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Martinsville - July 5 - Martinsville Mustangs vs Morehead City Marlins - The "Marlins" will be hooked, reeled in and thrown into Smith River Friday night after they're defeated by the "Mustangs".
Martinsville - July 11-14 - Virginia Quilt Shop Rally - The 2013 Virginia Quilt Shop Rally includes 6 great quilt shops throughout Southern and South Western Virginia loaded with specials and fun for quilters at any experience level.
Bassett - July 13 - Pickers and Fiddlers Bluegrass Gospel & Mountain Music Songfest - The Pickers and Fiddlers Bluegrass Gospel and Mountain Music Songfest is held the second Saturday of the month at Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church.
Axton - July 20 - Lake Sugar Tree Motorsports Park Moonlight StadiumCross Race - Lake Sugar Tree Motorsports Park Moonlight StadiumCross Series consist of 9 races where racers accumulate points. The racer with the most points at the end is the winner.
Stratford - July 9-11 - Stratford Hall's Grandparent/Grandchild Camps - Stratford Hall's Grandparent/Grandchild Camps offers a unique bonding experience in a special historical setting.
Wise - July 5 - Sip N' Paint - Join us for Sip N' Paint! Arlona Boggs of Whitesburg, Kentucky, guides your brush in this two-hour class where your Merlot can turn you into Monet!
Charlottesville - July 6 - The Natural History of Trees: Walk at Monticello - Learn about the natural history of trees both native and exotic at Monticello on a tour led by Peter Hatch.
Afton - July 6-7, 13-14 - Swannanoa Palace Open House - Major James Dooley, an executive with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company, completed construction of the $2 million Swannanoa in 1912. Dooley, who owned the Maymont estate is Richmond, built this 52-room marble palace as a token of love for his wife, Sally May. More than 300 artisans were hired to create the palace as a replica of the Villa de Medici in Rome.
Chester - July 6-7 - History & Nature Pontoon Boat Tours of the James River - Participate in 45-minute tour on the Discovery Barge II, a covered 24-foot pontoon boat captained by Mike Ostrander of Discover the James.
Charlottesville - July 8-14 - Charlottesville Restaurant Week - The tables are set, and the three-course menus are fixed at several of the finest restaurants, as culinary enthusiasts prepare to please their palates without draining their wallets during our fair city's amazing semi-annual event, Restaurant Week.
Big Island - July 12-13 - Sedalia Blues Festival - Fast becoming the most popular Blues festival in Virginia!
Afton - July 13 - 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.
Bedford - July 13 - The Horse and Hound Wine Festival - Virginia's most unique wine festival has numerous events throughout the day with horses and dogs
Mechanicsville - July 13 - Hanover Tomato Festival - This annual event is free! Join us from 9am to 4pm, rain or shine.
Forest - July 20 - Shakespeare at Poplar Forest - Grab your friends and join us on Jefferson's lawn for local beer, delicious food, and an evening performance delivered by Endstation Theatre Company.
Chesterfield - July 31 - Pocahontas Live presents O.A.R. - The VMRE is proud to present O.A.R. at Pocahontas Live with special guests Andrew McMahon and Allen Stone.
McGaheysville - July 3 - Summer Jam at Massanutten - Summer Jam @ Massanutten will feature three live bands! Festival will also feature beer gardens, kid's activities, and a fireworks finale!
Salem - July 5-7 - All Star Baseball - Subway Commonwealth Games of Virginia - The baseball competition of the Subway Commonwealth Games of Virginia is an ALL-STAR event. The top 15-17 year old high school players in Virginia will represent four regions of the state in an eight game playoff. This is a marquee event that has several current professional players come through the competition, BJ Upton and Justin Verlander just to name a few.
Mt Solon - July 12-14 - Red Wing Roots Music Festival - The Red Wing Roots Music Festival at Natural Chimneys Park. This family-friendly celebration of music features kids events and activities, and bike rides in the scenic Shenandoah Valley.
Lexington - July 13 - BoxerWoodstock Music Festival - This outdoor concert showcases the talents of diverse genres including: classic rock ‘n ‘roll, honest-to-goodness bluegrass, old school funk, original folk and funk/jazz/rock’n’ roll fusion. There will be food, children's activities (including making a musical instrument), and fun for the whole family!
Waynesboro - July 13 - Summer Extravaganza - Bring the whole family for a day full of good music, an arts and crafts show, family entertainment, and lots of great food! The entertainment will include live music (jazz, rock and country) as well as magicians, cloggers, hot air balloon rides and much more.
Harrisonburg - July 27 - 22nd Annual Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Festival - The 22nd Annual Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Festival offers 25 mile, 50 mile, and a 100-mile Century Ride through scenic landscapes; includes rest stops, SAG support, entertainment, and lunch.
Buena Vista - July 27 - StellarOne Beach Music Festival and Classic Car Show - The Classic Car Show kicks off at 8am with gates opening for entries. Bands will perform under the main pavillon with the "Embers" kicking off the festival at 1:00, followed by the "Magnificents Band" and "Band of Oz."
Hampton - July 6-8 - Independence Rocks Beach Volleyball Festival - This volleyball tournament is for all levels of play for those who want to watch or join in on the fun.
Virginia Beach - July 9 - Vans Warped Tour - The Vans Warped Tour has become America's longest running festival concert tour and reaches more than 600,000 fans every summer.
Williamsburg - July 11-21 - The Virginia Shakespeare Festival Presents The Tragedy of King Richard III - Psychopath or malformed tragic figure? Whatever you may think he is, there can be no doubt—Richard III is a villain to make all other villains (even Dallas's J. R. Ewing) blush in shame for their limitations.
Norfolk - July 12 - AT&T Summer BrewFest - TGIF! Enjoy the Summer BrewFest on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront!
Virginia Beach - July 13 - Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion - Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion encompasses a competition where participants of all ages draw 4 x 4 chalk drawings on the boardwalk, and the art festival in the park.
Virginia Beach - July 13 - Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band - Come for the fun times of Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band at Farm Bureau Live!
Norfolk - July 19-21 - Norfolk Jazz Festival - Jazz enthusiasts will chill to the sounds of legendary smooth jazz in the dramatic setting of Downtown Norfolk at the region’s longest running outdoor Jazz Festival.
Surry - July 20-21 - Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival - Enjoy live entertainment all day and explore the historic grounds of one of America's oldest continually farmed plantations. More than 100 arts-and-crafts vendors will be here. There will be demonstrations, mansion tours, children's games and other activities. Bring an appetite for some of the best food Surry has to offer and don't miss the BBQ cook-off.
Hampton - July 28 - Bridal Boot Camp Wedding Expo - Wedding professionals in Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg ... all in one place for newlyweds to benefit and book services.
Wallops Island - July 6 - Eastern Shore Summer Scramble - Looking to add some fun to your summer? How about an eco-tourism adventure on the Eastern Shore? Grab a group of friends, family or co-workers and get ready to compete! If you're up for the challenge, you'll be working as a team to answer questions and complete task related to the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The 3 teams with the most points win fabulous prize packages!
Chincoteague Island - July 24-25 - Annual Pony Swim and Auction - Wild Pony Roundup is highlighted by the pony swim on the last Wednesday in July and auction of foals on the last Thursday in July.
Abingdon - July 2-3, 6-7, 10-13, 17-18, 20-21, 23, 25-27 & 31 - Barter Theatre presents "Southern Fried Funeral" - Laugh-out-loud funny, this big-hearted comedy offers an affectionate look at Southern family, manners, and traditions.
Floyd - July 6 - Black Dog Music Festivals Present Rhythm and Vine - Music by The Greencards and Dangermuffin. Great food plus five wineries at this festival off Blue Ridge Parkway on the grounds of Chateau Morrisette Winery.
Abingdon - July 7, 14, 21 & 28 - Farm Fresh Sunday Gospel Brunch - Seasonally fresh menu rooted in the weekly harvest of Southwest Virginia farms, featuring live music from throughout the region.
Hardy - July 13 - Biathlon - Subway Commonwealth Games of Virginia - "Summer Biathlon" is a combination of running and rifle marksmanship. Summer biathlon uses the same format as the Olympic Winter version, except that running is substituted for skiing. The standard distance is a 5K. The rifles are .22 caliber. Shooting 2 1/2 inch targets at 25 meters.
Marion - July 19 - Hungry Mother Arts and Crafts Festival - This event is a juried arts and crafts show with vendors from the entire region. More than 100 artists display various types of art.
Floyd - July 25-28 - FloydFest - FloydFest is a four-day celebration of music and art nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia. This year's line up includes The Lumineers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Brandi Carlile, Citizen Cope, Hot Tuna and The Hackensaw Boys.
Vienna - July 7 - Golden Dragon Acrobats from China - Astonishing balancing acts, gravity-defying juggling, and colorful costumes from the world's premier Chinese acrobatic company.
Fredericksburg - July 14 - Family Tubing Trip - Beat the heat by floating downstream on the Rappahannock!
Vienna - July 14 - Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs - Indulge in blue-eyed soul favorites as two pop/rock icons croon their way through popular Motown covers like "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" and smash hits like "Lido Shuffle."
Bristow - July 20 - Blake Shelton: Ten Times Crazier Tour - See Blake Shelton in concert with Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer.
Delaplane - July 20 - Dog Days of Summer at Sky Meadows - Enjoy a day in the park with your canine companion. Activities include the Bark-in-the-Park walk-a-thon, information booths and demonstrations, a dog obedience workshop and more. Bring a can or bag of dog or cat food to help the foundation and get a free raffle ticket.
Ashburn - July 25 - Sizzlin' Summer Concert- Brambleton - Brambleton Sizzlin' Summer Concert: Local area bands performing live!
Washington - July 27 - Wine Immersion Bootcamp - Spend 2 hours with us and we'll turn you into a certified wine geek. Guaranteed. This session is the snob free zone in plain English all about wine.
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