Whats Happening

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in Shenandoah National Park

ACTIVITIES

From seasonal Ranger-guided programs and NPS Special Events, to night skies programs and culinary events, to hiking and rock climbing & rappelling, there is something for everyone at Shenandoah National Park.  NOTE: There are no programs scheduled during the winter months.  Check goshenandoah.com or nps.gov/shen websites for current information.

June

20apr(apr 20)9:00 am13nov(nov 13)3:30 pmRock Climbing/Rappelling in Shenandoah National Park

05jun8:00 pm11:30 pmExploring the Skies in Shenandoah

09jun8:00 pm11:30 pmExploring the Skies in Shenandoah

14jun9:00 am4:00 pmBasic Outdoor Survival Skills

14jun9:00 pm11:30 pmNight Skies in Shenandoah National Park

22jun4:00 pm5:00 pmA Walk For Sunshine in Shenandoah National Park

23jun2:00 pm3:00 pmBubba Jones Time Travel in Shenandoah National Park

28jun9:00 am4:00 pmMap & Compass Navigation

28jun9:00 pm11:30 pmNight Skies in Shenandoah National Park

July

20apr(apr 20)9:00 am13nov(nov 13)3:30 pmRock Climbing/Rappelling in Shenandoah National Park

10jul8:00 pm11:30 pmExploring the Skies in Shenandoah

12jul9:00 am4:00 pmBasic Outdoor Survival Skills

13jul9:00 pm11:30 pmNight Skies in Shenandoah National Park

20jul4:00 pm5:00 pmA Walk For Sunshine in Shenandoah National Park

21jul2:00 pm3:00 pmBubba Jones Time Travel in Shenandoah National Park

24jul8:00 pm11:30 pmExploring the Skies in Shenandoah

26jul9:00 am4:00 pmMap & Compass Navigation

26jul8:45 pm11:30 pmNight Skies in Shenandoah National Park

August

20apr(apr 20)9:00 am13nov(nov 13)3:30 pmRock Climbing/Rappelling in Shenandoah National Park

07aug8:00 pm11:30 pmExploring the Skies in Shenandoah

09aug9:00 am4:00 pmBasic Outdoor Survival Skills

11aug8:30 pm11:30 pmNight Skies in Shenandoah National Park

21aug8:00 pm11:30 pmExploring the Skies in Shenandoah

23aug9:30 am4:30 pmMap & Compass Navigation

23aug8:15 pm11:30 pmNight Skies in Shenandoah National Park

September

20apr(apr 20)9:00 am13nov(nov 13)3:30 pmRock Climbing/Rappelling in Shenandoah National Park

04sep8:00 pm11:30 pmExploring the Skies in Shenandoah

06sep8:00 pm11:30 pmNight Skies in Shenandoah National Park

08sep8:00 pm11:30 pmExploring the Skies in Shenandoah

13sep9:00 am4:00 pmBasic Outdoor Survival Skills

20sep7:30 pm12:30 amNight Skies in Shenandoah National Park

27sep9:00 am4:00 pmMap & Compass Navigation

27sep1:00 pm5:00 pmArt in the Park: Scenes from Shenandoah National Park

28sep9:00 am5:00 pmArt in the Park: Scenes from Shenandoah National Park

29sep9:00 am12:00 pmArt in the Park: Scenes from Shenandoah National Park

October

20apr(apr 20)9:00 am13nov(nov 13)3:30 pmRock Climbing/Rappelling in Shenandoah National Park

04oct7:15 pm11:30 pmNight Skies in Shenandoah National Park

11oct9:00 am4:00 pmBasic Outdoor Survival Skills

19oct4:00 pm5:00 pmA Walk For Sunshine in Shenandoah National Park

25oct9:00 am4:00 pmMap & Compass Navigation

25oct6:45 pm11:30 pmNight Skies in Shenandoah National Park

November

20apr(apr 20)9:00 am13nov(nov 13)3:30 pmRock Climbing/Rappelling in Shenandoah National Park

SEASONS

Activities

From seasonal Ranger-guided programs and NPS Special Events, to night skies programs and culinary events, to hiking and rock climbing & rappelling, there is something for everyone at Shenandoah National Park.  NOTE:  Due to COVID-19, many programs and events in the park have been cancelled.  Check goshenandoah.com or nps.gov/shen websites for current information.

Seasons

Four distinct seasons make Shenandoah National Park a new and exciting place to be each and every month.

Although best known for its vibrant fall foliage, the park is no less spectacular (and a lot less crowded) in spring when the wildflowers and trees are in full bloom. Summer brings lush greens and welcome relief from the valley temperatures. The park’s elevation encourages as much as a 10 degree difference. That same difference can bring dramatic changes in winter. When surrounding lowlands are experiencing rain, the park can be blanketed in snow and ice. But the clear skies and bare trees of winter make the park’s vistas magnificent and wildlife tracking and viewing particularly rewarding.

It’s always a good idea to be prepared for changing weather if you’re planning to visit Shenandoah. Wear layers in the winter and remember that facilities are closed. In summer, check the weather forecast for lightning before heading out and always bring plenty of water.

The weather is different up here. It’s always a good idea to check the forecast. The best source for weather in the Park is https://www.srh.noaa.gov/

You can see what things are like in real time by connecting to one of our webcams, especially the one at Byrd Visitor Center.