Events

This Week's Events

Sunday, June 25, 2017

June 25, 2017

Wyoming Valley 3-Day River Fest

RiverFest is an event that celebrates the beauty, splendor and historical significance of the Susquehanna River as it flows through the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania.

Kingston, PA

June 25, 2017

Shenandoah River and Roots Festival

Peruse the farmers’ market, hop on a tube and float down the river, listen to a lineup of topnotch bands, peruse vendors, dance and more in Berryville, VA.

Berryville, VA

June 25, 2017

Great American Campout at Sky Meadows

Don't miss your chance to camp out in the beautiful Historic Mount Bleak backyard.

Delaplane, VA

June 24, 2017

Great American Campout at Fairhill NRMA

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to experience the serene beauty of Fair Hill NRMA at this primitive camping experience!F

Elkton, MD

June 24, 2017

Great American Backyard Campout at Jug Bay/Cancelled

CANCELLED

Lothian, MD

June 25, 2017

Great American Campout ON High Bridge

Your chance to camp out ON TOP OF High Bridge!

Green Bay, VA

June 25, 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

June 25, 2017

Learn to Kayak Class at Seneca Creek

This REI class will introduce students to the basics of paddling a kayak in a mild setting and at a relaxed pace.

Gaithersburg, MD

June 25, 2017

Maryland Boating Safety Course at Havre De Grace MM

This course, taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, satisfies the requirements for operating a vessel on Maryland waters.

Havre de Grace, MD

June 25, 2017

REI Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing Class at C&O Canal

This REI class teaches basic climbing skills and technique including specialized equipment use, proper fit of specialized equipment, site safety, knot tying, belay technique, basic climbing technique.

Carderock, MD

June 25, 2017

Introduction to Map & Compass Class at Fountainhead

During this field outing at Fountainhead Regional Park, REI instructors will teach you how to read contour lines, landmarks and other map features.

Fairfax Station, VA

June 25, 2017

Birding by Boat Guided Trip

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

Abingdon, MD

June 25, 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

June 25, 2017

St. Mary’s River Oyster Planting

Help the St. Mary's River Watershed Association introduce thousands of oysters to their "forever home."

St. Mary's City, MD

June 25, 2017

To Garrison the Fort…Fort Frederick

Experience life at the fort during the French and Indian War.

Big Pool, MD

June 25, 2017

Introduction to Outdoor Photography at Pohick Bay

Join REI Outdoor School's photography instructors as you learn techniques enabling you to turn everyday snapshots into beautiful compositions.

Lorton, VA

June 25, 2017

Ball’s Bluff: How Artillery during the Civil War Worked

Visit with a Confederate artillery officer and enlisted men to learn what it took to operate, load and fire a cannon during the Civil War.

Leesburg, VA

June 25, 2017

“Is My Sandwich a Dinosaur?”

Find out all about dinosaurs and what fossils (and chicken sandwiches!) can teach us about these incredible animals at the Virginia Living Museum.

Newport News, VA

June 25, 2017

Mud Day is Family Fun at Annmarie Garden

Explore some squishy art projects, play in the mud kitchen, create a terrarium, paint with mud - and cavort in our mega and mini mud pits!

Dowell, MD

June 25, 2017

Petersburg Confederate Artillery Demonstrations

A discussion and demonstration of how a 12 pounder Napoleon cannon was fired during the Civil War at Petersburg National Battlefield.

Petersburg, VA

June 25, 2017

Montour Preserve Paddle

Up to three hours of paddling instruction, exploring the nooks and crannies of the Lake Chillisquaque and a chance to try SUPs.

Turbotville, PA

June 25, 2017

World War II and the Eastern Shore

Learn how residents of VA's Coast dealt with the threat of German U-boats off the coast, rations, and blackouts at Kiptopeke State Park.

Cape Charles, VA

June 25, 2017

Learn to Kayak Class at Seneca Creek

This REI class will introduce students to the basics of paddling a kayak in a mild setting and at a relaxed pace.

Gaithersburg, MD

Monday, June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017

Botanical Invasion, Harpers Ferry

Take a walk on Virginius Island and learn how to identify and record invasive plant species with your smartphone.

Harpers Ferry, WV

June 26, 2017

First Landing Swamp Stomp

Walk down the Bald Cypress Trail at First Landing State Park and try your luck scooping up amphibians and any other denizens of the swamp water.

Virginia Beach, VA

June 26, 2017

“Is My Sandwich a Dinosaur?”

Find out all about dinosaurs and what fossils (and chicken sandwiches!) can teach us about these incredible animals at the Virginia Living Museum.

Newport News, VA

June 26, 2017

Magic of Summer Night Hike

Summer nights are a magical time at Pickering Creek Audubon Center!

Easton, MD

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

June 27, 2017

Bear Creek SUP in the Morning Adult Program

Learn to use a stand up paddleboard (SUP) at Bear Creek State Park.

Cumberland, VA

June 27, 2017

Bear Creek Bulls Eye Adventure Package

This archery package will include beginning and intermediate level instruction in archery, but will also include activities to increase your skills. Bear Creek Lake State Park.

Cumberland, VA

June 27, 2017

“Is My Sandwich a Dinosaur?”

Find out all about dinosaurs and what fossils (and chicken sandwiches!) can teach us about these incredible animals at the Virginia Living Museum.

Newport News, VA

June 27, 2017

CBF Oyster Gardener Seminars

These Chesapeake Bay Foundation seminars will teach you how to maintain your oyster garden once you receive your provided spat.

, VA

June 27, 2017

Pick Your Paddle - Douthat History Float

You can choose to float in a kayak, canoe, paddle boat, or hydro bike as you paddle through time at Douthat State Park.

Millboro, VA

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017

Bear Creek Lake Wet and Wild Adventure Package

Investigate the nooks and crannies of Bear Creek Lake by canoe, while improving your outdoor skills.

Cumberland, VA

June 28, 2017

“Is My Sandwich a Dinosaur?”

Find out all about dinosaurs and what fossils (and chicken sandwiches!) can teach us about these incredible animals at the Virginia Living Museum.

Newport News, VA

June 28, 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

June 28, 2017

Paddle Ware Creek

Enjoy a peaceful paddle along the shores of Lake Anna into Ware Creek.

Spotsylvania, VA

June 28, 2017

Piscataway Conoy Lecture Series

An investigation into the PCT's ability to survive and thrive during the colonization and expansion of the early United States

Upper Marlboro, MD

June 28, 2017

Bike Through History with Gunpowder SP

Join a Gunpowder SP knowledgeable guide to learn about the history of the Northern Central railroad and Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail.

Cockeysville, MD

June 28, 2017

All the President’s Gardens at Sotterley Plantation

Both history buffs and gardeners will revel in the fascinating tidbits about the gardens of Presidents from Washington to Obama.

Hollywood, MD

Thursday, June 29, 2017

June 29, 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

June 29, 2017

Paddle Raccoon or Plantation Creek

Head over to the Eastern Shore Wildlife Refuge and put in at Raccoon Creek for a paddle around the refuge

Cape Charles, VA

June 29, 2017

“Is My Sandwich a Dinosaur?”

Find out all about dinosaurs and what fossils (and chicken sandwiches!) can teach us about these incredible animals at the Virginia Living Museum.

Newport News, VA

June 29, 2017

Birding for Beginners at Powhatan

Enjoy a guided hike to experience the popular pastime of birding and learn about common birds in the park.

Powhatan, VA

June 29, 2017

Naturally Speaking: “We Love Bugs!”

Don't get bugged about bugs -- come learn about them at the Virginia Living Museum!

Newport News, VA

June 29, 2017

Bats Above Us at Lake Anna

Join naturalists at Lake Anna State Park and discover how you can help local bat populations and even entice natures "bug zappers" to come to your yard.

Spotsylvania, VA

Friday, June 30, 2017

June 30, 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

June 30, 2017

Geocaching 101 at Powhatan SP

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

June 30, 2017

First Landing Swamp Stomp

Walk down the Bald Cypress Trail at First Landing State Park and try your luck scooping up amphibians and any other denizens of the swamp water.

Virginia Beach, VA

June 30, 2017

“Is My Sandwich a Dinosaur?”

Find out all about dinosaurs and what fossils (and chicken sandwiches!) can teach us about these incredible animals at the Virginia Living Museum.

Newport News, VA

June 30, 2017

Meditative Walk at Tuckahoe SP

Free your mind by walking contemplatively focusing on your breathing and intention.

Queen Anne, MD

June 30, 2017

Leesylvania Wetland Walk

Explore the wet side of the park on this guided hike into the tidal wetlands along Bushey Point.

Woodbridge, VA

June 30, 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

June 30, 2017

Sunset Kayak Tour of the DC Monuments

REI Outdoor School Instructors will be your guide on this incredible paddling tour departing from Gravelly Point and up river to Columbia Island for a catered box dinner.

Arlington, VA

June 30, 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

June 30, 2017

Independence Fireworks at Mount Vernon

Enjoy a patriotic evening filled with dazzling nighttime fireworks, mansion tours, musical performances, and games on George Washington’s beloved estate!

Mount Vernon, VA

June 30, 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, July 1, 2017

July 1, 2017

Independence Day Festivities at Great Falls Tavern

Celebrate Independence Day the way Americans did in the nineteenth century! Join us for boat rides and live ice cream making demonstration.

Potomac, MD

July 1, 2017

Battle of Gettysburg Anniversary

Join National Park Service Rangers, living historians, and Licensed Battlefield Guides for special anniversary hikes, walks, and talks.

Gettysburg, PA

July 1, 2017

Jug Bay Bird Walk

Learn the skills of identifying the birds of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary by sight and sound.

Lothian, MD

July 1, 2017

REI Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing Class at C&O Canal

This REI class teaches basic climbing skills and technique including specialized equipment use, proper fit of specialized equipment, site safety, knot tying, belay technique, basic climbing technique.

Carderock, MD

July 1, 2017

SUP Morning Nature Tour at Pohick Bay

A stunning and picturesque SUP exploration of wildlife on the marsh wetlands at Pohick Bay Regional Park.

Lorton, VA

July 1, 2017

Leight Park Shoreline Breakfast Stroll

Wake up early to hike the shoreline of Otter Point Creek at low tide before enjoying a delicious breakfast by the water.

Abingdon, MD

July 1, 2017

Free Family Fishing Days at Codorus SP

Discover just how much fun fishing can be when you do it together at this Free Family Fishing Program in Hanover, PA.

Hanover, PA

July 1, 2017

Malvern Hill Anniversary Weekend

Join park rangers, historians, and living history demonstrators for the annual commemoration of the 1862 battle of Malvern Hill at Richmond National Battlefield.

Richmond, VA

July 1, 2017

Get to Know Your Monticello Trails

Join a Monticello Trail Ranger for this informal ramble along one of the park’s many rustic woodland paths.

Charlottesville, DE

July 1, 2017

Caledon Express

Climb aboard the hay wagon and hitch a ride to Caledon Marsh, Boyd's Hole, and Jones Pond.

King George, VA

July 1, 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

July 1, 2017

Turtle Census at the VLM

Help the Virginia Living Museum collect, clean and identify the turtle they have netted.

Newport News, VA

July 1, 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

July 1, 2017

“The Fort is Pretty Full”, Fort Frederick

Celebrate the 4th of July at Fort Frederick with musket firing demonstrations, hearth cooking demonstrations, and military drills.

Big Pool, MD

July 1, 2017

“Is My Sandwich a Dinosaur?”

Find out all about dinosaurs and what fossils (and chicken sandwiches!) can teach us about these incredible animals at the Virginia Living Museum.

Newport News, VA

July 1, 2017

Dino on the Loose! at the VLM

Don't miss the walking T-rex at the Virginia Living Museum's Dinosaur Discovery Trail.

Newport News, VA

July 1, 2017

Invasive Plant Removal at Greenbelt Park

Help remove invasive plants from the park each first Saturday of the month.

Greenbelt, MD

July 1, 2017

Pride of Baltimore Homecoming and Deck Tours

Welcome Pride of Baltimore II home from her two month, 2,700+ nautical mile summer voyage.

Fells Point, MD

July 1, 2017

Kayak Into the Past at Caledon

Take a leisurely paddle down the historic Potomac River, and learn about the amazing stories and tales that make up the 400 year history of Caledon State Park.

King George, VA

July 1, 2017

The Farmer’s Forge at Sky Meadows SP

Stop by the Blacksmith Shop and see blacksmiths fashion iron into helpful tools and kitchen items used on the farm.

Delaplane, VA

July 1, 2017

The Settle’s Kettle at Sky Meadows

Watch as a Sky Meadows enactor cooks delicious dishes using seasonal foods and 19th century cooking methods.

Delaplane, VA

July 1, 2017

Historic Landscape Tour of Montpelier

Llearn how the grounds of Montpelier became a trove of champion trees and unique plantings

Montpelier Station, VA

July 1, 2017

Dino on the Loose! at the VLM

Don't miss the walking T-rex at the Virginia Living Museum's Dinosaur Discovery Trail.

Newport News, VA

July 1, 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

July 1, 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

July 1, 2017

Gunpowder Canoe

Experience the mysterious marshes of the Gunpowder River as you paddle the shores near Mariner Point Park.

Abingdon, MD

July 1, 2017

Stream to Sea Stroll at York River SP

Take a walk to and discover life in four different aquatic ecosystems within York River State Park.

Williamsburg, VA

July 1, 2017

Independence Fireworks at Mount Vernon

Enjoy a patriotic evening filled with dazzling nighttime fireworks, mansion tours, musical performances, and games on George Washington’s beloved estate!

Mount Vernon, VA

July 1, 2017

Presidents and Indians at the National Mall

Come learn about American Indian-European American relations in this nation's history through the interactions of U.S. Presidents and First Americans.

Washington, DC

July 1, 2017

Big Band Night at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Enjoy The Shades of Blue Orchestra for a live performance followed by the St. Michaels fireworks after dusk.

St. Michaels, MD

July 1, 2017

Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s Salute to Independence Concert

The Salute to Independence Concert begins at 7:30 and will be followed by fireworks at Antietam National Battlefield.

Sharpsburg, MD
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