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Upcoming Events & Festivals

Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers is pleased to promote food and beverage events around the Commonwealth.

If you'd like to submit an event for listing, please click here. Your submission will be reviewed and listed if approved. Generally, events will appear on our calendar three months prior to the event starting date.

Thanks for supporting food and drink events and festivals around Virginia!

Williamsburg Restaurant Week - Williamsburg

Visit a variety of Williamsburg area restaurants for Restaurant Week specials.
Website: http://williamsburgarearestaurants.com/

C-Ville Restaurant Week - Charlottesville

For any diner who has ever dreamed about fine dining without breaking the bank, Restaurant Week is that dream… come true. Modeled on similar events in other cities, this is seven days of good food and good fun. Diners get to choose from each participating restaurant’s special prix fixe menu and enjoy three courses— typically an appetizer, an entree, and dessert— for just $29 or $39.
Website: http://www.c-villerestaurantweek.com/

Chocolate Lovers Festival - Fairfax

The Chocolate Lovers Festival, an annual two-day festival, features activities for all to enjoy. In 2020, the festival will be held Friday, January 31 for Liquid Chocolate only from 6-8pm, Saturday, February 1 from 10am-6pm and Sunday, February 2 from 12-4pm. Join us for the Taste of Chocolate, the Chocolate Challenge, the Kiwanis BBQ Lunch and Craft Show, open houses at historic buildings and much more. The Chocolate Lovers Festival was developed in 1992 as a joint effort to draw visitors to Old Town Fairfax, to encourage community participation and to foster cooperation among the city government, the business community and local residents. The first festival was held in February 1993 and continues an annual tradition with "love of chocolate" as a unifying theme. This popular festival continues to attract chocolate lovers from around the country.
Website: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/special-events/chocolate-lovers-festival

Virginia Beach Restaurant Week - Virginia Beach

SO MANY CHOICES,SUCH LITTLE TIME! This extraordinary dining event is your chance to dine out at Virginia Beach's finest restaurants. Try somewhere new or go back to a family favorite. Virginia Beach Restaurant Week offers delicious flavors from around the world.
Website: https://www.vabeachrestaurantweek.com/

Bacchus Wine & Food Festival - Newport News

Bacchus, the God of Nature, Vine and Wine! The Virginia Living Museum’s 15th annual Bacchus Wine & Food Festival – a Best of the 757 Gala! Enjoy delicious samplings of fine wines. samplings from local restaurants and an eclectic mix of live music, entertainment and games. Mingle with friends and colleagues among the beautiful museum galleries and exhibits. Want even more? Start with the VIP reception (6-7pm). We’ve reserved the best of the best for the Divine Reception. For a full hour enjoy exclusive samplings and priority access to all restaurants in a relaxing atmosphere. Not just a taste, we’ll fill your VIP glass with highly rated wines (90 points or more). Enjoy divine music. VIP parking is a breeze, close by. You’ll be more than ready for the Main Event at 7pm $125 (includes main event). The event supports science education at the Museum.
Website: https://thevlm.org/bacchus-festival-2020/

Suffolk Restaurant Week - Suffolk

From Suffolk's best-kept culinary secrets to national award winning restaurants, Suffolk Restaurant Week promises a savory blend of the city's signature flavors. During this culinary showcase, participating eateries offer chef-created delicacies and simple three-course, price fixed menus at the deluxe ($10 breakfast/$10 lunch/$20 dinner), premier ($15 lunch/$30 dinner) or ultimate ($20 lunch/$40 dinner) levels for lunch and/or dinner.
Website: http://www.visitsuffolkva.com/373/Restaurant-Week

Appomattox Oyster & Seafood Festival - Appomattox

The Appomattox Oyster & Seafood Festival is presented by the Appomattox County Historical Society and is hosted at the Clover Hill Village. The Appomattox Oyster & Seafood Festival is a family event and has activities for kids to keep them busy! Attendees are entertained by live music throughout the day performed by local artists. The proceeds from this annual event helps to repair, maintain and improve the Clover Hill Village. 11a-6p. We will have Breweries, Distilleries, Wineries, food vendors and various craft vendors, activities for all ages! Ticket information on Facebook “@APX.OysterFest” and our FB event page. Ticket prices are $15 in Advance ($25 at the Gate); $10 for DDrivers, Non-Drinkers, 13+ yrs; $5 for 6-12 yrs; Under 5 yrs FREE. Discounts for military, 1st responders & group discounts.

Rollin' on the River Food Truck Rodeo - Radford

The day kicks off with the Radford University 'Highlander Half Marathon and 5K'. After the races, the Rollin' on the River Food Truck Rodeo will feature over 25 food trucks, live music and children's activities.
Website: https://www.visitradford.com/

Crab Cake Week - Various

Last June, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay held Richmond’s first ever Crab Cake Week, and it will be back for 2020! Throughout this week (June 1st – June 7th), participating restaurants will showcase their tasty crab cake meals while raising awareness about Virginia's relationship to the Bay and the importance of clean water for the food we love. Crab Cake Week will be a great way to celebrate our state’s fantastic restaurant community while enjoying one of our region’s tastiest treats. Participating restaurants will be serving crab cakes throughout the week and using only sustainably-sourced blue crabs from the Chesapeake Bay. 10% of all crab cake sales throughout the week will be donated back to the Alliance to support the mission to lead, support, and inspire local action to restore and protect the lands, rivers, and streams of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Website: https://www.allianceforthebay.org/news-and-events/crabcakeweek/

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