January 2023 Happenings

It’s time to jump into the NEW YEAR! Check out the January happenings in the Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania/Stafford and surrounding areas. Make sure to check back regularly as new events are being added.

Ongoing:

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens — Free Admission — Jan. 9-15, 2023

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens — 1/2 price Admission — Jan. 16-28, 2023

Fredericksburg Restaurant Week — Jan. 13 – 22, 2023


Jan. 2

Jan. 3

Wren & Sparrow Bird Walk
Old Mill Park, 9-10 am
Ages 12+
Pre-registration required, FREE

Jan. 4

Jan. 5

Walk with a Doc in 2023
Fredericksburg Food Co-op
4-5 pm, FREE

Jan. 6

Jurassic Quest
Fredericksburg Expo Center
1 – 8 pm, $$

Twelfth Night at Kenmore
Performances starting at 4:15 pm
$$

First Friday FXBG
5-9 pm
Free Trolley Shuttle runs from 5:00 – 8:30pm
There is no Sip and Stroll in January 2023

Jan. 7

Food Co-op Walking Group
Fredericksburg Food Co-op
9-10 am

Jurassic Quest
Fredericksburg Expo Center
9 am – 8 pm, $$

Test Fly Drones
Ron Rosner YMCA
12 – 4 pm, FREE
Ages 10 -18
Email to sign up

Virginia Cello Ensembles Concert
New City Fellowship
3 pm, FREE

Twelfth Night at Kenmore
Performances starting at 4:15 pm
$$

Jan. 8

Jurassic Quest
Fredericksburg Expo Center
9 am – 6 pm, $$

Possum Story Time
11 am – 12 pm, 211 William Street
Fun story time, animal experience and craft

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

Twelfth Night at Kenmore
Performances starting at 4:15 pm
$$

Jan. 9

Free Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
9 am – 5 pm
No tickets or reservations needed

Jan. 10

Free Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
9 am – 5 pm
No tickets or reservations needed

Jan. 11

Free Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
9 am – 5 pm
No tickets or reservations needed

Valentine Card Making
Fredericksburg Food Co-op
6-7 pm, FREE

Jan. 12

Free Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
9 am – 5 pm
No tickets or reservations needed

Hillcrest UMC
Messy Church
6-8 pm, FREE

Jan. 13

Free Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
9 am – 5 pm
No tickets or reservations needed

Grow a Reader Special: Winter Wonder
Salem Church & Cooper Libraries
10-10:30 am

Fredericksburg Restaurant Week Begins

Fabulous Fridays Coding
Snow Library
4:30-5:15 pm

Jan. 14

Free Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
9 am – 5 pm
No tickets or reservations needed

Log Cabin Story Time
Motts Run Reservoir
11 am
FREE

JcPenney Kids Zone Event
Free Craft Activity
“Sew” a Cute Penguin
11 am – Noon

Winter Carnival
Wilderness Presidential Clubhouse
11 am – 1 pm
$5 members/$8 nonmembers

Family Day-Advances in Technology
Marine Corps Museum
11 am – 2 pm
FREE

Hoop Shoot 2023
Walker Grant Middle School
Contest for ages 8-13
11:30-2:30 pm

Mercer Birthday Celebration
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop
12-4 pm, FREE

Jan. 15

Free Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
9 am – 5 pm
No tickets or reservations needed

Jan. 16

Half-price Admission Days Begin at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
Jan. 16 – 28, 2023
Adults & Seniors – $8/Children (3-12) – $4

Jan. 17

Wren & Sparrow Bird Walk
Old Mill Park, 9-10 am
Ages 12+
Pre-registration required, FREE

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

Jan. 18

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

Free Paint Night at Bella Joy Ballroom
7 pm, FREE
Please visit their website, call or email to register!

Jan. 19

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

Kids Night – Free Axe Throwing
FXBG Axes
5 – 10 pm
Buy one Adult/Get one Kid FREE

Jan. 20

Jan. 21

Wreath Retirement
Culpeper National Cemetery (new & old sides)
8 am

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

Kids Day in the Garden
Great Big Greenhouse
10 am – 2 pm
FREE

Winter Eagle Tour
Caledon State Park
10 am – Noon
Standard parking fee plus $8/family or $3/pp
Wagon ride

Jan. 22

Jan. 25

Homeschool Day–Music of the Marine Corps
Marine Corps Museum
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
FREE

Jan. 28

Saturday Display: Pocket Pop-Up & “Esnake” Room
Dorthy Hart Community Center
9 am – Noon
FREE

Empty Bowl
11 am – 2 pm
Outside LibertyTown Arts Workshop

Jan. 29

Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Class in our Beautiful Historical Building
Richard Johnston Inn
1-2:30 pm
Registration required. Last day to register is Jan. 22.

Guided Woodland Hike
Gari Melchers Home & Studio
2 – 3 pm, FREE

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