With vaccines going out, restrictions winding down, and the weather warming up, spring in Staunton 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 Staunton;
Enjoy the beautiful spring foliage and flowers by taking a hike! Staunton offers access to countless beautiful walking paths and hiking trails for any skill level. Some of our favorite trails around Staunton include:
- Betsy Bell Wilderness Park
- The Trails at Mill Place
- Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail
- Humpback Rocks
- Elliot Knob
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!
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.
The Annual Crozet Spring Arts and Crafts Festival is back for 2021! Enjoy this perfect Mother’s Day Weekend activity on May 8th and 9th at the Claudius Crozet Park. Over 120 Artists and Exhibitors will be featuring unique handmade and handcrafted works of art.
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!
Kids Activities :
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 27th Annual YOUTH Fishing Derby will take place May 1st at Lake Tams in Gypsy Hill Park. This free event is open to youth 4-15 years of age with prizes awarded in various categories.
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.
The Family Nite Flix summer movie series features free family-friendly movies at the Gypsy Hill Park Bandstand, every other Friday night during the summer months.
At Wildrock in nearby Crozet, visitors can enjoy an engaging variety of play and discovery zones nestled throughout the Blue Ridge foothill landscape. Wildrock also offers six sessions of nature immersion Summer Day Camps, with dates from June 28th to August 13th.
Outdoor Dining :
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 Staunton’s best restaurants or a picnic at the many wineries in the surrounding area. A few of our favorites include:
- Byers Street Bistro
- Mi Rancho
- Wrights Dairy-Rite
- Barren Ridge Vineyards
- Rockbridge Vineyard & Brewery
Spring provides countless opportunities to enjoy everything Staunton has to offer, way more than we can fit in a blog post! The best way to discover Staunton is to explore it yourself and experience it all! So mask up, stay safe, and get out to enjoy spring in Virginia!