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Six quick ideas for your weekend around Fredericksburg

MORE EVENTS: Check out our full calendar of events.

RELATED: Expect beautiful weather for Saturday’s Walk for Mental Wellness in downtown Fredericksburg.

The Rappahannock River may still be raging, but the rain is gone. The weekend ahead calls for sunny skies with high temps in the mid-70s. Here are a few ideas (besides cutting grass and tending your garden) to celebrate the beautiful weather.

First Friday lets arts talent shine in Fredericksburg


This year marks the 10th anniversary of the “Art of Recovery” exhibit, which always occurs in May to coincide with National Mental Health Month. In celebration, a special presentation has been planned called “Art, Expression, Light,” named for a quote by Walt Whitman, for First Friday festivities at PONSHOP.

Find out more here.

Founders Day in Stafford: County marks its 350th anniversary


Residents looking for some entertainment that comes with a history lesson will not have to look far this weekend. Stafford County will mark a milestone with its Founders Day event.

Here’s everything you need to know about the celebration.

Events commemorate beginnings and battles


Relive the battles of Spotsylvania Court House and Wilderness at this weekend’s re-enactments in Spotsylvania.

Check out this guide to the big events.

Spring Fling Family Dance at the Y

UPDATE: This event scheduled at the YMCA has been canceled.

ymcaThe event provides an opportunity for parents, children and grandparents to step out in their finest and join together in an evening of dancing, games, prizes and refreshments in an enchanting atmosphere with spring decorations. A professional photographer will be on-site to capture the magic of the moment for families.

Here are the details.

‘Willy Wonka Junior’ live


That long-standing favorite cautionary tale of a majestic gadget-filled candy factory will be tantalizing the taste buds and inspiring the dreams of children as Stage Door Productions brings “Willy Wonka” to life this weekend.

Find more details here.

Mickie James to headline Ladysmith Day festival

ladysmithdayThe Ladysmith Day Festival, held every spring, brings friends, families and local businesses together for a day of fun and games outside. This year, Virginia native and country music singer Mickie James will be at the festival. James was also a professional wrestler, but on Saturday, she’ll belt out tunes for festival attendees.

Find more here.

MORE EVENTS: Check out our full calendar of events.


  • Mayme Parks Brintzenhofe

    How about a charity cruise to Luray and back. Motorcycle or car old or new .Relay for Life Team FIESTY FEET is putting on a ride starting a Daugherty’s on rt 1 in Stafford
    Registration starts at 8 ride to leave at 10 qm breakfast served
    for info email me thanks