Spring Festivals

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    Welcome to springtime in Virginia!

     

    Five Festivals You Can't Miss

    March 14-15 and 21-22 in Monterey: The Highland Maple Festival is a "local legacy," as designated by The Library of Congress. It's your chance to see maple syrup seeping straight from the tree, get a hot, fresh maple donut, and delicious buckwheat pancakes.

    April 13-19 in Charlottesville: Tom Tom Founders Festival is your chance to experience a wide range of music, art, performances and innovation in downtown Charlottesville.

    April 23-26 in Norfolk: Virginia International Tattoo is a grand pageant of more than 900 performers representing eight nations. Military and non-military bands, drill teams, bagpipe and drum bands, as well as dancers will leave you in awe.

    April 24 - May 3 in Winchester: The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is celebrating its 88th year with a brand new event! Check out the Winchester Cider Tastings and Orchard Tours offered at Winchester Ciderworks on April 26.

    May 15-17 in Richmond: The nation's largest outdoor sports and music festival is Dominion Riverrock, a three-day riverside experience in an urban setting with great food, craft beer and wine nearby.

     

Arts & Crafts Festivals

Richmond - Mar. 13, 14, 15 - Richmond Craftsmen's Spring Classic Art & Craft Festival

Chantilly - Mar. 20, 21, 22 - Chantilly Craftsmen's Spring Classic Art & Craft Festival

Fredericksburg - Mar. 21, 22 - Fredericksburg Spring Arts & Crafts Faire

Chincoteague Island - Apr. 3, 4 - Annual Easter Decoy & Art Festival

Bluefield - Apr. 11 - Celebration of Appalachia

Staunton - Apr. 25, 26 - The Virginia Hot Glass Festival

Hampton - May 1, 2, 3 - The Bodacious Boardwalk Bazaar & Spring Festival

Portsmouth - May 9 - 10 - Annual Gosport Arts Festival

Crozet - May 9 - 10 - Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival Spring Show

Reston - May 16, 17 - Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Danville - May 16 - Sutherlin Art & Wine Show

Abingdon - May 23 - Plumb Alley Day, Abingdon

Festivals Celebrating Buds & Blooms

Virginia Beach - Mar. 29 - Cherry Blossom Festival

Doswell - Apr. 3 - 12, Apr. 18 - 19, Apr. 25 - 26, May 2 - 3 - Spring Bloom Festival at Kings Dominion

Haymarket - Apr. 10 - May 31 - Holland in Haymarket - Burnside Farms - Festival of Spring

Gloucester - Apr. 11 - 12 - Daffodil Festival

Vinton - Apr. 22 - 26 - Vinton Dogwood Festival

Winchester - Apr. 24 - May 3 - Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

Richmond - Apr. 25 - Herbs Galore & More at Maymont

Boyce - May 9 - 10 - Garden Fair

Food, Wine and Beer Festivals

Deltaville Seafood Festival
Deltaville Seafood Festival

Monterey - Mar. 14 - 15, Mar. 21 - 22 - The Highland Maple Festival

Irvington - Apr. 8 - 12 - Taste of Spring Weekend

Beaverdam - Apr. 11 - Beaverdam Wine Festival

Clarksville - Apr. 11 - Clarksville Lake Country Wine Festival

Radford - Apr. 11 - New River Brewfest

Blacksburg - Apr. 18 - Chocolate Festival

Farmville - Apr. 18 - Farmville Wine Festival

Culpeper - Apr. 25 - Gnarly Hops & Barley Fest

Moneta - Apr. 25 - Rockin Brews & BBQS at Smith Mountain Lake

Harrisonburg - Apr. 25 - Rocktown Beer & Music Festival

Chincoteague Island - May 2 - Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival

Norfolk - May 2, 3 - Annual Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival Presented by AT&T

Blacksburg - May 2 - Blacksburg Fork and Cork

Yorktown - May 2 - Blues, Brews, and BBQ

Montpelier Station - May 2 - 3 - Montpelier Spring Wine Festival

Martinsville - May 2 - Uptown Cinco de Mayo

Middletown - May 9 - Of Ale and History Microbrew and Imported Beer Tasting Festival

Mount Vernon - May 15 - 17 - Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour

Norfolk - May 16 - 17 - Virginia Beer Festival

Front Royal - May 16 - Virginia Wine & Craft Festival

Hayes - May 20, Oct. 21 - Abingdon Seafood Festival

Deltaville - May 23 - Deltaville Seafood Festival

Massanutten - May 23 - ValleyFest - Shenandoah Valley Beer & Wine Festival

Newport News - May 28 - 30, 31 - Newport News Greek Festival

Festivals for Outdoor Fun

Waynesboro Riverfest
Waynesboro Riverfest

Syria - Apr. 4 - Graves Mountain Heritage Day

Stanardsville - Apr. 11 - 12 - Mountain Heritage & Antique Festival

Waynesboro - Apr. 11 - 12 - Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival

Nellysford - Apr. 12 - Rockfish Valley Foundation Kite Flying Festival

Charlottesville - Apr. 13 - 19 - Tom Tom Founders Festival

New Castle - Apr. 18 - Preppers Festival

Virginia Beach - Apr. 25 - American Indian Pow Wow

Lorton - Apr. 25 - Eagle Festival

Roanoke - Apr. 25 - Earth Day Roanoke

Powhatan - Apr. 25 - Powhatan's Festival of Fiber

Williamsburg - Apr. 26 - James RiverFest

Virginia Beach - May 2 - Atlantic Coast Kite Festival

Waynesboro - May 2 - Waynesboro Riverfest

Portsmouth - May 3 - Atlantic Coast Kite Festival Portsmouth

Williamsburg - May 9 - Jamestown Day

Lynchburg - May 9 - Lynchburg Music Festival

Chesterfield - May 9 - ParkFest Blues Festival 2015

Richmond - May 15 - 17 - Dominion Riverrock

Fieldale - May 16 - Fieldale Heritage Festival

Virginia Beach - May 16 - 17 - Pirate Party on the Beach

St. Paul - May 28 - 30 - Clinch River Days Festival

Hampton - May 29, 30, 31 - Blackbeard Pirate Festival

Salem - May 30 - 31 - Blue Ridge Music Festival in Salem

Last Updated: 3/5/2015 12:14 PM
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