Events

This Week's Events

Sunday, August 20, 2017

August 20, 2017

Spring Gap to Evitts Creek Aqueduct Bike Ride

Enjoy a ranger-guided 10 mile bike ride on the C&O Canal.

Cumberland, MD

August 20, 2017

Niagara Movement Pilgrimage to John Brown’s Fort

Retrace the footsteps of the men and women of Niagara (now the NAACP) during this 110th anniversary walk and ranger-led tour to the site of the John Brown Fort.

Harpers Ferry, VA

August 20, 2017

World’s Greatest Summer Dayhike: White Oak Canyon

Join REI's professional guides this summer for a unique hiking experience in Shenandoah's most refreshing summer hiking destination.

Fairfax, VA

August 20, 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

August 20, 2017

Twin Lakes Birding Adventure

Join us to start your birding adventure with a hike around the Goodwin Lake Trail in search of these beautiful creatures.

Green Bay, VA

August 20, 2017

Home Front: Ladies’ Aid Society - Fort Washington

Ladies' aid societies during the American Civil War were dedicated to providing supplies to soldiers on the battlefield and caring for sick and wounded soldiers.

Fort Washington, MD

August 20, 2017

Summer Survival Series - Potomac Overlook RP

Children 9-13 learn about edible plants, fire making, tracking, navigating, water purification and more!

Arlington, VA

August 20, 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

August 20, 2017

Belle Isle, Aww Shucks, Oysters!

Help to tend a whole new type of garden–an oyster garden–at Belle Isle State Park

Lancaster, VA

August 20, 2017

Learn to Raise Monarchs, Sky Meadows

Learn how to protect this species by raising monarchs and improving habitat for this at-risk butterfly.

Delaplane, VA

August 20, 2017

CBEC Guided Kayak Trip

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

Grasonville, MD

August 20, 2017

London Town Free Summer Concerts

Enjoy music in gardens overlooking the South River.

Edgewater, MD

Monday, August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017

Viewing the Great American Eclipse at the VLM

Telescope viewing of eclipse at the Virginia Living Museum.

Newport News, VA

August 21, 2017

Shenandoah Eco-River Tour

Enjoy a relaxing tube float on the Shenandoah and learn about the flora and fauna of the region!

Bentonville, VA

August 21, 2017

Mysteries of the Eclipse - Adkins Arboretum

Come for a whole day of fun to experience the first total solar eclipse visible from the continental United States in nearly four decades.

Ridgely, MD

August 21, 2017

Chesapeake Storytelling Festival

Come and spend a full day listening to national and local oral storytellers at inside venues of the Chesapeake College on Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore.

Wye Mills, MD

August 21, 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

August 21, 2017

Kiptopeke Solar Eclipse Party

Join in for a Solar Eclipse Party with Solar Eclipse viewing, Solar Art in the Park, kids games, and more.

Cape Charles, VA

August 21, 2017

Eclipse Garden Party at Peterson Woods

Come out for an informal lawn party at Peterson Woods, the newest addition to Pickering Creek Audubon Center. Enjoy lawn games with staff, tour the trails and gardens, then grab…

Easton, MD

August 21, 2017

Illuminating the Dark Side of the Moon - Solar Eclipse Viewing at Pocahontas SP

Prepare for a partial solar eclipse viewing with a ranger and learn more about why this astronomical event is special.

Chesterfield, VA

August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse Viewing at Fort Washington Park

Join us at Fort Washington National Park to witness a solar eclipse!

Fort Washington, MD

August 21, 2017

CBMM Timber Framing Workshop

Learn about the age-old building process of timber framing, help layout the building plan, and create all the needed mortise and tenons using hand tools.

St. Michaels, MD

August 21, 2017

Anacostia River Explorers Tours

These free, guided boat tours launch from a variety of locations up and down the Anacostia River, and are funded by the District’s disposable bag fee.

, DC

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

August 22, 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

August 22, 2017

York County Bass Anglers Bass Tournament

York County Bass Anglers is sponsoring a bass tournament on Pinchot Lake.

Lewisberry, PA

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

August 23, 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

August 23, 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

August 23, 2017

Sotterley First Pick Wednesdays

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

Hollywood, MD

August 23, 2017

Paddle Ware Creek

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

Spotsylvania, VA

August 23, 2017

Anacostia River Explorers Tours

These free, guided boat tours launch from a variety of locations up and down the Anacostia River, and are funded by the District’s disposable bag fee.

, DC

August 23, 2017

GAP-C&O Canal Bicycle Tour Trip Planning, REI

A free presentation at the Washington, DC REI on how to plan your cycling adventure along the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal.

Washington, DC

Thursday, August 24, 2017

August 24, 2017

Glen Echo Summer Concert Series

Enjoy free concerts at Glen Echo Park.

Glen Echo, MD

Friday, August 25, 2017

August 25, 2017

Paw Paw Bends Paddle

This 3-day paddle trip in the Paw Paw Bends area of the Potomac River includes 2 nights camping out.

Paw Paw, WV

August 25, 2017

155th Anniversary Commemoration of First Manassas

Join park staff as we commemorate the 155th anniversary of the First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) with a variety of historian led walking tours and living history demonstrations.

Manassas, VA

August 25, 2017

CBF’s Oyster Restoration Shell Shaking

Help the Chesapeake Bay Foundation prepare the "homes" of the next generation of Chesapeake Bay oysters!

Shady Side, MD

August 25, 2017

Monocacy National Battlefield Founders Day

Find Your Park at Monocacy National Battlefield & help celebrate the National Park Service’s 101 years of serving the public.

Frederick, MD

August 25, 2017

Hooked on Fishing the Shenandoah

Learn the basics of rigging a fishing pole and basic fishing techniques while you try to catch different species of fish in the Shenandoah.

Bentonville, VA

August 25, 2017

RiverPalooza–Shenandoah River Snorkeling Float

Look for sunken treasure, check out fish species, run the best whitewater on the Shenandoah--all in one trip.

Bentonville, VA

August 25, 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

August 25, 2017

Discover Monarchs at Gunpowder SP

Search through milkweed patches at the Days Cove area, looking for Monarch caterpillars and other insects that call milkweed home.

Kingsville, MD

August 25, 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

August 25, 2017

Explore Dutch Gap Islands by Kayak

Brush up on your paddling skills and explore the islands in the Dutch Gap lagoon.

Chester, VA

August 25, 2017

Friday Night Fishing with Anacostia Riverkeeper

Join Anacostia Riverkeeper for catch and release fishing at Diamond Teague Park.

Washington, DC

August 25, 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

August 25, 2017

Rocky Gap Sunset Paddle

Join Naturalist Katelynn for an exploration paddle on Lake Habeeb at Rocky Gap State Park.

Flintstone, DE

August 25, 2017

Canoes on the Creek at Gunpowder Falls

Enjoy a naturalist-led canoe trip along Saltpeter Creek from Dundee Creek Marina.

Middle River, MD

August 25, 2017

Sunset Kayak Trip at Caledon State Park

Enjoy a sunset paddle on the lower Potomac River.

King George, VA

August 25, 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

August 25, 2017

Chesapeake Ghost Walk at Furnace Town

Join Chesapeake Ghost Tours for a 1.5 hour paranormal investigation at Furnace Town in Snow Hill.

Snow Hill, MD

Saturday, August 26, 2017

August 26, 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

August 26, 2017

Paw Paw Bends Paddle

This 3-day paddle trip in the Paw Paw Bends area of the Potomac River includes 2 nights camping out.

Paw Paw, WV

August 26, 2017

Williamsport C&O Canal Days

Join in for the 40th Annual Canal Days Festival in Williamsport! There will be Arts & Crafts vendors, Great food and drinks, Entertainment, and much more.

Williamsport, MD

August 26, 2017

Shenandoah Hiking Series: Little Devil Stairs

Join REI's professional guides on one of their favorite trails in Shenandoah National Park.

Fairfax, VA

August 26, 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

August 26, 2017

Take Me Fishing, Seneca Creek SP

Join an expert angler for a beginner’s course in fishing.

Gaithersburg, MD

August 26, 2017

155th Anniversary Commemoration of First Manassas

Join park staff as we commemorate the 155th anniversary of the First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) with a variety of historian led walking tours and living history demonstrations.

Manassas, VA

August 26, 2017

Westmoreland Fossils and Fun Kayak Trip

Paddle along part of the park's natural coast line on the Potomac River.

Montross, VA

August 26, 2017

Open Barn at Greenwell

Meet Greenwell's pony Summer, residents goats, watch a riding lesson and learn more about Greenwell's equestrian programs.

Hollywood, MD

August 26, 2017

Algonkian Morning Paddle Tour

Paddle among the islands that are stretched out on this beautiful section of the Potomac River.

Sterling, VA

August 26, 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

August 26, 2017

Jug Bay Free Canoe River Clean Up

Have fun on the water and help clean up the Patuxent River.

Lothian, MD

August 26, 2017

Estuaries Day at York River SP

Ranger guided activities include fossil hunting, hiking, paddling, and seining plus a 5K race and EVMB-led mountain biking.

Williamsburg, VA

August 26, 2017

Nature Photography in Shenandoah Seminar

Professional photographers will share their expertise through classroom instruction and field sessions.

Stanley, VA

August 26, 2017

Women’s Equality Day

Join in on Women’s Equality Day to explore the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument museum.

Washington, DC

August 26, 2017

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

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

Surry, VA

August 26, 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

August 26, 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

August 26, 2017

The Burning of Washington and the War of 1812

Join in this National Mall ranger-led walk to commemorate the dire events of August 1814

Washington, DC

August 26, 2017

Wildlife Conservation Day at Patuxent Refuge

Enjoy and explore being in nature through children’s crafts, family adventure scavenger hunts, live animals, fly tying, fishing, archery and more.

Laurel, MD

August 26, 2017

Get Outdoors Day at Hazel Discovery Center

FREE active outdoor family fun day with archery, firearm safety, kayaking, mountain biking, wildlife watching and more at the Hazel Outdoor Discovery Center.

Eden, MD

August 26, 2017

Basket Weaving Workshop, Jefferson Patterson Park

This Jefferson Patterson Park workshop will show you the basic skills and techniques to weave your own baskets.

St Leonard, MD

August 26, 2017

Civilian Conservation Corps - A Few Good Men

Visit a part of Historic Cabin Camp 3 with a ranger telling the hidden stories of Prince William Forest Park.

Triangle, VA

August 26, 2017

Guided Tour of Furnace Town

Meet Furnace town artisans, and learn the story of the people that lived and worked at Furnace Town - and hear a ghost story or two

Snow Hill, MD

August 26, 2017

Beginner Weaving Class at Furnace Town

Experience the traditional art of weaving in our Introduction to Weaving Class.

Snow Hill, MD

August 26, 2017

Remembering American Veterans of the 20th Century

A ranger led tour visiting memorials to the World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam Wars.

Washington, DC

August 26, 2017

Run of the Mill, Rock Creek

Friends of Peirce Mill invite you to drop in and discover Washington DC's only surviving gristmill in action.

Washington, DC, DC

August 26, 2017

Leight Park Picnic Paddle

Work up an appetite kayaking the Otter Creek marsh, then stop on Snake Island for an al fresco lunch, food and ambiance provided!

Abingdon, MD

August 26, 2017

Family Fun Day at Hart-Miller Island

Join naturalists for a day of fun in the sun on Hart-Miller Island!

Essex, MD

August 26, 2017

Gardens and Dirt - Summer Saturdays at Gunston Hall

Mason Neck State Park is joining Gunston Hall for their Summer Saturdays guided walks.

Lorton, VA

August 26, 2017

Flying High at Patapsco Valley

Find out what animals migrate through Maryland and where they go! Make a kite of your own to fly in the park and to take home!

Catonsville, MD

August 26, 2017

Scales and Tales - Live Show at the Maryland State Fair

Don't miss this terrific opportunity to get up close and personal with birds of prey, reptiles and more at the Maryland State Fair!

Lutherville-Timonium, MD

August 26, 2017

Dig it! Montpelier Archaeology Tour

This tour will highlight the many different components of the archaeological discovery process at Montpelier, including Locating, Excavating, Analyzing, and Reconstructing.

Montpelier Station, VA

August 26, 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

August 26, 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

August 26, 2017

Celebrate Women Bike Ride on the National Mall

Peek behind the scenes of the iconic memorials around Pennsylvania Avenue to discover the extraordinary contributions women have made to our national story.

Washington, DC

August 26, 2017

A 19th Century Style Bake Sale at Harpers Ferry

The public is invited to purchase fresh baked sour dough, leaven rolls or street corner food, and large soft pretzels all baked at the park's bee hive oven.

Harpers Ferry, WV

August 26, 2017

Veterans on the Susquehanna

Join Heroes on the Water and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation as we celebrate our 3rd annual Veterans on the Susquehanna paddling event.

Wrightsville, PA

August 26, 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

August 26, 2017

Caledon Beachcombing & Fossil Finding Kayak Trip

Search for fossils as you beachcomb parts of the Caledon State Park shore that are not accessible by land.

King George, VA

August 26, 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

August 26, 2017

Marshy Point Crabby Canoe Trip

Join a Marshy Point Naturalist and travel the trap-line to unveil their secret lives

Baltimore, MD

August 26, 2017

Crabbing 101

A great introduction to crabbing at the Belle Isle State Park pier.

Lancaster, VA

August 26, 2017

Sunset on the James Paddle

Let your worries melt away with this beautiful canoe paddle at Chippokes Plantation.

Surry, VA

August 26, 2017

Music at the Marina - U.S. U.S. Navy Band Country Current

Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic basket and enjoy the Country Current at Leesylvania State Park.

Woodbridge, VA

August 26, 2017

Bosely Night Hike at Leight Park

Experience the woods of Bosely Conservancy on a warm summer's evening. Look for owls, bats, frogs and more under the light of the moon.

Abingdon, MD

August 26, 2017

Stargazing with the Crewe Astronomy Club, Powhatan SP

Powhatan State Park telescopes and monitors will be set up for you to get an up-close look at the incredible wonders of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Powhatan, VA

August 26, 2017

Shenandoah Astronomical Society

The Shenandoah Astronomical Society will set up their huge telescopes and find interesting things for you to observe.

Bentonville, VA

August 26, 2017

Antietam 2nd Wisconsin Hike

Follow the men of Old Northwest Volunteers as they portray a company of the 2nd Wisconsin retracting their steps and marching south using the Cornfield Trail.

Sharpsburg, VA

August 26, 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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