Best Summer Virginia Festivals
Summer Virginia Festivals To Enjoy!
It’s that wonderful time of year! Summer Virginia festivals are everywhere. These festivals are rich and varied. From the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival in Orkney Springs to the Labor Day oceanfront backdrop of jazz, blues, country, rock and R & B, there’s something for everyone.
First up is the longest running outdoor music festival in the mid-Atlantic. The Shenandoah Music Festival has been a staple of summer for the last 50 years. It takes place one weekend a month for the months of July, August, September.
Held at Shrine Mont, past performers include Kris Kristofferson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Rhonda Vincent, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Bruce Hornsby and more. Check out this year’s schedule and grab your ticket!
Floyd Fest—This 5-day music retreat will feature 50 artists on 10 stages over 5 days. FloydFest combines music and art, a perfect combination! July 26-30, 2017.
Fiddlers’ Convention, Galax--It’s the sound that defines the Blue Ridge Mountains. That would be old time music. And every second weekend in August, thousands come to celebrate Galax’s title as the World’s Capital of Old Time Music.
The Fiddlers’ Convention has been consistently held since 1935 and is a ton of fun. Get this year’s schedule here.
Virginia Festival of Jazz
On the other end of the music spectrum is the Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont. Not only will you experience the world’s best jazz, extraordinary wine, and great food, there’s also an outdoor cigar lounge. And the backdrop for all of this? The beautiful rolling hills of Maymont. Learn more here.
The Lockn’ Festival in Arrington is also an incredible experience. Where else can you combine excellent music with outdoor activities, artisans, hiking and biking, yoga, and other great lifestyle activities?
The festival takes place at the Oak Ridge Farm and Infinity Downs Farm on August 24-27. Get deets here.
To celebrate the end of summer, Labor Day Weekend at Virginia Beach is a blast. September 1-3 is the American Music Festival, the largest outdoor music event on the East Coast. Local, regional and national acts celebrate the end of summer with the waves serenading in the background. It’s blues, rock, jazz, R & B, country, you name it! Get ticket info here.
Be sure to stay at a Stay VAbed and breakfast near these events! You can be assured of extraordinary food, comfort and hospitality!