Kite Flying Festival

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

FREE – A one-of-a-kind family event for all to enjoy! Bring the family to Sherando Park to take in the bright colors and fun that comes along with kite flying. Enjoy vendors, food and door prizes! A fantastic family day at the park!

Contact Frederick County Parks & Recreation for more information.

(540) 665-5678

Fandemonium

Daleks and Jedi and Wizards, Oh My! Favorite fandoms come to life with costumed characters, hands-on science-based activities, and plenty of pop culture magic for everyone. Dress to represent your favorite fandom or superhero and join in the family-friendly fun!

Pop Up Planetarium

Star gazers, future astronomers and astronauts, and night owls alike, the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum is coming back to Blandy with their portable, Star Lab pop-up planetarium!
Inside the planetarium we’ll view the night sky, learning about the constellation stories and mythology of many different cultures.
After enjoying the show inside, we’ll head outside to look at the moon and starts through telescopes and keep our hands warm with mugs of hot chocolate.

For all starry eyed ages six and up.
Presented in partnership with the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum.

Sign up today at: blandy.virginia.edu

Battle of Third Winchester Commemoration

On September 21st the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will be hosting a day of free programs commemorating the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Third Winchester.

Programs will range from a series of stationary programs at different battlefield sites, visitor center grand opening, monument dedication, living history, kids camps, and artillery demonstrations.

Schedule:
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
“Vortex of Battle”: The West Woods – Jeff Felton (SVBF)

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Living History at Star Fort

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Grand Opening of Winchester Battlefields Visitor Center

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
“The Earth Seemed to Tremble”: Huntsberry Farm and the Middle Field – Nick Picerno (SVBF)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Star Fort Kids Camp

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Dedication of Alabama Monument – Remarks by Robert K. Krick

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
“The Very Air Was Made to Groan”: Battle’s Attack in the Middle Field – Scott Patchan

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cannon Demonstrations Star Fort

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
“A Continuous, Deafening Wail of Musketry”: Crook’s Attack Across Red Bed Run – Scott Patchan

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
“Like a Thousand Bricks”: Cavalry Attacks at Third Winchester – Peter Dalton

7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
Preserving a Battlefield – Third Winchester – Nick Picerno

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Farm to Fork Fondo

Farm to Fork Foundation is an organized bicycle ride where riders get to choose the distance best for them and stop for chef-prepared bites at farms along the way. Its mission is to highlight and support the symbiotic relationship between cyclists, farmers, and beautiful landscapes. The rides promote physical activity in a fun and supportive environment, create achievable challenges for people of all ages and abilities, and result in social good.

The Farm to Fork Fondo rides are held throughout the spring, summer, and fall in eight locations throughout the country. Belle Grove is delighted to warmly welcome them back for 2019.

Cat Fanciers of Washington: Cat Show

Come see dozens of pedigreed and non-pedigreed cats compete for best in show! In addition to the conformation classes, we will feature CFA Feline Agility, a fundraiser raffle for the club & vendors to purchase cat supplies and related items. This is an all ages event!

Show Hall: Winchester Sportsplex 221 Commonwealth Court, Winchester VA 22602

The show hall is air-conditioned and handicapped accessible. People food will be available.

General Admission $6.00
Children 5 – 12 $4.00
Seniors 65+ & Veterans – $4.00
A family of four – $16.00
Children under 5 are Free
A coupon good for $1 off adult admission at the door is located at https://bit.ly/2ZHtO8t

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Civil War History Trolley Tour

Update: This tour is now SOLD OUT.
This non-stop 22 mile trip will take you on a tour of the battlegrounds of six major battles fought in and around the City of Winchester. Ride through the city and into the countryside where over 140,000 Confederate and Union soldiers met on the area’s battlefields during the four year period of 1861-1865. The remains of many of those brave soldiers are resting in the Mt. Hebron Stonewall Confederate Cemetery and the Winchester National Cemetery. Meet your guide and the trolley at the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center, located at 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road.

Fee: $10.

Register by August 20 by calling Winchester Parks and Recreation, (540) 662-4946.

Outdoor Movie at the Amphitheater

2019 FREE MOVIE NIGHTS in Jim Barnett Park
June 7 – Mary Poppins Returns
July 12 – Hotel Transylvania
August 2 – Incredibles 2

Bring seating, snacks, picnic and enjoy free movies under the stars. Movies are shown in the Jim Barnett Park Amphitheater, which can be accessed from the lower parking area by the playgrounds in Christianson Familyland.

Movies begin at dusk.

Yer a Wizard Day

Celebrate the magic of Hogwarts and a certain wizard’s birthday with themed activities, events, and magical surprises throughout the museum. Practice your best Quidditch moves, learn Care of Magical Creatures, browse Diagon Alley, get magical fairy hair, and so much more!

Costumes encouraged! All activities included with regular admission.

Yule Ball in July

 

A magical evening for adult witches, wizards, and muggles only (21+). Arrive in your best magical outfit and be prepared for an evening full of mischief, treats, and special activities.

Ticket includes entry, one Butterbeer, Mead and Fire Whisky tastings. Drink tickets available for purchase for additional drinks!