Events

This Week's Events

Sunday, October 15, 2017

October 15, 2017

Fair Hill International Equestrian Competitions

Bring the entire family to see the country’s top eventers and equine athletes, enjoy special events, visit Kids Corner, and enjoy a weekend in the beautiful Fair Hill, Maryland countryside.

Elkton, MD

October 15, 2017

Slave Dwelling Project Comes to Dorchester

The Slave Dwelling Project will explore Dorchester County's sites of slavery and African American history with living history demonstrations, community conversations, and tours of key sites.

Church Creek, MD

October 15, 2017

Shenandoah Overnight Backpacking: Fall Foliage Edition

Join REI professional Outdoor School instructors for an overnight backpack into one of the most stunning areas of Shenandoah National Park.

Fairfax, VA

October 15, 2017

Steamtown Delaware Water Gap Borough Excursion

All aboard for Steamtown's 104-mile roundtrip train ride to Delaware Water Gap Borough.

Scranton, PA

October 15, 2017

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

October 15, 2017

Kayak with the Eagles at Caledon SP

Take an early morning paddle on the lower Potomac River and watch for bald eagles as they perch in trees and soar along the shoreline at Caledon State Park.

King George, VA

October 15, 2017

London Town Trades Month - Hearth Cooking

Enjoy the aroma of a wood fire in the hearth while volunteers demonstrate the techniques and recipes of our colonial ancestors. ​

Edgewater, MD

October 15, 2017

Fall Farm Days: Life on the Sky Meadows Farm

Farm-themed programs, Mount Bleak House tours, live music, delicious food and drinks for sale, a children's play area, and, of course, the pick-your-own pumpkin patch.

Delaplane, VA

October 15, 2017

CBMM Model Skipjack Races

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum guests are invited to watch model skipjack races at Fogg's Cove waterfront.

St. Michaels, MD

October 15, 2017

CCC History Hike, Patapsco Valley SP

Join a naturalist as we journey back to the 1930’s when the Civilian Conservation Corps traversed the grounds of Patapsco Valley State Park.

Ellicott City, MD

October 15, 2017

John Quincy Adams: A Spirit Unconquerable!

Actor-historian Jim Cooke will impersonate President Adams relating his 1827 visit to the North Point Battlefield. At Todd's Inheritance.

Sparrows Point, MD

October 15, 2017

NHSM Nature Connections: National Fossil Day

Learn all about fossils in celebration of National Fossil Day 2017 at the Natural History Society of Maryland in Baltimore.

Baltimore, MD

October 15, 2017

Big Woods Walk, Montpelier

Join Montpelier Horticulturist Sandy Mudrinich for a hike through Montpelier’s Landmark Forest

Montpelier Station, VA

October 15, 2017

Shape Note Singing in 19th Century America, Sailor’s Creek

Learn about the art of shape notes at Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park.

Rice, VA

October 15, 2017

Paw Paw-Ular Plants, Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary

Learn about North America's largest native fruit. We'll end with a hike to go see these paw-ticular trees.

Upper Marlboro, MD

October 15, 2017

Norfolk Botanical Garden Sunset Boat Cruise

Spend your Sunday evening on a relaxing, extended, and informative sunset cruise on Lake Whitehurst.

Norfolk, VA

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017

Martinak SP Tuesday Cycle

Ride 10 to 15 miles at your pace! It is a great opportunity for those new to cycling.

Denton, MD

October 17, 2017

Ballast Water Invasive Species: The Science of Environmental Regulations

Join us at the oldest state-supported marine lab on the East Coast to learn about innovative research being pioneered by CBL scientists. Our faculty and graduate students are developing…

Solomons, MD

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017

Sotterley First Pick Wednesdays

You can now get your fill of Sotterley's wonderful organic produce mid-week.

Hollywood, MD

October 18, 2017

Birds, Butterflies and Blossoms on the Blue Ridge

Join the Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance on a tour of PEC's Piedmont Memorial Overlook.

Paris, VA

October 18, 2017

Ponding Around at Pickering Creek


Use dip nets and buckets to discover the unique and fascinating creatures that call the Pickering Creek pond home. Fun for all ages! 


Easton, MD

Thursday, October 19, 2017

October 19, 2017

Yorktown Day

Ceremonies, a parade, fifes and drums performances, and special programs commemorate the 236th anniversary of America’s momentous Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown.

Yorktown, VA

October 19, 2017

Rockfish Valley Trails

Experience this scenic setting at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains on this leisurely 3-mile hike along the Rockfish River.

Richmond, VA

October 19, 2017

REI Kayak Tour - Ghosts of the Potomac: Mallow’s Bay

Join REI on a kayak tour of one of the Potomac River's hidden historical treasures: the WWI-era ship graveyard at Mallow's Bay.

Washington, DC

October 19, 2017

Pocahontas SP Caterpillar Club

Join in for a series of adventures exploring our natural world, where we'll have a variety of hands on activities that will foster children's inborn sense of wonder and curiosity.

Chesterfield, VA

October 19, 2017

CBEC Guided Kayak Tour

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

Grasonville, MD

Friday, October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017

Lady Maryland in St. Michaels

Built in 1985 by the Living Classrooms Foundation, Lady Maryland is a replica of a Chesapeake Bay pungy schooner.

St. Michaels, MD

October 20, 2017

Dino Daze at Calvert Marine Museum

Dig for dinosaur bones, make your own dino hat; listen to dinosaur stories; sing special dinosaur songs; and learn the dinosaur stomp dance.

Solomons, MD

October 20, 2017

An Elsworthy Evening on the Chester River

Come aboard the historic Skipjack Elsworth for a sunset sail and enjoy oysters, songs, and lore of the Chesapeake. Worton, MD

Worton, MD

October 20, 2017

Boo at the Zoo

More than 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, decorated trails, and opportunities to learn about some seriously spooky animals at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.

Washington, DC

October 20, 2017

Night of the Living Museum

Enjoy a “wild” night of spooky animals, trail walks, pumpkin carving, pirates and princesses at the Virginia Living Musuem.

Newport News, VA

October 20, 2017

Shenandoah Night Skies Stargazing

Join amateur astronomers as you gaze at the heavenly stars through telescopes at Big Meadows.

, VA

October 20, 2017

London Town Sins and Secrets

Pirates, murder, and scandal aplenty await you on this adults-only, after-hours tour of Historic London Town and Gardens.

Edgewater, MD

October 20, 2017

Night Skies, Shenandoah National Park

Join amateur astronomers as they present a provocative presentation on controlling light pollution as you gaze at the heavenly stars through telescopes.

Stanley, VA

October 20, 2017

Twin Lakes Haunting on the Lake

Ages 13+, stare down several different phobias as you make your way through this heart pounding trail. This is sure to be a scream.

Green Bay, VA

October 20, 2017

Haunted History Hike- Soldiers Delight NEA

Hear ghostly tales of local lore, search for night hunters as a guide leads you by lantern light through the park after dark

Owings Mills, MD

October 20, 2017

Ghosts of Sotterley

Prepare to encounter both the earthly inhabitants and those not of this earth on this spooky outdoor walking tour production!

Hollywood, MD

Saturday, October 21, 2017

October 21, 2017

Lady Maryland in St. Michaels

Built in 1985 by the Living Classrooms Foundation, Lady Maryland is a replica of a Chesapeake Bay pungy schooner.

St. Michaels, MD

October 21, 2017

Pride of Baltimore Last Weekend Sails & Deck Tours

Take advantage of this season's final opportunities to come aboard the Pride.

Baltimore, MD

October 21, 2017

Stratford Hall SquirreLee 5K & Fun Run

Sign up to participate in Stratford Hall's first SquirreLee 5K & Fun Run and receive free admission to the Great House and grounds.

Stratford, VA

October 21, 2017

Jefferson Patterson 5K Run/Walk

Join in the fun and support the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum.

St. Leonard, MD

October 21, 2017

Hoffler Creek Early Bird Paddle

Tag along on Hoffler Creek with experienced paddle guides to catch wading birds and other early risers as the sun makes its way above the trees of the preserve.

Portsmouth, VA

October 21, 2017

Morning Paddle Adventures at Mason Neck

Paddle your kayak or canoe, alongside a certified guide, as you glide along Belmont Bay and into Kane's Creek at Mason Neck State Park.

Lorton, VA

October 21, 2017

Fall Fishing at Kiptopeke SP

This is a great program for adults and children new to fishing.

Cape Charles, VA

October 21, 2017

Calvert Cliffs Fossil Field Experience

Come explore the fossils of Calvert Cliffs with a trained educator from the Calvert Marine Museum.

Solomons, MD

October 21, 2017

Leonardtown Coastal Arts Market

The Coastal Arts Market is an outdoor monthly market held the Third Saturday of every month at Leonardtown Wharf Park.

Leonardtown, MD

October 21, 2017

Mount Vernon Fall Harvest Family Days

Take a horse-drawn wagon ride, make corn husk dolls, and witness 18th-century dancing, farrier (blacksmithing), and wheat-treading demonstrations.

Mount Vernon, VA

October 21, 2017

Introduction to Map & Compass Class at Patapsco

During this field outing, REI guides will teach you how to read contour lines, landmarks and other map features.

Marriottsville, MD

October 21, 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

October 21, 2017

Autumn Potomac Riverwalk

Enjoy an autumn ranger-led walking tour of the memorials and majestic vistas of the National Mall's Riverwalk.

Washington, DC

October 21, 2017

Oyster Gardening Workshop Annapolis 2

This Chesapeake Bay Foundation event is for all new oyster gardeners to get the supplies and training necessary to grow their own oysters

Annapolis, MD

October 21, 2017

Potomac Stewards River Cleanup

Team up with American Rivers, the DC Chapter of the Surfriders Foundation, and Friends of Theodore Roosevelt Island for a fun day of service at this very special local park

Arlington, VA

October 21, 2017

Patapsco Valley SP BioBlitz

This family-friendly event will help you learn to identify species and conduct citizen science that benefits the park and the community!

Ellicott City, MD

October 21, 2017

Patuxent Research Refuge Annual Wildlife Festival

Patuxent Research Refuge's annual Wildlife Festival includes live animal displays, children’s crafts, tram tours, research exhibits, and behind-the-scenes tours of the Research Center.

Laurel, MD

October 21, 2017

Old Fashioned Apple Festival at Little Buffalo SP

See demonstrations of cider squeezing, apple butter boiling, and corn grinding at historic Shoaff’s Mill in Little Buffalo State Park.

Newport, PA

October 21, 2017

Diversions from the French & Indian War, Fort Frederick

Learn about diversions from military life, colonial toys and games, musket firings and a Guy Fawke/Bonfire night.

Big Pool, MD

October 21, 2017

American Indian Festival, Patuxent River Park

Celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of Native Americans, featuring live performances of traditional and contemporary music, dancing, drumming, singing, and storytelling.

Upper Marlboro, MD

October 21, 2017

Holly Point Art & Seafood Festival

There will be 50+ exhibiting artists, excellent seafood, classic boats, antique cars, pirates, children's garden, pier walk display, and creek cruise all at the Deltaville Maritime Museum.

Deltaville, VA

October 21, 2017

Harvest Festival at George Washington Birthplace

Celebrate Washington's love of farming with a variety of harvest activities to prepare for the winter.

Colonial Beach, VA

October 21, 2017

London Town Trades Month - Navigators Round Table

Join historical navigation enthusiasts from across the nation as they gather to build and use the same instruments our ancestors used to cross the Atlantic in centuries past.

Edgewater, MD

October 21, 2017

Chippokes Harvest Festival

Enjoy craft and food vendors and live bluegrass music, hearth cooking, basket weaving, antique farming equipment and spinning demonstrations, sack races, corn hole.

Surry, VA

October 21, 2017

Rest and Rejuvenation Weekend at Sky Meadows State Park

Bring your the whole family, your furry friends, your mountain bike and enjoy a 5K trail run, pony rides, scavenger hunt, corn maze, live music, the pick-your-own pumpkin patch and more.

Delaplane, DE

October 21, 2017

Punkin’ Chunkin’ Fall Festival, Bald Eagle SP

Crafts, Food, Flying Pumpkins oh my!! Save the date!

Howard, PA

October 21, 2017

U.S. Oyster Festival in St. Mary’s County

View exciting shucking competitions, try some tasty oyster recipes, and celebrate St. Mary's County's Chesapeake Bay heritage at this authentic oysterfest.

Leonardtown, MD

October 21, 2017

Scottsville Fall Foliage Float

Join the James River Association for a half-day float beginning at historic Hatton Ferry and concluding in Scottsville.

Scottsville, VA

October 21, 2017

Pumpkin Party at the Zimmerman Center

Unleash your creativity and paint a pumpkin to take home and celebrate fall on the Susquehanna.

Columbia, PA

October 21, 2017

Drink Your Apples: Roeder’s Tavern Cider Making, Harpers Ferry

Join living history staff and volunteers to make cider at White Hall Tavern on Potomac Street.

Harpers Ferry, WV

October 21, 2017

Claude Moore Colonial Market Fair

Warm yourself by the fire and enjoy the splendor of autumn with crisp local apples and hearty breads.

McLean, VA

October 21, 2017

Calvert County Farm Festival

Get to know Calvert County’s rural community by spending a day on five working farms.

, MD

October 21, 2017

Winter Bird Feeding, Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary

Learn about what wintering birds need to eat to survive the winter and make some suet to take home.

Upper Marlboro, MD

October 21, 2017

Art in the Park, Kiptopeke SP

Join a park ranger and experienced Eastern Shore artists to explore the natural, historical, and cultural wonders Kiptopeke through art.

Cape Charles, VA

October 21, 2017

Fall for Twin Lakes Festival

Twin Lakes State Park comes alive with this family centered celebration.

Green Bay, VA

October 21, 2017

Martinak Fall Fest

Bring the family to a free fall festival to enjoy the apple butter, live entertainment and children’s activities at Martinak State Park, Denton.

Denton, MD

October 21, 2017

Moscow, PA Steamtown Excursion

All aboard for a Steamtown NHS excursion to Moscow, Pennsylvania, a small town on the western edge of the Pocono Plateau.

Scranton, PA

October 21, 2017

Wild Foods at Powhatan SP

Explore the outdoors and learn to identify wild food sources and how certain animals have adapted to obtain their favorite foods.

Powhatan, VA

October 21, 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

October 21, 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

October 21, 2017

CBEC Guided Hike: Name That Tree

Join in for a guided hike on Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center’s South Meadow Trail for interpretation on the succession of this meadow into a young forest.

Grasonville, MD

October 21, 2017

Apple Cider Making at Piscataway Park

Learn the art and history of cider making and how to construct your own cider press.

Accokeek, MD

October 21, 2017

James River SP Fall Harvest Festival and Night Trail Run

Enjoy pumpkin carving, candle dipping, apple pressing, 19th century children's games, an apple slingshot, wagon rides and an evening trail run.

Gladstone, VA

October 21, 2017

Fall Foliage Pontoon Tour

Join Park Staff for a relaxing 45 minute boat ride of Clopper Lake aboard the “Blue Heron” to view the changing colors of the park and learn how the environment prepares…

Gaithersburg, MD

October 21, 2017

Jug Bay Fall Foliage Canoe Trip

Paddle up some of the smaller branches of the river to look for beavers, birds, and fall foilage.

Lothian, MD

October 21, 2017

First Landing Fall Festival

Enjoy natural surroundings, hay rides, pumpkin decorating, kids' crafts, roasting s'mores and special exhibits.

Virginia Beach, VA

October 21, 2017

Wild Foods at Powhatan SP

Explore the outdoors and learn to identify wild food sources and how certain animals have adapted to obtain their favorite foods.

Powhatan, VA

October 21, 2017

Native Foodways, Jefferson Patterson Park

Learn about a variety of wild and farmed edibles that would have been available to Native Americans over 400 years ago.

St. Leonard, MD

October 21, 2017

Leesylvania Fall Festival and Haunted History Hike

Where else can you find hayrides, apple launching, pumpkin painting, and a haunted hike all in one place in Northern Virginia?

Woodbridge, VA

October 21, 2017

Mason Neck Fall Colors Hike

Join a ranger for a nice hike, along the Eagle Spur Trail, and view how nature is preparing for winter.

Lorton, VA

October 21, 2017

Early African-American Music Traditions, Blue Ridge Parkway

Enjoy the music of Don Flemons--rooted in history but with a contemporary approach. Galax, Virginia

Galax, VA

October 21, 2017

Historic St. Mary’s Haunted Ship

Don a costume and visit the Maryland Dove, transformed into a not-so-scary haunted ship.

St Marys City, MD

October 21, 2017

Boo at the Zoo

More than 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, decorated trails, and opportunities to learn about some seriously spooky animals at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.

Washington, DC

October 21, 2017

Night of the Living Museum

Enjoy a “wild” night of spooky animals, trail walks, pumpkin carving, pirates and princesses at the Virginia Living Musuem.

Newport News, VA

October 21, 2017

Leight Park Halloween Hike and Campfire

Spend a spooky evening at the park hiking through the woods to discover the creatures of Halloween.

Abingdon, MD

October 21, 2017

Twin Lakes Haunting on the Lake

Ages 13+, stare down several different phobias as you make your way through this heart pounding trail. This is sure to be a scream.

Green Bay, VA

October 21, 2017

Astronomy for Everyone at Sky Meadows

Join Sky Meadows for Junior Astronomer program, a multimedia space research presentation, and a celestial sky tour.

Delaplane, VA

October 21, 2017

York River SP Ghost Trails Hayrides

Join in a spooky hayride thru the woods of the park to discover some of its haunted past through storytelling.

Williamsburg, VA

October 21, 2017

Haunted History Hike- Soldiers Delight NEA

Hear ghostly tales of local lore, search for night hunters as a guide leads you by lantern light through the park after dark

Owings Mills, MD

October 21, 2017

Ghosts of Sotterley

Prepare to encounter both the earthly inhabitants and those not of this earth on this spooky outdoor walking tour production!

Hollywood, MD

October 21, 2017

Autumn Kayaking at Stratford Hall

Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage while paddling down the Potomac River.

Stratford, VA
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