Summer Festivals

Southern Virginia

Clarksville - Jul. 17 - 19 - Virginia Lake Festival - Visit Clarksville's Annual Virginia Lake Festival. This free event has been named "One of the Top ...

Axton - Aug. 9, 8 - Annual Smith River Fest - Run, paddle and bike your way to fun at Smith River Fest! Held annually in Martinsville - Henry ...

Boydton - Aug. 23 - Boydton's Big Bad BBQ Battle - Our 1st Big Bad BBQ Battle and Street Dance went so well in 2012, we decided to make it an annual ...

La Crosse - Aug. 23 - La Crosse Festival - Family fun, music by several local bands, arts and crats, vendors of all kinds, civil war ...

Halifax - Sep. 13 - Wild Blue River Festival - The Wild Blue River Festival celebrates the river, lake, and all things outdoors in the Town of ...

Fieldale - May 16 - Fieldale Heritage Festival - Residents of Fieldale are proud to announce that the Fieldale Heritage Festival is coming to town ...

Blue Ridge Highlands

Floyd - Black Dog Music Festivals Present Rhythm and Vine - The Black Dog Music Festivals presents Rhythm and Vine. Artists, artisans, food vendors and many ...

Stuart - Jul. 9 - 12 - Wayside Bluegrass Festival - Owners Danny and Patty Hazelwood bring a variety of events to the Blue Ridge Mountains via Wayside ...

Marion - Jul. 18 - 20 - Hungry Mother Arts and Crafts Festival - Enjoy art, entertainment, food and fun. This festival, sponsored by the Art League of Marion, is a ...

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

Abingdon - Aug. 1 - 10 - Virginia Highlands Festival - Come celebrate the 66th anniversary of the Virginia Highlands Festival in historic Abingdon, VA. ...

Floyd - Aug. 9 - Black Dog Summer Music Festival - The Black Dog Summer Music Festival features Railroad Earth with an opening performance by The ...

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

Independence - Aug. 23 - Grayson County Wine Festival - Come join us and spend the evening on the lawn of the beautiful 1908 Courthouse enjoying the tastes ...

Mouth of Wilson - Aug. 30 - Albert Hash Memorial Festival - The Albert Hash Memorial Festival is held in the honor of Albert L. Hash, beloved fiddler and ...

Abingdon - May 23 - Plumb Alley Day, Abingdon - Plumb Alley comes alive with a variety of arts, crafts, food, book sales, and much more! ...

Mouth of Wilson - Jun. 20 - Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition - Vince Gill headlines this year's festival. He joins the region's best traditional musicians at ...

Heart of Appalachia

Tazewell - Jul. 11 - 13 - Tazewell County Old Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention - You won't want to miss out on the annual Tazewell County Old Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention ...

Tazewell - Jul. 24, 25, 26 - Summerfest featuring Main Street Moments - Summerfest featuring Main Street Moments 3 day line-up of events are as follows: *Thursday, July ...

Hiltons - Aug. 1 - 2 - Carter Family Traditional Music Festival - Music festival held the first weekend in August presented in honor of The Original Carter Family, ...

Breaks - Aug. 30 - Sep. 1 - Tri-State Gospel Singing - Tri-State Gospel Singing held at the Park Amphitheater on Labor Day weekend; Sat.12-8; Sun. 10-8; ...

Duffield - Aug. 31 - Papa Joe Smiddy Music Festival - This festival, presented by the Cove Ridge Foundation, promotes the musical heritage of Appalachian ...

St. Paul - Sep. 27 - Clinch River Mandolin Festival & Contest - The town of St. Paul, VA, is only 35 minutes (on easy four-lane roads) from I- 81 (exit 14) at ...

St. Paul - May 28, 2015 - 30, 2015 - 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

Mt Solon - Jul. 11 - 13 - Red Wing Roots Music Festival - The Steel Wheels present the second annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival at Natural Chimneys Park ...

Covington - Jul. 12 - Alleghany Highlands Cycling Festival - Gran Fondo - The Gran Fondo event in downtown Covington and Clifton Forge, Virginia, will take place on ...

Lexington - Jul. 12 - BoxerWoodstock Music Festival - This outdoor concert showcases the talents of diverse genres including: classic rock ‘n ...

Raphine - Jul. 12 - Summer Breeze Wine Festival - Rockbridge has "Gone to the Dogs". Join us for a special event to benefit the Augusta County ...

Waynesboro - Jul. 12 - Summer Extravaganza - The Waynesboro Parks & Recreation Department will be presenting the annual Summer Extravaganza in ...

Orkney Springs - Jul. 18, 19, 25, 26, Aug. 1, 2, 30, 31 - Shenandoah Valley Music Festival - This summer, come and join us at one of the mid-Atlantic region's longest-running outdoor music ...

Winchester - Jul. 19 - Blues House Festival - A Great Day of Blues Music, Food and Fun For a Good Cause! Winchester's Blues House Festival is the ...

Fishersville - Jul. 19 - 20 - Daylily and Wine Festival - The Daylily Festival is one of the Shenandoah Valley’s largest and most loved summer events. ...

Buena Vista - Jul. 26 - Union Beach Music Festival and Classic Car Show - The Classic Car Show kicks off at 9 am with gates opening for entries. Trophies are awarded in ...

Blue Grass - Aug. 8 - 10 - Blue Grass Valley Music Festival - Come celebrate the cultures of the Virginia! Featuring local food, regional talent and picturesque ...

Luray - Aug. 8 - 10 - Doah Fest - Doah Fest is a three-day music and arts festival held on a private farm between the banks of the ...

Winchester - Aug. 9 - Peach Festival - Everything peaches!!!!!!! Peach cobbler, peach pie, peach turnovers, peach ice cream, fresh ...

Bentonville - Aug. 9 - Shenandoah State Park Riverfest - The Shenandoah Riverkeeper and the park join forces to bring you Shenandoah Riverfest, an ...

Staunton - Aug. 9 - Summer Blues & Brews Festival - 4th Annual Blues and Brews Festival at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia. Come and ...

Staunton - Aug. 15 - 24 - Staunton Music Festival - Hear 50 of the world's most acclaimed musicians performing in more than 20 concerts during the 17th ...

Winchester - Aug. 16, 17 - Winchester Greek Festival - Yassou! The annual Winchester Greek Festival in 2014 will take place on August 16 & 17. Join us in ...

Harrisonburg - Aug. 23 - Blue Ridge Music & BBQ Festival - The 3rd Annual Blue Ridge Music & BBQ Festival is back this year and better than ever! In ...

Lexington - Aug. 23 - Rockbridge Community Festival - The 38th Annual Rockbridge Community Festival is an annual downtown arts and crafts festival ...

McGaheysville - Aug. 30 - Mountain Jamboree at Massanutten - 2014 Band Lineup: Blind Owl Band Hot Day at the Zoo The Larry Keel Experience Event Features: ...

Waynesboro - Sep. 13 - Virginia Chili, Blues n' Brews - If you’ve been lucky enough to attend this amazing festival before, you ain't seen nothin' ...

Chesapeake Bay

Lancaster - Sep. 5 - Bay Seafood Festival - The Kilmarnock-Irvington-Whitestone Rotary Club hosts this annual fund-raiser. Guests enjoy ...

Central Virginia

Richmond Jazz Festival
Richmond Jazz Festival

Roseland - Jul. 7 - Aug. 3 - Wintergreen Summer Music Festival at Wintergreen Resort - The offerings of the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival are diverse, and will include more than 200 ...

Big Island - Jul. 11 - 12 - Sedalia Blues Festival - The Sedalia Blues Festival starts off with the only Local Blues Talent Competition sanctioned by ...

Mechanicsville - Jul. 12 - Hanover Tomato Festival - Some folks like them red, some like them green. Some folks like them stewed, some like them fried. ...

Bedford - Jul. 12, 11 - The Horse and Hound Wine Festival - Enjoy wine from some of Virginia’s finest wineries while listening to good music and visiting ...

Mineral - Jul. 17 - 19 - Mineral Bluegrass Festival - This family-friendly event of bluegrass music will be held July 17-19, 2014. The event is ...

Charlottesville - Jul. 27, 28 - Ol' Fashioned Peach Festival - Join us for a weekend of old-fashioned fun! Games and activities for children, hayrides, Carter ...

Nellysford - Aug. 2 - Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery Blackberry Harvest and Music Festival - Annual Blackberry Harvest and Music Festival at Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery 9AM to 5:30PM. Live ...

Richmond - Aug. 7 - 10 - The Richmond Jazz Festival - The nation's premier jazz festivals is back! Altria presents the Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont ...

Richmond - Aug. 8, 9 - Filipino Festival - Mabuhay! Celebrate the richness of the Philippines without leaving Virginia. Come to the 9th ...

Orange - Aug. 9 - Annual Edible Food Fest - In conjunction with Edible Blue Ridge Magazine, the Orange Downtown Alliance presents the "Edible ...

Richmond - Aug. 10 - Annual Carytown Watermelon Festival presented by Martin's - Imagine...115,000 people, over 3000 watermelons and you! With 60 musicians, over 100 exhibitors, ...

Lovingston - Aug. 30 - Birth of Democracy Festival - Democracy Vineyards marks the anniversary of the opening of its tasting room and its annual ...

Amherst - Aug. 30 - Labor Day Wine & Music Fest - The 4th Annual Labor Day Wine & Music Fest is on Saturday, August 30th, from noon-6pm! Rebec ...

Madison - Aug. 30, 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. 4 - 7 - Lockn' Music Festival at Oak Ridge Farm - Lockn' Music Festival at Oak Ridge Farm in Nelson County Virginia. A four day music festival, with ...

Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads

AT&T Summer Brewfest
AT&T Summer Brewfest

Norfolk - Jul. 11 - AT&T Summer BrewFest - Kick off Friday night right with AT&T Summer BrewFest. Loosen the tie or take off the heels and ...

Virginia Beach - Jul. 12 - Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion - Chalk the Walk takes over the Virginia Beach Boardwalk as hundreds of artists and "wanna-be ...

Norfolk - Jul. 18 - 19, 20 - Annual AT&T Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival - Jazz enthusiasts will chill to the sounds of legendary smooth jazz in the dramatic setting of ...

Surry - Jul. 19 - 20 - Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival - This popular and exciting two-day festival celebrates Surry County's three primary products. Enjoy ...

Virginia Beach - Jul. 26 - Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge - The Crab is King at one of the wackiest and craziest events to hit the oceanfront! Along with the ...

Hampton - Aug. 1, 2, 3 - Hampton Cup Regatta - Speed into aquatic action as the 89th Annual Hampton Cup Regatta , the oldest continuously running ...

Norfolk - Aug. 16 - 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. 17, Aug. 17 - 24, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 - East Coast Surfing Championships - The Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships presented by Vans. Held annually for 52 ...

Virginia Beach - Aug. 22 - 24 - FunkFest - Funk Fest is the heart and soul of this weekend event, featuring music generated over the years by ...

Dendron - Aug. 23 - 24 - Surry County African American Festival and Family Reunion - Prior to the Civil War, Surry County had the largest population of freemen in the southern United ...

Virginia Beach - Aug. 29 - 31 - The Verizon Wireless American Music Festival - The sounds of rock, jazz, country, blues, R&;B and more flood the oceanfront for three sun-filled ...

Hampton - Sep. 5 - 7 - Annual Hampton Bay Days Festival - Celebrating its 32nd year, this annual festival is a combination of free entertainment on multiple ...

Virginia Beach - Sep. 6 - 7 - Neptune's Fall Wine Festival - Join your friends by the oceanfront for an afternoon hosted by Virginia's leading vineyards. Sip ...

Northern Virginia

The Lucketts Fair
The Lucketts Fair

Arlington - Jul. 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21 - Village at Shirlington Shirlala Music Festival - Enjoy live music and wine samples ($5) at Village at Shirlington every Thursday Night, June 12th ...

Castleton - Jul. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 - The Castleton Festival - Artistic directors Maestro Lorin Maazel and Dietlinde Turban Maazel will hold the sixth season of ...

Purcellville - Jul. 12 - Key West Festival - Key West Fest July 12th, 2014 11:00am-6:00pm Come enjoy our "Vineyard in Paradise" at the 9th ...

Fairfax - Jul. 18 - KestaFest 2014 - Join the Patriot Center in welcoming Mega KestaFest 2014 to the D.C. area this summer on July 18 at ...

Delaplane - Jul. 19 - Dog Days of Summer at Sky Meadows - Enjoy a day in the park with your canine companion. The Middleburg Humane Foundation and local pet ...

Purcellville - Jul. 19 - Purcellville Wine and Food Festival - For the third consecutive year, wine and culinary enthusiasts from across Virginia and the ...

Herndon - Jul. 31 - Aug. 3 - Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival - 66th Annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival Old-fashioned country fun with carnival games, ...

Manassas - Aug. 2 - Annual Manassas African-American Heritage Festival - The 24th Annual Manassas African-American Heritage Festival is an event that caters to children and ...

Bluemont - Aug. 9 - 10 - Dog Days Peach Festival - This weekend the farm goes to the dogs! It may be the hottest part of the summer, but the Dog Days ...

Brambleton - Aug. 16 - Dog Days of Summer "Wag Fest" - Northern Virginia Magazine is looking for the cutest dogs in the area. The cutest dogs will be ...

Leesburg - Aug. 16 - 17 - The Lucketts Fair - Re-Discover the Lucketts Fair! Come and have buckets of fun on our 42nd year. Each day will bring ...

Fredericksburg - Aug. 23 - Greek Church Crab Feast - SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 NOON—5 P.M. GATE OPENS AT 11 A.M TABLES & CHAIRS PROVIDED GET YOUR ...

Leesburg - Aug. 29 - Sep. 1 - Epicurience Virginia - Epicurience Virginia, the Grand Tasting is a culinary adventure like no other in the heart of ...

Herndon - Sep. 1 - Labor Day Festival - Herndon Labor Day FestivalMonday, September 1, 201412-6pmHerndon Town Green, 777 Lynn Street Join ...

Burke - Sep. 6 - 7 - Burke Centre Festival - Burke Centre Fall Festival September 6 & 7, 2014 Includes an Arts & Craft Fair, fesitval food ...

Stafford - Oct. 18, Nov. 1 - Celebrate Stafford's 350 Anniversary! - From George Washington to the present day, Government Island to the new Tech and Research Center, ...

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