Seasonal Events

Dover Parks and RecreationDover 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!


(December / January / February)

Dover Tree Lighting with Chickering Band Performance

  • held annually in early-to-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.


(March / April / May)

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

  • held annually on the Saturday before Easter

Youth Fishing Derby

  • held annually in late April/early May


(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 in July


(September / October / November)

Dover Days Fair

  • held annually on the second Saturday of September

DSHS X-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