Looking to kick off the spring season with an official event? There are plenty of spring festivals happening throughout the Commonwealth that bring together your favorite seasonal interests, from new Virginia wine releases and fresh, locally-grown cuisine to outdoor activities and live concerts featuring some of the biggest names in music.
Featured Spring Festivals
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
When & Where: April 24—May 3, 2020 in Winchester & Frederick County
The 93rd annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival includes more than forty events, concerts, dances, parades, and carnivals that celebrate the advent of spring and the blossoming apple trees found throughout Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.
The Virginia Arts Festival
When & Where: April—May in various Coastal Virginia cities
Named the Top Event in the United States by the American Bus Association in 2016, The Virginia Arts Festival brings the world’s greatest artists to performance venues throughout the Coastal Virginia area. The biggest event of the festival, the Virginia International Tattoo, is held from April 30—May 3, 2020 at Norfolk’s Scope Arena, and is the largest spectacle of music and military performances in the United States, featuring over 1,000 performers from eight different countries.
Dominion Energy Riverrock
When & Where: May 15—17, 2020 in Richmond
The nation's largest outdoor sports and music festival is Dominion Energy Riverrock, a three-day riverside experience in an urban setting with great food, craft beer and wine nearby.
The Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour
When & Where: May 15—17, 2020 at George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Celebrate Virginia’s rich wine history at George Washington’s Mount Vernon during the The Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour, where you can bring a blanket and relax on the estate’s east lawn, which overlooks the scenic Potomac River, while sampling Virginia wines and enjoying live music performances. The property offers special tours during the festival that let you see Washington’s wine cellars and learn about the successes and failures of our Founding Father’s endeavors with wine.
When & Where: June 12—13, 2020 in Galax
Dedicated to the memory of Galax resident Houston Kyle Caldwell, HoustonFest is a music festival that brings together over 30 bluegrass and oldtime mountain music bands and performers at Felts Park in Galax.