Seasonal Events

Dover Parks and Recreation

Dover Parks & Recreation plans a number of special seasonal events annually each year, offering a great opportunity for families in Dover to connect with other residents!



WINTER

(December / January / February)

Cookie Decorating Event

  • previously held as part of the the Dover Tree Lighting, following the Chickering Band's musical performance, due to high demand this program will now be offered as it's own unique event, held at the Caryl Community Center in mid-December

Outdoor Ice Skating at Channing Pond 

  • dependent on an extended period (approx. 1 week or more) of consistent, below freezing temperatures, without snow


SPRING

(March / April / May)

*NEW* Welcome Spring! An outdoor, family crafts & music event 

  • held annually on the Saturday before Easter


Youth Fishing Derby

  • held annually in late April/early May

*NEW*  Dover Placemaking Project - Traveling Art Exhibit  

  • call for entries in fall, with public exhibit throughout the spring


SUMMER

(June / July / August)

*NEW*  Schools Out Concert! music & dance with Stacey Peasley

  • mid-to-late June on the Dover Town Common

Summer Concert Series on the Dover Town Common

  • held annually on Tuesday evenings each July/early August on the Dover Town Common 


FALL

(September / October / November)

Dover Days Fair

  • held annually on the second Saturday of September in Dover Center

DSHS Cross-Country Team: Dover Dash 5K & Fun Run

  • held during the Dover Days Fair, on the second Saturday of September

*NEW*  Dover Placemaking Project - Traveling Art Exhibit  

Virtual Costume Contest

Pumpkin Decorating Event 

  • held annually on the Saturday before Halloween

*NEW*  Flag Football Turkey Bowl

  • held on the early release day before Thanksgiving