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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.

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Fredericksburg Snowball Fight
Saturday, January 26, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hurkamp Park, 500 William St.

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!

DJ Bill Carol will be bringing the tunes and we have Funnel Cake Cafe who will be on-site selling funnel cakes, hot cocoa and coffee. 

Admission for the snowball fight is $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 or follow our event on Facebook/Fredericksburg Snowball Fight

Restaurant Week
January 18 - 27, 2019
Come early to our snowball fight and stay late! Enjoy downtown restaurants as part of your afternoon snowball adventures and make a day of it. Many family-friendly options, too!

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Father-Daughter Dance
Friday, February 1    6:30pm–8:30pm
Dorothy Hart Community Center
Pre-registration: $12 per couple ($6 ea. add’l daughter)
At the Door: $15 per couple ($8 each add’l daughter)
Ages 4 – 12 yrs

Attention Dads!! Join us for our Annual Valentine’s Dance 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. We will have professional photographer taking optional portraits for those of you who would like a memento of this special night. Light refreshments will be served. Attire is everything from dress casual to fancy. Sorry no moms allowed. Download poster here.
For additional information please call 540-372-1086 or register online now.


Family Dance Party - Adaptive Recreation
4 yrs and older children with special needs
Friday, February 15, 2019, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Dorothy Hart Community Center
$6 per/pair, $12 per family Sign up online now 

Let’s get all dressed up and practice our favorite dance moves! Designed for children with special needs and their families. We’ll play your favorite tunes, make crafts, and eat snacks! 
For more information call 540-372-1086 or email .


Sunday, February 24, 2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Tournament Hours 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.

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 in June.  Boat rental available.  Bring own fishing gear. PARK OPEN TO PUBLIC during tournament hours on both days!! For more info call: Ray Thomas (540-898-7542) or Dickie Musselman (540-785-8087) or view flier here.

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2019 Fredericksburg Fine Art Show and Sale

Show Hours
Friday, March 15 - 10:00am - 8:00pm {Friday Evening Champagne Reception 6:00pm-8:00pm}
Saturday, March 16 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday, March 17 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Held at Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal Street, in downtown Fredericksburg.
Free admission. Proceeds from artwork sales will benefit Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center & community recreation programs.

Call for Artists!
Entry forms now available. Entry deadline February 25, 2019 or 320 pieces, whichever comes first.
More information is online here
or call 540-372-1086 or email


Children’s Art Show
Saturday, March 21-23
Kids 4 years old through 12th grade, we want to see YOU and your masterpiece!

 Exhibition is open to all children 4 years old through 12th grade. There is a $5 entry fee for the first 2 pieces, $5 entry fee for each additional (up to max of 4 artworks per child).

Entry Dates: March 4-8, 2019
Entries accepted Monday, March 4 through Thursday, March 7 at 10:00am - 8:00pm and on Friday, March 8 at 10:00am - 3:00pm. Entry form, fee and artwork deadline is3pm on Friday, March 8, 2019.
Children's Art Show Entry Form >

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


Dog Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 13   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 Form

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
Saturday, April 27, 2019 (No Rain Date)
11am-4pm at 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! To get involved, visit: or call 540-372-1086. 

Mother-Son Dance
Friday, May 3   6:30pm–8:30pm
Dorothy Hart Community Center
Pre-registration: $12 per couple ($6 ea. additional son)
At the Door: $15 per couple ($8 each additional son)

Ages 4 – 12 yrs
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 required. For more information 540-372-1086  or register online now.

Picnic 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


Kids' Fishing Derby
at Motts Run Reservoir
Saturday, June 8, 2019
(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 Dept. ‘Free Fishing Weekend’ – no license required!) VOLUNTEERS & SPONSORS NEEDED!  Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation and the Weekend Bassers. For information call 540-372-1086.
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