“Smile Smithfield” during our Sweet Summertime Celebration

Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30 in downtown Smithfield
Celebrate Summer & National Camera Day with a fun-filled weekend of events and photo ops for the entire family. Including the annual Pagan River Raft Race and photo contest with cash prizes!


Pagan River Raft Race
Saturday, June 29 at 2:30 p.m., Smithfield Station, 415 S. Church Street in downtown Smithfield
Best viewing is from the bridge, but why not sign up and create your own raft with family and friends? 2019 RAFT RACE APPLICATION & INFORMATION

Selfie Stroll & Instagram Contest
Saturday, June 29 all day throughout the shops, restaurants and attractions of downtown Smithfield
Drop by participating downtown merchants to snap a selfie, then post your image to your Instagram feed, follow our Instagram page and use #SmileSmithfield. $150 gift certificates will be awarded in two categories: Best image that reflects the Sweet Summertime theme and the image with the most likes.

Here’s a list of just a few of the 20+ participating downtown merchants who will have Selfie Station either inside or outside their shops: American Laser Arts, Beyond Main, Imagine Art Gallery, Victoria’s Rose, Maggie Casey’s Celtic Treasures, When Pigs Fly…Magic Happens, Perfectly Natural Soap, the Isle of Wight Museum, Fleur de Fou, the Strip Joint, Finley’s General Store, Taste of Smithfield, Painted Garden Gallery, Yummaries, Nelms House, the Smithfield Farmers Market, the Smithfield Visitor Center/The Arts Center @ 319, the Christmas Store, Gimme Shelter, Cure Coffeehouse, Imagine Art Gallery, Color Scapes Fine Arts Gallery, Sew Personal Boutique, the Smithfield Inn, Mansion House Art & Antiques, and Relics. 

Plus! SummerWind Vineyard will be in town offering wine tastings at the Chamber of Commerce from 12 noon – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.

And be sure to stop by our LOVE letters which will be available for photos at the Visitor Center (319 Main Street).

This contest is in no way endorsed, sponsored by or associated with Instagram.

Rhondels Concert
Friday, June 28 from 8:00 until 9:15 p.m. at the Smithfield Times Gazebo (228 Main Street) in downtown Smithfield
The 200 block of Main Street will be closed off for this popular annual concert. Bring a lawn chair or better yet, dance like no one is watching! This FREE oldies concert is part of the Friday Night Concert Series.

Noteworthy Concert
Friday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m., at the Bank of Southside VA, 115 Main Street in downtown Smithfield
Bring a lawn chair enjoy this FREE concert by a favorite Jazz band.

Smithfield Farmers Market
Saturday, June 29 from 9: 00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Bank of Southside VA parking lot (115 Main St.) in downtown Smithfield
The market will remain open until 1:00 p.m. to celebrate the day.

Antique Camera Exhibit at the Isle of Wight County Museum
Saturday, June 29, 103 Main Street in downtown Smithfield
Visit the museum for a special open house dedicated to camera history, artifacts and technology.

Nelms House Open House and Portrait Sessions 
Friday & Saturday, June 28 & 29 from 12:00 until 5:00 p.m. (plus advance portrait sessions) 308 Main Street in downtown Smithfield
Visit the Nelms House, a historic landmark, for indoor and garden photography during National Camera Day Weekend.

Colonial Spirits at the Smithfield Inn
Saturday, June 29 at 6: 30 p.m. in the Garden, 112 Main Street in downtown Smithfield
A night of wine, beer, and the beloved spirits of our founding fathers, such as mead, Madeira, claret, and whiskey, each paired with a related food tasting.
$40 ticket per person (includes a donation to the 1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse).757.357.1752. For further information call 757.356.1223.

For further information on all the Sweet Summertime events call the Visitor Center at 757.357.5182.