Seasonal Fun - Spring Festivals

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April 9-26
DOGWOOD FESTIVAL CARNIVAL
Charlottesville Dogwood Festival.
Come enjoy fun-filled amusement rides at the Dogwood Festival Carnival. McIntire Park.  Directions: Free parking at Charlottesville High School.  5:30-10:30pm weekdays, 1-11pm on Saturday, and 1-8:30pm on Sunday.  $Armbands and individual tickets.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@charlottesvilledogwoodfestival.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-9824. 
 
April 25, Saturday
BRIDGE DAY STAUNTON
Celebrate the restoration of the Sears Hill pedestrian bridge next to Staunton's historic train station. Live music, food, historical performances and more! Sears Hill Bridge, Staunton.  Directions: 20 Middlebrook Avenue.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 25, Saturday
DOGWOOD FESTIVAL PARADE
Charlottesville Dogwood Festival.
Arrive early for this popular annual tradition, with old-time cars, floats, Scout groups, horseback riders, musical bands and the Dogwood Queen and her court. Downtown Mall.  10:50am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@charlottesvilledogwoodfestival.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-9824. 
 
April 25 & 26, Saturday & Sunday
VIRGINIA HOT GLASS FESTIVAL
Sunspots Studios.
Glass artists from around the region gather for the area's only annual art festival devoted to hot glass artistry. Demonstrations of glass blowing, flame working, and other glass art making are ongoing throughout the weekend. Children are invited to draw pieces for the blowers in the "Kids' Challenge." Pieces that are successfully created are given to the kids who drew them. Sunspots Studios.  Directions: 202 South Lewis Street, Staunton.  $Free.  Contact: Caroline Sheridan.  Email: caroline@sunspots.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-885-0678. 
 
April 26, Sunday
EARTH WEEK ECOFAIR
Earth Week.
Learn about local environmental organizations and businesses. Enjoy workshops, live music, book swap, local brews, speakers, kid-friendly entertainment, and more! Main Street Arena.  11am-5pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 29, Wednesday
BOYD TINSLEY COMMUNITY KIDS FESTIVAL
Quickstart Tennis.
Kids between ages 6 and 18 are welcome to attend. Come on out and hit with the pros!!! Boar's Head Sports Club.  4-5:30pm. 
 
May 1, Friday
SPRING HOMESCHOOL DAY AT THE FRONTIER CULTURE MUSEUM
Frontier Culture Museum.
Visit our wonderful exhibits and historical interpreters and enjoy great hands-on learning and interactive education. Visitors can expect to see activities such as cooking, gardening, woodworking, flax and wool spinning, rare-breed animals, schoolhouse lessons, and more. Frontier Culture Museum.  Directions: 1290 Richmond Avenue, Staunton.  9am-5pm.  $7/adults, $5/ages 6-17, free for children 5 & under; $2 off tickets bought before April 30.  Contact: Sarah Puckett.  Email: visitor.center@frontiermuseum.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
May 2, Saturday
HEART OF VIRGINIA FESTIVAL
Town of Farmville.
This annual family-oriented event includes arts, crafts, food, 10k run and 5k walk. The festival offers something for everyone - bands performing, antique car show, face painting, magic shows, artisans and more! Downtown Farmville.  Directions: Main and High Streets, Farmville, VA 23901.  9am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@heartofvirginia.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 395-2744. 
 
May 2 & 3, Saturday & Sunday
MONTPELIER WINE FESTIVAL
Montpelier.
The Montpelier Wine Festival is a premier spring event for the whole family. Held annually on the grounds of Montpelier, the lifelong home of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States and the "Father of the Constitution," the Festival showcases distinctive arts and crafts; specialty food vendors; live music; children's entertainment and rides; and wine tastings all day. Montpelier, Orange.  Directions: 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station.  11am-6pm Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday.  $15 in advance, $25 at the gate. Ages 12 to 20: $5. Under 12: free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-5216. 
 
May 2, Saturday
RIVERFEST
Riverfest Waynesboro.
Activities include reptile shows, stream safari, fish and fun rodeo, farmer's market, canoe rides, kids arts & crafts, stream electro-fishing and the Great South River Duck Race! Constitution Park, Main St. downtown Waynesboro at the South River.  Directions: Exit 99 off Interstate 64. Take US 250W to Main St., Waynesboro.  10am-4:30pm.  $Free.  Email: riverfest@ntelos.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-949-7738. 
 
May 3, Sunday
SPRING FAIR!
Free Union Country School.
Start spring right with pony rides (11:30-1:30), live music, big slide, food, games and lots of fun activities for the whole family! Rain date May 10. Free Union Country School.  Directions: West on Barracks Rd, right on Free Union Rd to #4220. Follow the signs.  11am-3pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 978-1700. 
 
May 9 & 10, Saturday & Sunday
CROZET ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Claudius Crozet Park.
Live music, entertainment, food and artists and craftspeople showcasing their work for sale. From pottery to puppets! Claudius Crozet Park.  Directions: Route 250 west to Crozet and follow signs.  10am-5pm.  $6 adults, kids free.  All ages welcome.  Email: crozetartfestival@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 326-8284. 
 
May 9, Saturday
FESTIVAL OF CULTURES
CCS Adult Learning Center.
The Charlottesville Festival of Cultures is a fun-filled celebration of the cultural and linguistic diversity of our community. It features a family-friendly roster of international music and dance performances; cultural exhibits; hands-on activities for kids; artisan crafts; local resource information; cooking classes; plus delicious ethnic food for sale. Over 25 different nationalities are represented. The event is free and open to the public. Lee Park, downtown Charlottesville.  10am-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Zakira Beasley.  Email: Zakira@festivalofcultures.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-2817. 
 
May 10, Sunday
BANDFAIR XIII
North Branch School.
Music by Andy Waldeck & friends, Lord Nelson, Blake Hunter, and a special performance by the Virginia Acrobatic Studio & Moonlight Circus. Children's activities, wine, food, silent auction, and a wine raffle round out the day. Proceeds benefit North Branch's financial assistance & scholarship programs. Cardinal Point Winery.  1-6pm.  Email: info@north-branch-school.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8450. 
 
May 10, Sunday
DOGWOOD DUATHLON
SOCA fundraiser.
Run, bike, run in this 6th annual race for kids ages 7-16. The primary objective for this race is for it to be an introduction to friendly competition with an emphasis on enjoyment of exercise, good sportsmanship and personal fitness. Forest Lakes South.  Directions: 29 North, turn into Forest Lakes South Parking After dropping off, park only at Hollymead & Sutherland schools  NO PARKING IN NEIGHBORHOODS. On the morning of the duathlon, volunteers will direct you to parking.  8am.  $25 before 4/19, $30 after 4/19 plus triathlete membership.  Recommended for ages 7 to 16.  Contact: Kim Starr.  Email: info@dogwoodduathlon.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 16, Saturday
10TH ANNUAL QUETZAL KITE FESTIVAL
Quetzalfest.
Join several thousands of your closest friends and neighbors for a free fun day of kites, sun, and fun. There will be free face painting and kites for kids (until they run out). Kite flyers from Richmond Air Force and Wings Over Washington kite clubs will be on hand with demonstrations and fun for the whole family. Pleasant Grove Park, Palmyra.  $free.  Email: levine@yellowchicken.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 531-5982. 
 
May 16, Saturday
BATESVILLE DAY AND 10K RACE
Batesville.
40th Annual Batesville Day will have events for the entire family, sponsored and presented by members of the greater Batesville community. Food trucks, games, live blues music. Register to participate in the parade and activities in the field. Batesville Day Field.  7am registration, 8am race, 11am parade, 12-2pm fair.  Email: events@batesville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-7321. 
 
May 15-17, Friday-Sunday
23RD ANNUAL MONACAN INDIAN POWWOW
Monacan Indian Nation, Elon.
See dancers, drummers and craftspeople as they celebrate and share their heritage. Also on hand will be painters, carvers, basketmakers and great food. Elon, Va.  Directions: Rt. 130, 6 Miles West of Rt. 29 in Elon, VA.  Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 10am-6pm.  $8 adults; $6 seniors and children under 12; children 5 and under free.  Contact: Tribal Office.  Email: MNation538@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 946-0389. 
 
May 22-25, Friday-Monday
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND BLUES, BREWS & BBQ
Wintergreen Resort.
Welcome summer with a fun-filled weekend in the mountains including micro-brew festival, blues music, an arts & craft fair, block party and more. Wintergreen Resort.  Directions: Route 664, Wintergreen.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@wintergreenresort.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 325-8180. 
 
May 9-June 7, Saturdays & Sundays only
VIRGINIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE
Virginia Renassiance Faire.
Artisans, craftspeople, royal archers, children's area and food merchants for a day full of fun and history. Lake Anna Winery.  Directions: 5621 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania.  10am-5pm, Saturdays & Sundays.  $10 for ages 6 and up; 5 and under free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 703-508-5036. 
 

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