Virginia Festivals 2018, 2019

Elegba Folklore Society Capital City Kwanzaa Festival 2018

Elegba Folklore Society Capital City Kwanzaa Festival

December 31, 2018

The Altria Theater, 6 N Laurel St Richmond, VA, Richmond, Virginia

Virginia Beach Last Night on the Town 2018

Virginia Beach Last Night on the Town

December 31, 2018

Pembroke Mall, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd Virginia Beach, VA, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Strasburg Christmas Celebration 2018

Strasburg Christmas Celebration

December, 2018

Downtown , Strasburg, Virginia

Capital City Kwanzaa Festival 2018

Capital City Kwanzaa Festival

December, 2018

The Showplace Exhibition Center , Richmond, Virginia

Phoebus Illumination 2018

Phoebus Illumination

December, 2018

Downtown Phoebus , Hampton, Virginia

Yokrtown Market Days and Toyland Parade 2018

Yokrtown Market Days and Toyland Parade

December, 2018

Riverwalk Landing , Yorktown, Virginia

First Night Williamsburg 2018

First Night Williamsburg

December, 2018

Williamsburg & College of Wm & Mary , Williamsburg, Virginia

Christmas Arts and Crafts Show 2018

Christmas Arts and Crafts Show

December, 2018

Rockingham County Fairgrounds , Harrisonburg, Virginia

Chamberlin Christmas Bazaar 2018

Chamberlin Christmas Bazaar

December, 2018

The Chamberlin at ft Monroe , Hampton, Virginia

Small Town Christmas 2018

Small Town Christmas

December, 2018

Downtown , Victoria, Virginia

Dominion Energy Christmas Parade 2018

Dominion Energy Christmas Parade

December, 2018

Broad Street between the Science Museum of Virginia and 7th Street, 2500 W Broad St Richmond, Richmond, Virginia

City of Falls Church Holiday Craft Show 2018

City of Falls Church Holiday Craft Show

December, 2018

Community Center , Falls Church, Virginia

First Night Winchester 2018

First Night Winchester

December, 2018

various venues downtown , Winchester, Virginia

Purcellville Heritage Antique Show 2018

Purcellville Heritage Antique Show

December, 2018

Purcellville Skating Pavillion , Purcellville, Virginia

Buchanan Christmas Parade 2018

Buchanan Christmas Parade

December, 2018

Downtown Buchanan, Buchanan, Virginia

Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show 2018

Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show

December, 2018

Fredericksburg Expo Center , Fredericksburg, Virginia

Christmas in Middleburg 2018

Christmas in Middleburg

December, 2018

Multiple Locations in Middleburg, Middleburg, VA, Middleburg, Virginia

Christmas Open House 2018

Christmas Open House

December, 2018

Patrick Henry's Red Hill , Brookneal, Virginia

VWA Winter Wine Celebration 2018

VWA Winter Wine Celebration

December, 2018

Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Basslights 2018

Basslights

December, 2018

Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia

Olde Towne Holiday Music Festival Weekend 2018

Olde Towne Holiday Music Festival Weekend

December, 2018

Olde Towne , Portsmouth, Virginia

Annual Lighted Boat Parade 2018

Annual Lighted Boat Parade

December, 2018

Downtown Hampton, Hampton, Virginia

Portsmouth Olde Towne Holiday Music Festival 2018

Portsmouth Olde Towne Holiday Music Festival

December, 2018

High Street between Water and Washington Streets, High St & Court St Portsmouth, VA, Portsmouth, Virginia

Santa's Attic Craft Show 2018

Santa's Attic Craft Show

December, 2018

Hampton Parks & Recreation , Hampton, Virginia

Williamsburg Area Community Christmas Parade 2018

Williamsburg Area Community Christmas Parade

December, 2018

Merchants Square, Williamsburg, Virginia

About Festivals in Virginia

Diverse and beautiful Virginia is saturated with history and nature. The first settlers’ colony was established here, and visitors have descended upon the state ever since, keen to catch a chat with the smiling faces and catch a glimpse at the beaches, bays and mountains. It’s a great place for an adventure and equally good if you fancy a festival or two. Every year, the state delivers a great program of events for all ages.

Virginia International Tattoo is perhaps one of the biggest and most prestigious events in the whole of the USA. This traditional-style tattoo is crammed with marches, pipes, bands, drums, drill teams, gymnasts, dancers and choirs and features hundreds of performers and performances. It’s a moving and majestic display of patriotism and pride, and is executed with very appropriate military precision. If you like tattoos, it doesn’t get any better – and if you’ve never attended one, there’s no better place to begin. If you need any extra incentive, there is of course a great supply of tasty local food and crisp craft beer.

More food-based fun is on offer at Pungo Strawberry Festival, a tasty celebration of everybody’s favourite berry, with more than 200,000 attendees each year. Over two days, strawberries are crammed into mouths, pastries, cakes and stomachs, with the glorious fruit presented in dozens of mouth-watering ways. You can get your lips around strawberry ice cream, strawberry shortcake and even strawberry pizza! The event also features parades, three stages of entertainment, pig races, arts, crafts, pie-eating contests, pony rides, monster trucks, carnival rides, dog shows and more. Pick a date, pick some berries and pick up your spirits!

Music fans are also well-served, with plenty of audible entertainment on offer throughout the state each year. These offerings include the Old Fiddlers Convention, a celebration of the tunes and traditions of good ol’ country music, the three-day Richmond Folk Festival and American Music Festival, an aural extravaganza of epic proportions. Over the three-day duration of the latter, great acts play their very best - previous artists have included Sheryl Crow, The Wailers, Culture Club and Blue Oyster Cult.

Other events on offer include ample servings of lights, arts, aeroplanes, surfing, balloons, orchestras, food, boats, flowers, heritage, gardens and jazz. There’s something for everyone – so join the fun, get yourself involved and find out why historic Virginia has plenty more landmarks to make!