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EXPERIENCE THE REALM’S MUST-DO EVENTS

Wed

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Hometown Heroes 2020

May 23 at 8:00 am - September 14 at 8:00 pm

150 N. Main Street Kilmarnock VA 22482

Wed

15

Northern Neck Heritage Scavenger Hunt

July 1 - August 31

Lancaster Virginia Historical Society

Wed

15

RAL Art Center: Small Works Exhibit

July 2 - August 1

RAL Art Center

Wed

15

Live Music at Fish Hawk – Tides Inn

July 15 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tides Inn

Fri

17

Specials Wine Tasting

July 17 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Specials Wine Seller

Fri

17

Salty Bob’s Oyster & Seafood Co. at Good Luck Cellars

July 17 at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Good Luck Cellars

Fri

17

Wine Down Friday at Good Luck Cellars

July 17 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Good Luck Cellars

Fri

17

Live Music at Deltaville Tap & Raw Bar!

July 17 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Deltaville Tap & Raw Bar

Fri

17

Live Piano Music Weekends at The Tides Inn

July 17 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tides Inn

Fri

17

Live Music with Richie Beard at Kilmarnock Brewhaus

July 17 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Kilmarnock Brewhaus

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The 606 Trash & Treasure

July 18

The 606 featuring Walkabout Creek and The Quays

Sat

18

Pro Late Model, Sportsman, Modified, Limited Stock

July 18 at 5:00 pm - 11:50 pm

Virginia Motor Speedway

Sat

18

Postponed: Music Under the Stars

July 18 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Urbanna's Taber Park

Sat

18

Deltaville Deltas Baseball Game

July 18 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Deltaville Ballpark

Sat

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Live Music with Martha & Triple Threat at Kilmarnock Brewhaus

July 18 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Kilmarnock Brewhaus

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Family Boatbuilding Week

July 19 at 10:00 am - July 25 at 5:00 pm

Deltaville Maritime Museum

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20

All Media Painting Class : RAL Art Center

July 20 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

RAL Art Center

Fri

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Byrd’s Seafood Co. Food Truck at Good Luck Cellars

July 24 at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Good Luck Cellars

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25

Painting From Life In Plein Air

July 25 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Allure Art Center

Sat

25

Family Boatbuilding Week – Fish Fry (Open to the Public)

July 25 at 11:00 am - July 31 at 3:00 pm

Deltaville Maritime Museum

Sat

25

Postponed: Groovin’ in the Park Waterfront Concert

July 25 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Deltaville Maritime Museum

Sat

25

Deltaville Deltas Baseball Game

July 25 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Deltaville Ballpark

Tue

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Hands-On History Camp

July 28 at 10:00 am - July 30 at 2:00 pm

Historic Christ Church

Wed

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Postponed: Sewlovelee Retreats

July 29 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sewlovelee

Thu

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CANCELLED: Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department Carnival

July 30 at 7:00 pm - August 8 at 10:00 pm

Kilmarnock Vol. Fire Dept. Carnival Grounds

Signature Events

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Mar
Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show
March 21 - 22, 2020
Now in its 41st 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
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May
Deltaville Seafood Festival
May 8 - May 9, 2020
Celebrate life by the river! Crab races, oyster shucking demos, a boat show, baseball and more! With an amazing collection of pop-up seafood restaurants, festival food and a diverse group of arts and crafts vendors, live bands, red-white-and-brew tent, this event will kick-off your summer fun! You Tube Video: 2018 deltaville seafood festival Website: deltavilleseafoodfestival.com
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May
Urbanna Cup
May 30, 2020
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   
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Arts in the Middle
May 30 - May 31, 2020
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
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Aug
Irvington Crab Festival
August 8, 2020
COVID-19 UPDATES:
Current circumstances aren’t stopping the Ninth Annual Irvington Crab Festival. The Steamboat Era Museum’s biggest and most popular fundraiser is adapting to restrictions with “Grab-a Crab!”
Get your tickets in advance for just $35 and drive through Chesapeake Bank’s Irvington branch, August 8, from 4 til 7.
You’ll “Grab-a-Crab” when you pop your trunk and volunteers deliver, for each ticket purchased, a bag of a dozen fresh steamed crabs plus a “grab bag” with a 2020 collector beer cup, crab mallet, roll of paper towels, and other goodies. Then enjoy a crab feast with family and friends in your safe environment!
Mark your calendar for this fun event, August 8, 4 til 7pm. Purchase your tickets online below or by check, mailed to the museum at PO Box 132 Irvington, Virginia.
Tickets are limited and will not be sold the day of the event. The event will take place rain or shine. Tickets are not refundable. Website: steamboateramuseum.org  YouTube video: Irvington Crab Festival
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Oct
Raise the Roof Craft Beer Fest
Oct 17, 2020
“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.  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
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Oct
Holly Point Art and Seafood Festival
October 17, 2020
This lovely Maritime Park, is just minutes away from the Chesapeake Bay. 60+ vendors selling unique art creations, a variety of seafood, live music and a car show. Peruse the museum's maritime exhibits, walk the nature trails donned with beautiful sculptures, tour antique boats displayed on the water, take a creek cruise, and enjoy the children's garden complete with a model trains. More information click: Deltaville Maritime Museum.
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Nov
Urbanna Oyster Festival
Postponed to 2021
Postponed until 2021! 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 
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Nov
Taste By The Bay-Wine, Arts & Ale
November 21, 2020
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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Apr
Shuckapalooza
Returning Spring 2021!
Shuckapalooza returns in 2021! 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 unique, bucket-list worthy, authentic experiences-each at its own location.  For more info on how to "Shucka" like a pro, check out our blog post. More information at www.shuckapalooza.com.        

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