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What’s Happening in the Valley

Annual festivals, endurance races and outdoor activities, dining & culinary events, family fun, music, wine and beer, shows and many more activities take place throughout the Shenandoah Valley region.  Extend your stay and discover a new experience!

April 2019

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American Shakespeare Theatre Performance Calendar
Staunton: American Shakespeare Theatre
April 3 – 13 (click link for dates) – The Merry Wives 
April 6 – 12 (click link for dates) – Arden of Faversham
April 7 – 13 (click link for dates)- Henry IV, Part 1
April 10 – 27 (click link for dates) – The Comedy of Errors
April 18 – 28 (click link for dates) – Winter’s Tale





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Wayne Theatre Performance Calendar
Waynesboro: Wayne Theatre
April 14 – Alice in Wonderland, The Musical
April 26 – Mutts Gone Nuts





Blossom to Bottle 5K & 3K
Bedford: Peaks of Otter Winery
April 13 – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Run a 5K (timed) or walk a 3K through the Orchards, taste some wine, judge the Chili Cook Off event, listen to live music, sit by the camp fire, toast a marshmallow to two, get some raffle prizes and enjoy yourself at the Peaks of Otter Winery and Johnson’s Orchard.  Registration required.



Aqua Blaze Paddle and Trail Run
Bentonville: Down River Canoe Company
April 13 – 6:30 am to 4:00 pm
You’ll be hitting one of the most picturesque rivers and mountain trails Virginia can offer at one of the prettiest times of the year. The adventure starts with about a 12-mile paddle section on the Shenandoah River followed by a half marathon trail run or trek through Shenandoah River State Park to the finish line!

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Shenandoah Strong
Bentonville: Down River Canoe Company
April 13 – 6:00 am to 5:15 pm
Racers will have 8 hours to cover up to 45 miles via kayak/canoe, foot, and mountain bike over rugged and beautiful terrain, picking up checkpoints along the way in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in the spring. You’ll tackle 10-15 miles of trekking, 12 miles of paddling on the Shenandoah River, and about 15-20 miles of mountain biking on some uh-mazing trails. You’ll feel challenged for sure, but you’ll have a great time doing it…and that finish-line feeling? Come feel it for yourself!


Historic Garden Week
Staunton/Augusta County: Augusta Garden Club
April 27 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
In honor of the hosting garden club’s centennial anniversary, this driving tour showcases five historic homes with outstanding architectural value that chronicle the history of both Staunton and the Augusta Garden Club. Four of these landmarks are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, two were homes of past presidents of the Garden Club of Virginia and one is a presidential birthplace.


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92nd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
April 26 – May 5
Discover the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, one of the Shenandoah Valley’s favorite festivals! It’s held in Winchester – Frederick County and features more than 30 events including parades, band competitions, carnival, dinners, lunches, a 10K race, celebrities, coronation of Queen Shenandoah, and more!