Downtown 31 is a new celebration that the Fredericksburg Department of Parks and Recreation is debuting, in conjunction with Fredericksburg Economic Development and Fredericksburg Main Street.

December has 31 days, we have 31 ways to celebrate! 

You are invited! Check our  comprehensive listing of events in Fredericksburg, many of them free, and decide what are YOUR 31 ways to celebrate?

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Upcoming Events

Downtown 31 Finale New Year’s Eve Event

Downtown 31 Finale New Year’s Eve Event

Saturday, December 31, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Riverfront Park and Market Square.
FREE Admission, public is invited. Adults, Teens and Children enjoy a variety of entertainment and activities, leading up to the early countdown and 9:00pm Ping Pong Ball Drop.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Central Park Fun-Land

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Central Park Fun-Land

Saturday, December 31

Central Park Fun-Land will once again be hosting our HUGE New Years Eve party to welcome 2017! 9pm Balloon drop with over 2,000 balloons and a big Laser Light Show at the stroke of midnight.

Watch Night Service

Watch Night Service

Saturday, December 31, 10:00 pm

Watch night hosted by Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Fredericksburg, Shiloh New Site will be singing and Shiloh Old Site provides the Preacher.

Comedy Shows at the Courtyard Marriott

Comedy Shows at the Courtyard Marriott

Saturday, December 31 at 7pm and 9:30pm

Writer from the John Oliver Show…Jeff Maurer! Get your tickets…

Celebrate New Year’s at The Silk Mill

Celebrate New Year’s at The Silk Mill

Saturday, December 31, 8:00pm-12:30pm

Enjoy live music from 8 piece band, Gentlemen and Their Lady! They will play a variety of Top 40/Modern, Motown/Oldies/Beach, Retro 70’s & 80’s, R&B/Funk/Disco and Jazz music.

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at Fredericksburg Hospitality House

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at Fredericksburg Hospitality House

Saturday, December 31, 7:00pm – 1:00am

The Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Shannon’s Presents 2017 New Year’s Eve Extravaganza. Live Music by Left Turn Right.

Legume Live Music

Legume Live Music

Saturday, December 31, 9:00pm – 12:00am

Karen Jonas performs live on New Year’s Eve at Legume Kitchen and Bar, 715 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

2017 New Year’s Day 5k – Fun Run Style

2017 New Year’s Day 5k – Fun Run Style

Sunday, January 1, 12:00pm race start time

This is a “fun run” race. Finisher medals for all runners!

New Years Day Hike and Trail Run

New Years Day Hike and Trail Run

Sunday, January 1, 10:00am – 12:00pm

River Rock is excited to host our 3rd annual New Years Day event! We want to start the year off right with a healthy, family-friendly activity.

Celebrate in December