Charlottesville in Spring

Watch nature and Charlottesville bloom as Spring ushers in new life. Rising temps bring new outdoor adventures and opportunities to marvel in our Blue Ridge Mountains. Whatever brings you to Charlottesville, you'll find top-tier dining, breathtaking views, and memories to last a lifetime.


  • UVA Sports: Spring brings the opportunity to spectate several different UVA sporting events including Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Golf, Cross Country, and Track. Check their event schedules here.
  • Historic Garden Week: Hosted by the Garden Club of Virginia, this special event features tours of spectacular gardens including Monticello, Montpelier, the UVA pavilion gardens, and Morven.
  • Charlottesville 10 miler: The oldest footrace in the area, this special race winds runners through Charlottesville while raising tens of thousands for local charities.
  • Market at Grelen: Located in neighboring Somerset, the Market offers shopping, walking trails, pick your own specials, and a cafe.
  • Tom Tom Festival: Aimed at highlighting creativity and entrepreneurship in our diverse community, this event brings people together with food, music, and conversation.
  • Saunders-Monticello Trail: Take a hike close to town! With varying terrain options and a playground, your family will love soaking up Springtime here
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: Take a day trip to Washington DC for this annual blooming event.

Food and Beverage:

  • Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards: Have a glass of wine and take a tour of the stunning grounds or attend a cooking class. 
  • Ivy Inn: A Charlottesville classic serving excellent seasonal dishes, reservations are recommended.
  • Pro Re Nata: PRN brewery in Crozet has indoor and outdoor seating, is family friendly, and often hosts musical guests. 
  • Merrie Mill Farm and Vineyard: Located in beautiful Keswick, this vineyard has stunning views and ample outdoor space
  • Public Fish and Oyster: Offering some of the best seafood in town, Public features covered outdoor seating right on Main Street.
  • Blue Mountain Brewery: One of the first stops on Nelson's Rt. 151, there's tons of space for larger groups and great sunset views.
  • Southern Crescent: Sit down and enjoy Louisiana-fare and craft cocktails on the wrap-around porch at this Belmont restaurant. 
  • Jefferson Vineyards: Bring a picnic and the family to enjoy the lawn and some wine at this history filled vineyard.