Special Events

James City County Parks and Recreation offers a variety of large special events that provide unique year-round experiences for residents and tourists. Below is a list of annual events – for more specific information about dates of current offerings, please refer to the Special Events section of the Destination Recreation Activity Brochure.
  1. Jan./Feb.
  2. March/April
  3. May/June
  4. July/Aug.
  5. Sept./Oct.
  6. Nov./Dec.

Group Fitness Open House


Now is the time! It’s a New Year, time to start new healthy habits! Land and aquatic instructors will be available to discuss their classes, formats and typical modifications with you in a personal setting. Participate in mini classes throughout the morning. Sentara nurses will be available to administer health screening. Raffle prizes and more! No registration required.

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Splash In Movies


Join us for the best way to warm up a cool night at the Recreation Center pool! Bring a float or borrow a tube and jump in an relax, all while you take in a classic family film!

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Destination Recreation Expo


Your one-stop-shop for everything Parks and Recreation has to offer! Discover your parks/facilities, learn about various classes/programs offered throughout the year and be one of the first to register for the upcoming summer camps! Informational booths, interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities are just a few great features of this event. We’ll keep your children engaged while you gather information about summer camp opportunities, sports, outdoor, aquatic programs, special events, parks and facilities, REC Connect, inclusion/therapeutic program and activities offered through affiliate organizations. Raffles and discounts for camps, classes and facilities given on day of event! No registration required.

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