Programs & Events

The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognizes that affordable family-friendly events bring people together to explore common interests and share different traditions and views…and within the parks, it all happens in a beautiful natural and historic environment!
Historic Smithville Park hosts five major events throughout the year. These fun-filled events can take you back in time, teach you about the environment, encourage an appreciation for the arts, and allow you to become one with nature.  The current quarterly program guide is filled with programs and events for all ages. 

Would you like to be notified of upcoming programs and events in the County Park System? Sign up for our quarterly email newsletter.

Program Registration
For events requiring registration and to register online, you must become a registered user. Registration is easy!  To register, click here.  If you need assistance, please call 609-265-5858.


Quarterly Program Guide

Quarterly Program Guide includes all programs and events offered by the Burlington County Division of Parks.  Pick up a copy in your local library or parks' facility and at local events.  You may also view the online version.  

NEW! Spring Program Guide: March-May

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NEW! FOOD TRUCK AND CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL                                                   Gather your friends and bring your appetite! Come spend the afternoon roaming the beautiful Burlington County Fairgrounds for its First Annual Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival. For you eating pleasures, there will be a variety of gourmet Food trucks from seafood to tacos and everything in between. For the beer and wine enthusiast, local breweries will be serving up craft beer and local wine. The live music will start at 3:30 by the talented Billy Walton Band, followed by Goodman Fiske to continue the party. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. All Alcohol proceeds will benefit Arm 2 Artisans. Must be 21 or over with a valid ID to consume alcoholic beverages. This is a rain or shine event. 

To purchase tickets, visit the online catalog.  The Food Truck Festival is located under the Festivals  & Seasonal tab of the catalog.  Tickets are on sale now!

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NATURE PROGRAMS

The Burlington County Parks System offers many educational nature programs. Taking place both indoors and outdoors, a vast array of topics are covered for all age groups throughout the year. Whether you're enjoying a guided walk in the park, a lecture series, butterfly walk, or canoeing, there's always something to learn about nature! Our staff also offers nature programs for private groups including schools, scouts, and other organizations. Please contact us for more information. Events and programs are also held at the Rancocas Nature Center.

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ARTS AND CULTURE

Burlington County is home to many exhibits that feature Fine Arts and Photography from all of over the region. There are galleries and exhibits throughout the year and festivals that celebrate the Arts.

ANNUAL EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

Burlington County hosts several annual events throughout our parks. Large festivals are held each year in Historic Smithville Park, to include Earth Fair, Arts in the Park, and Fall Float Festivals. Events such as the Garden Expo and Farmers Markets are held throughout the season at theBurlington County Agricultural Center. Each year, Burlington County also hosts the Farm Fair, tractor pulls and equestrian events at the County Fairgrounds. We are also excited to offer free, outdoor concerts at the Burlington County Amphitheater!  Earth Fair returns for its 25th anniversary!  

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HISTORY PROGRAMS

The Parks System is currently home to six historic sites where you can learn about the people and events that helped to shape Burlington County. Each offers a wide variety of tours, exhibits, programing and events that make history come alive for its visitors. We offer lectures and programs within our facilities or at your facility! Within Smithville Park, you can take a tour of the Smithville Mansion, the Village, and the Underground Railroad Museum. While in Mount Holly, you can visit the Historic Prison Museum or Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences.

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