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. 

Earth-day-logoEarth Day

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 11am-4pm
Old Mill Park

Enjoy the 16th annual Earth Day Festival along the beautiful Rappahannock River! We’ll have dozens of environmental exhibitors, live music, great food, birds of prey, hands-on activities, and so much more for the entire family! Come learn what you can do to reduce your impact on the planet while having great, FREE, fun. Bring your own water bottle for re-fills! No rain date.

To get involved, visit: www.earthdayfred.com. or call 540-372-1086. 

mother-and-son-danceMother-Son Dance

Friday, May 3 at 6:30pm–8:30pm
Dorothy Hart Community Center

Pre-registration: $12 per couple ($6 each additional son)
At the Door if not sold out: $15 per couple ($8 each additional son)

Boys ages 4 – 12. Join us for our annual Mother & Son Dance as a fun way to appreciate the most special women in our lives. Boys 4-12 years old are invited to take their moms, grandmas, aunts, sisters or beloved friends on a special Mother’s Day date! We will have professional photographer taking optional portraits for those of you who would like a memento of this special night. Attire is everything from dress casual to fancy. Be ready for a fun evening out together!  Sorry no dads allowed.  Pre-registration is recommended.

For more information 540-372-1086  or register online.

Picnic in the Park graphic-01Picnic in the Park

Tuesdays in May and June
11:30am – 1:30pm at Hurkamp Park

  • May 7
  • May 14
  • May 21
  • May 28
  • June 4
  • June 11
  • June 18
  • June 25

Free Admission, public is invited. Live music and children’s activities. Bring a picnic lunch or buy one from our park vendors while you enjoy the sunshine with your children, friends and co-workers! 

For more information call 540-372-1086 or read more


Night Catfishing at Motts Rervoir

Come hook your bait and cast your line to catch catfish in Motts Run Reservoir. Mark your calendar for these Fridays nights:

  • Friday, May 17
  • Friday, June 14
  • Friday, June 28
  • Friday, July 12
  • Friday, July 26
  • Friday, August 16
  • Friday, August 30
  • Friday, September 13

7:00pm – 1:00am each night at Motts Run Reservoir, 6600 River Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Advanced prices: $3 child, $5 Adults
Day of prices: $5 child, $8 Adults

Private boats will be allowed on the water only if they meet proper VDGIF standards for night fishing but all boats must be off the water by 12:30am. Grills and picnic tables available all over the park no need to bring your own. Please clean up after yourself and remember to NOT place flammable products in the trash.

Questions? Call Motts Reservoir (540) 786-8989

Fishing Derby boysKids' Fishing Derby

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Motts Run Reservoir

  • (Raindate: June 9th)
  • 7:30-10am - Registration on site
  • 8:30-11am - Tournament
  • 11am-12:15pm Weigh-In & Awards

FREE! Ages 4-16 years Fishing, boat rental, games, door prizes every hour, vendors, hiking, picnicking…fun for the entire family! (VA Game Department ‘Free Fishing Weekend’ – no license required!) VOLUNTEERS & SPONSORS NEEDED!

Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation and the Weekend Bassers. 

For information call 540-372-1086. 


Fredericksburg Community Concert Band performs The American Dream Concert

Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 7:00pm till 8:15pm in Hurkamp Park

Free admission, public invited.

Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Community Concert Band and Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events.

For more information call 540-372-1086 or https://www.fredericksburgconcertband.org 


Great American Backyard Campout 

June 21-22 at Dixon Park

Enjoy an evening of games, campfire, s’mores and activities at the pool. Patrons will have the opportunity to camp at Dixon Park and enjoy dinner and breakfast poolside. Set up your tent outside the pool area and enjoy swimming and games into the night and early morning! Check in at 6:00pm on Friday and check out by 10:00am on Saturday. $10 per person, children 3 and under free. Children (17yrs and younger) must be accompanied by adult. Pre-registration is required.

Co-hosted by Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events and the Fredericksburg Police Department.

Sign up online now. Or call our front desk for more information 54-372-1086 ext. 0.


4th of July Heritage Festival

Thursday, July 4, 2019 in downtown Fredericksburg

We are now seeking vendors for the Heritage Festival Craft Show. Read more >

News-Family-LuauAdaptive Family Luau 

Friday, July 26 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Doris E. Buffett Swimming Pool

Join us for a family fun luau! We will have music, games and activities throughout the evening. Open to all ages and abilities but caters to the special needs community. $5 per person. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Admission includes snacks and drinks.

For more information visit our Buffett Pool call our front desk at 540-372-1086. 

News-Music-concert-2Fredericksburg Community Concert Band performs Take Me To the Show Concert

Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 7:00pm till 8:15pm in Hurkamp Park

Free admission, public invited.

Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Community Concert Band and Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events.

For more information call 540-372-1086 or https://www.fredericksburgconcertband.org

News-farmers-market-weekFarmers Market Week Celebration

Saturday, August 3 from 7:00am – 2:00pm in Hurkamp Park

Kick off Farmers Market Week in Virginia by tasting locally grown fruits and veggies.

For more information email marketmanager@fredericksburgva.gov or visit www.thefarmersmarket.co