Events This Week

Welcome. Please note that although families can rest assured that all posted listings are reviewed by our staff for appropriate content, we cannot verify all information contained in a given entry.


August 1-2, Saturday & Sunday
26TH ANNUAL HOMEMADE PEACH ICE CREAM DAYS
Chiles Peach Orchard.
Come celebrate the Queen of Fruits with a special homemade treat! The Crozet Lions Club will be making and selling homemade peach ice cream, a local favorite! Chiles Peach Orchard .  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.  Email: info@chilespeachorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-1583. 
 
July 31-August 2, Thursday-Saturday
ALBEMARLE COUNTY FAIR
Albemarle County Fair.
This three-day agricultural celebration is full of festive, family fun in a historic setting. Enjoy farm animals, craft exhibits, live music, games and activities, children's rides, contests and programs for the entire family! Ash Lawn-Highland.  4-10pm Thursday, 10am-10pm Friday and Saturday.  $5, children under 6 free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@albemarlecountyfair.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-2725. 
 
July 30-August 2, Thursday-Sunday
FAIRFAX COUNTY 4-H FAIR AND CARNIVAL
Carnival rides, farm animals, tractor pulls, fair food, interactive exhibits and more! See link for schedule of events. Frying Pan Park .  Directions: 2709 West Ox Rd, Herndon .  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 703-324-7329. 
 
April 17-August 2, Tuesdays-Sundays
THE BODY IN MOTION
UVA's Fralin Museum of Art.
Photographs from the museum's collection, featuring bodies in motion. Fralin Museum of Art.  Directions: 155 Rugby Road.  12-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3592. 
 
July 6-August 2
WINTERGREEN SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL: 20 YEARS OF MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS
Wintergreen Performing Arts.
Choose from more than 200 events and performances highlighting music, dance, theatre, film, poetry, literature, history, food and wine. Wintergreen Resort.  $Prices vary.  Email: info@wintergreenperformingarts.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 325-8292. 
 
August 4, Tuesday
BUILD IT: CARDBOARD CONSTRUCTION CHALLENGE
Central Library.
What can you build with cardboard and recyclables? The only limit is your imagination. For ages 10-14. Registration recommended. Central Library.  3-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
August 4, Tuesday
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
County of Albemarle.
A community awareness-raising event promoting police-community partnerships, crime prevention activities and neighborhood camaraderie. Fire/rescue vehicles, fishing and fun for the kids. Dorrier Park, Scottsville.  6-8pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 4, Tuesday
RICHMOND FLYING SQUIRRELS' CHARLOTTESVILLE COMMUNITY NIGHT
Richmond Squirrels' play against the Fisher Cats. 6pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 5, Wednesday
WACKY WEDNESDAY
JMRL - Northside.
Visit Northside Library to find some wacky changes in the library (or library staff!) and take home a wacky prize. Northside Library.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
August 6, Thursday
CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Charlottesville School District.
Come listen to the discussions, debates and decisions of the city school board. Booker T. Reaves Media Center at Charlottesville High School.  5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-2400. 
 
August 6, Thursday
HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON: THE MOVIE
Central Library.
Watch Harold and that purple crayon go, go, go! Based on the book by Crockett Johnson. For all ages. Central Library.  10:30am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
August 2-6, Sunday-Thursday
HARP SONG SUMMER CAMP
Virginia Schweninger.
Harpists of all ages will come together at the Acorn Inn in Nellysford for four days of workshops and music. Come for a day or stay for four. The Acorn Inn.  $75 per day or full week overnight rate.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Virginia Schweninger.  Email: HarpinVA@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 996-9456. 
 
August 6, Thursday
LET'S GO COOK
Monticello.
Young cooks and their favorite grownups will begin by harvesting fruits and vegetables from the Monticello gardens. The class will then help prepare both sweet and savory recipes that were favorites of the Jefferson family. The reward will be to eat what's been made and take home the recipes. David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center.  9:30-11:30am.  $12 for adults; $8 for children; Free for children under 5.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
June 10-August 6, Tuesdays & Wednesdays
SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS
Regal Stonefield Cinema.
Enjoy a choice of two family-friendly flicks every week! Regal Cinemas Stadium 14 & IMAX.  10am.  $1 (a portion going to the Will Rogers Motion Picture); children 2 & under free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3213. 
 
August 7, Friday
PUBLIC NIGHT AT THE OBSERVATORY
UVA Leander McCormick Observatory.
Three telescopes at the McCormick Observatory offer amazing views of our galaxy, weather permitting, along with a slide show and tour. McCormick Observatory.  9-11pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 243-1885. 
 
July 11 & August 8, Saturdays
AMAZEMENT SQUARE'S FAMILY FUN NIGHT
Amazement Square.
Come out when admission is only $3. Special story times and themed events. Amazement Square, Lynchburg.  4-7pm.  $3 per person.  All ages welcome.  Email: visitus@amazementsquare.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 845-1888. 
 
August 1, 2, 5, 7 & 8
ASH LAWN OPERA: MY FAIR LADY
Ash Lawn Opera.
Lerner and Loewe's treasured musical "My Fair Lady" has been a mainstay of American theater since its hit debut on Broadway in 1956. With a delightful score and witty dialogue this beguiling musical will charm audiences of all ages. The Paramount Theater.  $12-$65.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
August 4-8, Tuesday-Saturday
AUGUSTA COUNTY FAIR
Augusta County Fair.
Tractor pulls, petting zoos, hot dog pig racing, laser tag and more! Augusta Expoland.  See website for schedule.  All ages welcome.  Email: acfair@ntelos.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-245-5627. 
 
August 7-8, Friday & Saturday
BOTETOURT COUNTY FAIR
VCE Botetourt County.
Come out and enjoy 4-H Youth Livestock shows, homemaking exhibits, agricultural demonstrations, a farmers market, food vendors and more! Carnival Grounds, Buchanan.  3-7pm Friday; 9am-5pm Saturday.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-473-8260. 
 
August 8, Saturday
EDIBLE FOOD FEST
Orange Downtown Alliance.
Presented by edible Blue Ridge magazine and the Orange Downtown Alliance, the Edible Food Festival is a delicious celebration of the Earth-to-Table movement. Enjoy demos from leading chefs, expert talks, family-friendly fun, live music and more. Downtown Orange.  10am-5pm.  $7 per person, ages 12 and under free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2540. 
 
August 8, Saturdays
FAMILY FUN NIGHT
Check out Amazement Square's reduced admission and extended hours on the second Saturday of every month this summer! Amazement Square .  4-7pm.  $3 per person.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 845-1888. 
 
August 7-8, Friday-Saturday
MADE 4 KIDS SALE
Victory Worship Center.
Children & teen clothing consignment sale featuring fall/winter clothing, shoes, accessories and baby items. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities. Victory Worship Center, Staunton.  7:30am-6pm Friday; 7:30am-12pm Saturday.  Contact: Crystal Rowe.  Email: made4kidssale@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 886-6249. 
 
Early August-early September
PICK YOUR OWN GRAPES
Kipps Family Grape and Fruit Farm.
Grape varieties include Concords, French hybrids and an assortment of other reds, whites and blues. Please call ahead for availability. Kipps Grapes.  8am-6pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: kippsgrapes@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-4171. 
 
August 8, Saturday
STARRY NIGHTS: THE DICKENS
Veritas Vineyard & Winery.
Join for live music, wine and the big outdoors! Bring family, friends, blankets, lawn chairs and dancing shoes for an unforgettable night under the stars. Space is unlimited and tickets can be purchased the night of the event, though reserve ahead of time for table and buffet. Veritas Vineyard & Winery.  7-11pm.  $Prices vary.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8000. 
 
August 8, Saturday
THE PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
nTelos Wireless Pavilion.
Come see the 41st Anniversary Tour of Prairie Home Companion for 2½ hours of Sweet Harmony & Garrison Keillor with Piano Master Richard Dworsky and Fred Newman. Doors open at 6pm. The nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  7pm.  $Prices vary.  Email: nteloswirelesspaviliontix@ticketstoday.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-4910. 
 
August 3-8, Monday-Saturday
WARREN COUNTY FAIR
Warren County Fair Association.
Come enjoy events including beauty pageants, 4-H events, tractor pulls, a demolition derby, vendors and more! See website for schedule. Warren County Fairgrounds, Front Royal.  $Prices vary.  Email: wcfair@comcast.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-635-5827. 
 
August 9, Sunday
32ND ANNUAL CARYTOWN WATERMELON FESTIVAL
Martin's.
3,000 watermelons, 60 musicians, over 100 exhibitors and one of the largest kids' areas of any festival on the east coast. 3126 West Cary Street, Richmond.  10am-6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-304-6870. 
 
July 11-August 9
BLACKBERRY SEASON BEGINS
Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery.
Pick your own blackberries on our beautiful farm. No thorns! Blackberries priced by the quart. Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery.  9am-5pm.  Email: hilltop1@ntelos.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-1266. 
 
July 31-August 9, Friday-Sunday
FREDERICKSBURG AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Come celebrate traditional fair events, contests, entertainment and food for the whole family! See website for schedule and prices. Directions: 2400 Airport Avenue, Fredericksburg .  All ages welcome.  Email: jeremy@virginiaaau.net . For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-373-1294. 
 
August 7-9, Friday-Sunday
SALES TAX HOLIDAY: SCHOOL SUPPLIES & CLOTHING
Purchases of certain school supplies, clothing and footwear will be exempt from the Virginia sales tax. For details, please click this link. 
 
August 9, Sunday
SUNDAY SUNDOWNS
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
Join in another afternoon of fun, with a cookout, music, games and free swimming at Washington Park Pool. Washington Park Pool.  Directions: 1001 Preston Avenue.  3-6pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3260. 
 
August 11, Tuesday
A G'DAY FOR CLAPPING STICKS
Central Library.
Join staff from the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum in this workshop to decorate and learn to play your own pair of clapping sticks. For all ages. Registration required. Central Library.  3pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 

Our Mission: "To Make Parenting Easier & Growing Up Fun!"

Site Programming by Lassosmart.com

No portion of this publication may be reproduced in part or in whole without the express written consent of the publisher.

Copyright © 2015 Ivy Publications, L.L.C. All rights reserved.