Picnic in the Park

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A local tradition since 1997!

It has since grown into one of the community’s most popular events. Each concert serves as a meeting place and opportunity for community groups, business people, friends, families, seniors, and preschoolers to gather together and enjoy music, downtown Fredericksburg, and each other. Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events hosts this FREE concert series made possible by our wonderful sponsors! It’s a great opportunity for visitors and residents to savor a beautiful day outdoors in historic downtown while enjoying live, local entertainment. Bring a picnic lunch, a blanket, and come relax with the kiddos.


May and June 2021

Tuesdays, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Memorial Park, 1301 Kenmore Avenue

Bring a bag lunch or purchase one in the park from one of our vendors. There will only be grass seating this year, be sure to bring your chairs and blankets. Admission is FREE. 

** We practice COVID safety! ** We will be social distancing in the park, please look for grass markers to help us stay spread out so everyone can enjoy the event safely. Please remember that masks are required when social distancing cannot be maintained. 

Download the Picnic in the Park 2021 Flier (full schedule of events) - PDF

  • Family Wellness Day - May 4th - D.J. Mike Swain - Come out and get some healthy living tips, and enjoy some fun and relaxation
  • Flowers for Mom's Day -  May 11th - Live band Karen Jonas - Come out and make mom a special flower with free crafts for kids
  • First Responders Day - May 18th - D.J. Bill Carrol - Come show support to our First Responders
  • Robotics Day - May 25th - Live band Big Daddy Shag - Come see the Fredericksburg Police drone squad
  • Baseball Day - June 1st - D.J. Mike Swain - Come see the Fred Nats Mascot
  • Best Friends Day - June 8th - Live band Darcy Dawn - Bring your best friend or make a new friend with free crafts for kids
  • Fly a Kite Day - June 15th - Spanglish - Come make and fly a kite at Memorial Park
  • Donughts for Dad's Day - June 22nd - Live band Cat’s Meow Band - Bring your Dad out and show him some love
  • Beach Day - June 29th - D.J. Bill Carrol -  Kiddie car wash, Hula hoops

Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events, B101.5 and Fredericksburg Parent and Family. Questions? Call 540-372-1086 or email us.

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Seeking Event Sponsors

Please complete our Picnic in the Park Sponsorship form here to be contacted for our 2021 Season of Picnic in the Park. 

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For more information call 540-372-1086 or email sjwalker@fredericksburgva.gov.