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3may1:00 pm- 3:00 pmThe Declaration of Independence and Its Virginia Signers1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 420 Christ Church Rd, Weems, VA 22576
Event Organized By: Historic Christ Church
6may8:00 am- 12:00 pmGrace Episcopal Church: Giant Yard Sale8:00 am - 12:00 pm est 1083 Boys Camp Rd, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Event Organized By: Grace Epsicopal Church
6may9:00 am- 1:00 pmIrvington Farmer's Market9:00 am - 1:00 pm 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA 22480
Event Organized By: Irvington Village Improvement Association
6may - 7may 610:00 ammay 7Deltaville Dealer Days10:00 am - 4:00 pm (7)
Event Organized By: Deltaville Yachting Center
6may4:00 pm- 10:00 pmTruckin Thunder Scout Nightat Virginia Motor Speedway4:00 pm - 10:00 pm 4426 Tidewater Trail, Jamaica, VA 23079
Event Organized By: VA Motor Speedway
10may1:00 pm- 3:00 pmThe Declaration of Independence and Its Virginia Signers1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 420 Christ Church Rd, Weems, VA 22576
Event Organized By: Historic Christ Church
13may9:00 am- 5:00 pmDeltaville Seafood Festival9:00 am - 5:00 pm 17147 General Puller Highway, Deltaville, Virginia 23043
Event Organized By: Deltaville Community Association
13may9:00 am- 1:00 pmUrbanna Farmer's Marketat Taber Park9:00 am - 1:00 pm 425 Bonner Street, Urbanna, VA 23175
Event Organized By: Urbanna Business Association
13may5:00 pm- 7:00 pmLow Country Shrimp Boil at Morattico Waterfront Museum5:00 pm - 7:00 pm est 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico, VA 22523
Event Organized By: Connie Conley
17may1:00 pm- 3:00 pmThe Declaration of Independence and Its Virginia Signers1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 420 Christ Church Rd, Weems, VA 22576
Event Organized By: Historic Christ Church
20may10:00 am- 5:00 pmUrbanna CupCocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing10:00 am - 5:00 pm Urbanna, Virginia
Event Organized By: Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing Association
20may12:00 pm- 4:00 pmMud Mayhem Mud Bogat Virginia Motor Speedway12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 4426 Tidewater Trail, Jamaica, VA 23079
20may6:00 pm- 8:00 pmMusic by the RiverWildflower Honey6:00 pm - 8:00 pm est 1632 Belle Isle Rd., Lancaster, VA 22503
Event Organized By: Friends of Belle Isle State Park
20may7:00 pm- 9:00 pmMusic Under the Starsat the Urbanna Town Marina7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 210 Oyster Road, Urbanna, Virginia
Event Organized By: Urbanna Business Association
27may9:00 am- 1:00 pmHolly Point Farmer's Marketat Deltaville Maritime Museum9:00 am - 1:00 pm 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville, VA
27may11:00 amMemorial Day Service11:00 am 420 Christ Church Rd, Weems, VA 22576
Event Organized By: Historic Christ Church
27may5:00 pm- 8:00 pmGroovin' in the Park Waterfront Concertat the Deltaville Maritime Museum5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville, VA

Signature Events

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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
13
May
Deltaville Seafood Festival
(May 13, 2017)
Celebrate life on the river! With an amazing collection of pop-up restaurants and a diverse group of arts and crafts vendors from the village to the Deltaville Maritime Museum paddleboard and kayak racing, this event is not to be missed. Website: deltavilleseafoodfestival.com  
3
Jun
Arts in the Middle
(June 3-4 2017)
Two days of cultural entertainment on the grounds of the stately 17th century Hewick Plantation. Artisans display their creations for sale while visitors enjoy musicians and fresh cuisine from the local waters. Website: artsinthemiddle.com   YouTube Video:  Arts in the Middle
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May
Urbanna Cup
(May 20, 2017)
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. Dinner, live music and dancing, auctions, and awards ceremonies are all part of this fun filled weekend! Website: leukemiacup.org/va
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Jul
Raise the Roof Craft Beer Fest
(July 15, 2017)
Enjoy craft brews, music, 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 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
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
4
Nov
Urbanna Oyster Festival
(November 3 - 4 2017)
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. 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

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