Things to do in July

Downtown:

  • Old town farmers market is every Saturday from 9am to 1pm. The market provides fresh, local food and agriculture products directly from farmers and consumers.
  • On July 3, Rockin’ Independence Eve from 5-11pm at the Taylor Pavilion. There will be entertainment, numerous kids activities throughout the Loudoun Street mall, and to end the night there will be a fireworks display. The best place to watch it is from North Kent Street between Boscawen and Piccadilly Streets.
  • On Thursday July 6 families can enjoy a free movie on the Old Court House Civil War Museum Lawn. They will be showing The Wildlife at dusk. If there is a rain cancellation the movie will be shown on the following Tuesday. There are more movies being played all throughout July (July 27 is the last one).
  • Also Thursday July 6, there is a Ladies Night- Live Acoustic Music at Brewbaker’s Restaurant from 6-9pm. It is also Trivia Night at 50/50 Taphouse from 8:30-11:00pm.
  • On July 7, Bluemont continues their concert series 7:30pm. The concerts will take place on the steps of the Frederick County Court House at 7:30 PM.This takes place every Friday until August 11. Admission is $5 per person, this money will go to their year round projects in our local schools, nursing homes, and summer evenings.
  • On July 7, First Fridays Celebration of the Arts continues. It occurs on every first friday of the month until December 7. During this time Old Town Winchester plays host to musicians playing in restaurants and cafes, artists with special gallery events, and many shops stay open late. It is a great time to walk our historic streets.
  • July 8, the third annual year for Classic Movie night at the Taylor Pavilion. The movie is undecided at this point but you can vote on Facebook where there is a poll. Viewers are encouraged to blankets, seat cushion, and chairs.
  • July 14, the Winchester Book Gallery is holding its second family game night. Come out for a night of fun, with all sorts of games from 6pm-11pm.     
  • July 19, Vinyl Night at Alesatian Brewing Co. from 6pm-10pm. You bring your favorite records and they will play them.
  • July 23, Sunday Concerts at the Taylor Pavilion. This happens every second Sunday from 1-3:30pm through September. This Sunday will feature Cabin Creek.

Go to http://oldtownwinchesterva.com/events/2017-07/ for more information on any of these events and more.

In Winchester:

  • June 22 to July 2 Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre is putting on the play Oklahoma at the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. The same theater is showing Beauty and the Beast on July 6 to July 16. Hairspray is also being shown from July 20 to July 30.
  • On July 1, there will be a guided walking tour of Kernstown battlefield. This is a free tour from 11-1. Participants can learn about the Civil War and what historical significance it had.
  • On July 8, from 9am to 5pm, the Kernstown Battlefield Association and Clan Adrenalin are hosting the Scottish Highland Games on the south field. “Scottish Highland warriors competed against each other between battles. They used ordinary objects in their competitions: weights, stones, hammers and tree trunks (“cabers”). “
  • The Kernstown Battlefield will play host to the 1862 in a Box Program, starting at 1pm. This 30 minute program provides an overview of the 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. A ranger from the Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park will present the NPS’ 1862 in a Box presentation every second Sunday at 1 pm (5/14, 6/11, 7/9, 8/13, 9/10 and 10/8.)
  • On July 15, there will be an outdoor screening of Finding Dory at Clearbrook Park (in the pool area). This is a free movie and families are encouraged to chair and refreshments even though popcorn will be available for $1.
  • From 9:30am to 4pm Berryville Va will be hosting the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Cool Spring. Look at the schedule provided below for details:

9:30 a.m.–Site opens

10-10:45 a.m.–1864 Shenandoah Campaign, Battlefield in a Box Program with Shannon Moeck

11-11:30 a.m.–Living history demonstration with 116th Ohio Infantry

12:30-1:30 p.m.–“Noting was Left to do but Fight”: The Battle of Cool Spring Guided Tour with Jonathan Noyalas

1:45-2:30 p.m.–The Life and Death of Col. Daniel Frost with Nicholas Picerno

3-3:30 p.m.–“The Shenandoah Chanting Its Endless Requiem”: The Aftermath of Cool Spring Guided Tour with Jonathan Noyalas.

3:30-3:45 p.m.–Closing Remarks and Wreath Laying with 116th Ohio Infantry

  • Outdoor family movie night at Jim Barnett Park will accrue on July 21. Moana will be showing at 8:30pm. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a movie under the stars at the McCormac Amphitheater.

Go to https://www.visitwinchesterva.com/events/category/112-july-2017 for more information on any of these events and more.

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Anica Moran
Anica is a junior this year. She enjoys reading and listening to music in her spare time.
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