Since the formation of its first permanent settlement by English settlers, Virginia has served a critical role in the history of the United States. Today, this scenic state offers diverse attractions for its large population and endless stream of tourists. History fans can take a trip back in time through museums and recreated colonial villages, and city lovers can find enough museums, special events and shopping destinations to complete their vacation.
- Williamsburg, Virginia in Williamsburg, VA.
Colonial Williamsburg kicks off the holiday season with a special event featuring candle lighting, music and fireworks. Three separate displays of fireworks will illuminate the sky over the Magazine, the Governor's Palace and the Capitol. The event is held in December on the first Sunday.
- Dulles Expo Center 4320 Brookfield Corporate Drive Chantilly, VA 20153 in Chantilly, VA.
More than 300 artisans are on hand to show off arts and crafts during this December festival. National and local artists present their best works to thousands of visitors. Displays range from sculpture to jewelry to furniture.
- Williamsburg, Va. in Williamsburg, VA.
Six million lights adorn Busch Gardens, transforming it into a holiday wonderland for all ages. Visit Santa's workshop in Christmas Town and see the amazing 50-foot tall Christmas tree with light animations. Shop for unique gifts while sipping peppermint fudge hot chocolate.
- Richmond, Va. in Richmond, VA.
Nearly 200 of the most incredible gardens and private homes are presented during this amazing spring weekend. Sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia, proceeds from the stunning event are used in enhancing the landscape of Virginia.
- Elmwood Park Roanoke, VA 24011 in , VA.
Roanoke's Memorial Day celebration offers four days of family fun. Event highlights include arts and crafts, children's activities, a car show, 5K and 10K races and live rock and country musical performances.
- Fairfax County Government Center 12000 Government Center Parkway Fairfax, VA 22035 in Fairfax, VA.
A community-wide event that host thousands of visitors each year, this summer weekend features vendors, craftspeople and eight stages of entertainment. Nightly fireworks cap off the fun at this festival that offers something for everyone.