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CALENDAR OF EVENTS:                               

Some events may be postponed or canceled. Contact the event host for updates.

May 1, 4–Salem.
72nd Ernest “Pig” Robertson Fishing Rodeo at Lake Spring Park at the corner of W. Main Street and Green Street. “Nursing Home Resident’s Day” on the 1st from 10am to noon (Registration required); Children 9 to 12 years old on the 4th from 9-11am. The top angler will receive a trophy and prizes. This is a free event and there will be a food truck. or 540-375-3057.

May 1-5–Winchester.
The Annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival will be held at various locations. This is a family-friendly festival that includes more than 30+ events, a 10K race, a carnival, celebrities, fireworks on the 5th, a parade on the 6th and much more. 540-662-3863 or

May l-29–Waynesboro.
The Wayne Theatre presents Nature’s Bounty: Art Exhibition 1st-19th; Dolly Parton’s 9-to-5: The Musical (Live Performance on the 3rd-5th; Modern Times (Film) on the 6th; Studio Wayne Improvisators Improv Show on the 10th; Around the World in 80 Days (Film) on the 13th; Objective Burma (Film) on the 15th; Wayne on Main Outdoor Concert Series: Jack and Davis Reid on the 29th. For more details or 540-943-9999.

May 3-4–Roanoke.
44th Annual Strawberry Festival fundraiser for the Community School will be held at Elmwood Park, rain or shine. This event is a lot of fun for the whole family and offers berry treats, arts/crafts and more. 540-563-5036 or

May 4–Harrisonburg.
Bring your bike to Hillandale Park for a fun morning of obstacle courses, riding, and tune-ups. We will make sure your tires are inflated, helmets fit and seats are adjusted to help you make the most out of your bike and the community trails this summer. Helmets are required by law for anyone 14 years of age or younger. Event will run rain or shine from 9:30am-noon. If there is extreme weather such as high winds or lightning, we will cancel the event. Info online at or 540-432-7701.

May 4–Broadway.
AXE-cellent Comedy Show. Broadway - Beards & Broads. 175 S. Central St. 7:00pm. X2 Comedy is back at Broadway - Beards & Broads with new faces and AXE-cellent Stand Up Comedy.  See local comedians Chris Womack, Dawn Davis Womack aka The Funny Womacks and Broadway's own Margie Clement plus Bobby Benavides from Elkins, WV, Tim Palmer from Lansing, MI. and Headliner David Beck from Richmond, VA who will be fresh off his comedy filming in Florida the night before. Tickets are $20 Advance $25 at the Door. Buy tickets: Questions call Dawn 540-560-3356 or email

May 4–Harrisonburg.
Benefit Ride for Generation's Crossing starting at 9am. Amber dedicated her life's work to taking care of others so we will continue her legacy through a benefit ride for this amazing center. There will be food, games and door prizes. Starting point and registration will be at Blue Ridge Powersports, 20 Heritage Drive. Single Riders $15.00 and Double Riders: $20.00. All proceeds will be donated to Generation's Crossings on behalf of The “Proud American Riders”. 540-434-7345 or

May 4, 25–Staunton.
Join the Frontier Culture Museum, 1290 Richmond Avenue, for the following events: May Day Celebration on the 4th and the Memorial Day Weekend: “Rebellions and Revolutions” on the 25th. Both events are from 9am-5pm. 540-332-7850 or

May 5–Fishersville.
The “Shenandoah Valley Model Train and Railroading” show will be held at Augusta Expo  from 10am-4pm. Various portable model train layouts will operate for public viewing. Vendors will sell railroad, model train related items and more. Food will be available for purchase. Admission adults $8.00, children under 12 with an adult are free.  or 540-337-2552.

May 10-11–Fishersville.
Shenandoah Antiques Expo will be held at Augusta Expo starting 9am. Featuring 300 + exhibitors in exhibition halls, barns, tents and outside. No matter what antique or vintage piece you’re searching for, there is surely a treasure just waiting to be found. Admission fee. or 434-847-824.

May 10-12–Strasburg.
Mayfest is an annual festival for all ages, showcasing local arts, crafts, and food. Come join us in downtown for a fun family weekend with live music, duck race, kids zone, a parade, a beer garden, and more. To kick off the festival on the 10th will be the “Heels and Hops Lunchen" at Box Office Brewery. There will be eating contests: cupcakes, hot dogs. The complete schedule at or 540-459-2542.

May 11–Middletown.
The “Of Ale and History” Beer Fest is back at Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Road, from11am-6pm. There will be a variety of vendors, local beers, live music from the “Robbie Limon Band” and “Raised on Analog”. or 540-869-2028.

May 11–Buena Vista.
The 4th Annual “Gravista” bike event is all about the views, the gravel and having a good time. There are two distances, the “Stoked 60” with 8,500ft of elevation starting 8am and the “Worth 30” with 4,500ft. starting 9am. The race will start and finish at Glen Maury Park, 101 Maury River Road. or 540-817-9507.

May 11-12–Boyce.
Join us at Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, from 9am-4pm for our fundraising event, “34th Annual Garden Fair”. Be the first to choose from our tremendous selection of native plants, annuals, perennials, herbs, trees, shrubs, garden tools, decor, and related items. As you shop, enjoy fare from food vendors, and enjoy live music and more. Call 540-837-1758 or

May 12-14–Swoope.
Join North Mountain Outfitter, 709 North Mountain Road, for “Shotguns and Saddles”. A clay-busting, trail-riding excursion that will combine the very best of shooting, horses, fishing, and food. Kate and Dwight welcome you to the ranch and have planned a tremendous getaway, complete with all the fixins’. To register: or call 540-886-7768.

May 17–Front Royal.
Join the John H. Enders Fire Co. and Rescue Squad for their Golf Tournament fundraiser that will be held at the Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club, 456 Shadows Drive. For more details: 540-539-3619 or

May 18–New Market.
Annual Food Truck Fest is held in the Community Park. There will be a selection of food trucks, live music, vendors, fun things for the kids to do. Admission is free. Bring chairs/blankets for comfort. Pets are allowed on leashes only and not in the food truck area. More info at or call 540-421-3432. 

May 18–Elkton.
6th Annual EPIC Beer and Wine Festival at Elkton Landing at 15880 Old Spotswood Trail, from 1-7pm. There will be a variety of local beer, wine, food, arts and crafts vendors, along with musical artists. 540-298-1951.

May 18–Front Royal.
The 36th Annual Virginia Wine and Craft Festival downtown, from 11am-6pm. Join us for shopping, great food, wine tasting, live music, family fun and more. Call 540-635-3185 or visit online at

May 18-19–New Market.
160th Anniversary Battle of New Market Commemoration will be held at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, 8895 George Collins Parkway. Join us as we remember the Battle of New Market that raged across Jacob Bushong’s farm and the soldiers that struggled there. Special emphasis will highlight the role of the Cadets from the VMI that were asked to fill a gap in the Confederate battle line and helped to turn the tide of the battle. A variety of activities, demonstrations, military drill, camp life and more. Call 866-515-1864 or

May 19–Basye.
The “Rocktown Rambler” is a biking celebration of riding backcountry roads in the Shenandoah Valley, from 8am-4pm. There will be gravel, some climbing, some descending, some singletrack and a lot of fun. We welcome everyone that wants to have a good time, whether that is by racing, riding or partying (or doing all three at once). To register call 540-689-0070 or visit online at

May 24–Shenandoah.
Cruz-in on First Street, Shenandoah, 6pm-9pm. All makes/models/years welcome. There are no registration fees. or 540-652-8164.

May 24-25–Shenandoah.
Come celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in the Town of Shenandoah with celebration events all day. Day Festival and Parade. For information contact Lora Jenkins at 540-652-8773 or email

May 24-26–Salem.
4th Annual Salem Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show at the Salem Civic Center, 1001 Roanoke Blvd., from 10am-6pm. Bringing to you gems, mineral, jewelry fossils, beads and meteorites from around the world. Adult $8.00, ages 11-17 $2.00,  ages 10 & under, free w/ paying adult, tickets good for all 3 days. or 540-375-3004.

May 24-26–Waynesboro.
Join the Waynesboro North 340 Campground, 1125 Eastside Highway for  their “Memorial Day Weekend” with music by Silver Creek Band and more. Call for information 540-943-9573.

May 25–McGaheysville.
Join us on the mountain for “ValleyFest” on the slopes at Massanutten Resort, from 4:30-9:30pm. Featuring beer, wine, cider, food vendors, kids activities/games and more. Proceeds benefit community initiatives supported by the local Rotary Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Call 540-289-9441 or online

May 25–New Market.
Come to the New Market Community Park to enjoy a free movie under the stars with family and friends. For your viewing comfort we encourage you to bring chairs and/or blankets. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks (no alcoholic beverages allowed). The movie “Monsters University”  will begin at sundown. Info online at or 540-740-3432.

May 25-26–Harrisonburg.
Want some comfortable, clean and fun camping? Join the Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA Holiday, for their “Memorial Day Weekend” events. Kick off the summer camping season with old friends and make new ones with festive patriotic activities. Call 540-896-8929 or visit online at 625607126323698.

May 25, 27–Harrisonburg.
Rockingham County Fairgrounds, 4808 S. Valley Pike, events: On the 25th, 1st Annual Yard Sale at the barns from 7am-2pm and on the 27th the Annual Memorial Day Celebration from 4-8pm. or 540-434-0005.

May 27–Front Royal.
1st Inaugural Charity “Golf Tournament and Live Music” event at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, 134 Golf Club Circle. Whether you're a golfer or not, come for a day of fun and fundraising. Lunch and player gifts are provided before the noon shotgun start and there will be special contests, activities and live music featuring “Crosswinds”. Proceeds of this event will benefit the Sherando High School Band Booster Association. Learn more at

May 27–Harrisonburg.
9th Annual Memorial Day Community Celebration at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds, 4808 South Valley Pike, from 4-8pm. This is a celebration of faith, family, friendship and freedom. Bring your show cars out, registration is free and begins at 2pm with the car show beginning at 4pm. 540-433-0769 or Visit: for more information.

May 27–Winchester.
The 37th Annual “Loudoun Street Mile” is an anticipated event for regional runners, held annually on Memorial Day in Old Town, This race attracts participants eager to traverse the iconic Loudoun Street, combining the thrill of competition with the charm of the historic setting. This year’s race will serve as the RRCA Virginia State Championship Race as well the Collegiate Running Association Championship race. The Fitness Walk and 1 Mile Races will start at 1604 S. Loudoun Street near Blue Ridge Electric. There will be no race day registration. You must enter the race by 5pm on Sunday, May 26th in order to participate. To regester: call 540-665-5678 or

May 29–Waynesboro.
Do you like singing? Come to Plaza Antigua, 23 Windigrove Drive, for “Karaoke” night hosted by BB Wolf. Enjoy a cosy atmosphere, great food, and child-friendly. Happy hour specials as well as special drink prices during karaoke. Come join the talent. Casual/Outdoor dining, classic cocktails and more. Free admission. or 540-949-4205.

May 30–Waynesboro.
Head on over to the South River Greenway at Constitution Park (downtown) for a fun, free concert featuring “Big City Band” from 6-8pm. Join us every Thursday evening, through July 25th for upcoming concerts. Food trucks and children's activities sponsored by BRCM will also be at Groovin', so bring the whole family.

May 31–Lexington.
Join Boxerwood, 963 Ross Road, for their  “Music in the Garden” featuring Shester, Datz & Newhall, from There will be a food truck or bring your own food. Admission is $5.00 per person and under 18 are free. This is a family friendly event. Bring your own chairs or blanket. or 540-463-2697.
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