Experience one of the region's most beloved holiday traditions! Dozens of brightly lit boats will stretch along the Potomac River during this colorful parade at Alexandria's historic harbor.
Virginia’s rich history, culture and spectacular scenery, from beautiful beaches to mountains, make it a perfect holiday playground. Don’t miss its award-winning wines.
From soaring mountains to scenic Atlantic Coast beaches, the Commonwealth of Virginia is diverse enough to feed every passion. You'll discover outdoor adventures, historic sites, compelling museums, unique restaurants and 22 winding wine trails to explore.
A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase), nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza!
The International Gold Cup steeplechase race is a celebration of hunt country tradition with over 50,000 spectators gathered to witness one of largest, most celebrated outdoor social events held in Virginia. In addition to the races, guests will enjoy terrier and pony races before the main event, hat contests on Members Hill, vendor tents and booths, parachute demonstrations, classic and new car displays, and countless tailgates.
Holiday traditions of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia are recalled through special interpretive programs and, from December 26 through 31, musical entertainment of the period. A Jamestown Settlement holiday film and guided tours compare and contrast English Christmas customs of the period with how the season may have been observed in the difficult early years of the Jamestown colony.
At the Plane Pull, teams of 25 people play tug-of-war with a FedEx jet to raise money for Special Olympics Virginia. The Plane Pull is the main event at the Dulles Day Family Festival, which also includes live music, a classic car show, aircraft displays and children's games and entertainment, including the Kids' Bus Pull. Admission and parking are free!
As one of the largest music festivals on the East Coast, the Richmond Jazz Festival has quickly become one of the city's biggest attractions. Every year, the festival boasts a lineup of top Grammy Award-winning, international and national jazz talents. Past artists have included: India.Arie, Jill Scott, Dr. John, Chaka Khan, Arturo Sandoval, Poncho Sanchez, Chick Corea, Ravi Coltrane, Keiko Matsui, and many more.
During the 2nd week of August each year since 1935 the City of Galax has the world tapping its feet at the Old Fiddlers' Convention. Musicians and fans from around the world travel to Galax to perform and hear the music that defines the sound of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Galax has been designated the Worlds Capital of Oldtime Mountain Music and is proud to be identified as hosting the world's oldest and largest fiddlers' convention.
Taste from a selection of over 100 beers from 40 micro and craft breweries from the Mid-Atlantic region.
Imagine - 115,000 people, over 3,000 watermelons and you! With 60 musicians, over 100 exhibitors, one of the largest kids areas of any festival on the east coast and all of the great Carytown style, the Carytown Watermelon Festival presented by Martin's has become the largest one day festival in the state of Virginia. Mark your calendar now for a great day of family fun.
This award-winning 5-day celebration of music and art nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia features over 100 performers on 10 stages. The 2014 lineup features Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Ms.