Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Engine 1 "Wet Down & Housing" Ceremony

10 Weekend Events for July 15 – 17

by | Jul 16, 2016 | Events

Compiled by Susan Larson. Photo from the Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire Department‎.

A selection of events in the region for July 15 – 17, 2016. Click the hyperlinks for more information.

Thursday through Sunday, July 14 – 17
Fredericksburg Expo Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
Each year HISTORICON draws about 3500-4000 people from around the world and around 100 vendors offering everything you need to recreate military battles from across history or alternate battles drawn from your own imagination. Scenarios can range from historical ancients to history making moderns, while some even create games from the rich worlds of Sci-Fi and Fantasy. There are tournaments, seminars and a Hobby University of painting classes and events. Activities go from 8am until the wee hours. If you are a gamer, military history buff and within driving distance you should try and make it – even for just the day – you will love it!
$15 – $50 Youth 14 and younger are free

Sounds of Summer Concert Series
The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center’s Friday night concerts are held from 7 – 9 p.m. in historic Market Square at 907 Princess Anne St, in downtown Fredericksburg.
July 15 – David Childers and the Serpents

History at Sunset
The National Park Service’s 15th annual History at Sunset programs begin at 7 p.m., and run about 90 minutes. Visitors are advised to be prepared for walking trails and fields—so wear sturdy shoes, and bring water and bug repellant. Visitors should also bring a small flashlight for use in the low-light conditions at the end of each program.
July 15: John Hennessy: Falmouth: The Rappahannock, War, and Freedom. Meet at the former Grizzle Center, 60 Butler Road, Falmouth, 22405.

Family Fun Campfire
Friday, July 15, 7 – 8 p.m.
Lake Anna State Park, 6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania, Va. — at the Campfire Ring
Join the ranger for music, stories and more around a campfire. You never know what surprises are in store and of course, there will be marshmallows to roast.
If weather is unsuitable, the program may be cancelled. Call the Visitor Center at (540) 854-6245 by 5:00 p.m. to check on program status.

Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Spotsylvania Towne Centre, 137 Spotsylvania Mall Dr,, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407
First Ever Fredcon features comic creators, vendors, an artist alley, games and more.

Fossil Hike at Westmoreland State Park
Saturday, July 16, 3 to 4 p.m.
Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross, Va. 22520
Do sharks live in the Potomac? Find out on this hike to fossil beach. Discover the remnants of Westmoreland’s ancient history, fossils, and where to find them. Be prepared to get your feet wet.

Fredericksburg Football Club First Round Playoff Game
Saturday, July 16
4 – 4:30 p.m. – Scrimmage for U8 – U10 players
5 p.m. – Game begins
University of Mary Washington Battleground Athletic Complex at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Stadium
The Fredericksburg Football Club’s (FFC) National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) team will battle it out with New Jersey Copa Football Club in the first round of the 2016 NPSL Playoffs.
Food will be available for purchase from Famous Dave’s, and the team is sponsoring a beer garden with $2 selected beers. There will be a half-time penalty kick contest for young players.
Admission is free for anyone wearing FFC gear; $5 for others.

Bluemont Summer Concert Series
Saturday evening 7:30 p.m. concerts in Fredericksburg at Maury Stadium. In the event of bad weather the concert will be held at James Monroe High School.
July 16 – Hard Swimming’ Fish – funk infused blues
$5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends, $2 for kids under 12.

Rescue Engine 1 “Wet Down & Housing” Ceremony
Sunday, July 17, 3 – 6 p.m.
Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire Department, 7200 Courthouse Commons Blvd., Spotsylvania, Virginia 22551
Join the fire department crew as they place their 2016 Pierce Velocity Rescue Engine 1 into service. There will be a short ceremony and wetdown and push in of the apparatus. Refreshments provided by the Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.”

Stafford Songfest Sunday
Sunday, July 17, 5 – 7 p.m.
Celebration Stage at John Lee Pratt Memorial Park
Moonshine (Rock ‘n’ Roll/Blues). Pack a picnic dinner. Admission is $10.00 per car. Concessions will be available. Concerts will be held rain or shine.

Adding One More!
Rude Mechanicals presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance
Saturday, July 16, 7 p.m.
Central Rappahannock Regional Library Headquarters Branch theatre, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Tickets are available at the door or online at http://piratesofpenzances.brownpapertickets.com/

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