Other Activities

From cloggers to basket making, and the young to the young-at-heart, there's something for everyone in Shenandoah National Park!

To view our full list of activities, check out our Calendar of Events.

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Author Jeff Alt

Jun 13, Aug 8
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Great Room

Free to all park visitors.

Jeff Alt, a talented speaker and award-winning author of A Walk for Sunshine, enjoys sharing his 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail adventures with Shenandoah National Park visitors. Jeff uses humor and adventure in a story telling format. His presentations involve music, slides, and personal narration. Alt, an expert hiker, has been featured on Discovery Channel.com and many more. Alt’s books, The Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Traveling Through Shenandoah National Park and Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun, are inspiring families to literally, take a hike.

The Tempest Poster

Jul 15 & 16, Aug 12 & 13
7:30 PM
Skyland - Peak View Stage

Free to all park visitors.

Traveling Players Teen Ensemble presents: The Tempest

The Tempest – the Bard’s last play, and possibly his best. An Elizabethan Lord of the Flies, The Tempest takes place on an isolated island where human nature becomes as wild and unrestrained as the environment. Ship wrecks, mighty magicians, innocent lovers, monsters, spirits, drunken jesters and murderers inhabit this enchanted, tropical island. Characters battle the elements and their emotions, but the calm after this raging storm bestows love, forgiveness and peace. Join this Washington DC metro area troupe while they render a vibrant, abridged version of the Bard’s play.

Shenandoah Valley Cloggers

Tuesdays, May 26 - Nov 5
7:30 - 8:30 PM
Skyland Mountain Room

Free to all park visitors.

Cloggers have been providing lively entertainment to the Park visitor for many years. Join this popular local dance group as they perform a variety of dances to traditional and current country music.


Weekly Activities at Big Meadows Lodge

Sundays

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Sundae

Sundays, May 24 - Nov 1
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Lobby

$5 per person.

Enjoy a build your own sundae with many toppings and several flavors of ice cream.

Guitar

Sundays, May 24 - Nov 1
4:30 - 5:30 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Front Porch (weather permitting)

Free to all park visitors.

Whether you're young or young-at-heart, join us as we sing-a-long to some new and old campfire style songs. Sure to be a great time for all!

Microphone

Sundays, May 24 - Nov 1
4:00 - 7:00 PM
Big Meadows Lodge New Market Taproom

Free to all park visitors.

Spend the evening relaxing in the New Market Taproom enjoying recorded songs of the 1930s and 40s sung by Resi Linton!

Mondays

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Macrame Plant Holder

Mondays, May 25 - Nov 2
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Great Room

$20 per person.

Learn to create your own macramé hanging plant holder. You’ll be able to take your very own home with you.

Popcorn and Cookies

Mondays, May 25 - Nov 2
8:30 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Massanutten Room

Free to all park visitors.

A limited selection of snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. The featured movie title will be posted in the Lobby.

Tuesdays

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woman getting a massage

Tuesdays, May 26 - Nov 3
10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Lower Level Massage Therapy Room

$90 per person.

60 minute integrated massage. Every session includes hot towels and heated stones.

Reservations are required, and advance reservations are suggested! Book your session at the Front Desk or by calling 877-847-1919.

Disclaimer: Full payment is taken at booking. 72-Hour advance cancellation notice required for full refund. No refund if cancellation inside the 72-Hour requirement.

Tie Dye

Tuesdays, May 26 - Nov 3
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Great Room

$10 per person.

Sign up at our Front Desk. All supplies provided to make one t-shirt (several sizes will be available).

light bulb with thought bubbles

Tuesdays, May 26 - Nov 3
8:30 - 10:00 PM
Big Meadows Lodge New Market Taproom

Free to all park visitors.

Team up for Trivia Night in the New Market Taproom at Big Meadows Lodge!

Wednesdays

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Tray of Paints

Wednesdays, May 27 - Nov 4
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Great Room

$20 per person.

Enjoy a glass of wine (21 & up) or juice (under 21) while you create your masterpiece! Sign up at Front Desk. All supplies provided to make one painting. Featured painting will be displayed in the front lobby each week.

Thursdays

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woman getting a massage

Thursdays, May 21 - Nov 5
10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Lower Level Massage Therapy Room

$90 per person.

60 minute integrated massage. Every session includes hot towels and heated stones.

Reservations are required, and advance reservations are suggested! Book your session at the Front Desk or by calling 877-847-1919.

Disclaimer: Full payment is taken at booking. 72-Hour advance cancellation notice required for full refund. No refund if cancellation inside the 72-Hour requirement.

Basket Making at Big Meadows Lodge - Shenandoah National Park

Thursdays, Jun 4 - Oct 29
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Big Meadows Lodge

$70.00 per person fee includes all materials to make one basket.

Local basket artisan, Clyde Jenkins, returns to Shenandoah to share his talent of basket making. Clyde teaches participants how to make a white-oak basket with techniques handed down through the generations. Structured for beginners to intermediate.

Reservations are encouraged; call 877-847-1919 to make yours today!

Disclaimer:A credit card will be taken at time of booking to guarantee space and card will be charged 72 hours prior to the event. Cancellation must be received 72-hours prior to the event to avoid processing of payment. If less than 72 hours notice received, payment is non-refundable.

backgammon game in front of fire place

Thursdays, May 21 - Nov 5
8:00 - 10:00 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Great Room

Free to all park visitors.

Giant oversized games available for your playing pleasure, along with board games.

light bulb with thought bubbles

Thursdays, May 21 - Nov 5
8:30 - 10:00 PM
Big Meadows Lodge New Market Taproom

Free to all park visitors.

Team up for Trivia Night in the New Market Taproom at Big Meadows Lodge!

Fridays

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woman getting a massage

Fridays, May 22 - Oct 30
10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Lower Level Massage Therapy Room

$90 per person.

60 minute integrated massage. Every session includes hot towels and heated stones.

Reservations are required, and advance reservations are suggested! Book your session at the Front Desk or by calling 877-847-1919.

Disclaimer: Full payment is taken at booking. 72-Hour advance cancellation notice required for full refund. No refund if cancellation inside the 72-Hour requirement.

Craft Making at Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park

Fridays, May 22 - Oct 30
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Great Room

$5 per person.

Make memories that you can take home with you! Good for all ages. Sign up at the Front Desk. All supplies provided to make one craft. The featured craft will be displayed in the Lobby.

Pizza

Fridays, May 22 - Nov 1
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Massanutten Room

$20 per person.

Want to have dinner alone with your spouse for a little “you” time? Drop the kiddos off for a pizza party full of games, dancing, lots of laughter and fun!

Saturdays

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Young Boy in Shenandoah National Park

Saturdays, May 23 - Oct 31
Available All Day
Big Meadows Lodge

Free to all park visitors.

Visit the Big Meadows Lodge front desk to check out our self-guided scavenger hunt available all day every Sunday. Return to the front desk to earn your prize upon completion!

woman getting a massage

Saturdays, May 23 - Oct 31
10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Lower Level Massage Therapy Room

$90 per person.

60 minute integrated massage. Every session includes hot towels and heated stones.

Reservations are required, and advance reservations are suggested! Book your session at the Front Desk or by calling 877-847-1919.

Disclaimer: Full payment is taken at booking. 72-Hour advance cancellation notice required for full refund. No refund if cancellation inside the 72-Hour requirement.

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