Upcoming Events

Events listed below are hosted or co-hosted by the City of Fredericksburg. For information on these events please feel free to contact our department. 

Soggy Doggy Swim

September 10, 12:00pm – 8:00pm
$5.00 for up to two dogs
Doris E. Buffett Pool in Dixon Park

When dogs rule the Doris E. Buffett Pool! Open to dogs 12 weeks and older. All dogs must have current vaccinations. Half of all proceeds will be donated to the Fredericksburg SPCA. Pre-register online here or in person at the Dorothy Hart Community Center. If space is still available you may register the day of the event on site. For information please visit Parks.FXBG.com or call 540-372-1086. Pre-register online here.

Wind Down Wednesday Live Concert Series

Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Memorial Park, 1401 Kenmore Avenue

  • August 4 - Scarlett Awakening 
  • August 11 - Laura & Peter Mealy 
  • August 18 - Waney Edges 
  • August 25 - Sunset Syndicate
  • September 1 - Karen Jonas 
  • September 8 - Cat’s Meow Band 
  • September 15 - Spanglish 
  • September 22 - Darcy Dawn 
  • September 29 - Hazel Run

Free event. Bring a chair or blanket and your picnic. Or purchase dinner from one of our food vendors. Parking available at First Christian Church on Washington Avenue. For more information or to sponsor this event, please call 540-372-1086 or click here.  Follow this event on Facebook here.

Picasso in the Park

Saturday, October 2, 10 am – 3 pm
Location: Alum Spring Park
All ages! FREE, Pre-registration required.

Calling all artists! Gather at Alum Spring Park on October 2 for some plein air creativity. Bring your own art supplies for the medium of your choice as we spread out in the park and attempt to capture nature’s beauty in artwork. All mediums welcome, from painting and sketching to photography and beyond. Bring a chair and pack a lunch or plan to drive out to eat. This event is open to all and free but pre-registration is required for artists as space is limited. Deadline for artists to register is September 26, 2021. Spectators are welcome to visit and observe, no sign-up necessary. For more information please call 540-372-1086 or follow this event on Facebook. 

Artists please register online before September 26 - space is limited.

Nerf Mania

All Ages
Friday, October 8, 5:00pm–8:00pm
FredNats Stadium, 42 Jackie Robinson Way
$10 per person

Come to the Fredericksburg Nationals Stadium for a night of action packed fun as we transform the stadium into a Nerf battlefield. Nerf Mania will feature play for all ages. We will have multiple kid only zones (designated by age groups), an adult only zone and kid/adult zone along with other games and challenges throughout the park. Bring your own Nerf gun(s) and protective eye wear. We will supply the basic Nerf bullets. Players must wear protective eyewear. Staff reserves the right to deny use of any participant’s Nerf gun that they feel is too powerful. Concessions will be available at the stadium for purchase during the event. Pre-registration is required, please register online here.

FXBG Fall Movie Series  

Friday, September 17
Friday, October 29 (Halloween Movie)
Saturday, November 6
Dixon Park (location subject to change - check our Facebook/website and sign  up for Fred Alerts)
Gates open at 5:00pm / Movie starts at dark
Admission is FREE, All Ages

Come join us for a FREE family movie night in the park. We will have a food truck available for dinner. Bring your chairs and blankets. Movies will be announced closer to the dates on our Facebook page @FredParksRec.

Halloween Movie Night at Hurkamp Park

Saturday, October 16 at 7:00pm
Hurkamp Park, 500 William St
FREE admission, public invited.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for our family-friendly movie night! It’s going to be out of this world!! Co-sponsored by Fredericksburg Police, Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events, Fredericksburg Parent, Rappahannock Rotary and Fredericksburg Main Street.

FXBG Drive In Holiday Movie Series

Friday, November 19
Saturday, December 11
Friday, December 17
Old Mill Park (location subject to change- check our Facebook/website and sign up for Fred Alerts)
Gates open at 5:00pm / Movie starts at dark
Admission is FREE, All Ages

Come join us for a FREE family movie night in the park. The movie will be played through your car radio. We will have a food truck available for dinner. Movies will be holiday themed and announced closer to the dates on our Facebook page @FredParksRec.

Fredericksburg Veterans Day Procession

To honor the contributions of our United States Veterans

Thursday, November 11 starting at 10:00am

Procession Route: Along Washington Ave. From Mary Ball St. to George St.

Veterans and Veteran Groups are invited to register to be in the procession. No commercial, for-profits nor political campaigns will be permitted in the procession.

Public (family members and non-veterans) are invited to view the procession along Washington Avenue and then join the Veteran’s Day Commemoration at the Fredericksburg Area War Memorial (George St.). Free admission to the procession and the commemoration. Held rain or shine.

For information please click here or call 540-372-1086.

Holiday Cards

November 15 - December 27
in Riverfront Park, 700 Sophia Street

FREE, bring your friends and family for selfies in the park! Oversized greeting card frames will be on display 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 five card designs: FXBG, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy Holidays. Share your pics: #LoveFXBG. For information please call 540-372-1086.

Children's Christmas Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 20
at 4:00pm
Hurkamp Park, 500 William Street

Meet Santa and other holiday characters, make fun holiday crafts, experience live music and story-time and much more! The Fredericksburg Annual Children’s Tree Lighting program is FREE and open to the public.

Brought to you by Fredericksburg Economic Development and Tourism and Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events.

For more information on this event, please contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center at 540-373-1776 or www.visitfred.com.

Mistletoe Market

Saturday, December 4, 2021 
at 9:00am - 1:00pm
Hurkamp Park, 500 William Street

Browse and shop local artists and creafters on display. Free admission. For information, please call 540-372-1086 or email marketmanager@fredericksburgva.gov.. 

Fredericksburg Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 5:30pm

Held in downtown Fredericksburg along Caroline and Princess Anne Streets. Free admission, public invited. Dress for cold weather and wear walking shoes. Find out more parade information online at fredericksburgchristmasparade.com.

First Day Hike

Saturday, January 1, 2022
9am – 12pm
Motts Run Reservoir, 6600 River Road
FREE, All Ages

Start the New Year off right by spending the first day out in Nature! Bring out the whole family to take a hike on one of the many trails at Motts Run Reservoir and enjoy a fun activity along the way. Come out to this event anytime between 9 am – 12 pm. The First Day Hike at Motts Run is completely free! Don’t miss out on this fun opportunity to kick off the year on the right foot. No need to register for this event, just come out between 9-12 to participate. For information please call 540-372-1086.

Fredericksburg Snowball Fight

Saturday, January 15, 2022
3:00pm - 5:00pm
FredNats Stadium, 42 Jackie Robinson Way

Held snow or shine! Come dressed for the weather, bring drinking water. Children must be supervised by an accompanying adult. Teen and adults, bring your group of friends and we’ll schedule you for an adults-only match too!

Admission $3 per person or $5 for 2 people. Matches are approximately every 10 minutes. Signed waivers are required to play. Call 540-372-1086 for more information.