Southside Virginia might be a quiet community of charming small towns and beautiful rural landscapes, but that doesn’t mean it’s not packed full of fun events and things to do. If you’re looking for a great way to get out and celebrate the summer, then LakeFest is an event you don’t want to miss!
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2019 Virginia Lake Festival.
So… What’s the Virginia Lake Festival?
Where to begin? It’s a weekend of… everything. There are hot air balloon rides, sand sculptures, food vendors, live performers, artisans and crafters, helicopter rides, antique cars, fireworks, and over 100,000 visitors. Oh, and did we mention it’s also “One of the Top 20 Festivals in the Southeast,” according to Southeast Tourism Magazine?
It’s kind of a big deal.
When and Where?
The fun starts Thursday, July 18th and runs through Saturday July 20th. There are a number of different events and a few locations, but for the most part, all the action is happening in Downtown Clarksville or at the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber (105 2nd Street).
More Details of LakeFest
LakeFest kicks off on Thursday evening with hot air balloon rides. The sand sculpting begins Friday morning, and there will be live music and food vendors around all day.
Saturday morning starts with over 200 vendors and balloonists drifting over the lake. There will also be a juried arts and crafts show, tons of food options, helicopter rides, and an antique car show.
Come nightfall, boats will gather on Buggs Island Lake for a closing finale of fireworks over the water. All in all, it’s going to be a pretty spectacular event.
Looking for More Events in Southside Virginia?
Looking for more ways to get out and have some fun in South Central Virginia? We’ve got you covered. From parks and rec to shopping and dining to community events, we’ve got the lowdown on all things Southside and Halifax County. We can tell you all about the Lake Life Summer Series (happening now!) the Cantaloupe Festival (late July), Halifax Farmers Market (also ongoing)… and many more. Check it out!
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