Since 1978. The Virginia Lake Festival is the biggest event in Southern Virginia. View hundreds of attractions including hot air balloons, arts and crafts, antique auto shows, live entertainment including music and dancing, sand sculpting artist, music, games and rides and great local and ethnic food. LakeFest Thursday night bring your lawn chairs and blankets and spend the evening watching the balloons inflate and provide fun, FREE hot- air balloon rides for children 12 and younger. Takes place 6pm at Lake Country Business Park located on Noblin Farm Road (next to Clarksville Elementary School). Friday nights activities will include amusements, vendors, live music and more. Event opens at 7pm. The main event is Saturday held downtown. You don't want to miss a minute!