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1dec - 1jan5:00 pmjan 1- 11:00 pmDeltaville Christmas Lights(december 1) 5:00 pm - (january 1) 11:00 pm 16598 General Puller Highway, Deltaville, VA 23043
Event Organized By: Stephen and Randy Blue
19jan10:00 am- 3:00 pmWinter Workshop-Basket CreationRAL Art Center10:00 am - 3:00 pm est 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Event Organized By: RAL Art Center
27jan11:00 am- 1:00 pmKEKOKA POLAR BEAR PLUNGEFREEZIN’ FOR A REASON11:00 am - 1:00 pm est 1083 Boys Camp Rd, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Event Organized By: Peninsula YMCA

Signature Events

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Mar
Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show
(March 17 & 18, 2018)
One of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events in the South for March, this show brings exhibitors featuring original paintings, carvings, sculptures, decoys and more. All proceeds support the White Stone Volunteer Fire Department. Website: rrws.org
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May
Deltaville Seafood Festival
(May 12, 2018)
Celebrate life on the river! With an amazing collection of pop-up seafood restaurants, festival food and a diverse group of arts and crafts vendors from the village to the Deltaville Maritime Museum live bands, paddleboard and kayak racing, this event is not to be missed. Website: deltavilleseafoodfestival.com  
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Jun
Arts in the Middle
(June 2-3 2018)
Two days of cultural entertainment on the grounds of the stately 17th century Hewick Plantation. Artisans display their works of art for sale while visitors enjoy musicians and fresh local cuisine paired with craft brews, Virginia wines and champagne. Website: artsinthemiddle.com   YouTube Video:  Arts in the Middle
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May
Urbanna Cup
(May 19, 2018)
Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing, they're fast and intoxicating to watch and each boat is named after a cocktail drink! Watch from the pier at the Urbanna Town Marina while choosing who you think will win! Festivities include good eats, beer and wine, and an awards ceremony.  Website: urbannacup.com YouTube Video: Urbanna Cup   
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Jul
Leukemia Cup Regatta
(July 7-9, 2017)
Raise funds for blood cancer research and come see beautiful sailboats glide through the waters of the Piankatank River. The after party is open to participants and nonboaters alike! Dinner, live music and dancing, auctions, and awards ceremonies are all part of this fun filled weekend! More information . . . .  Website: leukemiacup.org/va
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Jul
Raise the Roof Craft Beer Fest
(July 14, 2018)
“Raise the Roof” at Historic Christ Church & Museum's 5th-Annual Craft Beer Fest. 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 & 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.  Make a family weekend around this event. 1-6:00 PM Photo credit: Bruce Nelson Photography More information and how to purchase tickets . . . . Website: christchurch1735.org
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Jul
KVFD Carnival
(July 27- August 5, 2017)
The Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department Carnival is hometowncharm at it’s finest. Nine, free, fun-filled nights of rides, like “Big Eli” the Ferris wheel, games and the best homemade French fries around. Small town charm treasured by children for over 40 years. YouTube video: KVFD Carnival
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Aug
Irvington Crab Festival
(August 12, 2017)
At the sixth annual Irvington Crab Festival, join 750+ people and  pick your way through bushels of crabs. Jumbo Lump Daddy and the Backfin Boys rock the crowd with their genre-crossing music.  Beer and wine are available for purchase and a silent auction adds to the festivities.  Website: steamboateramuseum.org  YouTube video: Irvington Crab Festival
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Oct
Bay Seafood Festival
(October 21, 2017)
The annual, all-you-can-eat, event where you "party with a purpose". Proceeds go to area charities. Fresh seafood, adult beverages and a rockin' band make for a great night under the stars. Located at Camp Kekoka on Indian Creek. Website: kiwsrotary.com YouTube video: Bay Seafood Festival TICKETS ON SALE THROUGH WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH!
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Nov
Urbanna Oyster Festival
(November 2 - 3 2018)
The Official Oyster Festival of the Commonwealth! Over 50,000 attendees walk the streets of Urbanna for everything “oyster”. Parades, arts, oyster shucking contest, children’s activities, antique car show, music and wine and beer tastings.  Try the "VIP Oyster Lovers Experience" exclusive festival tickets with over the top amenities!  Website: urbannaoysterfestival.com YouTube Video: Urbanna Oyster Festival 
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Nov
Taste By The Bay
(November 18)
Sample Virginia wines, Virginia craft brews, and tastings from local restaurants. Enjoy live music, tour maritime attractions, and just in time for the holiday shopping season - a variety of artisan vendors. All on the award winning grounds of the Tides Inn. Website: tastebythebay.com         YouTube Video: Taste by the Bay

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