Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

Weekend Calendar May 6 – 8

by | May 7, 2016 | Events

Compiled by Susan Larson for Fredericksburg Today and B101.5 FM.

First Friday Fredericksburg
Join the art galleries and studios of Fredericksburg for the First Friday Art Walk on May 6, 2016. Featured artists and studio hours are listed on the hyperlinked page. Opening receptions are from 6 – 9 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.

Battle of the Wilderness 152nd Anniversary
Friday, May 6, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Meet at Tour Stop 3 Saunders Field on the Wilderness Battlefield
Clash of Titans: The Battle of the Wilderness
Join historians Peter Maugle and Becky Oakes for an evening walk in Saunders Field on the Wilderness Battlefield. Here in Saunders Field, Union and Confederate forces clashed for the first time in the battle—the first meeting of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. Meet at Tour Stop 3 Saunders Field on the Wilderness Battlefield.

FaithFest: Ryan Stevenson
Friday, May 6, 7 – 10 p.m.
The State Theatre, 305 South Main St., Culpeper
Ryan’s recent single, “Not Forgotten” — featuring TobyMac– topped Billboard’s Christian Hot AC/CHR chart. He co-wrote TobyMac’s “Speak Life” and was nominated for a 2014 GRAMMY® Award for the multi-week chart-topper. Ryan has toured with TobyMac and Audio Adrenaline, among other artists, and was featured on Air1 Radio’s Positive Hits Tour last year.
$12 general admission

Virginia Renaissance Faire
Four weekends in May and the first weekend in June, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 7 – 8 Opening Weekend
May 14 – 15 Midsummer Knight’s Dream
May 21 – 22 Celtic Heritage
May 28 – 29 Military History
Lake Anna Winery, 5621 Courthouse Rd., Spotsylvania, Va.
B101.5’s Kristen Nash will be there from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Sunday, May 15.
Ages 6 and up – $10
5 and under – Free

Battle of the Wilderness 152nd Anniversary
Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Meet at Tour Stop 3 Saunders Field on the Wilderness Battlefield
A day full of activities marking the Battle of the Wilderness 152nd Anniversary, including artillery demonstrations, walking tours and a campfire program. A complete schedule of events is available via the hyperlink above.

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown – The Musical
Central Rappahannock Regional Library Headquarters Branch Theatre, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg
Friday, May 6, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 7, 3 and 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 8, 3 p.m.
Treat your entire family to this classic, charming, crowd-pleasing musical, based on Schulz’s classic comic strip. This revival of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” parades you through a day in the life of the ever hopeful Charlie Brown, complete with his sassy little sister Sally (“My New Philosophy”), bossy friend, Lucy (“The Doctor Is In”), her brainy brother Linus (“My Blanket and Me”), piano prodigy Schroeder (“Beethoven Day”), and loveable beagle, Snoopy (“Suppertime”). Will Charlie Brown ever find the meaning of happiness? Come find out.
Suggested donation of $5 per ticket, with a family cap of $20 for the whole family. Payment via cash or check only please.

Bowlers & Tophats Kentucky Derby Watch Party
Saturday, May 7, 4:30 p.m.
The State Theatre, 305 South Main St., Culpeper
Come dressed in your best Kentucky Derby fashion — don’t forget the hat — and enjoy Mint Juleps, live music, special activities, and horse races.
$13 – $25

Mother’s Day Eve at Lake Anna Winery: Live Music, Dancing, Wine and Crepes
Saturday, May 7, 6 – 10 p.m.
Lake Anna Winery, 5621 Courthouse Rd., Spotsylvania, Va.
The fun starts for Mom a day early. The admission fee includes live music with Aaron Noe and his Big Band Sound 14 piece orchestra, a souvenir glass, and a rose for Mom.
Moniques Crepes will be on hand selling their delicious crepes to satisfy your hunger after Mom kicks it up on the dance floor.

Rappahannock Choral Society Spring Concert
Saturday, May 7, 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 8, 3 p.m.
New Location: Riverbend High School Auditorium, 12301 Spotswood Furnace Rd., Fredericksburg.
The 75-voice audition-only Rappahannock Choral Society will present music from the movies.
Tickets $5 – $8, $ children and students are free.

Moms are Free on Mother’s Day at Montpelier
Sunday, May 8, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Montpelier, 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, Va.
Montpelier, home to President James Madison and First Lady Dolley Madison, is offering free admission to mothers of all ages who visit with a paying child. Moms are Free promotion applies exclusively to any Daily Tour. All visitors are asked to check in at the Visitor Center.

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