With vaccines going out, restrictions winding down, and the weather warming up, spring in Harrisonburg presents the perfect opportunity to finally get out of the house with safe, socially distanced outdoor events and festivals, outdoor activities, and more! Here are a few activities and events we are looking forward to this spring in Harrisonburg;
Sunny spring weather creates the perfect occasion for safe, socially distanced outdoor events.
The Annual Fishersville Antiques Expo will take place on May 7th & 8th at the Augusta Expo Center. As one of the longest-running, top-quality Antique Shows on the East Coast, the Fishersville Antiques Expo features over 300 exhibitors in exhibition halls, barns, tents, and outside.
Come out and enjoy an open-air Spring Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, May 15th, at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds! Discover handmade arts and crafts from local vendors, in and around the barn complex at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds.
Visit the historic Town of Dayton for the annual Redbud Festival on Saturday, June 5th. This fun family event has something for everyone, including handmade arts & crafts, delicious local & “Festival-Style” food, treats, and drinks, Historic Downtown walking tours, kids activities, and more!
The Stoneycreek Campground in Greenville will host its annual Bluegrass Music Festival from June 10th to 12th. Come and enjoy three fun-filled days of great bluegrass music, food, prizes, and more!
Enjoy the beautiful spring foliage and flowers by taking a hike! Harrisonburg offers access to countless beautiful walking paths and hiking trails for any skill level. Some of our favorite trails around Harrisonburg include:
As well as many beautiful trails at the nearby Shenandoah National Park! Shenandoah National Park will be offering Fee Free Days at various dates throughout the year, to allow visitors to enjoy the park for free!
We’ve all been cooped up this winter and no-one has felt it more than the kids! Spring finally brings the opportunity for them to get outside, release all that pent up energy, and enjoy some activities and events just for them.
The Explore More Discovery Museum is currently providing Reserved Play Sessions to allow families to enjoy the museums hands on play and learn exhibits!
The Frontier Culture Museum is an outdoor, living-history museum that features 11 permanent, outdoor exhibits comprised of original and reconstructed farm buildings from West Africa, England, Ireland, Germany, and Virginia. The museum allows visitors to explore recreations of historic buildings, meet the people who lived there, and engage in hands on activities.
Back Home on the Farm’s Summertime Fun on the Farm will have their opening day on June 20th. The 240 acre farm features 30+ activities for great family memories!
Outdoor dining is the best way to dine at (and support!) your favorite restaurant, while staying COVID safe! Enjoy the perfect weather and delicious food with patio dining at Harrisonburg’s best restaurants or a picnic at the many wineries in the surrounding area. A few of our favorites include:
- Rocktown Kitchen
- Capital Ale House
- Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint
- Cracked Pillar Pub
- CrossKeys Vineyards
Spring provides countless opportunities to enjoy everything Harrisonburg has to offer, way more than we can fit in a blog post! The best way to discover Harrisonburg is to explore it yourself and experience it all! So mask up, stay safe, and get out to enjoy spring in Virginia!