A magical night under the stars in the C&O Canal National Historical Park!

Saturday, September 16, 2017
6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Historic Great Falls Tavern
C&O Canal National Historical Park
Potomac, MD 20854

Music by the 19th Street Band
Food by Corcoran Caterers

Park After Dark is the only event of its kind to be held within the grounds of the C&O Canal National Historical Park. Guests will enjoy the natural splendor of the Great Falls area and the historic Tavern, while learning more about the Trust and the Canal.

This year, the C&O Canal Trust’s Seventh Annual Park After Dark fundraiser promises great food , tasty libations, and delectable desserts, along with unique auction items, a visit from the Canal’s mules, and a roaring camp fire.

The attire for the evening is “Canal Chic.”


Event Tickets
Includes buffet dinner and open bar.
Event Ticket for 1 Person: $200

($50 of ticket price is not tax-deductible).
Attendance is by ticket only. Tickets are limited and available on a first-come basis.
This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable.


We are searching for 100 volunteers to assist us with Park After Dark set-up, event help, and tear-down. Click here to learn more and to sign up.

Sponsorships Available

Sponsorships are available for Park After Dark. Learn more about these opportunities here.