If you're looking for a great place to toast some marshmallows, Arlington Parks and Recreation is hosting a series of family campfires this fall. Register online for these fun events at Long Branch and Gulf Branch Nature Centers.

How do you like your marshmallows: burnt to a crisp, or lightly toasted golden brown? Find out at an Arlington Family Campfire! The Department of Parks and Recreation will offer supervised bonfires, campfire stories, sing-alongs, and all the fixings for s'mores each night. Themed events may have a special educational component to them with guest animals or learning materials.

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Register for the event of your choice here and reserve a spot for just $5 per person. Campfires may be canceled for inclement weather, so be sure to check the event site before heading out.

The remaining Family Campfires for November are:

  • Virginia's Squirrels Campfire (Friday, Nov. 9, 6-7 p.m.) at Long Branch Nature Center
  • Blacksmithing Campfire (Saturday, Nov. 10, 6-7 p.m.) at Gulf Branch Nature Center
  • First Thanksgiving Campfire (Friday, Nov. 16, 6-7 p.m.) at Long Branch Nature Center
  • Oh Deer! Campfire (Saturday, Nov. 17, 6-7 p.m.) at Gulf Branch Nature Center


Gulf Branch Nature Center | 3608 N. Military Road in Arlington, VA

Long Branch Nature Center | 625 S. Carlin Springs Road in Arlington, VA

Have you attended an Arlington Family Campfire? Let us know how it was, or post a picture in the comments below!

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