August in Virginia

    Lady AntebellumHampton Cup RegattaValley Aerospace Team Rocket LaunchAmerican Roots Music SeriesAnnual Prince William County FairIrwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

    Don't miss the hot action that August holds!

    Make a plan and have fun this month.


     Northern Virginia | Southern Virginia | Chesapeake Bay
    Heart of AppalachiaCentral Virginia | Shenandoah Valley
    Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads | Eastern Shore
    Blue Ridge Highlands





    Northern Virginia

    Gainesville - July 27 - August 2 - Quicken Loans National - One of the premier stops on the PGA Tour, this event raises funds and awareness for the Tiger Woods Foundation and pays tribute to our armed forces. Tiger Woods will again compete in the 2015 event at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. The two-time champion has provided dramatic moments filled with fist pumps and cheers.

    Vienna - Aug. 7 - Madama Butterfly - Experience Puccini’s heartbreaking masterpiece of passion, honor, and sacrifice with Wolf Trap Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra in this new staged and costumed production with custom video projections.

    Manassas - Aug. 14-22 - Annual Prince William County Fair - Come to the largest County Fair in the State of Virginia! Just $10 per person, ages 14 and older!

    Vienna - Aug. 20 - Sugar Ray/Better Than Ezra/Uncle Kracker/Eve 6 - Don't miss the "Under the Sun" Tour featuring some of the 90's best music! Entertainment Weekly calls it "The coolest tour of the summer!"

    Mount Vernon - Aug. 21 - Gentleman Distiller: Dinner and Whiskey Tasting - Learn more about Washington’s role as “Distiller in Chief” at this exclusive event.

    Quantico - Aug. 22 - Quantico Tri - The Quantico Tri, hosted by the Marine Corps Marathon, is a sprint distance triathlon held aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico on Aug 22.



    Southern Virginia

    Alton - Aug. 7-9 - ChampTruck World Series-Optima Batteries ChumpCar World Series VIR 24-Hour Classic - It will be a hot summer night at VIR when Chump Car returns with your favorite wacky “junkers n’ clunkers” 24-hr endurance race. This series is for gear-heads, for people who love driving and driving fast.

    Axton - Aug. 8 - Annual Smith River Fest - Annual Smith River Fest features live music, paddling, biking, hiking, camping and outdoor equipment vendors.

    Alton - Aug 21-23 - Oak Tree Grand Prix-TUDOR United SportsCar Championship - This event will have a combined GT LeMans/GT Daytona race and a separate Prototype Challenge race. The Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and Lamborghini Super Trofeo series will also be returning.

    La Crosse - Aug. 22 - La Crosse Festival - Family fun, music by several local bands, arts and crats, vendors of all kinds, Civil War renactment, fun run, classic car show, motorcycle benefit ride, games petting zoo and more.



    Chesapeake Bay

    Lancaster - Aug. 8 & 15 - Music by the River Concert Series - The Music by the River concert series is made possible by the sponsorship of many local businesses and by the Friends of Belle Isle.


    Heart of Appalachia

    Breaks - Aug. 7-9 - Early Pioneers Settlers Weekend - SETTLERS WEEKEND - Demonstrations of the ways of life our the area's first settlers.

    Tazewell - Aug. 22 - Plum Creek Quilters Fall Craft Bazaar - Plum Creek Quilters Annual Craft Bazaar. Shop for a handmade gifts and have lots of fun.

    Breaks - Aug 30-Sept 1 - Tri-State Gospel Singing held is  at the Breaks Interstate Park Amphitheater on Labor Day weekend.   Well-known gospel groups will come from as many as ten different states, and local talent is also scheduled to perform.

    Wise - Aug. 29 - RTE 23 Music Festival - RTE 23 Music Festival brings a diverse mix of artists together for a full day of live music.



    Central Virginia

    Bedford - Aug. 4 - National D-Day Memorial -Coast Guard’s 225th Birthday - In honor of the Coast Guard’s 225th birthday, all active duty or veteran Coast Guard members receive free admission to the Memorial.

    Richmond - Aug. 6-9 - The Richmond Jazz Festival - The nation's premier jazz festivals is back! Altria presents the Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont August 6-9, 2015!

    Richmond - Aug. 7-8 - Filipino Festival - 10th Annual Filipino Festival is here! Delicious Filipino dishes, beer & wine, lively and colorful entertainment, bands, line-dancing, specialty vendors, kids' play area, and more. FREE ADMISSION.

    Afton - Aug. 8 - Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire and Rescue “Pit of Dreams” Mud Bog - Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire and Rescue "Pit of Dreams" Mud Bog. Gates open 9AM. First truck in the mud 12 Noon.

    Nellysford - Aug. 9 - Antique Car Cruise-In - Come out to Wild Wolf Brewing Company one Sunday every month for a display of vintage cars. Get a chance to see these beautiful driving machines up close!

    Wintergreen - Aug. 15 - Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest - 10 Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest featuring Balsam Range, The Honey Dewdrops, The Virginia Ramblers, and Kim and Jimbo Cary & Pete and Ellen Vigour.

    Richmond - Aug. 16 - RVA Brew-B-Q Festival - The RVA Brew-B-Q Festival pairs Richmond's best barbecue with the best local craft beer, plus live music, for a day full of delicious fun.

    Richmond - Aug. 18 - Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers at The National - Bruce Hornsby's recordings have been recognized on a number of occasions with industry awards.

    Roseland - Aug. 22 - Annual Virginia Craft Brewers Festival at Devils Backbone Brewing Company - Virginia Craft Brewers Fest. This festival is one of the premier craft beer events in Virginia.

    Bedford - Aug. 29 - Moonlight Trail Ride - Moonlight Trail Ride in the Blue Ridge Mountains that will create a wonderful memory for all and campfire refreshments to boot.



    Shenandoah Valley


    Staunton - Aug. 2, 16, 30 - American Roots Music Series (Bluegrass) - Come enjoy traditional American music on the pavilion at the Museum. For three Sundays in August, we’ll be featuring top bluegrass bands with great food and friends.

    Harrisonburg - Aug. 8 - Tomato Fest - Celebrate all things tomato at the annual Tomato Fest, held at downtown Harrisonburg's Turner Pavilion, with a vendor tomato showcase, chef demos, and children's activities.

    Monterey - Aug. 8 - Valley AeroSpace Team Rocket Launch - Valley AeroSpace Team Rocket Launch. Rockets both big and small will be launched. All are invited to attend and watch or participate. Come fly with us!

    Roanoke - Aug. 8 - Microfestivus - Microfestivus is the Mid-Atlantic Premier Beer Festival in Roanoke Virginia. We are celebrating 16 years of this festival and have watched the event grow exponentially!

    Staunton - Aug. 8 - Shenandoah Valley Blues & Brews Festival - The Shenandoah Valley's best Blues & Brews Festival located in beautiful Historic Staunton, Virginia in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

    Woodstock - Aug. 8 - Annual Route 11 Yard Crawl - Route 11 Yard Crawl features over 43 miles of antiques, yard sales, business sales and great food along U.S. Route 11 in the scenic Shenandoah Valley.

    Buchanan - Aug. 14 - "An Evening In Buchanan, Virginia" - Rediscover life in "small town America" experience a community celebrating its' roots with antique autos, music, farmer's market and more!

    Luray - Aug. 15 - Luray Caverns Discovery Day - Luray Caverns Discovery Day - experience this world-renowned U.S. Natural Landmark as they celebrate the 137th anniversary of its discovery including the annual Grand Illumination.

    Winchester - Aug. 15-16 - Winchester Greek Festival - Winchester Greek Festival @ Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church will be held Aug 15-16, 2015.

    Lexington - Aug. 29 - Rockbridge Community Festival - The Annual Rockbridge Community Festival is a downtown arts & crafts festival.



    Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads

    Hampton - Aug. 7-9 - Hampton Cup Regatta - Don't miss the 90th Annual Hampton Cup Regatta, the oldest continuously running hydroplane boat race in the country!

    Virginia Beach - Aug. 9 - Lady Antebellum: Wheels Up Tour - "Lady A" heats up a summer night on their own, but throw in sweetheart heart-throbs Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt, and you've got a recipe for swoon.

    Norfolk - Aug. 15 - Caribfest - CaribFest Festival is an exciting one-day cultural explosion of Caribbean, Latin, African and Folklore music, cuisine, revelry as well as visual and performing arts.

    Williamsburg - Aug. 15 - Hands On with American Heritage Chocolate at Colonial Williamsburg - This is your chance to learn how to make chocolate bark and hand-rolled chocolate truffles under the careful direction of our Pastry Chefs.

    Suffolk - Aug. 15-16 - Nansemond Indian Tribal Pow Wow - The Pow Wow features music, dance, authentic crafts and food. Free and open to the public, donations are accepted.

    Virginia Beach - Aug. 16-23 - East Coast Surfing Championships - Held annually for 53 years in Virginia Beach, the Coastal Edge ECSC presented by Vans is North America's oldest - and WORLD's second oldest - continuously-run surfing contest.

    Virginia Beach - Aug. 28-30 - FunkFest - FunkFest - a full-blown three-day celebration with lively entertainment, cultural presentations, children's activities, .food, art, and shopping. FunkFest features music generated over the years by influential legends such as James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, George Clinton, and The Ohio Players.

    Virginia Beach - Aug 29-31 - American Music Festival - The sounds of rock, jazz, country, blues, R&;B and more flood the oceanfront for three sun-filled days over Labor Day Weekend. The largest outdoor musical event on the East coast, the American Music Festival brings together local, regional and national acts to play on a gigantic 60-foot wide and 60-foot tall stage on the beach at 5th Street as well as stages in all parks along the beautiful oceanfront.

    Norfolk - Aug. 29 - Hot Latin Dance Cruise - Dance the night away while cruising along the Elizabeth River. Dance instruction provided by the Mambo Room.



    Eastern Shore

    Wallops Island - Aug. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 & 30 - Make & Take Craft - Young visitors make an easy to assemble science themed project. Craft changes weekly.



    Blue Ridge Highlands

    Galax - Aug. 3-8 - Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention - Before the second weekend in August each year, lovers of country and mountain music leave their homes in time to be in Galax,VA for the Old Fiddlers' Convention.

    Blacksburg - Aug. 7-8 - Steppin' Out - The 35th annual Steppin' Out® features over 200 artists and crafts people from around the United States, 3 stages of music,great foods and so much more!

    Newport - Aug. 7-8 - Newport Agricultural Fair - The oldest agricultural fair in the Commonwealth. Youth and adult exhibits, vendors, food, music, friends, & fellowship. Visit us at the Newport Agricultural Fair!

    Rocky Mount - Aug. 8 - Annual World Hunger Auction - The Annual World Hunger Auction features artwork, sculptures, quilts and wall hangings produced by local groups and individuals, antique and handmade furniture, special services and much more.

    Floyd - Aug. 8 - Black Dog Music and BBQ Festival - Chateau Morrisette's Black Dog Wine and BBQ Festival is a Kansas City BBQ Association sanctioned competition featuring Kopecky Family Band and The Alternate Routes.

    Abingdon - Aug. 12-16 - Barter Theatre Presents Spit Like a Big Girl- Inspired by the discovery of her father’s journals after his death, Clarinda Ross takes us on a humorous and poignant journey as she leaves her somewhat sheltered Southern home to venture out into the big world.

    Bristol - Aug. 19 - NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by Z-Loop & The Bush's Beans 150 Whelen Modified Series Race - The Bush's Beans 150 Whelen Modified Series Race, followed by the UNOH 200 Presented By ZLOOP Camping World Truck Series Race.

    Rocky Mount - Aug. 21 - Movies on the Move - Join us as we move throughout Franklin County with FREE movie showings on a 16 foot screen. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and spend a night outdoors!

    Bristol - Aug. 22 - Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway - The campfires, the laughs, the racing, the music, the sights, smells and the check off your bucket list. That sounds like a good use of time right there! That's Bristol.

Last Updated: 6/18/2015 12:23 PM
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