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Fredericksburg Area Events

Easter and Spring Events - 2018

Events, dates & times are subject to change. Please make sure to always check with the event site before heading out.

Breakfast With the Easter Bunny. Mar 10. 10 am. Get ready for the best Breakfast EVER at Malawi’s Pizza. Cost: $7/person. This includes one 8" Pizzetta with Scrambled Eggs and Cheese and a Small Fountain Beverage with Free Refills. Space is limited, first come first served. (no registration required).Where: Malawi’s Pizza, The Village at the Spotsy Towne Center. www.spotsylvaniatownecentre.com

Easter Bunny Photos. Mar 10 - 31. At the Spotsy Towne Centre, Center Court. www.spotsylvaniatownecentre.com

St. Patty's Day Ice Cream Party. March 15. 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Gymnastics, crafts, and ice cream sundaes. Cost: $15. For ages 6 mos - 5 yrs. Pre-registration required. Where: Stafford Gymnastics, 500 Nelms Cir, F'burg, 22406. www.staffordparks.com senc

St. Paddy's Day Party. Mar 16. 10 - 11 am. Put on your green and celebrate this special day when everyone is Irish Crafts, songs, games and special treat. Where: Rowser Building, Stafford. Cost: $10. www.staffordparks.com

Fredericksburg Spring Home & Garden Show. Mar 16 - 18. Times vary. Featuring beautiful outdoor area displays to walk through, the latest trends in home and gardening, as well as ​advice from hundreds of the area’s top professionals - all under one roof. ​So much to see and DO!​ Cost: $9/Adv or $10/Door. Ages 12 and under are free! Where: F'burg Expo Center. www.fredericksburghomeshow.com 

Sensory Friendly Egg Hunt. Mar 17. 1 - 3 pm. Children will turn their collected colored eggs in for a sensory prize bag. Spots are limited so please pre-register. Ages 3 - 12 yrs. Where: Rowser Building, inside. Cost: $3. www.staffordparks.com

Easter Crafts and Cute Kids Cuts with JCP Salon. Mar 17. 12 - 4 pm. Kids cuts for only $10! Plus crafts and face painting. Where: Spotsy Towne Centre, Food Court. www.spotsylvaniatownecentre.com

Kegs, Eggs and St. Patty's Day. Mar 17. Festive Music, Bagpipes, Field Events, Strong Man/Woman Competition, Beer Mile, Food trucks, Special Beer Releases, kegs, and eggs. Fun for Adults and Kids! Where: Maltese Brewing Company, 11047 Pierson Drive #B, F'burg. For more info check out Maltese's Facebook page.

St Patrick's 5k Mud Run & 1 Mile Fun Run. Mar 17. 9 - 11:30 am. Blast through obstacles and mud at Millers Farm Market! Our event is for all ages, family friendly! Sign up today at https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/LocustGrove/StPatrickMudRun. Where: Miller's Farm, 12101 Orange Plank Rd, Locust Grove. For more info: www.facebook.com/StPatrickMudRun 

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival. Mar 17. 12 - 4 pm. The 16th Annual Jeff Fitzpatrick St. Patrick's Day Parade starts off at NOON, includes fire trucks, classic cars, high school marching band, community organizations, Irish dancers, horses, military equipment and local pageant winners. The parade ends at A. Smith Bowman Distillery, where we will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Festival including local vendors, live music and entertainment, family-friendly activities, food from local food trucks, and of course, plenty of beer. We will be collecting food for the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank! Ample parking. Where: A. Smith Bowman Distillery, 1 Bowman Dr, F'burg.

Glow In The Dark Easter Egg Hunt. Mar 17. 7 - 9 pm. Help us celebrate that Jesus is the light of the world with a Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt! Crafts, Face Painting, Snacks, 1000 Glow in the Dark Easter Eggs! All Ages welcome! Where: Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 2208 Lafayette Blvd, F'burg. Cost: Free!

Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny. Mar 18. 7 - 9 pm. Bring your fuzzy friends to have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny! Please use the main entrance near Dick’s Sporting Goods, all pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. The FXBG SPCA will be onsite accepting donations. For pricing visit STC website. Where: Spotsy Towne Centre. www.spotsylvaniatownecentre.com

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny-Spotsy Parks & Rec. Mar 24. 9:30 - 11 am. Join us for breakfast, crafts and photos with the Easter Bunny then HOP outside to the Marshall Center Front Lawn for an Easter Egg Hunt with OVER 1,000 EGGS!!! **Pre-registration is required**. Register January 22-March 16 at Spotsylvania Parks & Recreation. Where: Loriella Park, 10910 Leavells Rd, F'burg

Eggsplosion. Mar 24. 11 am - 3 pm. Enjoy a day of activities (train rides, moon bounce, games & prizes!) including an egg hunt. Price includes all activities (except for food). Adults are free! For ages 10 and under. Cost: $10/adv or $12/gate. Where: Curtis Park, Stafford. www.staffordparks.com

Annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt. Mar 24. 1 - 3 pm. Dogs on leash hunt for prizes, treats and toys! Costume contest too. Your registration of $5 allows up to two dogs to join in the fun! Pre-registration requested. All dog parents must sign release acknowledging their dog(s) are current on shots and are healthy. Where: Memorial (Kenmore) Park. www.FredParksRec.com 

Easter @ Braehead Farm. March 24, 25, & 31. 9 am - 6 pm. Join us for a visit with the Easter Bunny in the egg patch and have an Easter egg hunt! Also, hayrides and a scavenger hunt with prizes. Lunch and concessions available for purchase. Cost: $9/person. Where: 1130 Tyler St, F'burg, 22401. www.braeheadfarm.com 

Sensory Friendly Bunny Mar 25. 9:30 - 10:30 am. Families of children with disabilities know that a trip to a shopping mall can be challenging. The Spotsylvania Towne Centre wants to give children with special needs time with the Easter Bunny on Sunday, March 25 from 9:30-10:30am. The disAbility Resource Center will have a fun craft for your little too! Where: Spotsy Towne Centre. Pricing varies. Visit STC website for details. www.spotsylvaniatownecentre.com

Easter Eggstravaganza @ Funland. Mar 25. 12 - 3 pm. Get ready for a hoppin' good time! Free Admission! Free Arts & Crafts with Creative Art Studio! Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt (Easy, Aimed for ages 2-5). Bunny Scavenger Hunt (Hard, Aimed for ages 5-12) . FREE Face Painting with Face Painting By Ivy! Fun Prizes! Visit with the Easter Bunny. Visit Funland's Facebook page for up to date info. Where: Central Park Funland

Children's Easter Egg Drop. Mar 25. 1 - 4 pm. This year Morais Vineyards is bringing you and your children an Easter Egg Helicopter Drop! A helicopter will fly over the field on the property and drop over 3,000 marshmallows. Once the helicopter flies away, children will race in the age appropriate zones and collect as many marshmallows as they can grab. Your children will then trade in their marshmallows for prizes! Where: Morais Winery, Bealton. Cost: Free but register online.

Beeping Egg Hunt. Mar 25. 2 - 4 pm. Belmont's 6th annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for visually impaired or blind children and their families. Bring your basket and join us for an egg hunt, refreshments, miniature animal petting zoo, crafts and more . Free! Where: Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington St, Falmouth, 22405. Please RSVP to Michelle Crow-Dolby at 540-654-1851.

Preschool Egg Hunt. Mar 26. 10 am. Bring a basket and join the Easter bunny for a hunt just for the little ones. Where: Rowser Bldg, Stafford. Pre-registration required. Hunt will be held indoor in case of rain. For ages 5 and under only. Cost: $5. www.staffordparks.com

Spring Holiday for Kids. Mar 28. 5 - 6 pm. Celebrate spring with some "eggciting" holiday crafts. Cost: $10. Pre-registration required. Where: Rowser Building, Stafford. www.staffordparks.com

Easter Egg Decorating. Mar 28. 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Join in the fun and make a mess at our place learning some new and old way to dye your eggs. Bring up to 2 dozen boiled eggs at room temp. For ages 3 - 12 yrs. Cost: $10. Where: Rowser Building, 1739 Jeff Davis Hwy, Stafford. www.staffordparks.com

Lunch With the Easter Bunny. Mar 30. 10:30 am - 12 pm. Join the Easter Bunny and his friends for songs, crafts, food and fun! Cost: $12. Must purchase in advance. Includes activities and lunch for one child. Parents may buy lunch for $4. Where: Rowser Bldg, 1739 Jeff Davis Hwy, Stafford. www.staffordparks.com or 540-658-5116.

Easter Eggstravaganza @ Kings Dominion. March 30 - Apr 1. Egg scavenger hunt, crafts, and photo opportunities with Eggward the Easter Bunny and more! http://kingsdominion.com/play/events/easter-eggstravaganza  

Easter Weekend Events. Mar 30 - Apr 1. Times vary. Bonfire, egg dying, pictures with the Bunny, egg hunts, hayrides, magic show and more! Where: Wilderness Presidential Resort

Peek A Bloom with Peter Rabbit. Mar 31 - Apr 1. 1 - 4 pm. Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs (both days) during Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit. Concert on Bloemendaal Lawn (Saturday only; 2-3 p.m.) Easter Brunch in the Robins Tea House by reservation (Sunday). Join us for activities in the Children’s Garden, including drawing with sidewalk chalk, hula hooping, and making garden hats out of materials such as bags and ribbons. Cost: Regular Garden admission. Where: Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. www.lewisginter.org/event/peter-rabbit 

Colonial Beach Easter Egg Hunt. Mar 31. 10 am. Bring the kids and come on out for the Annual Colonial Beach Easter Egg Hunt on Town Hill. Free!
1 Mile Hop & 1/4 Mile Bunny Chase. March 31. Bring the whole family out for a fun morning of running/walking and hunting for eggs! There is a race for all ages! At the Spotsy Courthouse Village Pavilion, 1900 Block of Old Battlefield Blvd. Off of Courthouse Rd. and Brock Rd. Register at http://tinyurl.com/RabbitRun2018

Dominion Family Easter. March 31. 10 am - 3 pm. Experience one of Richmond’s favorite Easter events! The whole family will enjoy exciting games and activities, visits with the Easter Bunny, live entertainment, food trucks and more. Fees vary for activities. Where: 2201 Shields Lake Dr, Richmond. www.maymont.org 

Easter Eggstravaganza & Scavenger Hunt. March 31. 10:30 am - 12 pm. Join us on a scavenger hunt to see what the Easter Bunny may have left as he hopped through the woods here at Lake Anna State Park! We'll explore the differences between a wild Cottontail Rabbit & a domestic pet bunny. After the scavenger hunt, be sure to come into the newly renovated Visitor Center to make a neat craft to take home and of course, claim your prize for completing the scavenger hunt! The fun & candy abound where Nature meets Technology! Lake Anna State Park, 6800 Lawyers Rd, Spotsy, 22551. Free! www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/lake-anna.shtml 

Easter Egg Hunt @ Stratford Hall. March 31. More info TBA. Where: 483 Great House Rd, Stratford Hall, VA. www.stratfordhall.org 

Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ Leesylvania State Park. March 31. 2:30 pm. Hunt for prize-filled Easter eggs. Kids can color eggs, play games and make crafts. Learn about the history of the Easter egg and why it became a holiday tradition. Free! 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr, Woodbridge, 22191. www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/leesylvania.shtml 

Blossom Kite Festival. Mar 31. 10 am - 4:30 pm. Head to the Washington Monument grounds for a day of kite-flying and kite-related activities including demonstrations, competitions, a Kite Club Display Area and Activity Tents where kids can make their own kites to fly. Witness the Rokkaku Battle or the Hot Tricks Showdown, or simply relax and enjoy the colorful, high-flying spectacle! Where: Constitution Avenue & 17th Street, NW. FREE! www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org 

Easter Eggstravaganza @ Carter Mountain. March 31. 10 am - 5 pm. Egg Hunts and activities for children up to age 12, plus visits with the Easter Bunny, lots of crafts, activities, hayrides, lunch, special egg hunts for adults, and a good time! Eat an apple cider donut, enjoy a glass of wine or hard cider, and celebrate Spring! Where: Carter Mountain Orchard, 1435 Carters Mountain Trl, Charlottesville

Easter Monday @ The National Zoo. Apr 2. 10 am - 2 pm. Please join us for special family-focused activities and live entertainment. We'll have a traditional Easter Egg Hunt and animal demonstrations as well as visits from the Easter Panda! Free! Rain or shine. www.nationalzoo.si.edu 

Fredericksburg Spring Arts & Craft Faire. April 7 & 8. Times Vary. The Craft Shows offer a wide variety of quality handmade items. From artwork and pottery, to bath and body products, unique jewelry, woodworking and gourmet foods; you will find whatever you need. Where: F'burg Expo Ctr. Cost: $8. Ages 12 and under: Free! www.fredericksburgartsandcraftsfaire.com 

Spring Forward Festival. Apr 8. 1 - 4 pm. Children and their families are invited to spend the afternoon on Brompton Lawn at UMW. Event includes spring related crafts, games, and a large egg hunt. Community members are asked to accompany their children and egg hunt participants must be 11 years old or younger.

Annual Multicultural Fair. April 14. 10 am - 5 pm. Featuring multicultural entertainment, children's activities, international and American food and ethnic craft vendors. UMW Fredericksburg campus, Ball Circle. Free! 540- 654-1044.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. April 14. 10 am - 12 pm. One of DC's largest spectator events, the energy-filled Parade runs along Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th streets, NW. Vibrant costumes and blossom-inspired décor create the look of nation's premier springtime parade. Giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, celebrity entertainers, marching bands from across the country, and performers burst down Constitution Avenue in a grand spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year during the Festival. Cost: Starting at $20 for Grandstand Seating. Standing along the Parade route from Constitution Ave between 9th and 15th streets, NW is FREE and open to the public. www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org 

Earth Day On the Rappahannock. April 21. 11 am - 4 pm. Enjoy the 15th annual Earth Day Festival along the beautiful Rappahannock River! We’ll have dozens of environmental exhibitors, live music, great food, birds of prey, hands-on activities, and so much more for the entire family! Come learn what you can do to reduce your impact on the planet while having great, FREE, fun. Bring your own water bottle for re-fills! Rain date: April 28th. Free! Where: Old Mill Park

Spring Open House @ Gari Melcher's Belmont. Apr 22, 10 am - 5 pm. Enjoy the restored gardens in bloom, the art of Gari Melchers and the history of Belmont. The Spring Open House is a great opportunity to share Belmont with family and friends. Free! Where: 224 Washington St, Falmouth, 22405.

Earth Day Celebration @ Caledon State Park. April 22. 3 - 5 pm. This Earth Day, have you considered the natural resources you use? Wood, fuel, wildlife, wind, solar, and minerals all impact our lives today as well as the lives of our ancestors. Join us on Earth Day as we discover the importance of conservation of the natural resources around us. We will have a party for our beautiful planet complete with games and refreshments. Where: 11617 Caledon Rd, King George. Free! www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/caledon.shtml 

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Parade of Homes - Fredericksburg Area Builders Association

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If you’re planning to build a home, this year’s Parade of Homes, hosted by FABA (Fredericksburg Area Builders Association), needs to be on your radar. Nineteen homes will be showcased and everything from tiny homes to million-dollar estates will be available to tour. Spend the weekend getting amazing home inspiration and talking with the builders themselves. It’s like walking through HGTV right in your hometown!

We sat down with Scott Hine and Chrissy Urian of FABA to get the rundown on Parade of Homes and why it’s the absolute builder event of the season.

Q: What is Parade of Homes?
Parade of Homes is the big showcase of the year for area builders. This event in particular gives them the opportunity to show off what they do. This year, we have 15 builders and 19 homes entered. The homes run the gamut from tiny homes to million-dollar homes. We have single family homes, 55+ homes and townhouses. It's anything and everything you want to see, at all different price points. The homes are located all over the greater Fredericksburg area. The Parade of Homes takes place the first two weekends in October. Judging takes place the final week.

Q: How do I get info on the houses? Do I just show up?
Every home entered is open to the public for tours, during the first two weekends in October. You’ll need to go to the website fredparade.com, or grab our booklet (available on newsstands around town), or pick up Fred Parent’s September issue, for the map. The houses’ descriptions and images will also be in the magazine and booklet, and continuously updated on the website. We’re also very excited about our new app called Fredericksburg Parade of Homes. This year, it’s dedicated totally to Fredericksburg’s Parade of Homes. It will have a map, pictures, descriptions of each home and more!

Q: What is the awards ceremony like? Is it open to the public?
It is open to public, but by ticket only. You can purchase tickets on our website www.FredParade.com. Select the “Celebration” button on the main menu, then select “Join the Celebration”. You may also purchase tickets by calling FABA at 540-898-2730. It’s always a lot of fun! We’ll have hors d’oeuvres and drinks, but the main event is the announcement of the winners. Builders are judged by volunteers within the industry. The categories are determined by what types of homes are entered. We’ll need 3-4 homes for each category, at the very least. What’s interesting is that this year we have a smaller number of entries than we’ve seen in the past. Many builders have already sold the homes they planned on entering! It’s a great problem to have! That being said, we won’t know what the categories are until opening week when all the entries are accounted for.

Winners receive a large plaque, the iconic blue ribbon and of course the recognition of being Best in Class! The most prestigious award is the Pinnacle Builders Award. It’s awarded to the builder who was most engaged with the association when building their home. One of the things FABA tries to do is help build the association and support the industry. The rising tide raises all ships. The Pinnacle Builders Award can go to any builder, regardless of their entry.

Q: Are the houses an example of what the builders normally do, or is Parade of Homes seen as an opportunity to be creative?
All of the above! The entries you’ll tour range from traditional model homes to $2.5-million custom homes. We do get some very unique homes entered, which is really fun! Some builders go all out to showcase their range. Others will enter a house from their catalog, to showcase a home and features they excel at building. You get the best of both worlds.

Q: If I see a model I like, it should be pretty easy to get the builder’s information, call them and ask, “I really like your entry. Can I get it built?” Right?
Yes! One of the best reasons for people to attend this event is because the builders are on site. They’ll be all hands on deck these two weekends. It’s a great time! It’s good to just get out there and see what’s being done, so you can get a better idea of what you like, and see who’s building it. Many smaller builders don’t have six models available, but they build a phenomenal house. So this is also a chance to meet these smaller builders, who might be the perfect fit for what you are looking for.

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Q: If I go to the event and fall in love with a $1.2-million home, it wouldn’t be crazy to approach the builder and ask if they build a home in my price range, right? The same goes with location?
Correct. Most builders can build all price points and styles. Some builders work in a tight location circle. Parade of Homes participants are building all over Fredericksburg. Some may go little beyond into Northern Virginia. A lot of builders will offer semi-custom homes. Which is where they have preset floor plans and you choose through available options and prices. Some are pure custom builders, where each home is one of a kind, with a unique price. Many build both. The possibilities are endless! The main thing is to talk to the builders.

Q: What message do you want to send our readers about Parade of Homes or about building a new house?
If you’re building a home, you’re going to be in a relationship with the builder for months. You need to know that you can work together. Some builders are more hands on and some are more hands off. Get to know them a little and make sure your personalities are compatible.

There really is no better time for prospective new home buyers than these two weekends, because of the concentration of builders and styles available. If you just see one model home on your way home from work, you don’t really get a good sense of what that builder can do. Just get out there and see the homes, and remember to talk to the builders!

The bottom line? Parade of Homes is an unparalleled opportunity to meet area builders and see what they can do! This is the time of year to pick a builder. If you plan on building, you should plan on coming to this event.

We’ll be on site chatting LIVE on Facebook with Scott Thursday, September 14, at 11 a.m.! Come join the conversation as we explore a Parade of Homes house!

See the digital edition version of this article INCLUDING the map of the homes!

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Vacation Bible Schools (VBS) - 2017

JUNE

 

New City Fellowship

When: June 19-23; 9 am - 12:30 pm

Where: 200 Prince Edward St. F'burg, 22401

Contact: Nina Pifer- 540-899-5349

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Salem Baptist Church

June 19 - 23; 6 - 8 pm

Where: 4044 Plank Rd F'burg, 22407

Register: https://vbspro.events/p/events/salembcvbs

 

Spotswood Baptist Church

When: June 19 - 23; 9 am - 12 pm

Where: 4009 Lafayette Blvd Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Register: http://children.spotswood.org/vbs/

 

Aquia Episcopal Church

When: June 26 - 30; 9 am - 12 pm

Where: 2398 Jeff Davis Hwy, Stafford

www.aquiachurch.com/index.php/ministries-committees/childrens-ministry

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Goshen Baptist Church

When: June 26 - 30; 9 am 12 pm

Where: 9800 Gordon Rd, Spotsy, 22553

http://goshenbaptistchurch.net/

 

Ebenezer United Methodist Church

When: June 26 - 30; 6 - 8:45 pm

Where: 161 Embrey Mill Rd Stafford 22554

http://ebenezerumc.org/event/cm-vacation-bible-school/

 

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church

June 26 - 30; 9 am - 12 pm

Where: 308 Hanover St, F'burg 22401

http://www.fumcva.org/grow/children/

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Resurrection Lutheran

When: June 26-29; 5:30 - 8:15 pm

Where: 6170 Plank Rd, F'burg, 22407

Register: www.resurrectionpeople.org/VBS

 

Massaponax Baptist Church

When: June 26 - July 1; 6 - 9 pm

Where: 5101 Massaponax Church Rd, F'burg, 22407

http://www.massaponaxchurch.com/vbs/

 

JULY

 

Wilderness Baptist Church

When: July 10 -14; 9 am-12:15 pm

Where: 9701 Plank Rd Spotsy, 22553

https://vbspro.events/p/events/57fa4f

 

Grace Church of F'burg

When: July 10 - 14; 9 am - 12 pm

Where:1141 Heatherstone Dr F'burg, 22407

http://gcofonline.org/event/vbs17/2017-07-10/

 

Fredericksburg Baptist Church

When: July 10 - 13; 9 am - 12 pm 

Where: 1019 Princess Anne St, F'burg, 22401

http://fredericksburgbaptistchurch.org/

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Stafford County Christian Church

When: July 16 - 20; 5:30 - 8pm

Where: 1813 Mountain View Rd., Stafford 22556

Register: http://www.staffordccc.org/childrens-programs/

Hope Presbyterian Church

When: July 17 - 21; 9 am - 12 pm

Where: 11121 Leavells Rd, F'burg, 22407

www.hopechurchva.org/vbs-registration

 

Colonial Baptist Church

When: July 17 - 21; 6:30 - 8:15 pm

Where: 2726 Jeff Davis Hwy, Stafford

www.cbcca.org/vbs

 

New Life in Christ Church

When: July 17 - 21; 9 am - 12 pm

Where: 11925 Burgess Ln, F'burg, 22407

www.nlicc.org/

 

Trinity Bible Church

When: July 17 - 21; 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Where: 6331 Campus Dr, F'burg, 22407

www.tbc-va.org

 

Ramoth Baptist Church

When: July 31 - Aug 4; 9 am - 12 pm

Where: 478 Ramoth Church Rd., Stafford

www.rbcstafford.org/vbs

 

Ferry Farm Baptist Church

July 31 - Aug 4; 9am - 12:15pm

1 Westmoreland Dr, F'burg, 22405

 

AUGUST

 

Regester Chapel United Methodist Church

When: Aug 7 - 11; 9 am - 12 pm

Where: 85 Bells Hill Rd, Stafford

www.regesterchapel.org/copy-of-vacation-bible-school

 

Redeemer Lutheran

When: Aug 14 - 18; 9 am - 12 pm

Where: 5120 Harrison Rd, F'burg,  22408

http://embracedbyhim.org/congregational-life/christian-education/vacation-bible-school/

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The Scarecrows Are Coming!

Welcome to Fredericksburg's 4th annual ScarecrowFest! It's time to vote for your favorite scarecrows!

You can pick up a paper ballot at participating downtown businesses, or vote here below. Simply write in your favorite business in each category.

If you provide your name, phone, and email address on the entry form, you will be entered to win a ride on the trolley for the Fredericksburg Christmas tree lighting!

 

Click each tab below to see a list of businesses participating in each theme. 

 

The Scarecrows Are Coming!

  • Funniest

  • Spookiest

  • Business Theme

  • Historic Theme

The Card Cellar -- 915 Caroline St.

Coldwell Banker Elite -- 520 William St

Connect Games Escape Room -- 1011 Caroline St

Crown Jewelers -- 200 William St

Goolrick's Pharmacy -- 901 Caroline St

Heather Boutique -- 721 Caroline St

Kimman's Co. -- 820 Caroline St

Peacaloo Boutique -- 720 Caroline St

PONSHOP -- 712 Caroline St

R&R Antiques -- 1001 Caroline St

Fredericksburg Visitor Center -- 706 Caroline St

Willow -- 305 William St.

25 30 Espresso -- 400 Princess Anne St.

Jays Downtown Sports Lounge -- 409 William St

Shoppes at Caroline square -- 914 Caroline St

Vanity Salon -- 531 Caroline St

2 Hearts 1 Dress -- 614 Caroline St

Agora Downtown Coffee Shop -- 520 Caroline St

Art First Gallery -- 824 Caroline St

Bash Boutique -- 824 Caroline St

Bodyworks Downtown Athletic Club -- 1027 Caroline St

Capital Ale House -- 917 Caroline St

Central Rappahannock Regional Library -- 1201 Caroline St

Community Bank of the Chesapeake -- 425 William St

The Confident Rabbit -- 309 William St

Curitiba Art Café -- 919 Caroline St

East Coast Vapers --  612 Caroline Street

Fraser Wood Elements -- 1023 Caroline St

Fredericksburg Brew Exchange -- 610 Caroline St

Hyperion 301 William St. -- 301 William St.

Italian Station -- 620 Caroline St.

Jewel Box -- 212 William St.

Lady Legacy -- 723 Caroline St

Lord & Lilly’s -- 709 Caroline St

Kybecca -- 402 William St

Olde Towne Butcher -- 401 William St

Pye & Co -- 809 Caroline St

River Rock Outfitter -- 915 Sophia St

Southern Accents -- 807 Caroline St

Taste Oil Vinegar Spice -- 815 Caroline St

VA Partners Bank -- 410 William St

Whittingham -- 1021 Caroline St

Wildflower Collective -- 208 William St

Billiken's Smokehouse -- 623 Caroline St.

Fredericksburg Area Museum -- 907 Princess Anne St.

Libertytown Arts Workshop -- 916 Liberty St.

Cork & Table and the Fredericksburg Area Service League -- 909 Caroline St.

James Monroe Museum -- 908 Charles St

Katora Coffee -- 615 Caroline St.

MANARC -- 1008 Sophia St.

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fredericksburg area summer fun

Interested in keeping the kiddos busy this summer? Love the outdoors? Want to stay inside in the A/C? This great list of area activities should help get you started. Scroll down for all the fun! Also be sure to check out the other resources here on our website like summer camps and our day trippin' guide!

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INDOOR FUN

Paragon Summer Movies: Every Tues/Wed/Thurs: June 23 - Aug 21. FREE Summer movies at Paragon Theater at the Spotsy Towne Centre! First come, first served! See the list of movies HERE.

CMoR-F'burg: Spiderman & Friends: July 19. Time TBD. Spiderman and friends will be swinging over to CMoR Fredericksburg for very special performances during the Children's Museum of Richmond's Summer Series! Admission is $5! http://www.c-mor.org/plan-your-visit/fredericksburg

CMoRCMoR-F'burg: Diggity Dudes: July 25. 11 am & 1 pm. Join us and come dance and sing with some of the coolest dudes we know! Don't miss out on all the musical fun that will be sure to cool down your summer! This event is FREE with museum admission. http://www.c-mor.org/plan-your-visit/fredericksburg

Splitsville Lanes: Every Tuesday, bowl for $2 a game, per person, plus get $2 shoes from 4 p.m. to close. Where: Spotsy Towne Centre. http://www.splitsvillelanes.com/location/fredericksburg/

AMF Bowling: Now through Sept 7. Free bowling for kids all summer long! Shoe rental not included. Register online at www.bowlsummergames.com or pick up your passes at location.

Liberty Lanes Bowling: June 15 - Aug 30. Bowl all summer long for $2/game and $2 shoe rental at Liberty Center. Register online w/ valid email and you will receive a weekly email with your bowling certificate for $2 bowling/game. Visit www.libertycenterva.com/summerstrikes.html for details and to sign up!

Golden Skate World: Summer Fun: June 17 - Aug 26. All two hour sessions just $5! Wednesdays 10 am - 12 pm and Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Thurs: 1 - 3 pm and 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Fridays 1:00 - 3:00. Where: 12220 Five Mile Rd, F'burg, 22407. www.goldenskateworld.com 

crrlLibrary Fun: All CRRL Branches. Visit www.librarypoint.org for great events for all ages! Fun reading celebrations, new Fabulous Fridays, STEM events, superhero events and much more!

CYT Presents: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: July 25: 2 pm & 7 pm; July 26: 3 pm; Aug 1: 2 pm & 7 pm; Aug 2: 3 pm. Where: Spotsy High School, 6975 Courthouse Rd, 22551. Cost: Online: $15 or $16/Door. www.cytfredericksburg.org

 


OUTDOOR FUN

Picnic in the Park: Every Tues in June & Sept: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Live music, children's activities, moon bounce, and more! Free! Bring a picnic lunch! Where: Hurkamp Park, F'burg.

Flying Circus Aerodrome Show: Sundays, 2:30 - 4 pm. Parachute jumpers, wing walkers, vintage biplane tricks and more! Cost: Adults: $15. $13 w/ valid military ID. Children 5-12: $ 7. Kids under 5 are Free! Where: 5114 Ritchie Rd, Bealeton. www.flyingcircusairshow.com 

pnatsPotomac Nationals Games: Check out this minor league team's schedule packed with family fun games where kids can run the bases, fireworks after the game, special pricing and more! www.potomacnationals.com 

Movie Under the Stars: Every Saturday through Sept 5: 7 pm. Bring your own blankets/chairs and join us for FREE movie on the Jumbotron! Where: Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center 14900 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge, 22191. For movie schedule: www.stonebridgeptc.com/events 

potomac pointPotomac Point Winery: Outdoor Movie Nights: Monthly through Aug. Watch a movie on our 16 ft. Big Screen. Wine, cheese boards and ice cream will be available for purchase. Tickets are available online for advanced purchase or at the door! Cost: Online: $9.99/person. At the door: $15/person. Children 2 and under are free! Where: 275 Decatur Rd, Stafford. http://www.potomacpointwinery.com/

History at Sunset in Stafford: June 12: 7 pm: Starting the Show: A Walk to the Upper Pontoon Crossing, Chatham. July 31: 7 pm: Belle Plains: Gateway to War. Meet at Belle Plains Boat Club, 984 Belle Plains Road, 22405. Bring a lawn chair. August 7: 8 pm: Life of a House: Chatham by Candlelight. For more info, call the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center at 540-373-6122.

History at Sunset: We are happy to announce that we will host 10 programs for our popular Friday night History at Sunset series in 2015! Stay tuned, as we will post our full schedule soon. www.nps.gov
Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair: July 31 - Aug 9. Head to the oldest fair in the United States! Join us in celebrating traditional fair events, contests, entertainment, food and fun for the whole family! www.fredericksburgfair.org 

 

 

ARTS & CRAFTS

Pots and PalettesPots and Palettes: Canvas Art for Kids: June 5, 12, 19, 26: 5 pm. Where: 1104 Sophia St, F'burg. http://potsandpalettes.com/

Pots and Palettes: Family Days: Thursdays: 2 for 1 Studio Fee all day! http://potsandpalettes.com/

Michaels: Passport to Imagination: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: June 15 - July 31: 10 am - 12 pm. Join us on an imaginary 7 week road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond w/ fun kids' crafts at each stop. Register in store or online. Cost: $5/Session.

Summer Fun Wednesdays @ A.C. Moore: TBA-Check back for details soon!

 


CONCERTS/MUSIC

Music on the Library Steps: Every Monday: June 1 - Aug 24: 7 pm. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic supper and enjoy music outside of the HQ Library in downtown F'burg every Monday evening in the summer! In case of inclement weather, the concert moves inside the theater. For schedule: www.librarypoint.org 

Sounds of Summer Concert Series: Fridays through Labor Day, 7 pm. Join us in Market Square for great music from all different genres. This year we will also be hosting local food vendors in Market Square, so bring your family and friends down for a treat!

stafford songfestStafford Songfest Sundays: Every 3rd Sunday June - Sept: 3 - 5 pm. Whether you're a fan of vintage rock, classic country, or rhythm & blues, we're sure to have a concert that moves you! Pack a picnic lunch and bring the entire family for a day filled with music and song! Where: Celebration Stage at John Lee Pratt Memorial Park. Cost: $10/car. Rain or shine.

Lake Anna Sunset Concert Series: June 27, July 25, & Aug 22: 5:30 pm Live bands and the best views of Lake Anna's famed sunsets Come by boat or land! Great fun for the whole family. Badminton and Corn Hole too. Where: Lake Anna Point Marina, 13703 Anna Point Lane, Mineral, VA. Free! www.facebook.com/LakeAnnaSunsetConcertSeries 

CVLCelebrate Virginia Live Summer Concerts: Featuring: July 28: Heart, July 31: Hank Williams, Jr.; Aug 21: Chris Young. Where: By the F'burg Expo Center, Gordon W. Shelton Blvd, F'burg, 22401. www.celebratevirginialive.com 

Music on the Green: Every Thursday evening Aug 6 - September 24: 7 - 9 pm. Bring a lawn chair and relax with Potomac Point Winery and enjoy live music featuring an eclectic mix of Jazz, Country, Classic Rock, Funk and more. Where: On the Village Green Sephora Stage near Bravo! Cucina Italiana. In case of inclement weather Music on the Green will be featured in the Parmida Building across from Sephora.

 


READING FUN

barnes nobleBarnes & Noble Summer Reading Program: Read any 8 books, record them on THIS sheet to turn in to our store and then choose a FREE BOOK from our selection on the Reading Journal list at the store... Enjoy reading!

Books-a-Million Summer Reading: Read any 6 books by Aug 16, have a parent/guardian complete THIS form, and return to your local store to receive a FREE Theodore Boone pencil and pencil case.

Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards: Download and print out THIS calendar, Mark the days off with a pen or sticker as your child accomplishes their goals, and then Bring in the completed calendars to Chuck E. Cheese's and receive 10 free tokens as a reward!

Summer Reading Club at Central Regional Rappahannock Library: Starting June 1: Sign up online at www.librarypoint.org. All ages! You get prizes just for signing up, and if you are a kid or a teen, you get prizes for continuing to read throughout the summer. All branches.

 

 

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