Upcoming Events around the Chesapeake Bay


82th Annual Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department Carnival

Date & Time–Jul 27, 2017 7:00 PM to Aug 5, 2017 10:00 PM

Kilmarnock Carnival Grounds Waverly Ave., Kilmarnock, Virginia 22482

The Kilmarnock Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival may be the longest continually operating summer carnival in Virginia. Now in it’s in its 82nd year, this is the major funding event for this all volunteer fire company. Set on its own special grounds in Kilmarnock, families can enjoy amusement rides, games of chance and enjoy great grilled burgers and hot dogs plus the best homemade french fries around. Ride “Big Eli”, the Ferris wheel, or the carousel or play bingo. It’s hometown charm at its finest. Nine fun-filled nights capped off with a car or truck raffle at its conclusion.

Cost: No charge


Family Fun Ice Cream Social

Date & Time–Aug 5, 2017 11:00 AM to

Location . Historic Christ Church Museum 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, Virginia 22576

Enjoy tasty ice cream treats and lemonade while exploring colonial history, games and crafts. Activities include writing with quill pens, making whirligigs and ball and cup toys, bowling with nine pins, dressing in colonial clothing and excavating “shoebox” archaeological sites. Tours of the 1735 church will be available, and the museum also features several hands-on areas for children. Families and children of all ages invited.
Cost: No charge

Flora of Virginia Exhibition

Aug 7, 2017 10:00 AM to Sep 16, 2017 4:00 PM
Historic Christ Church Museum 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, Virginia 22576

This special traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia highlights Virginia plants from European contact through the present, the representation of plants in science and art, and the history of botanical exploration in Virginia. On display in the Bayne Center.


Chesapeake Academy’s 41st Annual Auction

May 5, 2018 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Chesapeake Academy 107 Steamboat Rd., Irvington, Virginia 22480

May 5th – 41st Annual Auction at 6 p.m.

Auction items will include exciting trips, spectacular gifts, valuable services, and unique products for all ages and price points. BidPal technology will allow patrons to preview and bid online beginning in April, and will also allow event sponsors to advertise their services via live links.

Auction proceeds allow the school to provide educational programs that teach children to be excellent citizens and eager learners, award financial assistance for children who would otherwise be unable to attend, and offer children’s arts programs that are free and open to the public.

Chesapeake Academy relies on the many generous individuals and businesses of the Northern Neck for the success of this auction, and procurement is underway. To donate an item, become a sponsor, or purchase an ad in the auction catalogue, please contact Development Associate Catherine Emry at 438.5575 or

Rhythm & Brews by the Bay

Jul 22, 2017 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Kilmarnock Town Centre Park 150 North Main St., Kilmarnock, Virginia 22482

The rocking-est event in the River Realm returns July 22nd and to a new venue, Town Centre Park in Kilmarnock! Three rockin’ bands, Trogone Band, Pretty Heavy and Beer Money will rock the house! Craft beers, great food in the heart of quaint Kilmarnock! Put your dancing shoes on! Make it one great afternoon and evening under the stars!