Hooray! The WEEKEND has arrived! SEP 9-11

Whatever the season, there are always a ton of events and festivals in Virginia. The best local cuisine, craft beers, wines, spirits, and ciders from Virginia may be found at festivals celebrating food and drink all year long. Sing your heart out at unforgettable summer music festivals and live performances. Make this a year to remember by making a note on your calendar.


Check out our comprehensive list of events in Virginia! From festivals to concerts, we have something for everyone. Whether you're looking to stay close to home or explore a new part of the state, we've got you covered. Be sure to check out the event details and get tickets before they sell out!

Friday Night Out with Annie Stokes

DuCard Vineyards

40 Gibson Hollow Lane

Etlan, VA 22719


Presented By: DuCard Vineyards

Dates: 9/9/2022


Come out and enjoy Annie Stokes' music this evening. Along with her original songs, Annie will delight you with classic rock, country, bluegrass, and acoustic renditions of well-known tunes thanks to her talent on the guitar, vocals, ukulele, and mandolin. No covering.


School's Back in Session - Family Comedy presented by Pearl St Comedy

11810 Centre Street

Chester, VA 23831


Presented By: Perkinson Center for the Arts

Dates: September 9, 2022


The Perkinson Center and Pearl St Comedy are pleased to present the family-friendly comedy show "School's Back in Session"! Come see Kevin Lee for a show sponsored by Don Garrett at 7:30 p.m.


The new academic year has begun.


Showtime is 7:30 PM. Welcome to all ages! : $25 - Adult; $20 for veterans and seniors

Youth, ages 17 and under, $10



Kevin Lee is the best comedian and magician you'll ever see. Audiences are astounded by Kevin's inventive juggling, comedy, and magic routines. Lee has been on programs including "Showtime at the Apollo," "Def Comedy Jam," and Jamie Foxx's "Uptown Comedy Club," to name a few, on all of the major national television networks. Washingtonian Magazine named Lee "Washington DC's Funniest Comedian."


Kevin's incredible juggling, fire, and sword-swallowing comedy astounds audiences.



Don Garrett, a Charlotte, North Carolina resident who was chosen as the best comedian in 2020 by Queen City Nerve, has created the Unfiltered Comedy Show at the 2019 Queen City Comedy Experience. Don has appeared at numerous festivals. Jon Reep, the winner of Last Comic Standing, and Don have both opened for Mike Speenberg. In September 2021, Don will record a Dry Bar special.


Fall Flair

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Avenue

Richmond, VA 23228


Price: Regular Admission: $14/Adults, $11/Seniors, $8/Children 3-12. 

Children under 3 are free. FREE for members

Time:9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


The Garden celebrates the fall season with events such as Fall PlantFest and other harvest-themed activities.


M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! as part of Pollinator Power

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Avenue

Richmond, VA 23228


Live butterflies! allows you to interact closely with a large number of fluttering beauties. This indoor exhibit offers entertaining family activities suitable for all ages. All around you, hundreds of tropical butterflies are feeding, fluttering, and taking flight. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and life cycles. Photos are allowed, however we ask that they be taken with consideration for other visitors. You're likely to see something new every time you go because the exhibit is constantly changing.


Bart Acoustic At 2 Silos


9925 Discovery Blvd Manassas,VA 20109

Dates: September 09, 2022


Prince William County's first destination brewery campus. Love when I can grab some mid week, hometown fun! Stop in and hang out with the band!


Tiger Touch-A-Truck


Brentsville District High School

Nokesville, VA

Dates: September 09, 2022


Touch-A-Truck gives kids the opportunity to have an up close view of their favorite Big vehicles. We will have Semi-Trucks, Dump Truck, Tow Truck, Fire Truck, Police cars, Dozers, and a lot more.

Food and Kona Ice will be available as well.

You can purchase tickets online by clicking the link: https://www.studentquickpay.com/pwcs

Or you can purchase Tickets at the Event

$10 Person, $35 Family of 4, $45 Family of 5, $55 Family of 6.

If you have questions, please email [email protected]


Bart Harris


9901 Discovery Blvd Manassas, VA 20109

Dates: September 09, 2022


The lead guitarist and singer for the band JunkFood is Bart Harris. He has frequently performed as a guest on tour with Bret Michaels of the band Poison, playing bass and singing harmony. He has performed in bands including Odd Reason, The Fifth, and The Willys in the past.


Ballroom Dancing


The Briede Family Vineyards

450 Green Spring Road

Winchester, VA 22603



Time:6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Instruction in Ballroom Dancing


Freddie from Social Graces will teach you how to dance for an entertaining hour.


This event will be a lot of fun, as Paul and I can attest. I genuinely believe that we have shared some beautiful and enjoyable occasions.


You will receive dance lessons from 6 to 7 o'clock, and then there will be time for socializing with a glass of wine from the Briede Family Vineyards and a charcuterie platter.


To get your charcuterie platter, place your order by Wednesday (prior to the event on Saturday).


Tickets can be bought here: https://www.briedevineyards.com/events


DanceWorks Chicago

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

147 Warsaw Avenue

Harrisonburg, VA 22807


Dates:September 10, 2022


DanceWorks Chicago is a modern dance company made up of six performers that are "always moving" and deliver high-caliber performances to audiences all over the world. Purigado, a new piece by DanceWorks Chicago choreographed by Rubén Graciani, dean of JMU's College of Visual and Performing Arts and professor of dance, will be presented during this year's festival. Dance majors from JMU will perform with the ensemble in a performance choreographed by Jess Hendricks, a dancer based in New York City, whose resume includes advertisements for well-known companies like Godiva, L'Oréal, and Reebok.

Fall Homeschool Days


Rosslyn Jazz Fest 2022


1300 Langston Blvd

Arlington, VA 22209


Presented By: Rosslyn Business Improvement District

Dates: September 10, 2022

Price: Free

Time: 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Jazz is back in Rosslyn this milestone year! Beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, we're bringing a diverse lineup of four fantastic acts to the stage at Gateway Park for an afternoon of music, food trucks, yard games, community table experiences, and tons of fun.


Jazz Fest Performance Schedule


1:00pm Groove Orchestra

2:20pm Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

3:45pm Mwenso & The Shakes

5:30pm Cimafunk



Named by Billboard as a “Top 10 Latin Artist to watch,” Cimafunk is by far one of the most exciting new faces in the Latin music space. The young Cuban superstar, a singer, composer, and producer, provides a daring fusion of funk with Cuban music and African rhythms.


Cimafunk is reinventing modern Cuban music as well as Afro-Latin identity and the blending of Black cultures by bringing out the best in Cuban rhythms and traditions and fusing sounds and styles from Africa and the U.S. Cimafunk has already appeared at the Glastonbury Music Festival and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this year alone.



Mwenso and the Shakes are a distinctive group of international performers based in Harlem. Immigrants from Sierra Leone, London, South Africa, Greenwich Village, Madagascar, France, Jamaica, and Hawaii, they take from the stylings of Fats Waller, Muddy Waters, James Brown, and many other American musical legends. The New York Times describes Michael Mwenso's electric show as "intense, predatory, and exuberant."



The 1960s organ jazz stylings of Jimmy Smith and Baby Face Willette; a dash of Booker T. Jones' snappy soul swagger; and a generous helping of Booker T. Jones' 1960s organ jazz stylings all come together in the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, or DLO3 as it is frequently known. Additionally, there are elements of Jimi Hendrix-style guitar, Stax Records, The Meters, & The M.G.s, and Motown.

It’s a soul-jazz mixture that goes straight to the heart and head and makes the body break out in a sweat. On their summer tour, the band is now serving as the opening act for Jack White and The Black Crowes.



Samuel Prather, a multi-instrumentalist who was raised in Washington, D.C., is the leader of Groove Orchestra. He has earned a reputation for working with and producing bands in a variety of genres, including Jazz, Funk, Gospel, Brazilian, Latin, Soul, and R&B. To mention a few, he has collaborated with Bennie Maupin, Hugh Masekela, Cyrus Chestnut, Raul Midon, Fred Yonnet, and Cyrus Chestnut.


B'dam Brew Jam


18002 Teman Rd, po Box 112

Beaverdam, VA 23015


Presented By:Beaverdam Ruritans

Dates:September 11, 2022


Craft beers and cider will be available on draft at the eighth annual B'dam Brew Jam festival. In Western Hanover County, the Beaverdam Ruritan Park is situated halfway between Richmond and Fredericksburg. This rural area features a market with paved walkways covered by large oak trees and plenty of free parking. There is accessible parking and restrooms. Joel Heilman, a solo artist, performs as the Josh Lief Band's opener. Customers can sit in the covered beer garden and take in the performance while indulging in a delicious meal from one of our food vendors. Bring your kids to play on our half-pint play station, even if they are in a stroller. Bring a camera to photograph you and your date at our selfie station featuring Crafty Beaver, our Ruritan mascot. The drive to the Park is a journey through the magical countryside that you will enjoy.


South African Food & Wine Festival

Grayhaven Winery

4675 East Grey Fox Circle

Gum Spring, VA 23065


Presented By: Grayhaven Winery

Dates: 9/10/2022, 9/11/2022


Price:In Advance: $30 - General Admission, $45 - Wine Drinker Admission (+$10 at the gate) Kids 17 and under attend free.

Time:11:00 AM to 6:00 PM


The South African Food & Wine Festival, a beloved annual event since 2006, is back after a two-year hiatus. Come join the celebration with us! For a weekend-long celebration of South African wine, music, art, cuisine, and culture, South African winemakers, vineyard owners, wine importers & experts, entertainers, arts & crafts curators, and food sellers join together. This outdoor gathering is a Family Friendly (17 and under are admitted free), LGBQT+, and Good Dog On A Leash event held at Grayhaven Winery in Gum Spring, Virginia. This weekend, Virginia Is For South African Wine Lovers, so don't miss it! For more information, see the event website.


DOTF Shrimp and BBQ Fest and Fireworks Show


13580 Ashland Road

Ashland, VA 23005


Presented By: Hanover Vegetable Farm


Price: Individual tickets: $40 Private tents: $250 (includes 4 tickets) $380 (includes 8 tickets)

Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM; 9/10/22

Recurrence: Recurring on the 2nd Saturday of September


We are pleased to present our third annual: Order Up Seafood, Hanover Vegetable Farm, and the Five- O's Tiki Foundation.

Shrimp and BBQ Festival and Fireworks Display Down on the Farm


Summer's End Pup Pool Party


9670 Cadet Road

New Market, VA 22844


Presented By: Town of New Market

Dates: September 11, 2022

Price: $3.00 Admission for each dog, Humans get in FREE

Time:1:00 PM to 4:00 PM


Visit the New Market Community Pool with your animal family members to enjoy the final days of summer! Before the community pool closes for the season, bring your pooch who is older than 6 months to enjoy it. Pre-registration is highly encouraged for this event. For more details and to register for this year's special pup pool party, visit our website.


So whether you're looking for something to do with your family, friends, or significant other, there's sure to be an event this weekend that's perfect for you! Virginia is a great state to live in and we hope you enjoy your weekend.


If you know of any other events happening this weekend, please let us know in the comments! Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!


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