May Happenings 2022

May 1

The Great Train Race
Fredericksburg Train Station
7:30 a.m.

Kids’ Mother’s Day Craft
Mimi’s Vintage Cottage
Pre-register, $15
1-2 pm, 5 & older

May 2

May 3

Open Gym for Little Ones
Dorothy Hart Community Center
10-11:30 am, Ages 1.5-5 years

Picnic in the Park
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Memorial Park, 1301 Kenmore Ave.

May Movie Month – Spotsylvania County Museum
7 pm, Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone
Food Trucks: Taco Tuesday & Pop Pop’s Kettle Corn

May 4

Concerts by Canoe
Motts Run Reservoir
$5/vehicle + boat rental

May 6

StarQuest Dance Competition
Fredericksburg Expo Center
7 am – 10 pm

Mother-Son Dance
Lafayette Elem. School, 6:30-8:30 pm
Boys ages 4-12
Pre-registration, $8/pp

King George Mother-Son Dance
King George Citizens Center
6-8:30 pm, $35 per couple
Boys ages 4-14
Registration required

FXBG First Friday
5-9 pm

Sunset Canoe Float
Motts Run Reservoir
7-8:30 pm, $20/pp
Pre-registration required

Concert Series at Patriot Park
6-8 pm
5710 Smith Station Road
$5 -Ages 13+, $2 – Ages 9-12, FREE – 8 & under

Stafford Parks Picture Show
John Lee Pratt Memorial Park
8:30-10:30 pm

Glow Party Mother/Son Dance
Ron Rosner YMCA
6-8 pm, $$

May 7

24th Annual Eagle Festival
Mason Neck State Park
10 am – 6 pm, FREE

Free Car Washes for Moms
Ron Rosner YMCA sponsored by Lifepoint Church
1-3 pm

Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market
7 am – 2pm, Hurkamp Park

Possum-bilities Grand Opening & Spring Fling
11 am – 6 pm

StarQuest Dance Competition
Fredericksburg Expo Center
7 am – 10 pm

15th Annual Walk for Mental Wellness
9 am, Maury Park, $$

Kids Fishing Tournament
Leesylvania State Park
9-11 am, FREE for event, Parking fees apply

Military Family Funday
Pratt Park
12- 4 pm, All ages, FREE

Bomba in the Square
FREE, 4-6 pm

Saturday Gardens & Grounds Stroll
Gary Melchers Home & Studio
10:30-11:30 am, $$

Mother’s Day Tea
Kenmore
$15/pp
10 am or 1 pm

Spring Farm Day at Frying Pan Farm Park
10 am – 3 pm, $$
Register before May 7 for $2 off

Stars, Stories, & S’mores
Motts Run Reservoir
7:30-9 pm, $6/pp
Pre-register

Eagle Tour
Caledon State Park
10 am – 12 noon
Reservations required – $3/pp or $8/family, $5 parking fee

Virginia Farm Festival
Meadow Event Park
10 am – 5 pm, $$

May 8

StarQuest Dance Competition
Fredericksburg Expo Center
7 am – 10 pm

Mother’s Day Flower Foray
Caledon State Park
Wagon ride included
Reservations required – $3/pp or $8/family, $5 parking fee

Kayak Eagle Tour & Fossil Find
Caledon State Park
2-4:30 pm
Reservations required – $19 solo/$25 tandem, $5 parking fee

Miniature Bird House Painting
Westmoreland State Park
1-2 pm, $5 extra fee + standard parking fee

Virginia Farm Festival
Meadow Event Park
10 am – 5 pm, $$

Comic Art Show Reception
Salem Church Library
5-7 pm

May 10

Open Gym for Little Ones
Dorothy Hart Community Center
10-11:30 am, Ages 1.5-5 years

Picnic in the Park
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Memorial Park, 1301 Kenmore Ave.

Preschool Playdate: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane
Marine Corps Museum
10 am – 12 noon, FREE

May 11

Concerts by Canoe
Motts Run Reservoir
$5/vehicle + boat rental

May 12

Grow & Giggle Melody Makers!
Lee Hill Community Center
$10 per child, Ages 2-5, 10-11:30 am

Building a Bug Hotel
Westmoreland State Park
2-3 pm
FREE, standard parking fee applies

Messy Church at Hillcrest United Methodist Church
6-8 pm
FREE, All ages

May 13

Little Adventures in the Park
Apple Pie O My – Smith Lake Park, Stafford
10:30 am, $8
Pre-registration required

Spotsylvania Spirit
Flavor’s Wadder Ice
5-6:30 pm

May Movie Month – Spotsylvania County Museum
National Treasure
7 pm, Food Trucks: 716 Slice & Pop Pop’s Kettle Corn

Concert Series at Patriot Park
6-8 pm
5710 Smith Station Road
$5 -Ages 13+, $2 – Ages 9-12, FREE – 8 & under

May 14

Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market
7 am – 2pm, Hurkamp Park

4th Annual Food Co-op 5K
9 am, Pre-register

Stafford Regional Airport Free Flights
9 am – 12 noon
Ages 8-17

International Family Day
James Monroe Musem
FREE, 10 am – 3 pm

Mother & Son Dance Party
6:30-9:00 pm, $25/couple
Pre-K – 12th

Log Cabin Storytime
Motts Run Nature Center
11 am, Ages 3+
FREE

Family Day: Aviation
Marine Corps Museum
10 am – 1 pm, FREE

Fredericksburg Roller Derby Exhibition
Dixon Park, 3-7 pm
FREE
Bring your skates for a free skate afterwards

Spotsylvanians Chorus Spring Concert
6 pm, Patriot Park
Adults $10, 18 & Under FREE

Romanian Picnic in Fredericksburg
12-7 pm, FREE admission

Lincoln Memorial Centennial Family Day
10 am – 1 pm, FREE

May 15

Latin Festival
Fredericksburg Fairgrounds, 11 am – 4 pm
$10 Entry Fee, 6 & Under FREE

Full Moon Kayak Tour & Total Lunar Eclipse
Caledon State Park
7-9:30 pm
Reservations required – $19 solo/$25 tandem, $5 parking fee

May 17

Open Gym for Little Ones
Dorothy Hart Community Center
10-11:30 am, Ages 1.5-5 years

Picnic in the Park
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Memorial Park, 1301 Kenmore Ave.

May 18

Concerts by Canoe
Motts Run Reservoir
$5/vehicle + boat rental

Panda at the Library
7 pm
Central Rappahannock Library HQ, 1201 Caroline Street 
Come meet Panda, learn about possums and meet some cool master gardeners.

May 19

Belmont’s Preschool Palette
10-11 am, 2-5 years old with adult
$12/per pair

Afterschool Nature Club
Paddling in the Park, Motts Run Reservoir
Ages 5-12, $10
4:30-6 pm

May 20

Family Night Hike
Culpeper
7:45-9:45 pm, $$

May Movie Month – Spotsylvania County Museum
Up!
7 pm, Food Trucks: Fire Escape Food Truck & Pop Pop’s Kettle Corn

Riverfront Park & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
713 Sophia Street
10:30 am

Marine Corps Historic Half: Healthy Lifestyle Expo
FXBG Expo Center, 4-7 pm
FREE

Concert Series at Patriot Park
6-8 pm
5710 Smith Station Road
$5 -Ages 13+, $2 – Ages 9-12, FREE – 8 & under

Sunset Kayak Tour
Caledon State Park
7-9:30 pm
Reservations required – $19 solo/$25 tandem, $5 parking fee

May 21

Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market
7 am – 2pm, Hurkamp Park

Kids to Parks Day – Fredericksburg Parks
Complete a scavenger hunt

National Kids to Park Day
Lake Anna State Park
11 am – 4 pm
Standard parking fee
Advanced registration required for activities

National Kids to Park Day
Widewater State Park
9 am – 4 pm
FREE, standard parking fee

Belmont’s Preschool Palette
10-11 am, 2-5 years old with adult
$12/per pair

Learn with me Day: Bird’s Eye View of 18th Century
Historic Kenmore
9:30 – 10:30am; 11am – 12 pm; 1pm – 2pm; 2:30pm – 3:30pm
$10 adults, $5 children
Registration required

Marine Corps Historic Half: Healthy Lifestyle Expo
FXBG Expo Center, 9 am – 6 pm
FREE

Riverfront Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
10:30 am, 713 Sophia Street

Family Kayak Paddle
Mountain Run Lake Park
1:30-3:30 pm
$11/pp

AWT Grand Opening & Block Party
10 am – 3 pm

Salubria Public Access Day
10:30-3 pm
FREE, House Tours-$10/pp

Caledon’s Kids Field Day
Caledon State Park
FREE for event, $5 parking fee
1-4 pm

Joy Doll Hospital Spring Market & Yard Sale
9 am – 4 pm
Summit Presbyterian Church/256 Shelton Shop Road, Stafford, VA, 22556

May 22

Belmont’s Spring Open House
FREE, 1-5 pm

May 24

Belmont’s Preschool Palette
10-11 am, 2-5 years old with adult
$12/per pair

Open Gym for Little Ones
Dorothy Hart Community Center
10-11:30 am, Ages 1.5-5 years

Picnic in the Park
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Memorial Park, 1301 Kenmore Ave.

May 25

Belmont’s Preschool Palette
10-11 am, 2-5 years old with adult
$12/per pair

Concerts by Canoe
Motts Run Reservoir
$5/vehicle + boat rental

May 27

Concert Series at Patriot Park
6-8 pm
5710 Smith Station Road
$5 -Ages 13+, $2 – Ages 9-12, FREE – 8 & under

Owl Pellet Dissection
Westmoreland State Park
3-4 pm, $10, parking fee applies
Only 6 slots so register early

Stafford County’s Memorial Day Service
10 am at the Stafford Armed Services Memorial

May 28

Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market
7 am – 2pm, Hurkamp Park

Flags for Memorial Day
9 am – 12 noon
Oak Hill Cemetery

First Fredericksburg Foam Flingers Event
FREE, Noon
120 River Road

27th Annual Fredericksburg National Cemetery Memorial Luminaria
8-11 pm

Fun Land’s Food Truck Music Festival
Admission is FREE

A Walk Through Mary’s Hood
11 am
Meet and pay the guide at St. James House, 1300 Charles Street 
$8 Adults/$4 Children
Pre-registration requested

May 29

Woodland Hike
Gari Melchers Home & Studio
2-3:30 pm, FREE

Fun Land’s Food Truck Music Festival
Admission is FREE

Wildlife Wagon Ride
Caledon State Park
10 am – 12 noon
Reservations required: $3/pp or $8/per family, $5 parking fee

May 30

Memorial Day Murph
9:30-10:45 am
Ron Rosner YMCA
Register by May 9 for a T-shirt, $$

Wreath Laying at the Mercer Monument
1 pm

Memorial Day Concert
Quantico Marine Corps Band
3-4 pm

Memorial Day Commemoration
Fredericksburg National Cemetery
12-1 pm

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