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01aug(aug 1)10:00 am30apr(apr 30)4:00 amDeltaville Maritime MuseumMOM Scavenger Hunt08/01/ at Deltaville Maritime Museum | Freeat 3 Middlesex Museums(august 1) 10:00 am - (april 30) 4:00 am 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville, VA Event Organized By: Museums of Middlesex

13apr(apr 13)9:00 am20may(may 20)2:00 pm. Friends of the RappahannockSpring Paddle Kayak Tour04/13/ at Foodlion in Saluda | Freeon the Dragon Run9:00 am (13) - (may 20) 2:00 pm Event Organized By: Friends of the Dragon Run

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01aug10:00 am30apr(apr 30)4:00 amDeltaville Maritime MuseumMOM Scavenger Hunt08/01/ at Deltaville Maritime Museum | Freeat 3 Middlesex Museums(august 1) 10:00 am - (april 30) 4:00 am 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville, VA Event Organized By: Museums of Middlesex

04apr7:00 pm9:00 pmcraft beerTodd Murray04/04/ at Willaby's | FreeWillaby's7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 327 Old Ferry Road White Stone, VA 22578 Event Organized By: Willaby's

05apr5:30 pm7:30 pmChesapeake Bay Wine TrailWine Down Friday's at Good Luck Cellars04/05/ at Good Luck Cellars | FreeFeatures Byrd's Seafood Co.5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 1025 Goodluck Rd, Kilmarnock, VA 22482 Event Organized By: Good Luck Cellars

05apr8:00 pm11:00 pmcraft beerStuck On A Name04/05/ at Willaby's | FreeWillaby's8:00 pm - 11:00 pm 327 Old Ferry Road White Stone, VA 22578 Event Organized By: Willaby's

06apr7:00 pm10:00 pmCraft BrewsRun Forest Run RVA04/06/ at Kilmarnock Brewhaus | FreeKilmarnock Brewhaus7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 44 West Church St., Kilmarnock, VA 22482 Event Organized By: Kilmarnock Brewhaus

11apr5:00 pm10:30 pmadrenalineThursday Night Thunder - All Star Sprints - Tony Stewart04/11/ at Virginia Motor Speedway | FreeVirginia Motor Speedway5:00 pm - 10:30 pm 4426 Tidewater Trail, Jamaica, VA 23079

11apr7:00 pm9:00 pmcraft beerPaige Melton Solo04/11/ at Willaby's | FreeWillaby's7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 327 Old Ferry Road White Stone, VA 22578 Event Organized By: Willaby's

12apr10:00 am4:00 pm. Friends of the RappahannockShuckapalooza04/12/ at Check-in Headquarters @ Christchurch School | Free1 day. 7 Unique Experiences. 7 Amazing Locations.10:00 am - 4:00 pm est 49 Seahorse Lane, Christchurch, VA Event Organized By: Virginia's River Realm

12apr5:30 pm7:30 pmChesapeake Bay Wine TrailWine Down Friday's at Good Luck Cellars04/12/ at Good Luck Cellars | FreeFeatures Byrd's Seafood Co.5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 1025 Goodluck Rd, Kilmarnock, VA 22482 Event Organized By: Good Luck Cellars

12apr7:00 pm10:00 amMichael Clark Band04/12/ at Something Different | FreeSomething Different7:00 pm - 10:00 am 213 Virginia Street, Urbanna, VA 23175 Event Organized By: Something Different Restaurant

12apr8:00 pm11:00 pmcraft beerTom Euler Band04/12/ at Willaby's | FreeWillaby's8:00 pm - 11:00 pm 327 Old Ferry Road White Stone, VA 22578 Event Organized By: Willaby's

13apr(apr 13)9:00 am20may(may 20)2:00 pm. Friends of the RappahannockSpring Paddle Kayak Tour04/13/ at Foodlion in Saluda | Freeon the Dragon Run9:00 am - (may 20) 2:00 pm Event Organized By: Friends of the Dragon Run

13apr11:00 am5:00 pmcraft beerTaste of Spring 201904/13/ at Tides Inn | Freeat the Tides Inn11:00 am - 5:00 pm 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA Event Organized By: Tides Inn

13apr12:00 pm4:00 pmOyster GardeningNorthern Neck Spring Oyster and Wine Fair04/13/ at Good Luck Cellars | FreeGood Luck Cellars12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 1025 Goodluck Rd, Kilmarnock, VA 22482 Event Organized By: Tidewater Oyster Gardeners

13apr7:30 pmbluegrassSgt. Pepper's Lonely Bluegrass Band04/13/ at Lancaster Middle School Theater | FreeRappahannock Foundation of the Arts7:30 pm 191 School Street, Kilmarnock, VA 22482 Event Organized By: Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts

15apr1:00 pm2:00 pmagricultureMonday Market Talks04/15/ at Dug In Farms | FreeAt Dug In Farms1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 155 Fleets Bay Road, White Stone, VA 22578 Event Organized By: Dug in Farms

18apr7:00 pm9:00 pmcraft beerJacob Vanko04/18/ at Willaby's | FreeWillaby's Thursday on the Rise7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 327 Old Ferry Road White Stone, VA 22578 Event Organized By: Willaby's

19apr5:00 pm9:00 pmDeltavilleDeltaville Maritime Museum Opening Weekend04/19/ at Deltaville Maritime Museum | FreeDinner and Dance5:00 pm - 9:00 pm 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville, VA

19apr5:30 pm10:00 pmSwing into Spring with The Original Rhondels04/19/ at Kilmarnock Town Centre Park | FreeOn the Half Shell Stage5:30 pm - 10:00 pm 150 N. Main St., Kilmarnock, VA Event Organized By: Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck

19apr5:30 pm7:30 pmChesapeake Bay Wine TrailWine Down Friday's at Good Luck Cellars04/19/ at Good Luck Cellars | FreeFeatures Byrd's Seafood Co.5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 1025 Goodluck Rd, Kilmarnock, VA 22482 Event Organized By: Good Luck Cellars

19apr7:30 pm11:00 pmcraft beerBobby Kyle & The Administers with The Hot Horns04/19/ at Willaby's | FreeWillaby's7:30 pm - 11:00 pm 327 Old Ferry Road White Stone, VA 22578 Event Organized By: Willaby's

20apr9:00 am2:00 pmAllure Art CenterArts on the Lawn Spring Clearance04/20/ at Allure Art Center | Freeat Allure Art Center9:00 am - 2:00 pm est 419 Rappahannock Dr, White Stone, Virginia 22578 Event Organized By: Allure Art Center

20apr1:00 pm3:00 pmDeltaville12th Annual Easter Egg Hunt04/20/ at Deltaville Maritime Museum | FreeDeltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville, VA

20apr4:00 pm11:00 pmadrenalineKing of the Commonwealth04/20/ at Virginia Motor Speedway | FreeVirginia Motor Speedway4:00 pm - 11:00 pm 4426 Tidewater Trail, Jamaica, VA 23079

20apr6:00 pm8:00 pmDeltavilleGroovin' in the Park: Sherman Holmes: Gospel/Chorus Blues04/20/ at Deltaville Maritime Museum | FreeDeltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville, VA Event Organized By: Deltaville Maritime Museum

22apr1:00 pm2:00 pmagricultureMonday Market Talks04/22/ at Dug In Farms | FreeAt Dug In Farms1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 155 Fleets Bay Road, White Stone, VA 22578 Event Organized By: Dug in Farms

24apr(apr 24)9:00 am26(apr 26)5:00 pmAllure Art CenterPlein Air Unleashed 201904/24/ at Allure Art Center | Freewith Allure Art Center9:00 am - 5:00 pm (26) est 419 Rappahannock Dr, White Stone, Virginia 22578 Event Organized By: Allure Art Center

25apr7:00 pm9:00 pmcraft beerFaron Hamblin04/25/ at Willaby's | FreeWillaby's Thursday on the Rise7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 327 Old Ferry Road White Stone, VA 22578 Event Organized By: Willaby's

26apr5:30 pm7:30 pmChesapeake Bay Wine TrailWine Down Friday's at Good Luck Cellars04/26/ at Good Luck Cellars | FreeFeatures Byrd's Seafood Co.5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 1025 Goodluck Rd, Kilmarnock, VA 22482 Event Organized By: Good Luck Cellars

26apr8:00 pm11:00 pmcraft beerMercy Creek04/26/ at Willaby's | FreeWillaby's8:00 pm - 11:00 pm 327 Old Ferry Road White Stone, VA 22578 Event Organized By: Willaby's

27aprAll Day28foodChesapeake Bay Wine Trail - Spring Oyster Crawl04/27/ at All Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail Locations | FreeAt Good Luck Cellars Winery and The Dog and Oyster Vineyard(All Day) Virginia, USA Event Organized By: Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail

27apr8:00 am4:30 pmAllure Art CenterSoft Pastels Workshop04/27/ at Allure Art Center | Freewith Allure Art Center8:00 am - 4:30 pm est 419 Rappahannock Dr, White Stone, Virginia 22578 Event Organized By: Allure Art Center

27apr9:00 am1:00 pm5K RunOyster Crawl 5K & Fun Vine Run04/27/ at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard | Freeat The Dog and Oyster9:00 am - 1:00 pm 170 White Fences Dr, Irvington, VA 22480 Event Organized By: Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce

27apr12:00 pm4:00 pmbeer2019 Opening Day04/27/ at Morattico Waterfront Museum | FreeMorattico Waterfront Museum12:00 pm - 4:00 pm est 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico, VA 22523 Event Organized By: Connie Conley

29apr1:00 pm2:00 pmagricultureMonday Market Talks04/29/ at Dug In Farms | FreeAt Dug In Farms1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 155 Fleets Bay Road, White Stone, VA 22578 Event Organized By: Dug in Farms

Signature Events

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Mar
Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show
(March 16 & 17, 2019)
Now in its 40th year! 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. The Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show is an unique art festival showcasing wildfowl art. Original paintings, prints, carvings of life-size and miniature birds of all kinds, decoys for display or hunting, antique decoys, exquisite bronze sculptures, photography, taxidermy, and handcrafted jewelry are all available to purchase or enjoy viewing. All proceeds support the White Stone Volunteer Fire Department. Website: rrws.org
12
Apr
Shuckapalooza
1 Day. 7 Unique Experiences. 7 Amazing Locations.
Rock this oyster party! The Shuckapalooza ticket is your backstage pass to the hottest new oyster scene. Check out private oyster farms, harvest methods, ecology with a real life waterman, samplings of oysters, plus wine and beer pairings. Take a one day tour of 7 unique, bucket-list worthy, authentic experiences-each at its own location. You’ll feel smarter when you leave this insanely intimate event with our awesome partner, Friends of the Rappahannock. For more info on how to "Shucka" like a pro, check out our blog post. More information at www.shuckapalooza.com.  Rain Date: April 26, 2019        
11
May
Deltaville Seafood Festival
(May 11, 2019)
Celebrate life by 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, red-white-and-brew tent, this event will kick-off your summer fun! You Tube Video:  2017 deltaville seafood festival  Website: deltavilleseafoodfestival.com  
1
Jun
Arts in the Middle
(June 1-2, 2019)
Two days of cultural entertainment on the stately grounds of the 17th century Hewick Plantation. Artisans display their works of fine 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
18
May
Urbanna Cup
(May 18, 2019)
Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing, they're fun, 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   
13
Jul
Leukemia Cup Regatta
(July 12-14, 2019)
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 non-boaters alike! Dinner, live music and dancing, auctions, and awards ceremonies are all part of this fun filled weekend! More information . . . .  Website: leukemiacup.org/va
13
Jul
Raise the Roof Craft Beer Fest
(July 13, 2019)
“Raise the Roof” at Historic Christ Church & Museum's 6th-Annual Craft Beer Fest. Enjoy 12 Craft Beers, delicious BBQ (or vegetarian fare), homemade ice cream, & live music by Good Shot Judy and Bobby “Blackhat” Walters.  Ticket includes a souvenir glass & five craft beer tasting tickets, one serving of BBQ (or veggie fare) with fixings from Willaby’s, homemade ice cream & awesome music all at one of Virginia’s most historic sites.  Make a family weekend around this event. Photo credit: Bruce Nelson Photography  More information and how to purchase tickets . . . . Website: christchurch1735.org
10
Aug
Irvington Crab Festival
(August 10, 2019)
At the 8th annual Irvington Crab Festival, join 750+ people and  pick your way through bushels of crabs.  Beer and wine are available for purchase and a silent auction adds to the festivities.  Buy your tickets in advance; no sales at the door. Website: steamboateramuseum.org  YouTube video: Irvington Crab Festival
1
Nov
Urbanna Oyster Festival
(November 1-2, 2019)
The Official Oyster Festival of the Commonwealth! Over 60,000 attendees walk the streets of Urbanna for everything “oyster.” Parades, art, oyster shucking contest, children’s activities, antique car show, music, 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 
23
Nov
Taste By The Bay-Wine, Arts & Ale
(November 23, 2019)
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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