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Events Calendar

Peaks of Otter Lodge hosts a variety of events each season, so please check back frequently to stay up to date with our latest happenings!

Live Entertainment

Enjoy live performances, select weekends. Call 540-586-1081 or click here for performance dates and times.

July 2017

7/8/17 - 9:00 pm
New Horizons to Pluto

Join NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador, Greg Redfern, for an engaging presentation to learn about the famous dwarf planet from discovery to flyby. A jacket is recommended, and a flashlight is helpful. Free to all parkway visitors.

  • "The Peaks Under the Stars" - If the sky is clear after the presentation, our guests will move outdoors to the lawn area at the edge of the lake to see the night sky in all its glory while listening to sky lore and fascinating sky facts.

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August 2017

8/5/17 - 9:00 pm
The Lives of the Stars

Join NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador, Greg Redfern, for an engaging presentation. How do the stars, including our Sun, shine? How are they born, how do they live, and - ultimately - die? You'll never look at the stars the same after you learn their secrets. A jacket is recommended, and a flashlight is helpful. Free to all parkway visitors.

  • "The Peaks Under the Stars" - If the sky is clear after the presentation, our guests will move outdoors to the lawn area at the edge of the lake to see the night sky in all its glory while listening to sky lore and fascinating sky facts.

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September 2017

9/10/17 - 5:00 pm
Jefferson at the Peaks

Discover one of Virginia's most legendary landscapes, Sharp Top Mountain, with one of the most legendary Virginian's - Thomas Jefferson! Through a partnership with the National Park Service and Poplar Forest, guests will join Mr. Jefferson as he provides his unique perspective on the cultural and natural histories that Sharp Top holds. Event begins at 5:00 p.m. on the lawn with scenic Abbott Lake and Sharp Top Mountain providing the background. Guests will move inside to the Calvin Rice Room for dinner with Mr. Jefferson. Overnight package or dinner only rate is available.


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9/23/17 - 8:00 pm
The Universe and You

Join NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador, Greg Redfern, for an engaging presentation to learn about the fascinating Universe in which you live, are made from, and are part of. A jacket is recommended, and a flashlight is helpful. Free to all parkway visitors.

  • "The Peaks Under the Stars" - If the sky is clear after the presentation, our guests will move outdoors to the lawn area at the edge of the lake to see the night sky in all its glory while listening to sky lore and fascinating sky facts.

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