Annual Events in River Hill
River Hill has a number of regular events during the course of the year. Due to COVID-19, we are currently holding Virtual Events in most instances. Below is a list by month (season). Note that our events calendar is continually being modified to keep you and your family safe during this uncertain time. If you have comments about any of these or would like to suggest new events, please do so below.
Day of Service Event. Typically held around Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Often organized by the Teen Advisory Committee and may take place at Claret Hall or elsewhere.
Master Gardener presentations (one per month from January through May).
No School Day. Held on one of the scheduled closures for HCPSS during the month of February. A fun activity for kids to attend for part of the day when schools are closed.
Teen Advisory Committee Event (theme varies from year to year).
Master Gardeners and Watershed Advisory Committee programs. Free workshops with varying topics from year to year.
Searching for Spring. Annual event at the Columbia Sports Park. Includes an egg hunt, crafts, and a magic show. Tickets required and may be obtained at Claret Hall. Ages 2-8. Free.
Columbia Clean-Up Day. Annual spring clean-up of the village. Volunteers are needed to pick up trash along the pathways and in the Open Space of River Hill.
Shredding & E-cycling. Shred sensitive documents. Recycle old, broken and unwanted electronics. Free for River Hill residents (must show i.d.). A nominal fee applies to non-residents that want to participate.
Village Elections. End of April (usually the last Saturday of the month). Come to Claret Hall to cast your vote for the Association’s Board of Directors and the Columbia Council Representative.
Flea Market. Annual event held in the River Hill Village Center parking lot. Rent a space and sell your stuff or come to shop for treasures. Register at Claret Hall.
Independence Day Parade. Enjoy the tradition of viewing floats, vintage automobiles, marching groups, etc. along Great Star Drive.
Pool Party. Spend the evening at the pool with your family enjoying entertainment and treats. Free tickets can be obtained at Claret Hall. River Hill residents only.
Yard Sales. Hold a yard sale at your home or shop all the sales in the Village that day. We do all the advertising for you free of charge. Call Claret Hall to register your street. Red balloons to hang on street signs are provided for participating streets.
Haunted Hallow’s Eve. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to Claret Hall for the haunted house, fun craft activities, games and entertainment. Trick-or-treat at the Village Center.
Breakfast with Santa. Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast, crafts and games. Then sit on Santa’s lap and tell him everything that’s on your list. Tickets available at Claret Hall for a small fee.
In addition to the events listed above, the Association sponsors many other activities throughout the year which are typically free. Check the website often, and be sure to read your monthly issue of The Villager to get the most up-to-date information.