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. 

Children’s art show logoChildren’s Art Show

Saturday, March 21-23
Dorothy Hart Community Center

Kids 4 years old through 12th grade, we want to see YOU and your masterpiece!
Exhibit Hours: March 21-23, 2019
Thursday, March 21 - 10am-8pm
Friday, March 22 - 10am-4pm
Saturday, March 23 - 10am-2pm
FREE admission to view the exhibit!
Children's Art Show Flier >

Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation. For more information call 540-372-1086 or email fredprpf@fredericksburgva.gov 

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Ice Breaker Tournament

Saturday, March 23, 8:00am - 3:00pm
Motts Run Reservoir

$50 entry fee per team with $5 going towards big fish. More prize details and tournament rules available on the event flier. Proceeds will benefit the Kids’ Fishing Derby in June.  Boat rental available.  Bring own fishing gear. PARK OPEN TO PUBLIC during tournament hours! 

For more info call: Ray Thomas (540-898-7542) or Dickie Musselman (540-785-8087) or view flier here.

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Dog Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 13 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.

Dog Easter Egg Hunt Registration (PDF)

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. 

For more information call 540-372-1086.

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
Jun 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 click here

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Kids' 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.