Wednesday, July 4
Families 4 Fauquier Children and Pets Parade
Main Street, Old Town Warrenton. 10 a.m.
For a great celebration with all your neighbors, check out the parade! Uncle Sam will lead the parade down Main Street in Old Town Warrenton and will end at the Courthouse steps where the Fauquier Community Band will be playing. Families4Fauquier will be providing freeze pops, balloons, flags, dog treats and other patriotic giveaways. Bikes, trikes and wagons are welcomed, but please, nothing motorized. Visit facebook.com/events/183246165817767 for more information.
Wednesday, July 4
Wegman’s Great Meadow Independence Day Celebration
Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains. 4pm.
If you have never been to the Great Meadow Independence Day Celebration, you really are missing out! There is a huge variety of things to do from rock wall climbing, moon bounces, polo exhibitions, a choreographed air performance, and more! Food vendors selling everything from barbeque to fried dough will be there too. And for the grand finale? What else but an amazing firework show! Visit greatmeadow.org/independence-day-celebration for more information.
Saturday, July 7
The Silver Tones: Allegro Community School for the Arts’ Summer on the Green 2018 Concert Series
Culpeper Street, Old Town Warrenton (rain location Taylor Middle School), 6:30 p.m.
Summer on the Green presents the Silver Tones Swing Band this weekend on Culpeper Street in Old Town Warrenton (with a rain location at Taylor Middle School). The Silver Tones, a Warrenton-based 17-piece big band comprised of local professional musicians, plays the great American music made famous by Glenn Miller, the Andrews Sisters, and Ella Fitzgerald, in addition to more modern classics by Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, the Blues Brothers, and Bette Midler. All ages and generations can swing and have a great time with the Silver Tones! Entrance fees are $5 for adults, and $2 for children, and the event offers family time with children’s activities between 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. Each performance event this summer will feature a food truck, wine and beer garden, and concessions, so there’s everything you need for a perfect summer’s evening! Information here.
Friday-Sunday, July 6-8
The Brook Ledge Great Meadow International
Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Rd, The Plains
There is a huge, extremely prestigious equine event at Great Meadow this weekend. The Brook Ledge Great Meadow International is the highest caliber of international team eventing, and the only North American leg in the FEI Nations Cup (™) Eventing Series, a world-class competition. The best Event riders and the most talented horses in the world will be competing right here in our own backyard. Eventing consists of a combination of 3 separate phases: Dressage, Cross Country, and Show Jumping. Dressage showcases the beautiful movements of horse and rider as they work together as one. The Cross Country phase (arguably the most exciting part of the competition) tests the horse’s endurance over a long course of solid, natural jumps out in the vast countryside of Great Meadow, and the Show Jumping phase tests the accuracy of the horse over rail jumps in a smaller area. Cheer on local professionals Lindsay Kelley, Kim Severson, Allison Springer, Lynn Symansky, and Chris Talley. Don’t miss history in the making at The 2018 Great Meadow International Presented By Adequan® https://www.greatmeadowinternational.comS
Friday and Saturday, July 6 & 7
Midland’s Electric Rodeo
Airlie Berkshire Farms, 6809 Airlie Road, Warrenton
Head out to experience the Midland band at Airlie Berkshire Farms this weekend. Band members Jess, Cam, and Mark have designed a weekend that is uniquely Midland. Everything has been arranged and curated to their specifications to create an Austin inspired “Electric Rodeo” of a weekend. Kids are welcome, mustaches are encouraged. On Friday, July 6, join Midland at an authentic barbeque pig roast and acoustic show in a one-of-a-kind intimate concert setting while enjoying craft beer and Virginia wine. On Saturday, July 7, plan to enjoy a cocktail at a meet and greet where you can chat with Midland members before the full evening concert on the lawn. Food trucks, beer, wine, and other beverages will be available for purchase. Airlie will be offering a special room rate for fans who wish to spend the night. https://www.airlie.com/upcoming-events/electric-rodeo
Thursday, July 5 – Sunday, July 8
Yonderville Music & Arts Festival by Sugarcube Productions
Verdun Adventure Bound, 17044 Verdun Adventure Bound Trail, Rixeyville
Like music? This is the place for you this weekend! Yonderville describes themselves as a multi-day, multi-genre festival, where they “seamlessly blend genres by scheduling artists in a cohesive manner to build energy throughout the day.” Over the course of four days, you’ll experience a unique combination of sounds and visual arts that’ll elevate your mind and spirit. Sounds like something worth checking out! This four-day festival features an extensive variety music, including the bands Broccoli Samurai, Litz, Funk You, The Dirty Grass Players, and more. www.facebook.com/events/549542355402339/
Friday, July 6
Old Town Warrenton 1st Friday
Old Town Warrenton, 6-9 p.m.
A monthly tradition for many in Old Town, 1st Friday has come around again. This Friday will feature “Star Spangled Main Street” which will include a march to honor veterans at 6:30 p.m— all veterans are welcome to participate (meet at Great Harvest Bread at 6 p.m.) There will be two beer gardens (Wort Hog, Old Bust Head, Powers Brewery and Cobbler Mountain), wine tastings (Pearmund Cellars at Framecraft, the Town Duck), stores open late, and so much more. Plan to come out with your friends and family and socialize with your neighbors! https://www.facebook.com/events/209330826499960/
Saturday, July 7
Town of Warrenton Parks and Rec. Yappy Hour Small Dog Social
Town of Warrenton Dog Park, 10-11 a.m.
It’s time for the small dogs to socialize! Bring your little guy to the Warrenton Dog Park on Saturday morning to run with his buddies, while you socialize with other pup parents. https://www.facebook.com/towchpr/