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Summer 2016 Events

Scotts Major League Baseball
Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR)

Wednesday, May 4 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

22nd Annual YOUTH Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 7 from 8am-11am at Lake Tams in Gypsy Hill Park
Open to youth 4-15 years of age. Prizes awarded in various categories. FREE on-site registration begins at 7am

Spring Plant Swap: The Best Things in Life are Free
Saturday, May 14 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 pe¬rennials, trees, or shrubs. Pull together the houseplants, seeds, or extra annuals you have and trade them in 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!

12th Annual SENIOR Fishing Derby

Saturday, May 21 from 8am-11am at Lake Tams in
Gypsy Hill Park
Open to all adults 50+years of age. FREE on-site
registration begins at 7:30am.

Children’s Farmers Market at Staunton Jams
Saturday, May 21 from 1pm-5pm, Downtown.
Join us at the Spring Staunton Jams! Staunton Parks and Recreation will be providing an interac¬tive Children’s Farmers Market of sorts while the adults enjoy the musical entertainment. Children will enjoy a gardening experience, paint with vegetables, and “sell” their goods at the market. Staunton Jams will be rockin’ from 12noon 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.

Gypsy Food Truck Roundup
2nd Saturday of the month in June, July and August.
Gypsy Hill Park. 12pm-3pm.

Staunton Parks & Recreation is proud to bring back the
Gypsy Food Truck Roundup! During the 2nd Saturday
of the month in June, July and August food trucks will
be gathering near the Gypsy Hill Park bandstand from
12pm-5pm. Many trucks will be returning from last
year with some new additions! Free event, simply pay
for your own food. Please bring a blanket or a lawn
chair to each event, which may include unstructured
children’s activities. Rain or shine.
* 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.

Family Night Out
Friday, July 8 from 6pm-9pm
Children and families enjoy free activities through 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

2nd Annual Illuminate 5K Run/ Walk Race and ‘80s Bowie Tribute
Saturday, July 16
6:30pm Gypsy Hill Park for food and music
9pm for the race

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 Bandstand with an ‘80s dance party–Illumination Vibration, complete with live bands playing 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. Glow accessories will be available for purchase (while supplies last). During and after the race, refuel with local food trucks and run to the beat of a live David Bowie tribute featuring local bands, hosted by WQSV 106.3 at the bandstand. Put together your best outfit and have a great time, last year was a blast! Register early to save $5 and have your shirt size reserved. Race entry: $20pp till July 9, day of race entry fee: $25pp. All race competitors must check– in by 8pm.
REGISTER ONLINE HERE *include tshirt size

Bike & Walk to Work Day
Friday, May 20 from 7:30- 9:30am, the Wharf and Johnson Street
May 20 is National Bike to Work Day! In Staunton, we are celebrating and encouraging people to bike and walk to work by hosting a commuter breakfast Downtown in the Wharf parking lot. Stop by for coffee, light breakfast food, music, gear giveaways and door prizes. Can’t make the breakfast, but still want to participate? No problem! Log your commute here to be entered in the prize drawing. We want to see you on Facebook and Instagram too. Use hashtags #stauntonbikeday or #stauntonwalkday with a photo of your commute, or a selfie! Sharing a little information about your commute will help Staunton in its forthcoming Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. For more information, contact Ann Cundy, Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, or (540) 885-5174.



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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 10


June 24


July 8

American Graffiti – Cruise In – Vintage cars welcomed

July 22

The Good Dinosaur

Aug. 5

Star Wars – The Force Awakens – Special evening with costume contest

The Stonewall Brigade Band

(8pm, Mondays)

June 6 Opening Concert
June 13 Flag Day Concert
June 20 Park Bandstand Favorites
June 27 American History through Music- Independence Day
July 3 Joint concert with Ovation Singers for America’s Birthday Celebration- Time TBA
July 11 Old Fashioned Concert in the Park
July 18 Kids’ Concert in the Park. 7pm Ronald McDonald Show; 8pm: Concert
July 25 Around The World, Through the Years
Aug. 1 A Tuneful Potpourri
Aug. 8 British Band Classics, Gustav Holst and friends
Aug. 15 Folk Songs in symphonic style, marches, show tunes, jazz
Aug. 22 British Band Classics with Irish and German accents
Aug. 29 “Best of the Season”
Oct. 3 Fall rehearsals begin every Monday in the band building at 8pm. New members welcome.
*vote for your favorites online at

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

July 5 Celebration Kickoff: Emcee-Russ Whitesell/WNLR, Opening- Mayor Carolyn Dull Kathy Allen, Faithful Praise, The Crestmen, Dixie Pony Rides, Area Ministry Displays
July 12 Linden Heights Night: Oshie Mellon, Linden Trio, Terry Barrett, The Coachmen
July 19 Forgiven Trio, Village Worship Band, Spirit Led
July 26 Bluegrass Night: West Wind Bluegrass, Blue Mountain Sunrise
Aug. 2 Scott Cash & Friends, The Crawford Brothers
Aug. 9 TBA, Heavens Mountain Band
Aug. 16 Teen Night: free pizza, drinks, giveaways. Brian Bence Gospel Magic, Chad Steven Ministry Holy Hip Hop, Covenant Band Jammin with Jesus
Aug. 23 Heather Snow, Sierra Losh, Southern Grace
Aug. 30 Julie Bernstein, Timmy Williamson, Faithful Men

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

July 6 7pm: Page County Ramblers  8pm Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice
July 13 7pm: TBA    8pm: Mark Templeton and Pocket Change
July 20 7pm: TBA    8pm: Little Roy and Lizzy Show
July 27 7pm: TBA     8pm: Charlie Fraizer and the Virginia Ramblers
Aug. 3 7pm: TBA    8pm: Big Country Bluegrass Band
Aug. 10 7pm: TBA    8pm: Donnie Mason and In the Tradition
Aug. 17 7pm: TBA    8pm: Joe Mullins and Radio Ramblers
Aug. 24 7pm: Westwind Bluegrass Band   8pm: Goldwing Express

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 7 Just Jazzin’ Big Band: A variety from the golden age of swing through contemporary  composers
July 14 Cengiz Quartet: Los Angeles bebop pianist meets jazz standards
July 21 Vosbein-Magee Big Band: The Valley’s newest big band playing music you won’t  hear anywhere else July 28 Black Betty: The blues pinup beckons the sounds of Dinah Washington and Ruth Brown
Aug. 4 Kane-West Organ Trio: Featuring guitar legend Randy Johnston
Aug. 11 Dixie Power Trio: Funky Cajon/blues/Zydeco/streetbeat jazz…terrific entertainment!
Aug. 18 ZuZu’s Hot Five: Stomps, rambles, lowdown blues, pop ballads…prohibition era  jazz at its best
Aug. 25 Matt Smiley Quartet: Colorado bassist doing lots of standards from the great  American songbook Sept. 1 John D’earth Quintet: Jazz & compositions by its leader; his own vision  of straight-ahead

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