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Lynchburg Area Family Weekend Events July 12-14, 2024

July 9, 2024

Welcome to the Lynchburg Macaroni Kid Weekend Update! Before each weekend, we share top family events in the Lynchburg area and beyond. There’s no better time than now to make family memories!

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Here are some of the top family events in Lynchburg for the weekend of July 12-14, 2024Visit our website for details on all of these events!

Some of these events require tickets or advance registration, so check before you go. Click on each link for more details about the event.

July 12-14, Family Fun 2024

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July 9-14: Lynchburg Hillcats Homestand (Tuesday-Saturday at 6:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.)

July 12: Lynchburg Fire Department Visit to the Lynchburg Public Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

July 12 – Rocking Through the Decades Summer Concert at Second Stage Amherst at 6:00 p.m.

July 12 – “Trolls Band Together” activities at Riverfront Park begin at 6:30 p.m.; movie at dusk

July 12 – Starry Night at Red Hill from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

July 12 – Family Movie Night at Falling Creek Park in Bedford: “Trolls Band Together” – starts at dusk

July 13 – Rustburg Dixie Softball Market at the Diamond from 8am to 1pm

July 13: Ice Cream Party and Plant Sale at Pierce Street Gateway & Community Garden from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

July 13 – Grand Opening of The Pink Flamingo Play Cafe from 9am to 7pm

July 13 – “The Lion King for Kids” at Brookville Middle School – shows at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

July 13: Rodney’s Raptors with the J. Robert Jamerson Memorial Library at Abbitt Park at 11 a.m.

July 13 – Movies on the Field in Amherst: “WISH” – Event starts at 6 p.m.; movie at dusk

July 13 – Night Market at I Scream You Scream from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Check out story time at the library and other events taking place each week below. Summer reading programs begin at area libraries the first full week in June.

Events that repeat in summer

These free, inexpensive, or one-time events take place on multiple dates throughout the summer.

Riverside Park Spraying area – Open daily from May 15 to September 2From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Altavista Splash Park water park in the English Park – Open daily from May 25 to September 2. From 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Riverfront Park Fountain (center) It will be CLOSED for the 2024 season due to construction.

Miller Park Pool Public Swimming Hours: Daily 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. from June 10 through August 2

LEGO® Club at the Lynchburg Public Library: Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3 – July 29

Visit the Lynchburg Museum: Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Rock-A-Bye Reader at Forest Library (0-21 months): Mondays at 10:15 a.m. June 3-July 15

Lynchburg Public Library Child Care: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. June 3-July 29

Free Summer Meals at Coolwell Recreation Center and Amherst Elementary School: Mondays and Thursdays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm from June 3 through summer.

Lynchburg Public Library Summer Lunch Program: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June 5 through August 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rock-A-Bye Reader at Forest Library (21 months – 3 years) – Mondays at 11:15 am June 3 – July 15

Cheap skates at FunQuest: Mondays from 12:00 to 21:00 from May 27 to August 12

Summer Community Playgroups for Preschoolers (Yoder Center): Tuesdays, June 4-August 6, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Books for Fun at the Forest Library (ages 3-6): Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. May 28-July 16

Story Time with Ms. Anna at the Amherst Library: Tuesdays from 10:30am-11:30am

Summer Movie Express at Regal River Ridge Stadium 14: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. from June 11 through August 7

$10 Tuesdays at FunQuest: Tuesdays from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm from May 28th to August 13th

The Market at Second Stage Amherst: Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. May 21 through September 24

2024 Summer Track Series at the University of Lynchburg: Tuesdays in June starting at 6:30 p.m.

Lynchburg Community Market Wednesday Farmers Market: Wednesdays 9am-1pm May 15-September 25

Books for Fun at the Forest Library (ages 3-6): Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. May 29-July 17

Family Story Time at the Lynchburg Public Library: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. June 5 – July 31

Lynchburg Public Library Summer Lunch Program: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June 5 through August 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wonder Together Wednesday at Amazement Square: Wednesdays in July (most 11am-1pm)

Summer Food, Summer Activities at Lynchburg Public Library: Wednesdays from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. June 12 through July 31; no program June 19

Summer Wednesdays and Thursdays at FunQuest: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm from May 29th to August 15th; CLOSED JULY 4th

Summer Story Time at Liberty University’s Jerry Falwell Library: Thursdays at 10 a.m. June 6-July 25

Tuskegee Thursdays: $10 Admission to Amazement Square: Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in June and July

Story Time with Ms. Anna at Madison Heights Library: Thursdays from 10:30am-11:30am

Free Summer Meals at Coolwell Recreation Center and Amherst Elementary School: Mondays and Thursdays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm from June 3 through summer.

Rustburg Farmers Market: Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm from April 18th through the fall

Four Seasons Farmers Market in Amherst: Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. from April 4 to October 31

Virginia State Parks Weekend Activities: Weekends at Various Times

Summer Community Playgroups for Preschoolers (Daniel’s Hill): Fridays, June 7 – August 9, 10am – 11am

Friday Family Swim at Crosswhite Athletic Club: Fridays 10am-12pm

Lynchburg Public Library Summer Lunch Program: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June 5 through August 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Far Out Friday at Amazement Square: Fridays in July at 11:00, 11:45 and 12:30

Troop Concentration at Monument Terrace: Friday 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

The Nature Zone: Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Miller Center in Lynchburg

Fridays of celebrations in the woods at Apocalypse Ale Works: Fridays from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm all summer long

Lynchburg Community Market: Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Forest Farmers Market: Saturdays from 8am to 12pm from April 27th to October 26th

Bedford Farmers Market: Saturdays 9am-12pm May 4-Oct 26

Canoe and kayak rentals at Ivy Creek Park: Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (June 1 – September 1)

Glow in the Dark Golf at Tiny Town Golf: Saturdays from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Toddler Time at Get Air Lynchburg: Sundays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Stay tuned as more events will be added to our calendar periodically!

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This list is updated as we receive information about local family events. We include free and inexpensive family events on our calendar. To add your organization’s family event to our calendar, click the “Submit an Event” link on our website. More information about many events can be found on the Lynchburg Macaroni Kid’s Events Calendar.

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