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.
- 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.
- Old Town Manassas 9431 West Street Manassas, VA 20110 in Manassas, VA.
Historic Old Town Manassas is filled with entertainment and fun during this fall festival. Live music, craft booths, chainsaw demonstrations, wine tasting and children's rides make this event a spectacular day for the entire family.
- Town Point Park 201 Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA 23510 in Norfolk, VA.
Norfolk's popular family festival features more than 100 activities designed for children 10 years and younger. Activities include workshops, storytelling and a variety of cultural presentations. There also will be arts and crafts, educational exhibits and visits by costumed characters.
- Williamsburg, Virginia in WILLIAMSBURG, VA.
Williamsburg hosts this juried show in early October featuring the work of more than 160 visual artists. Guests to the outdoor show can enjoy a variety of music, dance and choral performances on multiple stages. Scholarships and prizes will be awarded to participants.
- Address: work N 2nd St & E Clay St Richmond, VA 23219 Map It in Richmond, VA.
Richmond's annual event, which takes place during October's first full weekend, commemorates the area's rich African-American heritage. Live musical performances include jazz, R&B and gospel. There also will be antique car shows, vendors and a petting zoo.