Local Area EventsListing Calendar
The Rites of Spring Wine Festival
Have you been closed in from this cold winter weather? Call your friends and get yourself Psyched up for a day of warming fun tasting wine from 10 award winning wineries from around the area. Browse thru the Artisans and Crafters booths. Then visit the food venders for a bite to eat all while listening to some great tunes.
Years of Anguish
The National Park Service, the Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center, along with the University of Mary Washington are pleased to announce the fifth of the Fredericksburg area's highly popular Years of Anguish speakers forums. This is the first event in the National Park service's 150th anniversary commemoration of the 1864 Overland Campaign, which will include many special programs. Such as Presidents and Generals and Descendants, Too -April 5th from 1-5 pm at Salem Baptist Church.
For more info contact Tramia Jackson at email@example.com or John Hennessy at John_Hennessy@nps.gov.
Spring Open House at Belmont
A free admission day to welcome the community to Belmont. The home of the famous artist Gari Melcher. Includes a special illustrated presentation, " Hold onto your Hat," an overview of the History and the function of hats, presented by the Valentine Richmond History Center at 2 pm.
Fredericksburg Brew Fest
Join us for a day of music, food and Craft Beer. There will be craft brewers from all over the region with their samples of award winning beers. They will be pouring some of your favorites along with a sneak peek of their the new brews for 2014. For those of you who enjoy a glass of wine or whiskey there will also be a select number of Virginia Wineries and Distilleries so you can sample their award winning beverages.
150th Anniversary of Wilderness & Spotsylvania Courthouse
Three days of learning experiences with living historians, lectures,soldiers, dancing, tours, and children's programs, as well as a battle reenactment to commemorate the Battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse. Onsite food vendors, Civil War authors, along with period garments and supplies will be for sell. The Virginia History Mobile will be onsite to tell the History of the Civil War in Virginia.
Mid Atlantic Ballloon Festival
Meadow Event Park in Caroline County will hold a Hot Air Balloon Festival in May. There will be over 20 hot air balloons, Virginia food, wine, craft beer, live music, and a kids area. Both days will offer balloon rides.
Maine Corps Historic Half Marathon
May 18, 2014
Annual Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon winds its 13.1 mile course through the streets of Fredericksburg. For more info go to : www.marinemarathon.com
The Marine Corps Historic Half will be held at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Held entirely within Fredericksburg city limits, the course begins and ends at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center.
Spotsylvania Stars and Stripes Spectacular
Looking for some fun for the whole family, come on out to the Spotsylvania Courthouse area. Activities, games, and three stages of music followed by a spectacular fireworks display.