Upcoming Special Events
Fredericksburg Holiday Cards
November 15 - January 2
Hurkamp Park, 500 William Street
Public invited, FREE!
Fredericksburg's Holiday Cards are back for the season! Visit our oversized greeting card frames on display in Hurkamp Park.
Grandparents Holiday Dance
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6:30pm–8:30pm 
Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal Street
$6 per person. At the door if space permits: $8 per person.

Girls and boys 4-12 years old are invited to take their grandmas and grandpas on a special holiday date night! We will have professional photographer taking optional portraits for those of you who would like a memento of this special night. Attire is everything from dress casual to fancy. Register online >
For info: 540-372-1086 or email us.
Fredericksburg Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 5:30pm
Come and get in the holiday spirit with the city's annual Christmas Parade. Parade route is on Caroline Street and Princess Anne Street between Wolfe and Amelia Streets in downtown Fredericksburg. For more information please visit www.fredericksburgchristmasparade.com or call 540-372-1086.
Mistletoe Market
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 9:00am - 1:00pm
Public invited, free admission

Gift your friends local arts and crafts, indulge on holiday goodies like hot cocoa, kettle corn, pies and breads, feed your family seasonal staples. For more information visit www.TheFarmersMarket.co or call 540-372-1086. 
Snowball Fight
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Admission $3 per person or $5 for 2 people

Held snow or shine! Come dressed for the weather, bring drinking water.Children must be supervised by an accompanying adult. Teen and adults, bring your group of friends and we’ll schedule you for an adults-only match too! Matches are approximately every 10 minutes. Signed waivers are required to play. For info: Follow the Facebook Event or call 540-372-1086.
Fredericksburg Restaurant Week
January 17 - 26, 2020
The tastiest week of the year! Make sure to follow along online and on social media with #fxbgrestaurantweek #fxbgrw.
Upcoming Classes for Kids & Adults
These classes begin soon! Sign up now...
The classes below are starting in the next four weeks. Click the link for details and online registration. Registration is also accepted in person at the Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St. Questions? Please call our front desk at 540-372-1086.


  • Japanese Kirie (Paper Design Cutting): Making Christmas Cards for 9yrs - Adult
  • Horseback Riding Lessons for 6yrs - Adult

Tweens, Teens & Adults
Bus Trips
Christmas Time in New York City Day Trip, NY
SECOND BUS ADDED - seats are now available
Saturday, December 14
Bus Leaves: 4:30am and Bus Returns: 1:30am
Fee: $80 per person

Trip goers will have a day to explore on their own. Spend your time the way you want, whether it’s shopping and shows, or visiting attractions. We will arrive in NYC about 10am and leave about 7:30pm. Pre-registration required. We’ll meet the bus at the Dorothy Hart Community Center. Spaces filling quickly. Need more information? Please call 540-372-1086. Register online >
Youth Sports
2020 Youth Basketball registration is accepted by paper form only  (which will be accepted in person, by mail or by fax) as we transition to our new registration system. No online registration will be accepted for the Winter 2020 Basketball season.

Lil’ Hoopsters Basketball - Deadline January 3
5yrs – 6yrs
The FUNdamental coed 5-week program that teaches basic skills of the game including dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and sportsmanship. Deadline to register is January 3rd. $10 late registration fee after January 3rd. Location: Walker Grant Middle School. Season: January 11th – February 8th. Fee: $30/$50 (residents/non-residents) Registration forms >

Youth Basketball - Deadline Dec. 3, late registration begins Dec. 4
Novice (7yrs – 8yrs)
Rookie (9yrs – 10yrs)
Junior (11yrs – 13yrs)
Senior (14yrs - 17yrs)
Learn the basic fundamentals in this coed league designed for fun, sportsmanship and teamwork. Practices start January 6th and will take place at Walker Grant Middle School. Practices are on either Mondays & Wednesdays, or Tuesdays & Thursdays. Games are during the week and on Saturdays. Deadline to register is December 3rd. There is a $10 late registration fee after December 3rd. Location: Walker-Grant Middle School. Season: January 6th – March 7th.
Fee: $30/$60 (residents/non-residents) Registration forms >
Coaches Wanted
If you have a love of the game and enjoy working with children and passing on that interest, call us! Our seasons are about 6 to 8 weeks long. You bring us your enthusiasm and we’ll give you what you need to get started with our department as a coach! Call 540-372-1086 ext. 214 or email wlmitchell@fredericksburgva.gov
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Read our Fall Catalog of Activities
We are your local parks and recreation department. And we have plenty in our catalog of activities to do!! Take a look inside for information on youth basketball, fun ways to learn new hobbies with classes for kids and adults, and also a list of outdoor parks to explore. Looking for special family time this fall? Have an adventure with us!
Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events
The mission of the Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation, and Events Department is to enhance the lives of our citizens by providing a diverse package of recreation and park opportunities.

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(540) 372-1086