Virginia State Parks is well known for great outdoor recreation, trails, camping. cabins, swimming, etc. If you haven’t visited before you may not realize that we have great events and programs.
I manage the Virginia State Parks account on Twitter and we feed our events automatically and many days I am amazed at how many events stream by. But, with 35 parks and this being Summer, we just have an amazing volume of programs. From a Welcome Campfire program on a Saturday night to a larger Festival attracting more than 5,000 attendees, many programs are educational, some are instructional, and some are just plain fun.
Some of the basic programs that are not staff intensive are free once you’re in the park (staying overnight or if you pay the daily per car parking fee), the programs are usually only a couple of bucks. Some of the big festivals or musical entertainment could run a little more.
To make these great programs even more affordable, now through June we are featuring a our events page. You can search by park, type of event and/or date. Or follow us on Twitter (@VAStateParks), MySpace or Facebook and you can see the stream of events.