There’s a busy weekend ahead for parents in Central Virginia. Many families will celebrate high school graduations this weekend.
Graduation for Lynchburg City Schools will be held on Sunday, June 2 at both high schools.
Heritage High School will hold graduation at 8:30 a.m. in the field house. E.C. Glass will hold graduation at 3 p.m. in the auditorium.
Although both ceremonies are open to ticket holders only, there will be many graduation parties held afterwards for families and friends.
Amherst County High School will hold graduation on Friday, May 31 at 7 p.m. in the Vines Center at Liberty University.
William Campbell Combined School will hold graduation on Saturday, June 1 at 11 a.m. in the Vines Center at L.U.
Bedford County high schools and the other Campbell County high schools will hold their graduations next week and weekend.
Heritage High School’s outdoor track is the site for Relay for Life this weekend. The opening ceremony will be held on Friday at 7 p.m.
The Survivors’ Lap will begin at 7:15. The Luminaria Ceremony at 9:15 features the Lynchburg Fire & EMS Pipes and Drums. Closing ceremony will be held on Saturday at 5:30 a.m.
Teams will walk the track all night to raise money for the American Cancer Society. There will be food vendors, entertainment, games and live music all night. All are welcome.
Friday Cheers will be held at Riverfront Festival Park on Friday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. This week’s entertainment will be provided by Seven Mile Ford.
Uncle Billy’s Day will be held at the Trade Lot and English Park in Altavista on Friday and Saturday. This is the 64th year for this annual event, which features live music, a car show, craft show, children’s activities, food vendors and more.
Friday’s festivities begin at 2 p.m. Saturday’s festivities begin at 9 a.m. and end at 11 p.m. There will be fireworks at dusk on Saturday. All events are free to attend.
Saturday will be a busy day in Central Virginia. Lynchburg Community Market will host “Old as Dirt” to celebrate the market’s 230th anniversary. Learn more about the market’s history and enjoy many activities from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Second Annual Hill City Classic Soap Box Derby will kick off at 9 a.m. at Falwell Airport, east of Lynchburg on Route 460.
This fun event features kids competing in two divisions for a chance to attend the National Championships in Ohio in July. You can read all about the Hill City Classic at the link below.
The Old City Cemetery, 401 Taylor Street, will hold Summer Saturday in the Cemetery each Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon this summer. Free guided tours will be given at the historic cemetery.
The Sedalia Center, 1108 Sedalia School Road, located off Route 122 near Big Island, will hold an Artisan Fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Donations will be accepted at the door with many vendors displaying their hand-crafted goods, including jewelry, wood crafts, glass, pottery, sculptures, paintings and more.
June is Great Outdoors Month at all of Virginia’s State Parks. Kick off the month outdoors at any of the parks on National Trails Day on Saturday, June 1.
There will be plenty of activities at all of the parks, including the National Trails Day 5K race at High Bridge Trail State Park at 8 a.m.
The 5K race begins near the Main Street Plaza in Farmville and follows the High Bridge Trail across the bridge and back. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m.
In downtown Roanoke, the 55th Annual Sidewalk Art Show will be held this weekend. The event features more than 100 outstanding artists from across the country, including many Virginia artists. This is a great way to enjoy the weather and fine art.
The show is free and open to the public until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday.
The weekend will be busy and filled with many activities for local families. The weather should be great all weekend so take advantage and attend one or more of these events.