Charlottesville Events

In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is a great place to escape for a weekend away with family, friends, or just yourself! Join your family at the University of Virginia graduation, attend a football game, or soak up the weekend with Charlottesville's many cultural events. There are no limitations as to why Charlottesville is named as one of the "happiest cities in the country."

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Loop de'Ville Trailfest

Sep 23 2023 - 8:00am
Registration is open for this year's Loop de'Ville Trailfest weekend! Featuring free activities for all skills and ages including a concert with Mighty Joshua on Saturday night, this special weekend celebrates the incredible greenspace Charlottesville has to offer. Trailfest Info Date: September 23 - 24,...Read more
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Carter Mountain Thursday Evening Sunset Series

May 4 2023 - 6:00pm to Sep 28 2023 - 6:00pm
Carter Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville hosts family-friendly events open to the public. Every Thursday between May and September, head to Carter Mountain for the sunset series. Enjoy live music, food, wine, hard cider, and good times! Thursday Evening Sunset Series Details Thursday evenings from May...Read more
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UVA - Young Alumni Reunions (YAR)

Oct 7 2023 - 9:00pm
Young Alumni Reunions (YAR) is a fantastic opportunity to come back to Grounds! Gather all your friends to attend a football game, visit some of your favorite Corner establishments, and end the day on UVA Grounds with fellow recent grads. Tickets will be available in...Read more
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Crozet Arts and Craft Festvial-May and October

Oct 7 2023 - 12:00am to Oct 8 2023 - 12:00am
Crozet Arts & Craft Festival With over 120 Fine Artists and Contemporary Craft Artisans exhibiting from around the country, the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festivals are Central Virginia's premier juried Arts and Crafts event. The Festivals take place twice annually - in May and October...Read more
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Virginia Film Festival

Oct 25 2023 - 3:00pm to Oct 29 2023 - 3:00pm
Important Event Dates: September 26th: Program Announced September 28th: Full Schedule Released October 6th: Tickets on Sale Visit WebsiteRead more
Montpelier Hunt Races

Montpelier Hunt Races

Nov 4 2023 - 9:00am
First run in 1929, the Montpelier Hunt Races now features 7 races with lots of options for viewing. Wtih activities for the whole family like best hat and tailgate contests, you'll certainly enjoy this annual event. Stay close by at Kismet Cottage or Stonemont Farm...Read more
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Stargaze at Observatory Hill

Mar 17 2023 - 9:00pm to Nov 10 2023 - 11:00pm
Visit McCormick Observatory at UVA on first and third Fridays (excluding holidays) March - November 9:00pm - 11:00 pm to view celestial objects through the historic 26-inch McCormick Refractor. Attendence is FREE but registration ahead of the event is required. Visit WebsiteRead more
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UVA Football

Sep 2 2023 - 12:00pm to Nov 25 2023 - 12:00pm
Don your blue and orange and head down to Scott Stadium to cheer on the Hoos! Not a season ticket holder with a parking pass? There are still great options for tailgating at Fontaine Research Park and John Paul Jones Arena. Both are free and...Read more
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Charlottesville Marathon, Half Marathon, and 8K

Apr 6 2024 - 7:00am
Voted a Top Destination Marathon, this Charlottesville event caters to runners who enjoy smaller crowds, scenic courses, and a challenge. Registration is still open for interested runners. Not a runner? Pick a spot on the course to cheer on participants. Event Details: Date: April 6,...Read more