Over the next few months, the Martinsville-Henry County area is home to five fantastic festivals to help you kick off the spring season in style. We have a complete overview of these exciting upcoming festivals:
Piedmont/Family Kite Festival
Let's go fly a kite! Come to Jack Dalton Park on March 22 for high-soaring fun in Henry County at the 5th annual Piedmont Kite Festival! See amazing demonstrations powered by the wind and fly a kite of your own. You can even build your own kite at the festival. There will also be fun games, crafts, music, door prizes, and more. Don't miss this family fun festival!
Earth Day Festival
April 26th, come to the Smith River Sports Complex for the Earth Day Festival hosted by the Virginia Museum of Natural History. Learn how the Earth provides many essential needs for us and ways that we can help take care of it in return. There will be displays on ways to live "green," fun games, and plenty of activities. Bring the entire family out for learning and lots of fun all about Earth!
The town of Ridgeway and Girl Scout Troop 387 invite you to the 3rd Annual Ridgeway Springfest on May 3, 2014. One of the highlights of the festival is a variety of live music from local and regional artists. Bring a lawn chair and relax to the sounds of a variety of different music genres. If you are looking for a more energetic activity be sure to join in the 1 mile fun run. There will also be craft and business vendors, food vendors, and a kiddie area with rides and inflatables. Take a break from spring cleaning and head over to Ridgeway for wholesome fun for everyone!
The Annual Fieldale Heritage Festival for this year will be held on May 17. This celebration of the Fieldale community features historic displays that showcase photos, silent movies, newspaper articles, and much more about the area's past. Enjoy music from various bluegrass, gospel, and country groups as you stroll through the community, perhaps on a walking tour. There will also be artisan demonstrations, delicious food, activities for children, dancing, and more for the entire family to enjoy. Locals and visitors alike are invited to enjoy all of the activities while learning more about this historic community.
Named one of the BRO 100 top adventures to check out in 2012 by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, the Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival is a charity fundraiser that takes place every Memorial Day weekend (late May) at Blue Mountain Festival Grounds just outside of Martinsville. The festival is operated by Rooster Walk Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to music, arts and education in the Martinsville-Henry County area.
Last spring, over 3,500 people came to see more than 40 bands over the course of four days. For 2014, over 30 bands have already been announced for Rooster Walk 6, with more to come. The bands performing cover a wide variety of musical genres, which makes Rooster Walk a great festival for any music lover. In addition to the wonderful music, there will also be food, crafts, art, and children's activities to enjoy. If you are a fan of the great outdoors, primitive camping is available. Children 12 & under have free admission with a paying adult. Don't miss the fun and excitement of Rooster Walk 6!
These are just a few of the annual festivals that can be found in Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia. Be sure to check our events calendar to learn about more upcoming festivals and events in MHC!