Summertime is nearing, and it’s time to celebrate with the annual Virginia Highland Summerfest! The beloved family festival extends through the Virginia Highlands, filling every foot with something to experience.
June 1st – 2nd, 2019
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Celebrating 36 years of art, food, and fun, Summerfest is a feast for the senses. Experience live bands, great art, local food, and celebrate summertime!
The juried Artists Market features 200 artists from across the Southeast who have joined to together to showcase unique folk and fine art. Specialized works will be available for purchase across a variety of art mediums, including: Painting, Photography, Clay, Metal, Stone, Wood, Jewelry, Glass, Textiles, and Mixed Media.
5K Road Race & Tot Trot
The perfect way to kick off Summerfest! Winding through the scenic streets of the Virginia Highlands, this year’s race will feature electronic chip timing and is now an official qualifying race for the Peachtree Road Race. Children under 7 are also invited to join the racing fun as they run, walk, crawl, and trot their way to the finish line at the Tot Trot!
The kid-friendly fun continues after the race with the festival’s 2019 Kidsfest. Children are invited to participate in unique games, crafts, and activities for children of all ages!
Food & Libations
Local food vendors will be providing a large assortment of food throughout the festival, and authorized vendors will have both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Cool off with a mixed cocktail, beer, or soft drink as you make your way through the events of the festival!
Over on the lawn of John Howell Park, the Music Stage will feature a variety of renowned local musicians along with nationally acclaimed singer-songwriters.
- Neighborhood Parade (2019 Theme: Circus)
- Dinner and Outdoor Movie (The Greatest Showman)
- 1st Annual Summerfest Cornhole Tourney
- Tree Talk