Watkins Regional Park Special Events

Watkins Regional Park serves as a host site for various specialwatkins regional park logo
events and programs created by the County, the Commission, and/ or the Community. To better serve the patrons visiting Watkins on a daily routine basis, we’ve created this web page to keep you abreast of what’s happening in YOUR park!

Please take note of the special events and programs listed below, with the expectation that park amenities may be limited as the volume of traffic will increase on the day of events.

We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you there!

November 2022- January 2023

Please Note: November 25, 2022- January 1, 2023, Watkins Park will close at 4 pm daily.

Trot for a Turkey 5K
Saturday, November 19th, 6 pm
(park closes at 4 pm)
Register through Parks Direct!
For more info call: 301-627-7755

Bikes and Lights 5K
Sunday, November 20th, 5 pm
(park closes at 4 pm)
Register through Parks Direct!
For more info call: 301-218-6700

Festival of Lights Grand Opening
Monday, November 21st, 6 pm
(park closes at 4 pm)
Employee Event Only
For more info call: 301-218-6700

Winter Festival of Lights
November 25th-January 1st 2023, 5 pm - 10 pm
Register through Parks Direct!
For more info call: 301-218-6700

Enchanted Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Friday, November 25th-January 1st 2023, 5 pm - 9 pm
(park closes at 4 pm)
Register through Parks Direct!
For more info call: 301-218-6700