Even in light of unprecedented recent challenges in our community and in our world, we look forward to spending time this summer* with family and friends and enjoying some of the wonderful events and attractions the greater Lynchburg region has to offer. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
*As this issue went to print in mid-April, a stay-at-home order was in effect for all Virginians through June 10.
Register your child right now for the best week of summer ever! Camp Hydaway offers outdoor adventure, ziplining, water-toys, sports, and more in a safe, fun environment centered around Jesus. There are day camps for campers completing 1st – 3rd grade and overnight camps for those completing 3rd – 5th grade. Go to www.camphydaway.com to register.
The beauty of Red Hill and the landscape surrounding it is virtually unchanged from the days when Patrick Henry lived here. The peacefulness in this place Henry called the “garden spot of the world” flourishes.
July 4th at Red Hill is a day full of living history, music, patriotism and fireworks! Events begin at 3pm, fireworks at dusk. Open year-round. www.redhill.org
Kick off the start of summer at the 12th Annual Virginia Summer Solstice Wine Festival on June 20th from 11am-6pm at Lazy Days Winery. Celebrate great wines from local Virginia wineries, live music on two stages, great festival foods, craft vendors, belly dancers, a petting zoo and more! Wine tasting tickets include a free souvenir glass. Tasting tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Admission is free for kids 12 and under.
Summer is a time when family traditions and memories are made. This summer, take your family on an adventure they’ll never forget! Whether racing around the area’s only go-kart track to the sound of fans cheering in the stands, stealthily navigating the two-story laser tag arena on a mission to secure the team base, or winning big in our 40+ game arcade, one thing is certain: Summer will never be the same again! Summer will be the time when the kids learn that Grandma invented water wars in the bumper boat pool, that Dad can’t be beat at air hockey, and that no one can ace a shot like Mom on the Putt-Putt® course! With great deals on unlimited attractions starting at just $17, Putt-Putt Fun Center® delivers affordable family fun every time! Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more. At these prices, it’s easy to plan a day of adventure at Lynchburg’s destination for family fun! With two 18-hole Putt-Putt® Golf courses, a go-kart track, bumper boats, softball and baseball batting cages, bumper cars, laser tag, and the area’s largest arcade, even Grandpa will be eager to join in on the action. Visit Putt-Putt Fun Center® and begin your summer family tradition today!
8105 Timberlake Rd | 434-237-7888 | puttputt.com/lynchburg
Did you know that during World War II superheroes promoted the war effort in the pages of comic books? Superman championed Victory Gardens while Captain America, Wonder Woman, and Batman fought the Axis Powers.
Learn more about their influence on World War II during the National D-Day Memorial’s Spirit of ’45: Outdoor Movie Night on Saturday, August 8, 2020 featuring “Captain America: The First Avenger” (PG-13). The movie will start at sunset, approximately 8:00 p.m. Before the movie, you can enjoy superhero themed activities, food trucks, and self-guided tours of the Memorial. Free admission. Learn more at www.dday.org.
Note: The National D-Day Memorial is continually monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation. Please visit www.dday.org for the most up to date information about this and other events.