Events

Events at Happy Retreat

Happy Retreat hosts annual events, concerts and other community events. Our most popular annual events include: Craft Beer & Music Festival, Wine & Jazz Festival, Christmas at Happy Retreat, and more. Happy Retreat also hosts regular concerts as part of the Charles Washington Chamber Music Society Concert Series

Upcoming Events

Past Events

CANCELLED: Julian Schwarz & Donovan Stokes, Cello Duo

CANCELLED: Julian Schwarz & Donovan Stokes, Cello Duo

March 22, 2020

Michael Murphy, Lute & Baroque Guitar

Michael Murphy, Lute & Baroque Guitar

February 9, 2020

Christmas Open House 2019

Christmas Open House 2019

December 8, 2019

Tina Bergmann, Hammered Dulcimer & Bass

Tina Bergmann, Hammered Dulcimer & Bass

November 10, 2019

Kathie Stewart, Baroque & Irish Flute

Kathie Stewart, Baroque & Irish Flute

October 13, 2019

Save America’s Treasures grant awarded to Happy Retreat by the National Park Service

Save America’s Treasures grant awarded to Happy Retreat by the National Park Service

October 12, 2019

2019 Craft Beer & Music Festival

2019 Craft Beer & Music Festival

September 7, 2019

US Army Blues

US Army Blues

August 25, 2019

Happy Retreat Book Series with Author Joel Achenbach

Happy Retreat Book Series with Author Joel Achenbach

May 19, 2019

What We Found When We Came Together

What We Found When We Came Together

April 13, 2019

Grammy-Nominated Lutenist, Ronn McFarlane

Grammy-Nominated Lutenist, Ronn McFarlane

January 27, 2019

Holiday Concert featuring Gary Stewart & friends

Holiday Concert featuring Gary Stewart & friends

December 16, 2018

2018 Christmas Open House

2018 Christmas Open House

December 9, 2018

René Schiffer – Bach Cello Suites Nos. 1, 3 and 4

René Schiffer – Bach Cello Suites Nos. 1, 3 and 4

November 4, 2018

Francis Yun, Harpsichord

Francis Yun, Harpsichord

October 7, 2018

2018 Craft Beer & Music Festival

2018 Craft Beer & Music Festival

September 8, 2018

Happy Retreat Book Series: The Planting of New Virginia

Happy Retreat Book Series: The Planting of New Virginia

June 14, 2018

2018 Happy Retreat Wine and Jazz Festival

2018 Happy Retreat Wine and Jazz Festival

June 9, 2018

The Charles Washington Chamber Music Society

The Charles Washington Chamber Music Society

May 5, 2018

The Charles Washington Chamber Music Society

The Charles Washington Chamber Music Society

February 25, 2018

Claymont Mansion Holiday Open House

Claymont Mansion Holiday Open House

December 16, 2017

Christmas Open House 2017

Christmas Open House 2017

December 10, 2017

Happy Retreat Book Series: Sarah Johnson’s Mount Vernon

Happy Retreat Book Series: Sarah Johnson’s Mount Vernon

October 3, 2017

2017 Craft Beer & Music Festival

2017 Craft Beer & Music Festival

September 9, 2017

7th Annual Jefferson County Civil War Seminar

7th Annual Jefferson County Civil War Seminar

June 20, 2017

Book Series: The Grand Idea, George Washington’s Potomac and the Race to the West

Book Series: The Grand Idea, George Washington’s Potomac and the Race to the West

June 14, 2017

2017 Happy Retreat Wine and Jazz Festival

2017 Happy Retreat Wine and Jazz Festival

June 10, 2017

2016 Craft Beer & Music Festival

2016 Craft Beer & Music Festival

September 10, 2016

BBQ at Cedar Lawn

BBQ at Cedar Lawn

June 18, 2016

Shepherd University Symposium on the History and Restoration Of Happy Retreat

Shepherd University Symposium on the History and Restoration Of Happy Retreat

April 7, 2016

Nik Rackley

Nik Rackley

October 17, 2015

Kenyon Hill

Kenyon Hill

October 17, 2015

Matt and Rose

Matt and Rose

October 16, 2015

Scott and Betty Jo

Scott and Betty Jo

October 11, 2015

Jen’s Band

Jen’s Band

October 10, 2015

Jefferson High Chamber Choir

Jefferson High Chamber Choir

October 4, 2015

Jaide Messenger

Jaide Messenger

October 4, 2015

Dangerous Ruins

Dangerous Ruins

October 3, 2015

ArtOber 2015

ArtOber 2015

October 2, 2015

2015 Fall Gala

2015 Fall Gala

September 13, 2015

Press Conference and Reception

Press Conference and Reception

June 20, 2015

2014 Harvest Ball at Claymont

2014 Harvest Ball at Claymont

September 20, 2014

2013 Harvest Ball at Claymont

2013 Harvest Ball at Claymont

September 14, 2013

2012 Gala at Harewood

2012 Gala at Harewood

September 15, 2012

2012 Visit By FOHR Board Members to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate

2012 Visit By FOHR Board Members to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate

January 8, 2012