Annual Festivals and Events

Known for the best of fun and festivity, you can literally line your calendar with an array of festivals and events that will ensure fun and opportunity for every member of your family or travel party.  Music, entertainment, recreation, food and beverages are always part of events in Southern Virginia.

Activities that highlight the best of a community, events tailored to a diverse array of cultures and ages, there is never a dull moment in Southern Virginia.  Eat, drink, dance, and celebrate the fun of a region enriched in the best of activities for those who love to call SoVa Home!

“Art on the Lawn” Art and Music Festival

Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is the primary fine arts and historical institution in the region and is valued as a major cultural resource for regional educators, artists, students, and researchers. The Museum collaborates with cultural organizations to promote...

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434-793-5644
“Rooster Walk” Music and Arts Festival

The Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival was created in memory of two of our best childhood friends who passed away while still in their 20s: Edwin “the Rooster” Penn and Walker Shank. This festival celebrates life and the notion...

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(276) 455-1110
Bushels and Barrels

The Reynolds Homestead, in partnership with One Family Productions, produces the annual Bushels and Barrels Local Food, Wine, and Beer Festival in June each year.  Celebrating all things local, the event has grown from a one-day concert to a two-day event...

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(276) 694- 7181
FloydFest

FloydFest — now in its 19th year, and produced by Across-the-Way Productions, Inc. — is a five-day celebration of music and art nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia featuring outdoor adventures, vibrant and varied vendors, quality...

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888-VA-FESTS
Front Porch Fest

Front Porch Fest was created at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Patrick County, Virginia. It started as a gathering of friends and family; a going away celebration for one of our own. Front Porch Fest was...

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(276) 692-7195
Harvest Jubilee

Danville Harvest Jubilee began in 1980 as "Victorian Danville Weekend" and evolved into a multifaceted event including food events, national entertainment and family activities. Danville Harvest Jubilee was home to the World Tobacco Auctioneering Championship for many years.

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434-797-8961
July 4th at the Crossing

Spend the Fourth here in Danville among family and friends! There will be FREE festivities starting at 6 p.m. at the Carrington Pavilion with family activities and a show! Vendors and concessionaires will have items available for purchase. Entertainment will...

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434-793-4636
Lake Country Wine Festival

Join us on the Bridge for our annual celebration of the Lake Country Wine Festival in historic downtown Clarksville! Come to one of the most favorable WINE FESTIVALS in our area, so we invite you to come, relax, enjoy the...

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434-374-2436
LakeFest

Voted by the Southeast Tourism Society in 2017 as “One of the Top 20 Festivals In The Southeast”, LakeFest (as it is known locally) attracted nearly 20,000 visitors in 2017 to view hundreds of attractions including hot air balloons, arts...

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434-374-2436
National Cherry Blossom Festival

Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. The gift and annual celebration honor the lasting friendship between the United States...

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877-442-5666
Oktoberfest International Arts & Culture Festival in Uptown Martinsville

Oktoberfest is a family friendly event, held annually for the past 40 years. This event has live music, craft and food vendors, a beer garden, and children's activities. For a day full of fun, be sure to attend!

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276-632-5688
Patriot Challenge Trail Run

Start celebrating Independence Day with a trail run at Anglers Park. The race options are 5K, 10K, and a kid's fun run. The whole family can participate in this event. This is a truly unique event with an ice cream...

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434-793-4636
Ribs, Rhythm and Blues Jazz Festival

The Ribs Rhythm & Blues Jazz Festival is a highly anticipated summertime event, which combines jazz and southern style foods for the soulful connoisseur.

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(434) 710-6194
River District Festival

The River District Festival was formed seven years ago to celebrate the revitalization of the “river district” and historic downtown, as well as increase awareness and visibility of the area. The festival serves as an event to bring all members...

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(434) 791-0210
Shrimp Fest

While the shrimp are the centerpiece of this annual event, it's the fellowship with friends, neighbors, and business colleagues that brings people year after year. Shrimp Fest is held at the Community Market in Danville on the Wednesday following Labor Day.

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434-836-6990
Smith River Fest

Run, paddle, cast and bike your way to fun at Smith River Fest! Held annually at the Smith River Sports Complex in Henry County, Virginia, this event is truly a celebration of all things associated with the Smith River and...

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888.722.3498
South Boston Harvest Festival

The 28th Annual South Boston Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, September 28 in historic downtown South Boston, Virginia from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Harvest Festival is a free community special event sponsored by many great local businesses,...

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434-575-4208
The Beach Music Festival

SRC Productions, Inc. a division of Rotary Club of Stuart, VA presents the 2019 Hot Fun in the Summertime Beach Music Festival.  Held the second Saturday in June each year, this is our 38th year providing entertainment to folks near...

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(276) 692-7322
The Horse and Hound Wine Festival

Enjoy wine from some of Virginia’s finest wineries while listening to good music and visiting art, craft and food vendors. Virginia’s most unique wine festival has numerous events throughout the day with horses and dogs as the primary attractions such as...

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540-586-3707
VA Summer Solstice Wine Festival

Join us for the 11th Annual Virginia Summer Solstice Wine Festival June 22, 2019, from 11:00am-6:00pm at Lazy Days Winery. The Virginia Summer Solstice Wine Festival is an exciting event for the whole family. Celebrate local wines, enjoy live music...

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434-381-6088