9 Free Summer Activities & Events in Culpeper

March 21, 2023 Things to Do Updates

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Summer is the best time to explore some of the best FREE attractions and events in Culpeper, Virginia. Here are nine FREE things to check out this summer:

Splash pad, Ninja Coarse & Playground at Rock Water Park

Spend the day soaking up the sunshine at the splash pad at Rock Water Park. Don’t forget to pack a picnic lunch, snacks and drinks so the kids can stay and play on the ninja coarse and playground too. The splash pad is typically open in early June through early October weather permitting.

More Playgrounds to check out

These local parks offer a great variety of free playground options for everyone. Lenn Park, The Bright Spot, Mountain Run Lake Park & Yowell Meadow Park.

Movies at The Packard Campus Theater

Catch a movie at the Packard Campus Theater which offers weekly free movie features throughout the year. A perfect way to spend a hot summer day or rainy afternoon.

Check out books, video games and movies at the Culpeper County Library

Stop in to check out a new book, movie or video game and check their Facebook page to find out more about their FREE special events too.

Window shopping & photos downtown

Stroll down Davis St. and window shop at the charming boutiques and unique eateries. Stop by the train station for information on more fun things to do in the area and be sure to take some photos at the LOVE sign and caboose before heading onto your next adventure.

CulpeperFest 2023 – June 9, 2023

Fun for the entire family! Large vehicle displays, helicopter, AMAZING vendors, prizes, giveaways, live music, children’s activities, mascot race, entertainment, food trucks and so much more! The area’s largest business to community event.

Self-Guided Nature Hike at the Future State Park at Culpeper Battlefields

Cedar Mountain Battlefield and Brandy Station Battlefield offer several trail options that are great for birding, hiking and walking. Interpretive signs can be found along the way too!

Enjoy live music at a local farm brewery or winery

Stop into one of the local farm breweries to enjoy live music throughout the summer months. Old Trade Brewery, Mountain Run Winery and Death Ridge Brewery are just a few of the family friendly local farms that offer outdoor playgrounds for the kids and great local live music regularly throughout the season. Food and drinks are available for purchase.