Urbanna Family Friendly Events

Due to COVID-19 most of our events have been canceled. Please visit this page again for updates

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 15, 2020

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

All chili chefs are invited to enter the Chili Cook-Off contest with a cash first prize and additional prizes for second and third place. Visitors can taste and vote for the chili recipe they like best. The chili chef with the most votes will win the grand prize of $200! Second place is $100 and third place is $50.
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11am ~ Something Different

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Due to COVID-19 this event has been canceled. Do to the uncertainty of the virus situation we do not know if it will be rescheduled.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

DUE TO COVID-19 THE FARMERS MARKET HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

DUE TO COVID-19 THE FARMERS MARKET HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, 2020

DUE TO COVID-19 THE FARMERS MARKET HAS BEEN CANCELED.

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

DUE TO COVID-19 THE FARMERS MARKET HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Saturday, July 2, 2020

Independence Day Festivites

DUE TO COVID-19 THE INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELED.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

DUE TO COVID-19 THE FARMERS MARKET HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Founders Day: A Celebration of Urbanna's Colonial History

There will be a Mitchell Map presentation in front of If It's Wood at 51 Cross Street on August 1 at 10:00am and 11:30am.

The pandemic has caused us to change the annual celebration of our founders but it has not changed our enthusiasm for our founders or the great history of our special Town!

Instead of a one-day celebration, we will honor our past during the full month of August! You will find articles and information about our deep history and its importance to the founding of our country. Each week a different story will be presented in writing, videos of former plays revisited and past celebrations remembered.

Celebrate Urbanna's history all month in print in the Southside Sentinel newspaper or online. Also on Facebook.

Online at: ssentinel.com and Urbanna.com. Also on Facebook.

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

DUE TO COVID-19 THE FARMERS MARKET HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

DUE TO COVID-19 THE FARMERS MARKET HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Friday - Saturday, October 10, 2020

Due to COVID-19 this event has been canceled.

Stroll along the charming streets of Urbanna while tasting samples of wine and fresh oysters (and other tastymorsels) at participating restaurants and shops. Live music. A $30.00* ticket includes a logo wine glass andmap of participants.

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

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Due to COVID-19 this event has been canceled.

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! Visit Urbanna.com for complete details. Complete details to come.

Friday - Saturday, November 6 - 7, 2020

Shop, Dine and Stroll.

Before the Urbanna Oyster Festival there was Urbanna Days. We invite you to spend some time with us November 6, 7, 2020 for good sales, good fun and a little site seeing. You and your family will be safe because we are strictly following the COVID-19 guidelines and we request that our visitors do the same.

Brought to you by the Urbanna Business Association

Friday - Saturday, November 6 - 7, 2020

Urbanna Oyster Festival

DUE TO COVID-19 THE FARMERS MARKET HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Urbanna Christmas Parade

At this time this event is still scheduled. Please check back closer to the event date.

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, December 5, 2020

At this time this event is still scheduled. Please check back closer to the event date.

It’s all about Christmas, Urbanna style – twinkling lights, carols, decorated store-fronts, the shops dressed in their festive best and local restaurants primed and ready for the occasion, especially right now when Rappahannock River oysters are at their mouth-watering best. Look for special open houses at several of the boutiques and galleries. All in the heart of Urbanna.

Friday - Saturday, December 18 and 19, 2020

At this time this event is still scheduled. Please check back closer to the event date.

The Christmas classic "The Polar Express" comes to life as parents and children embark on an amazing adventure aboard "The Pearl" through the streets of Urbanna on route to the North Pole. Share the experience brought to life by shop owners and create a new family holiday tradition.

Tickets are $15 each and are only available online. Children under 2 years old can ride in their parent's lap for free. Departure times are 6pm and 7pm. There are only 25 tickets available per time slot.

Tickets will go on sale December 1 at 10am

 

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