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.
- 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.
- English Park Altavista, VA 24517 in Altavista, VA
Originating as an event to commemorate the Trade Lot, an area where local vegetables and livestock were sold, the festival has been going strong since 1949. This giant, two-day flea market has grown to be a fun event that many look forward to all year.
- 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.
- Manassas Museum in Manassas, VA
Popular jazz musicians provide the entertainment as guests enjoy a pleasant afternoon of wine tasting courtesy of an impressive array of Virginia vineyards. Bottles may be purchased as well. This annual event takes place on Father's Day at Harris Pavilion in Manassas.
- Virginia Beach oceanfront along the boardwalk Virginia Beach, VA 23451 in Virginia Beach, VA
This is one of the oldest outdoor fine-arts shows on the East Coast with more than 200,000 visitors each year. Sculptors, craftspeople, painters and photographers attract collectors from across the nation during this summer festival.