Annual Events in River Hill
River Hill has a number of regular events during the course of the year. Below is a list by month (season). 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.
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.
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.
Village Elections. End of April. Come to Claret Hall to cast your vote for the Association’s Board of Directors.
Teen Advisory Committee Event.
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.
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.
Shredding. Bring your old, unwanted documents for shredding. Free for River Hill residents. Must show i.d. Non-River Hill residents may participate for a nominal fee.
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.