Seasonal Fun - Spring Festivals

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April 10, Friday
DOGWOOD FESTIVAL FIREWORKS
Charlottesville Dogwood Festival.
Celebrate the Dogwood Festival with an array of fireworks. McIntire Park.  At dark.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-9824. 
 
March 20-April 12
NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Washington, D.C..
The National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in the nation's capital, the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. Take a tour, stroll along the mall, ride a Tidal Basin paddle boat, see the parade on April 4. Washington, D.C.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 18, Saturday
11TH ANNUAL RICHMOND BLUEGRASS JAM
Richmond Bluegrass Jam.
The Richmond Bluegrass Jam is back for its 11th year of incredible music and more to benefit military families. Over 25 of the region's best bluegrass and Americana bands playing on three indoor stages. The Jam is a family-friendly festival atmosphere and represents the best of local Richmond coming together to support a local cause. ALL proceeds will go to the Richmond Fisher House. Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen.  12-11pm.  $Suggested Donation.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@rvabluegrassjam.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
April 18, Saturday
ANNUAL SPRING FEST AT MCGUFFEY ART CENTER
McGuffey Art Center.
Family friendly music will start at 10am with Ramblin' and then BRIMS (Blue Ridge Irish Music School) from 11:15am on. There will be fun art projects on the lawn hosted by McGuffey artists. Bring a picnic, blanket, your friends and family. McGuffey Art Center.  10am-1pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-295-7973. 
 
April 18, Saturday
NATIONAL JUNIOR RANGER PARK DAY
Shenandoah National Park Service.
Enjoy free park admission to celebrate the NPS and get kids of all ages connected to their national park. Shenandoah National Park.  9am-5pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-999-3500. 
 
April 18-19, Saturday-Sunday
30TH ANNUAL LEESBURG FLOWER & GARDEN FESTIVAL
The Town of Leesburg.
Browse 150 vendors which include landscapers, gardening suppliers, plant sellers, outdoor living furniture and more. There is also live music entertainment, activities for the kids and delicious food. Downtown Leesburg.  10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.  Email: flowerandgarden@leesburgva.gov. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 703-777-1368. 
 
April 14-19
QUEEN CITY PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL
Beverley Street Studio School Gallery.
Professional plein air (French for in the open air) painters from 6 unique states one participant from the Netherlands will compose the roster of 27 artists who will be staying in Staunton for five days of painting, demonstrations, shows, sales and artistic expression. Beverley Street Studio Gallery, Staunton.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-886-8636. 
 
April 18-19, Saturday & Saturday
SOUTH RIVER FLY FISHING EXPO
South River Fly Fishing Expo.
The South River Fly Fishing Expo is held on the banks of the South River near Downtown Waynesboro. The South River is a popular destination for fly anglers due to the great fly fishing opportunities and ease of access. One of the goals of the Expo is to provide funding for continued conservation habitat improvement efforts on this great fishery. Waynesboro.  9am-5pm.  $10 per day, under 15 free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-649-1915. 
 
April 25, Saturday
CANCELED - ANNUAL HERITAGE DAY FESTIVAL
Louisa County Historical Society.
Experience the richness of Louisa County history and step back in time at the Louisa County Historical Society's Heritage Farm Living History Site. This event includes historical demonstrations, children's activities, animals, craft and food vendors, music and more. Demonstrations include hearth-cooking, spinning and blacksmithing. Louisa County Historical Society.  10am-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Karleen Kovalcik.  Email: louisahistory@verizon.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-967-5975. 
 
April 25, Saturday
DOGWOOD FESTIVAL GRAND PARADE
Charlottesville Dogwood Festival.
The festival and parade theme is "Choose Kindness." Show your Dogwood Spirit through your float decorations or costumes. Awards will be given out for Best Floats and Dogwood Spirit. Albemarle County Office Building.  10:55am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-9824. 
 
April 25, Saturday
HOOVER RIDGE WOOL & WINE FESTIVAL AND SHEEP DOG TRIALS
Madison County Parks and Recreation Authority.
The festival will be in conjunction with the annual sheepdog trials featuring dogs and their handlers from all over the country and Canada. Enjoy local wine tastings and wool vendors. The event will be held rain or shine. Hoover Ridge Park, Madison.  11am-5pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 9-26
DOGWOOD FESTIVAL CARNIVAL
Charlottesville Dogwood Festival.
Enjoy fun-filled amusement rides at the Dogwood Festival Carnival. McIntire Park.  Directions: Free parking at Charlottesville High School.  5:30-10:30pm weekdays, 1-11pm Saturday, 1-8:30pm Sunday.  $20 Armbands, $1 Individual Tickets.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-9824. 
 
April 21-26
FRIENDS OF THE STAUNTON LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE
Friends of the Staunton Library.
Browse the selection of 5,000+ books, with paperbacks priced at only 25-50 cents and hard covers only $1. Saturday and Sunday are bag days. Fill a bag for $3 on Saturday or $1 on Sunday. After 1 pm on Saturday and Sunday, books are free to students, teachers and nonprofits. 1 Churchville Ave., Staunton.  Times Vary.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-3902. 
 
March 26-May 2
71ST ANNUAL DOGWOOD FESTIVAL
Charlottesville Dogwood Foundation.
The Dogwood Festival's mission has always been to help the community. The festival features a carnival, parade, concert, fireworks and more. Throughout Charlottesville.  Email: info@charlottesvilledogwoodfestival.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-9824. 
 
April 4-September 26, Saturdays
CITY MARKET
City of Charlottesville.
Visit for fresh local produce, plants, and plenty of homemade goodies and crafts every Saturday morning. 100 Water St E, Charlottesville, VA 22902.  8am-12pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-970-3371. 
 

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