April 20 – Wonder City Craft Beer Festival – Hopewell
                - Petersburg Half Marathon & 5K – Old Towne Petersburg
                - The Taste of Old Towne – Old Towne Petersburg

April 26 – Steam Bell Beer Works launches a special beer, Lover’s Quarrel Pale Ale – 100% VA-grown barley, wheat, & rye from Murphy & Rude Malting Company.

April 27 – Trapezium Brewing launches a special beer, Summer LOVE, at 12 Noon. 423 3rd Street, Petersburg, VA  23803; (804) 477-8703. 

April 27 – RiverFest 2019 – Find LOVE on the Appomattox River Trail

April 28 – Concert of LOVE on the Appomattox – featuring Flashback playing music from 1969.

April 30 – LOVE 300 Years of History on Petersburg Garden Tour  - From Grove Avenue, the oldest street in Petersburg to  the “new suburb”, Walnut Hill, and including a visit to a very present day urban garden.

May 9 – Ashton Creek Vineyard launches a special wine, Celebration, a sparkling Rose’ – 5:30 – 7:00 PM.  14501 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester, VA  23831; (804) 896-1586.  

May 10 – Find What You LOVE at Friday for the Arts in Old Towne Petersburg – it might be beautiful art in the galleries, music on the restaurant patios, special dishes in the restaurants, a precious antique or collectible in a shop, a great beer at one of the breweries.  Maybe you will find the perfect Mother’s Day gift.  It will all be part of Friday for the Arts, when the shops, galleries and restaurants are open later.  Remember, we’re celebrating LOVE and the Virginia is for Lovers 50th birthday in Old Towne Petersburg.  5:30 PM ‘til…

May 11 – Mothers LOVE Mother’s Day Tea at Pamplin Park

May 11 – May 12 – Celebrate a Mother’s LOVE at Fort Clifton Festival – arts & crafts vendors, lots of food & beer, play areas for the kids, music both days:  The Jive Brothers on Saturday and Cedar Creek on Sunday.

May 17 – 19 – LOVE the speed and the adrenaline rush when the NHRA Nationals rev up the engines at Virginia Motorsports Park in North Dinwiddie.

June 8 – Arias & Duets of LOVE at Historic Battersea – Virginia Opera will be presenting music from favorite operas and Broadway shows on the beautiful rolling lawn of Historic Battersea.  This year they will be featuring music from shows that were on Broadway in 1969, to celebrate the 50th birthday of Virginia is for Lovers. This event is FREE.  Gates open at 5:00 PM for patrons to enjoy the lawn, so bring a chair or blanket and maybe a picnic.  It is a very family-friendly event.  There will be a Food Truck on site and beer, wine & sodas will be available.  You may pre-order boxed small plates at www.batterseafound.org. The performance is at 7:00 PM.   1289 Upper Appomattox Street, Petersburg, VA  23803; (804) 732-9882; www.batterseafound.org.  The Grand Finale of 50 Days of LOVE Happening in The Best PART of Virginia. 

Events/Promotions that Run throughout the 50 Days 

April 28 - June 15:

50 Years of Love
Exhibit at Prince George County Regional Heritage Center:
As Virginia celebrates the 50th year of Virginia is for Lovers, the Heritage Center celebrates the Prince George County couples who have literally lived it.  This special tribute exhibit is comprised of loaned photos, memorabilia, wedding attire, from 50 years or more.  This year also celebrates the Heritage Center’s 10th anniversary, so this is an exhibit to me celebrated and not to be missed!
Tuesdays – Saturdays:  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
6406 Courthouse Road
Prince George, VA  23875
(804) 863-0212

April 20 – June 8:

50% off Admission EVERY FRIDAY at Henricus Historical Parkthe 2nd oldest English settlement in the New World and home to the region’s first LOVE story – Pocahontas met John Rolfe here!  (Be sure to mention the ad).
Tuesday – Sunday:  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
251 Henricus Park Road
Chester, VA  23836
(804) 748-1611

April 20 – June 8:

Special Exhibit at Keystone Truck & Tractor MuseumWait until you see the 1969 RV that is on display – it is in perfect condition and those campers in 1969 were traveling in luxury!  It is gorgeous!.  AND, do not forget to take a photo in front of the museum’s unique LOVE sign and share it will all of your friends!  It all started with a little boy in rural Southside Virginia who fell in LOVE with his uncle’s farm tractor.  Now this museum houses hundreds of vintage tractors, trucks, cars in perfect condition, plus an amazing collection of memorabilia from country stores, gas station signs, vintage toys and more.  There is a BBQ restaurant inside too!
Monday – Saturday:  10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday:  11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
*There is an admission charge
880 W. Roslyn Road
Colonial Heights, VA  23834
(804) 524-0020

Restaurant Promotions:  April 20 – June 8 

The Halfway House Restaurant:
During the 50 Days of LOVE, the Halfway House will be featuring dishes for Lovers of Virginia Seafood:
Lunch:  A Virginia Seafood Lovers Seafood Platter, broiled or fried, for $19.69.
Dinner:  A Virginia Seafood Lovers Appetizer for $19.69
               A Virginia Seafood Lovers Seafood Platter, broiled or fried.
This historic restaurant was open and serving delicious food to guests in their same location in 1969 and many years before.
Lunch:  11:30 AM – 2:00 PM – Monday – Friday
Dinner:  5:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Sunday – Saturday
10301 Jefferson Davis Highway
North Chesterfield, VA  23237
(804) 275-1760

The Boathouse at City Point:
During the 50 Days of LOVE, The Boathouse at City Pont is featuring a special appetizer:  VA oysters roasted with smoked Surry sausage & Patrick Henry corn bread stuffing.
Monday – Thursday:  11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday:  11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday:  11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday:  10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
701 W. Randolph Road
Hopewell, VA  23860
(804) 616-4222

The Hopewell Quick Lunch:
The Hopewell Quick Lunch is known far and wide for its hot dogs and the owner, Mary Sue, is the Hot Dog Queen!  On Mondays from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM during the 50 Days of LOVE you will be able to get their Hot Dogs All the Way for 50 cents!  This local favorite was serving customers in this location in 1969 and many years before!
Monday – Saturday:  5:30 AM – 2:30 PM
113 Hopewell Street
Hopewell, VA  23860
(804) 458-6526

The Dixie Restaurant:
During the 50 Days of LOVE, the Dixie Restaurant will offer on its menu a new addition, Sloppy LOVE on a Bun (sloppy joes), which went mainstream in 1969.  The Dixie has been in Petersburg since 1939 and was operating and serving guests in 1969.
Monday – Saturday:  7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
250 N. Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA  23803
(804) 732-7425

Sweet Dixie Bakery:
You will definitely fall in LOVE with the Addicted LOVE cookies that will be featured at Sweet Dixie, as they are definitely addictive and the local family recipe is more than 50 years old!
Tuesday – Saturday:  10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday:  12 Noon – 5:00 PM
246 N. Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA  23803
(804) 732-0707

Luca Italian Restaurant:
Luca is offering a special LOVE menu for the 50 Days of LOVE and the feature is a Heart-Shaped Pizza.  Also, you can order a salad, large heart-shaped pizza and a decadent, delicious dessert for $19.69.
Monday – Thursday:  10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday:  10:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday:  11:00 AM- 9:00 PM
6411 Courthouse Road
Prince George, VA  23875
(804) 861-4887

Other Promotions 

Abigail’s Antiques:
You will find LOVE at every turn as you explore this shop filled with treasures.  They will be featuring items from 1969 and the 1960s so take home a little vintage; it will bring back memories.  The music you hear inside will also take you back to 1969.  Notice the shop’s windows – all about LOVE!
Tuesday-Saturday:  10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday:  12 Noon – 5:00 PM
246 N. Sycamore Street (co-located with Sweet Dixie)
Petersburg, VA  23803
(804) 722-0905

Few Made Jewelry:
Kena Treadway is a talented and creative local artisan who designs and makes jewelry.  During the 50 Days of LOVE, she will be offering a lovely gold necklace with an actual oyster shell and pearl for $50.  She sells her products on-line.

Swift Creek Mill Theatre:
During the 50 Days of LOVE, Swift Creek Mill will be spearheading a Facebook effort to reach out and find those special, poignant LOVE stories from throughout The Best PART of Virginia.  Maybe they are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year, or maybe they met while one or both were stationed at Fort Lee.  Each person who submits their story will receive a reduced price ticket to be used at Swift Creek Mill Theatre through mid July.  Two couples will be selected to enjoy a wonderful date night of dinner with champagne and the current musical Bright Star at the Mill on May 11th.
17401 Jefferson Davis Highway
South Chesterfield, VA  23834
(804) 748-5203