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. 


Harvest Festival 

at the Fredericksburg Farmers Market

Saturday, October 5 from 9:00am - 1:00pm

Held at Hurkamp Park, 500 William Street

Admission is FREE

Celebrate the flavors and colors of fall with us! Fun for the whole family: pumpkin patch, build your own scarecrow, face painting, pumpkin painting, rock painting. Find beautiful fall decor for your home, warm bouquets, hearty produce, jams, pies, kettle corn, bread, honey, and more!

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/617674502034381/ or call 540-372-1086.


Big Fall Cleanup & Trash Dash

Saturday, October 12  at 9:00am – 11:00am 

Meet at Old Mill Park - All ages of volunteers are welcome. 

We love our parks and know you do too! FPRE has partnered with Friends of the Rappahannock and the Clean and Green Commission to put on this year’s Big Fall Cleanup. The Big Fall Cleanup is a chance for us all to give back to our parks. Please join us at Old Mill Park to help with this community clean up from 9am- 11am. From there volunteers can sign up to clean Alum Spring Park, Old Mill Park, Motts Run Reservoir, Memorial Park, or participate in the “Trash Dash” along the Canal / Heritage Trail and the VCR trail. We’ll provide gloves, grabbers and trash bags. 

Pre-registration is recommended, especially for groups, but walk ups will not be turned away. To register visit riverfriends.org/event/big-fall-cleanup-2019/. For more information please call 540-372-1086 x 213


Halloween Movie Night

Saturday, October 19 starting at 5:00pm with movies at 7:00pm. 

Hurkamp Park, 500 William Street

FREE admission, public invited. 

Beginning at 5 p.m. is a family-friendly Halloween craft and costume contest. At 7 p.m. it’s movie time! The movies will be "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" followed by "Scared Shrekless." See you there!

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Co-sponsored by Fredericksburg Police, Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events,
Fredericksburg Parent, Rappahannock Rotary and Fredericksburg Main Street.

For information please email or call 540-372-1086.

nerf-mania-featureNerf Mania 

for kids 6–13 yrs 

Friday, October 25 from 6:30pm–8:30pm 

Held at the Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal Street

Admission is $10 per person, must pre-register due to limited spaces. Plus bring your own Nerf gun and protective eyewear. 

Join us for a night of action packed fun as we transform the auditorium into a Nerf battlefield. Nerf Mania will feature several short games such as capture the flag, free play with obstacles, target practice and other favorites. Players will be divided into groups according to age. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Bring your own Nerf gun (limit only 1) and protective eye wear. We will supply the 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. Pre-registration is required due to limited space. Sign up online.

For information please email or call 540-372-1086.


Halloween Skate Night 

Thursday, October 31
6pm – 9pm
Fredericksburg Roller Hockey Rink

Ages: 12 – 16 year olds  (for those who typically will not be trick or treating)

  • $3 per person by October 24. 
  • $5 per person after Oct. 24 and at the gate.

Join us for a Halloween Skate Night. Bring your own skates if you wish to skate. We'll have some interactive fun for those wearing tennis shoes too! We’ll have a great time with candy, glow in the dark items, scary movie (rated G) on the inflatable screen, black lights, etc.

For information please email Bill Mitchell or call 540-372-1086.

urban trail ride 2018

Memorial Urban Trail Ride 

Through Historic Downtown Fredericksburg 

Saturday, November 9 at 9:00am - 12 noon 

Old Mill Park, rain or shine

Bring your own horse. 

  • $20 per horse and rider by November 1st. 
  • $25 per horse and rider after Nov. 1st and on-site.

Registration is first come, first served. We have a maximum capacity of 60 riders. Current negative coggins required. Sponsored by The United Horsemen’s Association & Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events.

> Trail Ride Entry Form and details < 

veterans-day-procession-featureFredericksburg Veterans Day Events

To honor the contributions of our United States Veterans 

Monday, November 11, 2019 

Free Admission to all events

10:00am -  Walking Procession beginning at Memorial Park to Fredericksburg Area War Memorial. Procession Route: Along Washington Ave. From Mary Ball St. to George St. Enroll now >

10:45am - Veterans Ceremony held at Fredericksburg Area War Memorial

12:00pm - Veteran Resource Fair held at Hurkamp Park. Now accepting vendors >

Veterans and Veteran Groups are invited to register to be in the procession. Registration opens September 19, 2019. 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. Sponsored by 93.3 WFLS, FAVC Fredericksburg Area Veterans Council, Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events, and Fredericksburg Regional Chamber Of Commerce.  

For information please email or call 540-372-1086.


Children's Christmas Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 16 at 4:00pm 

Hurkamp Park, 500 William Street 

Free admission, public invited

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.www.visitfred.com.


Grandparents Holiday Dance 

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6:30pm–8:30pm 

Ages 4 – 12 yrs. $6 per person. If space permits at the door: $8 per person.

Join us for our first Grandparents Holiday Dance! This is a fun way to appreciate the most special grandparents in our lives while celebrating the holiday. Girls and boys 4-12 years old are invited to take their grandmas and grandpas on a special holiday date night! 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! Pre-registration is required. Dorothy Hart Community Center 

Pre-registration: $6 per person *If space permits at the door: $8 per person  Register online at https://www.usedirect.com/FredericksburgRec_Web/Activities/Details.aspx?session_id=17637&back_url=fi9BY3Rpdml0aWVzL1NlYXJjaC5hc3B4

Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events. For information please visit FredParksRec. com or call 540-372-1086.


Fredericksburg Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 5:30pm

Parade route is on Caroline Street and Princess Anne Street between Wolfe and Amelia Streets in downtown Fredericksburg.

We are now accepting entries. Entry Fees:

  • Free – James Monroe HS Marching Band, Spotsylvania County HS Combined Marching Band and Stafford County Combined HS Marching Band
  • $50 – School Sponsored Organizations/Clubs, all other Marching Bands, and Veterans Organizations
  • $175 – Non/Not for Profit Organizations
  • $250 – Commercial / For Profit Organizations

Deadline: Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00pm or when we reach 80 entries, whichever comes first.

For more information please visit www.fredericksburgchristmasparade.com or call 540-372-1086.


Mistletoe Market 

at the Fredericksburg Farmers Market

Saturday, December 7 at 9:0am - 1:00pm

Free admission, public invited

Gift your friends local arts and crafts, indulge on holiday goodies like hot cocoa, kettle corn, pies and breads, feed your family seasonal staples. For more information visit www.TheFarmersMarket.co or call 540-372-1086. 


Cookies With Santa 

2 yrs-10 yrs 

Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2:00pm-3:30pm 

$15 for City Residents and $20 for Non-City Residents

Held at the Dorothy Hart Community Center 

Christmas is near! It’s time to tell Santa about all the nice things you have done this year! Meet Santa and decorate a cookie, for the long nights ahead! Bring your camera or let our professional photographer capture the moment. (Pictures will be available for purchase.)  Register online: https://www.usedirect.com/FredericksburgRec_Web/Activities/Details.aspx?session_id=17760&back_url=fi9BY3Rpdml0aWVzL1NlYXJjaC5hc3B4

Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events. For information please visit www.FredParksRec.com or 540-372-1086.