Your guide to Arts & Culture in the Central Rappahannock River Region

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The Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival is a one-day outdoor event held in beautiful Fredericksburg, VA. Featuring one hundred indie-authors writing in a variety of genres, as well as panels, food and drinks, the event attracts over 1,600 book lovers and fans. Early Bird Reservation: January 1-February 28 Regular Registration: March 1-May 30 Late Registration: June 1-August 31 For more information, visit the Facebook even...

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SEP 29

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park will once again combine health and history with a new series of “Fit-History” hikes this fall. These ranger-led hikes are designed to cover a lot of ground in addition to a lot of history. This season’s hikes will cover two to three miles per hour. All hikes begin at 10 a.m. September 29: Spotsylvania: The East Angle and Heth’s Salient (4 miles) Walk off the beaten path with historian Justin Voithofer on the Spotsylvania Battlefield, ...

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SEP 29

The Fredericksburg Area Museum, along with Hallowed Ground Tours, presents walking tours of historic downtown Fredericksburg. Bricks and Boards in the ’Burg will highlight four centuries of history and architecture, the historic influence of the Rappahannock River, the Spire and Steeples of Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg’s Town Hall, Market House and the history of Market Square. Tours begin and end in Market Square and run every Saturday through October 6, beginning at 10:00 a.m. In...

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SEP 30

Conducted by Virginia Master Naturalists, these informative walks cover a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields and also touch on the historic ruins of Belmont’s past. Please wear sturdy footwear. Meet outside the Visitor Center. Free.

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OCT 06-07 OCT

On the weekend of October 6-7, 2018, the National Park Service is hosting a unique living history event on the Chancellorsville battlefield. Visitors will have the opportunity to engage with reenactors by receiving an identity card containing information about an actual soldier or civilian who fought or witnessed the battle. Attendees can immerse themselves into the battlefield’s history while learning about what happened to the person they were assigned. The event will be ongoing between ...

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OCT 06

The Fredericksburg Area Museum, along with Hallowed Ground Tours, presents walking tours of historic downtown Fredericksburg. Bricks and Boards in the ’Burg will highlight four centuries of history and architecture, the historic influence of the Rappahannock River, the Spire and Steeples of Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg’s Town Hall, Market House and the history of Market Square. Tours begin and end in Market Square and run every Saturday through October 6, beginning at 10:00 a.m. In...

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Equal Means Equal - Free Public Film Screening

organized by: The Community Foundation
Oct 18, 2018 06:30 pm - 06:30 pm

A powerful film some have called the definitive documentary on the status of women in America and an opportunity to learn how our community can make a difference. Join UMW Women's and Gender Studies and the Women and Girls Fund of The Community Foundation for this free public film screening. No ticket is needed, but we appreciate your rsvp via Eventbrite for our planning purposes. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/e...


Learn about the hidden legacy of the African American influence and direct contribution to the development and growth of Spotsylvania, Virginia. The cultural heritage event opens with a Libation Ceremony in honor Ancestors of Africa. The ceremony is followed by Greetings from the The John J. Wright Educational and Cultural Center Museum Board of Directors and honored guests. Then, its off to board the modern day “Stagecoach” for a three-hour Colorful Journey through hallowed ground. Journe...


Conducted by Virginia Master Naturalists, these informative walks cover a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields and also touch on the historic ruins of Belmont’s past. Please wear sturdy footwear. Meet outside the Visitor Center. Free.


Enjoy the house decorated for the holidays in the spirit and style of American painter Gari Melchers and his talented artist-wife Corinne. Included with museum admission during regular hours. Contact: Buffy Knappenberger at eknappen@umw.edu or 540 654-1843