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  • Hopewell / Prince George Events

    Come on out and enjoy Farmers Markets, 5ks, Teas, golf, and of course history!

    Explore the Hopewell / Prince George Virginia area by taking part in one of our many area events. There is something for everyone from the the exercise lover to the foodie to the history buffs in our lively community. festivals. For your convenience, we have listed the major events in the Hopewell / Prince George Virginia area. Times & dates are subject to change and weather conditions. For more information, contact the Hopewell / Prince George Virginia Visitor Center at 800-863-8687.

  • MARCH 2017

    ​March 25 - 21st Annual Family Resource Gala and Hopewell Public Schools Fine Arts Festival.  There will be plenty of information, entertainment, door prizes and goodies, and ART.  Events begin at 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Hopewell High School Gym, 400 S Mesa Drive, Hopewell, VA.  For more details call 804 541-6414 or send email to lcbrown@hopewell.k12.va.us.

    APRIL 2017

    April 8 - 2nd Annual Appomattox River Regional Park 5k Trail Run.  Hosted by Prince George Parks and Recreation, Riverside Regional Jail, and Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR).  Proceeds to benefit FOLAR and Special Olympics.  Run begins at 9:00 am, Appomattox River Regional Park, 800 Folar Trail, N Prince George, VA.  For additional information call 804 458-6164 or go to http://www.princegeorgecountyva.gov or register go online at www.raceit.com.

    April 22 - 12th Annual Fool for Art 2017.  Sponsor is John Tyler Community College, Midlothian Campus, Richmond, VA.  For more information go to foolforart@jtcc.edu or call 804 594-1527.

    April 23 - Appomattox Garden Club Tea at Weston.  Tea time is 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm and features fantastic goodies and a tour of the Garden Week floral decorations at Weston Plantation, 400 Weston Lane, Hopewell, VA.  Cost is $10.00 per person.  Call Becky Hyatt, 804 458-1023, or Judy Marks, 804 541-1184, for tickets.  Tickets are also available at Weston Plantation’s “All Manor of Things” Gift Boutique. 

    April 27 - 30 – 12th Annual Spring Tour, Defending Richmond, at Pamplin Park.  A. Wilson Greene and other local historians examine the efforts to capture the Confederate capitol.  Tour also include visits to the Seven Days Battlefields, North Anna, Haw’s Shop, Totopotomoy Creek, Cold Harbor, White House of the Confederacy, Tredegar Iron Works, and Belle Isle Prison.  For more information on this tour and to make a registration, go to their website at http://pamplinpark.org/event/12th-annual-spring-tour-defending-richmond

    MAY 2017

    May 6,7 – The Cavalier -  N&W Class J 611 Train – Lynchburg, VA, to Petersburg, VA.   If you are not riding the train, come to Old Town Petersburg to see this vintage steam engine at its best and meet some of its passengers.  Train will arrive in Petersburg about 12:30 pm where passengers will have a 3-hour layover to explore Petersburg. If riding the train, see some of the most beautiful Virginia scenery while leisurely relaxing in one of the cars.  Train departs Lynchburg each day at 6:30 am and arrives back at 8:30 pm.  For reservations and amenities while abroad the train, go to http://fireup611.org/excursions/2017-the-cavalier

    May 6 thru October (Saturdays) - Prince George County Farmers Market, Scott Memorial Park, 6680 Courthouse Road, Prince George, VA.  Open 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.  For more information, go to http://www.princegeorgecountyva.gov   

    May 13 – 6th Annual Prince George Community Day.  8:00 am to 1:00 pm at Scott Memorial Park, 6680 Courthouse Road, Prince George, VA.  Food, Spring Plant Sale, Bake Sale, and Grand Prize and Hourly Raffles. Crafts and specialty vendors and local civic organizations and businesses are invited to reserve an Event Tent to share your wares.  Please contact thewomansclubofpg@gmail.com if interested in an event tent.  The Prince George Hometown Heroes Fun Run 5K and Little Hero Feet Meet will begin at 9 a.m.  Race Registration at https://runsignup.com/hometownhero5k.

    May 13 - Mother’s Day Tea.  Two seating:  10:00 am – 11:30 am and 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Pamplin Historical Park.  Reservations required.  Call 877-726-7546 or visit http://www.pamplinpark.org/event/mothers-day-tea.

    May 13  --  ACS Run For the Fallen.  A tribute run for our fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrificed for our nation’s freedom.  8:30 am check in time at William Stadium, Fort Lee, VA. This is a 1K and 5K course.  For more information go to:  www.leemwr.com/runforthefallen or call 804 734-6445

    May 13 – 12th Annual VCU Health Cap2Cap—Charles City.  This is an annual ride from Richmond to Williamsburg on the Virginia Capital Trail (Route 5).  Bicyclists can choose 15, 25, 50, or 100-mile route.  This is not a race, just leisure riding.  Entry cost will include lunch and access to a post-ride party.  For cost and registration go to http://virginiacapitaltrail.org/cap2cap-ride/

    May 18 - 16th Annual President’s Cup Golf Open.  Sponsored by the Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce at the Country Club of Petersburg, 1250 Flank Rd, Petersburg, 804 541-2461, memberservices@hpgchamber.org or visit website at http://www.visithpg.com/events/calendarcatgid/6?m=2017-04-01

    May 20 – Armed Forces Day at Fort Lee.  Fort Lee is celebration 100 years.  Come out and help them celebrate.  Special activities are planned throughout the day.  For more information go to http://www.lee.army.mil or www.facebook.com/ArmyFortLee.

    May 24 thru September 13 (weekly) - Historic Hopewell Foundation – Lunch & Lecture Series.  , Appomattox Regional Library, 209 East Cawson Street, Hopewell, VA, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.   Bring bag lunch -- drink and dessert will be provided. For information, call 804-458-4682.

    June 2017

    June 17 – 2d Annual Wonder City Craft Beer Festival.  Craft beer, live music, and good food drinks).  Festival Park, 200 Appomattox Street, Hopewell, VA.  For latest information go to www.hopewellva.gov/special-events and open the calendar or call 804 446-3457.  More information to be announced at later date.

    June 24 – Get Your Butts to Broadway.  Annual barbecue competition with beer and music from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Downtown Hopewell, 205 E. Broadway Ave, Hopewell, VA.  For more information and to get vendor information, call 804 446-4847 or email Evan Kaufman, Hopewell Downtown Partnership, at Hopedowntown@gmail.com.

    July 2017

    July 1 – Fireworks on the Appomattox.  Multiple viewing locations to be announced later.  For more information call 804 541-2353, email customerservice@hopewellva.gov or website site at www.hopewellva.gov/special-events.

    July 4 - Ft. Lee 4th of July Celebration, Ft. Lee.  Centennial Fourth at the Fort with concerts at Williams Stadium.  More information at a later date at www.facebook.com/FortLEEFMWR or www.lee.army.mil.

    July 4 – Independence Day.  Celebrate the 4th at Pamplin Historical Park.  Enjoy costumed interpreters, see artillery firing and color guard demonstrations, experience life for the Civil War soldier, and explore life on an authentic 19th century plantation.  Park located at 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA. FREE with Paid Admission to Pamplin Park.  For more information, call 1-877-PAMPLIN or 804-861-2408 or go to http://www.pamplinpark.org

    July 15,16 – 42nd Annual Pork, Peanut & Pine Festival.  10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. At Chippokes Plantation State Park, 695 Chippokes Park Rd, Surry, VA.  There will be live music, petting zoo, antique cars, craft vendors and more.  Cost is $5.00 per person and children 10 and under are free.  For more information go to http://chippokes.com/events.php#ppp.

    August 2017

    August 5 (Rain Date October 1)  -  18th Annual Veterans Car and Bike Show.  11:00 am Opening Ceremony – 4:00 pm.  Event is sponsored by Southern Knights Cruisers and will be held at Richard Bland College of William & Mary, 11300 Johnson Road, South Prince George.   Go to:  http://www.southernknightscruisers.com/veterans-show.php to register a vehicle to show or as a vendor and follow the links.  Contact information is:  804 691-3754, 804 526-8865, or uworime@comcast.net

    August 8-9  -  Emma & George Days at Weston Plantation.  9 am – 12 pm.  Emma and George Wood lived at Weston Plantation during the Civil War.  This is a 2-day event of activities, exploration, crafts and games for children ages 8 -12.  Fee is $40 per child.  Sponsored by Historic Hopewell Foundation at Weston Plantation, 400 Weston Lane, Hopewell, VA, 804 458-4682.

    September 2017

    September 17 - The W.W. Cato Foundation Annual Shrimp Blast!  Appomattox Boat Harbor, 1604 Fine Street, Prince George County. http://www.catoshrimpblast.com/.  Cannot confirm location for this

    September 21 - Great Beefsteak Raid Commemorative Steak Dinner, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Scott Park, Prince George County. Call 804-863-0212 for information.

    September 30 – 10th Annual "Battle or Paddle" on the Appomattox River - Experience beautiful water features, historic sites, and lots of fun!  Your opportunity for a fun paddle or a competitive race in your canoe, kayak, or SUP. Call 804-861-1666 for information or visit their website at www.folar.com and click on events.

    October 2017

    October 20-22  -  21st Annual Civil War Symposium:  Generals We Love to Hate.   Friday through Sunday.  Seven scholars will discuss topics surrounding these Civil War Generals:  General Buell, General Burnside, General Hooker, General Hood, General Butler, General McClellan, and General Johnston at Pamplin Historical Park.  Park is located at 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA.  Go to www.pamplinpark.org or call 804 861-2408 to register and for more information.

    October 21  -  VA Czech & Slovak Folklife Festival, 11 am – 4 pm.  Music, food, demonstrations, children activities, and more.  Festival is held at the  Prince George Regional Heritage Center, 6406 Courthouse Rd, Prince George, VA.  Call 804 863-0212 or send email to pghistory@aol.com for more information.  Admission is FREE.   Food is available for purchase.

    October 21  -  Chippokes Harvest Celebration.  11 am – 6 pm, Chippokes Plantation State Park, 695 Chippokes Park Rd, Surry, 757 294-3728, $5 parking fee. http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/ChippokesHarvestandHalloweenFestival/

    October 27  –  Voices from the Shadows.  Costumed guides take you on a “spine-chilling tour” by lantern light.  Hear 19th century haunting stories as you walk through the park.  Reservations are required and park fees apply.  Pamplin Historical Park is located at 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA.  Visit their website at http://pamplinpark.org/ for more information.

    October 28 & 29  –  Pecan Festival in the Grove.  Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Cook off contests, three pageants, live music, food, vendors, craft activities, face painting, games, live animals, and more.  Event location is Richard Bland College of William & Mary at 11301 Johnson Road, South Prince George, VA.  FREE admission.

    November 2017

    November 11 -  Veteran’s Day Observance.  11:00 am.  Lawn of the Prince George County Regional Heritage Center, 6406 Courthouse Road, Prince George, VA.  For more information call 804 863-0212.

    November 11  -  City Point National Cemetery Veteran’s Day Ceremony.  11:00 am.  Sponsored by The American Legion Post 146, City Point National Cemetery, 10th Ave and Davis Street, Hopewell, VA.

    November 23  -  Annual Colonial Heights “Turkey Trot”, 5K Fun Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.  7:30 – 8:30 am Registration, Run/Walk at 9:00 am.  Thanksgiving Themed Costumes and Hats encouraged.  A fun-filled family tradition on Thanksgiving Day.   Colonial Heights High School, 3600 Conduit Road, Colonial Heights.  Register online at www.colonialheightschamber.com or call 804 526-5872 for more information.

    December 2017

    December 2  -  Tea & Tidings.  2:00 pm – 3:30 pm.  Period dress, 19th century etiquette, and gourmet holiday tea and tasty treats, carols, and stories are featured in this event at Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA.  For reservations and more details, go to www.pamplinpark.org or call 804 861-2408. 


    To verify dates or for more information, contact the Hopewell/Prince George Visitor Welcome Center at 1 800 863-8687

    For a listing of Civil War events at the Petersburg National Battlefield, visit: https://nps.gov/pete/planyourvisit/calendar.htm

    For a listing of Civil War events at the Pamplin Historical Park, visit:  http://pamplinpark.org/events

    For a listing of Beacon Theatre Concerts, visit http://www.thebeacontheatreva.com

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    Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented here, the Hopewell/Prince George Chamber and Visitors Center assume no responsibility for changes, omissions, or errors. Please call to verify these events. 800-863-8687.

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