Summer Events 2021

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

Photo courtesy the RVA Booklovers Festival

VISUAL ARTS & EXHIBITIONS
May 8

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

May 10 & June 14

Museum Kids Monday at BrentsvillePWCGov.org

May 13-June 25

“On the Cusp of Change” ExhibitionSuffolkCenter.org

May 29

Art in the Park at Big Gem ParkTownOfShenandoah.com

May 29-30

VMFA Artmobile Visits StauntonSAArtCenter.org

June 5-6

Arts in the MiddleArtsInTheMiddle.com

June 5-30

Gloucester Arts FestivalGloucesterArtsFestival.com

June 12 & July 10

2nd Saturday Art StrollsSmithfieldVa.gov


PERFORMING ARTS
May 8-16

A Midsummer Night’s DreamMillMountain.org

May 10

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

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

May 13-21

Menuhin Competition2021.MenuhinCompetition.org. Click here to read more about it. 

June 3, 10, 17, 24 & July 8

Sounds of Summer Concert SeriesVisitYorktown.org


VIRGINIA HISTORY
May 5 & June 2

Wednesday Walk at Bristoe Station Battlefield ParkPWCGov.org

May 15

Tour the Branch HouseBranchMuseum.org

May 22

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

May 22-23

Six-Button Mess Civil War EncampmentDCR.Virginia.gov

June 5

Quarter Place Cemetery Dedication & Remembrance CeremonyRedHill.org

June 19

Juneteenth Open House at LucasvillePWCGov.org

June 19

Prince William African American History Car Caravan TourPWCParks.org


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

Friday CheersVentureRichmond.com

May 15

Ben Lomond’s Antique Rose Garden TeaPWCGov.org

May 15

Vinton Grapes & Grains FestivalVintonChamber.com

May 17-May 23

Eastern Shore Restaurant WeekShoreLiteracy.org

June 19

Three-Year Anniversary CelebrationBrewingTreeBeer.com

June 19-20

Craft Beer Festival

July 4-Sept. 25 (select Fridays)

Foodlore FridaysFoodloreProvisions.com


FESTIVALS
May 15

Arts and Wine Festival at Locust GroveLocustGrove1665.com 

May 15

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

May 28-29

Memorial Day Festival and ParadeTownOfShenandoah.com

May 28-30

Blackbeard Pirate FestivalHampton.gov 

May 28-31

Memorial Day Flea MarketTownOfHillsville.com

June 3-5

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

June 3-6

2021 Virginia International TattooVaFest.org

June 5

6th Annual Spring CarnivalInfinityAcres.org

June 5

Norfolk NATO Festival; Downtown Norfolk; 757-282-2822, VaFest.org

June 5

Redbud FestivalDaytonVa.us

June 25-July 29 (select weekends)

Summer NightsBuschGardens.com 

June 30-July 11

Salem FairSalemFair.com 

July 3

Summer Jam Music Festival


SPORTING EVENTS
May 14

Fore the Animals 2021 golf tournament and fundraiserFredSPCA.org

May 15

Fit Farmer 12K Trail RunNortonVa.gov

May 15

Kicks For a CauseCulpeperChamber.com

May 15

Tour de Chesapeake Mathews Cycling EventTourDeChesapeake.org

May 17

Soundscapes Charity Golf ClassicSoundScapes.org

117th Annual Keswick Horse Show

May 19-23

117th Annual Keswick Horse ShowKeswickHorseShow.com. Click here to read more!

May 20

NCAA Women’s Softball Division III ChampionshipVisitSalemVa.com

May 21-23

MotoAmerica Superbikes at VirginiaMotoAmerica.com

May 22-24

NCAA Division II & III Lacrosse National ChampionshipSalemChampionships.com

May 29

42nd Annual Elizabeth River Run 10kElizabethRiverTrail.org

June 6

Carilion Clinic Ironman 70.3 TriathlonIronman.com

June 6

Spotsylvania Soapbox DerbySoapboxDerby.org/Spotsylvania

June 19

La Tour de Shore Bike RideESVaChamber.org


NATURE & OUTDOORS
May 1 & June 5

The Farmer’s ForgeDCR.Virginia.gov

May 14

Spring Wildflower Symposium at Wintergreen Resort TWNF.org

May 15

National Kids to Parks DayDCR.Virginia.gov

May 15

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

May 22

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

June 3 (recurring every Thursday)

Flowers After 5LewisGinter.org

June 5

Clean the Bay DayDCR.Virginia.gov

June 10 (recurring 2nd and 4th Fridays)

Fidos After 5LewisGinter.org


CAR SHOWS
May 1 & June 5

Cars and Coffee at Bryant’s Cider FarmBryantsCider.com

May 8 & June 12

Hillsville Second Saturdays Concert & Classic Car Cruise-InTownOfHillsville.com 

May 15

2nd Annual Breakthrough Car ShowPamplinPark.org


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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