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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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 60s!

Author Jeff Alt

Jun 15, Aug 17, Oct 19
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.


Jul 17 & 18, Aug 14 & 15
7:30 PM
Skyland - Peak View Stage

Free to all park visitors.

Traveling Players Teen Ensemble presents: Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare’s merry war of wit, where lovers exchange insults rather than kisses until tricked into confessing their true feelings. Villains, royalty, off-duty soldiers, and innocent lovers surround our sparring lovers, as well as a couple of village idiots who manage to save the wedding day.

Basket Making at Big Meadows Lodge - Shenandoah National Park

Thursdays, Jun - Oct
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.

$50.00 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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