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From coast to coast, we have events for you. Conferences, tours, concerts – and more — will introduce you to the enduring work of the Olmsted firm and how Frederick Law Olmsted’s ideas can help address today’s challenges.

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December 30, 2022 – January 1, 2025
All Day

Remington Woods Design Contest

The Connecticut Green Bank and the Sierra Club Connecticut Chapter in partnership with Bridgeport and Stratford community members, stakeholders, and organizations invite the submittal of designs for Remington Woods to this contest from firms, landscape architects, and designers (regardless of experience) for the purpose of advocating for Remington Woods to be conserved for the public’s […]

Remington Woods
March 25 – May 23, 2024
All Day

Biltmore Blooms

A long-time spring tradition, Biltmore Blooms celebrates Biltmore’s historic gardens and grounds and the return of warm weather, featuring a progression of thousands of spring flowers growing across the property. Starting with daffodils, followed by the tulips, wisteria, azaleas, rhododendron, and roses, the estate offers something new on a near-daily basis. Biltmore Blooms honors the genius of landscape architect […]

Asheville, NC
March 25, 2024 – January 5, 2025
All Day

Chihuly at Biltmore

Amherst at Deerpark, the estate’s exhibit center, is the setting for Chihuly at Biltmore, an intimate look at works created by globally-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Curated especially for Biltmore, the exhibit will feature pedestal works, Drawings, and large-scale installations of Chandeliers, Towers, Mille Fiori, and Neon, showcasing Chihuly’s artistic process and influences. A leader in the development of glass as a fine […]

Asheville, NC
April 11 – 13, 2024
All Day

Lake Wales Envisioned at Redfish Film Fest

Lake Wales Envisioned, a documentary about Lake Wales and its Olmsted-inspired plan for growth, has been selected for the Redfish Film Fest in Panama City. The film, which you can watch here, will be shown twice during the event. Created by graphic designer and filmmaker Lee Dover, it tells the story of how Lake Wales citizens […]

Redfish Film Festival
Panama City, FL
April 20, 2024
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Earth Day Clean-up

Join us on April 20 to clean up our park! All ages are welcome. The meeting place will be Fieldhouse / Skating Rink. The event is rain or shine. We will be picking up trash as well as mulching trees. If you have any questions, please contact Brought to you by Friends of the […]

Midway Plaisance
April 20, 2024
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Planting Fields Spring 5K

Celebrate springtime with Planting Fields in Oyster Bay, NY, with a 5K course. As you run, jog or walk through various terrains of the Olmsted Brothers-designed landscapes, you will journey through history, passing landmarks such as the Carshalton Gates and Taxus Field, and enjoy the blooms of the season. Whether you’re a serious runner, or just […]

Planting Fields
Oyster Bay, NY
April 20, 2024
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Muddy River Cleanup 2024

Registration is live for the 16th annual Muddy River Cleanup on Saturday, April 20! The Muddy River Cleanup is a part of the Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup; this event takes place throughout the Charles River Watershed and builds on a national effort as part of American Rivers’ National River Cleanup® which, to date, has […]

Emerald Necklace (multiple locations)
Boston, MA
April 22, 2024
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

What Can We Do About Climate Change?

Scientists agree that we can halt the rising temperatures, but only if we take action decisively and quickly. What are the needed actions? Come see for yourself using EN-ROADS, a global climate simulator that allows users to explore the impact that dozens of policies—such as electrifying transport, pricing carbon, and improving agricultural practices—have on hundreds […]

Bok Tower Gardens
Lake Walkes, FL
April 25, 2024
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Live from Fairsted: Celebrating Olmsted’s 202nd Birthday 

The Olmsted Network invites you to commemorate Frederick Law Olmsted’s 202nd birthday with a virtual trip to Fairsted, the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site (FLONHS). Join us as we explore the property’s history, share its preservation story and learn more about its current life as a National Park Service (NPS) historic site.   In 1883, […]

April 26 – 28, 2024
All Day

Historic Druid Hills Home & Garden Tour

As the longest-running home tour in Atlanta, the Historic Druid Hills Home & Garden Tour has showcased many stunning homes over the years. Brought to you by the Druid Hills Civic Association and organized by an army of volunteers, it is the one Atlanta home tour you don’t want to miss!

Druid Hills
Atlanta, GA
April 26, 2024
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Cheers to Olmsted! Beer Garden comes to Cherokee Park

Celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted’s 202nd birthday with a pint in the park! Kentucky Select Properties presents the Olmsted Parks Beer Garden – Cherokee Park! Enjoy beer from West Sixth Brewing and food from local food trucks. This event is located near the Stegner Pavilion, on the Scenic Loop just past Hogan’s Fountain.

Cherokee Park
Louiville, KY
April 27 – 28, 2024
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Planting Fields’ Arbor Day Festival

Join us for the annual Arbor Day Festival on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 from 10am – 4pm as we celebrate the importance of trees and environmental conservation. Hosted by Planting Fields Foundation and New York State Parks, this two-day celebration promises a weekend of family-friendly fun! Click “View Event Details” to visit […]

Planting Fields
Oyster Bay, NY
April 27, 2024
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Frederick Law Olmsted’s Hartford Walking Tour

Traverse the streets and sites of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Hartford to commemorate this illustrious native son on this walking tour. Highlights include the Butler-McCook House & Garden, Olmsted’s birth site, Bushnell Park, the Capitol Grounds, High Street, Ann Street, and Keney Clock Tower, with optional visit (by personal car) to Olmsted’s gravesite in Old North […]

Butler-McCook House & Garden
Hartford, CT
May 4, 2024
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Boston Design Week: Muddy River Site Walk in the Back Bay Fens

Explore the newly-restored Muddy River, the central waterway of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace! The Muddy is so much more than a pretty stream: it is an intricate water management system for over a dozen neighborhoods that stands as America’s oldest example of green infrastructure. The Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Field Operations Manager will guide visitors […]

Shattuck Visitor Center
Boston, MA
May 8, 2024
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Prescribed Burn Presentation

Have you ever wondered why Bok Tower Gardens burns their natural lands? Have you ever thought about how ecological succession can work in the absence of natural controls? Join us as we examine the science and art behind Bok Tower Garden’s work to restore sandhill habitat and the central role fire plays in that mission.

Bok Tower Gardens
Lake Wales, FL
May 21, 2024
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Conversations with Olmsted: Nature, Mental Health and the Campus Experience

Can campus design and connections to nature make students happier and result in a better educational experience? Frederick Law Olmsted thought so, and more and more modern campus leaders agree!  Join us on May 21 for a discussion on how universities are connecting students to nature and using campus design to enhance mental and physical […]

May 24, 2024
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Olmsted Parks Beer Garden— Tyler Park

On Friday, May 24, Kentucky Select Properties presents the Olmsted Parks Beer Garden – Tyler Park! Kickoff the Memorial Day weekend with a pint in the park from West Sixth Brewing and food from local food trucks.

Tyler Park
Louisville, KY
May 26, 2024
All Day

Car Free Cherokee Park in May

On the last Sunday of each month, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy in Louisville, Kentucky, closes Cherokee Park to automobiles so that pedestrians and bicyclists can enjoy the Scenic Loop without traffic.

Cherokee Park
Louisville, KY
June 21 – 25, 2024
All Day

Greater & Greener— Seattle

Greater & Greener, presented by City Parks Alliance, is the only conference dedicated to exploring the full potential of parks as city-building tools. It’s a conference for doers from government, nonprofits, and communities who are utilizing the power of parks to create more sustainable, vibrant, and equitable cities. It’s the premier event for innovators and decision-makers from […]

Westin Seattle
Seattle, WA
June 21, 2024
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Pop-Up Seattle

Join the Olmsted Network for tour and lunch at the historic Dunn Gardens in Seattle, WA. We’ll explore the magnificent grounds together— with history and horticulture experts leading the way— before gathering for a boxed lunch and conversation. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. All are welcome to stay at the […]

Dunn Gardens
Northwest Seattle, WA
June 30, 2024
All Day

Car Free Cherokee Park in June

On the last Sunday of each month, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy in Louisville, Kentucky, closes Cherokee Park to automobiles so that pedestrians and bicyclists can enjoy the Scenic Loop without traffic.

Cherokee Park
Louisville, KY
Pop-Up Staten Island
July 19 – 20, 2024
All Day

Pop-Up Staten Island

Ready for an unforgettable trip to Staten Island?   Join the Olmsted Network— and Big Head Fred— for a special visit to Olmsted-Beil House Park, where Olmsted once lived and tested his scientific farming methods. Details coming soon.    Want to be notified when registration opens for Pop Up Staten Island? Sign up here.   This experience […]

Olmsted-Beil House
Staten Island, NY
July 28, 2024
All Day

Car Free Cherokee Park in July

On the last Sunday of each month, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy in Louisville, Kentucky, closes Cherokee Park to automobiles so that pedestrians and bicyclists can enjoy the Scenic Loop without traffic.

Cherokee Park
Louisville, KY
July 28, 2024
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Seeds, Grafts, and Offshoots: Frederick Law Olmsted on (and off) Staten Island

Join the Olmsted Network on July 28 at 5 pm ET for a webinar with University of Pennsylvania’s Stuart Weitzman School of Design chair and professor Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, FAIA, FASLA! Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903) spent ten years— from the age of 25 to 35— on and off his 130-acre Tosomock Farm on Staten Island, […]

September 13 – 15, 2024
All Day

2024 Annual Conference— Landscapes of Renewal: Olmsted, Vaux and Downing

In 1851, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux first met at Andrew Downing’s home, Highland Gardens, in Newburgh, NY. Drawn together by a shared aesthetic and democratic vision, the three pursued careers often centered around Hudson River landscapes and architecture. In addition to Downing Park, their final collaboration, Olmsted and Vaux worked on a range […]

Downing Park
Newburgh, NY
September 29, 2024
2:00 PM

Village of Kohler Walking Tour

Walk through Kohler and view the village history through historical photographs and stories from the Kohler Company Archives. We’ll touch on some aspects of the Olmsted Brother’s master plan from the 1920s as we visit stops between the Waelderhaus and Ravine Park, highlighting a balance of natural beauty and community spaces.

Village of Kohler
Kohler, WI
October 6 – 9, 2024
All Day

ASLA 2024 Conference on Landscape Architecture and EXPO

The largest landscape architecture trade show in the world is held annually by ASLA in various cities throughout the United States. This year, it will be held in Washington, DC. The ASLA 2024 Conference on Landscape Architecture and EXPO draws more than 6,000 attendees and over 250 exhibitors each year. Attendees consistently rate the EXPO as their […]

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
Park scene promoting Pop-Up Buffalo
October 30 – November 1, 2024
All Day

Pop-Up Buffalo

The Olmsted Network is heading to Buffalo for Halloween! Guided by a team of local experts, we’ll explore the Richardson-Olmsted campus and the city’s great parks and parkways. Details coming soon.

Buffalo, NY

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We welcome the opportunity to showcase events across the country commemorating the life, work and legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted. Please click here to fill out a form with details about your event so that we can consider adding it to our national calendar.