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Hanover’s Perspective

Summer Happenings in Hanover County, VA

Updated: July 15, 2024

Hanover County is steaming with mid-summer fun!  Check out these upcoming events!

Hanover County Parks & Recreation

For a listing of other events, camps, classes and more, visit Hanover County Parks & Recreation’s catalog of offerings.

Kings Dominion and Soak City

In addition to everyday fun at Kings Dominion and Soak City, check the park’s events page for Grand Carnivale schedules and more.  Soak up the sun at Soak City, a 20-acre waterpark included with admission. Have a splashtastic blast with water slides, splash pads, a wave pool, a lazy river, cabanas, and more! Coconut Shores within Soak City offers a mini-wave pool, 45-foot multi-level play structure, and unique dining.

Concerts and Festivals at Hanover Vegetable Farm

The Pavilion at the Hanover Vegetable Farm is a hidden gem in Hanover County, Virginia that offers a down-on-the-farm experience for concerts, festivals, and private events. Offering some of the best sunsets in Hanover County, a family friendly atmosphere, and multiple seating options, the venue is quickly becoming one of Central Virginia’s top destinations for events.  The Event Barn at the Hanover Vegetable Farm provides an added experience during concerts and festivals. With multiple seating areas, 30 plus televisions, food and beverages, fans have the opportunity to experience events unlike any other local venues.  The Rock Rewind Fest on September 13 and 14, 2024 is being held at Richmond Harley Davidson and tickets can be purchased at the link provided above.

The Parsons’ Cause Performance at Historic Hanover Courthouse
Saturday, August 24, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
Free to attend.

On December 1, 1763, a country lawyer from Hanover stepped from obscurity into the forefront of legal and political circles in Virginia. His name was Patrick Henry. The event that shaped his destiny was the trial of The Parsons’ Cause. Henry challenged the two most potent entities of colonial Virginia—the King and the clergy. The case proved to be one of the opening salvos of the revolution and started Henry on the path of becoming the “Voice of the Revolution.”

*Other free performances remaining in July and August include Edgar Allan Poe, Martha Washington, John Paul Jones, Orville Wright and Abigail Adams.

Visit the The Parsons’ Cause Foundation for more information.

Hanover Tavern

View the event calendar for Haunted Hanover Tavern Tours, paranormal investigations, VA 250th Commemoration events, Summer Music Series events and more!

Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown

Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown is now open for home tours!  Upcoming special events include Scotchtown Summer Saturday Series, Summer Camps and more.  Visit website for dates/times and ticket information.

Fourth Fridays  – Town of Ashland

This monthly celebration of arts and culture in Downtown Ashland invites you to stroll the streets for sidewalk sales, art exhibits, live music, and outdoor dining!  These events are an opportunity for local artisans to showcase their work. Downtown Ashland enjoys a vibrant community of jewelers, painters, designers, entertainers, chefs, farmers, and musicians—just to name a few!

Montpelier Center for Arts & Education

Visit for event information including Music Under the Stars, art & music classes, body & mind classes, education classes, gallery displays and more.

James River Cellars Winery

Various ongoing events include Fridays at the Pavilion, Sundays in the Shade, holiday celebrations, crafting events and more!  There is plenty of room to kick back and relax on the outside deck or patio, covered pavilion and in the lawn!

Castle Glen Winery hosts music, paint nights and other special events as well as posting statewide events that the winery is participating in.

Center of the Universe Brewing
In addition to serving up great beer, be sure to check out COTU’s Facebook events calendar for music, games, food trucks and other events.

Cross Creek Nursery (the West End Location is in Ashland) hosts various seminars, workshops, and events for adults and children throughout the year.

The Shelton House at Rural Plains hosts various events and tours. Refer to the Foundation’s Facebook page for updates. Also, be sure to enjoy the Walking Trails at Rural Plains any day from dawn to dusk.

Meadowgate Alpacas is open for the season for visits that take you up close and personal with their adorable herd. Go to Meadowgate Alpacas to schedule a visit.

Pamunkey Regional Library hosts a variety of classes and events for the whole family. Visit the library’s Events page for full schedule.

Beaverdam Brew Jam – Beaverdam Ruritan Club
The Club’s annual craft beer festival will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2024 (12:00-6:00 pm).  Visit for details and to purchase tickets.

For a comprehensive listing of restaurants, shopping, farm stands & farmer’s markets, historic sites, events, entertainment venues and more, use the Here In Hanover, VA App!