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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 777 Lynn St Herndon, VA 20172 in Herndon, VA
A family festival filled with activities and exhibits make this one of the best events in the region. Carnival rides and games keep the kids occupied while art-lovers enjoy the music and browse the craft show. International food and fireworks round off the weekend of excitement.