Living in the Shenandoah Valley means there is lots to do for summertime fun! Over the next several posts I’m going to focus on places you can go to keep your kiddos entertained. Today’s post zeros in on one of my favorite places: Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton.
We all know about the playgrounds and duck pond at the park. But what else is there? At 214 acres, there is SO MUCH to do at the park. It is the home to the National Guard Armory, the oldest community band, and a summer league baseball team.
Here are 9 fun activities for you and your family. Be sure to check with the Staunton Parks and Rec for programs that take place throughout the summer.
1) Outdoor Concert Series. Throughout the summer months, there are concerts at the park 4 nights a week. They are located at the band stand.
- Monday: Stonewall Brigade Band
- The Stonewall Brigade Band is the oldest, continuous community band in the country. Offering music from patriotic to broadway, the band plays every Monday night at 8pm through August 25. This will be the bands 126th year playing at the park.
- Tuesday: Praise in the Park
- Starting July 8th, Praise in the Park brings in Gospel and Christian music. Sponsored by Linden Heights Baptist Church, Praise in the Park is in it’s 12th year. Start time varies, please click on link for further details
- Wednesday: Blue Grass in the Park
- Beginning July 27 and running through the end of August, Wednesday Night Bluegrass draws a huge crowd. All concerts start at 7pm.
- Thursday: Jazz in the Park
- Starting July 10, Jazz in the Park is in it’s 27th year. Featuring regional and national acts, Jazz in the Park has become a Staunton tradition. Start time is 7pm.