Rockin’ the Creek
On August 2 from 7 to 10 p.m., Natural Bridge State Park will once again host Rockin’ the Creek, an evening of music and fun for the whole family. Come experience an evening of live music and food at the Cedar Creek Cafe. Tickets are included in your admission fee. Admission per person is $6 for ages 6-12 and $8 for those 13 and older. Enjoy music from Rockin Hoss and the Silver Spurs and food available for purchase from Aaron’s Smokehouse BBQ.
For more information about this and other events, call the park at (540) 291- 1326.
Park after Dark: Snakes Centerstage
On August 3 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Natural Bridge State Park continues its Park after Dark series of programs with a special guest presentation. Join reptile enthusiast Ty Smith as he shares his knowledge of snakes, especially pertaining to how light can affect their natural biological processes. Smith will also bring a few of his reptile friends to visit the park for this event. No fee is associated with this event.
For more information about this event, call the park at (540) 291-1330.
Park after Dark: Perseid Meteor Shower
On August 12, Natural Bridge State Park will host a public astronomy program to enjoy the Perseid Meteor Shower from 8:30 to 10 p.m. The Perseids, named because it originates from the direction of the constellation Perseus, is one of the most reliably spectacular meteor showers every year. This year, join rangers and guest astronomers from the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society to enjoy and learn about this astronomical event. Attendees will enjoy a short wagon ride to Jefferson Point where the speakers will be on hand to teach guests and answer questions about the shower. Binoculars for enhanced viewing will be provided by the park and guests are encouraged to bring their own viewing optics. Program will conclude with wagon ride back down to the parking area.
Cost is $5 per person or $8 per family. Payment can be made in advance at the Visitor Center. Please call the park at (540) 291-1330 for more information. Pre-registration is encouraged.
Full Moon Yoga
August 15 will be the last of the Full Moon Yoga sessions this year at Natural Bridge State Park, guided by Center of Gravity Yoga Studio. From 8 to 9:30 p.m., enjoy a relaxing night beginning with a wagon ride along one of the best sunset vistas the valley can offer and ending with a full-moon rise. Take this opportunity to experience Natural Bridge State Park in a whole new way.
Cost is $10 per person. Participants must be 12 and up. Please pre-register by calling (540) 291-1330.
Park after Dark: Starviewing on Jefferson Point
On August 17, 2019, from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m., take advantage of the dark skies and open horizons at Natural Bridge State Park to learn more about the stars with guest astronomer Dr. Tim Knudson and his students. Enjoy a wagon ride to and from our viewing area on Jefferson Point. Binoculars will be provided by the park for enhanced viewing. Guests are encouraged to bring their own viewing devices if they wish.
Cost of the program is $3 dollars per person or $8 dollars per family, paid in advance at the visitor center. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information or to preregister, call the park at (540) 291-1330.