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Virginia Vacation Summer 2013

Created by: Dave

Outdoor Events

Day 1

  • Boardwalk Art Show & Festival

    Boardwalk Art Show & Festival
    06/18/2015 - 06/21/2015

    17th-32nd Streets, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451

    (757) 425-0000

    Celebrating 60 Years!

    Enjoy 300 artists and a fun festival atmosphere at the oceanfront during Father's Day Weekend. The Boardwalk Art Show and Festival is one of the oldest and best outdoor fine art shows on the Eastern Seaboard. Produced by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, it is ranked as one of the top 15 fine art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine. This four-day festival features fine art, great shopping, and live entertainment for the entire family.

    The jewel of the show is the Boardwalk Beach Club, an 80' tented space along the boardwalk for individuals who want to celebrate a special day. Beach Club guests enjoy valet parking, open bar, unparalled lunch service by Steinhilber's, lovely shaded seating, private bathrooms and beautiful views of the ocean. At the Artist Awards Party, there will be live music by More Perfect Jones Bluegrass.

    2015 Art Show Hours:
    Thursday, June 18th noon-6pm
    Friday, June 19th 10am-6pm
    Saturday, June 20th 10am-6pm
    Sunday, June 21st 10am-6pm

    Proceeds from this event directly support MOCA and help fulfill the mission to provide thought-provoking,contemporary art exhibitions and children’s art education programs.

  • Virginia Covered Bridge Festival in Patrick County

    Virginia Covered Bridge Festival in Patrick County

    1275 Jack's Creek Road, Woolwine, VA, 24185

    (276) 930-2127

    The annual Virginia Covered Bridge Festival will be hosted in Woolwine, Virginia between Jacks Creek and Bob White Covered Bridges.  In 2007 Patrick County was named the official state location for the Virginia Covered Bridge Festival.

    Virginia Covered Bridge Festival is always the third Saturday in June... commencing at 10 am, ending at 4 pm. Events at sites adjacent to Jacks Creek Bridge and Bob White Bridge will include; live music at both locations, a variety of 4 bands at Jacks Creek Covered Bridge site, and 4 traditional bands at the Bob White Covered Bridge  site; a 5-K Run; horse and wagon rides; Cruise-In of antique and unique vehicles; a "duck" race in the river; arts, craft, and food vendors; activities for children including petting zoo and inflatable bouncer; free admission and free available parking. The festival is hosted by the Woolwine Ruritans, Woolwine VFD, and Smith River Rescue Squad, and manned by community volunteers, and is held for the purpose of showcasing Woolwine's heritage.

    With only seven public Covered Bridges in the state of Virginia, Woolwine proudly celebrates two of those historic Covered Bridges within a mile of each between the Covered Bridges in a horse-drawn wagon and enjoy the beautiful Virginia scenery!

  • Southwest Virginia Wine Festival

    Southwest Virginia Wine Festival

    One Heartwood Circle, 1-81 | Exit 14, Abingdon, VA, 24210

    (276) 492-2400

    Experience the distinctive wines, cider, mead and beer of Southwest Virginia. Not only will you get to taste, you’ll get to meet and hear the stories of the wines and their makers. Join us Sat, June 13, 2015 from 1- 5 p.m. at Heartwood in Abingdon, VA.

    Tickets for this family-friendly events can be purchased online or in person at Heartwood. Your Southwest Virginia Wine Festival ticket includes the tastings, a souvenir wine glass, and light hors d’oeuvres. In addition to the tastings, we will have wine-related artisan demos from our ‘Round the Mountain Artisans.


  • XtremeFest of the Blue Ridge

    XtremeFest of the Blue Ridge

    Corner of Main St. and McElroy St., Waynesboro, VA, 22980

    (540) 942-6735

    Climb on the mobile climbing wall, kayak the South River, marvel at the high flying BMX stunt show, register for giveaways, and enjoy great food and fun for the whole family. If you want to take full advantage of this beautiful region’s many adventure sports opportunities or just want to try something new and exciting, then mark XtremeFest of the Blue Ridge on your calendar. There will be plenty of opportunity to participate, try, and buy.

Day 2

  • A Walk For Sunshine in Shenandoah National Park

    A Walk For Sunshine in Shenandoah National Park
    06/13/2015 and additional dates

    Mile 51, Skyline Dr., Luray, VA, 22835

    (877) 847-1919

    Jeff Alt, a talented speaker and award-winning author of A Walk for Sunshine, enjoys sharing his 2,160 mile Appalachian Trail adventures with Shenandoah National Park visitors. Jeff uses humor and adventure in a story telling format. His presentations involve music, slides, and personal narration. Alt, an expert hiker, has been on Discovery and many more. Alt’s new book, Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun, is inspiring families to literally, take a hike. Held in the Great Room at Big Meadows Lodge. Free. 

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