WHAT TO DO IN STAFFORD

Any given week, there are history events, music performances, arts shows, sports competitions and more in Stafford County.

WHAT TO SEE IN STAFFORD

George Washington grew up here. The Civil War was fought here. The Marines commemorate their history here. And there’s more to see every day.

PLAY LIKE GEORGE

With a world-class aquatics facility, amazing parks and prime sports fields, Stafford is the place to plan your tournament

A PLACE TO GATHER

When you want to plan a reunion with your military unit, Stafford County has the heritage, hotels and hospitality to give you the best experience

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

April 21 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Enjoy a first-class production and delicious dinner. March 14 - May 6, 2018, see "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" As the bells of Notre Dame resound through the famed cathedral in 15th-century Paris, Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by…

Spring Open House

April 22

The public is invited to tour the house, studio and galleries of the famous American painter Gari Melchers (1860-1932). Stroll the restored gardens and woodland trails, visit the Fannie Roots House on the property to hear about the latest restoration efforts between 12 and 3 pm, join a preschool palette class in the kitchen classroom between 11 am and 4 pm, and explore the museum shop. Free admission. Contact: Buffy Knappenberger at 540 654-1843

April Preschool Palette

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

April 23, 25, 28 Introduce your child to arts education in a museum setting with this award-winning class. Join us for process art projects, along with age-appropriate studio tours, exploratory garden walks, and engaging stories.

Highmark brewery Trivia Night

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Trivia Night with Al Burner! Juan More Taco Food Truck A weekly Wednesday trivia tradition full of fun for the whole family at Highmark Brewery! Bring your team no larger than 6 and enjoy a 20% discount for teachers beginning at 6:30PM!

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont Monthly Guided Woodland Hike

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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.

Art After Hours

May 17 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Join us for another toe-tapping evening of live music in the beautiful spring setting of our lawn and gardens. Enjoy beer and wine from Stafford County’s 6 Bears & a Goat Brewing Company and Potomac Point Winery. Two food trucks will be selling their delicious fare. Visit the studio and galleries of American artist Gari Melchers. Free admission. Tickets for beer/wine $5 and food trucks accept cash or credit. To reserve your spot, contact Meghan Pcsolyar at (540) 654-1848.

Embrey Mill Berry & Wine Festival

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Stafford Tourism is partnering with the Grapes & Grains Trail and Embrey Mill for this fun event! Join us for an afternoon of food, fun and local wine & beer from Morais Vineywards, Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery, and Spencer Devon Brewing. Enjoy snacks & treats from Westmoreland Berry Farm, Funnel Cake Cafe, LLC and The UFO Truck!

Architectural History Tour

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Back by popular demand! Cultural Resource Manager Beate Ankjaer-Jensen will present a brief lecture followed by a tour of the historic house at Belmont. We will explore the building inside and out, decoding its architectural fabric to reveal how the building evolved over time. Friends of Belmont $5, Non-members $10. Limited to 20 guests. Meets at Pavilion. Contact Beate Ankjaer-Jensen at 540 654-1839

Film: Inhabit

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The 92-minute film explores the many environmental and agricultural issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called “Permaculture,” which uses the principles found in ecosystems to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative. Focusing mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the US, Inhabit provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices across the rural, suburban and urban landscapes. Free admission. Pavilion at GMHS. Contact: Joanna Catron at…

Spotlight Exhibition: “Gossips” by Gari Melchers

October 5 - December 2

Gossips, a circa 1925 era painting by Gari Melchers reproducing a setting and personalities long familiar to Falmouth, Virginia, natives will make a first time special appearance at the Gari Melchers Home and Studio, thanks to a generous loan from a private collector. Included with Museum admission. Contact: Joanna Catron at 540 654-1841

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