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Art and Country
December 2, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum 400 Worrell Dr, Charlottesville, VA

The exhibition explores the range of ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists develop and maintain relationships with “country,” their homeland. Many artists represent features of the landscape to communicate their ongoing connection to their ancestral land and the Dreaming. Details.
Virginia Hot Glass Festival
April 25 - 26, 2015
Sunspots Studios 202 South Lewis St., Staunton, VA
Glass artists from around the region gather for the area's only annual art festival devoted to hot glass artistry. Demonstrations of glass blowing, flame working, and other glass art making are ongoing throughout the weekend. Each artist will be exhibiting and selling their work, including hand-blown glass, paperweights, marbles, beads, and art glass jewelry. Details.
Chincoteague Seafood Festival
May 2, 2015
Tom's Cove Park 8128 Beebe Rd Chincoteague Island, VA
This beautiful waterfront campground provides the perfect venue for relaxing, eating fabulous Chincoteague Island seafood and listening to beach music. Make it a weekend to capture all the islands have to offer. Boating, biking, hiking, fishing, shopping!! Relax, you're on island time! Details.
Dogwood Duathlon
May 10, 2015
Forest Lakes South, Charlottesville, VA
Welcome to the 6th annual Duathlon, a run-bike-run duathlon for youth ages 7-16 that promotes personal fitness and good sportsmanship. The primary objective for this race is for it to be an introduction to friendly competition with an emphasis on enjoyment of exercise, good sportsmanship and personal fitness. Details.
Relay For Life of Charlottesville/Albemarle
May 16, 2015
Albemarle High School 2775 Hydraulic Rd, Charlottesville, VA
This is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease. Details.
Memorial Day Weekend at Wintergreen Resort
May 22 - 25, 2015
Wintergreen Resort 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Wintergreen, VA
We welcome summer with a fun-filled weekend in the mountains. On Saturday, Blues & Brews is the theme with music being the highlight. We’ll top it off with a micro-brew festival, blues music, an arts & craft fair, block party, 3rd Annual Cliffhanger Mountain Bike Challenge (Saturday) and a day at the Lake Details.
Swannanoa Palace Open House
June 6 - 7, 2015
Swannanoa Palace 497 Swannanoa Lane, Afton, VA
Visitors today can still see the depth of James and Sally May's relationship in places like the 4,000 piece Tiffany stained-glass window and a domed ceiling bearing the likeness of Mrs. Dooley. The name Swannanoa comes from Mrs. Dooley's fondness for swans, which she liked because they choose their mates for a lifetime. Details.
Step Into Mystery
June 8 - August 10, 2015
3 Notch'd Brewing Co 946 Grady Ave, Charlottesville, VA
A Unique chance to become part of the mystery, not just an observer! You ARE the detective, trying to solve the crime. Upon entering, you will become a character in the event. You don’t just watch the action, you ARE the action. Talk to others and find out what they know. Details.
19th Annual Historic Landscape Institute
June 14 - 19, 2015
Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA

This one-week course uses Monticello’s gardens and landscapes and the University of Virginia as outdoor classrooms for the study of historic landscape preservation. Lectures, workshops, field trips, and practical working experiences provide an introduction to the fields of landscape history, garden restoration, and historical horticulture. Details.
Father’s Day Weekend at Wintergreen Resort
June 19 - 21, 2015
Wintergreen Resort 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Wintergreen, VA

This Father’s Day start a new tradition and celebrate this special holiday at Wintergreen Resort. We will have all kinds of family fun planned. Treat Dad to a day of rest and rejuvenation with one of our Spa treatments, just for the guys! Details.
Birth of Democracy Festival
July 4, 2015
Democracy Vineyards 585 Mountain Cove Road, Lovingston, VA

All day music, food and wine tastings. Food available for purchase. Once a vibrant apple operation, a portion of the orchard has been cleared and planted with six varietals for wine grape production. Today, Democracy Vineyards grows Viognier, Petit Manseng, Petit Verdot, Pinotage, Chambourcin and Merlot Details.
The Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2015
Culpeper, Virginia

The Independence Day Celebration is a safe, fun, and affordable event that represents not only our heritage, but also a strong sense of community spirit. The day's events will include a 5K race, youth sporting events, patriotic speeches, a festive parade, CRI's 4th of July Car & Bike Show, food and craft vendors, amusements for children and adults, a band and of course FIREWORKS that will delight everyone! Details.
Wintergreen Summer Music Festival
July 6 - August 2, 2015
Wintergreen Resort Route 664 Wintergreen, VA

Living innovators will be celebrated, but the emphasis will be on innovation during the past 1,000 years. As always, there will be the familiar and the unfamiliar. There will be something for everyone, including orchestra concerts, jazz performances, seminars, kids programming, cooking classes, nature-related events and so much more! Details.
Annual Pig Roast at Horton Vineyards
July 11, 2015
Horton Vineyards, 6399 Spotswood Trail, Gordonsville, VA
Live music, meal with all the fixin's and wine tasting make this our best event of the year. Food available from 11:30am - 2pm. Paid reservations required. Details.
Powhatan's Festival of the Grape
October 24, 2015
Powhatan Historic Courthouse Square

Every season brings more opportunities to enjoy national and local entertainment, festival fun amongst our quaint and rural spaces. Nestled in the green countryside, 20 miles west of Richmond, Powhatan County is rich in historic, natural and outdoor recreational resources. Details.

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