The last weekend of July is proving to be an eventful one with entertainment and activities for all ages. Check out what you can do Downtown:
Shop, Stroll & Dine Where You Work, Shop & Play: Running from Friday thru Sunday, Old Town businesses will be offering specials, sales, discounts and extended hours to cater to the workforce in the surrounding area. This provides an opportunity for those who work downtown to meet their “working neighbors” and visit shops and restaurants they normally don’t have time to. Over 30 participating businesses will stay open until 9pm on Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th, as well as being open noon to 5pm on Sunday the 31st. It’s Old Town Winchester’s way of thanking your for supporting local business, so make sure to take advantage of the deals and hours!
Bluemont Summer Concert Series Presents: The Daryl Davis Band: The Bluemont Festival continues with the Daryl Davis Band. The family-friendly event, which starts at 7:30 PM, is held on the lawn of the 1840 Frederick County Courthouse. Requested admission is $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends & Seniors, and $2 for kids under 12.
Winchester City Market: Join us on the Loudoun Street Mall on Saturday from 9am to 2pm as vendors of homegrown fruits, vegetables and homemade jams, baked goods, and more will be set up shop. It’s a great chance to get fresh food and support local farms and food. The Market will also feature live musical entertainment.
Murder Mystery Gala: The Handley Regional Library is holding it’s second annual Murder Mystery Gala fundraiser. In addition to an entertaining murder mystery where the audience votes for characters they think are guilty, attendees will be served with elegant & plentiful hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine and soft drinks. Proceeds benefit the library, where it will be held on Saturday at 7pm. Tickets are $75. Call (540) 662-9041, Ext 28 to reserve your tickets.
Shenandoah Moonlight Ball: Back for its second year, the Shenandoah Moonlight Ball is a free, family-friendly event. Come learn how to dance in a traditional southern ball setting with period dance instruction by the Victorian Dance Ensemble. Music of the 19th century will be provided by the Susquehanna Travelers, a traditional four-piece band that focuses on tunes from the Civil War era. The event will be held at the First Presbyterian Church at 6 pm to 10 pm. Period dress is encouraged, but not required. Free admission.
Magic Lantern Theater Presents: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dreamhouse: The Magic Lantern Theater is back for it’s tenth season, kicking off with “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dreamhouse.” The film will be shown Saturday the 30th at dusk behind Grace Lutheran Church on Indian Alley. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs. Admission is $6 and $4 for MLT members.
Live Music Schedule:
-Friday, July 29th
- The Daryl Davis Band @ Bluemont Festival – 7:30pm
- Seth Fromal (Jazz Piano) @ V2 Lounge and Piano Bar – 5pm to 1130pm
- DJ Freedomortiz @ Brewbaker’s Restaurant – 10pm to 1:30am
- Moondog Medicine Show @ Piccadilly’s Public House – 10pm to close
- DJ Calibur @ Sweet Caroline’s – 9:30pm to 2am
- Medicine Wind @ The George Washington Hotel – 5pm
-Saturday, July 30th
- The Merge @ Brewbaker’s Restaurant – 10pm to 1:30am
- Shag @ Piccadilly’s Public House – 10pm to close
- Seth Fromal (Jazz Piano) @ V2 Lounge and Piano Bar – 8pm to 1130pm
- Junkfood @ Sweet Caroline’s – 9:30pm to 2am
- The Ambrose Dilemma @ The George Washington Hotel – 8pm
- Hanna Walters w/Jimmy Smith & Veronica Lowry @ Below the Fringe – 8pm
-Sunday, July 31st
- Dear Creek w/ The Jolly Beggars @ Below the Fringe – 7:30pm to 10pm