May in Virginia is a time for family and outdoor fun.
Virginia is for Lovers

May In Virginia


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Wine Festival at Veritas

Festivals and Events in May

There are so many festivals to look forward to each year in Virginia, especially ones taking place on gorgeous and sunny spring days. This month, Dominion RiverRock in Richmond is a favorite for outdoor lovers, the Virginia Gold Cup draws thousands to Fauquier’s horse country, and wine festivals in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and at George Washington’s Mount Vernon are crowd and palate pleasers.

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Wine and Berry Festival

Wine and Berry Festival in Stafford

Join us at Embrey Mill on May 11 for an afternoon of food, fun and local wine and spirits from Stafford’s local wineries and distillery. Learn more about the wineries and distillery on the Grapes and Grains Trail. Check out all Stafford’s spring events here.

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New River Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

On The Water Adventures

Virginia’s lakes, rivers and coastal shores start warming up toward the end of May, making them the perfect temperature for cooling off at the beach, jumping in post-paddling adventure, or immersing during an waterman tour. Share an adventure on the water this season with the ones you love.

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National D-Day Memorial in Bedford

Memorial Day Events

Memorial Day Weekend is always something to look forward to. Check out events in Virginia honoring those that served our country.
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Pippin Hill

Mother's Day

How will you celebrate your mom this Mother’s Day? Take her on a food tour, treat her to a spa day, or find a special event happening on her day in May.
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LOVEwork in Culpeper


We’re sharing the LOVE with more than 130 LOVEworks and counting across the state! Get directions with our new map feature.
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Food in Chesapeake

Visit Chesapeake This Spring

Food trucks. Farmer's Markets. Fresh Seafood. Taste the local flavor and discover the great outdoors at its best in Chesapeake.

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2019 Virginia Travel Guide

Order your 2019 Virginia Travel Guide

A vacation in Virginia is all about doing the things you love with those you love most – and discovering for yourself why Virginia is for Lovers. The 2019 Virginia Travel Guide is a great place to begin your discovery.

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