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Summer Fun with Virginia Breeze Bus Lines!

July 1, 2024 8:57 am Published by Leave your thoughts

As we approach the midpoint of summer, Virginia Breeze hopes to be your choice for an escape out of the dog days that ensue as July 4th festivities come to a close. The Commonwealth boasts a plethora of events to keep this dragging, humid period full of refreshed entertainment and adventure! From fairs to festivals and concerts, catch a ride on the Breeze to cool you off and lift your spirits  – take a look at what our routes have to offer! 

Highlands Rhythm 

Event: The Salem Fair [July 3rd – July 14th]

Salem Civic Center – 1001 Roanoke Boulevard Salem, VA 24153 | Transit Directions
FREE admission (food and rides not included in admission)

The Salem Fair is the largest of its kind in the Commonwealth. Packed with vendors, rides, food, and games, the Salem Fair is the place to be for thrill-seekers, shoppers, or anyone wanting to enjoy some lemonade and funnel cake. This fair offers it all!

Event: Concerts at Varying Washington DC Venues [July 19th – 27th]

Nationals Park – 1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 | Transit Directions

Carly Rae Jepsen Post-Game Performance – July 19th with game beginning at 6:45pm

Capital One Arena – 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 | Transit Directions

Olivia Rodrigo + PinkPantheress – July 20th at 7:30pm

Artist: Blink-182 + Pierce the Veil – July 27th at 7:00pm

Piedmont Express  

Event: Jollof Festival DC [August 3rd from 2:00pm-7:00pm]

The Dew Drop Inn – 2801 8th Street, Northeast Washington, DC 20017 | Transit Directions

Tickets starting at $10!

Jollof, or jollof rice, is a dish consisting of long-grain rice, tomatoes, chilies, onions, spices, and meat or vegetables (or sometimes both). This West African delicacy can be enjoyed as a side dish, but many enjoy at as an entrée as it is hard to stop eating once you start. Come to DC to try all things jollof rice, enjoy music, and immerse yourself in an international experience a mere bus ride away from home.

Event: Concerts in Gainesville [July 13th – July 28th]

Jiffy Lube Live – 7800 Cellar Door Dr, Bristow, VA 20136 | Directions

Dave Matthews Band –  July 13th at 7:30pm
Styx + Foreigner  –  July 24th at 6:45pm
Limp Bizkit – July 28th at 7:30pm

Valley Flyer 

Event: Good Times at the Warren County Fair Grounds – 26 Fairground Road, Front Royal, VA 23220 | Transit Directions

“Farmer’s Daughter” Concert
Rodney Atkins + Ronnie Wolford & 50 West; genre: Country
July 27th at 7:00pm

Event: Warren County Fair [July 29th – August 3rd]

$12 Gate Admission and various specials

Visit Front Royal’s Warren County fair for the true, local fair experience! See motorsport, pulling contests, and animal shows. Shop for local, homemade crafts and goods. Grab a candy apple, and take a spin on the Ferris wheel. Most importantly, enjoy the small-town feel of this tucked away gem and take in the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley.

Event: Lotus and Waterlily Festival [July 19th – July 21st]

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens – 1550 Anacostia Avenue NE, Washington, DC, 20019 | Transit Directions

Price: FREE entry

You may have seen DC’s beautiful cherry blossoms paint the city pink in the spring, but have you seen what the blooms of summer have to offer? The summer lotus and lily reach peak bloom in July and are just as much a spectacle as their distant relatives in the center district. Come to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, on the outskirts of the bustling city, to admire this annual, tranquil event and attend mindfulness activities such as Zumba, acrylic painting, and edible plant walks.

Capital Connector  

Event: Concerts at Varying Richmond Venues [July 22nd – August 4th] 

Brown’s Island – S 7th Street, Richmond, VA 23219 | Transit Directions 

 Faye Webster + julie – July 22nd at 6:00pm 

CAKE – August 4th at 7:30pm 

Virginia Credit Union LIVE!900 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23222 | Transit Directions  

Lamb of God + Mastodon – July 28th at 6:00pm 

Event: 42nd Annual Carytown Watermelon Festival [August 11th from 10:00am-6:00pm] 
Carytown, Richmond, VA | Transit Directions  

FREE admission with $1 bowls of watermelon provided by Shriners and other various vendors (visitors are encouraged to bring cash versus card, but ATMs will be on site)  

The Carytown Watermelon Festival boasts over 115,000 people and 3,000 watermelons annually and has become VA’s biggest one-day festival. Enjoy the music of 80 musicians; visit over 100 exhibits and vendors; take the kids to one of the largest kids’ areas of any festival on the east coast; and, most importantly, enjoy the seemingly infinite variations on this festival’s prized fruit: the watermelon.  

We hope you can attend one or all of these events, and if you make your way there via the Breeze, post a picture on your story and @virginiabreezebus to be featured on our story!

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