As one of the 8 great small towns of Virginia’s River Realm, Kilmarnock offers the perfect balance of small-town atmosphere and urban amenities. It’s a place with charming, boutique stores and where you can have a personal conversation with the owner.
Beginning in the 18th century as "The Crossroads" and then "Steptoe’s Ordinary", Kilmarnock is filled with shopping, strolling and dining. Downtown Kilmarnock’s pedestrian-friendly, open-air shopping district, also known as the Steptoe’s District, features over 50+ local businesses. Recently voted as Eastern Virginia’s Best Main Street by Virginia Living Magazine readers, Downtown Kilmarnock has a variety of notable independent retailers and restaurants.
Experience “Virginia’s Best Burger” at NN Burger. Enjoy an delicious oyster po-boy at Trip Advisor’s #1 rated restaurant in town Car Wash Café, an all-American diner operating next to an active car wash. Stay at the presidential themed bed and breakfast Kilmarnock Inn known for their signature Bloody Mary.
Grab your family and friends for your next weekend getaway and check out Compass Entertainment Complex. This state-of-the-art complex is the region’s newest entertainment facility that offers the area’s only multi-screen luxury movie theater, plus nine exciting attractions including an arcade, indoor adventure course, climbing walls, go-karts, and miniature golf.
Enjoy a picnic, concert or a festival Kilmarnock Town Centre Park. The park features a splash pad area, the Waterworks, as well as a traditional playground. Even Fido can enjoy some fresh air at Scottie’s Yard Dog Park. You can also relive your childhood and make some new memories at the Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department's summer carnival or our annual Lighted Christmas Parade every December - it's hometown fun!
Kilmarnock is the economic hub of Virginia’s Northern Neck. Whether you’re shopping, strolling our charming downtown, grabbing a meal or enjoying Town Centre Park, Kilmarnock is the place to enjoy small town charm, friendly merchants and a warm welcome!