RECURRING EVENTS

Below is a list of recurring events throughout the year in Area 3. If you have an event that belongs on the Recurring Events list, please submit it using the Event Submission Form with “Recurring Event” in the subject line.

DateWeekendEventLocationCityStateHosting Organization
Februarylast 2 weekendsLutheridgeLutheridge Camp & Conf CenterArdenNCLutherans
February1st SaturdayRead and RingWesley College ChapelDoverDECapital Ringers
February3 weekendsVA Baptist HB Festivalvaries/ Eagle EyreVAVA Baptists onference
FebruaryLast WeekendDistinctly Bronze WestWest CoastBremertinWAHandbell Musicians of America
FebruaryLast WeekendRinging at the SpringsMassanetta Springs Conf CenterHarrisonburgVAMassanetta Springs Conf Center
FebruaryLast WeekendNorth Carolina Bastist Handbell FestivalEast- North CarolinavariesNCNC Baptist Conference
FebruaryLast WeekendNorth Carolina Bastist Handbell FestivalWest- North CarolinavariesNCNC Baptist Conference
FebruaryLast SaturdayCapital Area Young RingersResurrection LutheranCaryNCRaleigh Ringers
FebruaryLast SaturdayLexington Handbell FestivalLexington Presbyterian ChurchLexingtonVALexington Presbyterian Church
Feb/MarchFirst quarter of the year, every other yearRockbridge Area Handbell FestivalRockbridgeVALocal Churches
March/AprOdd Years2 -3 Octave FestivalMechanicsville Church of ChristRichmondVAJames River Ringers
March/AprEven YearsRichmond AGO Handbell FestivalvariesRichmondVARichmond Chapter AGO
MarchUMC Bell FestivalMethodist UniversityFayettevilleNCEastern Chapter UM Musicians
MarchYoung RingersWestminsterMDWestminster Ringers
March2nd WeekendSpring FestivalOcean City Convention CenterOcean CityMDArea 3
Mid-MarchBiennelAGO Handbell FestivalvariousRichmondVARichmond AGO
March3rd WeekendBellapaloozaVariesWinchesterVAApple Valley Ringers
AprilDepends on EasterChildren's Melody MadnessSt Matthews UMCAnnandaleVASt Matthews UMC
AprilDepends on EasterSpring FestivalVariesVAArea 3
Mid-AprilWednesdayShenandoah Valley School Handbell FestivalRedeemer Classical SchoolHarrisonburgVARedeemer Classical School
AprilBlue Ridge FestivalBonklarken Conference CenterFlat RockNCArea 3
Apr-JunFredericksburg Area FestivalvariesFredericksburgVALocal Churches
May1st MondayWISH FestivalvariesMetro DCWashington Independent Schools
MayEven YearsHagerstown Handbell FestivalvariesHagerstownMDHagerstown Area Handbell Assn
Junelast 2 weeksWorship and Music ConferenceMontreat Conference CenterMontreatNCPresbyterians
Juneearly-Even YearsBraVissimo!variesA3Area 3
June3rd WeekMusic & Worship Arts weekLake Junaluska Conf and Retreat CtrLake JunaluskaNCFUMMWA
JulyIntergenerational Handbell CampHeartland Presbyterian CenterKS
JulyVirginia Wesleyan Music CampVA WesleyanVirginia BeachVAVA Wesleyan
July1 weekNational SeminarVariesHandbell Musicians of America
Jul/AugMassanetta Church Music ConferenceMassanetta Springs Conf CenterHarrisonburgVAPresbyterian
Aug/SeptDirectors SeminarvariesArea 3
SeptWestminster Ringers WorkshopWestminsterWestminsterMDWestminster Ringers
SeptWilliamsburg Festivaldifferent churches in WilliamsburgWilliamsburgVAdifferent churches
OctColumbus WeekendDistinctly BronzeNew Bern Convention CenterNew BernNCHandbell Musicians of America
OctvariesBeginning Ringers WorkshopVariesVariesNCRaleigh Ringers
Oct3rd SaturdayFall WorkshopWesley College ChapelDoverDECapital Ringers
Nov1st SaturdayCapital Area HB FestivalNC State FairgroundsRaleighNCRaleigh Ringers
Nov1st SundayRead & Ring for Advanced RingersRaleigh Ringer CentralRaleighNCRaleigh Ringers
NovSecond SaturdayMid-Carolina's Handbell FestivalCharlotte AreaCharlotteNCMid-Carolina's
Nov2nd/3rdYouth festivalVariousVAArea 3
NovAdult festivalWestminsterWestminsterMDWestminster Ringers
Mid-NovNorthern Virginia Handbell FestivalCentrevilleVAMilt Rodgers
Novevery 2 yearsHerndon Handbell FestivalHerndonVA
DecirregularBridgewater BellfestMontezuma ChurchBridgewaterVAMontezuma Church