Calendar of Events
June 1, 15, 29–Harrisonburg.
"FundFest" will be held near the Turner Pavilion and across from the Daily News-Record from 5:30-8pm. Fundfest is an evening of entertainment including live music, beer and food vendors, with proceeds benefiting local nonprofit organizations. from 5:30-8pm. Featuring Justified on the 1st; Glass Betty on the 15th; Little Walter and the Conviction on the 29th. Admission is a $2.00 donation. Alcohol and food are available for purchase, however, outside alcohol, food or pets are not permitted. 540-434-5270.
Summer art exhibition to feature original works by P. Buckley Moss. See a selection of original works that highlight the work and passion of artist and Moss Arts Center namesake P. Buckley Moss during the exhibition “Sowing Seeds.” The exhibition will open with a reception from 6 to 8pm in the Moss Arts Center Grand Lobby, 190 Alumni Mall. Moss will give an artist talk at 6:30pm. The event is free and open to the public. 540-231-1986.
Come Join the Comer-Jones VFW Post 621, 218 Veterans Lane, for the 4th Annual Veterans Bluegrass Festival. Jay Armsworthy will be the festival MC. Featuring Page County Ramblers, Remington Ride, High Ground, Bluegrass Brothers, Solid Rock, Dark Hollow and more (bands subject to change without notice). There will be food for purchase and pets are allowed at campsite or on leashes. For admission fee and campsite information call 540-742-4580, website: www.vfwpost621.org or email@example.com.
June 3–New Market.
2nd Annual Summer Music Series: Cross Roads Fest, held at Rebel Park, 9186 John Sevier Road. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy an evening of music by the Hackens Boys. Also bbq and brews. Free Admission. 540-740-3432.
Summer Arts Festival celebrates 25 years of warm weather fun. The Virginia Tech-Town of Blacskburg Summer Arts Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with a robust lineup of music, movies, theatre, art exhibits, and more. All events are free and family-friendly with plenty of variety to suit all ages. The season begins when the Domino Band opens the festival with its high-energy brand of classic R&B music. Seven other Friday Night Out Concerts will be throughout the summer at 6pm on Henderson Lawn at the corner of Main Street and College Avenue in downtown Blacksburg. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. 540-231-5921.
OASIS Fine Art and Craft, 103 S. Main Street, will host a reception from 5-8pm for the exhibit titled "Metals, Sculpture, Jewelry and Explorations" by artist Ellen Fairchild-Flugel. This free event will include light refreshments and live music. 540-442-8188.
18th Annual Lebanese Festival held at St. Elias Maronite Catholic Church, 4730 Cove Road, N.W. Featuring Lebanese food with live traditional music/folk dances in full costume and a silent auction with items from local businesses. The festival also features an inflated obstacle course, face painting and a cake walk among other activities. www.LebaneseFestival.StEliasChurch.org or 540-562-0012.
June 3-24–Natural Bridge.
The Rockbridge Center, 15 Appledore Lane, “premieres” every Friday at 7pm with beloved animated classics and newer releases from Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks and much more. There is no charge for this event so feel free to come by with your kids and enjoy our selection of family friendly movies. The only thing our guests have to pay for is concessions such as popcorn, candy, drinks, etc. For what is playing call 540-291-2121.
7th 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. This event is to a benefit the Rockbridge SPCA. A 50% or 100% commission, artist’s choice of each work sold will be donated to the Rockbridge SPCA. 540-463-9827.
Bake Sale Fundraiser for Cat's Cradle at Cat's Cradle, 124 S. Main Street from 11:30am-4pm. Enjoy cookies, cakes, cupcakes, vegan and gluten free treats and more for a good cause. All proceeds benefit Cat's Cradle of Shenandoah Valley, Inc. 540-433-1135.
Christ Church 2016 Relay for Life Team's Fried Pork Tenderloin Dinner and Live Auction from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at 211 Central Avenue, Shenandoah, VA. Join us for this delicious dinner and live auction. Mini Live Auction will be held at various times during the evening. Country Fried Pork Tenderloin, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, stewed tomatoes, coleslaw, rolls, fruit and dessert, tea, coffee, and lemonade. $10 adults, $6 children under 12. Children under 3 eat for free. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, call 540-652-6277.
Free Kids Fishing Day for ages 15 and under at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center’s Lake. Highlights are Smokey Bear, Sparking the fire dog, Zoomie the lizard, face painting, prizes and more. A fishing license is not required for kids but adults must have a valid VA freshwater fishing license to fish the lake. Bring your own rods and reels, if you don’t have one then we will loan you one at no charge. Also bring your bait and seating. Registration 8:30am and derby at 9am. A light lunch will be provided to registered participants. 540-910-0078.
June 4–Clifton Forge.
5th Annual Heritage Day Festival from 10am-5pm. Over eighty artisans, dozen of food vendors, music, activities for kids and adults, Scottish games, Civil War presentations. Irish, Scottish, English, African American, Native American, German and Alleghany Mountain cultures will be celebrated. The train show will include story telling and vendors selling all things related to the railroad. Free event. 540-862-5655.
Garden Fest will be held at Belle Grove Plantation, from 8am-3pm. There will be demonstrations, displays, garden/specialty vendors, children’s activities, raffles, food, live music, petting farm and more. Sponsored by Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association. Free event and no pets. 540-869-2028.
7th Annual JeepJAM at the Rockingham County Fairground from10am-5pm, rain or shine. This event is a family oriented event with activities for the kids. Jeep trophy show, obstacle courses, vendors, swap meet, food booths, and more. Admission fee. 540-433-1600.
June 4, 11, 25–Harrisonburg.
OASIS Fine Art and Craft, 103 S. Main Street, will have live demos by our artists from 1-3pm. Featuring Barbara Camph, stained glass on the 4th; Sarah Lock, metalsmithing on the11th; Jewel Hertzler encaustic painting on the 25th. 540-442-8188.
Augusta Expoland events: Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band on the 4th; Skyline Kennel Club Dog Show on the 10th-12th; 4H Horse Show 11th; Monthly Yard Sale on the 18th; Treasures of the Earth Gem and Jewelry Show on the 24th-26th. 540-337-2557.
Family Fiestas Events for families at the Woodland Shelter in Ridgeview Park. Enjoy some free, quality entertainment starting at 6pm. Programs will be presented by special guests including: Applause Unlimited Puppets on the 6th; Kidz Magic on the 13th; Wildlife Center of Virginia on the 20th; Chris Campbell, ventriloquist/music on the 27th. For more information call 540-942-6735.
June 9, 16, 23–Winchester.
Family Movie Night on the lawn of the 1840 Frederick County Courthouse at the Loudoun Street Mall. Watch a movie on a gigantic movie screen. Featuring Inside Out on the 9th; Goosebumps on the 16th; Cinderella on the 23rd. Bring a blanket or chairs. Food vendors and movies start around 8:30pm, except in extreme weather. Free admission. 540-535-3661.
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.
The Virginia Quilt Museum, 301 S. Main Street, is proud to continue the Grandle Lecture Series on Saturday at 10:30, quilt historians Pat and Arlan Christ will speak about the stories behind many of the quilts in their exhibition, “American Pride: Eagles and Stars”. At 1:30, they will present their journey into the history of the “Captain James Andrew Quilt”, a very unique Baltimore Album quilt. The lectures will be held at St. Stephens UCC, 358 S. Main St. An Artists’ Reception at the museum begins at 3:00, where guests can browse the five current exhibitions with the artists and curators. In addition to the Christs’, tour “Along the Spice Route” (art quilts depicting roots of America's discovery), “The Fallen” (a memorial exhibition), “A Ray of Sunshine” (shedding light on the Depression Era), and “Presidential Connections” (Virginians and the Whig Party). This exhibit will continue to show through September 10. Visit the website for ticket pricing www.vaquiltmuseum.org/events-1/2016/6/11/artists-reception-christs. 540 433-3818.
Virginia Cheese Festival at the Hilton Garden Inn from 11am-4pm. Enjoy a day of artisans, cheese tastings, wine/beer pairings, workshops, and more. Just outside of the venue there will be family activities including live music, a farm animal petting area, and regional art. 757-681-4642.
XtremeFest at Ridgeview Park from 10am-3pm. Climb a rock wall, kayak the South River, get a rush of adrenaline on the zip line or the extreme air bungee. Also a variety of food consessions. There is something for the whole family and it’s free. 540-942-6735.
Kids Fun 2 Run & Fun Dash at Ridgeview Park, 9am. Kids Fun Dash (ages 3-5) & 1.5 Mile Fun Run (ages 6-12). Join us for the second annual Kids Mud and Obstacle Race. This is a great place for kids to kick off their summer vacation. Traverse the balance beams, crawl through the mud, and slide to the finish line. All participants will receive a cool t-shirt and medal.
Harrisonburg Dance Cooperative presents their first mainstage dance performance at Court Square Theatre, 41 Court Square at 7pm. Through diverse styles, each piece of original choreography in(un)Moved seeks to understand the joy, loss, conflict, and renewal that accompany both life’s changes and the desire to stay the same. (This show is appropriate for audiences of all ages.) Tickets are $10. For more information: www.hburgdancecoop.org.
Virginia Herb Festival at Sunflower Cottage, 150 Ridgemont Road from 10am-5pm. Enjoy a herb clearence sale, farm brewery and more. Admission is $5.00 for both days and children 12 and under are free. Pets are welcome. 540-869-8482.
June 11-12, 17-18–Harrisonburg.
The Valley R.C. Flying Club presents Shenandoah Pattern Classic on the 11th -12th. Modelers from all over the Mid-Atlantic region come to test their skills against each other flying prescribed maneuver sequences. And on the 17th-18th the 32nd Annual Ray Gordon Memorial Jumbo Fly-In Show. Featuring warbirds, acrobatics, jets and biplanes. These are family friendly events with free admission to spectators. Food and beverages available. Flying Field located about one mile south on US Rt. 11 behind Village Inn. 540-908-8256.
Dooms Volunteer Fire Company will hold their annual carnival at Constitution Park. Open 6-10pm on Tuesday through Thursday, and 6-11pm Friday and Saturday. For more info call 540-943-0679.
“We Are the Ones: Linking Social and Ecological Justice to Design a World for All.” Pandora Thomas is a teacher, writer, designer, and speaker. She works domestically and internationally designing programs and curriculum at the intersection of social and ecological justice, sustainability, permaculture, and youth and women’s leadership. Through stories and multimedia presentations, this interactive talk will inspire you to deepen your commitment to creating a more sustainable and just world for all. This event is co-sponsored by Vine and Fig and the Northeast Neighborhood Association. Thursday, at 6pm, Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center, 620 Simms Ave. Contact Jonathan McRay (firstname.lastname@example.org
) with any questions.
June 16-18–Buena Vista.
Annual Maury River Fiddlers’ Convention at Glen Maury Park starting at noon. A competition for old time and bluegrass bands. Admission is $5.00 daily and camping is additional. 540-261-7321.
June 16, 23, 30–Waynesboro.
Rock n’ Ridgeview at Ridgeview Park. Grab a bite at the food truck, then lay a blanket on the hill and enjoy the music. Music lineup: Little Walter with the Convictions and Delicious Dishe on the 16th; Sun-Dried Opossum and My Takito on the 23rd; The Findells and Cravingz on the 30th. 540-942-6735.
Bryce Resort will host Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce’s 1st Annual Golf Tournament from 1-6pm. Need a reason to have an afternoon off? Join us for a gorgeous walk ruined by following a white ball. Food will be provided buffet style after you finish. Mulligans, 50/50 raffles, and hole-in-one competitions. To register call 540-459-2542.
Cruz In on Historic First Street in the Town of Shenandoah from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Free registration of your cruise in vehicle to be eligible for drawings to win $50 and $100 (must be present to win)! Food available for purchase on site by a local non-profit. 50/50 ticket sales to benefit the historic Stevens Cottage. No fee for spectators or to enter your vehicle. Join us for an evening of fun, see awesome vehicles, hear DJ music, and watch the trains too! For more information call 540-742-1141 or visit www.TownOfShenandoah.com
8th Annual Blue Ridge Bike Fest will be held at the Civic Center. The Blue Ridge Bike Fest is an all makes motorcycle rally in Salem. All bikes, riders, families, friends and fans are welcome. You can count on the miss bikini contest, concerts all weekend, stunt shows and more. Admission fee. 540-206-2414.
Family Fun Day will be held at Augusta Expo from 11am-4pm. There will be pony rides, bouncy houses, food, games and music. Free event. Hosted by the Mission Riders Motorcycle Ministry of VA. 540-294-1825.
Join us from 11am-6pm at Ralph Sampson Park to help celebrate our 23rd Annual Harrisonburg-Rockingham African-American Festival. Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, fellowship, activities, crafts, art, music, food, exhibitors and more. 540-395-3378.
Fort Harrison Colonial Trades Fair from 10am-4pm. Authentic demonstrations of many colonial era trades including spinning and weaving, basket making, cabinetmaking, woodcarving, hearth cooking. Tours of the Daniel Harrison House. Sales of handcrafted items. Free admission and no pets. 540-879-2280.
4th Annual event will be held on the lawn of the Old Courthouse at the Old Town Mall from noon-6pm focusing on craft beer education and exposing participants to the growing popularity and love for great craft beer. Over 40 breweries, live entertainment, our homebrew competition and more. General admission with no tastings is free. 540-409-5252.
Join Jeff Alt at Byrd Visitor Center at Mile 51 on Skyline Drive, as he teams up with Shenandoah National Park Rangers to lead kids and accompanying adults on a short hike loaded with hands-on family hiking tips and ways to explore the outdoors. A fun-filled adventure for kids of all ages. Free with cost of park entry. 540-999-3500.
Tree Streets Yard Sale at the Senior Center, 325 Pine Avenue. Indoor yard sale with books, bake sale, and crafts. Outdoors will be plants and crafts. 540-942-1838.
Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild Meeting, 9:30am-noon, Sunnyside Room, Sunnyside Retirement Community, 100 Sunnyside Drive. Show 'n Tell, raffle, door prizes and refreshments. Free. Visit www.svqg.org
for more information.
Rocktown Rallies is hosting a potluck to commemorate World Refugee Day at 6pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 660 S. Main St., Harrisonburg. The potluck program will include a brainstorming session and screening of an informational webinar about the ongoing humanitarian refugee crisis. Please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/RRpotluck
Vintage Woodstock Festival at Court Square from 6-10pm. There will be dancing, historic reenactment/demonstrations, food vendors, a wine/beer garden, children’s activities, music by “Revolution” and more. The event will be fun for the entire family and admission is free. 540-459-3621.
15th 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 the “Salvage Dawgs” from the DIY Show. For spectators all activities are free. Proceeds benefit the Virginia Museum of Transportation. 540-776-5349.
Join us in the Alleghany Highlands as we bring competition BBQ to the mountains from noon-9:30pm. The Annual Cork and Pork Festival BBQ competition is a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event held downtown on Main Street, Court Avenue, Maple Avenue and Locust Street. Admission is free. While the barbeque will stand front and center as the centerpiece of this festival, there will be entertainment, craft beer/wine, a variety of vendors and children activities. 540-968-3561.
3rd Annual River and Roots Festival at Watermelon Park, 3322 Lockes Mill Road. River and Roots Festival is a family-friendly music festival, that is located on the Shenandoah River. Festivities include concerts, dances, farmers market, workshops, band/pickin’ contests, kid’s activities, open jams, food, craft vendors, and more. Event benefits Friends of the Shenandoah. Admission fee and kids 12 and under are free. Camping/car parking during event is free. 540-955-1621.
June 25–Buena Vista.
Annual Rock’n for Autism Concert fundraiser at Glen Maury Park, 101 Maury River Drive from noon-10pm. Live music, food, face painting and vendors. We have added to this years event free pony cart rides, a motorcycle show and a talent show. We will once again have Little Debbie Representative attending and giving unbeatable deals on those snacks you love. We will hold our 2nd cornhole tournament and a surprise character appearance. We have the amazing line up of musical performances by Showdown, Beyond the Gate, Bipolar, Hateful Bones, and Section X. A benefit for the Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center. $5.00 per person, children 12 and under are free. 434-525-4790.
The Wayne Theatre presents Trout Fishing in America with Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds at 7:30 pm at the Ross Performing Arts Center in downtown. Dana Louise is a new songstress astonishing audiences with her vibrant, melodic vocals, adept finger-picking and cool sound. 540-943-9999.
Join the Frontier Culture Museum for the 8th Annual Wine and Jazz Festival from 1-7pm. Featuring wines from the Shenandoah Valley. Entertainment provided by Blue Ridge Beverage and Blue Moon. Food and craft vendors will be available. Admission includes a tour of the Museum a souvenir wine glass. To drink alcohol you must be 21yrs old and present a valid ID at the gate. Children 5 and under are free. 540-332-7850.
21st Annual Living History Time Line Weekend at Ridgeview Park starting 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm. American and allied military tableaus will be represented from the Jamestown militia through to present, providing displays of individuals in uniform, weaponry, equipment, tentage, rations and vehicles. There will be demonstrations of blank firing of weapons and short tactical demonstrations several times on both days. Admission is free to the public. email@example.com
"The Threads that Bind Us" Quilt Show sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild. Over 130 quilts, vendors, special exhibits, demos, boutique, silent auction and food trucks. Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, noon-4pm, Turner Ashby High School, 800 N. Main St. Admission $5. Visit www.svqg.org
for more information.
June 29-July 10–Salem.
A regionally based agricultural fair in the western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Salem Fair is the largest fair in the state and has been recognized as one of the top 100 fairs and expositions in the country. The Salem Fair does not charge the public a gate or admission fee for this event. A fee for rides, food, etc. Parking on the grounds is also free of charge. No pets are allowed. 540-375-3004.