Programs and Events

CITIZENS WITH DISABILITIES

Danville Parks and Recreation provides opportunities and recreation programs, which are open and accessible to all citizens in the city and surrounding areas, regardless of sex, religion, socioeconomic status or level of physical or intellectual impairments. Persons with impairments are encouraged to recreate with their peers by taking any class offered by Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.
Link to page

COMMUNITY HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW

This holiday season, experience the magic of thousands of lights, give back to your community, and visit with Santa himself in historic Ballou Park.
Link to page

DAN RIVER TWINS

What happens when three young river otters, a day of fun and games, and a huge flood collide? Read to find out in this playful, exciting story set in the Dan River in Danville, VA.
Link to page

DANVILLE CELEBRATES FOURTH OF JULY

At Danville Parks and Recreation, we love to celebrate Independence Day annually with races, fun, games, activities, music, and of course... fireworks!
Link to page

DANVILLE CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL

The ultimate Children's Festival returns with interactive arts and entertainment. Explore new ideas, see stories come to life or discover the artist in you while participating in music, drama, art and more. Free admission, crafts and children's rides.
Link to page

DANVILLE FARMERS' MARKET

Danville Farmers’ Market will open to the public in May, while following all state, federal, and local health and safety recommendations both for patrons and vendors.
Link to page

FESTIVAL IN THE PARK

You can't have spring in Danville without Danville's Festival in the Park, a three day, family-friendly event in historic Ballou Park complete with crafts, children's activities, music, and more!
Link to page

FUN WAGON SCHEDULE

The Fun Wagon will be making its way around Danville this summer! Check here for the schedule as summer nears.

MARKET MONSTER MASH

Scare up some fun this Halloween at Danville Parks and Recreation's Annual Market Monster Mash event at the Crossing at the Dan.
Link to page

MUSIC AT THE MARKET

Enjoy the free summer concert series at the Community Market each Thursday, June 17 through July 29.
Link to page

RIVERVIEW ROTARY CHRISTMAS PARADE

Link to page

MOVIES AT THE CROSSING

Bring the whole family out for a FREE movie night under the stars at Danville Parks and Recreation’s Movies at the Crossing. We will have games, food and activities for your family and friends to enjoy. Each film will be shown on the big screen starting at 8:30 p.m. Call Danville Parks and Recreation at (434) 857-3384 for more details.
Link to page

PLAY DANVILLE VA MAGAZINE

Play Danville VA is published three times a year, and includes all programs from Parks and Recreation and Danville Public Library. The magazine is available in recreation centers, brochure boxes along the Riverwalk Trail, and via the mail through a free subscription. Start your subscription today by filling out this survey!
Link to page

RACIN' & TASTIN'

Racin' & Tastin' is an All-U-Care-To-Eat BBQ event that helps support Festival in the Park.
Link to page