Virginia's Summer Festivals

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

    June 27 in Staunton - If you love wine and jazz, you're in for a treat at the Shenandoah Valley Wine & Jazz Festival

    July and August in Castleton - The Castleton Festival hosts world-class artists of many kinds: opera, jazz, bluegrass, chamber music, and more!

    July 6 through August 2 in Roseland - The Wintergreen Summer Music Festival at Wintergreen Resort will include more than 200 performances and events.

    July 16-18 in Clarksville - The Virginia Lake Festival is two days of food, crafts, music, hot air balloon and helicopter rides, and much more.

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

    July 22-26 in Floyd - FloydFest 14: Fire on the Mountain is a celebration of music and art with 10 stages and more than 50 performers.

    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

Roseland - Jul. 6 - Aug. 2 - 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. 10 - 11 - Sedalia Blues Festival - The Sedalia Blues Festival starts off with the only Local Blues Talent Competition sanctioned by ...

Mechanicsville - Jul. 11, 9, 8 - Hanover Tomato Festival - Some folks like them red, some like them green. Some folks like them stewed, some like them fried. ...

Bedford - Jul. 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. 16 - 18 - Mineral Bluegrass Festival - This family-friendly event of bluegrass music will be held July 16-18. This will be the 32nd ...

Charlottesville - Jul. 25 - 26 - Ol' Fashioned Peach Festival - Join us for a weekend of old-fashioned fun! Games and activities for children, hayrides, Carter ...

Orange - Jul. 25, 26 - Virginia Freefly Skydiving Festival - Come watch Freefly and Tandem skydiving, Wingsuit pilots, freefall formation skydiving, skydiving ...

Nellysford - Aug. 1 - 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 6PM. ...

Blackstone - Aug. 1 - Hometown Jams Summer Concert Series - Hometown Jams is Blackstone Virginia's summer concert series brought to you by Downtown Blackstone ...

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, ...

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 ...

Southern Virginia

Clarksville - Jul. 16 - 18 - Virginia Lake Festival - Visit Clarksville's Annual Virginia Lake Festival. This free event has been named "One of the Top ...

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

Stuart - Jul. 8 - 11 - Wayside Bluegrass Festival - Owners Danny and Patty Hazelwood bring a variety of events to the Blue Ridge Mountains via Wayside ...

Willis - Jul. 10 - 12 - Replenish Festival - Take the whole family to an event they are sure to remember when you attend our annual music ...

Floyd - Jul. 11 - The Black Dog Arts Festival at Chateau Morrisette - Chateau Morrisette's Black Dog Arts Festival will feature many talented artists showing off and ...

Marion - Jul. 17 - 19 - Hungry Mother Arts and Crafts Festival - Art, entertainment, food and fun. This festival, sponsored by the Art League of Marion, is a juried ...

Floyd - Jul. 22 - 26 - FloydFest - FloydFest 14: Fire on the Mountain. A 5-day celebration of music and art nestled in the beautiful ...

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

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 ...

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 - Jul. 10 - 11 - Chillin and Grillin In The Glades BBQ Contest - Chillin’ and Grillin’ In The Glades is a two day BBQ & Music Festival sanctioned by the ...

Tazewell - Jul. 10 - 12 - Tazewell County Old Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention - Fiday - July 10th The festivities will begin at 6 pm with youth performances and an outdoor ...

Richlands - Jul. 11 - Virginia Mountain Music Festival - The annual Virginia Mountain Music Festival is hosted by Southwest Virginia Community College every ...

Tazewell - Jul. 23, 24, 25 - Main Street Moments Summerfest - Come to the Town of Tazewell if you want a fun-packed three days. The annual Main Street Moments ...

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

Mt Solon - Jul. 10 - 12 - Red Wing Roots Music Festival - The Steel Wheels present the third annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival at Natural Chimneys Park in ...

Covington - Jul. 11 - Alleghany Highlands Cycling Festival - Gran Fondo - The Gran Fondo event in downtown Covington and Clifton Forge, Virginia, will take place on ...

Raphine - Jul. 11 - Summer Breeze Wine Festival - Rockbridge has "Gone to the Dogs". Join us for a special event to benefit the Augusta County ...

Waynesboro - Jul. 11 - Summer Extravaganza - The Waynesboro Parks & Recreation Department will be presenting the annual Summer Extravaganza in ...

Orkney Springs - Jul. 17, 18, 24, 25, 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 - Jul. 18 - Winchester Blues House Music Festival - A Great Day of Blues Music, Food, Fun, and a "Poker Run" ALL for a Great Cause! The 16th Annual ...

Staunton - Jul. 24 - 25 - Igbo World Festival of Arts and Culture - Join us when the Ndigbo from all over the world gather at the Frontier Culture Museums West African ...

Buena Vista - Jul. 24 - 25 - Union Beach Music Festival and Classic Car Show - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTFRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT-Konnection on stage at 6:00 p.m.!$4 entry fee-sponsored by ...

Luray - Jul. 31 - Aug. 3 - Doah Fest - Doah Fest is a three-day music and arts festival held on a private farm between the banks of the ...

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, ...

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 ...

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

Weems - Jul. 18 - "Raise the Roof" Craft Beer Fest - Come raise the roof at Historic Christ Church with good BBQ, Ice Cream, music, souvenir glass and ...

Kilmarnock - Jul. 30, 31, Aug. 1, 3, 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

Norfolk - Jul. 10 - 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. 11 - Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion - Chalk the Walk takes over the Virginia Beach Boardwalk as hundreds of artists and "wanna-be ...

Norfolk - Jul. 17, 18 - 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. 18 - 19 - Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival - Don't miss the 40th annual Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival, a family event that celebrates three of ...

Virginia Beach - Jul. 25 - 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. 7, 8, 9 - Hampton Cup Regatta - Speed into aquatic action as the 89th Annual Hampton Cup Regatta , the oldest continuously running ...

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 - Jul. 2 - 5, Jul. 9 - 12, Jul. 16 - 19, Jul. 25 - 26, Aug. 1 - 2 - The Castleton Festival - It all began in 1997 in a Theatre built on the site of an old chicken coop inhabited by fifteen ...

Purcellville - Jul. 11 - 10th Annual Key West Festival - 10th Annual Key West FestivalSaturday July 11th 2015 11am-6pmCome enjoy our “Vineyard in ...

Purcellville - Jul. 18 - Purcellville Wine and Food Festival - For the forth consecutive year, wine and culinary enthusiasts from across Virginia and the ...

Washington - Jul. 18 - Winestock - WINESTOCK - named one of the Best Wine Festivals in Virginia! Enjoy a day of tie-die T-shirts ...

Fredericksburg - Jul. 24 - 25 - Virginia Ska Fest - 2015 Virginia Ska Fest is America's biggest ska party and will take place in Fredericksburg, VA on ...

Herndon - Jul. 30 - Aug. 2 - Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival - 67th Annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival Old-fashioned country fun with carnival games, ...

Manassas - Aug. 1 - 25th Annual Manassas African-American Heritage Festival - On Saturday, August 1, 2015, we will celebrate the "25th Annual African American Heritage Festival" ...

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

Chincoteague Island - Jul. 10 - 11, Jul. 17 - 18, Jul. 24 - 25, Jul. 27 - Aug. 1 - Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival - Rides, Fun, and Food! Open every Friday and Saturday in July. It is open each night during Pony ...

Chincoteague Island - Jul. 24 - 26 - Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival - The Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival is a Mid-Summer Celebration of Nature's Tastiest and ...

Chincoteague Island - Jul. 29 - 30 - Annual Chincoteague Island Pony Swim and Auction - The annual round up of the wild Chincoteague Ponies from Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on ...

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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