On Monday evenings at 6pm, families are invited to come out to Ridgeview Park and enjoy some quality time together enjoying a variety of free, special entertainment. All performances will be at the Woodland Picnic Shelter with easy access to the playground, pool or a nice walk along the river. 540-942-6600.
“Praise in the Park” are free Gospel Concerts at Gypsy Hill Park Band Stand, on Tuesday nights from 7-9pm. Bring a lawn chair/blanket, the family and sit under the big shade trees. The concerts are typically held rain or shine. There are activities for children. The concession stand offers hotdogs, hamburgers, country ham buns, sides, funnel cakes, ice cream, popcorn, chips and drinks. Let’s Just Praise the Lord with the following bands: West Waynesboro Gospel Group and the Bridge Collective Band on the 2nd, Brian Buchanan and the Brent Rochester Family on the 9th, Just Us Country and Amy Ladd with Friends on the 16th, Westwind Bluegrass and Blue Mountain Sunrise on the 23rd. 549-886-1138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 4, 11, 18, 25–Waynesboro.
Groovin’ at the Greenway is a free event from 6-8pm at Constitution Park, 215 McElroy Street. Bring your lawn chairs or a picnic blanket. The bands will be joined by different food trucks each week. Music by Standing Room Only on the 4th, Sun Dried Opossum on the 11th, Redd Dotz 2 on the 18th and Susie with the Pistols on the 25th. 540-942-6600.
First Fridays Downtown is a free celebration of culture and art held at different venues from 5-8pm. Also music performers, various arts related events and more. 540-432-8935.
Free Fishing Days is when no fishing license of any kind will be required for rod and reel fishing in freshwater or saltwater. Plan some time to take the family fishing and boating or learn to fish and boat. Visit our site at: dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/ or dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/free-fishing-days/.
The Fire Department Annual Truck and Tractor Pull at the Page Valley Fairgrounds. Featuring modified four wheel drive trucks, super stock/pro stock tractors, multi engine modified tractors, east coast diesel pro stock diesel fdw trucks, limited pro stock semi’s. and lots more. Rain date will be on the 7th. Admission fee and under 6 are free. 540-860-8261.
June 6–Stuarts Draft.
17th Annual Sweet Dreams Day is a free family-friendly event located in Stuarts Draft Park at 96 Edgewood Lane, off Route 340 across from DuPont Community Credit Union. Fun activities for kids include contests, a craft tent, rock climbing wall, laser tag and inflatables along with food, entertainment and sporting events for the whole family. Other activities include: live musical entertainment, bingo, local artisans, crafters, businesses and community agencies and delicious festival foods. 540-245-5727.
June 10, 13-14–Fishersville.
Augusta Expoland events: American Red Cross Blood Drive on the 10th. To make an appointment call 1-800-733-2767 or 540-337-2552. Thank you for your donation; And on the 13-14th Augusta Bike Rodeo starting at 9:30am. This event will be fun for the whole family with motorcycle games, a swap meet, entertainment, food trucks, beer garden and more. Camping is available. Admission fee. Call for more information on these events. 540-337-2552.
36th Annual Ray Gordon Memorial Fly-In, from 10am-5pm both days. Large model airplanes are featured at this event. This is a family friendly event. Food and beverages available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair and plan on having a great day. Free admission to spectators. For directions visit: http://vrcfc.org/flying_field.html or call 540-746-8192.
June 12, 18, 26–Shenandoah.
Events: On the 12th, a Classic vehicle cruise-in from 6-9pm at 426 First Street. Enjoy awesome vehicles, hear DJ music and purchase delicious food to support local organizations. A 50/50 ticket sales and free registration of your classic vehicle for a chance to win cash prizes of $50.00 and $100.00, you must be present to win. 540-742-1141. On the 18th, we will have an Outdoor Movie Night at First Street. starting 8:30pm. 540-652-8164. On the 26th, Music in the Park at Big Gem Park, Fourth Street, from 7-9pm. 540-652-8773.
Walk for the Animals will be held at Bluestone Vineyard, 4828 Spring Creek Road, from noon-4pm. This dog-friendly event is Anicira’s largest fundraiser of the year and all proceeds go directly to our lifesaving programs. Besides enjoying a lovely day with dogs, participants will save lives. Funds from our events allow Anicira to pull more dogs from high-risk shelters as well as help more animals receive financial assistance to get the care they need. 540-828-0099.
The Ruritan Bluegrass Concert will be held at Turner Ashby High School from 5:30-9:15pm. Featuring Nothin’ Fancy and the other great bands. Tickets $10.00 advance and $15.00 at the door. For tickets call 540-432-6629 or 540-476-2245.
The Blue Ridge Soap Box Classic will be held on Main Street between Church Street and Race Avenue, downtown starting 7:30am. 540-649-1507.
Food Truck Showdown at Virginia Horse Center from 4:30-8:30pm. Enjoy great food, entertainment and live music until sunset on the hill. All proceeds benefit Samuel’s Supper™, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides short-term financial support to families who have a child facing a life-threatening medical crisis. 540-348-4163.
Join The 116th Foundation and The Stonewall Brigade Museum for Flag Day and the Army’s 245th Birthday Celebration. The Stonewall Brigade Museum at 566 Lee Highway will have an open house, Army birthday cake, special Flag-Day exhibts, refreshments and more. 540-248-0116.
The Frontier Culture Museum will host a Lecture about racial, ethnic and religious conflict at the Dairy Barn Lecture Hall, from 7-8pm. Guest Speaker will be Wilma Dunaway. Admission is free and there will be light snacks. 540-332-7850.
Family Fun Day at the High School Athletics, 269 Gobbler Drive. Join us for an evening of Family Fun starting at 6pm with a vendors fair and a finale of the best fireworks show in the valley at 9:30pm. 540-896-7081.
Mom2Mom Consignment Sale will be held at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. A semi-annual sale helping to put clothes, toys, books, and other child accessories from one mom’s hands to another. 540-583-6262.
June 19–New Market.
Cross Roads Fest will be held at Rebel Park from 6:30-9pm. Who Shot John will be providing a wonderful evening of entertainment. Come on out with the family and enjoy an evening of free music. Food, refreshments and a a beer/wine garden are available for purchase. Bring a blanket or chair. No pets allowed. 540-740-3432.
19th Annual Star City Motor Madness Cruise-in and Car Show. Festivities begin with a cruise along Williamson Road. Each venue will have something different. On the 20th your fun continues after the car show with live music, a food truck and beer garden held in the rail-yard at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. Your admission gives you full access to all of the museum. Bring a chair and relax. Proceeds benifit the Virginia Museum of Transportation. starcitymotormadness.com/events/ or 540-776-5349.
The Inaugural Food Truck Festival will take placed downtown from noon-6pm. This new fun event will feature over 10 food trucks showcasing various foods to appeal to all taste buds and there will be various beer gardens setup throughout. Low Low Chariot and Josh Davidson will be playing at the Ruffner Plaza. Roadducks and Tommy Lepson with the Bad Dawgs will be at the Performing Arts of Luray stage. 540-743-5511 or visit www.lurayfoodfest.com.
The Southern Rock Festival will be held at Shenandoah County Fairgrounds rain or shine. You can enter the venue at noon, the festival is from 1-11pm and you will have wristbands for re-entry. Bring something to sit on. All proceeds go to the Homeless Warriors Charity. 1-888-353-7725.
18th Annual Virginia Wheelin’ Sportsmen’s Hawaiian Luau will be held at the Best Western Plus Waynesboro Inn and Suites Conference Center, 109 Apple Tree Lane, from 5:30-10:30pm. We’ll have raffles, games, auctions (live and silent) and a pile of fine firearms to be given away. VAWS is dedicated to providing exciting outdoor opportunities to all people with disabilities. Tickets are on sale now, so get yours soon because we will sell out fast. 434-249-6154 or events.nwtf.org/460420-2020/tickets.
June 20–Buena Vista.
GraVista is a bike race with two distance options, 30 miles at 4500ft of climbing or 60 miles at 8000ft and a kids race around the park. The races will start and end at Glen Maury Park. Both course options present a lot of elevation and climbing. Come with lots of climbing gear options. You probably will not have fun racing it on a road bike, and I would highly advise against it. The race itself is 10% or less of gravel road. Cyclocross and mountain bikes are the go to for this event. 540-261-7321 or www.ridegravista.com/.
Come to Fort Harrison and learn about trades of the past from our talented and devoted tradesmen and women, from 10am-4pm. Learn how a flintlock musket is fired, flax processing and lots more. There will be hand crafted goods and food for sale. Free admission. 540-879-2280.
Augusta Expoland events: The biggest indoor Yard Sale in Augusta County. Always something for everyone and the Shenandoah Valley Fun Open Horse Show is a Series of fun and educational horse shows for the entire family. All breeds and disciplines are very welcome. For more information call 540-337-2552.
We are very excited to invite the community to our 3rd Annual Fish Fry Float on the river for Father’s Day. It’s a free family event and a great way to celebrate. Food and Drinks are available for purchase. We’ve partnered with the Friends of the North Fork to offer family fun from 11am-4pm in the town park. 540-465-9197.
Music Under the Arbor with Haze and Dacey from 3-5 at Wisteria Farm and Vineyard, 1126 Marksville Road. The Duo skips nimbly from folk-pop to alt-country to roots-rock, creating a homegrown organic sound with upright bass, acoustic guitar, piano, shaker, tambourine, and mouth-horn. We invite you to come out and enjoy a day in the country. Bring a picnic and wander around the farm and vineyard or just sit on our deck, enjoying the wine, music and the surroundings. 540-742-1489.
5th Annual Ride To Fight Suicide will be hosted at Blue Ridge Powersports, 20 Heritage Drive. Also there will be a raffle, slient auction, 50/50, food/drinks and live music featuring Bend Kunkle Band from 11am-3pm. All proceeds benefit American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Mission 22. Registration is 8am and Bikes out 9am. Entry fee is $20.00 per bike and $5.00 for your passenger. For more information call 540-849-6209 or mission22.com/events/2020/6/20/ride-to-fight-suicide.
June 21–Stuarts Drafts.
Rides and Rods Cruise In will be held at DAP’S, 3278 Stuarts Draft Highway Suite #2. Open to antique cars, hot-rods, jeeps and motorcycles. Registration is free. All are welcome. Cruise In’s start at 4pm and end at 7pm. There will be a drawing for prizes. 540-466-5967.
June 24–Rockingham County.
The Great Community Give is in its third year as a community-wide day of online giving to 100 local nonprofits. Show your love from sunrise to sunset by giving a little and together, we’ll do a lot for the causes we care about. Whether you donate $10.00, $20.00, $100.00 or more, it adds up to an incredible day of support. 540-432-3863 or https://www.greatcommunitygive.org/.
June 26–Shenandoah Nat'l. Park.
National Parks are becoming a refuge for people from city light pollution. Join amateur astronomers as they present a provocative presentation on controlling light pollution as you gaze at the heavenly stars through telescopes. Held select Fridays at the Big Meadows Area (mile 51, inside the Rapidan Camp Gate). Free to all park visitors. A blanket, chair, and flashlight are recommended. Presentation is cancelled if there is inclement weather. Call 540-999-2222 the day of the event to check on its status.
Join the town for musical entertainment in the Square, 174 East King Street, next to the Town Hall. Our goal is to have a free, family-friendly event for everyone to enjoy. The Fire Department will be offering food or bring your own food. This event is rain or shine. Rain location is Box Office Brewery and there will be signs listed that day in the square if it is moved indoors. We are pet friendly. 540-465-9197.
Vintage Woodstock Festival from 6-10pm. Enjoy music, dancing, food vendors, a wine/beer garden, activities for all ages, and more. Also taking place with the festival is the Shenandoah Valley ArtFest beginning at 2pm. You can browse through art by local artists and beyond. Free Admission. 540-459-3621.