What's New in the area
Check back here regularly for news and events from the area.
Some events may be postponed or canceled.
Contact the event host for updates.
May 21-22, 27-29–Salem.
Civic Center events: Gun and Knife Sale on the 21st-22nd and the Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show on the 27th-29th. Call 540-375-3004 for more information.
25th Annual Memorial Festival at various locations: Cruz-in on First Street and Flag Retirement by Boy Scout Troop 8 at Veterans Park on the 27th; On the 28th a yard and bake sale at the Pentecostal Holiness Church, 300 Shenandoah Avenue; Memorial Service at the VFW, Post 8613 Avis O. Comer (1103 Varina Avenue; Book Sale at the Community Library, 418 South Third Street; Children’s Parade at the Landing and River Park, 315 Morrison Road; Memorial Walk Big Gem Park, 736 Fourth Street; An old fashioned parade at 4pm; Car Show First Street. For more information on the Memorial Festival, contact Town Clerk Lora Jenkins at 540-652-8164 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us on the mountain for ValleyFest 2022 on the slopes of Massanutten Resort. Proceeds benefit community initiatives supported by the local Rotary Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. For general event or vendor questions, email@example.com.
Wingfield Ministries invites everyone to join them at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds for a Memorial Day Celebration. There will be a rockin’ concert, a cruise-in car show, food vendors, children’s activites and more. Also there will be a ceremony to honor our modern-day heroes, our veterans and first responders. 540-433-0769.
May 30–Mount Jackson.
Join us at the Town Park for a day of fun with the family. Enjoy some great food at the cookout, take a dip at the pool and at 5pm as we honor and celebrate all of those who have served our country and who have lost their lives for our freedom. 540-477-2670.
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30–Waynesboro.
Head on over to the South River Greenway at Constitution Park for a free music concert starting 6pm. Food trucks and more. For complete lineup visit waynesboro.va.us/251/Groovin-at-the-Greenway or call 540-942-6644.
Free Movie Night at the lot next to 442 First Street, featuring “Wreck It Ralph” at 8:30pm. Rain date the 24th. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Popcorn and drinks provided while supplies last. 540-652-8164.
June 3–New Market.
Free 7th Annual Summer Music Series: “Cross Roads Fest”, 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”. 540-740-3850.
“Free Fishing Days” is when NO fishing license of any kind will be required for rod and reel fishing in freshwater or saltwater, except in designated stocked trout waters. Visit our site at: dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/free-fishing-days/ or 804-367-1000.
June 3, 17–Luray.
Free concert series at Ruffner Plaza, 47 West Main Street, from 7-9pm. Featuring the Robbie Limon Band on the 3rd and the Big City Band on the 17th. 540-743-3915.
VA Horse Center events: VA Barrel Classic on the 3-5; Old Dominion Pony Club Jumping Rally on the 4-5; Bit-N-Bridle Open Show and 4-H Skills and Qualifier on the 11; Cowboy Mounted Shooting on the 15-18; Rockbridge Horse Show on the 16-18; Old Dominion Region Pony Club Games Rally on the 18-19; Shenandoah Classic Horse Show on the 21-25; House Mountain HJ on the 28-29. 540-464-2950.
Join the W.O. Riley Park Pool staff from 7-9pm, for the 1st “Luau Pool Party” with special food, drinks, games and more. Adults $5.00, ages 6-18 $3.00 and under 5 are free. 540-459-3621.
June 4–Natural Bridge.
Join the Natural Bridge State Park for a self-guided “Hike-a-Thon” where we challenge you to hike all four of our park trails in one day. Pick up your specialized Hiker’s Guide at the visitor center. If you complete all four trails before closing time then you can claim your trail prize also at the visitor center. Also, participate with our rangers and volunteers as we host a trail scavenger hunt at Skyline Trail. Check at the visitor center for details. Monitor our website and social media sites for more information, updates, and ways you can be involved. 540-291-1326.
“GardenFest” at Belle Grove Plantation from 8am-2pm. All plants for sale are $5.00 each. There will be vendors, the Master Gardener information booth, a rummage sale, children’s activities, raffle items and garden tool sharpening. Admission and parking are free. A list of plants for sale will be shared at Facebook.com/NSVMGA. Cash and credit cards are accepted. 540-869-2028 or 540-665-5699.
The Mud Run and Fun-2-run is a great community event for kids and families. You will wind through the fields and trails of Ridgeview Park. Whether traversing the balance beams, crawling through the mud pit, or sliding to victory on the giant slip n’ slide, kids are guaranteed to have a good time. You must register by June 3 before 3pm. To register call 540-942-6735 or visit: www.runthevalley.com/fun-2-run/ or email: RTV@ci.waynesboro.va.us.
June 4–Stuarts Draft.
“Draft Days” will be held at the Park, 96 Edgewood Lane, from 3-11pm. Enjoy attractions such as interactive entertainment, immersive pop-up play experiences, challenging obstacle courses, a rock climbing wall and more. After dark enjoy a showing of Sing 2 on our lawn. Food trucks will be on-site for the duration of the event for your convenience. Admission is free, some attractions are not. some attractions are not available after dark and weather contingent. 540-245-5600.
June 5, 9-12–Fishersville.
Augusta Expo events: Model Train Show on the 5th and the Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club Dog Show on the 9th-12th. 540-337-2552.
Wayne Theatre events for the 6th: Film: Saving Private Ryan (1993) with showtimes at 2pm and 7pm. Featuring introduction and commentary by Jimmy O. Pay What You Will; Exhibit Art Gallery Opening Reception at 5pm. Meet the artists and celebrate this beautiful new collection of 10 quilts presented by the Virginia Quilt Museum. Details for both events are available at waynetheatre.org or 540-943-9999.
10th Classic Car and Truck Cruz-in on 426 First Street from 6-9pm. Sponsored by Shenandoah Machine Shop. Rain date June 17th. 540-652-8164.
The Riley Outdoor Concert Series will be held at the W.O. Riley Park’s Lawn and Stage area. Live music by the Seven Bends Band. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. 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.
Join the Wayne Theatre, 521 West Main Street, for its Annual Gala. The evening features a night of fine food, drinks and dancing on Main Street, to the music of “Eight Past Midnight”. Guests are welcome to enjoy cocktails and drinks starting at 6pm outside on Main Street where a tent will be provided for inclement weather. In addition guests will enjoy a silent auction of amazing, one-of-a-kind experiences, all while supporting performing arts in our region. Can’t make it to the event, but want to support a great cause? Details, tickets and donation info available online at: waynetheatre.org/gala or 540-943-9999.
June 10–Mount Sidney.
Enjoy a night on the farm at 1 Tribe Farm, 877 Todd Road, starting 7pm. It’s a fun BYOB experience where you can enjoy fresh off the farm food, live music and a X2 comedy show. Limited seating and parking so…save your seat, secure your parking spot and buy your tickets today. Tickets $25.00 for the music and comedy. RSVP for meals to be purchased at this event. Get more information and buy tickets at 1tribefarm.com/pages/upcoming-events. Questions about X2 Comedy call 540-560-3356 or visit: www.x2comedy.com.
Join us outside the Recreation Center at 225 Al Smith Circle in Chet Hobert Park for our Laser Tag Party from 6-8pm. A game coach will be onsite to set up a playing field, supply equipment, and give instructions. There is real-time scoring. Up to 20 can play at once, and players will rotate through, playing mission-based games such as Capture the Flag, King of The Hill, Grab for Gold and more. Activity #350801H. For more information and to register call 540-955-5140.
Free movie showing of “Trolls” at the Hawksbill Recreation Park, 205 Pool Drive, from 9-11pm. 540-778-3454.
Town events: On the 10th-12th “Festival of the Arts” at the Warehouse Art Gallery, 15 Campbell Street; On the 11th “Party on the Plaza” at the Performing Arts Luray, 1 East Main Street; On the 14th Enjoy a free showing of “Cats and Dogs” at the Page Theater, 33 East Main Street. For details 540-743-3915 or luraypage.com/events/calendar/2022/06/.
X2 Comedy Series will be performing at Court Square Theater 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm. Beer/wine are available at concessions. X2 Comedy provides high quality clean comedy, PG-13 shows. These shows feature the most sought after HILARIOUS local, regional and national touring comedians. Tickets are $20.00. For questions about X2 Comedy call Dawn 540-560-3356 or visit: www.x2comedy.com.
The “Southern Rock Festival” will be held at Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, from 1-11pm, rain or shine. You can enter the venue at 11am and you will have wristbands for re-entry. Bring something to sit on. All proceeds go to the Homeless Warriors Charity. For more details visit: southernrockwoodstock.com/woodstock-va or call 540-459-3867.
Bring your bike out to Hillandale Park, 12-3pm, for a fun afternoon of obstacle courses, riding, and tune ups. We will make sure your tires are inflated, helmets fit and seats are adjusted to help you make the most out of your bike and community trails this summer. 540-433-2474.
June 12–Front Royal.
Come join the Moose Riders at Moose Lodge 1340, John Marshall Highway, for the “Sunday Funday” motorcycle event from 10am-4pm. A motorcycle show, biker olympics, vendors. Music by the “Magic Trio”. All proceeds from this show goes to local community childrens charity initiatives. Two programs are “Moose Riders Scholarship Fund” and “Bikes for Kids” at Christmas.
Join us on Sunday from 1:00-2:30pm at Kernstown Battlefield, 3050 Saratoga Drive, to commemorate the 159th anniversary of the Second Battle of Winchester. This short walking tour will take you to the top of Pritchard's Hill where local Civil War expert and author, Jerry Holsworth, will cover background information and details of the opening engagements of this important Gettysburg Campaign-related battle. Golf cart rides are available upon request. Free admission, donations appreciated. 540-450-7835. www.kernstownbattle.org/.
“Pop Ups in the Park” at Ralph Sampson Park from 4-6pm. We will run through basketball drills, shooting competitions, crafts and try your skills at disc golf with some portable baskets. 540-433-2474.
Movie Night at Clarke County Recreation Center in Chet Hobert Park, 225 Al Smith Circle, featuring “PAW Patrol” the movie, from 8:45-10pm. Everyone is encouraged to bring comfortable pillows, blankets or chairs and snacks. Free admission. 540-955-5140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 17-18–Buena Vista.
28th Annual Maury River Fiddler’s Convention at Glen Maury Park. For details call 540-261-8600.
The Page Valley Fair is hosting “A Taste of the Valley” wine, beer and spirits festival from 3-9pm at the fairgrounds. Food and a variety of vendors. Music by “Josh Davidson” and “Thundergun”. All proceeds will go to updating and renovating the fair grounds. For information 540-843-3247.
Come to Fort Harrison and learn about trades of the past from our talented and devoted tradesmen and women, from 10am-4pm. There will be handcrafted goods and food for sale. Free admission. 540-879-2241.
The Juneteenth event will be held at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds starting 11am. This will be a day of history, culture, achievements including, Buffalo Soldiers flag presentation, MLK re-enactment, comedian Howard Gaskins, Jr. Maya Anrelou recital, food, a variety of activities and so much more. 540-955-5512 or juneteenth2022.myevent.com/ for more details.
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 540-743-3915 or luraytriathlon.com/swim-fest-luray/.
4th Annual Fish Fry Float for Father’s Day at the Town Park from 11am-4pm, is a free family event. Free kayak float must be 12yo+, tube float must be 3yo+, Sign-up Link: forms.gle/8hXiuVRypNn9waFbA. Also a variety of contests, live music, food and so much more. 540-465-9197 or facebook.com/events/517162449895260.
Join North Mountain Outfitter, for our “Mother and Daughter” weekend event. The surroundings, atmosphere and adventure in itself, is what this is all about. Call 540-886-7768 or visit www.northmtnoutfitter.com/ to register.
38th Annual Ray Gordon Memorial Jumbo 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: www.vrcfc.org/events.html or call 540-746-8192.
The 21st Annual Star City Motor Madness Cruise Night along Williamson Road is on the 24th and the Car Show is the 25th. This is a celebration of America’s passion for the automobile and the love of cruising. Proceeds go to The Virginia Museum of Transportation. rain-or-shine event. For details http://starcitymotormadness.com/.
The “Music in the Park” event will be held at Big Gem Park, 736 Fourth Street. “Don Smiley” will be performing. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Free Admission. 540-652-8164.
Annual Shenandoah Valley ArtFest and Street Concert is held downtown from 2-10pm. You can view art, dance in the street to live music, participate in games for adults/children, enjoy wine, beer and food trucks. 540-459-3621.
The “Souled Out” band will perform in Rose Hill Park, 31 E. Main Street, from 4-7pm. They will be playing a mix of R/B, funk, rock and country music. Bring a blanket or chair. No alcohol. This is a free concert. email@example.com. or 540-955-5140.
June 29-July 2–Stanley.
Welcome to the 55th Annual Stanley Homecoming, which kicks off Wednesday, June 29 and runs through Saturday, July 2. Located at Ed Good Memorial Park, 322 East Main Street in the Town of Stanley. Great food, great entertainment, friendly people, awesome time. For more information call the Stanley town office 540-778-3454 or visit www.townofstanley/homecoming.