Top Things to Do in August

in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford, VA

By Jenny Sites July 29, 2021

August has arrived and there's a lot going on!

We have plenty of ideas for your family to mark the month and the change in the season in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford!  Here is our list of events and holidays happening in August you can celebrate in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford:


National Coloring Book Day

Coloring is fun and relaxing!  Grab your favorite coloring book (or click here for our free printable) and your crayons, markers, or colored pencils, and take a moment to enjoy coloring today! August 2


One Year Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act:

Fee-Free Day at National Parks & MonumentsAugust 4


Runners Start your Engine

Ages 18 & under get to run on the oval track. This is a timed one mile race with a checkered line finish.

Stock Car Racers: Ages 12 & under run 1/2 mile untimed race around the oval track

Mini-Racers: Ages 5 & under run a 1/4 mile untimed race

Registration is open!

August 8


Back to School

Visit our 2021 Back to School Guide for everything you need to know about going back to school, calendars, supply lists, vaccines and more!

Stafford County - August 9

City of Fredricksburg - August 10

Spotsylvania County - August 12


Spotsy Arts Festival

What better way to do your Christmas shopping than shopping at this event. As you stroll through the tree-covered lawns you will meet and be able to talk with the creators of sculptures, paintings, pottery, photography, one-of-a-kind jewelry designs, batiks, and much more. Free, family and dog friendly. Food is available for purchase so bring the family and plan to stay through lunch.

Macaroni Kid Fredericksburg will have a booth at the festival - come find us for FREE CRAFTS for kids sponsored by: Wild Birds Unlimited, Creative Kids Virtual Preschool With Denise & Ollie, Creative Movement Dance, Peek-A-Boo 3D & MSR Power Washing   August 14 & 15


National Park Service Birthday

Fee-Free Day at National Parks & Monuments   August 25

Weecycled Wardrobe Fall & Winter Consignment Sale

Fredericksburg's MEGA Sale for KIDS! 700+ families selling over 75,000 items! Clothes sizes infant to teen. Baby gear, Toys, Books, Home & Kid's room Decor, Bikes & more.  August 27, 28 & 29

Outsideologist Project

 Enter to win an Outsideologist Project Kit, from the makers of Claritin®. Each kit includes items to inspire your child’s outdoor exploration as well as samples of Children’s and Adult’s Claritin® so Outsideologists of all ages can get the powerful, non-drowsy allergy relief they need to embrace the wonders of the outdoors. Use as directed. Click HERE to enter!  All month long


Enjoy these local activities and don’t forget to log your progress and upload your verification items through your FXBG Fun Passport!  All month long

Visit a Local Farmers Market  All month long