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Top 6 Things to do in Abingdon this Summer

Thursday Jams: May 18th-July 20th, 2017

Enjoy FREE music each Thursday night at the Farmer’s Market Pavilion during Abingdon music experience event. All shows start at 7PM.  The kick-off of fun, music filled evenings is this Thursday, May 18th.  See a full list of bands here:


Plum Alley Day: May 27th, 2017

This annual event is a favorite for residents & visitors alike. The historic Plump Alley that runs between Main & Valley Streets is closed for multiple activities for guest to enjoy. The day is fun-filled with something for all ages from yard sales, music, dancing & a variety of kid-friendly activities.

More info on this annual event can be found here:


Abingdon Farmer’s Market: Open Year Round, Summer hours: Tuesdays (3PM-6PM) & Saturdays(8AM-1PM)

Enjoy high quality Locally Grown Foods & Handcrafted Items during the market. It is a community event that is a pleasurable experience by getting the chance to chat with neighbors, friends & local farmers. It is a great place to get your favorite Fresh Veggies, Meats, Eggs & More while supporting Local Farmers/Artisans.

Find out why Abingdon’s Farmers Market is so popular & get a full list of vendors at


Bike/Hike on the VA Creeper Trail

This 34 mile trail is popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. It is open year round for hiking, biking or horse back riding. Stretching from Abingdon through Damascus to its highest point at Whitetop (near the NC line), the trail offers beautiful scenery and a chance to relax and unplug. Plan a family trip or gather a group of friends for an enjoyable day out this summer.

Find trail maps, bike rental/shuttles & more info on the trail here 


Catch a Show at the iconic Barter Theatre

Weather not cooperating with your outdoor plans? Cool off/avoid the rain by planning a trip to the Barter and enjoy a show. Whether you are a comedy, drama or musical fan there is a show for all at the Barter Theatre this summer. With its rich history, it has been a popular destination for visitors and locals for years. While in Downtown Abingdon, don’t forget to stop by the local shops for antiques or unique treasures or grab lunch at one of the local restaurants.

Check out the full list of upcoming shows here 


Virginia Highlands Festival: July 29th -August 6th, 2017

This annual event is a tradition that locals and out of towners look forward to each year. The festival offers many unique items from talented artisans, delicious food, outstanding antiques, great music & numerous activities. Enjoy family fun during this week long festival.

More info on this year’s festival can be found at 


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