Special Fundraiser Raffle for a chance to own the 116th Infantry Regiment and 29th Division one-of-a-kind custom made commemorative knife illustrating our long history and incredible legacy. Currently on display in the Stonewall Brigade Museum, 566 Lee Highway. Winner will be drawn on the 13th of November during the 54th Annual 116th Infantry Regiment Muster. You do not need to be present to win. For commemorative knife raffle tickets call 540-248-0116 or online at https://116thfoundation.org/fundraiser/.
It’s time! After a very long COVID pause, we are ready to dance. The Blue Ridge Studio for the Performing Arts will perform “At Last We Dance”. As a special thank you to the community for supporting us for 30 years, there is FREE admission for all 4 performances. Please join us as we celebrate our return to the stage. Main Stage at Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds, 890 West Main Street. 540-955-3755 or https://clarkecountyfair.org/.
June 3, 10, 17, 24–Waynesboro.
Head on over to the South River Greenway at Constitution Park (downtown) for a fun, free music concert from 6-8pm every Thursday evening. Food trucks and children’s activities will also be available, so bring the whole family. For complete lineup visit www.waynesboro.va.us/251/Groovin-at-the-Greenway or 540-942-6512.
Join us for Movie Night sponsored by Blue Ridge Bank and the Town of Shenandoah at 8:30pm, on lot next to 442 First Street. “Land Before Time” will be showing. Bring your own lawn chair. Rain date June 25th. Call 540-652-8164 or visit online at www.townofshenandoah.com.
Make plans to take advantage of “Free Fishing Days”, where you can wet a line without having to purchase a fishing license. Whether its stripers on the coast, trout in the mountains, or anything in between, it is time to experience the fun of fishing. 804-367-1000.
June 4, 18–Staunton.
Family Flix Series Movies will be family oriented and held at the Gypsy Hill Park bandstand. Bring your own food/drink, no concessions available this year. Social distancing between groups is expected. “Toy Story” on the 4th and “Jumanji : The Next Leve” on the 18th. All movies start at dusk between 8:30pm and 9:15pm. Weather cancellation line is 540-332-3947.
Virginia Horse Center events: 4-6 VA Barrell Classic and Old Dominion Region Pony Club Dressage Rally; 8-9 House Mountain Horse Show; 11-12 Samuel Supper; 17-19 Blue Ridge Arabian Classic; 22-26 Shenandoah Classic Horse Show; 29-J4 Cowboy Mounted Shooting. Visit http://horsecenter.org/ or call 540-463-2194.
The Town of Dayton will be hosting the Annual Redbud Arts and Crafts Festival on College Street from 10am-4pm. The festival will include local arts/crafts vendors, live music, sales from downtown merchants, duck races, children’s activities, and horse-drawn carriage rides. 540-879-2241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gardenfest is a great family event that is held at Belle Grove Plantation from 8am-3pm. Highlights include a plant sale, demonstrations, raffle items, rummage sale, vendors, children’s activites and much more. 540-869-2028 or 540-665-5699.
Join Red Newt Bikes for a Bikepacking event starting at Red Newt Bikes, 314 S. Main Street and finish at Glen Maury Park. The ride is mostly on rail trails, it’s a wide, flat, mulch, packed dirt and gravel surfaced trail. There will be short sections on paved roads. For more details call 540-463-7969.
The Salem Gun and Knife Show will be held at the Civic Center from 9am-5pm. A concealed carry class will be held each day from 11am-2:30pm for a $4.00 fee. Register a half-hour early on the day of event. Admission is $9.00 for an adult, children under 12 with a paying adult are free. Saturday admission good for both days. NO loaded firearms, NO exceptions. For more information, call 540-552-9458 or visit www.cegunshows.com.
Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club Dog Show, Augusta Expo, 8am-6pm. Dogs from all over the South and Mid Atlantic compete for Best in Show. Free admission. For information call 540-337-2552.
Town of Shenandoah Cruz-In on First Street, 6pm to 9pm, brought to you by the Shenandoah Heritage Center and sponsored by JR’s Tire Service. All makes/models/years welcome. There are no registration fees. Rain date June 18th. 540-652-8164, www.townofshenandoah.com.
June 11–New Market.
The Town of New Market presents its 7th Annual Summer Music Series: Cross Roads Fest. This event will be held at Rebel Park, 9186 John Sevier Road, from 6:30-9pm. Food and drink available for purchase. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy an evening of music, by the “Thieves of Burden”. Admission is free. 540-740-3850.
ROCS (Riley Outdoor Concert Series) will be held at the W. O. Riley Park Event Lawn and Stage area. Live music by the Seven Bends Band. Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Blues, Funk, Jam, and Outlaw Country. Bring your lawn chair and blanket and enjoy dinner from local food vendors along with live entertainment from regional bands. Food for purchase beginning at 6pm, music from 7-9pm. Free Admission. 540-459-3621.
The Taste of the Valley, Wine, Spirits, and Food Festival will be held at the Page Valley Agricultural & Industrial Fair, 15 Fairlane Drive, from 11am-4pm. The goal of the festival is to showcase local wines, spirits and food trucks. General admission for 21 and older is $20.00 each in advance ($30.00 day of the event). Designated driver 16 and over ticket is $5.00 and the designated driver will receive a designated driver armband. Children 15 and younger, are free. All General Admission ticket sales will receive an official “A Taste of the Valley” wine glass and four free vendor tickets. Additional vendor tickets will be available for purchase on site. email@example.com or 540743-3915.
June 12–Natural bridge.
Be sure to stop by the Pavilion at the Natural Bridge State Park, 6477 South Lee Highway, from 10am-1pm, where local artists featured in our Artisan Center demonstrate their talents for all visitors to see. Our featured artist, Ron Navroski, is known for his ability to make feathers his canvas. His award-winning paintings are showcased throughout the United States. Stop by and take a look at his magnificent artwork on your way to see the Natural Bridge. NaturalBridge@dcr.virginia.gov or 540-291-1326.
June 13–Stuarts Draft.
Rides and Rods Cruise-In will be held at Daps Ice Cream Burgers & Fries, 3278 Stuarts Draft Highway, Suite #2, from 4-7pm. There will be classic cars, trucks, show cars, Jeeps and motorcycles. Also door prizes, food and fun. All are welcome to attend, no registration fee required. For more information visit: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-466-5967.
The 29th Annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival returns virtually for audience and musician safety with meaningful, world-class programming. This summer’s musical programming reflects “the year that was” – a pandemic that reopened wounds in this country badly in need of healing and a year in which performing artists’ livelihoods have collapsed. We look to this summer with a glimmer of hope through music. The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a program of Eastern Mennonite University. All events will be livestreamed from Eastern Mennonite University’s Lehman Auditorium. To view the event visit us at www.svbachfestival.org/upcoming-events or call 540-432-4652.
Who wants to have some fun? Join the Explorers Club for a variety of fun experiences, visiting exciting sites or having a great outdoor adventure. For children 5 and under. Let your child become a young adventurer with monthly journeys to new locations and having new experiences. The Explorers Club will have planned trips from June thru November. Parents must remain present on all adventures. Trips are held from 10am-noon on third Friday of the month. Use activity #K8021-14 to register. Price: $10.00 for season. Join anytime. 540-332-3814.
The Shenandoah Valley ArtFest will be hosted alongside the Town’s long-standing, “Annual Vintage Woodstock Festival”, that brings the community together for viewing art, dancing in the street, participating in games for adults/children, wine/beer and food trucks for all to enjoy. Music by Bill Vaughan and Friends from 2-4 pm. 540-459-3621.
Swim Fest at Lake Arrowhead, 725 Lake Arrowhead Road, from 8am-noon. We are excited that races are again in a live “in-person” format. We are with optimism of producing our traditional events using the health safety success of our 2020 live races. This swim competition features a fun and competitive open water swimming opportunity. Come swim and play in Luray. For information call 540-743-3915 or to register and more details visit www.luraytriathlon.com/swim-fest-luray/.
North Mountain Outfitter, will host a “Prime Rib Ride”. This ride/dinner is one of our premier back country rides where we will ride in with horses to include pack-horse packed with all fixings for dinner. The ride will be about five miles in and out, starting at 8:30am with us returning back to the ranch about 6pm. The surroundings, atmosphere, and adventure in itself, is what this is all about. Call 540-886-7768 or www.northmtnoutfitter.com/.
3rd Annual Fish Fry Float for Father’s Day, at the Town Park, 295 Park Road, from 11am-4pm. It’s a free family event and a great way to celebrate. Food/drinks for purchase. There will be kid’s fishing games with prizes, free Kayak/Tube Trip/Shuttle. facebook.com/events/462923884767310/ or 540-465-9197.
We are working hard to make 2021 Star City Motor Madness happen the way you have always enjoyed it. On Friday, Cruise-In from 6-10pm, on Williamson Road. Then on Saturday the CarR Show Downtown Roanoke from 10am-4pm. After-Party at the VA Museum of Transportation from 5:30-10pm. For spectators all activities are free. Proceeds will go the Virginia Museum of Transportation Automotive Gallery which is famous for its diverse collection of America’s transportation history with an impressive collection of railroad “rolling stock” including the famous Norfolk and Western J611 streamlined steam locomotive. Call 540-776-5353 or www.starcitymotormadness.com/.
June 26–New Market.
Come to the New Market Community Park to enjoy a FREE movie in the park with family and friends. For your viewing comfort, we encourage you to bring chairs and/or blankets. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks (no alcoholic beverages allowed). The movie “Grease” will begin at sundown. Sponsored by Shenandoah Place Assisted Living. Call 540-740-3850 or email@example.com.
Caving is a great for first-timers and younger cavers. This involves horizontal movement such as walking, stooping, and crawling. On all our caving trips, we learn basic caving safety, underground navigation. Call for information. 540-332-3814.