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Mother’s Day Celebration

May 3, 2017

May 12–14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities include tours, Mother’s Day concert, children’s craft making, and Bloemendaal open house. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond, Va. 804-262-9887,

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Cinco in the City

May 3, 2017

May 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. Music, food, and beverage vendors. Free admission and free parking. City Center at Oyster Point, 735 Town Center Drive, Newport News, Va. 757-926-1400,  


Fun reigns at the Virginia Renaissance Faire

May 1, 2017

Before there was Jamestown, there was Elizabeth’s England. When Elizabeth Tudor came to the throne in 1558, her country was nearly bankrupt after grinding years of war overseas and fiscal mismanagement at home. Unemployment was […]


Enter to Win: Great Brews & Views Giveaway

April 15, 2017

This month, we’re giving away a “Great Brews & Views” getaway in Lexington and Rockbridge counties, Virginia. The giveaway includes: An overnight stay and breakfast for two at the Natural Bridge Hotel and Conference Center 2 […]


Waterfall Wednesday: Apple Orchard Falls, Virginia

April 12, 2017

Each week, Recreation News takes you to a new waterfall in the Mid-Atlantic. This week, see Apple Orchard Falls in Virginia. State: Virginia Location: Buchanan Height: N/A Apple Orchard Falls is one of Virginia’s tallest and most […]


Dinosaur Discovery Trail showcases majestic animals

March 27, 2017

In Newport News, Va., the Virginia Living Museum’s permanent outdoor Dinosaur Discovery Trail showcases 16 of the majestic animals that roamed earth for more 150 million years. You’ll see realistic one-third to full-size dinosaurs from […]


Blue Ridge Mountains memorable fishing location

March 17, 2017

Long known for an abundance of scenic beauty and a variety of outdoor recreation, Southwest Virginia also offers a memorable angling experience for fishing enthusiasts of all ages. Showcasing 18 premier fishing locations in a […]