July in Virginia

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

     

     

    Southern Virginia

    South Hill - July 12 - Branson on the Road - at The Colonial Center - Featuring classic country, hilarious family-friendly comedy, bluegrass, rockabilly and gospel rolled into one amazing night of entertainment; with performances by Debbie Horton, Donnie Wright, and Brian Capps.

    Alton - July 18 - Grassroots Motorsports Ultimate TRack Car Challenge - With their annual no-holds-barred track competition, VIR aims to find the fastest machine on four wheels. The Ultimate Track Car Challenge returns to Virginia International Raceway on July 18, 2014. Bring your raucous, flame-belching beast to the track and see if you can best the competition.

    Clarksville - July 18-20 - Virginia Lake Festival - Children will enjoy tethered hot air balloon rides as the event kicks off Thursday night. Sand sculptors begin their artistry on Friday morning and a live band and a sampling of food vendors round out the day. Saturday morning starts at dawn as balloonists skim the lake and 200+ vendors line the street, including a juried arts & crafts show and a wide choice of delicious foods.

    Martinsville - July 19 - Martinsville Mustangs' Salute to Troops Night - The Mustangs will be taking on the Peninsula Pilots beginning at 7:00 p.m. This night is going to be even more special because it is also Salute to Troops Night at the ball park. You can expect an exciting baseball game and see the Mustangs pay tribute to those who have served and those who serve our country.

     

    Chesapeake Bay

    Montross - July 9 - Art & Wine at the Westmoreland County Museum & The Inn at Montross - See the works of Jewel Hudson: Handcrafted Pottery.

    Kilmarnock - July 31 - Kilmarnock Fireman's Carnival - Family-friendly fun in an old fashioned carnival. Rides, games, prizes and food for the kid in everyone. FREE entry nightly.

     

    Heart of Appalachia

    Big Stone Gap - July 3, 5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 31 - Trail of the Lonesome Pine - COME SEE THEATRE UNDER THE STARS! The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama is Virginia's Official Outdoor Drama and the third longest running in the nation.

    Tazewell - July 11-13 - Tazewell County Old Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention - Join us in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains for a weekend of fun and traditional music for the entire family. Friday night band competition, Saturday instrument and band competitions, Lifetime Achievement Awards. Over $5000 in cash and prizes awarded. Bring a folding chair, umbrella, sunscreen and laid back attitude for a full weekend of great music.

     

     

    Central Virginia

    Concord - July 5 - Watermelon Wine Festival - This is our 4th Annual Watermelon Wine Festival and it gets better every year!

    Big Island - July 11-12 - Sedalia Blues Festival - Sedalia Blues Festival - Fast becoming the most popular Blues festival in Virginia!

    Richmond - July 12 - 150th Birthday of Maggie L. Walker - The National Park Service will commemorate the 150th birthday of Maggie L. Walker, a prominent African American leader and entrepreneur during the Jim Crow era.

    Mechanicsville - July 12 - Hanover Tomato Festival - This annual event is free! Join us from 9am to 4pm, rain or shine.

    Bedford - July 12 - The Horse and Hound Wine Festival - Virginia's most unique wine festival has numerous events throughout the day with horses and dogs.

    Madison - July 15-19 - Madison County Fair - Madison County Fair, a small town feel with great music, entertainment, food, rides, animals and more!

    Mineral - July 17-19 - Mineral Bluegrass Festival - This family-friendly event of bluegrass music will be held July 17-19, 2014. The event is co-sponsored by the Mineral Volunteer Fire dept.

    Charlottesville - July 21-27 - Charlottesville Restaurant Week - Diners will choose from each participating restaurant’s special prix fixe menu at price points of $16, $26 and $36.

     

      

    Shenandoah Valley

    Salem - July 2-13 - Salem Fair - The Salem Fair is the largest fair in the state and has been recognized as one of the top 100 fairs and expositions in the country.

    Mt Solon - July 11-13 - 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.

    Buena Vista - July 17-19 - Virginia Southern Gospel Jubilee - Southern Gospel Singing and Music for the general public. All ages are welcome. Food concessions and Park camping are available.

    Orkney Springs - July 18-19, 25-26 - Shenandoah Valley Music Festival's 51st Season! - Next summer, come join us at one of the mid-Atlantic region's longest-running outdoor music events, the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, 51st season.

    Fishersville - July 19-20 - Daylily and Wine Festival - The Daylily Festival is one of the Shenandoah Valley’s largest and most loved summer events. The beautiful rolling hills of the Viette Farm and Nursery offer lush gardens and rows and rows of daylilies, making it a truly beautiful and unique festival backdrop.

     

     Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads

    Virginia Beach - July 12 - 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.

    New Kent - July 12 - Virginia Derby Day - The $500,000 Virginia Derby is the richest thoroughbred horse race in Virginia. It attracts the nation's top turf horses and the sport's top jockeys and trainers.

    Norfolk - July 18-20 - Annual AT&T Norfolk Waterfront 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.

    Hampton - July 26 - Hampton Heat at Langley Speedway - Satisfy your need for speed at this historic event! The only weekly racing series in Hampton Roads. Late model, Grand Stocks, Modifieds, Legends, Super Trucks, U-Cars, Super Street, Pro Wing Champ Karts, Enduros and Pro 6 racing.

     

       

    Eastern Shore

    Chincoteague Island - July 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 28-31 Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival - Rides, Fun, and Food! Open every Friday and Saturday in July. It is open each night during Pony Penning Week. The Fireman's Carnival leads up to the world famous Pony Swim and Auction always held on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July! NO SUNDAYS.

    Chincoteague Island - July 25-27 - Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival - The Blueberry Festival is a Mid-Summer Celebration of Nature's Tastiest and Most Healthy Gift-The Blueberry and home to the largest Fine Arts & Crafts Event on the ESVA.

    Chincoteague Island - July 30-31 - Annual Pony Swim and Auction - Wild Pony Roundup is highlighted by the Annual Pony Swim on the last Wednesday in July and auction of foals on the last Thursday in July.

     

     

    Blue Ridge Highlands

    Floyd - July 5 - Black Dog Music Festivals Present Rhythm and Vine - National touring bands, great food, 9 Virginia Wineries at this Black Dog Music Festival off Blue Ridge Parkway on the grounds of Chateau Morrisette Winery.

    Rocky Mount - July 11 - An Evening with Suzy Bogguss - Award winning singer/songwriter Suzy Bogguss will captivate you with her vocal talents traversing a mix of modern and traditional jazz, country and folk music.

    Marion - July 18-20 - Hungry Mother Arts and Crafts Festival - You'll find more than 100 artists displaying their wares, live music and other entertainment.

    Floyd - July 23-27 - FloydFest - FloydFest - A 4-day celebration of music and art nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia!

    Wytheville - July 26 - History Comes Alive at Big Walker: Blacksmithing Demonstration with Gary Robertson - History Comes Alive at Big Walker: Blacksmithing Demonstration by Gary Robertson of Thor's Highland Forge, Wytheville Virginia! Don't miss it!

        

     

    Northern Virginia

    The Plains - July 5, 12, 19, 26 - Twilight Polo at Great Meadow - Looking for affordable fun for everyone? Whether you’re a family of 4, or on a hopeful date, Twilight Polo is for you.

    Ruther Glen - July 9-12 - Caroline County Agricultural Fair - See what a county fair is all about in Caroline County! Musical acts, entertainment, carnival rides, animals, contests, and a dog show just for starters!

    Bristow - July 11 - Bruno Mars with Aloe Blacc - As Billboard's Artist of the Year in 2013, Mars tours in support of "Unorthodox Jukebox," his second solo release, which dropped in December 2012.

    Leesburg - July 21-26 - Loudoun County Fair - Experience a true country fair featuring crafts, carnival rides, entertainment, food, livestock auctions, professional bull riding, a mini demolition derby, and more!

Last Updated: 3/14/2014 1:50 PM
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