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Urbanna, Virginia

Urbanna Family Friendly Events

How did such a small town get such a big reputation? The Urbanna Oyster Festival, of course. Virginia's official oyster festival hosts 75,000 visitors in the fall. We have a juried art show, a holiday house tour, concerts in the park, street parades, boat parades, fireworks and a monthly farmer's market, too. Throw your own party in an English garden, on the waterfront, in a pocket park or at an historic site. Get down and boogie in Urbanna, Virginia.

Saturday, February 17

The Polar Plunge and the Chili Cook-Off were a huge success! If you didn't make it you missed some delicious chili so don't miss it next year!

10am to 3pm | Urbanna Town Marina and Something Different

Saturday, February 17

For the Love of Music: Sweet Eats and Beats

Sweet Beats: Rivahacious music with Clayton Neal and Jazz by Michael McNeill.

Sweet Eats: Homeade dessert and coffe at intermission.

Tickets $20 per person. To purchase tickets contact Brenda Wiley at (804) 919-1335 or Kerry Robusto at (804) 758-3941

7 to 9:30pm | Middlesex Woman's Club in Urbanna

Saturday, April 14

Who doesn't love a giant yard sale? How about one as big as a town?

8am to 2pm - More details to follow.

Saturday, May 12

Stock up on home grown and homemade treats, flowers and plants, just-picked produce, local pasture raised beef, fresh baked goods, artisan cheeses, clothing, jewelry, soaps, candles, local honey and who knows what else. Visit our special section just for local artist!

CLICK HERE to learn more about Participation or Sponsorship

Saturday, May 19

Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing.These exciting little boats are fun to build and exhilarating to race. This isn't just fun for the men, it's a family sport with racing classes for children 12 and younger, children 13 to 16 and adults with different weight classes. 

Saturday, May 19

7 to 9pm on the water at the Town Marina. Musical guest JNM.There are picnic tables available or bring your own chair, blanket and refreshments. Socialize and enjoy the music.

Saturday, June 2 and 3

On the grounds of a stately 17th century plantation, Arts in the Middle offers two days of entertainment in Virginia's River Realm with fine arts and fine crafts, music and local foods a stroll away from Urbanna, the area's most charming waterfront village.

ArtsInTheMiddle.com

Saturday, June 9

Stock up on home grown and homemade treats, flowers and plants, just-picked produce, local pasture raised beef, fresh baked goods, artisan cheeses, clothing, jewelry, soaps, candles, local honey and who knows what else. Visit our special section just for local artist!

CLICK HERE to learn more about Participation or Sponsorship

Saturday, June 16

The Movie Under the Stars movie is appropriately "Star Wars". Bring your popcorn, chairs and favorite beverage and relax with us while we watch a movie under the stars.
At dusk on the Town Green.

Saturday, July 14

Stock up on home grown and homemade treats, flowers and plants, just-picked produce, local pasture raised beef, fresh baked goods, artisan cheeses, clothing, jewelry, soaps, candles, local honey and who knows what else. Visit our special section just for local artist!

CLICK HERE to learn more about Participation or Sponsorship

Saturday, July 21

7 to 9pm on the water at the Town Marina. Musical guest Good Shot Judy. There are picnic tables available or bring your own chair, blanket and refreshments. Socialize and enjoy the music.

August 3 and 5

The Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association announces its plans for its 2018 Reunion Cruise. Beginning on the weekend of August 3-5 in Urbanna, Virginia, approximately 10 to 15 of the large traditional freight and seafood industry vessels will travel the southern Chesapeake Bay. The boats will be open to the public at the Urbanna Town Marina.

Saturday, 10am to 4pm

Sunday, 11am to 3pm

Read more about the tour.

Click here for buy boat pictures from past events.

Saturday, August 11

Stock up on home grown and homemade treats, flowers and plants, just-picked produce, local pasture raised beef, fresh baked goods, artisan cheeses, clothing, jewelry, soaps, candles, local honey and who knows what else. Visit our special section just for local artist!

CLICK HERE to learn more about Participation or Sponsorship

Saturday, August 18

7 to 9pm on the water at the Town Marina. Musical guest Michael Clark Band. There are picnic tables available or bring your own chair, blanket and refreshments. Socialize and enjoy the music.

Saturday, September 8

Stock up on home grown and homemade treats, flowers and plants, just-picked produce, local pasture raised beef, fresh baked goods, artisan cheeses, clothing, jewelry, soaps, candles, local honey and who knows what else. Visit our special section just for local artist! Vendor information

Saturday, October 13

Stroll along the charming streets of Urbanna while tasting samples of wine and fresh oysters (and other tasty morsels) at participating restaurants and shops. Live music. A $25.00* ticket includes a logo wine glass and map of participants.

*Tickets are $30 after 6pm October 12, 2018

Guest exchange event tickets* at the town green for a gift bag including a souvenir wine glass and event guide and then stroll to the participating Urbanna shops and businesses to sample wine and light snack pairings. Each guest receives a free oyster tasting.
Sponsored by the Urbanna Business Association, Town of Urbanna, and Middlesex County Department of Tourism.
For more information: gthrockmorton@yahoo.com
*Guest may be asked to present valid proof of age ID. You can provide proof of payment by displaying your PayPal receipt on your cell phone.

4pm to 7pm | Town Green

Tickets

Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3

Urbanna Oyster Festival

Virginia’s official oyster festival. Highlights include Friday night’s Firemen’s Parade (7pm), Saturday’s Virginia State Oyster Shucking Contest (11am) and the right-out-of-Norman-Rockwell Oyster Festival Parade (2pm).

Friday: 9am to Midnight

Saturday: 9am to 6pm

Saturday, December 7 and 8, 2018

Join us for the Lighting of the Trees at 6pm on the Town Green. The trees are decorated by local businesses and there will be carolers to complete the holiday mood. The Town of Urbanna will also be hosting their annual Christmas parade that evening.

On Saturday the celebration continues with our Christmas Pet Parade abd photos with Santa.

Saturday, December 14 and 15, 2018

Fashion Show and Luncheon and Historic Lansdowne Plantation. Retail shops will be having open house special hours. There will also be a puppet show for the kids and gift wrapping at the Urbanna Baptist Church.

The Urbanna Christmas House Tour will be on Saturday beginning in Queen Anne's Cove.

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