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VIRGINIA
ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS OF HISTORIC EVENTS
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JANUARY

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

Lexington
Lexington Lee - Jackson Day
Explore the lives and legends of General Robert E. Lee and
General Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson. 
History comes alive with a parade, speakers and memorial service.

(540) 461- 0389

FEBRUARY

FAIRFAX COUNTY


Alexandria
Birthday Banquet and Ball Historic Gadsby’s Tavern
Annually since 1797
George Washington Parade and Birthnight Banquet and Ball
Parade and an 18th century banquet at Gadsby’s Tavern in the same room where Washington had his final birthday party.
Dancing and costumed re-enactors. 

(703) 549-1000               (703) 838-4242


  Alexandria
Fort Ward Park
Alexandria Revolutionary War Encampment

(703) 746-4848

    Alexandria
Open House in Old Town Alexandria
in celebration of Presidents’ Day

(703) 838-3852

  Mount Vernon
Breakfast with George Washington
       (703) 780 - 2000 

         Mount Vernon
          America’s Smallest hometown parade. 
         Featuring "George Washington"
       Fife and Drum Corps
        Farm animals

         (703) 780 - 2000

          Mount Vernon
            February 22
            George Washington’s birthday
                Special interpretations and events

            (703) 780 - 2000

            Mount Vernon
             Mount Vernon by Candlelight
               Special evening candlelight tour of the
                   decorated mansion and plantation.

             (703) 780 - 2000

MARCH

HIGHLAND COUNTY

Monterey
HighlandMaple Festival
Sugar camp tours and an introduction to the rural way of life
Since 1958

(540) 468-2550



APRIL

PETERSBURG CITY COUNTY

Petersburg
Reenactment of the Battle of Petersburg 1781.
Colonial dance demonstrations
Military hospital reenactment
and much more.

(800) 308 - 3595

Woodbridge
Gunston Hall/Woodlawn Plantation
Historic Garden Week
Stroll trough private gardens.

(804) 644 - 7776

MAY

JAMES CITY COUNTY

Jamestown
Jamestown Day at Jamestown Settlement and Historic Jamestown
Maritime demonstrations,
military drills,
exploration and discovery.

(757) 253 - 5299

New Market
Mid - May

Battle of New Market
Reenacted on the grounds of  the
Hall of Valor Civil War Museum.

(540) 740 - 3432

JUNE

HIGHLAND COUNTY

Monterey
Highland Maple Festival
Sugar camp tours and an introduction to the rural way of life
Since 1958

(540) 468-2550

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY

Occoquan
Historic Occoquan Spring Arts of Crafts Show
Tradition of over 350 crafts people displaying their work in
addition to food and entertainment
.
(703) 491-4045

JULY

ACCOMACK COUNTY

Chincoteague
Annual Pony Swim and Auction
Since 1925

(757) 336-6161

FAIRFAX COUNTY

Mount Vernon
4th  Annual Mount Vernon
 American Celebration at Mount Vernon

(703) 780-2000

JULY-AUGUST

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Abingdon
Virginia Highland Festival
Highlights Appalachian culture with crafts, antiques, and music.
Visit a town rich in history,
Since 1948

(276) 623 – 5266


AUGUST

CARROLL COUNTY

Galax
Annual Old Fiddler’s Convention
Oldest and largest
Since 1935

(276) 236 – 8544


JULY-AUGUST

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Abingdon
Virginia Highland Festival
Highlights Appalachian culture with crafts, antiques, and music.
Visit a town rich in history,
Since 1948

(276) 623 – 5266

SEPTEMBER

HANOVER COUNTY

Doswell
State Fair of Virginia at Meadows Event Park
Animals, agriculture, toe-tapping music, fine arts, crafts
and so much more.
Since 1854

(804) 984-2773


OCTOBER

KENT COUNTY

Lanexa
Williamsburg Scottish Festival
Honoring our Military and First Responders
Rockahock Campgrounds
Since 1977

(737) 397-1040

YORK COUNTY

Jamestown/Yorktown
Yorktown Victory Celebration Day
Celebrating the end of the Revolutionary War on October 19,1781
Celebrate victory at Jamestown, October 19, 1781
 Military life, artillery demonstrations and mores

(757) 253 – 4838                   (757) 253-5299

NOVEMBER

CHARLES CITY COUNTY

Charles City
Berkeley Plantation 12602 Harrison Landing Road
First Thanksgiving Event
Celebrate the 1619 landing of the original colonists at
Berkeley Plantation
where they held the first Thanksgiving in America.
Visit the 1726 manor house, enjoy the beautiful gardens,
food and fun while participating in America’s living history.

(804) 829-0829


DECEMBER

New Years Eve

BOTETOURT COUNTY

Fincastle
Bells of Historic Fincastle
Incorporated in 1772
Has a population of around 350 people
and six churches within the 150 acres.

Synchronized bell ringing from the County Courthouse and four church steeples ring out the old year and at midnight Taps is played and a shogun blasts in the New Year.
The same families have performed these rights for three generations.

(540) 473-8280


FAIRFAX COUNTY

Alexandria
Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk
Starts at George Washington Masonic Memorial
101 Callahan Street,
Parade, bagpipes, taste of Scotland, children’s tea party and more
Since 1970
www.campcapagnacenter.org

YORK COUNTY

Yorktown
Colonial Christmas
Holiday traditions of 17th and 18th century Virginia
(757) 253-5299

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