Listing information subject to change. Call to confirm date and time.
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29–Waynesboro.
Rock n’ Ridgeview at Ridgeview Park starting 6pm. Grab a bite at the food truck, then lay a blanket on the hill and enjoy the music. Music lineup: Little Walter and the Convictions on the 1st; Sun-Dried Opossum on the 8th; Jeremy Michael on the 15th: Bryan Elijah Smith and the Wild Hearts on the 22nd; Hard Swimmin’ Fish on the 29th. 540-942-6735.
The Town of Grottoes presents a night of fun for the entire family along 6th Street between Dogwood and Cherry Avenue. The street will be blocked and we will have a “Street Dance”. The “Deuce’s Wild” band will be playing Southern Rock/Country music along with special guest Tim Nicely who will play a variety of music before the full band gets started. The music will begin at 6pm and last until 10pm. There will be free pony rides, free barrel train rides, and a free moon bounce for the kids. Concessions will be available from the Grottoes Volunteer Fire Department. Parking is available at and behind the Grottoes Town Hall located at 601 Dogwood Avenue. You will not want to miss this evening of spending time with old friends or meeting new ones. Come enjoy the music, have some food, and lots of fun. Let’s kick off the summer season with an old fashioned Street Dance. 540-249-5896.
28th Annual Massanutten Antique Tractor and Gasoline Engine Club Show at the Volunteer Fire Department, 763 Conicville Road. Featuring display of tractors/equipment/engines, handcrafted blacksmith items, crafts, flea market and children’s fair. Antique tractor pull at 2pm. On the 4th there will be a non-denomational church service at 8am. 540-233-2744.
19th Annual Lebanese Festival at St. Elias Maronite Catholic Church, 4730 Cove Road. N.W., rain or shine. Featuring Lebanese food/live music/folk dancers in full costume and lots more. Admission and parking are free with a moderate charge for food and children’s activities.
8th Annual “Art for Arf” sponsored by the Nelson Gallery, 27 West Washington Street. Animal lovers young and old are invited to participate by creating artwork or just come and enjoy the show. A benefit for the Rockbridge SPCA. A 50% or 100% commission of each work sold will be donated to the Rockbridge SPCA. Call for more information 540-463-5123.
Gardenfest at Belle Grove Plantation has something for everyone. Highlights include a plant sale, demonstrations, educational displays, children’s activites, plant vendors, and much more. 540-869-2028.
The Fire Deptartment’s Annual East Coast/Lucas Oil Truck/Tractor Pull at the Page Valley Fairgrounds. Pull will start at 4pm, (rain date will be on the 4th at 2pm). If the first gate is locked, go to the next entrance. 540-742-9229.
Families are invited to come out to Ridgeview Park to enjoy a variety of free entertainment. All performances will be at the Woodland Picnic Shelter starting at 6pm. Featuring Crickett a Juggler and Comedian on the 5th; Jeff Scott a ventriloquist, humorist on the 12th; Wildlife Center of Virginia on the 19th; Flabbergast the Wizard on the 26th. Easy access to the playground, pool, or a nice walk along the river. 540-942-6735.
June 8, 15, 22, 29–Winchester.
Family Movie Night on the lawn of the 1840 Frederick County Courthouse at the Loudoun Street Mall that is free to attend. Watch a movie on a gigantic movie screen. Featuring the Secret Life of Pets on the 8th; Sing on the 15th; the BFG on the 22nd; the Angry Birds Movie on the 29th. Bring a blanket or chairs. Food vendors and movies start around 8:30pm, except in extreme weather. 540-535-3661.
Virginia Cheese Festival presents a farm to table event at the Smithfield Plantation, 1000 Smithfield Plantation Road, starting 6:30pm. email@example.com or 540-443-2008.
June 9–New Market.
3rd Annual Summer Music Series: Cross Roads Fest will be held at Rebel Park, 9186 John Sevier Road. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy an evening of music by the Everyday People. Also there will be food and brews. Free admission. 540-740-3432 or www.newmarketvirginia.com/.
Bring your lawn chair and blanket and enjoy local food vendors along with live entertainment from regional bands at W.O. Riley Park lawn and stage area. Music by the Instigators from 7-9pm. Free admission. 540-459-3621.
Shenandoah Pattern Classic at the Flying Field. Modelers from all over the Mid-Atlantic region come to test their skills against each other flying prescribed maneuver sequences. This is a family friendly event with free admission to spectators. Food and beverages available for purchase on Site. Located on Route 11 south near entrance to Rockingham County Fairgrounds. For information call 540-908-8256.
Augusta Expoland events: Skyline Kennel Club Dog Show on the 9th-11th; IPRA Professional Rodeo, kid friendly events and contests on the 23rd-24th; 30th Annual Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show 23rd-25th; Monthly Yard Sale on the 24th. 540-337-2557.
XtremeFest at Ridgeview Park. Mountain bike stunt show, frisbee show, kayaks, climbings wall, air bungee, water slide, bounce house, boot camp challenge and more. 540-942-6735.
Enjoy a kitty petting zoo with Humanitarians of Pet Education (H.O.P.E.), a local based non-profit cat rescue group. The kittens will be “free range” today so you can have fun playing and cuddling with them. The cats and kittens are both adorable and adoptable. Help us “socialize” them to human touch so they can quickly find their furr-ever home. Harmony Moon, 13 S. New Street, will donate 10% to H.O.P.E from all purchases. 540-885-1368.
Lee Warren Queen City Century Bike Ride featuring scenic Shenandoah Valley roads. Starting ride at Sunspots Pavilion in downtown Staunton at 7:30am. All proceeds benefit Renewing Homes of Greater Augusta. 540-248-0700 or Register online at www.bikereg.com/2017LWQCC.
8th Annual Jeep JAM from 10am-5pm at Rockingham County Fairgrounds, rain or shine. Featuring obstacle courses, vendors, swap meet, kids events, food and more. 540-433-1600 or www.jeepjamva.com.
Virginia Herb Festival at Sunflower Cottage, 150 Ridgemont Road, from 10am-5pm. Featuring a variety of vendors, door prizes, food, beer and more. Admission is $5.00 for both days, children 12 and under are free. Pets are welcome. 540-869-8482.
The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people. The festival takes place on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University. The Festival Orchestra, with its fine professional musicians from all over the country, produces vibrant performances. The quality of the performances is first-rate 540-432-4367.
11th Annual Friends of Valley Charities Golf Tournament at Lakeview Golf Course. Registration and breakfast at 8am. The Captain’s Choice tournament benefits the Ralph L. Sampson Sr. Hope Fund at the RMH Foundation for cancer patients. Cost: $85 per player ($80 if paid by 6/1/2017). Sponsorships, in honor/memory ribbons and auction items available. www.fvconline.org/golf-2017/ or call 540-246-8174.
June 12, 19, 26–Staunton.
The Stonewall Brigade Band will be playing at Gypsy Hill Park. The band is continuous since 1855 and is the oldest-continuous community concert band in the nation. Concerts include marches, serious concert music, broadway musical medleys, small ensemble features and light concert favorites. The concerts except July 3 are held in the Stonewall Brigade Bandstand in beautiful Gypsy Hill Park, an ongoing series that started in the late 19th century. Some permanent seating is provided but lawn chairs/blankets are suggested. Concessions are available. Concerts are held rain or shine and are only canceled in event of severe electrical storms or park flooding. Admission is free. 540-294-9791.
June 14, 28–Harrisonburg.
Fundfest is our charitable summer concert series where the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA teams up with local charities to provide a great time and raise money for great causes. At the gate $2.00 gets you in for a family-friendly evening. Live music, dancing and food/beverage vendors, in the grassy park across from the Daily News Record. The Goodson Band on the 14th and the Everyday People on the 28th. 540-434-5270.
June 15-17–Buena Vista.
Annual Maury River Fiddlers’ Convention at Glen Maury Park starting at noon. A competition for old time and bluegrass bands. Admission fee and camping is additional. 540-261-7321.
Relay for Life of Winchester/Frederick County is holding their annual walk. Join us for a night of fun as we fight back against cancer. Free Admission, live entertainment and food – and many great events for survivors, caregivers, and rememberance of those lost to cancer. Relay begins at 6pm. More information, call 540-451-0211.
Vintage Woodstock Festival with dancing in the streets, food, arts/crafts, wine/beer garden, children’s activities and fun for the entire family. Music from The Hackens Boys. Free Admission. For more information call 540-459-3621.
Walk With A Doc program is free and each walk is led by a local physician and begins with a brief medical note about the benefit of walking. Participants receive a free t-shirt and a free pedometer to track their steps each day. Meet at the Dominion Shelter 8:30am to walk along the Greenway Trail with a local physician. Death from heart disease can be reduced by 34% by walking only two hours a week. 540-932-4000.
Join us from 11am-6pm at Ralph Sampson Park to help us celebrate our 24th Annual Harrisonburg-Rockingham African-American Festival. Enjoy a day of entertainment, fellowship, family fun, crafts, art, music, food, exhibitors and more. 540-395-3378.
33rd Annual Ray Gordon Memorial Jumbo Fly-In located on Route 11 south near entrance to Rockingham County Fairgrounds. Large model airplanes are featured at this event. Modelers from all over the Mid-Atlantic region come to fly and share their enthusiasm for big model airplanes. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to attend. Free admission for spectators. A concession stand will be serving grilled hamburgers, ice-cold drinks, chips, etc. Bring a lawn chair and plan on having a great day. 540-746-1892.
16th Annual Star City Motor Madness Cruise-in and Car Show is a celebration of America’s passion for the automobile and the love of cruising. Festivities begin with a cruise along Williamson Road. Each venue will have something different. Also meet Will Lockwood as seen on the tv show Bitchin’ Rides. For spectators all activities are free. Proceeds benefit the Virginia Museum of Transportation. 540-776-5349.
6th Annual Covington Cork and Pork Festival BBQ competition is a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event held downtown. While the barbeque will stand front and center as the center-piece of this festival, there will be a variety of vendors and children activities. 540-962-2020.
4th Annual River and Roots Festival at Watermelon Park, 3322 Lockes Mill Road. Friends of the Shenandoah will be the recipients of the River and Roots award. Admission fee, kids 12 and under are free. Camping during event is free. River and Roots Festival is a family-friendly music festival created by Shepherds Ford Productions that is located on the Shenandoah River just outside of Berryville. Festivities include concerts, dances, workshops, band and pickin’ contests, kid’s activities, open jams, food and craft vendors and more. 540-955-1621.
International Harvester Collector’s Club of Virginia, Chapter #41 present the 7th Annual Summer Show at Rockingham County Fair Grounds. IH tractors, trucks, equipment and memorabilia from VA and other states gather for a great summer event. 540-476-2950 or 540-246-5726.
Join the Town of Shenandoah at the Shenandoah Ball Park for a showing of The Secret Life of Pets on a 26' screen. Gates will open at 7pm with a resource fair from our sponsors from 7-9pm. The movie will begin at 9pm. This event is free and open to the public and there will be 1 free popcorn and drink per person with additional food available for purchase. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the outdoor movie with us. Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 540-743-3915.
Fort Harrison presents our Annual Colonial Trades Fair from 10am-4 pm on Main Street. Learn how the settlers of the Valley depended on skilled artisans to survive on the frontier. Trades to be demonstrated are blacksmithing, pottery making, weaving/spinning, engraving/woodworking, basket/broom making, flintknapping and hearth cooking and more. Sample smoked trout and cheese. Educational event is free to the public. Some tradespeople will also offer their goods for sale. www.fortharrisonva.org or 540-879-2280.
Join the Frontier Culture Museum for the 9th Annual Wine and Jazz Festival from 1-7pm. Featuring wines from the Shenandoah Valley, food, entertainment and craft vendors. Your ticket includes admission to the Museum and a souvenir wine glass. Must be 21 and present a valid ID at the gate in order to sample alcoholic beverages. Children 5 and under free. 540-332-7850.
Page Valley Cycling is pleased to announce that the Shenandoah Time Trial has been selected as a championship event for the Virginia Cycling Association racing season. This event will also have a special feature for wounded warriors who compete on specially made bicycles suited to their abilities. Contact Chris Gould at 202-365-0186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
June 28-July 9–Salem.
The Salem Fair will be held at the Civic Center. This agricultural fair offers high quality exhibits, products, competitions, educational opportunities, and the exciting range of entertainment such as concerts, arena events and more. Admission and parking are free for this event. No pets are allowed. 540-375-3004.