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, 2024

The Urbanna Chili Plunge and Cook-Off is FREE to everyone!

All chili chefs are invited to enter the Chili Cook-Off contest. There will be 2 divisions, Amateur and Professional.

Amateur Division

This division is open to all. Visitors to the cook off can taste the variety of chili available and vote for the amateur chili they like best. Prizes, along with bragging rights, will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place.

Professional Division (restaurants)

A panel of 3 judges will determine the best chili with cash and prizes awarded to 1st ($100), 2nd ($50) and 3rd ($25) places. We encourage all contestants to get creative and “dress up” their booths to add even more fun to the festivities and to draw people to your booth.

The cook-off is being held at 213 Virginia St (Something Different’s parking lot) with beer garden and music. Enjoy your favorite beverage while tasting some of the best chili in the region. It’s February so this event is rain or shine, cold or hot.

Click the link below for complete details and to register.

Registration: 9am
Gates Open: 12noon
Judging: 3pm

Saturday, May 11, 2024

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!
9am to 1pm

CLICK HERE to learn more about Participation or Sponsorship

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Second Saturdays has been canceled due to rain

Music, food, crafts, and entertainment. Fun for all ages. Music by "Abbey Road" a Beatle's tribute band.

4 to 8pm ~ Taber Park

Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2, 2024

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 8, 2024

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!
9am to 1pm

CLICK HERE to learn more about Participation or Sponsorship

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Music, food, crafts, and entertainment. Fun for all ages.

4 to 8pm ~ Taber Park

Saturday, July 13, 2024

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!
9am to 1pm

CLICK HERE to learn more about Participation or Sponsorship

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Music, food, crafts, and entertainment. Fun for all ages.

4 to 8pm ~ Taber Park

Saturday, August 3, 2024

Founders Day: A Celebration of Urbanna's Colonial History

Sponsored by Friends of Urbanna

Saturday, August 10, 2024

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!
9am to 1pm

CLICK HERE to learn more about Participation or Sponsorship

Saturday, August 10, 2024

Music, food, crafts, and entertainment. Fun for all ages.

4 to 8pm ~ Taber Park

Saturday, September 14, 2024

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!
9am to 1pm

CLICK HERE to learn more about Participation or Sponsorship

Saturday, September 14, 2024

Music, food, crafts, and entertainment. Fun for all ages.

4 to 8pm ~ Taber Park

Saturday, October 14, 2024

From 4 to 7pm stroll along the charming streets of Urbanna while tasting samples of wine and oysters. Live music!

This is a very popular event. Get your ticket now!

Click here for complete details and to buy tickets.

Saturday, October 28, 2024

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!

Details coming.

Grab your favorite spooky drink, crawl the streets of Urbanna and enjoy some awesome music.

Friday & Saturday, November 1 & 2, 2024

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 FestivalParade (2pm).

Friday: 9am to Midnight

Saturday: 9am to 6pm

Friday, December 6, 2024

Enjoy lunch while local models show you the latest fashions from Urbanna's boutiques.

11:30 am at Portside Grill on Urbanna Creek. Tickets $35.

Purchase tickets online below or ReSail Boutique.

Buy tickets here

Saturday, December 7, 2024

Annual Lighting of the Trees

Join us for the annual festival of trees at 4:30pm December 2nd at the Town Green, 241 Virginia Street. There will be 16 trees decorated by local businesses, non-profit organizations and the local schools. The Middlesex High School Choir will be opening for the official lighting of the trees.

Voting is open to the public by ballot (located on the fence of the Town Green) and by votes on the Urbanna Facebook page. Voting begins at 5pm on Friday December 1st through Saturday December 2nd at 3pm. Winners will be announced at the lighting of the trees.

If you are interested in decorating a tree or helping sponsor this year’s event please contact Sandra Rudy – 804-837-1108


Sponsors

Saturday, December 7, 2024

The famous Urbanna Christmas parade is now an all-day family event. It begins with “Breakfast with the Elves” and finishes with the spectacular Christmas parade. In between you’ll find alpacas, Christmas crafts for kids, wine tastings, a pet parade and more!

Click here for the full schedule and offerings.

Want to enter a float or participate in the parade? Click here

Friday & Saturday, December 13 & 14, 2024

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