Other Activities

NOTE: Currently unavailable; check back in the spring for 2020 dates!

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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Sundays, May 12 - Oct 27
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 free musical entertainment from the decades of the 30s thru the 40s!

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.

Painting a Craft

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, May 8 - Oct 30
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Great Room

$5.00 per person.

Sign up at the Front Desk. All supplies provided to make one craft. The featured craft will be displayed in the Lobby.

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Thursdays, May 9 - Oct 31
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.

Hi-Horse Cloggers

Apr 19, May 17, Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 16, Sep 27, Oct 18
7:30 - 8:30 PM
Skyland Mountain Room

Free to all park visitors.

The Hi-Horse cloggers of stanardsville virginia is a nonprofit organization founded in 1955. The Club is under the direction of Crystal Morris ; Savannah Bishop, Nikki Rogers, Jennifer Ryan Associate directors. Penny Weakley Secretary and Stacie Collier Photographer. The Hi-Horse cloggers has steadily grown from 6 member’s to approximately 50 ranging in ages from 5 to 72. The cloggers perform throughout virginia at both private and public functions. Many of the member’s have participated in competitions and have won several trophies. Numerous performance routines are choreographed by member’s of the club. One of the routines, Fire in the Rain was choregraphed by Gertrude Cox and published by stepping times, a world wide publication. Other routines ,Rhythm of Love and Party Rock Anthem, were choreographed by Collen Ward and posted on Clogdancing.com in April 2012. Sunday Drive choreographed by Crystal Morris in 2001.

The traditional style of clogging is promoted by the Hi-Horse Cloggers through their performances and teaching. Although this style of clogging is slowly giving way to a more modern dance method, some of what is included in their performance’s, they are striving to keep all the traditional style alive as it a part of our American Heritage.

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Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, May 9 - Nov 2
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Lower Level Massage Therapy Room

$65.00 per person.

30 minute integrated massage. Every session includes hot towels and heated stones. Sessions will be customized for clients’ needs.

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

Additional services and longer time slots are available by reservation at the Front Desk only on the day of your appointment.

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.

Popcorn and Cookies

Mondays, May 13 - Oct 28
8:30 PM
Big Meadows Lodge Great Room

Free to all park visitors.

Enjoy movie night in the Big Meadows Lodge Great Room every Monday. A limited selection of snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. The featured movie title will be posted in the Lobby.

Young Boy in Shenandoah National Park

Sundays, May 12 - Oct 27
Available All Day Every Sunday
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!


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, Apr 16 - 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.

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Mondays & Wednesdays, May 27 - Oct 30
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!

Basket Making at Big Meadows Lodge - Shenandoah National Park

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

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.

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

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.

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