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Some events may be postponed or canceled. Contact the event host for updates.

April 1-30–Waynesboro.
The Wayne Theatre presents: The "Caine Mutiny" (1954 Film) on the 1st, Susan Werner on the 5th, "Apollo 13" (1995 Film) on the 8th, Jim Witter-the Piano Men on the12th, Ciaran Sheehan-Carouse in Concert on the 14th, "Laura" (1940 Film) on the 15th, Six String Army Soldier Band on the 18th, Studio Wayne Improvisators "Improv Show" on the19th, Dolly Parton's "9 to 5", The Musical (Live Performances) on the 26th, "Milagro Beanfield War" (1988 Film) on the 29th, "Artrageous" (Live performance) on the 30th. More details at or call 540-943-9999.

April 1-30–Harrisonburg.
Registration is open for X2 Comedy Classes at Explore Museum, 150 S. Main Street where the BIG kids can play too. Registration is available online at Classes start May 1 and meet weekly on Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm with Showcase on June 1. Learn the basics of stand up and joke writing in these interactive fun workshops! You'll develop a 5-minute set in this 4-week course and perform it in the student graduation showcase. Tune into your unique funny bone to find your authentic comedic voice. Learn skills to be funnier at social gatherings, storytelling, speaking engagements, writing and more. If you like comedy or just want to be funnier then this is the class for you. To get more information and registrar visit the Classes Tab at Questions call Dawn 540-560-3356 or email

April 5-7, 12-14–Swoope.
Need a break from the norm, unwind, meet new people, or just spend a couple of days trying something new? Then cowgirl weekend is for you. Let North Mountain Outfitter, 709 North Mountain Road, take care of you making memories you will never forget. Don’t need experience or anything special but the love of the outdoors, mountains, and want to have fun. We will take care of you building confidence and the love of the horse. This weekend is devoted to you and seeing that you have a great time. Price is $550.00 per person paid upon reservation. Don’t miss this great fun weekend. or 540-886-7768.

April 6–Dayton.
Annual “Redbud Arts and Crafts Festival” will be held on College Street in the downtown area, from 10am-4pm. Festivities include: 100+ handmade arts, crafts, food vendors, free redbud sapling giveaway, horse drawn carriage rides, live music, a beer garden, antique car cruise-in and more. Also the Annual Ducky Races at Cook’s Creek Park starting 1pm. Duckies are $5.00 each, cash only. There will be three races, with prizes for each. Visit our website for more information at or 540-879-2241.

April 6–Strasburg.
5th Annual “Vintage in the Valley Festival" at various places. There will be vendors of vintage goods, antiques, handmade crafts and artisans of all creative walks of life. There will be a fashion show, vintage car show and so much more. Also don’t miss out of the best coffee at Nancy’s Coffee Shop, next door to Box Office Brewery. Visit online at or 540-465-9197.

April 6–Staunton.
Join the Frontier Culture Museum for our “Fiber Festival”, from 9am-5pm. We will have fiber artist, demonstrators, a variety of vendors, shepherds  and more. Also Museum staff will also share activities focusing on fiber arts all across the Museum. For more information call 540-332-7850 or visit

April 6–Clear Brook.
The Renegade Monster Truck Tour will be held at the Stonewall Ruritan Grounds, rain or shine. The event features over two hours of pure excitement for all ages and food concession stands on site for the entirety of the event. Also there will be Monster Truck Rides and Track Party Experience two hours prior to the beginning of the event for a separate fee. Details online at or 540-667-0740.

April 6-7–Fishersville.
Showmasters Gun Show will be held at the Augusta Expo Center. Items that can be found include, but are not limited to a variety of guns, antique firearms, knives, ammo, militaria, accessories, holsters and swords. Admission fee $10.00 and children under 12 are free. 540-951-2344 or

April 11–Winchester.
Join us at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst Street, for our “Free”, “Memories at the MSV: Spring Has Sprung” event, from 10-11am. This event is designed especially for individual visitors with memory loss and their care partners, During this session, participants will join museum educators for an exploration of the theme of spring in the MSV galleries, then create an artwork to take home. Register by the 10th; call 540-662-1473, ext. 226.

April l2–Harrisonburg.
Make plans for an evening of non-stop laughs, as the X2 Comedy series returns to Court Square Theater for a "Spring Into Laughter extravaganza". Featuring five talented comedians offering a blend of upbeat energy and sarcastic wit designed to keep you entertained. For more details call 540-433-9189 or online at

April 12-13–Fincastle.
Join Camp Bethel, 328 Bethel Road for fun stories, music, food and springtime beauty, all to raise funds for Camp Bethel. Available food during the festival includes salads, chili (beef and vegetarian), pizza by the slice, snacks, drinks and more. You can also bring your own food, drinks and snacks. 540-992-2940  or, for more details.

April 13–Luray.
The 20th Annual “Youth Trout Derby” is a free event for ages 2-15, starting at 7am. Youth Anglers will be required to check-in/register prior to beginning fishing. Fishing will take place from 7am to noon. Lunch, door prizes and visiting with vendors will take place from noon-1pm, each youth angler will be provided with one meal ticket and a goody bag containing snacks and more upon checking in/registering. or 540-743-3915.

April 13–Shenandoah.
Author Warren Pence who wrote “My River My Stories” will be at the Museum and Welcome Center at 2pm to talk about his humorous adventures during his childhood. Pence is an avid outdoorsman, exceptional wood carver, song writer, and now can add author to his list of accomplishments. After reading his nostalgic stories, you will be sure to have a smile on your face. You will not want to miss meeting this author. of or call 540-652-8773.

April 13–Lexington.
The 16th Annual "Rockbridge Bull and Oyster Fest", is a benefit for the Rockbridge Area Health Center, that is held  at the Virginia Horse Center, 487 Maury River Road, rain or shine. This event will feature BBQ, oysters, live music , games, fun, and more in a tented, outdoor venue from 1-5pm. For tickets: or 540-464-8700.

April 15–Staunton.
The Library Talk:"Taxed by Energy Costs? Save $ & Reduce Pollution with the IRA" from 6:30pm at the Staunton Public Library, 1 Churchville Ave. Shenandoah Green sponsors this presentation about how the federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), as well as state legislation, can save homeowners, businesses, government and nonprofits thousand$ on heating and cooling systems, electric vehicles, insulation, wood stoves, water heaters, solar panels and more. Contact through our Facebook (earthdaystaunton) or email

April 19-21–Waynesboro.
Join America’s most celebrated living artist, P. Buckley Moss at the Barn Show and Gallery Open House, at 329 West Main Street. A new print will be released. All artwork purchased from the gallery during this weekend can be signed and personalized. In addition, you may also bring up to two previously purchased Moss prints or paintings to the Barn for personalization. Call 540-949-6473 for more information.

April 20–Broadway.  
Get ready for Earth Day and come trade your seeds with others at the “Seed Exchange” in the Village Library, 175 North Main Street, from 11am-noon. 540-434-4475 ext.7.

April 20–Stanley.
Join the town for our "Spring Festival" at Ed Good Memorial Park, 332 East Main Street, from 10am-3pm. Come out to do some shopping amongst the variety of vendors and crafters. Bring a chair to relax in, while the children play on the bounce houses and you can listen to music by "Kevin Johnson" and "Augusta Blue" Band, from 11am-2pm. 540-778-3454.

April 20–Berryville.
Join us at the Chet Hobert Park and the Clarke County Recreation Center building, for our “Spring Craft Show” from 9am-4pm. Featuring arts, crafts, jewelry, baked goods, body/hair care products and more. Admission is free. 540-955-5147.

April 20–Winchester.
The “Girls on the Run” will host the “Spring Season Celebratory 5K” at the Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School, 134 Rosa Lane starting 9:30am. This culminating experience offers a concrete feeling of achievement to participants of diverse abilities. Crossing the finish line not only fosters confidence through accomplishment but also creates a joyful and memorable moment for all program participants. Each individual in the program is awarded a commemorative medal, symbolizing and celebrating their remarkable achievement. For more details call 540-431-5320 or online at

April 20–Harrisonburg.
Bring your superhero to the Community Activities Center for a fun filled superhero party from 3-5pm. Superhero themed music, games, crafts, inflatable obstacle course and photo opportunity. This is open to children ages 3 to 11 and their adult. There is an event limit of 50 children. $5.00 per child. Parent must accompany child. For additional information call 540-433-2474 or

April 20–Staunton.
Earth Day Staunton 2024 from 11am to 3pm at Gypsy Hill Park Bandstand, 600 Churchville Ave. This year's theme,“STOP the Plastic Tidal Wave!” focuses on the effects of plastics on the planet. Enjoy a family-friendly, fun day for all with wildlife programs by the Wildlife Center of Virginia, a live beehive exhibit, and electric cars on display. Food and drinks will be available for purchase through food trucks. Entrance and activities are free for everyone. More information can be found at or contact us through our Facebook (earthdaystaunton).

April 20–Shenandoah.
“Discovery Hike” 10am to 12pm at Big Gem Park, 736 Fourth Street. Join retired Shenandoah National Park Ranger-Naturalist Mara Meisel on a 1-mile loop to see the flora and fauna along the trail. Wear sturdy shoes and bring binoculars, sunscreen, and bug spray. No pets please. Call for info: 540-652-8773.

April 20-27–Statewide.
Historic Garden Week, provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of springtime color, as well as beautiful houses and historic landmarks. Check with your local Chamber of Commerce for events in your area or 1-804-644-7776 Ext. 21.

April 20-28–National Parks.
Love national parks? There's a holiday for that. Join us for National Park Week, a nine-day celebration of everything "parks". All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone on the 20th. There are also special events during the week to explore. Also discover what the National Park Service does through our programs and partners to preserve natural and cultural heritage and provide recreational opportunities in places across the country—and even the world. 540-999-3500.

April 20-May 5–Winchester.
97th Annual “Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival” will be held at various places. From the 20th-28 a variety of sports, “Disc Golf” tournament competition on the 20th-21st and the “HoneyWay” Apple Blossom Golf Classic on the 26th, Also Cider tasting/Orchard tours on the 20th, Breakfast with Miss Apple Blossom and the “Artisan/Crafter Show” on the 27th, “Fiesta Latina” on the 28th, “Pumps and Pearls” Ladies Party on the 29th, “100th Birthday Celebration” on the 30th. For times and locations: 540-662-3863 or

April 26–Grottoes.
Join us for the 24th running of our  "Signature 5K" race at the historic Grand Caverns Park. The 5K race series offers a flat and fast course and has a twilight start at 6:30pm. The 1-Mile fun run/walk stays in the park along the picturesque trail. Cannot make it? Then you can be a “Proxy Partycipant”, for just $10.00, then you can register for the 5K and just stay at home. We will select another runner to go the distance for you. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of a new "natural" playground at the Grand Caverns Park. or 540-249-5705.

April 26-28–Luray.
“Brews in the Mountains” will be held at the RV Resort, 4253 US Highway 211 West. Sip, savor, and relax with scenic views as you enjoy beverages, compete in the ultimate cornhole tournament, and more. Visit or 540-743-5540.

April 27–Waynesboro.
The “Park to Park” race at 7am will have shuttles that begin at 5:30am and the last shuttle leaves at 6:30am, from Ridgeview Park the (finish line location), to Stuarts Draft Park (start line location at 7am). Runners enjoy fully stocked aid stations and a post-race party at the end. No Race Day Registration. 540-942-6735 or

April 27–Waynesboro.
Year of the “Eastern Screech-Owl” is the theme for “Riverfest” starting at 10am. This free event takes place river-side at Constitution Park South. Activities are canoe rides, nature exhibits, “Fish n’ Fun Rodeo”, “Stream Safari”, children’s art table, face painting, food vendors, music and more. The  day is capped off by the great South River “Duck Race” around 4pm. “Riverfest” is held rain or shine and no pets allowed. 540-942-6735 or

April 27–McGaheysville.
The “Uncorked Laughter Wine Class and Comedy” will be held at the Brix & Columns Vineyards, 1501 Dave Berry Road. This petite event is a more intimate gathering, where you receive a sparkling glass of rose upon arrival, wine tastings of white and red varietals with a wine class taught by the vineyard owners, Stephanie and Steve Pence. Plus the Funny “Womacks” will drink the wine and bring the laughs. It's a fun educational experience with a bit of a speakeasy feel at a winery coupled with stand up comedy. To  get details on this event: e-mail: or

April 27–Harrisonburg.
Embark on a captivating journey through Town with "Witchcraft and Wizardry: Murder by Magic", from noon-11:59pm. This event is perfect for groups of families and friends. Along the way, you’ll hunt for clues, solve perplexing puzzles, and more. For tickets and more information or 540-432-8935.

April 28–Harrisonburg.
Join Three Notch’d Valley Collab House, 241 E. Market Street for their "Pups and Pints" special. Bring your doggo in to our taproom (or enjoy some space out on our patio) and get $2.00 off your drinks. All day. or 540-217-5939.

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