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Banff Adventurer tickets are purchased through the Shenandoah National Park Trust and include a donation to the Trust above the ticket price. With this donation, Adventurer Club members gain access to Shenandoah National Park Trust events and programming, invitations to the Banff Kick-off Party, early access to the Theater the night of the films, recognition in the film festival program, and other perks.

A look back at Previous Banff Kickoff Parties


The inaugural film festival kickoff party in 2022 was held at Three Notch’d Brewery with Earl B. Hunter Jr., founder of Black Folks Camp Too, an organization with the mission of “increas[ing] diversity in the outdoor industry by making it easier, more interesting, more familiar, and more fun for black folks to go camping.” The Shenandoah National Park Trust is committed to ensuring that the Park is a welcoming place for all. Read our Interview with Earl here and learn more about the kickoff party!


The second annual Banff Kickoff Party was held at Kardinal Hall. The highlight of the event was a panel discussion between Appalachian Conservation Corps Director Zach Foster, ART 180 Deputy Director Nicole Jones, and Elk Hill Prevention Services Coordinator Liz Knotts, titled “Nature as Healer, Muse, & Teacher – Youth Programming in Shenandoah National Park.” The panelists discussed how they engage young people in their communities and create pathways to Shenandoah. Read more about the event on our blog!