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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.


Holiday Greeting Cards  
On display November 25 until December 26, 2017 in Hurkamp Park. 
Oversized greeting card frames will be on display in Hurkamp Park. Stop by to visit the cards and take a selfie, share with friends, come back and do it again. It’s FREE to visit the cards and take all the photos you’d like. Featuring four card designs: Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukkah, Happy Kwanzaa & Happy Holidays. Share Your Pics!! Use #FxbgHolidays2017 when posting on Facebook and Instagram. 

Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events. Call 540-372-1086 or visit

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Story Time & Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 9 at  9:30am – 10:45pm
$7 per/child (residents/non-res)  One adult free with paying child, $2 per each additional adult 
at the Dorothy Hart Community Center
Bring the whole family for a special meal featuring a delicious hot and cold buffet, Christmas story, craft making, and the jolly man in red himself!

For children 2yrs – 12yrs .One adult free with paying child. Pre-registration required. Register online now.
Questions? Call 540-372-1086 or email us for details.


Saturday, December 2, 2017
5:30pm in Downtown Fredericksburg

Held along Caroline and Princess Anne Streets in downtown. VIEW PARADE MAP.
Free admission to come watch the parade. Please dress for cold weather and wear walking shoes.
The parade is full and we are no longer accepting entries for this year's parade.

Sponsored by Huber Motor Cards and the City of Fredericksburg.
Visit or call 540-372-1086 for more information.


Dog Gone Christmas Party!
Friday, December 15 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Dorothy Hart Community Center $8 (up to two dogs)

Do something special with your dog(s) this holiday season!! Come out and play, eat, sing, and take photos of you and your pets at our Dog Christmas Party. We will have kibble for you and food for your dog ugh strike that we will have food for you and kibble for your dog. Join the Pet/Master Christmas Outfit Contest and more! To benefit the Fredericksburg SPCA. Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Register online now. Questions? Call 540-372-1086 or email us for details.


Snowball Fights 
Thursday, December 28 at  6:00pm – 8:00pm
at Riverfront Park
$3 per person or 2 people for $5 to stay and play for the night. All ages are invited to join the fun!

One night only, join us for an evening of snowball fight matches using our fun-to-throw polyester “snowballs.” Held snow or shine. Come dressed for the weather, bring drinking water. Vendors will be available for purchasing refreshments in the park. Children must be supervised by an accompanying adult. Teens and adults, bring your group of friends and we’ll schedule you for an adults-only match if you’re up for the challenge (matches are every 15 minutes). Location: Riverfront Parkin downtown Fredericksburg. Signed waivers are required to play, pick up your waiver at the Dorothy Hart Community Center in advance or complete one on-site at the gate.

Pay at the gate. Questions? Call 540-372-1086 or email us now for details.

Family Fun Night
New Year’s Eve in Riverfront Park
Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 6:00pm-9:00pm
FREE Admission, Families welcome!

Live Music and Entertainment 
Kids’ Games & Events
Teen Area & DJ
Gryoscope and Bounce Castle
Food Vendors, Raffles & Prizes
PLUS, Early Countdown and Ping Pong Ball Drop at 9:00pm

Family Fun Night is sponsored by Cox Communications and Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events.

Questions? Call 540-372-1086 or email us now for details.
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