Christmas in July in the Shenandoah Valley

It’s Christmas in July around the Shenandoah Valley!

The Merchants on Main are hosting the festivities in Front Royal with deals in many of the businesses downtown, live music, and a surprise you will have to be there to see.

There will also be a visit from Santa Clause at the Gazebo starting at 11 am.

Frederick County Parks and Recreation are getting in the holiday spirit as well with a showing of The Grinch at Clearbrook Pool.

The movie will begin at 7 pm and only credit cards will be taken at the gate. 

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FCPRD hosts Battlefield Half Marathon

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The Battlefield Half Marathon and Relay will get started this morning.

The starting line will be in the Kernstown Battlefield and then proceed to a scenic run on Middle Road.

For the protection of the runners, portions of Middle Road and a few adjacent roads will be closed.

If you are supporting a runner or a spectator, a battlefield walking tour will be available.

It will last about an hour and give you plenty of time to get back to the finish line to support your runners.

For more information, head to runatthetop.net.

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FCPRD’s Parks and Pets Extravaganza

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Frederick County Parks and Recreation is hosting their 7th annual Parks and Pets Extravaganza today from 10am to 2pm.

Take advantage of the opportunity to bring your furry friend to enjoy a day at the park and take a swim.

The Clearbrook Pool will be open for dock diving and vendors will be on site with everything your pet might need.

There will also be a silent auction to benefit Esther Boyd Animal Shelter.

Frederick County’s Fire and Rescue and the Sheriff’s office will have demonstrations on site.

A car show will also be held starting at 10:30 with awards for different categories.

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FCPRD hosts Youth Triathlon

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Frederick County Parks and Recreation’s 6th annual Youth Triathlon returns tomorrow at 8 am at Sherando Park in Stephens City.

All kids ages 7-15 are welcome to participate in the event which transforms the park into a fun and challenging obstacle course including swimming, biking, and running.

All skill levels are encouraged to come out.

There are different distances for the various age groups.

Sign up today before 7 pm and the fee is $45. For more information, visit runatthetop.net.

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Field Day at MSV

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is hosting a field day event today from 10 am to 2 pm.

The walking trails will be open with activities all along the way.

There will be educational activities as MSV educators will have a geology talk.

Shenandoah University researcher Ashley Landes will also be there to speak on the wetlands.

Frederick County Parks and Recreation will bring some of the fun including a timed 50 yard dash, disc golf demonstration, and ladder golf.

The field day is free but admission prices still apply to the gardens and galleries.

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Clearbrook Park holds their first Spring Carnival

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Clearbrook Park will hold their first ever Spring Carnival April 2 and 3.

Games, activities and prizes will be available from Community partners stationed in the shelters.

The Easter Bunny will be on hand.

COVID-19 restrictions will be in place with Symptom screening at the entrance.

All attendees including parents and guardians must registrar at Frederick County Parks and Recreation website.

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