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.


Master Gardeners program (Free workshops – one per month usually from January through May on a variety of topics).


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, such as BINGO.

Master Gardeners program


Teen Advisory Committee Event – such as BINGO (Theme varies from year to year and the month held may vary).

Master Gardeners  program


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.).

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.

Plant Giveaway. Usually held in conjunction with Village Elections. Columbia Association provides native perennials for River Hill residents. (one per eligible member living on assessed property)


Volunteer Appreciation. The River Hill Community Association holds a casual dinner at Claret Hall to thank all those that have volunteered their time in some capacity over the last year assisting the RHCA with events, committees, etc.

Vintage Car Show. The association hopes to begin holding this type of event in the spring of 2024.


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. Registration is usually through Eventbrite. 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.


Sip ‘n’ Paint or Charcuterie Boards or other workshop TBD. Claret Hall is the site for an artistic workshop that appeals to a wide audience. Fee to attend based on workshop theme & materials/supplies needed. Advance registration always required.


Santa. Event varies from year-to-year (some years it’s breakfast, other years it’s ice cream sundaes, etc.) Enjoy refreshments, crafts and games at Claret Hall. 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.

We welcome your event ideas and comments