Looking for exciting events to spice up your summer itinerary? Look no further because Stafford, VA has got you covered! From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, there’s something for everyone in this vibrant community. So, grab your calendar and get ready to mark down the beginning of summer’s must-attend events happening this June!


Wizard of Oz

Follow the yellow brick road to the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts and experience the timeless magic of the Wizard of Oz. Join Dorothy, Toto, and friends on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City.

When: May 22nd-July 14th

Where: Riverside Center for the Performing Arts


Twilight Tour Kayaking Outing

Experience the thrill of kayaking under the twilight sky with park rangers at Aquia Creek. Registration is required, so be sure to secure your spot for this unforgettable adventure.

When: June 5 from 5:30pm-8:00pm

Where: Widewater State Park


National Museum of the Marine Corps Movie Showing: Midway

Join us at the Medal of Honor Theater inside this national museum to commemorate the Battle of Midway with limited showings of the 2019 film “Midway.”

When: June 4th and 9th (see events page for time and ticket details)

Where: National Museum of the Marine Corps


Cars and Coffee

Rev up your engines and join automobile enthusiasts for a monthly meetup at the museum parking lot. Whether you’re a classic car aficionado, appreciate sleek rides, or just want a change of scenery for your morning coffee, Cars and Coffee is the perfect place to fuel your passion for all things coffee and automotive.

When: Second Saturday of each month through October, 8:00am-10:00am

Where: Gari Melchers Home and Studio


Rising Sun Kayaking Outing

Start your day with a serene kayaking experience on Aquia Creek. Join park rangers for a morning paddle surrounded by the beauty of nature. Don’t forget to register in advance!

When: June 15 from 8:30am-11:00am

Where: Widewater State Park


Virginia State Parks History and Culture Day Honoring Palmer Hayden

Delve into the rich history and culture of Virginia State Parks as we honor the legacy of Palmer Hayden. Learn about Hayden’s art and how Widewater inspired his famous paintings, then unleash your creativity and create your own masterpiece.

When: June 15 from 1:00pm-3:00pm

Where: Widewater State Park


Recency Tea

Channel your inner Bridgerton or Jane Austen at Regency Tea. Bring your own tea cup and indulge in regency-inspired refreshments, while costumes are encouraged for an extra dash of elegance.

When: June 15 from 2:00pm-4:00pm

Where: Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Porter Branch


Father’s Day Brunch

Treat dad to a special Father’s Day brunch at 6B&G. Indulge in delicious food and drinks while celebrating the man of the hour in style.

When: June 16

Where: 6 Bears & a Goat


Sparking Freedom: Enslaved Resistance in Fredericksburg and Stafford, VA

Embark on a journey through history with a new trolley tour highlighting enslaved resistance in Fredericksburg and Stafford. Visit multiple National Park Service sites and other historic locations as you uncover stories of courage and resilience.

When: June 22 from 1:00pm-3:00pm

Where: Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center


Renaissance Faire

Step back in time and experience the magic of the Renaissance at Adventure Brewing Company. Enjoy live entertainment, delicious food, and immerse yourself in a world of knights, jesters, and maidens fair.

When: June 22 starting at 12:00pm

Where: Adventure Brewing Company


Family Archaeology Day

Unearth the past with Family Archaeology Day at George Washington’s Ferry Farm. Join us for hands-on activities and discover the fascinating world of archaeology with the whole family.

When: June 22

Where: George Washington’s Ferry Farm


Free Guided Woodland Hike

Explore the beauty of nature with a free guided woodland hike at the Gari Melchers Home and Studio. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or just looking for a relaxing outdoor activity, this hike is the perfect way to unwind and connect with the great outdoors.

When: Last Sunday of Each Month at 2:00pm

Where: Gari Melchers Home and Studio



This is just the start of what this summer holds for you in Stafford, VA! There’s still two months of summer to go and unforgettable memories to make (like at our Star Spangled Fourth of July event….wink wink)


With so many exciting events happening this summer, Stafford is the place to be for endless fun and adventure. Don’t miss out on these unforgettable experiences – mark your calendars and make the most of your summer in Stafford! Stay updated with our events page to get the latest scoop of what’s happening during your trip to Stafford.