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Molly's Irish Pub Wearing O' the Green Annual 5K Fundraiser

March 29, 2015
Old Town Warrenton

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:

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May 1st Fr!day

May 1 - October 3, 2015
Old Town Warrenton

May 1, 2015  6-9pm

Stroll along Main Street and join the activities - you're sure to be able to cross something off your bucket list!

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Live Entertainment!
        In front of the Post Office Learn to swing dance from 6:30-7:30 with the Lasley Centre for the Performing Arts
                                               Put your new skills into action with a performance by the Silver Tones Swing Band 
Old Town Warrenton Participating Businesses
Other Participants and Activities




First Fridays

May 1 - October 3, 2015
Old Town Warrenton

**Please note that eligible participants will need to fill out and return a registration form to 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 call 540-349-8606.***

Come and celebrate First Fridays! Stroll Historic Main Street Warrenton beginning in May, the First Friday night of each month. Main Street will be closed to traffic while shops remain open late with open houses and specials. 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. Plein Air Art, come join the fun. Farmer's Market, cooking demonstrations, floral demonstrations, sidewalk art for the children, live bands, the fun is endless! A sure not to miss for the summer! Scroll down form more information on each month.

Old Town Warrenton Spring Festival

May 16, 2015
Old Town Warrenton

Discover a day filled with family friendly fun at the Old Town Warrenton Spring Festival.

Admission is free for this one-day craft fair that draws 25,000-30,000 people from around the region, rain or shine. Located on the edge of the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, Warrenton's historic Main Street transforms into a craft festival featuring more than 250 artisans and crafters, food vendors, and entertainers offering something to please everyone in the family.

Craft offerings include jewelry, handmade toys, photography and fine art, handcrafted items for the home and yard, pottery, hand bags, and personal accessories. Festival food includes hot dogs, hamburgers, barbeque chicken, crab cakes, fresh-squeezed lemonade, gyros, kettle corn, funnel cakes, steak and cheese, and shaved ice treats. Many vendors come from Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and West Virginia, but some come from as far away as New Hampshire, Florida, and Michigan to sell their wares at the festival. 

Performers delight festival-goers from the steps of the historic Old Courthouse; entertainers include local dance academies and Shenandoah Travelers bluegrass.

The Warrenton Spring Festival Committee will judge the artisans and craftsmen applications received and allocate spaces determined by information received and prior observance.

Applicants must send three (3) pictures of their craft or food booth with application and a stamped self-addressed envelope. To print out an application and apply to be a vendor, please click the following Festival.pdf

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26th Annual Evening Under the Stars

September 19, 2015
Old Town Warrenton

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The Partnership for Warrenton Foundation invites you to our 26th Annual Evening Under the Stars. This elegant fundraiser helps support the annual activities we all enjoy such as 1st Fr!days, the nationally recognized GumDrop Square and Christmas in Old Town as well as the lamppost restoration project, Main Street’s American Flags and the economic and aesthetic revitalization of Old Town and much more. The 26th Annual Evening Under the Stars boasts tastings from an estimated two dozen of the area’s top restaurants and caterers, dancing in the street to live music performed by __________________________, a cash bar, and a silent auction. This is the social event of the fall, a true not-to-miss event! Tickets will be on sale starting in July on the web site under the Online Store Tab, at participating shops in Old Town and in Partnership office (26 S. Third Street).

VIP Packages!! To purchase your tickets, reserve a table or a VIP Package please click on the Tickets tab of this web site. You may also purchase tickets by credit card by calling the office at 540-349-8606 or by mailing a check to P.O. Box 3528, Warrenton, VA  20188***

If you have items you would like to donate to the silent or live auction, please dowload this Auction Donation Form, fill it out and email it to: or fax it to: 540-349-9299.

***RAIN PLAN: In the case of inclement weather Evening Under the Stars will be held at                                   .***

Participating Restaurants/Caterers include:



Halloween Happyfest

October 25, 2015
Old Town Warrenton

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

Gum Drop Square

December 4 - 20, 2015
John Barton Payne Building

**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 11th and 18th enjoying carolers, orchestras, choirs, merchant open houses, a live nativity, food trolleys with hot cocoa and warm snacks and take a ride with the beautiful Clydesdales with their horse-drawn hayrides. Come and experience Christmas in true Old Town fashion.

Festivities begin Friday, December 4th 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 4th (following the parade to 9pm) and December 11 & 18 from 6pm until 9pm
Saturdays, December 5, 12 and 19 from 10am until 2pm
Sundays, December 6, 13 and 20 from 1pm until 3pm
First Three Weekends in December - starting December 4, 2015