Summer Festivals

Southern Virginia

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 ...

Axton - May 21, 2015 - 24, 2015 - Rooster Walk - Music and Arts Festival - The 7th Annual Rooster Walk (RW7) Music and Arts Festival will be held at Blue Mountain Festival ...

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 ...

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 ...

Stuart - Aug. 28 - 31 - Front Porch Fest - The festival is produced by a group of family, friends and funsters inspired by the idea that life ...

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

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 - Presented by the Cove Ridge Center to promote the musical heritage of Appalachian Mountain culture, ...

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

Orkney Springs - 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 ...

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: ...

Winchester - Aug. 30 - Patsy Cline Music Festival - Join us in Winchester for the first Patsy Cline Music Festival! Block Party: 10am - 3pm (Patsy ...

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 ...

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 ...

Central Virginia

Richmond Jazz Festival
Richmond Jazz Festival

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, ...

Roseland - Aug. 23, 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. ...

Lovingston - Aug. 30, Sep. 5 - 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 ...

Midlothian - Sep. 13 - Chesterfield Chamber Craft Beer Festival - Craft beer festival at Westchester Commons featuring over 20 of Virginia's finest Craft Breweries! ...

Roseland - Jul. 7 - Aug. 3, Jul. 6, 2015 - Aug. 2, 2015 - 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 ...

Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads

AT&T Summer Brewfest
AT&T Summer Brewfest

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

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, ...

Arlington - Jul. 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 ...

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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