Year-round, a Massanutten-focused adventure is one that’s designed to inspire visitors. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure, resort-style excitement, or relaxing moments in between, Massanutten has something for you. In the spring, this part of Virginia also hosts a calendar of events that are sure to provide a great time for everyone. From festivals and live music to fishing extravaganzas, be sure to check out these can’t-miss spring events in Massanutten and see how many you can add to your itinerary!

Enjoy time at ValleyFest This Spring

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A getaway to the scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia is always exciting for travelers. That said, visitors who are planning on enjoying time here in the spring will have even more to enjoy, particularly if they’re in town during May. This is when the highly anticipated annual ValleyFest comes to Massanutten Resort.

This year, ValleyFest will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2024, from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Set on the slopes of Massanutten Resort, ValleyFest is an experience that combines music, food, and art with proceeds going to a variety of community initiatives that are supported by the Rotary Clubs of Rockingham and Harrisonburg counties alike. Tickets can be purchased via the early bird special for $20 a person between March 15th and April 15th. Advance ticket prices are $30 per person from April 16th to May 24th, and day-of tickets will cost $40. If you plan to purchase tickets in person, they can be found at the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, The Market, or The General Store. Note Military discounts are available, and children 7 and under get in free.

While the 2024 musical performers are still being finalized, notable 2023 acts included The Barons, Vertigo Red, Totally Stoked, and Mike Davis. This eclectic blend of genres ensures there’s something everyone will enjoy. In addition to an exciting musical lineup that will have you dancing all day, guests can also look forward to mouthwatering treats from a variety of local vendors. Previous years have seen Bayou Kitchen, Sherri’s Crab Cakes, Just Fries, and Posh Fairy Floss Cotton Candy just to name a few!

A visit to ValleyFest is also an opportunity for guests to browse a variety of arts and crafts vendors. Homemade candles, fair trade apparel, and accessories, as well as wreaths, jewelry, yarn, and retail items from Massanutten Resort, are all available to purchase during ValleyFest. It’s a spring event Massanutten visitors simply won’t want to miss!

Book a Spring Performance

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Just a quick 30-minute drive from Massanutten in Harrisonburg, VA., you’ll find the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. A hub for local theater and music, the Forbes Center has an epic lineup of shows that range from the kid-friendly Sponge Bob Musical to chamber choir singers, JMU Symphony Orchestra, and even classics from Puccini. Whether you’re looking for a night of cultural indulgence or something the whole family will love, their spring calendar doesn’t disappoint. Check out their current shows as you plan your Massanutten vacation, and support local theater during your stay!

Elkton Kids Fishing Day

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A Massanutten getaway in May is typically a chance for travelers with kids who like to cast a line to participate in the Elkton Kids Fishing Day event. This gathering often happens in mid-May and is hosted in waters near the Elkton Area Community Center. The event is often held between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm and is open to participants 15 and under. Bring your own gear and enjoy a 6-trout limit with an included lunch and goodie bags to follow!

Book Today and Enjoy These Massanutten Events

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Taking time to enjoy a getaway to Massanutten is always a good idea. Travelers who book accommodations through Vacation Properties Made Simple can rest assured that luxury, comfort, and style will always be a part of the experience as well. Reach out today to learn more about our exciting property options and to get started planning your spring trip with these Massanutten events!