Fourth of July Celebration and Parade

Middletown’s annual 4th of July Celebration is a hometown, community event that promotes our small town and family atmosphere. All events will be held in the Middletown Community Park, located at the intersection of Senseney Avenue and Second Street.

Food vendors, crafters, kid’s games, rides on the Virginia Giant, softball tournament, cornhole tournament, and of course, live music!

Schedule of Events

8:00 AM: Softball Tournament

10:00AM: Cornhole Tournament

12:00 AM- 8:00 PM: Crafter Fair

10:00AM-8:00 PM: Food Trucks Open

11:00 AM-12:30: Allen Boyd performing classic country

1:00 PM-3:00 PM: Robbie Limon performing your greatest hits

5:00 PM: The area’s ONLY July 4th parade! Featuring Washington Redskins players, tractors, antiques, motorcycles etc

6:15 PM- dusk: The Reflex performing 80’s music

Dusk: FIREWORKS!

In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks will be rescheduled.

New Orleans Festival

With authentic New Orleans cuisine like alligator on a stick from Sweet NOLA’s and live New Orleans music, we’re bringing the French Quarter to Winchester!

Veramar Vineyard and Bogati Winery will be pouring wine at this event as well!

Your ticket includes Mardi Gras beads and a souvenir JCW wine glass!

Plus, glasses of Frosé are only $5 all day!

“Laissez les bon temps rouler” (pronounced “Lay-say le bon tom roo-lay”) means “let the good times roll” and that is what we are going to do!

This event will go on rain or shine. No picnics or dogs allowed at this event.
Due to the popularity of this event, lawn chairs are recommended.
Adult tickets in advance are $15
Adults who did not buy a ticket in advance will pay $20 at the gate, both members and non-members
Children under 10 years old are free and do not need a ticket.

Purchase Tickets Online

Strawberry Festival

Come out for West Oaks Farm Market’s First Strawberry Festival! Fun for the whole family.

If you are a strawberry lover, you DO NOT want to miss out!

Saturday, June 1st
9am-6pm

Pick-your-own Strawberries
LIVE MUSIC OUTSIDE (Weather permitting)
feat. Chris Gray and Whitney Dick, and Blue Ridge Rain
Tractor Bounce House
Food Vendors
Hand-Dipped and Hand-Rolled Ice Cream
Kettle Korn
Hylton Clark Bear Mtn Garden BBQ Chicken Dinners
Kids Activities
Strawberry samples everywhere!
Strawberry wine, hard cider, and more!
Delicious strawberry treats!

It will be a strawberry filled day, mark your calendar now!

aMuse Art & Craft Festival

Woodworking, printmaking, painting, collage, ceramics and more! aMuse Art & Craft Festival is Winchester’s only festival dedicated to the arts. With a committee of local arts professionals, we are community driven and proud to host artists from across the region to our charming little town.

• Shop original art and hand crafted gifts
• Watch artists in action
• See original, site specific art installations

Join local and regional artists and crafters showing and selling their works in a variety of mediums, including jewelry, art, leather goods, woodworking, ceramics, and more! This two-day event also features live demonstrations and hands-on creative activities. Barbecue from Jordan Springs Market, pizza from 3Fires Oven, seafood from the Skrimp Shack (Sunday only), wine, and beer will be available for purchase.

aMuse Art & Craft Festival will take place May 25 & 26 at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) in Winchester VA . The MSV is the region’s largest museum in the area attracting over 40,000 visitors a year.

Admission is FREE.

Newtown Heritage Festival

This free family festival includes a parade, food vendors, kids activities, live entertainment, fireworks, and more. Walk into history and learn about the early days of Stephens City as you visit the Stone House Foundation Museums – the Transportation Exhibit at the Stephens City Schoolhouse, Newtown Tavern, Argenbright House & Shed, Stone House, and Steele & Brother Store (all on Main Street).

The event takes place up and down Main Street from Newtown Commons to the Old School grounds. (5165 through 5516 Main Street)

On Friday, enjoy music performances by Crosswinds and Souled Out.

Parade starts at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 25th and features the Sherando High School Marching Band, emergency vehicles, veteran groups and many many more! Don’t forget to stick around for one of the best fireworks displays in the Valley at dusk. We hope to see you there!

Friday: 6:30-10pm
Saturday: 10am-Fireworks at Dusk

Event Schedule

The 92nd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

Join the fun in Winchester, VA for the two week Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival!

This long-standing tradition features a two day Wine Fest, an entertaining Grand Feature parade through downtown Winchester, multiple concerts, Weekend in the Park, featuring a wide variety of crafters, a carnival, an outstanding fireworks display, and over 30 other events with something for everyone!

The Festival is a great time to spend the weekend in Winchester exploring the area and having fun at the events!

See you at The Bloom!

For details on the events and festivities, visit: www.thebloom.com

PARKING:
With all of the street closings and parking restrictions, the parking garages are the best alternative. Three of the four downtown garages (Braddock Autopark will be closed) are one block from the parade route or the Midway. Purchase reserved parking in a garage on either May 3 or 4 for $15 per day (cash or check). Stop by the George Washington Autopark (128 N. Cameron Street) to purchase a reserved parking ticket. If space is still available on Friday or Saturday, you can park in the garages for $15 (CASH ONLY).

Friday, May 3:
Garages will be open from 10 am to 10 pm.

Saturday, May 4:
Garages will open at 8 am and will not have a set closing time.
Handicap Parking

Handicapped parking is available at each Apple Blossom sponsored event. We recommend that residents utilize downtown parking garages for the Grand Feature Parade. Handicapped parking for Weekend in the Park will be available in front of the War Memorial Building.
Do not park on streets that are closed to parking.

Rally in the Alley

Come enjoy local bands, food, and for our 21 and over guests cold beer at this years block party style event! Entrance is free! Live music, food from local restaurants, local craft beer and wine, and craft vendors too! Drink tickets are $5 per ticket cash only.

FREE to the public! Rain or Shine!

In the Palace Parking Lot on Indian Alley (Behind the Splash Pad)

Stagedoor New Scripts Festival

2019 New Scripts Festival

The WLT Stagedoor New Scripts Festival presents five new plays in full-cast readings. Each reading will be followed by a moderated discussion with the playwright, the director, the actors, and the audience. Come be part of the process of taking a story from an idea to the stage.

Ticket Information:

Full Festival Ticket (all readings, plus festival reception) – $20
Friday, Saturday evening & Sunday Readings – $10 each
Saturday afternoon readings are free to the public.

Get Tickets!

Readings:
Friday, February 8, 2019 @ 8 p.m.
This Is What? by Griff Thomas
There’s a lot more in store for Stewart than a quiet desk clerk job at Hotel Harris. Will summer on Seneca Lake prepare him for life after college or is he in over his head?

Saturday, Feb 9 @ 2 p.m.
Alterations by D. C. Gallant
Rosie had lived quite the life – WWII-era singer, mother, widow, traveler, activist – now her daughter Melody, Melody’s husband, and their daughter must assemble the pieces . . .

Saturday, Feb 9 @ 4 p.m.
Something Glorious by Barbara Barrett Billings
Life is made up of comedy and drama. Families are made up of the same. And it’s all here in Something Glorious.

Saturday, Feb 9 @ 8 p.m.
Out in the Street by Graham Knight
Bob and Cammy are living “The Dream” – at least that’s what they keep telling themselves. They even have the 4 bedroom house and a 10 year old son to prove it, but when Bob’s childhood catches up with him, he and Cammy find themselves trapped between Bob’s long-divorced parents with nowhere to hide.

Sunday, Feb 10 @ 2 p.m.
Saints & Martyrs by Betsy Arnett
Lydia has it all – a devoted husband, two grown children, and a successful catering business – but life isn’t turning out the way she expected. There are no grandchildren on the way, her mother keeps escaping from the assisted living facility, and her free-spirited sister is not helping.

Sunday, Feb 10 @ 5 p.m.
Festival Reception

Presented by Winchester Little Theatre, www.wltonline.org

Peak Leaf Music and Brewers Festival

Welcome to the first ever Peak Leaf Music & Brewers Festival!

Join us on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 for a day of live music, local brews, local merchants, local food trucks, and camping; all for a great cause.

Performances by
Yarn
The Drunken Hearts
The Trainjumpers
David Sickmen (of Hackensaw Boys)

Food provided by: Shaffer’s BBQ, Sexi-Mexi, and Texas Trey’s Barnburner Salsa

Beer tasting will include local breweries such as Escutcheon Brewing, Alesation Brewing Co., Broken Window Brewing Co.,  Winchester Brew Works, Backroom Brewery, Box Office Brewery, Front Royal Brewing Co., Woodstock Brewhouse, and Siblings Rivalry Brewery.

Camping will be available.