Apple Blossom road and government closures

Apple Blossom

The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is underway!

The celebration will affect numerous roads in the Old Town Winchester area and many area government offices will close to observe the local holiday.

Winchester City and Frederick County Government offices will close on Friday along with the Joint Judicial Center.

The Town of Berryville will close their offices at noon on Friday.

Road closures will be prevalent in the Old Town area on Friday and Saturday.

The Midway will close portions of Piccadilly and Loudoun Street.

The running events like the Bloomin Mile and Apple Blossom 10K will result in closures along the parade route and near Handley High School.

Sections of Handley Blvd, Valley Ave, and Jefferson Street will close Friday night for the Firework display.

An interactive road closure map is available here.

WinReady transit will continue to operate but will have limited access downtown due to the closures.

The Laurel Ridge fixed routes will not run on May 3rd or 4th.

The festival would also like to remind patrons that pets are not allowed at ticketed events or on the Walking Mall for the duration of the celebration.

The official City of Winchester Apple Blossom planning page is found here.  

A link to the the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival including tickets here.

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Winchester’s Holiday Parade kicked off the season in Old Town

It’s parade season in the area and Winchester’s annual Holiday Parade steps off tonight in Old Town!

The parade begins at 7 pm and typically lasts an hour.

Following the parade at roughly 8 pm, a tree lighting ceremony with Santa will be held at the courthouse lawn area on the Loudoun Street Mall.

Road closures will begin at 5:30 pm surrounding the walking mall.

The parade route will follow Cameron Street to Piccadilly, left on Braddock St., left on Cork St. and finish at Loudoun St.

Roads will reopen at 8:30 pm.

For a full list of road closures for the Winchester Holiday Parade, click here.

To view the schedule for the other upcoming holiday parades in the area, click here.

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Selah Theatre Project debuts Macbeth

The Selah Theatre Project debuted their performance of Macbeth last night and have showings scheduled for today at 2 pm and 7 pm and a matinee at 2 pm tomorrow.

The performances will take place at their location at 811 S Loudoun Street.

The adapted version is directed by Kathryn Naylor Milton and follows along with the play originally written by William Shakespeare.

The Selah Theatre Project is a Winchester based non profit with the goal of creating theater together in an environment that is accessible to all.

Tickets are available now at theselahtheatreproject.org.

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Fort Loudoun Day in Winchester

History lovers are invited to Fort Loudoun Day today in Winchester.

Guests and participants will meet at the original site of the Fort on N Loudoun Street.

The Day encampment will feature tents and flys, displays, demonstrations, and drills from 10 am – 4:30 pm.

There will not be a tactical battle but some live shooting will occur.

The French and Indian War Day Encampment welcomes the George Mercer Company of the Virginia regiment, Rutherford’s Rangers, and Massaw Howard, an author and amateur archaeologist who will discuss his books and Native American artifacts.

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Oktoberfest returns to Old Town Winchester

old town winchester spotlight contest

Old Town Winchester and Literacy Volunteers of Winchester present Old Town Winchester’s Oktoberfest on September 24.

The event is a German Oktoberfest type celebration complete with the music, dance, food and drink of Germany.

This popular German inspired beer festival will feature not just local breweries but breweries from around Virginia.

The breweries will be lining the Old Town Walking Mall of Loundoun Street from 5 to 10 p.m. next Fri.

Reduce rate advance tickets for both tasting and or just attending the event are available here.

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