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EXPERIENCE THE REALM’S MUST-DO EVENTS

Tue

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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

Tue

11

Northern Neck Heritage Scavenger Hunt

July 1 - August 31

Lancaster Virginia Historical Society

Tue

11

“Windows on the World” Exhibit at RAL Art Center

August 6 - August 29

RAL Art Center

Tue

11

“Beginning Watercolor – Great for Summer Residents Too ”

August 11 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

RAL Art Center

Wed

12

Open Studio Painting at RAL Art Center

August 12 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

RAL Art Center

Wed

12

Live Music at Fish Hawk – Tides Inn

August 12 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tides Inn

Thu

13

Mercy Creek at Kilmarnock Brewhuas

August 13 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Kilmarnock Brewhaus

Fri

14

Specials Wine Tasting

August 14 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Specials Wine Seller

Fri

14

The Art of Scratch Board at Allure Art Center

August 14 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Allure Art Center

Fri

14

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

August 14 at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Good Luck Cellars

Fri

14

Wine Down Friday at Good Luck Cellars

August 14 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Good Luck Cellars

Fri

14

Live Music at Deltaville Tap & Raw Bar!

August 14 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Deltaville Tap & Raw Bar

Fri

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Live Piano Music Weekends at The Tides Inn

August 14 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tides Inn

Sat

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Covid-19 Cancellation: Music Under the Stars

August 15 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Urbanna's Taber Park

Sat

15

Deltaville Deltas Baseball Game

August 15 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Deltaville Ballpark

Mon

17

All Media Painting Class : RAL Art Center

August 17 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

RAL Art Center

Mon

17

Introduction To Drawing At Allure Art Center

August 17 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Allure Art Center

Fri

21

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

August 21 at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Good Luck Cellars

Sat

22

Covid-19 Cancellation: Holly Point Farmer’s Market

August 22 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Deltaville Maritime Museum

Sat

22

ULVFD Mud Bog

August 22 at 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department

Sat

22

Groovin’ in the Park Waterfront Concert

August 22 at 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Deltaville Maritime Museum

Sat

22

Covid-19 Cancellation: Prelude to the World Championship $3000 to win FASTRAK Pro Late Model Touring Series

August 22 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Virginia Motor Speedway

Sat

29

Postponed: Sewlovelee Retreats

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

Sewlovelee

Sat

29

Glass Blowing Demonstration at Allure Art Center

August 29 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Allure Art Center

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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May
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
Postponed until 2021! 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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