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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, August 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!

Saturday, August 19

A classic movie at the Town Green. Bring your own chair or blanket. Come early and have a picnic, socialize and enjoy the movie! Light snacks will be available for purchase. Movie begins at dark.

Saturday, August 19

Middlesex Woman's Club Presents
Galleria 2017

9am to 2pm - Rain or Shine. Inside and outside the Woman's Club Building at 210 Virginia Street

Featuring: Children's activity books and art prints, beauty & health products, MCWC Crafters, Christmas crafts, Pampered Chef, Re-purposed furniture, Fresh produce, Jewelry, Home Decor, Fairy Garden, Wood art, Spices, Raffle, Delicious Homemade Pound Cake, and more!

Saturday, September 2

Founders’ Day

Several location in Urbanna will host family-fun activities; Pirates (including a Pirate School for the children), Colonial & Militia Interpreters, outdoor music, living history activities and more. 10am to 4pm.

Saturday, September 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!

Saturday, October 14

Annual Wine & Oyster Stroll

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 $20.00 ticket includes a logo wine glass and map of participants. Tickets may be purchased at Something Different or at Lowe Tide. Participating locations: Cyndy’s Bynn, Lowe Tide, ReSail Boutique, RS Bristow’s Store, Urbanna Harbor Art Gallery, The Stores in 51 Cross Street, If It’s Wood and Seashore Creations.

4pm to 7pm | Town Green

Saturday, October 28

Crawl-O-Ween

Put on your spookiest or funniest costume and hit the streets like you’ve never done before. Halloween is the perfect time to celebrate it here with wicked music, ghoulish friends, and spooktacular beverages. Crawl to our favorite haunts in Urbanna!

Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4

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

Friday, December 1

Holiday Fashion Show and Luncheon

Enjoy lunch while local models show you the latest fashions from Cyndy's Bynn, Lowe Tide and R.S.Bristow.

11am to 1pm at Historic Lansdowne

Friday, December 1

Urbanna Christmas Parade

Festivities start at the Fire House at 4:30pm with good food provided by the Woman’s Auxiliary. At 7pm the Mayor cuts the ribbon and the parade begins. After the parade children are invited to the free Santa Party. Family fun for all!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Polar Plunge benefits the Middlesex Family YMCA Guardian Program. Professional and amateur chefs are invited to enter the Chili Cook-Off contest. Visitors will be allowed to taste samples of the variety of chili.

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

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