March in Lexington & Rockbridge County
As winter winds down and spring blooms anew, Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County shine with arts and entertainment. You'll want to capitalize on a long weekend to #CrushFridayVA and reclaim your vacation days. Don't let your paid time off go to waste.
Winter Restaurant Week in downtown Lexington offers exciting prix fixe dinners, lunch deals, and even retail specials from February 26 to March 4. Eat well, shop well, and love our historic downtown.
"The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet," William Shakespeare's classic, can be enjoyed at the Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts at Washington and Lee University on March 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6th. Tickets are required.
On March 3, women and girls are invited to the Women and Girls Day Tea in the Japanese Tea Room at Washington and Lee University. Actually, more than women and girls are invited; this event is open to all and is hosted in celebration of Women's History Month.Three seatings - 1:00, 1:30, and 2:00 - require tickets. Of special note is the performance of the traditional tea ceremony by students.
Craft beer is big in the Shenandoah Valley, and our Great Valley Farm Brewery in Natural Bridge is hosting several events this month you won't want to miss!
- Every Thursday: Growler Fill Specials
- March 10: Live Music with Mac Baker and Wade Branner
- March 17: St. Patrick's Day Party
The Russian String Orchestra brings their talent to Lexington on March 9 with a selection of early Baroque pieces, as well as new compositions commissioned music director Misha Rachlevsky. Tickets are required. The concert will be held at the Lenfest Center for the Arts at 8 p.m.
The Natural Bridge Winter Speaker Series includes three March events:
- March 13: Murder Hole Cave - film showing and discussion with the owner of natural formation
- March 17: Bridging History and Nature: The Forests, Farms, Families, and Flags of Rockbridge County
- March 24: Alphorn performance beneath the Natural Bridge with artist Monica Hambrick
For family fun, look no further than the Garden Bros. Circus! Three rings of animals and clowns come to the Virginia Horse Center Anderson Coliseum March 14 for shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. More than 60 performers will entertain young and old with marvels and antics. Tickets are required and may be obtained for free at area sponsor businesses.
If you love medieval romantic comedies (and who doesn't?), you're going to love The Lady's Not for Burning presented by VMI Theatre March 15, 16, 17, and 18 at Gillis Theater.
A favorite nostalgic destination reopens for the season March 16. Hull's Drive-In is one of the last remaining drive-in movie theaters in the country. Don't miss your chance to enjoy this retro experience with today's box office hits.
St. Patrick's Day, March 17, offers quite a few fun ways to celebrate around Lexington and Rockbridge County. See our list!
March 20 is the FIRST DAY OF SPRING! Enjoy our beautiful outdoors by hiking our area trails.
Prize-filled eggs will be waiting and the Easter Bunny will be on hand for the annual Heritage Hall Community Easter Egg Hunt on March 30 at 3:30 p.m.
Hippity, hoppity, Easter's on its way! Join in the fun of the Easter Egg Hunt at Glen Maury Park on March 31 at 1 p.m. Bring your bonnets, baskets, and camera for a beautiful day along the Blue Ridge Mountains.
March 31 is also opening day for Wade's Mill, the oldest continually operating mill in the Shenandoah Valley. Visit to see milling in action and take home freshly ground cornmeal, flour, or specialty mix.
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Those interested in the life and legacy of George C. Marshall will want to check out "Hope for Those Who Need It," the new exhibit celebrating the Marshall Plan. Included in the exhibit are the 25 original lithographs from the Marshall Plan poster competition held in 1950. More than 10,000 entries were received from European artists. 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan being signed into law.