Events & Meetings

In order to more effectively communicate the fish consumption advisories to the users of the South River and South Fork Shenandoah River, members of the South River Science Team participate in and support local community events. South River Science Team members volunteer their time to help organize some of the events and provide hands-on help. At annual events like Riverfest and the Fly Fishing Festival, South River Science Team members provide detailed information and answer questions about the team’s activities.

May 29, 2017 – May Fair

Bring the entire family to the Frontier Culture Museum for its annual May Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 29th. Pay what you will and experience living history activities, enjoy lunch with live musical entertainment, and visit the fair in the courtyard throughout the day. For more information, click here.

June 1, 2017 – Little Walter & the Convictions @ Rock ‘n Ridgeview

Head to the amphitheater at Ridgeview Park on June 1st from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to hear the vintage rock band Little Walter & the Convictions. The event is free; food is available for purchase.

June 4, 2017 – Harmony Hill @ The Humpback Rocks Sunday Concert

Bring a lawn chair and a picnic to the Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm and Visitor Center (milepost 5.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway) on June 4th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Relax under the shady trees and listen to the band Harmony Hill.

June 5, 2017 – Family Fiesta in the Park

Bring the kids to Ridgeview Park on June 5th at 6 p.m. to enjoy free entertainment from Crickett, a juggler and comedian. The performance will be held at the Woodland Picnic Shelter.

June 8, 2017 – Sun Dried Opossum @ Rock ‘n Ridgeview

Head to the amphitheater at Ridgeview Park on June 8th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to hear the rock band Sun Dried Opossum. The event is free; food is available for purchase.

June 10, 2017 – Drawing and Painting Maggie the Peregrine Falcon

Come join us for a painting workshop on June 10th from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Wildlife Center of Virginia. The workshop will begin with a short presentation from Wildlife Center staff on Maggie the Peregrine Falcon and her role as an education animal. Then, students will work with artist Amy Shawley to learn the basics of watercolor and illustration and fun and easy ways to paint birds. Three 20-minute sessions with Maggie present will allow students to draw and paint her. Photographs of Maggie will be used during the remainder of our painting time. After a short snack/lunch break, students will tour the center. The workshop is open only to adults 18 and over. For more details and fees, click here.

June 10, 2017 – Xtreme Fest of the Blue Ridge

June 10th is the day you’ve been waiting for…Xtreme Fest! The day begins at Ridgeview Park with a Mud Run (9:15 a.m. start) for six to 12 year olds and a Fun Dash (9 a.m. start) for three to five year olds. Other events will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the same location. Highlights include the Chris Clark Mountain Bike Stunt Show and The Frisbee Guy. The event is free. For more information about the runs, click here; for information about additional events, click here.

June 12, 2017 – Family Fiesta in the Park

Bring the kids to Ridgeview Park on June 12th at 6 p.m. to enjoy free entertainment from Jeff Scott, a ventriloquist and humorist.

June 15, 2017 – Jeremy Michael @ Rock ‘n Ridgeview

Head to the amphitheater at Ridgeview Park on June 15th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to hear Jeremy Michael playing country, alternative country, and southern rock music. The event is free; food is available for purchase.

June 17, 2017 – Walk with a Doc @ Constitution Park

On June 17th at 8:30 a.m., meet at the Dominion Shelter at Constitution Park to walk along the Greenway Trail with a local physician. Participants receive a free t-shirt and pedometer.

June 17, 2017 – Baltimore Inner Harbor Trip

Meet at the Rosenwald Community Center on June 17th at 6 a.m. for a trip to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. You decide how to spend your day until 4:30 p.m. when the bus heads back home. The cost is $45/person and includes bus transportation only. To register and for more information, click here.

June 18, 2017 – Farm Use String Band @ The Humpback Rocks Sunday Concert

Bring a lawn chair and a picnic to the Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm and Visitor Center (milepost 5.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway) on June 18th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Relax under the shady trees and listen to the Farm Use String Band.

June 19, 2017 – Family Fiesta in the Park

Bring the kids to Ridgeview Park on June 19th at 6 p.m. to enjoy the Wildlife Center of Virginia’s “Journey Down the Appalachian Trail.” The free event will be held at the Woodland Picnic Shelter.

June 22, 2017 – Bryan Elijah Smith and the Wild Hearts @ Rock ‘n Ridgeview

Head to the amphitheater at Ridgeview Park on June 22nd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to hear Bryan Elijah Smith and the Wild Hearts playing alternative Americana music. The event is free; food is available for purchase.

June 24, 2017 – Trip to Botanical Gardens and Art Museum

Sign up for a trip to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, followed by lunch and a stroll around the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. A butterfly release is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the gardens. The trip departs the Rosenwald Community Center at 8:15 a.m. and returns to the same location at 4:30 p.m. The $35/person fee includes van transportation and botanic garden admission only; lunch is on your own. For more information or to register, click here.

June 24, 2017 – Wine and Jazz Festival

Come to the Frontier Culture Museum on June 24th from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the 9th Annual Wine and Jazz Festival. The festival features wines from the Shenandoah Valley. Tickets include admission to the museum and a souvenir wine glass. Must be 21 and present a valid ID at the gate to sample alcoholic beverages. For more information or to buy tickets, click here.

June 26, 2017 – Family Fiesta in the Park

Bring the kids to Ridgeview Park on June 26th at 6 p.m. to enjoy free entertainment from the Wizard Flabbergast. The performance will be held at the Woodland Picnic Shelter.

June 29, 2017 – Hard Swimmin’ Fish @ Rock ‘n Ridgeview

Head to the amphitheater at Ridgeview Park on June 29th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to hear the band Hard Swimmin' Fish. The event is free; food is available for purchase.

July 2, 2017 – The Lovell Coleman Band @ The Humpback Rocks Sunday Concert

Bring a lawn chair and a picnic to the Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm and Visitor Center (milepost 5.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway) on July 2nd from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Relax under the shady trees and listen to The Lovell Coleman Band.

July 4, 2017 – Independence Day Celebration

Come to the Frontier Culture Museum and enjoy a traditional Independence Day celebration on July 4th. The celebration begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Donations accepted at the gate; no advance ticket purchase is required. For more information, click here.

July 8, 2017 – Summer Extravaganza

This day of fun starts at 8 a.m. on July 8th with a 5K and 10K beginning and ending at Ridgeview Park. The course offers a challenging run through the beautiful neighborhoods of our city and fully stocked aid stations. After the race, enjoy festivities including vendors, rides, bands, and fireworks to end the night. For more information and to register for the run, click here.

July 13, 2017 – Groovin’ at the Greenway

Erin and the Wildfire will be playing at the Dominion Shelter in Constitution Park on July 13th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Grab your chairs and get ready for the rock, soul, funk, and blues stylings of Erin and the Wildfire.

July 15, 2017 – Walk with a Doc @ Constitution Park

On July 15th at 8:30 a.m., meet at the Dominion Shelter at Constitution Park to walk along the Greenway Trail with a local physician. Participants receive a free t-shirt and pedometer.

July 16, 2017 – The Bill Wellington String Band @ The Humpback Rocks Sunday Concert

Bring a lawn chair and a picnic to the Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm and Visitor Center (milepost 5.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway) on July 16th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Relax under the shady trees and listen to The Bill Wellington String Band.

July 20, 2017 – Groovin’ at the Greenway

Head to the Dominion Shelter in Constitution Park on July 20th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to hear some music. Grab your chairs, relax, and start thinking about the weekend.

July 27, 2017 – Groovin’ at the Greenway

Righteous Friendz will be playing at the Dominion Shelter in Constitution Park on July 27th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Grab your chairs and get ready for the world stylings of Righteous Friendz.

August 6, 2017 – American Roots Music Summer Concert Series

The Whitetop Mountain Band will perform the first of a summer concert series at the Frontier Culture Museum on August 6th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free to annual pass holders of the museum and features dinner theater seating with food and beverage vendors. The Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. For more information, click here.

August 6, 2017 – Harmony Hill @ The Humpback Rocks Sunday Concert

Bring a lawn chair and a picnic to the Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm and Visitor Center (milepost 5.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway) on August 6th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Relax under the shady trees and listen to the band Harmony Hill.

August 13, 2017 – American Roots Music Summer Concert Series

Bud’s Collective will perform at the Frontier Culture Museum on August 13th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free to annual pass holders of the museum and features dinner theater seating with food and beverage vendors. Bud’s Collective is a powerful group of pickers from the hills of West Virginia. For more information, click here.

August 19, 2017 – Walk with a Doc @ Constitution Park

On August 19th at 8:30 a.m., meet at the Dominion Shelter at Constitution Park to walk along the Greenway Trail with a local physician. Participants receive a free t-shirt and pedometer.

August 20, 2017 – American Roots Music Summer Concert Series

The Commonwealth Bluegrass Band will perform at the Frontier Culture Museum on August 20th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free to annual pass holders of the museum and features dinner theater seating with food and beverage vendors. The Commonwealth Bluegrass Band plays traditional and modern bluegrass and is known for their close harmonies and high lonesome sound. For more information, click here.

August 20, 2017 – Grassy Ridge @ The Humpback Rocks Sunday Concert

Bring a lawn chair and a picnic to the Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm and Visitor Center (milepost 5.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway) on August 20th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Relax under the shady trees and listen to the band Grassy Ridge.

August 25, 2017 – Fee Free Day @ Shenandoah National Park

Mark your calendar and plan to visit Shenandoah National Park (or any national park for that matter!) on August 25th. Entrance fees will be waived to celebrate National Park Service Founders Day.

August 27, 2017 – American Roots Music Summer Concert Series

Amber Collins & Branch House Pavilion will perform at the Frontier Culture Museum on August 27th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free to annual pass holders of the museum and features dinner theater seating with food and beverage vendors. The trio of Amber Collins, Abe Goorskey (mandolin), and Scott Patrick (guitar) play originals along with their favorite country, gospel, folk, Americana, bluegrass, and acoustic rock songs. For more information, click here.

September 2, 2017 – Tour de Valley Century and Metric Century

This event takes bikers on a scenic tour of the Shenandoah Valley with stocked aid stations and SAG vehicle support on the course. Choose from two distances: the 100-mile century or the 62-mile metric century. Stay for the after party at the War Memorial Pool at Ridgeview Park where participants can take a swim and enjoy pizza, subs, and beverages. For more information, click here.

September 3, 2017 – The Mutton Busters @ The Humpback Rocks Sunday Concert

Bring a lawn chair and a picnic to the Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm and Visitor Center (milepost 5.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway) on September 3rdfrom 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Relax under the shady trees and listen to The Mutton Busters.

September 3, 2017 – Virginia Food Truck Battle

Join us for the 3rd Annual Virginia Food Truck Battle benefiting The MaDee Project on September 3rd at the Frontier Culture Museum. Eighteen food trucks and six Virginia breweries will battle it out for "Fan Favorite!" Pick your VIP ticket zone (blue, red, or green) and enjoy tastings from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from six food trucks in your zone. Or, purchase a general admission ticket and join us at 12:30 p.m. for a fun-filled afternoon with food, drinks, live music, and free children's activities. For more information, click here.

September 9, 2017 – I Am Brave 5K and Family Fun Day

Sign up for the I Am Brave 5K, which will be held on September 9th at 8 a.m. The course runs through the Frontier Culture Museum and helps raise money for the Meredith Furr Summer Camp Scholarship Fund. Family Fun Day activities begin at 9:15 a.m. For more information, click here.

September 16, 2017 – Waynesboro at War Civil War Weekend

Step back into Waynesboro’s history on September 16th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and September 17th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Coyner Springs Park. Talk with Civil War soldiers from both armies and witness charging cavalry, thundering artillery, and the determination of the infantry as they battle. A special Civil War town ball game between the Blue and Grey will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m.

September 16, 2017 – Walk with a Doc @ Constitution Park

On September 16th at 8:30 a.m., meet at the Dominion Shelter at Constitution Park to walk along the Greenway Trail with a local physician. Participants receive a free t-shirt and pedometer.

September 17, 2017 – Blue Mountain Sunrise @ The Humpback Rocks Sunday Concert

Bring a lawn chair and a picnic to the Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm and Visitor Center (milepost 5.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway) on September 17th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Relax under the shady trees and listen to the band Blue Mountain Sunrise.

September 30, 2017 – Fee Free Day @ Shenandoah National Park

Mark your calendar and plan to visit Shenandoah National Park (or any national park for that matter!) on September 30th. Entrance fees will be waived to celebrate National Public Lands Day.