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What’s Happening in the Valley

Annual festivals, 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!

September – October 2020

 

Every Saturday – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cooter’s Garage Band
Luray
: Cooter’s in the Valley
Live entertainment every weekend with special guest appearances on select dates.  Ben Jones aka “Cooter” performs with the Cooter’s Garage Band and meets and greets with fans.

 


Every Saturday – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Expressions Studio

Luray: Warehouse Art Gallery
Each Saturday from 1- 3 pm, one of our artists will be conducting a workshop, for all ages. These might be ceramics, painting, building a sculpture, spin art, etc. Come for part or all of the time. There is no fee but goodwill donations to help provide materials is welcomed.

Big Bugs

Daily – Tuesdays through Sundays

 

Winchester: The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV)
This summer and fall, the MSV’s seven-acre gardens will be home to a 10-foot-tall daddy long legs, an 18-foot-long praying mantis, and more gargantuan bugs. The sculptures are created by artist David Rogers using various combinations of found or fallen trees, cut green saplings selectively harvested from the willow family, dry branches, and other forest material.

Friday – September 25
7:00 p.m.
Shenandoah National Park:  Big Meadows area (mile 51 on Skyline Drive)
National Parks are becoming a refuge for people from city light pollution. Join amateur astronomers as they present a provocative presentation on controlling light pollution while they point out the heavenly stars.  Binoculars are required as telescopes will not be provided this season. Guests must supply their own binoculars for celestial viewing  Free to park visitors.

Saturday – September 26
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
New Market:  Downtown New Market
Come to New Market Chamber of Commerce’s Heritage Day Celebration located in historic Downtown New Market! Come enjoy treasures crafted by local vendors, taste local food, and sing along and dance to local musicians! A fun day for all ages! We invite people from all communities, as well as interested vendors.

Sunday – September 26
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Stanley: Wisteria Farm and Vineyard
Join us at the vineyard for a relaxing afternoon of wine and music by Emily Julia Kresky.  Emily’s songs are rich with alluring lyrics, dynamic stops, catchy melodies, and are delivered with impassioned vocals. She performs both as a solo act and leads the Charlottesville-based funky pop-rock group, Dropping Julia.

Wednesday – October 14
6:00 p.m.

Exploring the Skies

Shenandoah National Park:  Big Meadows area (mile 51 on Skyline Drive)
Amateur astronomer, Frank Perfetti, will share with you not only his love for astronomy but also for aviation, which he did as a volunteer at the National Air and Space Museum in D.C. manning a Discovery Station.  Free to park visitors.

Tuesday – October 20
6:00 p.m.
Exploring the Skies

Shenandoah National Park:  Big Meadows area (mile 51 on Skyline Drive)
Amateur astronomer, Frank Perfetti, will share with you not only his love for astronomy but also for aviation, which he did as a volunteer at the National Air and Space Museum in D.C. manning a Discovery Station.  Free to park visitors.

Friday – October 23
6:30 p.m.
Shenandoah National Park:  Big Meadows area (mile 51 on Skyline Drive)
National Parks are becoming a refuge for people from city light pollution. Join amateur astronomers as they present a provocative presentation on controlling light pollution while they point out the heavenly stars.  Binoculars are required as telescopes will not be provided this season. Guests must supply their own binoculars for celestial viewing  Free to park visitors.