Calendar of Events

2017 Events

May 4-6
Jesus Christ Superstar
Renaissance Theatre
1022 Commerce St., Lynchburg
8 p.m.
The story of Jesus’ meteor-like rise and final days—told through music.

May 5
Hill City Jam
Riverfront Park, Lynchburg
5:30 p.m.
Featuring Chase Bryant with other special guests.

Beautiful Bedford Gala Auction
Bower Center for the Arts
305 N Bridge St., Bedford
5 – 9 p.m.
Benefits Big Otter Mill.

First Fridays Lynchburg
5 p.m.
Highlighting local artists, performers,
exhibits and more in the Downtown area.

May 6
Festival of Gardening
The Aviary at Miller Park, Lynchburg
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hill City Master Gardeners 17th annual plant sale, free gardening seminars at 9:30 a.m./
11 a.m., free gardening demos and advice from Master Gardeners, kids’ activities, food/drink.

International Festival
Riverfront Park, Lynchburg
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Celebrate the customs and cultures of Lynchburg area residents through educational exhibits, dance, music, artisans and food.

Derby Day Party
Historic Avenel
413 Avenel Ave., Bedford
4:30 p.m.
$40/ticket. Enjoy mint juleps, cocktails,
heavy hors d’oevres. Hat contest and prizes
for men and women.

May 7
1st Annual Fairy Festival
Kathleen O’Byrne’s Irish Tearoom
Boonsboro Shopping Center, Lynchburg
11 a.m.
Vendors, games, prizes, food and more.
Fairy parade led by Tinker Bell.

May 13
Lynchburg Music Festival
Lynchburg City Stadium
1 – 9 p.m.

Spring Fling Wing Ding
Bedford Lions Club
1577 E. Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike, Bedford
4 – 9 p.m.

Comic Con 2017
Lynchburg Public Library
2315 Memorial Ave., Lynchburg
1 – 4 p.m.
Free to the public. Features superheroes in costume, tabletop gaming, face painting, costume contests, a costume parade and much more.

Dionysus Festival
Wolfbane Productions
618 Country Club Rd., Appomattox
6 – 9 p.m.
Modeled after the highly successful Studio 54 in NYC, this cabaret will provide a late afternoon of exquisite cuisine, cold drinks and performances to remember, starring the cast of Wolfbane’s Romeo & Juliet.

Lennie Marcus Performance
Bower Center for the Arts
305 N Bridge St., Bedford
7:30 p.m.
Celebrated Roanoke jazz musician Lennie Marcus and friends will entertain. A cabaret-style concert will be held to hear this amazing music. Beer/wine/beverages for sale.

May 14
Guided Rose Tours
Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg

May 18
1st Annual St. John’s Day School
BBQ Cook-Off
200 Boston Ave., Lynchburg
5:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20/family.

A Taste of the Hill City
Phase 2, Lynchburg
5 – 9 p.m.
A cooking event featuring Chef Brian Morris, a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in
New York who is a private cooking instructor
and chef for celebrities. Doors open at 4 p.m. for VIP ticket holders.

May 18-21
A Raisin in the Sun
Academy Center of the Arts, Lynchburg
Shows at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 2 p.m. on Sunday. This community theatre production is directed by former E.C. Glass theatre director, Jim Ackley.

May 19
Food for Families Golf Tournament
Hosted by Park View Community Mission
Ivy Hill Golf Course, Forest
Tee times 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., lunch provided. Call/text John Keith for more information (434) 610-5646.

Tye Cobb Drinkard
Memorial Golf Tournament
London Downs Golf Course
1:30 p.m.
Benefits Lynchburg Mended Hearts. Contact Betty at (434) 525-2852 for more information.

May 20
1st Annual Food Fest
Riverfront Park, Lynchburg
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Featuring the finest cuisine of Lynchburg, activities and live music.

May 20-21
Guided Rose Tours
Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg

May 23
18th Annual Miriam’s House Luncheon
Lynchburg College Burton Dining Hall
11 a.m.
Tickets are $40. Mail checks to
P.O. Box 3196 Lynchburg, VA 24503 or
buy online at

Buy the Burg!
Trade Show & Bites of the ‘Burg
Liberty University LaHaye Student Union Multipurpose Room
Trade Show: 1 – 6 p.m.
Bites of the ‘Burg: 4 – 6 p.m.
No charge to attend.
(434) 845-5966;

May 26
National D-Day Memorial
Annual Concert
National D-Day Memorial, Bedford
7 p.m.
Performed by the Jefferson Choral Society. Opening act features the Let’s Dance Band.
For tickets visit or call

May 27
Movies in the Park:
Back to the Future Part 1
Riverfront Park, Lynchburg
Food trucks available at 5 p.m.
Movie begins at dusk.
Presented by Downtown Lynchburg Association.
Parking and other information available at

May 27-28
Guided Rose Tours
Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg

May 28
Confederate Memorial Day Service
Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg
3 – 4 p.m.
Sponsored this year by Garland-Rodes Camp No. 409, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Period dress encouraged.

May 29
Memorial Day Bird Walk and Count
Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg
8:30 – 10 a.m.
Join members of the Lynchburg Bird Club for their annual species tally during the peak of the bird population. Bring binoculars. Rain or shine.

June 1-30
Wolfbane’s Romeo & Juliet
Appomattox Court House
National Historical Park
8 – 10:30 p.m.
Shows Thursday-Saturday. More details at

June 2
National Donut Day
Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg
Drop in for a free donut and tour of the Station House Museum as we honor the women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I.

First Fridays Lynchburg
5 p.m.
Highlighting local artists, performers,
exhibits and more in the Downtown area.

June 9
Oakwood Country Club,
3409 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg
The BIG BLUE BASH is an elegant evening of live Big Band Jazz music, provided by E.C. Glass Jazz Ensemble, plus dancing, dinner, cash bar & friends! You can support the EC Glass Band Program by attending the 2nd Annual BIG BLUE BASH! This event was sold out last year and features: Dinner, Dancing & Great Music featuring the EC Glass Jazz Band. Advanced Reservations. Only a limited number of tickets are available now thru June 4th. For more information visit

June 10
Riverfront Concert Series:
Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra
Riverfront Park, Lynchburg
7 – 10:30 p.m.
Free. Attendees encouraged to bring blankets/chairs. Food and beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be onsite. Rain or shine. Sponsored by BWXT.

JUNE 10-17
Lynchburg Restaurant Week
Prix fixe menus designed to fit every budget while showcasing each participating restaurant’s most beloved flavors! See page 77 for all the participating restaurants and their delicious menus.
For more information visit

June 12-16
Discover Lynchburg Summer Camp
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For kids ages 8 to 12 to discover Lynchburg and its history through hands-on educational activities at the Lynchburg Museum and Point of Honor. Email for more information.

June 16
Movies in the Park: Sing!
Riverside Park, Lynchburg
Food trucks available at 5 p.m.
Movie begins at dusk.
Presented by Jump Trampoline Park.
Parking and other information available at

June 17
32nd Annual James River
Batteau Festival
Percival’s Island, Lynchburg
11 a.m.

June 24
Lynchburg Beach Music Festival
Riverfront Park, Lynchburg
12 p.m.
Featuring The Embers, The Band of Oz and more.

Summer Solstice Wine Festival
Lazy Days Winery, Amherst
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Local wines, live music, festival foods, local growers, arts/crafts.

June 29-30, July 1, 5-9
Million Dollar Quartet by
Endstation Theatre Company
Randolph College Thoreson Theater, Lynchburg
Evening shows at 7:30 p.m., Matinees at 2 p.m.
Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash make up the Million Dollar Quartet, which tells the story of Dec. 4, 1955, when each of these artists were signed to Sun Records.

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