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7aug - 16sepAll DayFlora of Virginia Exhibition(All Day) est 420 Christ Church Rd, Weems, VA 22576
Event Organized By: Historic Christ Church

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8jul - 13augAll Day“For the Love of Equine” Art Exhibit(All Day) 419 Rappahannock Dr, White Stone, Virginia 22578
Event Organized By: Allure Art Center
31jul - 5augjul 317:00 pmaug 5Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department Carnival(july 31) 7:00 pm - (august 5) 10:00 pm est 200 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock, VA
Event Organized By: Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department
4aug7:00 pm- 11:00 pmThe Original Rhondels7:00 pm - 11:00 pm est 517 N. Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Event Organized By: Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck
5aug9:00 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
5aug5:00 pm- 8:00 pmSummer Cheersfeaturing Beer Money & STuck on a Name5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 419 Rappahannock Dr, White Stone, Virginia 22578
Event Organized By: Allure Art Center
5aug5:00 pm- 10:00 pmAaron's Dirt Series Championship RacingAT VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY5:00 pm - 10:00 pm 4426 Tidewater Trail, Jamaica, VA 23079
5aug5:00 pm- 10:00 pmAaron's Dirt Series Championship Racingat Virginia Motor Speedway5:00 pm - 10:00 pm 4426 Tidewater Trail, Jamaica, VA 23079
6aug3:00 pm- 5:00 pmNative Americans of The Chesapeake Presentationat Regatta Point Yachting Center3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 37 Neptune Lane, PO Box 1188, Deltaville, VA 23043
Event Organized By: Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society
7aug - 16sepAll DayFlora of Virginia Exhibition(All Day) est 420 Christ Church Rd, Weems, VA 22576
Event Organized By: Historic Christ Church
10aug6:30 pm- 8:30 pmMusic on the Half Shell Stage: TSoul6:30 pm - 8:30 pm est 150 N. Main St., Kilmarnock, VA
Event Organized By: Town of Kilmarnock Virginia
12aug9:00 am- 1:00 pmUrbanna Farmer's Marketat Taber Park9:00 am - 1:00 pm Rappahannock Ave., Urbanna, VA 23175
12aug5:00 pm- 8:00 pmIrvington Crab Festival5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA 22480
Event Organized By: Steamboat Era Museum
12aug5:00 pm- 10:00 pmCommonwealth Motorsports - Xtra 99.1 NightAT VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY5:00 pm - 10:00 pm 4426 Tidewater Trail, Jamaica, VA 23079
12aug6:00 pm- 8:00 pmMusic by the RiverWhitetop Mountain Band6:00 pm - 8:00 pm est 1632 Belle Isle Rd., Lancaster, VA 22503
Event Organized By: Friends of Belle Isle State Park
19aug6:00 pm- 8:00 pmMusic by the RiverSouthern Grace6:00 pm - 8:00 pm est 1632 Belle Isle Rd., Lancaster, VA 22503
Event Organized By: Friends of Belle Isle State Park
19aug7:00 pm- 9:00 pmMusic Under the Starsat the Urbanna Town Marina7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 210 Oyster Road, Urbanna, Virginia
26aug9:00 am- 1:00 pmHolly Point Farmer's Marketat Deltaville Maritime Museum9:00 am - 1:00 pm 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville, VA
26aug5:00 pm- 8:00 pmGroovin' in the Park Waterfront Concertat Deltaville Maritime Museum5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville, VA
26aug5:00 pm- 10:00 pmNorthern Neck Chevrolet / Collision One NNK Foodbank Nightat Virginia Motor Speedway5:00 pm - 10:00 pm 4426 Tidewater Trail, Jamaica, VA 23079

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. 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
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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