Happening This Weekend

First FridayThis weekend includes the First Friday of the month, and you know what that means – live music, great food, and great art!  Make sure you get to Old Town Winchester this weekend to soak up the good life.


Shenandoah Arts CouncilFirst Fridays Arts Walk: On the First Friday of every month, Old Town Winchester plays host to artists with special gallery events, muscians playing in restaurants and cafes, and many of our shops stay open late.  It is a great time to stroll our historic streets and a great place to meet new and favorite friends. Every month is something a little different.  For more arts info, go to shenarts.org or call (540) 667-5166.

Walking TourGuided Civil War Walking Tour of Old Town Winchester: This Friday night, experience the Civil War as a civilian in Old Town Winchester! Learn about the citizens and the events that took place in Winchester during that stirring period of time. Make your reservation by calling 540-542-1326, and meet your guide at 2 N. Cameron Street. $5.00 per person, payable to your guide.

Flaming ShillelaghsBluemont Summer Concert Series Presents: The Flaming Shillelaghs: The Bluemont Summer Concert Series continues this Friday with a performance by traditional Irish band The Flaming Shillelaghs.   The concert takes place on the steps of the 1840 Frederick County Court House at 7:30 PM.

Runners' Retreat Sesquicentennial

Civil War Sesquicentennial Race: Runners’ Retreat is hosting the second annual Civil War Sesquicentennial Race this Saturday, July 7th in Old Town Winchester.  Not your average race, the event has teams of two receive clues to find Civil War related site around the area on foot.  Teams receive points by taking pictures at each site, and the highest score wins.  Call it a Civil War Scavenger Hunt!

Live Music Schedule:

-Friday, July 6th

  • The Flaming Shillelaghs @ Bluemont Summer Concert Series – 7:30pm
  • Souled Out @ Sweet Caroline’s – 8pm
  • TBA @ Piccadilly’s Public House – 8pm to 12am

-Saturday, July 7th

  • DJ Calibur @ Sweet Caroline’s – 8pm
  • Jumptown @ Piccadilly’s Public House – 8pm to 12am
  • Ambrose Dilemma @ The George Washington Hotel – 8pm



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