall at Manassas

Share your passion for history with your child, niece, grandson or friends for this special “Generations” event.

Manassas, VA

March 22, 2017

Fit History Hike: Chewning and Tapp Farms

Discover the dynamic stories of two farm sites transformed by the fighting in May of 1864 on the Wilderness Battlefield.

Orange, VA

Thursday, March 23, 2017

March 23, 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, DE

March 23, 2017

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

Two weeks of engaging films, talented filmmakers, and insightful speakers. Various locations in the DC area.

Washington, DC

March 23, 2017

Grand Opening Celebration of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

The Grand Opening Celebration of the American Revolution Museum will mark 13 days of festivities, with musical performances each afternoon.

Yorktown, VA

Friday, March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

Two weeks of engaging films, talented filmmakers, and insightful speakers. Various locations in the DC area.

Washington, DC

March 24, 2017

Grand Opening Celebration of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

The Grand Opening Celebration of the American Revolution Museum will mark 13 days of festivities, with musical performances each afternoon.

Yorktown, VA

March 24, 2017

Maryland Day Weekend at Historic London Town

Activities include costumed interpreters and visitors can try their hand at making rope and chopping wood. Kids can even dress up in colonial-style clothing!

Edgewater, MD

March 24, 2017

Maryland Day at St. Clement’s Island

Commemorate the first landing of English colonists in Maryland at St. Clement's Island in 1634.

Coltons Point, MD

March 24, 2017

Bobwhites on the Brink

An inspiring national documentary which details the plight of the Northern Bobwhite quail and efforts to restore its habitat range wide, being shown in Bluemont, Va.

Bluemont, VA

March 24, 2017

Caledon Owl Prowl

Discover the resident owls of Caledon as the park comes alive at night.

King George, VA

Saturday, March 25, 2017

March 25, 2017

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

Two weeks of engaging films, talented filmmakers, and insightful speakers. Various locations in the DC area.

Washington, DC

March 25, 2017

Reptiles Bizarre and Beautiful

Experience a close encounter of the reptile kind at the Virginia Living Museum.

Newport News, VA

March 25, 2017

Backyard Birding at North Point

Learn how to identify common feeder birds right outside the North Point State Park Takos Visitor Center!

Edgemere, MD

March 25, 2017

Kid’s Fishing Day at Douthat SP

Children ages 15 and under are inviting to participate in this fun fishing event.

Millboro, VA

March 25, 2017

Grand Opening Celebration of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

The Grand Opening Celebration of the American Revolution Museum will mark 13 days of festivities, with musical performances each afternoon.

Yorktown, VA

March 25, 2017

Wilderness First Aid Course at Belle Isle

A Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Course will be offered at Belle Isle State Park.

Lancaster, VA

March 25, 2017

Project Clean Stream at Masonville Cove

Join the National Aquarium Conservation Team to remove trash and debris from the shoreline at the Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center campus.

Baltimore, DE

March 25, 2017

Mason Neck Hiking Adventure - Bay View

Join a ranger to hike the scenic Bay View Trail, discovering the seasonal changes of plant and animal life.

Lorton, VA

March 25, 2017

Seneca Creek Spring Nature Walk

Come for a walk with Seneca staff to explore what nature has to offer in the spring.

Gaithersburg, MD

March 25, 2017

Fossil Find at Caledon SP

Find out how fossils form and what types can be found at Caledon State Park and then look for your own on the Potomac shoreline

King George, VA

March 25, 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

March 25, 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

March 25, 2017

Maryland Day at Historic St. Mary’s City

Celebrate Maryland’s 383rd anniversary with ceremony, pageantry, speeches, and free admission to living history and museum exhibits.

St. Mary's City, MD

March 25, 2017

28th Massachusetts Camp of Instruction

The 28th Massachusetts Infantry, a famed regiment of the Union Irish Brigade, will hold its annual "camp of instruction" at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.

Fredericksburg, VA

March 25, 2017

Maryland Day Weekend at Historic London Town

Activities include costumed interpreters and visitors can try their hand at making rope and chopping wood. Kids can even dress up in colonial-style clothing!

Edgewater, MD

March 25, 2017

400th Anniversary of the Death of Pocahontas

Commemorate the death of Pocahontas and learn about the friendship of the colonists and Powhatan Indians during the winter preceding her death.

Chester, VA

March 25, 2017

Osprey Adventure at Leight Park

Hike to spy on Leight Park's osprey couple and see if they have begun adding to their nest.

Abingdon, MD

March 25, 2017

Animal Tracks at Powhatan SP

Learn to identify common tracks found in the park.

Powhatan, VA

March 25, 2017

Twin Lakes Survival Hike

Learn everything from what you should bring, to how to build a survival shelter.

Green Bay, VA

March 25, 2017

Geocaching 101

Learn how to use a GPS unit and become a pro at this modern-day treasure hunt at this special Powhatan State Park event.

Powhatan, VA

March 25, 2017

Basic Orienteering Skills Classes at Catoctin Mountain

Learn basic map and compass skills with a park ranger at the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center during this one hour class.

Thurmont, MD

March 25, 2017

Let’s Hike the Spur Line Trail near High Bridge

Take a hike along a newly developed trail to a rarely visited part of High Bridge Trail State Park.

Green Bay, VA

March 25, 2017

Caledon Forest Explorer

Take a guided walk through the ancient forests of Caledon State Park.

King George, VA

March 25, 2017

Build a Toy Boat at the Calvert Marine Museum

Make your own toy boat in the Maritime History Hall with sessions starting on the half hour.

Solomons, MD

March 25, 2017

Mason Neck Owl Prowl

Join a ranger to discover the different species of owls found at Mason Neck State Park, see if they may be successful at "calling" the owls closer.

Lorton, VA

March 25, 2017

Owl Prowl at Leight Park

Explore the woods on a cold winter evening at Bosely Conservancy to learn about and locate the owls that call this bottomland hardwood swamp home.

Abingdon, MD

March 25, 2017

Astronomy for Everyone, Sky Meadows

The evening begins with the half-hour Ranger-led "Junior Astronomer" program for children ages 5-12 then everyone can observe deep space objects through telescopes provided by volunteers.

Delaplane, VA

March 25, 2017

Stargazing at York River SP

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

Williamsburg, VA

March 25, 2017

Earth Hour at First Landing SP

Celebrate the planet we live on, as First Landing State Park participates in this year's Earth Hour.

Virginia Beach, VA
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