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Summer 2015 Events


Gypsy Food Truck Roundup!
Staunton Parks & Recreation is proud to present the Gypsy
Food Truck Frenzy! Every 3rd Saturday of the month from May-August, food trucks will be gathering in Gypsy Hill Park from noon–5pm. This monthly event will feature valley favorites such as Rocktown Slops, Flavor Savor BBQ, Mashita, Mamas Caboose, Cuz & ‘Em Southern Cooking and Seafood, Blue Ridge Pizza Co, The Bavarian Chef, Gloria's Pupuseria, Buckshot’s Barbeque, Delicious Dishe, BBQ Bar and more! Admission is free and open to the public, simply pay for your own food. Please bring a blanket or a lawn chair to each event, which may include children’s activities and music. Rain or shine. More details coming in our Summer 2015 brochure and our Facebook page.
* In conjunction with this special event held by the city,
food trucks will be permitted in the park only on these
days and only if registered with Staunton Parks & Recreation.
Interested food truck vendors, please call (540) 332-3945.

Kids Matter Day
Saturday, May 2 from 10am-1pm at the Gypsy Hill Park Gym
Kids Matter Day has armed as many as 500 kids in a
single day with tools to fight abuse, abduction and injury.
Children and parents from Staunton, Waynesboro, and
Augusta County are invited to visit safety stations provided
by local community organizations to receive dental
imprints, passport photos, first aid information and much
more. FREE, for more information call Staunton Parks and
Recreation at (540) 332-3945.

Aquafina Major League Baseball
Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR)
Wednesday, May 6 at Jerry May Field, Gypsy Hill Park
Join more than 500,000 boys and girls (ages 7–14)
during this exciting baseball skills competition that provides
the opportunity to showcase your pitching, hitting and
running abilities. PHR participants can advance through
four levels of competition, including Local and Sectional
competitions, Team Championship events at all 30 Major
League ballparks and the National Finals at the MLB
All–Star Game. Come out to the location competition!
FREE onsite registration from 5:30–6pm. (No metal cleats
allowed for the competition.)

Spring Plant Swap: The Best Things
in Life are Free

Saturday, May 9 at 9am Montgomery Hall Park Admin
Building. Back by popular demand: the Staunton Parks &
Recreation Spring Plant Swap. Ready for a change in your
yard? Dig up those unwanted perennials, trees, or shrubs.
Pull together the houseplants, seeds, or extra annuals and
trade them for something new! Plant drop off & voucher
assignment begins at 9am and continues until 10:45am.
Door prizes and swapping begins promptly at 11am. Not
sure how a plant swap works? Bring in your perennials,
herbs, trees, shrubs, seeds, annuals or houseplants. Parks
staff will assign a value to them and give you vouchers for
that value. When we begin, you may use your vouchers to
“purchase” new plants for your yard. No registration fee.
Complimentary snacks provided. Free event!

Friday, May 15 from 6:30pm-8:30pm Gypsy Hill Park Gym
Family Flix special indoor presentation of FROZEN! The
sing-a-long version! This special showing of Frozen in the
Gypsy Hill Gym is completely free, but will be filled with
special surprises for everyone. Come dressed as your
favorite character from the movie, or just come and enjoy
the event. Everyone is encouraged to bring a fold out chair
or blanket to the gym to see this instant classic on our
huge 20ft screen. Popcorn and drinks will be available for

Children’s Farmers Market at Staunton Jams
Saturday, May 16 from 1–5pm
Join us at the Spring Staunton Jams! Staunton Parks and Recreation and Project GROWS will be co–sponsoring an interactive Children’s Farmers Market of sorts while the adults enjoy the musical entertainment. Children can enjoy a gardening experience, paint with natural vegetable dyes,
“sell” their goods at the market and learn about worm farms. Staunton Jams will be rockin’ from noon to 10pm. FREE EVENT. For more information about the Children’s Market, call (540) 332–3945. For information about Staunton Jams, call:(540) 885–9988

Family Night Out
Friday, July 24 from 6–9pm. Children and families can enjoy free activities throughout the District at Downtown businesses on Beverley Street and in the Wharf. Celebrate the Summer with crafts, giveaways, wagon rides, games and more! For more information visit

‘80s Throwback Day at Gypsy Hill Park Pool
Saturday, July 18, 11am–5pm
$1 admission and a DJ at the pool spinning ‘80s music

Illuminate 5K Run/Walk ‘80s Throwback Race
Saturday, July 18 at 9pm Gypsy Hill Park
Light up the night as you run/walk the course in ‘80s gear and LED lights originating in Gypsy Hill Park and finishing at the Gypsy Hill Gym with an ‘80s dance party–Illumination Vibration, complete with DJ spinning the latest dance music mixed with your favorite ‘80s jams and plenty of LED lights and lasers to light up the evening until 10:45pm. Prizes will be awarded for race winners and for creativity of attire. Race participants will receive a t–shirt, special LED bracelet, and LED glasses. Glow accessories will be available for purchase (while supplies last). Race entry: $20pp till July 1, day of race entry fee: $25pp. All competitors must check–in by 8pm.

Youth & Senior Fishing Derby
Postponed until 2016 due to Lake Tams renovation.

All Girl Conference
New format for the All Girl Conference! Each month from
October to May, we will hold workshops. Most workshops
will be held on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1–3pm
at various locations between Staunton, Waynesboro and
Augusta County. Workshops include a light lunch and
door prizes. Attend at least 4 of the 8 months to receive
entry into grand prize drawing and receive the 2015
AGC t-shirt in May! Pre-registration required for each
workshop (some require parent permission). Sign up for
workshops by doing three things: (1) Like our Facebook
page: (2) Click on
the “Event” (3) Click “Join” and we will send you any
additional info.




To view a 8.5x14 printable lineup, go here.

The Stonewall Brigade Band
(8pm, Mondays)

June 1 Season Opener
June 8 The band plays music from the theater, the concert, the church, the movies, and the radio
June 15 Annual Flag Day Concert
June 23 Around the World, Through the Years
June 30 American History through Music–Celebrating Independence Day
July 6 Old Fashioned Concert in the Park
July 13 Kids’ Concert in the Park. 7pm Ronald McDonald Show, 8pm Concert
July 20 20th Century Band Favorites
July 27 A Tuneful Potpourri
August 3 Once In 823 years
August 10 British Band Classics I
August 17 Folks songs, Voluntaries, Brooklyn, and Swing Bands
August 24 British Band Classics II
August 31 Best of the Season--vote for your favorites from this year on our web site

Tuesdays: Praise in the Park
(7pm, Tuesdays. Hosted by Linden Heights Baptist Church)

July 7 7pm: Heather Snow; 7:30pm: Roger Decker, 8pm: Spirit Led
July 14 7pm: Kathy Allen; 7:30pm: Sierra Losh, 8pm: Southern Grace
July 21 7pm: Staunton Choral Society, 8pm: Jonahtan King & Tina Persinger
July 28 7pm: Fidelis; 8pm: The Allreds
August 4 7pm: Teen Night: Rise; 8pm: Covenant
August 11 7pm: Heaven’s Mountain Band; 8pm: Virginia-Carolina Band
August 18 7pm: The Finney’s; 8pm: The Crawford Brothers
August 25 7pm: Timmy Williamson; 8pm: Faithful Men


Bluegrass in the Park
(7pm, Wednesdays. Hosted by Staunton Parks & Recreation.)

July 8 7pm: Hound Dog Hill; 8pm: In the Tradition
July 15 7pm: Page County Ramblers; 8pm: Mark Templeton and Pocket Change
July 22 7pm: Last Minute Band; 8pm: Little Roy and Lizzy show
July 29 7pm: Frog Pond Pickers; 8pm: Virginia Ramblers
Aug. 5 7pm: Grassy Ridge; 8pm: The Roys
Aug. 12 7pm: High Ground; 8pm: Goldwing Express
Aug. 19 7pm: Flatbroke; 8pm: Big Country Bluegrass band
Aug. 26 7pm: Westwind Bluegrass Band; 8pm: Joe Mullins and Radio Ramblers


Jazz in the Park
(7pm, Thursdays.*New Hours: 7pm-9pm* Rain or Shine! Bring a lawn chair or blanket, concessions available) For more information, call Lew or Lisa Morrison (540)337-6944

July 9 Sentimental Journey–18 piece big band
July 16 Vince Lewis/Dwight Spencer Quartet: two extraordinary guitarists featuring virtuoso bassist Victor Dvoskin.
July 23 Kane–West Organ Trio: featuring nationally acclaimed guitarist Randy Johnson
July 30 Mill Street Ramblers: six piece traditional New Orleans Dixieland band
August 6 Robert Jospe’ and Inner Rhythm: high energy world beat with Latin flavor
August 13 Dixie Power Trio: funky Cajon/blues/Zydeco streetbeat jazz
August 20 Bay Area Jazz Project: featuring one of D.C.’s top vocalists Lena Seikaly
August 27 S.p.l.a.a.a.t. Quintet– classic jazz standards along with Sinatra specialist, Danny Barrale

Family Night Flix
(Family-oriented movies start at dusk usually between 8:30pm and 9:15pm. Concessions available for purchase. Weather cancellation line is (540) 332-3947.)

June 5 Pitch Perfect
June 19 Paddington
July 17 Dirty Dancing ‘80s Throwback Night
July 31 The Mask
August 14 Annie

August 28- The Outsiders

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