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.
- 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.
- Norfolk, Va. in Norfolk, VA
Color guards, drill teams, bagpipers, dancers and military bands fill the Scope arena with powerful, patriotic music in this extraordinary tattoo, the largest of its kind. Three unforgettable performances thrill audiences in this truly amazing event.
- Various Sites Norfolk, VA 23502 in Norfolk, VA
Every April, Norfolk hosts a weeklong celebration to honor the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The event features international cuisine, music, parades and cultural activities. Originally called the Azalea Festival, the event recognizes the importance of maintaining peaceful relations and trade with other countries.
- 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.
- Byrd Park Richmond, VA 23221 in Richmond, VA
This juried show and art sale occurs annually in May. The event features 450 artists, primarily local and regional, displaying their works in fine art, weavings, ceramics, jewelry and more. Food vendors will be on site or guests can bring a picnic lunch. Complimentary parking and shuttle service will be provided.
- Elmwood Park Roanoke, VA 24011 in Virginia
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.