Virginia's Summer Festivals

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    --- Summer Festivals You Can't Miss --- 

    July, August and September in Orkney Springs - The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival is the longest running outdoor music festival in the mid-Atlantic.

    August 3-8 in Galax - The world's largest and oldest fiddlers' convention is the Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention.

    August 6-9 in Richmond - Don't miss The Richmond Jazz Festival, the nation's premier jazz festival, at Maymont.

    August 22 in Roseland - Who will take home the gold at this year's Virginia Craft Brewers Festival?

    September 4-6 in Leesburg - Savor Virginia's finest wine and cuisine at Epicurience Virginia.

    September 10-13 in Arrington - Four days of music at Lockn' Music Festival will include performances by Tedeschi Trucks Band, Widespread Panic and more.

     

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Central Virginia

Horse & Hound
Horse & Hound

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

Richmond - Aug. 7, 8 - Filipino Festival - Mabuhay! Welcome! Celebrate the 10th Annual Filipino Festival at Henrico’s Our Lady of ...

Orange - Aug. 8 - Annual Edible Food Fest - In conjunction with Edible Blue Ridge Magazine, the Orange Downtown Alliance presents the "Edible ...

Richmond - Aug. 9 - Annual Carytown Watermelon Festival presented by Martin's - Imagine...115,000 people, over 3000 watermelons and you! With 60 musicians, over 100 exhibitors, ...

Richmond - Aug. 15 - Annual Down Home Family Reunion - Down Home Family Reunion, A Celebration of African American Folklife is a downtown weekend festival ...

Roseland - Aug. 22 - Annual Virginia Craft Brewers Festival at Devils Backbone Brewing Company - Virginia Craft Brewers Fest at the Devils Backbone Brewing Company concert grounds. 2 PM to 7PM. An ...

Madison - Sep. 5 - Taste of the Mountains Main Street Festival - Taste of the Mountains Main Street Festival - Step back in time at the Annual Taste of the ...

Arrington - Sep. 10 - 13 - Lockn' Music Festival at Oak Ridge Farm - Lockn' Music Festival at Oak Ridge Farm in Nelson County Virginia. A four day music festival, with ...

Lovingston - May 27, 2016 - Jul. 4, 2016 - Jefferson's Virginia Summer Festival - Jefferson’s Virginia Summer Festival,” is a six-week series of events along the JHT ...

Lovingston - Jul. 2 - Birth of Democracy Festival - Birth of Democracy Festival at Democracy Vineyards. 12PM to 6PM. All day music, food and wine ...

Mechanicsville - Jul. 9, 8 - Hanover Tomato Festival - Some folks like them red, some like them green. Some folks like them stewed, some like them fried. ...

Southern Virginia

Axton - Aug. 8, 13 - Annual Smith River Fest - Run, paddle and bike your way to fun at Smith River Fest! Held annually in Martinsville - Henry ...

La Crosse - Aug. 22 - La Crosse Festival - Family fun, music by several local bands, arts and crats, vendors of all kinds, civil war ...

Halifax - Sep. 19 - Wild Blue River Festival - The Town of Halifax will be hosting a day long celebration of the Banister River, as well as other ...

Blue Ridge Highlands

Galax - Aug. 3 - 8 - Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention - During the 2nd week of August of each year the City of Galax has the world tapping its feet as the ...

Abingdon - Jul. 31 - Aug. 9 - Virginia Highlands Festival - Come celebrate the Virginia Highlands Festival in historic Abingdon, VA. Named "Best Art Event" in ...

Rocky Mount - Aug. 14, 15 - Warren Street Festival - The 16th Annual Warren Street Festival is a celebration of Warren Street and its history in ...

Meadows of Dan - Aug. 15 - Annual Meadows of Dan Folk Fair - Enjoy the annual fair with several musical venues, a play, horse drawn rides, old time craft ...

Stuart - Aug. 21 - Virginia State Peach Festival - The Virginia State Peach Festival began in 1988 to recognize and promote the peach harvest of ...

Independence - Aug. 29 - Grayson County Wine Festival - Come join us and spend the evening on the lawn of the beautiful 1908 Courthouse enjoying the tastes ...

Stuart - Sep. 4 - 6 - Front Porch Fest - The festival is produced by a group of family, friends and funsters inspired by the idea that life ...

Mouth of Wilson - Sep. 5 - Albert Hash Memorial Festival - The Albert Hash Memorial Festival is held in the honor of Albert L. Hash, beloved fiddler and ...

Bristol - Sep. 18 - 20, 19, 20, 21 - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion - The award-winning Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion isn’t just a music festival. It’s an ...

Wytheville - Jun. 18, 2016 - 25, 2016, Jun. 17, 2017 - 24, 2017 - Chautauqua Festival - The Chautauqua Festival in Wytheville is an eight day family oriented arts and music festival ...

Heart of Appalachia

Wise - Aug. 29 - RTE 23 Music Festival - A crooked road runs through Route 23 from southwest Virginia and over the state line into Kentucky, ...

Duffield - Sep. 6 - Papa Joe Smiddy Music Festival - Enjoy a summer's eve listening to traditional bluegrass music at the amphitheater. Dust off your ...

St. Paul - Jun. 2, 2016 - 4, 2016 - Clinch River Days Festival - Every year the town of St. Paul comes alive with the flavors of the region during Clinch River ...

Shenandoah Valley

Summer Extravaganza, Waynesboro
Summer Extravaganza, Waynesboro

Blue Grass - Aug. 7 - 9 - Blue Grass Valley Music Festival - The Blue Grass Valley Music Festival is a family-friendly event that supports economic development, ...

Orkney Springs - Aug. 7, 8, Sep. 5, 6 - Shenandoah Valley Music Festival - This summer, come and join us at one of the mid-Atlantic region's longest-running outdoor music ...

Winchester - Aug. 8 - Peach Festival - Everything peaches!!!!!!! Peach cobbler, peach pie, peach turnovers, peach ice cream, fresh ...

Staunton - Aug. 8 - Shenandoah Valley Blues & Brews Festival - The 7th Annual Shenandoah Valley Blues & Brews Festival 2015, is presented by Shenandoah Concerts. ...

Roanoke - Aug. 8 - Virginia Mountain Peach Festival - Peach desserts including cobbler, shakes and other sweet treats! There will also be hot dogs and ...

Staunton - Aug. 14 - 23 - Staunton Music Festival - Hear 60 of the world's most acclaimed musicians performing in more than 20 concerts during the 18th ...

Winchester - Aug. 15, 16 - Winchester Greek Festival - Yassou! The annual Winchester Greek Festival in 2015 will take place on August 15 & 16. Join us in ...

Broadway - Aug. 22 - Broadway Chickenstock - Join the town of Broadway to celebrate our heritage! The 4th annual Chickenstock 5K race begins ...

McGaheysville - Aug. 29 - Mountain Jamboree at Massanutten - 2015 Band Line Up Jackass Flats http://jackassflats.net/ Bryan Elijah Smith and the ...

Lexington - Aug. 29 - Rockbridge Community Festival - The Rockbridge Community Festival is an annual downtown arts and crafts festival sponsored by the ...

Winchester - Sep. 3 - 6 - Patsy Cline Music Festival - Join us in Winchester for the annual Patsy Cline Music Festival! This multi-day event over Labor ...

Chesapeake Bay

Kilmarnock - Aug. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 - Kilmarnock Fireman's Carnival - The Kilmarnock Volunteer Fireman's Carnival may be the longest continually operating summer ...

Kilmarnock - Sep. 11 - Bay Seafood Festival - The 25th Annual Bay Seafood Festival - Bigger and better than ever! The Bay Seafood Festival is ...

Gloucester - Sep. 17 - 20, 18, 19 - Bluegrass by the Bay Festival - Best location on the east coast! Old time Bluegrass festival featuring (featuring 18 Bands): East ...

Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads

AT&T Summer Brewfest
AT&T Summer Brewfest

Hampton - Aug. 7, 8, 9 - Hampton Cup Regatta - Speed into aquatic action as the 89th Annual Hampton Cup Regatta , the oldest continuously running ...

Virginia Beach - Aug. 8 - Virginia Beach Crab & Beer Feast - Food, Music, Games and Friends Enjoy a new tradition the Virginia Beach Crab Feast August 8th, ...

Norfolk - Aug. 15 - Caribfest - CaribFest Festival is an exciting one-day cultural explosion of Caribbean, Latin, African and ...

Virginia Beach - Aug. 16 - 23 - East Coast Surfing Championships - The Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships presented by Vans. Held annually for 53 ...

Norfolk - Aug. 22 - Annual AT&T Norfolk Latino Music Festival - The sun goes down, the stars come out, and the largest outdoor dance floor in Hampton Roads heats ...

Virginia Beach - Aug. 28 - 30 - FunkFest - The State Farm FunkFest is the heart and soul of this weekend event, featuring music generated over ...

Virginia Beach - Sep. 4 - 6 - American Music Festival Presented by Chevrolet - The sounds of rock, jazz, country, blues, R&B and more flood the oceanfront for three sun-filled ...

Virginia Beach - Jun. 10, 2016 - 12, 2016 - McDonald's North American Sand Soccer Championships - The McDonald's North American Sand Soccer Championships (NASSC) is, with 1,000 amateur and pro/am ...

Northern Virginia

Castleton - The Castleton Festival - It all began in 1997 in a Theatre built on the site of an old chicken coop inhabited by fifteen ...

Herndon - Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival - 67th Annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival Old-fashioned country fun with carnival games, ...

Leesburg - Aug. 15 - 16 - The Lucketts Fair - Re-Discover The Lucketts Fair, a family friendly event which honors Lucketts’ agrarian roots. ...

Leesburg - Sep. 4 - 6 - Epicurience Virginia - Epicurience Virginia, the Grand Tasting is a culinary adventure like no other in the heart of ...

Burke - Sep. 12 - 13 - Burke Centre Festival - Burke Centre Fall Festival includes an Arts & Craft Fair, fesitval food vendors, amusement rides, ...

Coastal Virginia - Eastern Shore

Cape Charles - Aug. 7 - 16 - Harbor for the Arts Festival - This August, artists from around the world will get a dose of small town America. And small town ...

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