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 26, 2022

Middlesex Kiwanis Club
Mardi Gras

The Mardi Gras event is a major fundraiser for the Middlesex Kiwanis Club which supports the Scholarships awarded each year to very deserving Middlesex students. Last year we awarded $20,000 to amazing young people so that they could continue on their road to success. The Mardi Gras Celebration table sales, auction item bids, and scholarship donations allow us to continue to support these exceptional students. Not to mention that it is a wonderfully welcome fun night of revelry during the mid-winter doldrums.

For information to reserve a table contact Dave Cryer: 804-363-0280 or Nancy Fisk: 508-612-9553

Bethpage Camp Resort ~ 5pm to 10pm

Saturday, May 14, 2022

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 whatelse. Visit our special section just for local artist!
9am to 1pm

CLICK HERE to learn more about Participation or Sponsorship

Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5, 2022

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.

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Saturday, June 11, 2022

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 whatelse. Visit our special section just for local artist!
9am to 1pm

CLICK HERE to learn more about Participation or Sponsorship

Friday, July 1, 2022

Independence Day Festivities

DJ will provide music at the Urbanna Town Marina at Upton’s Point.

6pm Boat Parade on Urbanna Creek with a contest for the best boat decorations.

9pm Fireworks over Urbanna Creek. Anchor your boat or watch from land.

Saturday, July 9. 2022

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 whatelse. Visit our special section just for local artist!
9am to 1pm

CLICK HERE to learn more about Participation or Sponsorship

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Founders Day: A Celebration of Urbanna's Colonial History

Established in 1680, Urbanna is one of the oldest towns in America! Celebrate the founding of this port town starting with the tobacco and oyster trades. The balladeers fife and drums will begin the festivities at 10:15am in the heart of Urbanna. A presentation will be held at Urbanna Baptist Church, 121 Watling Street, Urbanna, VA at 11am.

Sponsored by Friends of Urbanna

Click here for Schedule and to Buy Tickets

Saturday, August 13, 2022

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 whatelse. Visit our special section just for local artist!
9am to 1pm

CLICK HERE to learn more about Participation or Sponsorship

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Golf Cart Run

Starting at 5pm. Line up at 4:30 PM starting at gas station and running down Prince George St. with floats in the back of the line. Please park carts and walk up to gas station for announcements of route and prayer. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing everyone and thanks so much for your participation. Same route as last time, but just one loop and if people want to check out carts afterwards, they can see them parked at Portside. Portside is NOT having buffet, but they ARE offering 20% off food purchases for golf cart participants. Thanks Bart, for your generosity and thanks participants for your enthusiasm. Let's keep Urbanna Fun!

Saturday, September 11, 2022

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 whatelse. Visit our special section just for local artist!
9am to 1pm

CLICK HERE to learn more about Participation or Sponsorship

Saturday, October 15, 2022

From 4 to 7pm 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. Tickets are $30.00* in advance through October 14 and $40 October 14 - 15. Ticket includes a logo wine glass, oyster tasting and map of participants.

Wine & Stroll Event music will be Houston Scott Live! and will be located in front of 51 Cross Street from 4 - 7pm.

Guest exchange event tickets or PayPal receipt* 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.

Check in is at Urbanna Town Green next door to the Virginia ABC store.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

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!

The crawl itinerary:

  1. Mi Jalisco Family Mexican Restaurant ~ 6 to 7pm
  2. Half Shell Grill ~ 7 to 8pm
  3. Portside Grill on Urbanna Creek ~ 8 to 11pm
    At Portside you’ll enjoy live music featuring Sons of Bach Band and special guest Beth Justice from Sweet Justice band. There will also be a Costume Contest so wear your spookiest outfit.

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

Friday & Saturday, November 4 & 5, 2022

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 2, 2022

Fashion Show & Luncheon

11:30 am at Portside Grill on Urbanna Creek. Tickets $35 in advance and $40 at door. Purchase tickets at Low Tide Boutique, R.S.Bristow's Store, ReSail Boutique and Sonny's Boutique and Consignment.

Friday, December 2, 2022

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, December 3, 2022

Christmas in Urbanna

It’s all about Christmas, Urbanna style – twinkling lights, carols, decorated storefronts, 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 16 & 17, 2022

Polar Express 2022 is Sold Out

Climb into your toastiest PJs, grab your Golden Ticket and come aboard the Urbanna Polar Express.

Get ready for a journey to the North Pole with magical stops full of surprises and meet your favorite characters along the way. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be waiting at the North Pole for all Believers!

The Polar Express will run two magical nights with three runs each night.

During the event “The Polar Express” movie will be playing on a10 foot screen at the Town Office starting at 5:45pm, weather permiting.

If you're waiting for someone on the Polar Express visit the "Polar Lounge " at The Half Shell Grill to enjoy the fireplace, drinks and holiday cheer. The Polar Lounge is not included in the ticket price.

December 16 and 17
Boarding Times
5:00pm ~ 6:30pm ~ 8:00pm
Tickets are $20 per person.

Itinerary

  1. Arrive at the Urbanna Town Office 15 minutes before your departure time.
  2. Turn in your receipt for your Golden Tickets.
  3. Board the Polar Express and Conductor will punch tickets.
  4. Waiters will serve cookies from silver trays en route to Lowe Tide.
  5. Leave Lowe Tide to Portside Grill for hot chocolate or cider and Model Train exhibit.
  6. Board the Polar Express and head to the 51 Cross Street to view a winter wonderland and receive holiday gift bags.
  7. From 51 Cross Street the Polar Express will go to the North Pole (The Chesapeake Inn) to meet Santa and Mrs. Clause and, if you're a believer, receive your Silver "Believe" Bell.
  8. The Polar Express returns to Urbanna Town Office.

Please Read

  1. We ask that only one adult per family accompanies the children so that as many children as possible can board. Children 2 and younger may ride on a parents lap for the price of a single ticket.
  2. Please purchase no more than 4 tickets.
  3. Bring your printed receipt to exchange for your golden tickets
  4. Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. The Polar Express will depart promptly on schedule.
  5. Children (and adults) are encouraged to wear their pajamas!
  6. The boarding address is:
    Urbanna Town Office
    390 Virginia Street
    Urbanna, Virginia
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