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.
- Floyd, VA in Floyd, VA
A mix of recognized and up-and-coming musicians fills out this incredible music festival in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Organizers are committed to not only presenting amazing music, but also preserving the pristine nature of the venue.
- Abingdon, Va. in Abingdon, VA
An amazing mix of activities highlights this festival in historic Abingdon. Concerts of all genres entertain music lovers while workshops, lectures and crafts cater to the more artistic visitor. Cooking classes and outdoor recreation are also available.
- Town Point Park 201 Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA 23510 in Norfolk, VA
Held every July, Norfolk's festival in Town Point Park is the longest-running jazz event in the region. An impressive lineup of nationally recognized artists will headline the event. The festival also features performances by popular regional and local jazz artists.
- Herndon Town Green 777 Lynn Street Herndon, VA 20172 in Herndon, VA
Herndon hosts its annual Labor Day celebration featuring live music from popular regional acts, an arts and craft show and food vendors. The event also includes a wine and microbrew tasting as well as culinary demonstrations.
- Jim Barnett Park Winchester, VA 22601 in Winchester, VA
Thousands of visitors come to Jim Barnett Park to enjoy this autumn harvest festival. Live music and caramel apple sundaes keep kids entertained while Mom and Dad browse though the works of hundreds of craftspeople.
- Address: work 2nd to 7th Streets Richmond, VA 23219 Map It in Richmond, VA
An offshoot of a national festival on the same theme, this free event celebrates the multicultural heritage of the United States. Held every October, the Folk Festival attracts as many as 200,000 people during its three-day run. Six stages showcase every genre of music, from funk to folk to international music and dance.