Hi, Bucket here! Each week on Thursdays, I’ll be telling you about local fun activities you can do here in the Shenandoah Valley with your family for the upcoming weekend. I call it my “Bucket List”! Also, this summer I have a cool game you can play and win prizes, called Bucket’s Buddy Game. If you’d like to learn more about that, just click here!
So what’s going on for the week of 6/29/17 – 7/5/17? Read on below to find out!
With so many 4th of July events going on, it was really hard to pick my featured event for this week! I recommend checking them all out if you can! But I move too slow as a snail, so I’ll be lucky if I just make it in time to see the fireworks at Bryce Resort’s BryceFest.
This year marks their 18th annual celebration for the event! Admission is FREE and will be held on July 1 from 12 pm – 10 pm. They’ll have the following activities and features:
– Local Arts & Crafts Vendors & Food
– Local Wine & Beer
– Live Music by Foundry Street Project and Robbie Limon Band
– Magician/Illusionist, Wes Iseli
– Bryce Summer Activities including, Bryce Bike Park, Zipline Adventure, Summer Tubing, Rockwall, Bungee, & Bounce Houses
– Fireworks at Dusk
If you can’t make it out to Bryce Resort or want another 4th of July festival to attend, then don’t miss Massanutten Resort’s Summer Jam! It will be helf on July 3, from 5 – 10 pm with the firework show starting at 10 pm! They will have the following activities and features:
– RVA Hoop House
– Live Music | Featuring Tusk, Dance Candy, and The Judy Chops!
– Kid’s Corner | Backyard Kerplunk, Bowling, Ring Toss, Giant Jinga, Corn Hole, Face Painting, and Sand Art.
– Food Vendors | Big Fat Daddy’s BBQ, Jack Brown’s Burger Joint, K’s Thai-American Grill, Eastern Star & Grillizza Pizza, and Kona Ice.
– Beer & Wine Garden | Tickets $4. Stay tuned for details.
You can still grab tickets at the advance online price of $15 until July 2. After that, tickets are $20 at the gate. And don’t forget, kids under 7 are FREE!
If festivals aren’t your thing and you’ll be celebrating Independence Day at home with your family and friends, then Mackintosh Fruit Farm might be perfect for you! They have their grand opening on July 4th, from 8 am – 6 pm. You’ll be able to pick up all the fresh fruits, vegetables, and desserts you’ll need for your family BBQ cookout!
If you and your family are in the mood for a movie, you’re in luck. On Friday, June 30th and Saturday, July 1, the Family Drive-In Theatre will be hosting a special event called Meet the Minions! for the opening weekend of Despicable Me 3. You’ll get to meet Stuart, Kevin, and Bob and enjoy a triple feature for this weekend only!
Finally, this week’s Kid’s Camp at the Alamo Drafthouse also features a great movie! From June 30 – July 6, they will be showing the 2016 hit movie Trolls. Remember, ticket prices are up to you how much you want to pay ($1, $3, or $5) with 100% of ticket sales donated to local nonprofits and schools. It’s a great way to see a movie for cheap with your family and contribute to a worthy cause!
Whatever you decide to do, have a safe and happy 4th of July!
Your Adventure Buddy,