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Spring in Virginia — particularly in the Chesapeake Bay region — blossoms with a variety of events, festivals, and activities that promise engaging experiences for people of all ages, including seniors and their friends or families. As winter wanes, these gatherings offer a chance for cultural enrichment, the joy of comfortably spending time outdoors, and the opportunity to connect with the community after months largely spent indoors at home. In fact, you may just want to retire in this area to enjoy these events year after year!

Here are some don’t-miss options for your 2024 swing into spring.

Spring Festivals and Events: March Through June

Mark your calendar for some rejuvenating Virginia events and festivals that will have you celebrating the season in memorable ways.

art showWilliamsburg Spring Arts Festival

  • Dates: Every second Sunday beginning on March 10, 2024
  • Location: Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia

If you love fresh designs and handicrafts, no Williamsburg art festival will disappoint, least of all the Second Sundays Art & Music Festival. Stroll through the historic streets of Colonial Williamsburg and enjoy live music, street performances, food trucks, and the work of over 120 artisan vendors. This spring festival is a splendid opportunity to experience the area’s cultural heritage and perhaps find a unique piece of art to take home.

Gloucester Daffodil Festival

  • Dates: April 6–7, 2024
  • Location: Main Street, Gloucester, Virginia

daffodil festivalJust a short drive from Irvington, the Gloucester Daffodil Festival is a herald of spring in Virginia. The festival celebrates the blooming of thousands of daffodils with a parade, arts and crafts booths, food vendors, and guided tours through daffodil gardens. It’s a picturesque outing for seniors and their families to welcome the warmer weather and enjoy the scenic beauty of Gloucester.

Urbanna Cup Regatta

  • Date: May 18
  • Location: Urbanna Creek, Urbanna, Virginia

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