The annual Wytheville Chautauqua Festival is eight days of fantastic art, all manner of live music, hot air balloon rally, a parade, food, and so much more. June 15th through the 22nd, 2019, in Wytheville, Virginia.
Come get a taste of Virginia at the annual Wytheville Chautauqua Festival, held each year on the third Saturday of June. The weeks festivities occur in and around Wytheville's Elizabeth Brown Park, which is just a few blocks south of the downtown area.
The Wytheville Chautauqua focuses on the art and musical talent of the region with a variety of exhibitions and events. Topics include art and photography, flowers and tables, toys and dolls, quilting and needlework, and a pet show.
The festivities kick off downtown with the Chautauqua Festival Parade on Saturday, June 15th, at 10am.
There will also be LOTS of great live music. The festival main stage will present a different musical theme each night. Regional and national performers will present country & western, folk, gospel, jazz, rock, bluegrass, and more. Festival goers are encouraged to pull up a lawn chairs or blankets for an evening of rousing, FREE entertainment.
Many of the region's best food trucks and vendors will be on hand, too!
Cap off the festival with the challenging Chautauqua 5K Road Race. The Chautauqua 5K race course circles Elizabeth Brown Memorial Park in Downtown Wytheville, VA. June 22, 8am. Learn more and register to participate.
Chautauqua Hot Air Balloon Rally
One of the biggest draws at the Chautauqua Festival is the Hot Air Balloon Rally, held at Wytheville Community College (1000 E Main St, Wytheville, Virginia 24382).
The rally kicks off on Friday, June 14th, with a Hot Air Balloon Glow from 7pm to 10pm. If you've never attended a balloon glow, this is one spectacle you need to see in person! Nothing can prepare your for the majestic beauty that is numerous, inner-lit hot air balloons filling the night sky. Breathtaking.
The Balloon Rally continues through to the morning of the 16th with a series of morning and afternoon flights. Come see the balloons and meet the pilots!
2019 Event Schedule
Chautauqua Festival Pageant - June 1
Art and Photography Show - June 13 - 23
Hot Air Balloon Glow - June 14
Balloon Rally Morning Flight - June 15
Chautauqua Parade 2019 - June 15
Balloon Rally Afternoon Flight - June 15
Balloon Rally Morning Flight - June 16
Toy & Doll Show - June 17 - 19
Quilt and Needlework Show - June 18 - 19
Big Band Jazz Concert - June 19
Pet Show - June 20
Festival Flower & Table Show - June 20 - 22
Chautauqua 5K Road Race - June 22
Wytheville Chautauqua Festival
June 15 - 22, 2019
Elizabeth Brown Memorial Park
250 S 4th St, Wytheville, VA 24382
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