June in Lexington
June is Great Outdoors Month and also a great time to visit Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County. The weather is nice, the foliage is lush and vibrant, and our trails are rather enticing. We invite you to #CrushFridayVA and spend some time with us. Vacation days should never be wasted.
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THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Pretend you're a kid again: Go outside and don't come back until the street lights come on. Run, frolic, and play hard with your best buds! Your best memories are not yet memories. They're yet to come.
At Natural Bridge State Park this month:
- June 7-8: Art in the Park with Ron Navroski
- June 15: Virginia State Parks History and Culture Day
- June 17: Full Moon Yoga
- June 22-23: Great American Campout
If you love horses, you're going to love attending the Shenandoah Classic Horse Show at the Virginia Horse Center June 19-22. Beautiful Friesans, Saddlebreds, Hackneys, and Roadsters put on quite a show, and children love it!
Also at the Virginia Horse Center this month:
- June 8-9: House Mountain Horse Show
- June 13-16: Blue Ridge Arabian Horse Show "A"
- June 15-16: Old Dominion Pony Club Jumping Rally
- June 28-29: AVA Region IX Equestrian Vaulting Championships
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Southern Virginia University invites you to check out "The Fantasticks" May 31, June 1, and June 6-8 at Chandler Hall. The longest-running musical in the world, "The Fantasticks" has been running off-Broadway for 57 years.
The first Friday's Alive of the summer kicks off June 7 at Davidson Park with Eric Gress Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the music. Pets, outside food, and drinks are prohibited. Concession proceeds benefit Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center and Rockbridge SPCA. Also see the Jason Burke Band on June 14.
Lime Kiln Theater welcomes Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers June 23. The gate opens at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. This concert is not part of the Summer Concert Series pass and requires a separate ticket. Every ticket for this show includes either a digital download or CD copy of Bruce Hornsby’s forthcoming album, Absolute Zero.
Three days of incredible bluegrass and impressive musicianship is on display June 13-15 at Glen Maury Park. It's the Annual Maury River Fiddlers' Convention, and no true fan of old time and bluegrass will want to miss it. Camping is available.
Rock the Bridge! Nelson Street Bridge, that is, above AND below! Three bands, street art, festival food, and general family fun is headed your way June 15 in downtown Lexington.
Boxerwood's Music in the Garden features Rockin' Hoss and the Silver Spurs on June 14 and Joanna Bening on June 28. This concert series is family friendly. Bring a quilt, picnic, and enjoy the music and sunset. Gates open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 6:30 p.m.
For more live music, head to Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista June 21 for Friday's in the Park featuring Rewind. Bring a chair and your dancing shoes!
Settle in with a favorite glass or bottle of Rockbridge Vineyard wine to enjoy their Uncorked music series this month. June 9 features Those Guys from 1 to 4 p.m., The Porch Dogs on the 16th, and Mark Whetzel Duo on the 23th. In between, catch Bryan Elijah Smith for the Rock the Barn Dance from 7 to 10 p.m.