Jubilee in the Breaks - More Info
May 24-May 26
State Route 80
Breaks, VA 24607
Phone: (606) 437-0116
This is a 3-day gospel music event. Concessions available. We feature some of the finest in southern and bluegrass gospel music. Admission is free, love offerings are taken daily. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy.The park offers motels, cabins, campgrounds, scenic overlooks, pools, picnic areas, paddleboats, convention center and museum, Make your plans to attend.
The Breaks Interstate Park is the perfect family vacation destination. See the beauty that has been created to become the Grand Canyon of the South. Visit the website for more information.
Flower Full Moon Hike - More Info
Old Wilderness Road (US Highway 58)
Ewing, VA 24248
Phone: (606) 248-2817
Visit Lee County and Cumberland Gap National Historical Park on the borders of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. Enjoy The Flower Full Moon Hike in the park. In the merry month of May, flowers spring forth in abundance. Nourishing soils warm, nudging us to begin our planting. This spring, nourish your souls and hearts with a one mile round trip hike into the Gap guided by the light of the Flower Moon, also known as the Corn Planting or Milk Moon. Meet in the national park at Thomas Walker parking area 8:00 p.m. The Cumberland Gap is one of the most significant gaps or passes in the eastern United States. It was in 1769 that Daniel Boone made his first of many passages through the Gap. By 1810, an estimated 300,000 people traveled, many of them on foot, through Cumberland Gap.
Looking for Big Foot - More Info
Cave Springs Park Road
Pennington Gap, VA 24277
Phone: (276) 870-3479
"Looking for Bigfoot" is a night hike on Stone Mountain Trail in the Jefferson National Forest. The hike begins at Cave Springs Campground near Olinger. Individuals can search Stone Mountain for a wild woodbooger beginning at dark. A photo opportunity will be available at 7PM in the day use parking lot with a local "woodbooger." Each participant should bring a flashlight. T-shirts will also be sold. The guided night hike is a part of Spearhead Rendezvous, a series of outdoor adventure events taking place throughout Southwest Virginia through National Trails Day on June 1. Cave Springs Campground and Recreation Area is situated within the picturesque farming community of Olinger Gap. Highlights of this recreation area include a small spring fed swimming pond, access to Stone Mountain Trail and Wilderness, and a short hike to an overlook of the Olinger Gap Community. Welcome to scenic Lee County, Virginia!
Annual Antique Tractor Show - More Info
600 W. Morgan Avenue
Pennington Gap, VA 24277
Phone: (276) 346-3026
Come on out to our 10th Annual Antique Tractor Show on the grounds at Lee Bank & Trust in Pennington Gap. All tractors or equipment are 1959 or older. This event is held with assistance from Southwest Antique Tractor Association and Lee High Band Boosters. Southwest Antique Tractor Association is located in Pennington Gap and has been hosting antique tractor shows and tractor pulls for over a decade. Exhibitors will be located at the tractor show. Hot dogs will be available on the grounds from 11am - 2pm. FREE drinks will be served all day long. Welcome to Lee County, Virginia!
Gathering in the Gap Music Festival - More Info
10 West First Street
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Phone: (276) 523-1322
Celebrate Southwest Virginia's rich tradition of old-time, bluegrass, blues and Americana music. Enjoy performances by regionally and nationally renowned musicians including John Carter Cash, Mountain Heart, Dale Jett and Hello Stranger, and Dave Eggar and Deoro with Amber Rubarth. Also enjoy instrument competitions, songwriting workshops and jam sessions. Crafters and vendors will be on-hand, and there will be an area just for the kids. Visit www.gatheringinthegapmusicfestival.com for a complete schedule of events, event fees and other information.