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Upcoming Events
Our Parks, Recreation and Events Department hosts and co-sponsors a number of events throughout the year for you and your family to enjoy.


Holiday Greeting Cards  
On display now through December 26, 2017 in Hurkamp Park

Stop by to visit the cards and take a selfie, share with friends, come back and do it again. It’s FREE to visit the cards and take all the photos you’d like. Featuring four card designs: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa & Happy Holidays. Share Your Pics!! Use #FxbgHolidays2017 when posting on Facebook and Instagram. 

Sponsored by Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated. Call 540-372-1086 or visit


Dog Gone Christmas Party!
Friday, December 15 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Dorothy Hart Community Center
$8 (up to two dogs)

Do something special with your dog(s) this holiday season!! Come out and play, eat, sing, and take photos of you and your pets at our Dog Christmas Party. We will have kibble for you and food for your dog ugh strike that we will have food for you and kibble for your dog. Join the Pet/Master Christmas Outfit Contest and more! To benefit the Fredericksburg SPCA. Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Register online now. Questions? Call 540-372-1086 or email us for details.


Snowball Fights 
Thursday, December 28 at  6:00pm – 8:00pm
Riverfront Park
$3 per person or 2 people for $5 to stay and play for the night. All ages are invited to join the fun!

One night only, join us for an evening of snowball fight matches using our fun-to-throw polyester “snowballs.” Held snow or shine. Come dressed for the weather, bring drinking water. Vendors will be available for purchasing refreshments in the park. Children must be supervised by an accompanying adult. Teens and adults, bring your group of friends and we’ll schedule you for an adults-only match if you’re up for the challenge (matches are every 15 minutes). Location: Riverfront Parkin downtown Fredericksburg. Signed waivers are required to play, pick up your waiver at the Dorothy Hart Community Center in advance or complete one on-site at the gate.

Pay at the gate. Questions? Call 540-372-1086 or email us now for details.


Family Fun Night
New Year’s Eve in Riverfront Park
Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 6:00pm-9:00pm
FREE Admission, Families welcome!

Family Fun Night includes:
  • Duskwhales Band
  • Unicyle Lady
  • Emcee Charlie Frye
  • Dance Performances
  • Kids’ Games
  • Interactive Drum Circle
  • Obstacle Course
  • Bounce Castle
  • Bubble Wrap Stomp
  • Teen Area & “Hit the Deck” DJ
  • Fire Pits
  • Gryoscope Ride
  • Story Photo Booth
  • Food Vendors
  • Raffles & Prizes

PLUS Early 9:00pm Countdown and Ping Pong Ball Drop!!!

Family Fun Night is sponsored by Cox Communications, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated and Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events Department.

Questions? Call 540-372-1086 or email us now for details.

Father & Daughter Dance

Friday, February 2, 2018
6:30pm - 8:30pm

at the Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal Street

Girls ages 4 - 12 yrs
Pre-registration: $12 per couple ($6 ea. add’l daughter)
At the Door: $15 per couple ($8 each add’l daughter)

Attention Dads!! Our Annual Valentine’s Dance is a chance for fathers, stepdads, grandpas, and uncles to treat their little sweethearts to an evening of dress-up, fun and dancing. It’s a magical evening for dads and daughters alike. Girls must be between 4 -12 yrs old. Light refreshments will be served. Attire is everything from dress casual to fancy. Sorry no moms allowed. Pre-registration required.

Questions? Call 540-372-1086 or email us now for details.

Ice-breaker Bass Tournaments
Sunday, February 25, 2018 & Saturday, March 10, 2018
7:30am until Weigh- In @ 3:00pm

$35 entry fee per team

The Weekend Bassers Fishing Club will hold two winter open Ice-Breaker Fishing Tournaments at Motts Run Reservoir!
Proceeds will benefit the Kids’ Fishing Derby June 2nd. Boat rental available. Bring own fishing gear.
PARK OPEN TO PUBLIC during tournament hours on both days!!
For more info call: Ray Thomas (898-7542) or Dickie Musselman (785-8087)

Annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 24 at 1:00pm
Memorial (Kenmore) Park

$5 for up to 2 dogs, pre-registration is requested.
On-site registration will be available only if space remains.

Come dressed to enter our doggie costume contest to compete for prizes!! Bring your dogs and come join the fun at our annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt. This is a great way to get out and play with your favorite furry friend. Your registration of $5 allows up to two dogs to join in the fun! Dogs must be at least 12 weeks old. A small dog area will also be available for dogs under 15lbs. Pre-registration requested. All dog parents must sign release acknowledging their dog(s) are current on shots and are healthy.

Questions? Call 540-372-1086 or email us now for details.
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