What's New in the area
Check back here regularly for news and events from the area.
June 11-August 31–Staunton.
Free Stay and Play Days. Come to Raw Learning on Wednesdays between 12:30-4pm. There will be fun stations set up for students of all ages and abilities, as well as many different independent activities and resources available in Raw Learning's 5,000 square foot space. Also 2018 Raw Learning Summer Uncamp. You choose the weeks your child attends. A different theme every week, a local field trip everyday, and lots of activities. Registration and payment must be made a week in advance of the child's camp. 540-292-3002.
June 14-16–Buena Vista.
25th Annual Maury River Fiddlers Convention will be held at Glen Maury Park. The Maury River Fiddlers’ Convention is a music competition and concert venue for some of the best music from old time to bluegrass and everything in between. Admission is $5.00 per day with camping available. 540-261-7321.
June 15–New Market.
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 Chamomile and Whiskey. Also there will be food and brews. Free admission. 540-740-3432.
Join us from 11am-6pm at Ralph Sampson Park to help us celebrate our 25th Annual Harrisonburg-Rockingham African-American Festival. Enjoy a day of entertainment, fellowship, family fun, crafts, art, music, food, exhibitors and more. 540-395-3378.
The Swim Fest at Lake Arrowhead offers three race distances, featuring a fun and competitive open water swimming. You can combine distances as they will not overlap. To register call 540-742-9421 or luraytriathlon.com/swim-fest-luray/.
2nd Annual Honey Bee Festival at Hott Apilary, 882 Bloomer Springs Road from 10am-4pm. Join us for a day of live music, 30+ vendors, beekeeping workshops, arts/crafts and games for the kids. We will be raffling off prizes donated by our vendors and Hott Apiary. Everyone gets a free raffle ticket upon entry to the festival with opportunities to buy more. All proceeds will go to the benefit of People Helping People and the Suitcase Clinic. 540-383-3323.
Harmony Moon turns 22 and we are going to have a party. Come and partake of refreshments, special giveaways, and prize drawings. We are partnering with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank in the Valley Businesses Give Back Challenge. Please bring a canned food item or donate online. Select “Harmony Moon” in the drop-down box so your donation will count towards our challenge goal and 10% of all purchases at Harmony Moon, in-store or online, will be donated to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. 540-885-1368.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Festival at the Shenandoah County Fairground is held rain or shine. Featuring 7 bands, beer, food vendors, t-shirts, crafters, raffles, 50/50. Kid friendly. No coolers/pets/alcohol/food. Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed. All proceeds go to Homeless Warriors Charity. For advance tickets call 540-459-3867 or www.homelesswarriors.org.
Annual Massanutten Antique Tractor and Gasoline Engine Club Show at the Volunteer Fire Department, 763 Conicville Road. Featuring displays, crafts and more. There will be something for all ages. 540-233-2744.
17th 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. For spectators all activities are free. Proceeds benefit the Virginia Museum of Transportation. 540-776-5349.
34th 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. This is a family friendly event. Food and beverages available for purchase. The Salvation Army will be collecting monetary and non-perishable food donations to help the hungry. Bring a lawn chair and plan on having a great day. Free Admission to spectators. 540-746-1892.
3rd Annual Fine Earth Adventure Race at 1010 Greendale Road is a fundraiser for K9s for Warriors. Join us for a fun filled race with a new course and exciting obstacles. Also you can walk or do the charity motorcycle ride. The important thing is to come together as a community and show support.
Join us for an exciting day of diesel events at the Shenandoah Country Fairground. Truck drags, truck pull, show and shine and dyno. Join us for an exciting day of diesel events. 540-459-3867.
Parks and Recreation will join thousands of families across the nation gathering in their backyards, neighborhoods, communities, and parks to enjoy a simple night of camping for the 14th Annual Great American Campout, presented by National Wildlife Federation. We will be holding our local campout at Hillandale Park. Advance registration is required as we have a limit of 50 tents for this year’s event. To register email: Erik.Dart@harrisonburgva.gov or call 540-433-2474. To see a comprehensive list about public camping events, visit: www.nwf.org/Great-American-Campout.aspx.
Fort Harrison Colonial Trades Fair, 335 Main Street, 10am-4pm. Learn how 18th century trades contributed to the settlement of the Shenandoah Valley. Demonstrations include food preservation, land surveying, hearth cooking, white oak basket making, broom making, pottery, medicine and much more. Shenandoah Colonial Dancers. Sale of handcrafted items. Food Available. Free event. More information at fortharrisonva.org or 540-879-2280.
All American Honor Guard Military History Weekend, 23rd, 9am-5pm and 24th, 10am-4pm at Ridgeview Park. Featured will be American and allied military tableaus from the Jamestown militia to the present, including uniformed reenactors, weaponry, equipment, tentage, rations and vehicles. Throughout the event, there will also be blank firing of period weapons, short tactical demonstrations along with “Blackjack Pershing Presents True Stories from the Great War.” There is no charge to attend.The AAHG is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about America’s rich military history and honoring those that serve and have served our country. For more information about the AAHG, please email: email@example.com or visit our website: www.aahg.webs.com.
4th Annual River and Roots Festival at Watermelon Park, 3322 Lockes Mill Road. This family-friendly event includes concerts, dances, workshops, band/pickin’ contests, kid’s activities, open jams, food/craft vendors and more. Admission fee, kids 12 and under are free, also camping is free. 540-955-1621.
June 30–Buena Vista.
10th Annual Rock’n 4 Autism Concert fundraiser at Glen Maury Park, 101 Maury River Drive from 11am-10pm. Live music, food, vendors, 50/50 raffle, bounce house, onsite playground and camping is available. All proceeds go to the Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center. 434-525-4790.
The Page Valley Fair is hosting “A Taste of the Valley” Wine, Beer, and Spirits Festival from 11am-4pm on the midway at the fairgrounds. The goal of the festival is to showcase local wines, beers, and spirits. Food, and a variety of vendors and music available onsite. All proceeds will go to updating and renovating the Fair Grounds. Visit pagevalleyfair.org/2018-wine-festival/ or 540-843-3247.
June 30–Front Royal.
Dynamic Life Ministries will be hosting an outreach/concert event today at the Gazebo area located at Main/Chester Streets from 2-7pm. Enjoy music, food, face painting, balloon art and corn hole toss. Community is invited. 540-636-9595.
Join the Frontier Culture Museum for the 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. 540-332-7850.
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