***First Fridays will move to the area around the Warren Green and John Marshall buildings for 2016!! Ashby, Hotel, Court, and Culpeper from Lee to Main Street will all be closed to traffic so that we can enjoy the lawns around the County office buildings. We will also introduce a Virginia beer and wine garden, and movies after dark on Ashby hosted by Warrenton Parks and Recreation!***
**Please note that eligible participants will need to contact the Partnership for Warrenton Foundation office at least a week in advance. If you wish to participate for an event with less than a week's notice please e-mail us at email@example.com.**
Come and celebrate First Fridays in Old Town Warrenton! Stroll Historic Main Street beginning in May, the First Friday night of each month. The streets around the Warren Green and John Marshall Buildings will be closed to traffic, while Main Street shops remain open late with wine tastings, sales and special events. There will be music, artists, entertainment and dinner specials at our award winning restaurants. Main Street will be bustling with shoppers, diners and fun. Each month will offer something different for all ages. Artists, Artisans, Entertainers come join the fun. Past highlights have included cooking demonstrations, floral demonstrations, sidewalk art for the children, live bands, and many other unique events! A sure bet for the summer fun! Scroll down form more information on each month.
First Friday Themes
May 6th - Gold Cup Main Street Tailgate (no street closure)
June 3rd - More Than Meets the Eye (featuring wine & beer garden, Silver Tones Swing Band, Excell Dancers, SoBo Food Truck and more!)
August 5th - Let's Create! (featuring wine & beer garden)
September 2nd - Dog Days of September Pet Celebration (Main Street closed)
October 7th - Harvest Fest (featuring wine & beer garden)
Come join the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail for our annual Ghost Tours of Warrenton. Walk through town with a ghostly guide and learn chilling stories from our town's history. Tour tickets and reservations must be made in advance in order to ensure admittance, because these tours sell out quickly each year. The tours will take place on October 16th, 17th, 23rd & 24th. There will be tours from 7-9PM.
Purchase tickets one of three ways: here on our website through PayPal; come to the museum; or call* to charge your tickets. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org your choice of day and time.
Assemble at 1:45pm on Main Street between 5th and 6th Streets
Parade begins at 2pm
Trick-or-Treating at participating shops following the parade
Special treats at Bank Plaza on Courthouse Square
Interested in volunteering? Please e-mail email@example.com!
**GumDrop Square takes place inside the John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton, VA 20186
Experience with us the splendor and the tradition of Christmas in Old Town Warrenton. The crown jewel of Christmas is the award winning GumDrop Square and Santa’s Secret Shop where Santa will be on hand for those lists, complimentary photos (one per family) and where all gifts are $2 and will be gift wrapped. Stroll down Main Street on Friday night December 9th and 16th enjoying carolers, orchestras, choirs, merchant open houses, a live nativity, food trolleys with hot cocoa and warm snacks. Come and experience Christmas in true Old Town fashion.
Festivities begin Friday, December 2nd at 6pm with the Christmas Parade, the arrival of Santa, the lighting of the Old Town Christmas tree and the opening of GumDrop Square, a Top 20 event in the Southeast.
GumDrop Square and Santa’s Secret Shop are open:
Fridays, December 2 (following the parade to 9pm) and December 9 & 16 from 6pm until 9pm
Saturdays, December 3, 10 and 18 from 10am until 2pm
Sundays, December 4, 11 and 18 from 1pm until 3pm
First Three Weekends in December - starting December 2, 201
Wear your green and walk or run through historic Old Town Warrenton, VA while raising awareness and funds for our beloved wounded warriors. All proceeds will benefit Boulder Crest Retreat, "Healing heroes. One family at a time."
This year's race is limited to 600 participants, so register early. Registration fees: $25 for early registration, $30 after March 1. Registration includes a t-shirt. Race package pickup: March 29 at 7am. Race begins at 8am.
For race sponsorship information, please email: MollysPublicans@aol.com.