School may be out, but recess is in! If you’re an outdoor lover, there’s no better place to spend your summer than in Waynesboro, Virginia. We’ve got the peaks, the valleys, the water, and all the good nature your body and spirit crave. Can’t decide where to start? Check out these summer events you won’t want to miss, then pack those hiking boots, bike helmets, or racing shoes and escape to the Blue Ridge Mountains for an adventure-filled getaway!
Waynesboro is a playground for all ages, and these iconic events are sure to provide lots of family fun!
Kids will love this Mud Run and Fun Dash that takes them scampering, crawling, and slip n’ sliding through the fields and trails of Waynesboro’s Ridgeview Park.
Kayaking, extreme air bungee, a climbing wall, and a mountain bike stunt show are just the beginning for this annual “hike, bike, paddle, and climb” festival.
National Park Fee Free Days
With the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Appalachian Trail, and Shenandoah National Park on our doorstep, there is a new vista, waterfall, or quiet glade awaiting you around every turn. Take advantage of these National Park Entrance Fee Free Days and strike out on a path less traveled:
Run the Valley Race Series
Waynesboro Parks & Recreation’s year-round Run the Valley Race Series offers destination races that challenge and reward participants. Join the fun and register today for one of these summer events!
The day begins with a challenging run through our beautiful neighborhoods and ends with a post-race party complete with food, drink, and fireworks. What a way to celebrate your victory!
Summer Extravaganza Music Series
Music and nature are the perfect blend of refreshment. This summer, treat your senses to one of these free outdoor concerts:
Craft Brewery Fun
After you’re done running the trails, settle in with a new brew and new friends at one of our three craft breweries. Or skip the trails entirely and get right to the hearty laughter! Check out their summer calendars to sample a wide variety of events, friendly games, entertainment, and new batch releases.
At Stable Craft Brewing, “Going-Ons at the Farm” include S’mores & Sunsets at the firepit and their popular Pints & Ponies.
“This is the life” at Basic City Beer Co. Sip a cold brew in their Hammock Lounge, enjoy food truck fare, and swing to live music. What a way to spend a summer evening!
You’ve played hard. Now quench your thirst at Seven Arrows Brewing. Thirsty Thursdays will help get you started! And with Core 4 Fridays you get the perfect opportunity to stock up, with discounts on growler fills of their core brews.
Puddle. Paddle. Bike. Brews. In WaynesboroVA, recess comes in many forms. Plan your visit today and join us for a summer of outdoor adventure!