Spring Experiences

Spring is the perfect time to visit Lexington, Buena Vista, and the Rockbridge area as redbuds and dogwoods begin to bloom. Explore our quaint communities and shop our artisans for a tangible reminder of your time.

Signature Spring Events

April 24 - Historic Garden Week: Lexington Tour is exclusively outside this year and will feature four private gardens in our area. Tickets are available online only.

As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, we're closely monitoring the status of annual events.

Historic Garden Week: Lexington Tour

More Events of Interest ...

May 19-23 - The 117th Annual Keswick Horse Show will be held at the Virginia Horse Center. In-person spectator plans are in process, but the specialty classes will also be livestreamed.

May 5-Cinco de Mayo

May 8

Enjoy the day with mom along the Northern Rockbridge Trail, including Fairfield Farmers Market, B&B's, farm stores, antiques, fabric shop, vineyards & brewery, museum, operating grist mill. Some businesses along the trail will also be open on Mother's Day.

May 9-Mother's Day

Please see our calendar for additional events.

Sunday Drives

If you're visiting to enjoy one of our excellent spring events, you may want to take your time perusing some of our best routes. Have your camera ready, as the views are impressive!

Fresh Air Excursions

Enjoy our outdoors with an all-out hike or a tame trail walk. Want something more? Go ahead and pitch a tent and stay a while, then take a swing at our 18-hole Vista Links golf course in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Warm Weather Attractions Reopen

You've waited all winter (okay, we've waited all winter) for these attractions to reopen and it's finally time!

Halcyon Days Cider Co. (pictured at the top) has already opened for the season; visit Friday through Sunday.

March 1 - Stonewall Jackson House - see the recent renovations and expansion.

March 10 - Caverns at Natural Bridge - the deepest on the East Coast - open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

March 12 - Hull's Drive-In is one of only a handful of authentic drive-ins left in Virginia. See your favorite new flick on our big screen Friday and Saturday nights.

March 13 - Virginia Safari Park, voted a top 10 animal attraction in Family Fun magazine. Admission is through online booking only.

March 20 - Natural Bridge Zoo opening day. Ages 2 and younger are free.

April 1 - Lexington Carriage Company's historic tours by horse-drawn carriage resume operations with their popular downtown tours. Climb aboard across the street from our Visitor Center!

April 3 - Wade's Mill, the Shenandoah Valley's oldest continually operating mill, opens for the season.

April 16 - Lavender Fields at Tantivy Farm opens to welcome you to their gift shop and gardens.

May 1 - Dinosaur Kingdom is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Memorial Day, then open daily throughout summer.

May 6 - VMI Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays.

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