August Happenings 2022

August 1

Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair
Weekends 12 noon to 10:00 PM Weekdays 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
$$$
“Law Enforcement/First Responders Appreciation Night” – Any person with valid law enforcement or first responder ID will receive one (1) complimentary daily admission ticket 

Music on the Steps
7-8 pm, FREE
Front steps of the CRRL Fredericksburg branch

Registration opens for Sept. 24
Paleontology Excursion at Stratford Hall

August 2

National Night Out for Safety
Spotsylvania Towne Centre
5-8 pm, FREE

National Night Out for Safety
King George
5-8 pm, FREE

National Night Out for Safety
Culpeper
5-8 pm, FREE
The Ole Country Store

Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair
Weekends 12 noon to 10:00 PM Weekdays 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
$$$
“$5.00 Tuesday”. All general admission tickets in all age groups are $5.00.

Twighlight History for Kids
Aug 2- 4, $75
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop
Ages 8-12

August 3

Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair
Weekends 12 noon to 10:00 PM Weekdays 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
$$$
“College Night” – Any person with a valid college ID will receive one (1) complimentary daily admission ticket valid on Wednesday, August 3 only

August 4

PATH Foundation’s FREE Ice Cream Pop Up Event
1-2 pm
Bright Spot Playground

Aspire Christian Theatre’s The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
6 pm, FREE, bring cash for bake sale
New City Fellowship

Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair
Weekends 12 noon to 10:00 PM Weekdays 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
$$$
“Educators Appreciation Night” – Any person with a valid school system/education ID will receive one (1) complimentary daily admission ticket valid on Thursday, August 4 only.

August 5

Junior Ranger: Outdoor Skills (Ages 8-10)
Widewater State Park, $10
9 am – 3 pm

Find Your Spot Book Kick Off Party
Spotsylvania County Museum
10 am – 3 pm, FREE

Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair
Weekends 12 noon to 10:00 PM Weekdays 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
$$$

Family First Fridays – Stratford Hall
 $15 per adults and $10 per child (ages 6 to 13), children 5 and under are free
Pre-registration is encouraged

Slaughter of the Mountain
Culpeper

Friday Movie Matinees: Jurassic Park
Salem Church Library
2-4 pm

Beginner Crafts: Seed Bead Jewelry
CRRL – Fredericksburg Location
10 am – 12 noon, Registration required, FREE

Virginia is for Adventurers Scavenger Hunt 2022
2 – 4 pm
Fredericksburg Visitor Center

End of Summer Bash – State Climb
4-8 pm

FXBG First Friday
5-9 pm

Aspire Christian Theatre’s The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
6 pm, FREE, bring cash for bake sale
New City Fellowship

Culpeper First Friday
4:00 – 7:30 pm

Sounds of Summer Concert
Market Square, 6:30-8:30 pm
FREE

August 6

Talents FXBG Moana Jr.
Fredericksburg Academy
Shows at 3 pm & 6 pm
$7 + $1.23 convenience fee for online orders/ 3 & Under FREE

Paddles & Palettes
Widewater State Park
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Standard parking fees + $20/person

Back to School Foam & Pool Bash
Dorris Buffet Pool
8-10 pm
$3/pp

August 7

Book Signing & Opussum Festivities at Possum-bilities
1-3 pm

AMF Bowling Kids Fest
1 – 5 pm
1 hour of FREE bowling/shoe rentals for kids under 18

Fredericksburg Food Co-op Bag Bee
2-3:30 pm

Talents FXBG Moana Jr.
Fredericksburg Academy
Shows at 3 pm & 6 pm
$7 + $1.23 convenience fee for online orders/ 3 & Under FREE

August 8

Possum Storytime
10-11 am, 211 William Street
Fun storytime, animal experience and craft

Music on the Steps
7-8 pm, FREE
Front steps of the CRRL Fredericksburg branch

August 9

National Marine Corps Museum Preschool Playdate: Space
10:00am-12:00pm, FREE
Participants can color their own Astronaut Chesty the Bulldog, design their own rocket ship, and more!

August 10

Bark in the Park
Fred Nats
7:05 pm, $5 pooch pass

Annual Brandy Station Fireman’s Fair
6 – 10 pm

August 11

Gari Melchers’ Birthday Celebration
10 am – 5 pm, Admission is $2
Cake will be served

Messy Church Hillcrest UMC
6-8 pm, FREE, dinner served

Annual Brandy Station Fireman’s Fair
6 – 10 pm

August 12

Sounds of Summer Concert
Market Square, 6:30-8:30 pm
FREE

Annual Brandy Station Fireman’s Fair
6 – 11 pm

Moonlit Kayaking
Curtis Memorial Park
8-10:30 pm, $$$

Owl Pellet Dissection
Westmoreland State Park
Parking fees + $10
5-6 pm

Full Moon Kayak
Caledon State Park
7:30-10 pm
$5 parking plus $19/solo, $25/tandem

August 13

Kids Fishing Day
Widewater State Park
9-11 am
Parking fees apply

National Marine Corps Museum Family Day: Marines in Space
10 am – 1 pm, FREE

Sunset Kayak
Caledon State Park
7:00-9:30 pm
$5 parking plus $19/solo, $25/tandem

Guided Sunset Paddle
Leesylvania State Park
7-9 pm
$15 per person; $9 per person for a group of 4 or more

Annual Brandy Station Fireman’s Fair
1 – midnight

August 15

Music on the Steps
7-8 pm, FREE
Front steps of the CRRL Fredericksburg branch

Pony Riding Camp
Haven Hill Farm
10 – 11:30 am
Ages 5-12, $20

August 16

Hands on History Museum of Culpeper History
10:30 am
FREE, ages 2-5

August 17

Pony Riding Camp
Haven Hill Farm
10 – 11:30 am
Ages 5-12, $20

August 18

Fredericksburg Concert Band in Hurkamp Park
7 pm, FREE

August 19

Pony Riding Camp
Haven Hill Farm
10 – 11:30 am
Ages 5-12, $20

Sounds of Summer Concert
Market Square, 6:30-8:30 pm
FREE

Salem Fields Community Church Outdoor Movie
7:30-9:30 pm
FREE, bring your own snacks or purchase at event

Marsh Kayak Tour
Caledon State Park
10 am – 12:30 pm
$5 parking plus $19/solo, $25/tandem

WPER Summer Movie Night
Merchant Square
5:30 pm, FREE

August 20

Hot Air Balloon Festival and Barnstorming Airshow
6 am – 7 pm, $$

Log Cabin Storytime at Motts Run Reservoir
Motts Run Reservoir
11 am, FREE

POPSICLES with Ponies, Pigs & Puppies
Haven Hills Farm
$5 donation per family
Come between 10 am – 2 pm

Back to School Bash
King George
12 – 5 pm

7th Annual Colonial Beach Water Fest
10 am – 4 pm

Eagle Kayak Tour
Caledon State Park
9 – 11:30 am
$5 parking plus $19/solo, $25/tandem

Fredericksburg Foam Flingers
12:30 pm, $10 to play
3411 Shannon Park Drive, Fredericksburg

August 21

Wildlife Wagon Ride
Caledon State Park
2-4 pm
$5 parking plus $3/person, $8/family

August 22

Music on the Steps
7-8 pm, FREE
Front steps of the CRRL Fredericksburg branch

August 23

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

August 24

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

Ice Cream with the Spotsylvania Sheriff
Jimmy T’s
5:30 – 7:30 pm

August 25

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

Menokin Summer Hangout
5-7 pm

August 26

Sounds of Summer Concert
Market Square, 6:30-8:30 pm
FREE

Paleontology Excursion at Stratford Hall
9 am – 3 pm
Cost: $35 per adults and $30 per child (ages 8 to 13)
Limited spots available and pre-registration is required

August 27

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

Shoreline Kayak
Caledon State Park
3-5:30 pm
$5 parking plus $19/solo, $25/tandem

August 28

Guided Woodland Hike
2-3:30 pm
FREE

Sunset Kayak
Caledon State Park
6-8:30 pm
$5 parking plus $19/solo, $25/tandem

August 29

Music on the Steps
7-8 pm, FREE
Front steps of the CRRL Fredericksburg branch

August 31

Learn with me Day: Boy Before Legend
Ferry Farm
Ages 5-12 and caregiver
$10 per child/$5 caregiver

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