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 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.
Click the link below for complete details.

Rules & Entry

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

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, May 30, 2020

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 30 and Sunday, May 31, 2020

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 13, 2020

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, July 2, 2020

Independence Day Festivites

Rain date: July 5. Music and food 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. The only fireworks in Middlesex County.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

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 1, 2020

Founders Day: A Celebration of Urbanna's Colonial History

Festivities begin at 10am. Middlesex County Womens Club. Further information coming soon.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

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 12, 2020

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 - Saturday, October 10, 2020

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.

*Tickets are $35 after 6pm October 10, 2020

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

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

Urbanna Oyster Festival

Virginia’s official oyster festival. Highlights include Friday night’s Firemen’s Parade (7pm), Saturday’sVirginia 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 4, 2020

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 5, 2020

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

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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