2018 dates: June 1, 22, 29; July 13 & 29
Friday’s Alive is Lexington, Virginia’s premier outdoor concert series. As the name indicates the concerts are held on Fridays. The fun starts at 5:30 pm and runs until 9:00 pm. Proceeds from the concerts benefit local area charities. Bring your family and friends to support a good cause. Sorry, no outside food, beverage or pets allowed.
Rockbridge Community Festival
August 25, 2018 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM – Main Street, downtown Lexington
This downtown festival is brought to you by the Lexington Rotary, Kiwanis and Jaycees. We block off Main Street in the middle of downtown and provide space for local vendors, food, and community groups. It’s a wonderful event at the end of the summer. Join us for live music, food and of course shopping. This year, the event is August 26, 2017 and admission is always free.
November 22, 2018 – 8:00 AM – Upper Maury River Middle School Parking Lot
Continue the Thanksgiving tradition at the 5th Annual Lexington Gobble Wobble 5k and Fun Run! With both a 5k (walk or run) and children’s Fun Run, the whole family can participate in a exciting, healthy activity to start their Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy a community event and still get home in time to put the turkey in the oven!
Christmas Parade Hot Chocolate
December 2018 – 5:30 PM – Corner Stone Bank
Each year the Jaycees want to give back to our community that supports us during the year. One way we are able to do this is by handing out FREE hot chocolate prior to the start of the annual Christmas parade. CornerStone Bank, in the middle of downtown, lets us serve hot chocolate for parade watchers. This is a great way for us to show our appreciation to the community face to face. We hope you will come out and warm up with us.
Community Service Projects and Philanthropic Fundraisers
Our motto includes “Giving Back” so each month the Jaycees plan or participate in a community service project or philanthropic fundraiser. Activities include:
- Friday’s Alive (Summer)
- Great Strides Walk to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (April)
- Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society (May)
- Deck the Halls to benefit Project Horizon (November)
- VDOT Roadside Clean-ups
- Lexington Christmas Parade (December)
- Dog Walking at the SPCA (TBA)
- Habitat for Humanity (March)
Our motto also includes “Playing Here,” there are several planned and impromptu social events hosted or organized by our members. Events to include:
- St. Patrick’s Day Party (March)
- Derby Party (May)
- Pre-Friday’s Alive Party, including skeet shooting, fishing, cook-out, etc. (TBD)
- 4th of July Party (July)
- Rockbridge Wine Festival (September)
- Halloween Party (TBD)
- Annual Christmas Party (December)
- Other events include; Bowling, Drive-In, Camping, Cook-outs, Sporting Events, Wine Tours, etc.
The Jaycees are a member of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce, therefore our members receive special notices and invitations to community events. We highlight these events at monthly meetings, through emails and word of mouth to ensure our members are receiving the full benefits of Lexington and Rockbridge County.