Summer Festivals

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    Jump into Virginia's festivals celebrating local crafts, heritage, regional produce and music!

     

     

     

    --- 15 Festivals You Can't Miss --- 

    June 5-7 in Norfolk - The 39th annual Norfolk Harborfest® brings tall ships, music at three stages, and the East Coast's larges fireworks display.

    June 12-20 in Southwest Virginia - More than 200 cultural experiences across 34 communities equals the Mountains of Music Homecoming.

    June 18-21 in Virginia Beach - The Boardwalk Art Show & Festival is one of the oldest outdoor fine arts shows on the Eastern seaboard.

    June 20 in Woolwine - The Virginia Covered Bridge Festival highlights two of Virginia's seven open-to-the-public covered bridges.

    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

North Dinwiddie - Jun. 4, 5, 6 - Dinwiddie Music Festival - Experience the Dinwiddie Music Festival at the Virginia Motorsports Park June 4th - June 6th 2015. ...

Altavista - Jun. 5, 6 - Uncle Billy's Day Festival - Join us in celebrating the 66th anniversary of Uncle Billy's Day. This two day festival offers ...

Richmond - Jun. 14 - Richmond Bacon Festival - Everything is better with bacon, including Richmond! Last year another record-breaking crowd came ...

Orange - Jun. 20 - Annual Trashy Ribs & Brews Festival - Think thick, juicy, dripping ribs, coleslaw, beans, rolls and cold, oh-so-cold, beverages. Then, ...

Doswell - Jun. 20 - K95 CountryFest at The Meadow - Featured artists The Charlie Daniels Band and The Swon Brothers. In addition to great music, enjoy ...

Scottsville - Jun. 24 - Scottsville Batteau Festival - Make plans to visit historic Scottsville, Virginia on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015, for the 30th ...

Doswell - Jun. 25 - 27 - KingsFest - Get ready for three full days of Christian music featuring speakers and singers of praise and ...

Lovingston - Jul. 4 - Birth of Democracy Festival - Birth of Democracy Festival at Democracy Vineyards. 12PM to 6PM. All day music, food and wine ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. All day ...

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 ...

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

Emporia - Jun. 10 - Virginia Pork Festival - Oh there's plenty to smile about at the Virginia Pork Festival. You'll find nothing but good ...

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 ...

Blue Ridge Highlands

Abingdon - Jun. 12 - 20 - Mountains of Music Homecoming - The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is an annual nine-day, region-wide ...

Rocky Mount - Jun. 15 - Annual Fun Festival in Downtown Rocky Mount - The Franklin County Retail Merchants Association will hold its annual Fun Festival, Monday, June ...

Pearisburg - Jun. 19, 20 - Pearisburg Festival in the Park - Come out the weekend of June 19th and 20th to the Pearisburg Festival in the Park. This year, we ...

Critz - Jun. 20 - Bushels and Barrels Local Food, Wine and Beer Festival - The Bushels and Barrels Local Food Wine and Beer Festival will feature the CC Coates Band, ...

Wytheville - Jun. 20 - 27, 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 ...

Abingdon - Jun. 20 - Hops and Howlers Craft Brew Fest - Come out and enjoy regional craft brews from regional micro-breweries. Over 30 regional ...

Woolwine - Jun. 20 - Virginia Covered Bridge Festival in Patrick County - The annual Virginia Covered Bridge Festival will be hosted in Woolwine, Virginia between Jacks ...

Mouth of Wilson - Jun. 20 - Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition - Kruger Brothers, April Verch and Emi Shunshine headline this year's festival. They join the ...

Moneta - Jun. 27 - Lakefest Smith Mountain Lake Craft Beer Festival - Spend an afternoon surrounded by panoramic mountain and lake views while enjoying local craft beer ...

Blacksburg - Jun. 27 - Summer Beer Festival at Virginia Tech - The Virginia Tech Alumni Association is proud to present the second annual Summer Beer Festival at ...

Narrows - Jul. 4 - Annual Narrows Homecoming Festival - 65th Annual July 4th Homecoming Festival at the Narrows Town Park. Kick off the 4th with a ...

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 ...

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 ...

Heart of Appalachia

St. Paul - Jun. 12 - 20 - Mountains of Music Homecoming - At The Heart - The Crooked Road's Mountains of Music Homecoming is an annual nine-day, multi-region celebration of ...

Tazewell - Jun. 13 - Annual Back of the Dragon Day - The Back of the Dragon Day, is when the dragon awakens in the spring festival centered around ...

Richlands - Jun. 16 - 20 - Greater Richlands Area Festival - The 5 day Festival kicks off with the James H Drew Carnival, Tuesday -June 16th & Wed. June 17th. ...

Richlands - Jun. 26, 27 - Freedom Festival - The 3rd annual FREEDOM FESTIVAL will be held in Richlands on June 26 & 27, 2015. The goal of 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 ...

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

Shenandoah Valley

Summer Extravaganza, Waynesboro
Summer Extravaganza, Waynesboro

Waynesboro - May 30 - XtremeFest of the Blue Ridge - Climb on the mobile climbing wall, kayak the South River, marvel at the high flying BMX stunt show, ...

Woodstock - Jun. 6 - Annual Wine and Trotter Festival - Come and Celebrate! Sample wines from approx.10 wineries of the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail. ...

Staunton - Jun. 27 - Annual Shenandoah Valley Wine & Jazz Festival - The 7th Annual Shenandoah Valley Wine & Jazz Festival features 13 wineries, 5 food vendors, a beer ...

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 ...

Blue Grass - Aug. 7 - 9 - Blue Grass Valley Music Festival - Come celebrate the cultures of the Virginia! Featuring local food, regional talent and picturesque ...

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

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 ...

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

Strasburg - Jun. 6 - Annual Strasburg Blues Festival - The nationally renowned Colonial Beach Blues Festival is now in its fifth year! But it has moved ...

Colonial Beach - Jun. 12, 13, 14 - Potomac River Festival - The Potomac River Festival kicks off midweek with a Carnival on Town Hill. Friday night is the ...

Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads

AT&T Summer Brewfest
AT&T Summer Brewfest

Williamsburg - May 29 - 31, Jun. 5 - 7, Jun. 12 - 14, Jun. 19 - 21, Jun. 26 - 28 - Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival - Tickle those taste buds with the culinary delights at Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival. ...

Virginia Beach - May 29 - 31 - Patriotic Festival: A Celebration of Our Military - The Patriotic Festival celebrates THE MILITARY at The Virginia Beach Oceanfront for three days of ...

Norfolk - Jun. 5, 6, 7 - Annual Norfolk Harborfest® - The 39th Annual Norfolk Harborfest® happens Friday, June 5 - Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Town Point ...

Virginia Beach - Jun. 12, 13, 14 - SonRise Music Festival - In June 2105, the Virginia Beach Oceanfront will come alive with the sounds of Positive/Alternative ...

Virginia Beach - Jun. 18 - 21 - Boardwalk Art Show & Festival - Celebrating 60 Years! Enjoy 300 artists and a fun festival atmosphere at the oceanfront during ...

Norfolk - Jun. 19, 20, 21 - Annual Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival Presented by AT&T - Norfolk's annual "second line" with New Orleans' special spirit and unique culture takes place ...

Hampton - Jun. 26, 27, 28 - Hampton Jazz Festival - Celebrating 48 years of music, the Hampton Jazz Festival attracts the nation's top blues, soul, ...

Hampton - Jun. 26, 27, 28 - Hampton's Afrikan American Festival - An outdoor, non-alcoholic, family-oriented event that features nonstop entertainment and a ...

Virginia Beach - Jun. 26 - 27 - Hardee's Latin Fest - For two days, Virginia Beach celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin experience. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Northern Virginia

Herndon - May 28, 29, 30, 31 - Herndon Festival - The Herndon Festival - now in its 35th year - is one of the most popular outdoor festivals in ...

Fairfax - Jun. 5 - 7 - Celebrate Fairfax! - Celebrate Fairfax!, Northern Virginia’s largest community-wide celebration, arrives June 5-7, ...

Manassas - Jun. 6 - Manassas Heritage Railway Festival - Experience Manassas at its best this June and come out to the Annual Manassas Heritage Railway ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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