“Symphony Under the Stars” in Gloucester

Saturday, May 27th, prepare to be mesmerized by the sounds of the Virginia Symphony orchestra under the stars. The Cook Foundation is excited to host this free family concert ‘on the lawn’ of Main Street and Walter Reed Way in Gloucester. This will be the 11th year that the Cook Foundation has been making music accessible to everyone.

Known as one of the most anticipated events of the year, it is expected to draw over 2,000 people to the Gloucester Village area. The public is encouraged to bring a lawn chair or a blanket and dine on Main Street before the show to receive 10% off at local restaurants. Picnics are also welcome and many of the merchants on Main Street are happy to build you a basket to take to the concert. The show will begin at 8pm.

For more information, please call Jenny Crittenden @ (804) 824-9614 or visit the Facebook Event Page.

“Daffodil Festival” in Gloucester

Saturday, April 1st, The Gloucester Main Street Association will celebrate the 31st Annual Daffodil Festival! This year, there will be special events including live entertainment, craft beer garden, and a variety of delicious food. The festival will take place at the Kelsick Specialty Market/VersAbility Resources Parking Lot located at 6632 Main Street.

Come out and enjoy the sights and sounds of Gloucester’s historic Main Street. There will be craft vendors and even a demonstration of blacksmithing. The Gloucester Family YMCA will also be onsite with fun activities for the kids.

This event is from 11am-5pm. Entry is free. Food, drinks and crafts are available for purchase. Valid ID is required to obtain a wristband for adult beverages.

For more info, visit the Facebook Event Page.

7th Annual Gloucester Wine Festival

What better way to welcome the Fall season than by celebrating with friends at the 7th Annual Gloucester Wine Festival. Saturday, October 22nd, enjoy the beautiful landscape while tasting from the top 12 Virginia wineries and fine LOCAL fare.

Shop with an array of outstanding vendors and local artisans. This event is held on the grounds of the internationally acclaimed Brent and Becky’s Bulbs on Daffodil Lane. And don’t forget your dancin’ shoes! Slapnation will perform an extended set this year.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. You might want to grab them now, they will sell out soon.

For more info and to purchase tickets, visit http://gloucesterwinefestival.com/

“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at Gloucester’s Green Hand Farm Park

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Starting this Friday, Green Hand Farm Park is pleased to present the 50th Anniversary of the unforgettable Peanuts Television Special. The park was chosen as one of the 90 farms in North America by Peanuts Worldwide to celebrate this special event.

In honor of the celebration, the park has created a custom-designed corn maze featuring the Peanuts theme. You can catch outdoor showings every weekend (weather permitting).

The Farm Park is open weekends through November 6th. Show times are every Friday and Saturday night at 7pm. Also, don’t forget to enjoy many other attractions such as hay-rides, pumpkin patch, zombie paintball adventure ride, archery tag, pedal karts, and a cow train!

For more info and to purchase tickets, visit www.greenhandfarmpark.com

Damon’s “Poker Run” for Trevor Claar

Saturday, September 10th, grab the bikes and call your friends.  It’ll be a beautiful day for a Poker Run all to benefit Trevor Claar.  Damon & Company will be hosting the event.  Sign up starts at 10.30am, bikes out at 11.30am.

Cost: $10 per rider, $5 add-on.  Stops are Damon & Co, Schooners, Cactus Pub and then back at Damon’s!  There will be live music, a $5 BBQ Platter, slow race, 50/50 raffle, vendors and door prizes.  100% of proceeds go to Trevor’s medical bills and long-term care.  Trevor was involved in an accident while enjoying the last few days of beachweek, celebrating his high school graduation.  His spirits are high and hopeful. Please donate, support and show some love!

Please ‘like’, follow, and support the Stay Strong Claar Page.

Click here for more info on the Poker Run.