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Take in a Shakespeare Show
Situated in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley in historic Staunton, Virginia, the 300-seat Blackfriars Playhouse -- the world's only re-creation of Shakespeare's original indoor theater. The American Shakespeare Center hosts an internationally acclaimed theater company that performs Shakespeare's works under their original staging conditions -- on a simple stage, without elaborate sets, and with the audience sharing the same light as the actors. A great experience for anyone to enjoy!
Red Wing Roots Music Festival - July 10 - 12
The Steel Wheels present the third annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival at Natural Chimneys Park in Mt. Solon. This is a family-friendly celebration on multiple stages with dozens of high-quality national and regional bands, kids events and activities, bike rides in the scenic Shenandoah Valley and close access to great hiking and fishing.
Admission: $95 and up
Summer Breeze Wine Festival - July 11, 2015
Rockbridge has "Gone to the Dogs". Join us for a special event to benefit the Augusta County Animal SPCA. The animal shelter folks will be on hand with some of their furry friends who are in need of loving families. Live music, tastings, and festival fun at the winery. $10 admission includes wine tasting and souvenir glass. $5.00 of each admission goes directly to the SPCA. D'Vine Wine Club members are free, but we are asking for the donation for the great cause. Kids are free with a can of pet food. Lunch will be available for purchase.
Summer Extravaganza - July 11, 2015
The Waynesboro Parks & Rec Department will be presenting the annual Summer Extravaganza in Ridgeview Park. Bring the whole family for a day full of good music, an arts and crafts show, family entertainment, and lots of good food! The entertainment will include live music (jazz, rock, and country) as well as magicians, cloggers, hot air balloon rides and much more. In addition, be sure to check out activities such as the 5K and 10K race starting at 8am, the kid's art table, and - of course - the grand finale fireworks in the evening.
Igbo World Festival of Arts & Culture - July 24 - 25
Join us when the Ndigbo from all over the world gather at the Frontier Culture Museum's West African Exhibit for three days of artists, writers, musicians, choral singers, dancers, and Nollywood films. Special guests include governors from Nigeria, Ohaneze Ndigbo, and some of the best dancer/masquerades will entertain all.
Admission: $10.00 for adults
Union Beach Music Festival & Classic Car Show - July 24 - 25
Classic car show is FREE! Tickets to the Beach Music Festival are $25 per person, $40 per couple and under 12 are free with paid adult.
Sweet Dreams Festival - July 25
The Sweet Dreams Festival, marking its 12th year, will be held on Saturday, July 25 in Stuarts Draft Park, just off rt. 340. The non-profit, award-winning and family-friendly event is free to all and features numerous competitions - including a Little Debbie Look-A-Like, Boston Creme Roll Eating and Photo Contest - as well as a wide range of activities in a special children's area.
There's also: live musical entertainment, bingo, local artisans, crafters, businesses and community agencies, homemade pancake breakfast, delicious festival foods, co-ed softball tournament, 5k race, and cornhole tournaments.
Blues and Brews Festival - August 8
It's time for blues and brews at the Frontier Culture museum. Think of it as the natural progression of the wine and jazz festival. There'll be live music, costumed actors to discuss the history of the area, and beer from local breweries. What could be more fun?
Fall Foliage in the Shenandoah Valley - Sept - Nov
Magnificent beauty surrounds us in the fall! The leaves are gorgeous shades of green, yellow, orange, red, & even purple. While the sun may set earlier, the beauty never stops because on a crisp clear night the moon lights the valley & and the stars twinkle above. What a great time of year to camp here!
You'll just love the down-home country fall foliage festivals with all the homemade jams, syrup, & apple butter you could ever want. You'll also see some of the best handmade crafts, woodworking, jewelry, & quilts ever made. Our Fall Festivals are something to share with the entire family.
You can't forget to take a drive on the Skyline Drive or Blue Ridge Parkway to gain real perspective on how vast the beauty of The Blue Ridge Mountains.