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March 31 – April 2




Saturday, April 1
Fredericksburg Brewfest
@Fredericksburg Fairgrounds
Come out and sample some of the BEST craft beer around.  Unlimited samples with your admission ticket!  LIVE music, Food Vendors and much more!
Time: 11am-4pm
Cost: $30/advance and $40/at gate
CLICK HERE for details


Friday, March 31
Circus on Ice
@Fredericksburg Fairgrounds
The great Circus On Ice invites you to this frozen adventure with all your favorite characters and amazing circus acts. Enjoy along with your family the performances of our jugglers, equilibrist, clowns and sensational ice-skaters.  Ice Skaters will perform on synthetic ice surfaces.
Time: Two Shows – 4:30pm & 7:00pm
Cost: $14.99/Child; $24.99/adult
CLICK HERE for details


Friday, March 31
Sprellyfest 2nd Annual Peanut Butter Bacon Party
@Red Dragon Brewery
Join us for an evening with Peanut Butter & Jelly Inspired Sweet Treats from local artisans paired with Red Dragon Brewery Brews.  Sprellyfest runs March 30 – April 1.
Time: 6-9pm
Cost: $30 – $175
CLICK HERE for details


Saturday, April 1 & Sunday, April 2
Fredericksburg Spring Arts & Crafts Show
@Fredericksburg Expo Center
The Spring Arts & Crafts Festival highlights creativity and artistic minds by bringing local hand-made treasures to you!  Browse the aisle ways for new jewelry, home decorations, or simply that art piece that draws your eye.  With over 150 designers, artists, and crafters, come support your local artists and find your next one-of-a-kind piece!
Time: 4/1 – 9am-5pm and 4/2 – 10am-4pm
Cost: $8/General Admission and $7/Senior
CLICK HERE for details


Saturday, April 1
Germanna Science & Engineering Day
@Germanna Community College (Fredericksburg Campus)
Prepare for a fun-filled day of learning. Bring your family to this interactive event and explore the exciting new innovations in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.  Here are just a few examples of activities designed for grades K-12: Drones, Geology rocks, Learn to use a microscope, Drawing & painting from observation, Hands only CPR & AED, Fibonacci art, Cybersecurity, Math games/activities, Game truck, Music & food, Take a campus tour, Ice cream, Bounce house, and Giant Jenga.  Collecting canned and boxed food and personal hygiene items for the Food Pantry at the event.
Time: 10am-2pm
Cost: FREE
CLICK HERE for details


Saturday, April 1
FXBG Community Easter Egg Hunt
@Old Mill Park
Join Ulta Realty’s, Property Lovers Real Estate Group and Sabrina Mcalister, for a FREE Easter Egg Hunt and community gathering! There will be fun games, refreshments, and even a grill giveaway. Easter Egg Hunt will include two age groups, ages 0-4 and ages 5-10.
Time: 11am-3pm
Cost: FREE
CLICK HERE for details

Saturday, April 1

Community Easter Egg Hunt
@Highway Assembly of God
The annual Easter Egg Hunt features three separate egg hunts. Birth to 3 years will be at 2pm, 4 to 7 years will be at 2:30pm, and 8-11 years will be at 3:30pm.  Besides the traditional Easter egg hunt for the children, other activities will include bounce houses, games, free popcorn and prizes, face painting and more! (Rain Date: April 8)
Time: 1-4pm
Cost: FREE
CLICK HERE for details


Saturday, April 1
2nd Annual High School Innovation Challenge
@University of Mary Washington (Dahlgren Campus)
Students from 22 schools, comprising 25 teams, will program robots to infiltrate hostile territory from the sea and navigate a challenging environment to recover a piece of gear that is critical to national security during a simulated exercise called a Special Technical Object Recovery Mission (STORM).
Time: 1-4:30pm
Cost: Not open to the public…but there will be a live video stream on the NSWCCD YouTube Channel…click below
CLICK HERE for viewing live stream.


Saturday, April 1
Leashes of Valor Open House & Celebration of Life
@Axel’s Place
Leashes of Valor has moved to Fredericksburg and they are having a housewarming at their new headquarters, Axel’s Place.  Meet the team, check out the new space, and love on the pups!
Time: 3 – 5pm
Cost: FREE
CLICK HERE for details

Saturday, April 1

Saturday Night NASCAR Racing
@Dominion Raceway
It’s the kick-off of the racing season!  Dominion Raceway is proud to be part of NASCAR’s Home Track Series and specifically, its Advance Auto Parts Series sanction.  Race: 35/35 VA Racer, 35 Modified, 35 VA Modified, 20/20 UCAR, 25 Legends, and 15 Bandoleros.
Time: 6-10pm
Cost: $18/online and $20/at gate, $7/students, 15 & under free with paid adult
CLICK HERE for details

Saturday, April 1

Adult Easter Egg Hunt
@Strangeways Brewery
Outdoor Egg Hunt with registration starting at 6PM.  500 eggs loaded with fun prizes, 20 Golden Eggs with super prizes.
Time: 7:30-9pm
Cost: FREE
CLICK HERE for details


Sunday, April 2
Beeping Egg Hunt
@Gari Melcher Home and Studio
Specially designed plastic eggs, which were made and donated by the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators volunteers, emit a chirping sound that allows children to retrieve them using their hearing. Sighted siblings are encouraged to participate by wearing a blindfold. The event also includes a petting zoo, a Touch a Tractor station, sensory activities, plus verbal descriptions, and touch tours in the art gallery. RSVP by Friday, March 31.
Time: 2-4pm
Cost: FREE
CLICK HERE for details


If you or someone you know has a big event in the Fredericksburg area, tell everyone about it on our website.  CLICK HERE and submit your event to be posted!

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