Middletown Memorial Day Service

Marine Corps veteran Winsome Sears of Frederick County, who is running as a running for Virginia lieutenant governor in the Nov. 2 election, will be the keynote speaker at Middletown’s Memorial Day service at 1 p.m. Monday. There also will be a wreath-laying and posting of colors.

The event will be held in-person and streamed via Facebook live.

Healing Field of Honor

The Rotary Club of Winchester will honor loved ones, military veterans and first responders May 27 through Memorial Day at the Healing Field of Honor on the front campus of Handley High School. As many as a thousand American flags will stand in solemn tribute.

The opening ceremony, set for 6 p.m., May 27, will feature a “low and slow” C-17 flyover and parachuting skydivers. Seating is limited, so bring your own chair if you wish. Flags may be purchased onsite for $40. There is no cost to visit the Healing Field of Honor.

The closing ceremony will be 3 p. m. Monday, May 31. Keynote speaker is Ken Falks, founder of Boulder Crest Retreat for wounded soldiers in Bluemont.

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