Mount Trashmore Summer Carnival to Begin Friday, June 3

City prepared to deliver family fun with safety in mind

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

The annual Mount Trashmore Summer Carnival is set to begin Friday, June 3, and Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is excited to once again bring back this local’s favorite event. Parks & Rec has worked closely with the Virginia Beach Police Department, Sheriff’s Office, and carnival operators to prepare for this year’s event and ensure that those who attend have a safe and enjoyable experience. 

“We hear from families all over the area that they truly look forward to coming out to the carnival each year,” said Rick Rowe, Parks and Natural Areas Coordinator for Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation. “Providing events that are affordable and accessible to all citizens is a key part of our department’s priorities.” 

This year’s carnival will keep in place the security measures implemented last year including fencing around the carnival area, increased staff presence throughout the run of the event, and increased number of light towers in the area. 

The carnival will run June 3 to 21, offering rides, games, and delicious fair foods. Located in the parking lot off of Edwin Drive, the carnival is wonderful for all ages and offers free admission and free parking. For hours, ride information, and prices, visit  

About Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation 

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation strives to promote healthy lifestyles and protect the City’s coastal environment, as well as to ensure all residents – regardless of their physical, social and economic circumstances – can access Parks & Recreation programs. The department’s vision is a balanced, sustainable and value-focused system of parks, recreation and public spaces that create a sense of community. Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, visit or call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 757-711 Virginia Relay). Sign up for Parks & Rec email newsletters at Find us on Facebook at​