Innsbrook after hours

When: July 6th, 7th, 20th, 26th and 28th

Where: 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen

About: "Innsbrook After Hours is Central Virginia's premier outdoor concert series. Running from May to October the concert series has at least 22 concerts each year. Concert announcements are under way..." (From their website)

July hosts Lee Brice, Billy Currington and K95 Countryfest, Chris Young, Dispatch, and Nelly


Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion

When: July 7th, 10am-5pm

Where: Virginia Beach boardwalk

About: "Chalk the Walk takes over the Virginia Beach Boardwalk as hundreds of artists and "wanna-be artists" gather to turn the boardwalk into an impromptu canvas of color!

At Chalk the Walk, participants draw four by four foot chalk drawings for three blocks along the boardwalk." (From their website)


Pocahontas Premieres

When: July 8th, 27th and 28th

Where: Pocahontas State Park 

About: "Pocahontas Premieres series events - concerts, movies and plays - are held at Pocahontas State Park's  Heritage Amphitheater." (From their website)

July features RUMOURS a Fleetwood Mac Tribute, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Family Movie Night- Cars 3


"Raise the Roof" Craft Beer Fest

When: July 14th, 1-6pm

Where: 420 Christ Church Road, Weems VA 22576

About: "Enjoy 12 Craft Beers, delicious BBQ (or vegetarian fare), homemade ice cream, and live music by Good Shot Judy and Bobby “Blackhat” Walters. Your ticket includes a souvenir pint glass and five craft beer tasting tickets, one serving of BBQ (or veggie fare) with fixings from Willaby’s, homemade ice cream and awesome music all at one of Virginia’s most historic sites." (From their website)


Hanover County Tomato Festival

When: July 14th, 9:00am-4:00pm

Where: Pole Green Park, Mechanicsville 

About: "What better way to celebrate Hanover County's favorite fruit than at the county's largest outdoor festival?!? The Hanover Tomato Festival, presented by Black Creek Vol. Fire Dept., The Mechanicsville Local, The Herald Progress and Hanover County Parks and Recreation, puts the Hanover Tomato on display. Get an early start with Tomato-Palooza on Friday, 7/13 with tomato-tastings, live music, vendors, contests, the incredibly fun Papa John's 4K pizza run & relay, all going on while a variety of food trucks are serving up their best Hanover Tomato cuisine.   On Saturday, 7/14 enjoy all day live music, yummy tomato delights, over 150 artisan & business vendors, the MaterFUN zone (designed for children 12 & under), Bow-Wow Beach (cooling station for pets) and of course Hanover Tomatoes." (From their website)


Virginia Lake Festival

When: July 19th-21st, 6-10pm

Where: 105 Second Street, Clarksville VA 23927

About: "Visit Clarksville's Annual Virginia Lake Festival. This free event has been named "One of the Top 20 Events" by the Southeast Tourism Society for many years. Children will enjoy tethered hot air balloon rides as the event kicks off Thursday night. Sand sculptors begin their artistry on Friday morning and a live band and a sampling of food vendors round out the day. Saturday morning starts at dawn as balloonists skim the lake and 200+ vendors line the street, including a juried arts & crafts show and a wide choice of delicious foods. Music fills the air. Helicopter rides, antique cars and nearly 100,000 people make for a non-stop eventful day. At night fall, boats gather on Buggs Island Lake/John H. Kerr Reservoir and people along the shoreline to see the extravaganza fireworks show. A "must attend" festival." (From their website)


Ol' Fashioned Peach Festival

When: July 21st, 10am-5pm

Where: Carter Mountain Orchard, Charlottesville

About: "Join us as we celebrate the peak of our peach season! We’ll start out each morning with a delicious Waffle Breakfast, with lots of peaches! Then, there will be games, contests, hayrides, food, wine and hard cider – a good time to be had!" (From their website)


Smith Mountain Lake Pirate Days

When: July 20-22nd

Where: 16430 Booker T Washington Highway, Moneta VA 24121

About: "Hear ye, hear ye! We hereby declare the weekend o’ Jul-aye 20th to 22nd to be Smith Mountain Lake Pirate Days. All scallywags are encouraged to participate whether ye be a resident, business, or visitor. Gather yer first mates and join us scallywags for a weekend full o’ fun and pirate escapades! Tharr be treasure huntin’ and special pirate events happenin’ all weekend long. Get yer spyglass out and take a gander at all o’ the events fer ye and yer families to participate in. Ahoy mateys, can’t wait to see you there!" (From their website)


Albemarle County Fair

When: July 26-28th

Where: 2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville VA 22902

About: "The Albemarle County Fair features tents bustling with local vendors and live music, all set against the picturesque backdrop of Central Virginia’s farmlands. Nearly 30,000 people take part in this annual celebration of the industry of the area, a local tradition.

The Albemarle County Fair has something for everyone, including agriculture, livestock, craft exhibits, live music, and so much more. Every year, the Fair expands to welcome new events and contests. Fried dough, candy apples, and cloggers are just a few of the things that signal the start of the fair. The Albemarle County Fair Board of Directors and organizers are delighted to welcome you to a fair that perfectly represents the county’s rural heritage, agricultural history, and natural beauty." (From their website)


Shenandoah Valley Music Festival

When: July 20, 21, 27 and 28th

Where: Orkney Springs, Virginia 22845

About: "The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival has been bringing great music to the Valley for 55 years! We present eight  concerts per season that offer music from wide variety of genres. 

Our concert venue is an outdoor pavilion on the grounds of Shrine Mont, a beautiful, historic retreat center in Orkney Springs, Va.  Situated at the foot of Great North Mountain, Shrine Mont provides a stunning backdrop for our concerts, and its modest size allows for great views of the stage from both the pavilion and lawn seating areas." (From their website)

July features Home Free-Timeless World Tour, Piedmont Symphony Orchestra- The Music of Pink Floyd, The Temptations, and Piedmont Symphony Orchestra- "Oh, Shenandoah! Music for Your Eyes"