June in Virginia

    Annual Back of the Dragon DayTrail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor DramaHop Blossom Craft Beer FestivalAnnual Norfolk Harborfest®Mountain Adventure WeekendFarm to Table: Cocktails, Tour & DinnerManassas to Front Royal Steam Train ExcursionBlooming Hill Lavender Festival

    Summer is here!

    Adventure across Virginia while taking in these fun events.


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






    Chesapeake Bay

    Colonial Beach - June 12-14 - Potomac River Festival - Potomac River Festival, an annual tradition in Colonial Beach for over 60 years! Takes place each year during the 2nd weekend in June.

    Mathews - June 26-27 - Gwynn's Island Festival - Gwynn's Island Festival good food, lots of crafts and fun for all ages.



    Heart of Appalachia

    "From the first season in 1964 when I performed the lead role of June Tolliver, to serving as Artistic Director of the show, General Manager, and then Producer, the Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama has been a labor of love for me, and a very important part of my life."
    —Barbara Polly, President/Producer, Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama

    St. Paul - June 12-20 - Mountains of Music Homecoming - The Crooked Road's Mountains of Music Homecoming is an annual event to celebrate the music, heritage and culture of westernmost Virginia.

    Tazewell - June 13 - Annual Back of the Dragon Day - The Back of the Dragon Day, is when the dragon awakens in the spring festival centered around sports cars and motorcycle celebrating 32 miles, and 260 curves that bear the name.

    Big Stone Gap - June 18-20, 25-27 - Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama - The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is the longest running outdoor drama in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the official Outdoor Drama of Virginia.

    Richlands - June 26-27 - Freedom Festival - The Freedom Festival is a unique combination of events, characters & activities that focus on history, local Appalachian culture, musical entertainment, fireworks & patriotism.



    Central Virginia

    Dinwiddie - June 4-6 - Dinwiddie Music Festival - Experience the Dinwiddie Music Festival at the Virginia Motorsports Park June 4th - June 6th 2015. Artists including Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, Grass Cats and many more!!

    Glen Allen - June 4 - George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic at Innsbrook After Hours - The Innsbrook After Hours Concert series benefits the American Constitution Spirit Foundation and the Innsbrook Foundation.

    Charlottesville - June 6 - Early Summer Arboretum Walk at Monticello - Tour of the summer happenings with plants at the Saunders-Monticello Trail Arboretum.

    Charlottesville - June 9 - Alabama Shakes - With special guest Strand of Oaks.

    Forest - June 12-14 - Endstation Theatre Company presents Two Gentlemen of Virginia - Theater al fresco on the lawn at Poplar Forest. Enjoy special performances of "Two Gentlemen of Virginia," an original adaptation of Shakespeare's masterpiece.

    Altavista - June 13 - Made in the Shade Craft Beer Festival - Enjoy the day relaxing in the shade of Avoca's century-old trees, sampling beer, listening to music, eating and shopping at craft and merchandise booths.

    Lyncbhurg - June 14 - Lynchburg to Petersburg Steam Train Excursion with N&W 611 - Enjoy a 260-mile roundtrip excursion between Lynchburg and Petersburg behind the recently-restored streamlined steam locomotive N&W 611.

    Richmond - June 18-20 - Festival of the Laugh - A comedy contest to crown the Funniest Stand-Up Comedian in Virginia. Cash prizes and fame await the winners.

    Lynchburg - June 20-27 - Lynchburg Restaurant Week - Lynchburg Restaurant Week is a cultural event that raises awareness of Central Virginia's excellent independent restaurant community.

    Palmyra - June 27 - BBQ, Bands & Brews - A family event featuring great food, live bands, micro brews from Virginia breweries, a Kid Zone, plus 40+ assorted vendors.



    Shenandoah Valley

    Clifton Forge - June 5 - The Celtic Martins at the Masonic Amphitheatre - The kick off concert for Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day.

    Woodstock - June 12 - Massanutten Antique Tractor & Gas Engine Show - Free Live Music, fair and farm show. Antique Displays, tractor Pulls, ham Radio Demos and blacksmithing Demos.

    Winchester - June 13-14 - Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival - The Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival is Winchester’s first beer festival on the Old Town Mall. The festival is geared toward educating and exposing participants to the growing popularity and love for great craft beer. We will be featuring 40+ craft breweries from the local area and beyond. Enjoy live entertainment too!

    Roanoke - June 20 - African American Rail Heritage Day - African-American Rail Heritage Day. Celebration of African Americans’ important contributions to the railroad. The event will be family-oriented during the day with music and activities.

    Lexington - June 20-21 - Thoroughbred Celebration Summer Horse Show - Pony Club Mega Rally and Show Jumping Rally in rings A, B, & Wheeler Rings at the top of the hill.

    Staunton - June 27 - Annual Shenandoah Valley Wine & Jazz Festival - 7th Annual Shenandoah Valley Wine & Jazz Festival featuring local wine, jazz, food, beer and crafters.


     Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads

    Norfolk - June 5-7 - Annual Norfolk Harborfest® - For four memorable days, the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront transforms into an exciting playground for people of all ages. The waterfront festival offers a weekend packed with exciting activities.

    Yorktown - June 5-7 - Lafayette’s Hermione Voyage - As her first port of call, Yorktown is planning a full three-day event that will include a variety of programs and events.

    Newport News - June 13 - Summer Celebration Wine Festival - The late spring splendor of Lee Hall Mansion's beautiful grounds provide the setting for the annual Summer Celebration Wine Festival.

    Virginia Beach - June 18-21 - Boardwalk Art Show & Festival - Boardwalk Art Show & Festival - Enjoy 300 artists and a fun festival atmosphere at the oceanfront during Father's Day Weekend.

    Chesapeake - June 20 - KayaXpedition - The annual kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddle-boarding festival in Chesapeake. Reservations required for most events.www.kayaXpedition.com.

    Newport News - June 20 - The Bronze Door Society International Wine Classic - This premier wine event will offer unlimited tastings of exceptional wines, live music, hearty hors d’oeuvres and access to two new exhibitions.

    Norfolk - June 26-27 - Hampton Roads PRIDEfest now in it's 27th year, is the largest annual LGBT festival in Southeastern Virginia. PrideFest combines entertainment, vendors, and fun activities for all ages. PrideFest attracts thousands of visitors and brings together local residents, families, community leaders, civic organizations, and businesses to rally for and celebrate equality.

    Hampton - June 26-28 - Hampton Jazz Festival - Celebrating 47 years of music, the Hampton Jazz Festival attracts the nation's top blues, soul, pop and jazz performers. Music lovers from across the country make an annual pilgrimage for this talent-filled weekend that has become as much a social ritual as a weekend of entertainment.



    Coastal Virginia - Eastern Shore

    Wallops - June 6, 20 - Model Rocket Launch - Want to see a rocket launch? Models of various sizes will be launched on the Visitor Center grounds.

    Cape Charles - June 13-14 - Tall Ships At Cape Charles Festival - Tour the decks, sail the Chesapeake Bay, meet a pirate aboard historic tall ships.

    Chincoteague Island - June 26-27 - Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival - Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival offers small town Americana at its best! Rides, games, raffles, carnival food including oyster and clam fritters.

    Wallops - June 27 - NASA Wallops Flight Facility Open House - Join us on Saturday, June 27, to celebrate Wallops Flight Facility’s 70th Anniversary. The Open House is FREE and open to the public.



    Blue Ridge Highlands

    Floyd - June 5-7 - Mountain Adventure Weekend - Outdoor Recreation offering Skeet Shooting, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Kayaking, Canoeing, Zip Lining, Wine Tastings, Game Dinners, and Scenic vistas.

    Stuart - June 11-13 - Hot Fun in the Sun Music Festival - Camping, Beach music, rhythm & blues, arts & crafts, corn hole, family fun.

    Rocky Mount - June 12 - Creek Freaks' Blackwater Kids Float - Enjoy a beautiful, leisurely, hour long fun ride down the Blackwater River Blueway of Franklin County at the Creek Freaks' Blackwater Kids Float.

    Dublin - June 13 - Claytor Lake Summer Festival - Enjoy food vendors, arts and crafts, wine tasting, a car show, live entertainment, fireworks at dusk and much more. Parking is $10 or $5 plus five cans of food per vehicle. Parking is free for those with annual parking passes.

    Abingdon - June 13 - Southwest Virginia Wine Festival - Experience the award-winning wines, cider, mead and beer.

    Critz - June 20 - Bushels and Barrels Local Food, Wine and Beer Festival - The Festival will feature "CC Coates Band", "Firecracker Jam", "Chatham County Line", and "The Northerners". Five local wineries and two breweries. Great food and fun!

    Mouth of Wilson - June 20 - Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition - On the third Saturday of every June, the Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition features some of the region's best traditional musicians.

    Pearisburg - June 20 - Pearisburg Festival in the Park - The 31st annual Pearisburg Festival in the Park will feature musical entertainment, crafters, vendors, rides, a farmers market, and fun for the whole family!

    Wytheville - June 20-27 - Chautauqua Festival - The Chautauqua Festival is an 8 day family oriented arts and music festival.

    Moneta - June 27 - Lakefest Smith Mountain Lake Craft Beer Festival - Spend an afternoon surrounded by mountain and lake views, enjoying local craft beer and cider, great food and live music at Lakefest Smith Mountain Lake Craft Beer Festival.



    Northern Virginia

    Mount Vernon - June 5 - Farm to Table: Cocktails, Tour & Dinner - Learn about food culture at Mount Vernon on a guided tour and enjoy the rare opportunity to sip cocktails in the upper garden.

    Manassas - June 6-7 - Manassas to Front Royal Steam Train Excursion with N&W 611 - Enjoy a 102-mile roundtrip excursion between Manassas and Front Royal behind the recently-restored streamlined steam locomotive N&W 611.

    Chantilly - June 6, 12, 13, 27 - Smithsonian TechQuest Game: Eye in the Sky - Smithsonian Tech Quest is a new, alternative reality game at the Udvar-Hazy Center, in which children embark on a Cold War era mission of immense importance.

    Alexandria - June 10-12 - French Tall Ship Hermione to Visit Alexandria In Reenactment of Historic Voyage - Tour French tall ship Hermione, enjoy shipbuilding demonstrations by the crew, stroll through waterfront exhibits with living history characters and enjoy related events and French dining in Alexandria.

    Vienna - June 17 - Steve Miller Band at Wolf Trap - The multiplatinum “Space Cowboy” brings his signature blues-rock into the future with “slick guitar boogie as catchy as Abba and as danceable as disco.” (Rolling Stone)

    Purcellville - June 19-21 - Blooming Hill Lavender Festival - First Annual Blooming Hill Lavender Festival here at the farmlet and destined to become a favorite event. Teas, tours, lectures and vendors are all in the plan. Also, we open the field for pick your own fresh lavender bouquet at .15 cents/stem or $12.00/bundle of 75 stems. Make your own lavender wand, $10.00/person.

    Alexandria - June 22 - An Evening with David Crosby - Legendary singer-songwriter David Crosby has announced a series of intimate solo acoustic tour dates for June and July, where he will perform with only his voice and guitar.



    Southern Virginia

    Bassett - June 5-7 - Free Fishing Days - Free Fishing Days in Philpott Lake and Beaver Creek.

    Emporia - June 10 - Virginia Pork Festival - This outdoor event is in it's 42nd year and loaded with great food, fun and live entertainment in southside Virginia.

    Bassett - June 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.

    Martinsville - June 16 - Canoe Day at Beaver Creek Reservoir - Learn the basics of canoeing...for free!

Last Updated: 6/24/2015 1:40 PM
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