Summer Events 2021

60 places to go and things to do in May and June.

Photo courtesy the RVA Booklovers Festival

May 8

RV(irtual)A Booklovers’ Click here to read more about it.

May 10 & June 14

Museum Kids Monday at

May 13-June 25

“On the Cusp of Change”

May 29

Art in the Park at Big Gem

May 29-30

VMFA Artmobile Visits

June 5-6

Arts in the

June 5-30

Gloucester Arts

June 12 & July 10

2nd Saturday Art

May 8-16

A Midsummer Night’s

May 10

Brentano Quartet at the Bank Street Stage; Virginia Arts Festival, Norfolk; 757-282-2822,

Virginia teen Kayleigh Kim will be competing in the Menuhin Competition.

May 13-21

Menuhin Click here to read more about it. 

June 3, 10, 17, 24 & July 8

Sounds of Summer Concert

May 5 & June 2

Wednesday Walk at Bristoe Station Battlefield

May 15

Tour the Branch

May 22

Revolutionary War Symposium (Virtual): “Hindsight is 2020;” Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Alexandria; 703-746-4242,

May 22-23

Six-Button Mess Civil War

June 5

Quarter Place Cemetery Dedication & Remembrance

June 19

Juneteenth Open House at

June 19

Prince William African American History Car Caravan

May 7, 21, 28 & June 4, 11, 18, 25


May 15

Ben Lomond’s Antique Rose Garden

May 15

Vinton Grapes & Grains

May 17-May 23

Eastern Shore Restaurant

June 19

Three-Year Anniversary

June 19-20

Craft Beer Festival

July 4-Sept. 25 (select Fridays)


May 15

Arts and Wine Festival at Locust 

May 15

Local Colors Festival; River’s Edge Sports Complex, Roanoke; 540-904-2234,

May 28-29

Memorial Day Festival and

May 28-30

Blackbeard Pirate 

May 28-31

Memorial Day Flea

June 3-5

Clinch River Days Festival; St. Paul; 276-762-5544,

June 3-6

2021 Virginia International

June 5

6th Annual Spring

June 5

Norfolk NATO Festival; Downtown Norfolk; 757-282-2822,

June 5


June 25-July 29 (select weekends)


June 30-July 11


July 3

Summer Jam Music Festival

May 14

Fore the Animals 2021 golf tournament and

May 15

Fit Farmer 12K Trail

May 15

Kicks For a

May 15

Tour de Chesapeake Mathews Cycling

May 17

Soundscapes Charity Golf

117th Annual Keswick Horse Show

May 19-23

117th Annual Keswick Horse Click here to read more!

May 20

NCAA Women’s Softball Division III

May 21-23

MotoAmerica Superbikes at

May 22-24

NCAA Division II & III Lacrosse National

May 29

42nd Annual Elizabeth River Run

June 6

Carilion Clinic Ironman 70.3

June 6

Spotsylvania Soapbox

June 19

La Tour de Shore Bike

May 1 & June 5

The Farmer’s

May 14

Spring Wildflower Symposium at Wintergreen Resort

May 15

National Kids to Parks

May 15

Discovering Alexandria Architecture Walking Tour; Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria; 703-549-2997,

May 22

Kidsfest & Festival of Kites Spring Fair; Manassas Museum Lawn; 703-889-0202,

June 3 (recurring every Thursday)

Flowers After

June 5

Clean the Bay

June 10 (recurring 2nd and 4th Fridays)

Fidos After

May 1 & June 5

Cars and Coffee at Bryant’s Cider

May 8 & June 12

Hillsville Second Saturdays Concert & Classic Car 

May 15

2nd Annual Breakthrough Car

This article originally appeared in the June 2021 issue. All events were accurate at publication but may change without notice. Please check with organizers before traveling.

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