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.

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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 and history 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, including weekly Story Time for children. 
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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. 


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 the Burlington 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!
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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