Festivals and Events. For exact festival dates, contact the local visitors bureaus here

Map Call Festival/Event City Founded Rate Range Festival Month
Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival Augusta & Aiken Warrenton Free-$$$ Mar IFEA
North American Sand Soccer Championships Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Virginia Beach 1994 Free Jun
Seawall Art Show Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Portsmouth 1971 Free Aug
Isle of Wight County Fair Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Isle Of Wight County 1994 $$$ Sep
Umoja Festival Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Portsmouth 1991 Free May
Norfolk Harborfest Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Norfolk 1977 Free Jun
Harborfeast Seafood Sampler Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Norfolk 2001 $$$ Jun
Cock Island Race Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Portsmouth 1988 Free Jun
Shamrock Sportsfest Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Virginia Beach 1972 $$$ Mar
Virginia International Tattoo Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Norfolk 1997 $$-$$$ Apr
Pomoco Family Movie Series Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Hampton 1988 Free Jun-Jul
Horse & Hound Wine Festival Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Bedford 2005 $$ Jul
American Indian Festival Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Chesapeake 1996 Free Jun
Virginia Arts Festival Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Norfolk 1997 $$-$$$ Apr-May
East Coast Surfing Championships Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Virginia Beach 1961 $$$ Aug
Hampton Cup Regatta Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Hampton 1926 Free Aug
Verizon Wireless American Music Festival Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Virginia Beach 1994 Aug
Hampton Blackbeard Festival Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Hampton 1999 Free-$$$ May
Pony Swim & Auction Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Chincoteague Island 1925 Free Jul
Chesapeake Jubilee Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Chesapeake 1983 $-$$ May
Hampton Jazz Festival Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Hampton 1968 $$$ Jun
Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Norfolk 1989 $ Jun
Easter Decoy Show & Art Festival Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Chincoteague Island 1979 $ Apr
Virginia Beach Department of Parks & Recreation Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Virginia Beach 1607 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
Storytelling in the Park Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Hampton 2000 Free Jun-Jul
Norfolk NATO Festival Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Norfolk 1953 Free-$$$ Apr
Holiday Parade at the Beach Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Virginia Beach Free Dec
100 Miles of Lights Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Norfolk Varies Nov-Jan
Historic Garden Week in Virginia Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Richmond 1929 $$-$$$ Apr-May
ValleyFest Beer & Wine Festival Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Mc Gaheysville 2001 $$$ May
Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Richmond $$$ Sep
Virginia Festival of the Book Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Charlottesville 1995 Free Mar
Old 97 Rail Days Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Danville 1903 $ Sep
Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Charlottesville 1996 Free Sep
Commemoration of Thomas Jefferson Birthday Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Charlottesville 1743 Free Apr
Virginia Wine Expo Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Richmond 2008 $$$ Feb
Oyster Festival Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Chincoteague Island 1972 $$$ Oct
Chesapeake Virginia Wine Festival Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Chesapeake 2011 $$$ Oct
Smith River Fest Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Martinsville 2008 Free Aug
Virginia Beach Neptune Festival Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Virginia Beach 1974 Free Sep
Lewis & Clark Festival Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Charlottesville 1990 Free Jun
Fieldale Heritage Festival Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Fieldale 2006 Free May
Richmond Jazz Festival Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Richmond 2010 $$$ Aug
Shenandoah Valley Music Festival Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Orkney Springs 1963 $$ May-Aug
Suffolk Peanut Festival Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Suffolk 1978 Free Oct
Montpelier Wine Festival Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Montpelier Station $$$ May
Chesterfield County Special Events Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Chesterfield 1749 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Charlottesville 2012 $$$ Apr
State Fair of Virginia Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Doswell 1854 $$ Sep-Oct
Montpelier Hunt Races Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Montpelier Station 1938 $$$ Nov
Bizarre Bazaar Christmas Collection Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Richmond 1975 $ Dec
Victorian Holidays Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Richmond $-$$$ Nov-Jan
Dominion GardenFest of Lights Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Richmond 2000 $$ Nov-Jan
River District Festival Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Danville 2011 Free Oct
Virginia Lake Festival Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Clarksville 1978 Free Jul
2nd Street Festival Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Richmond 2007 Free Oct
Pick Your Own Apples Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Roseland 1752 Free-$$ Oct
Blue Ridge Kite Festival Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Salem 1999 Free Apr
Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Moneta 1989 $$ Sep
Virginia Film Festival Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Charlottesville 1988 $-$$$ Nov
Virginia Wine & Craft Festival Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Front Royal 1986 $$$ May
Floyd Fest Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Floyd 2002 $$ Jul
Mt. Rogers Maple Syrup Festival Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Whitetop Free-$ Mar
Smith Mountain Lake Antique & Classic Boat Show Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Huddleston 1991 $ Sep
Wilderness Trail Festival Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Christiansburg 1974 Free Sep
Sedalia Blues Festival Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Big Island 1997 $ Jul
Richmond Folk Festival Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Richmond 2005 Free Oct
Microfestivus Craft Beer Festival Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Roanoke 1998 $$$ Aug
Blue Ridge Folklife Festival Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Ferrum 1973 $$ Oct
Salem Fair & Exposition Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Salem 1988 $$-$$$ Jul
Southwest Virginia Boat Show Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Roanoke 1984 Free-$ Feb
Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & Tourism Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Salem 1838 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
Charlottesville Opera Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Charlottesville 1978 $$$ Dec
Celebrate Fairfax! Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Fairfax 1982 $$ Jun
Dickens of a Christmas Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Roanoke 1983 Free Dec
Heritage Railway Festival Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Manassas 1995 Free Jun
Virginia Fall Foliage Festival Art Show Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Waynesboro 1972 Free Oct
Mount Vernon Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Mount Vernon $$$ May
Occoquan Spring Arts & Crafts Show Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Occoquan 1988 Free Jun
Celebrate America 4th of July Festival Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Manassas Free Jul
Virginia Dare Flotilla for Toys Boat Parade Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Huddleston 1998 Free-$$$ Nov
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport TN; Heart of Appalachia VA Bristol 2001 $$$ Sep IFEA
Independence Day Celebration Parade & Evening Show Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Fairfax 1966 Free Jul
Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Leesburg 1991 $ Apr IFEA
YMCA Craft Fair Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Blacksburg 1969 $ Nov
Manassas Wine & Jazz Festival Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Manassas 2005 $$ Jun
Virginia Gold Cup Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV The Plains 1922 $$$ May
Old Fiddlers' Convention Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport TN; Heart of Appalachia VA Galax 1935 Aug
Appalachian Festival of Plays & Playwrights Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport TN; Heart of Appalachia VA Abingdon 2001 Free Jul
Crooked Road Music Fest Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport TN; Heart of Appalachia VA Abingdon 2012 $$ Oct
Vintage Virginia Wine Festival Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Centreville 1981 $$$ Jun
Whitetop Mountain Sorghum Molasses Festival Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Whitetop 1960 $ Oct
National Inventors Hall of Fame Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Alexandria 1973 Free Jan-Dec IFEA
City of Alexandria Virginia Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Alexandria 1669 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
City of Fairfax Special Events Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Fairfax 1859 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
Herndon Festival Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Herndon 1980 Free May-Jun IFEA
Virginia Highlands Festival Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport TN; Heart of Appalachia VA Abingdon 1948 Free-$$ Aug
Chocolate Lovers Festival Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Fairfax 1992 Free-$ Feb
Colonial Market & Fair Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Mount Vernon $$ Sep
Colonial Williamsburg's Grand Illumination Williamsburg & Chesapeake Bay Williamsburg 1943 $$$ Dec
Jamestown Day at Jamestown Settlement & Historic Jamestowne Williamsburg & Chesapeake Bay Williamsburg 1607 $$ May
Festival of Lights & Carols Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Fairfax 2005 Free Dec
International Gold Cup Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV The Plains 1937 $$$ Oct
Greater Manassas Christmas Parade Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Manassas 1946 Free Dec
Fall Jubilee Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Manassas 1983 Free Oct
King Street Art Festival Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Alexandria 2003 Free Sep
Bull Run Festival of Lights Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Centreville 2001 $$ Nov-Jan
Yorktown Victory Celebration Williamsburg & Chesapeake Bay Yorktown 1781 $ Oct
Fall Festival Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Fairfax 1977 Free Oct
Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife Williamsburg & Chesapeake Bay Newport News 1974 Free Oct
Taste by the Bay Williamsburg & Chesapeake Bay Irvington 2013 $$$ Nov
Fairfax Holiday Craft Show Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Fairfax 1987 $ Nov
Celebration in Lights Williamsburg & Chesapeake Bay Newport News 1993 $$ Nov-Jan
Kilmarnock Wine Festival Williamsburg & Chesapeake Bay Kilmarnock 2009 $$ Jun
Virginia Wine Festival Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV The Plains 1976 Free-$$$ Sep
Harvest Faire Williamsburg & Chesapeake Bay Newport News 1994 $$ Oct
Civil War by Candle Light at Sully Historic Site Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Chantilly 1794 $$ Dec
Fall Festival & Taste of Falls Church Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Falls Church 1975 Free Sep
Mount Vernon by Christmas Candlelight Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Alexandria $$ Nov-Dec
Summer Celebration Wine Festival Williamsburg & Chesapeake Bay Newport News 2002 $$ Jun
Norfolk Festevents, Ltd Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Norfolk 1982 IFEA
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Winchester 1928 Varies Apr-May
Roanoke Festival in the Park Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Roanoke 1969 Free-$$ May
Virginia Scottish Games Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV The Plains 1974 $$ Aug-Sep
Winter Wildlife / Whale Watching Boat Trips Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Virginia Beach $$$ Jan-Mar
Santa's Attic Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Hampton Free Dec
The Bizarre Bazaars Spring Market Richmond, Southern, Central & Shenandoah Valley Richmond 1992 $ Apr
Hampton Holly Days Parade Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Hampton 1990 Free Dec
Blackbeard Festival Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Hampton 2000 Free May-Jun
Holidays in the City Grand Illumination Parade Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Norfolk 1985 Free Nov-Dec
Town of Leesburg Festivals & Events Washington D.C., Northern VA & Eastern WV Leesburg 1757 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
Highland Maple Festival Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Monterey 1958 Free-$ Mar
Lynchburg Art Festival Roanoke, Highlands & Mountains Lynchburg 1973 Free Sep
Chincoteague Seafood Festival Hampton Roads & Eastern Shore VA; Outer Banks NC Chincoteague Island 1969 $$$ May
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