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15nov - 30decAll DayRAL Art Center Holiday Shop(All Day) est 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Event Organized By: RAL Art Center
1dec - 1jandec 15:00 pmjan 1Deltaville Christmas Lights5:00 pm - (january 1) 11:00 pm 16598 General Puller Highway, Deltaville, VA 23043
Event Organized By: Stephen and Randy Blue

december, 2017

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15nov - 30decAll DayRAL Art Center Holiday Shop(All Day) est 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Event Organized By: RAL Art Center
1dec11:00 am- 1:00 pmHoliday Fashion Show & Champagne Brunchat Landsdowne in Urbanna11:00 am - 1:00 pm 271 Virginia Street, Urbanna, VA 23175
1dec4:30 pm- 9:00 pmUrbanna Christmas Parade4:30 pm - 9:00 pm 330 Virginia Street, Urbanna, VA
Event Organized By: Urbanna Business Association
1dec - 1jan5:00 pmjan 1- 11:00 pmDeltaville Christmas Lights5:00 pm - (january 1) 11:00 pm 16598 General Puller Highway, Deltaville, VA 23043
Event Organized By: Stephen and Randy Blue
1dec5:00 pm- 7:00 pm1st Friday Art Reception5:00 pm - 7:00 pm est 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Event Organized By: RAL Art Center
2dec9:00 am- 5:00 pmChristmas in UrbannaUrbanna's Gift to YOU!9:00 am - 5:00 pm Virginia Street & Cross Street, Urbanna, VA 23175
Event Organized By: Urbanna Business Association
2dec10:00 am- 4:00 amSteamboat Era Museum 4th Annual Annual Holiday Marketplace10:00 am - 4:00 am est 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA 22480
Event Organized By: Steamboat Era Museum
2dec10:00 am- 3:00 pmLandsdowne Christmas House Tourin Urbanna's Historic District10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Organized By: Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society
2dec11:00 am- 4:00 pmRAL Art Center: Make & Take Gifts Holiday Art Day Camp11:00 am - 4:00 pm est 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Event Organized By: RAL Art Center
2dec6:30 pm- 8:30 pmRAL Art Center: DIY Arts & Crafts Night6:30 pm - 8:30 pm est 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Event Organized By: RAL Art Center
4dec3:30 pm"The Holly & The Ivy": A Traditional Carol Sing3:30 pm est 420 Christ Church Rd, Weems, VA 22576
Event Organized By: Historic Christ Church
8decAll DayKilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade(All Day: friday) est Kilmarnock
Event Organized By: Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce
9decAll DayChesapeake Bay Wine Trail-Holiday Open Houses on the Trail(All Day: saturday)
Event Organized By: Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail
9dec10:00 am- 4:00 amSteamboat Era Museum 4th Annual Annual Holiday Marketplace10:00 am - 4:00 am est 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA 22480
Event Organized By: Steamboat Era Museum
9dec11:00 am- 4:00 pmChristmas Marketplaceat the Tides Inn11:00 am - 4:00 pm est 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA
Event Organized By: Tides Inn
9dec4:00 pm- 7:00 pmWhite Stone Winter Wonderland4:00 pm - 7:00 pm est
Event Organized By: Town of White Stone VA
9dec4:00 pm- 10:00 pmWhite Stone Winter Wonderland4:00 pm - 10:00 pm est
Event Organized By: White Stone Business Association
9dec4:30 pm- 8:00 pmJackson Creek Christmas Cruise(NOTE: Inclement Weather Date Change)4:30 pm - 8:00 pm 17147 General Puller Highway, Deltaville, Virginia 23043
Event Organized By: Deltaville Community Association
9dec5:00 pm- 8:00 pmAllure Art Center Christmas Open House5:00 pm - 8:00 pm est 419 Rappahannock Dr, White Stone, Virginia 22578
Event Organized By: Allure Art Center
15dec6:30 pm- 8:30 pmRAL Art Center: Adult Paint Night- Light Up Canvass6:30 pm - 8:30 pm est 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Event Organized By: RAL Art Center
16dec9:00 am- 11:00 amJingle Bell 5K & Kids Fun Runat Piankatank River Golf Club9:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Organized By: Middlesex Family YMCA
16dec10:00 am- 4:00 amSteamboat Era Museum 4th Annual Annual Holiday Marketplace10:00 am - 4:00 am est 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA 22480
Event Organized By: Steamboat Era Museum
16dec7:30 pmRappahannock Foundation for the Arts Concert: John Brown Little Big Band Holiday in Swing ConcertRFA’s 2017-2018 ON STAGE SEASON 7:30 pm 191 School Street, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Event Organized By: Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts

Signature Events

18
Mar
Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show
(March 18 & 19, 2017)
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
12
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  
2
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
19
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   
8
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
15
Jul
Raise the Roof Craft Beer Fest
(July 15, 2017)
Enjoy craft brews, music by Good Shot Judy and Bobby "Black Hat" Walters, great BBQ and homemade ice cream on these 18th century grounds! Finished in 1735, Christ Church stands as the best preserved and most finely crafted of colonial Virginia's Anglican parish churches. Make a family weekend around this event. Photo credit: Bruce Nelson Photography More information and how to purchase tickets . . . . Website: christchurch1735.org
27
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
12
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
21
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!
2
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 
18
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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