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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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

Mar 2 2024 - 5:00pm to Mar 3 2024 - 5:00pm
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival returns to Charlottesville to inspire and educate with two evenings of short, creative films that work to capture the beauty and mystery of the world's mountain places. Lose yourself in ancient forests and rivers. Catch a rush of adreneline as...Read more
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UVA Basketball

Nov 6 2023 - 5:00pm to Mar 16 2024 - 12:00pm
Catch a game and create lasting memories with UVA Basketball. From the band to the dance team, you won't be able to escape the Wahoo spirit! Basketball Info Location: John Paul Jones Area 295 Massie Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903 Phone: (434) 243-4960 Women's Schedule Men's ScheduleRead more
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Charlottesville Ten Miler

Mar 23 2024 - 7:15am
The oldest footrace in the area, the Ten Miler is a special event that brings people together through some of Charlottesville's unique neighborhoods. Participants and spectators alike look forward to this event every year! Race Details: Date: March 23, 2024 Location: Race start is at...Read more
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Virginia Festival of the Book

Mar 20 2024 - 5:00pm to Mar 24 2024 - 5:00pm
A signature program of Virginia Humanities and the Virginia Center for the Book, the annual Festival of the Book is a special event with readers and writers from all genres and backgrounds. 2024 is the event's 30th Anniversary and sure to be extra spectacular! Festival...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
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Moonshiner's Enduro

Apr 7 2024 - 8:00am
Hosted at the Blue Ridge School just outside of Charlottesville, this mountain biking adventure is a can't miss! The Moonshiner's race is enduro style - ride up the hill and between stages with friends, then race for time on technical downhills. With lots of entry...Read more
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Apr 20 2024 - 9:30am
The bow-WOW-walk is celebrating its 11th year of supporting the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. The 5k event winds through the Boar's Head Resort and features human and canine festivities. Grab your pup and sign up now! Event Details: Date: April 20, 2024 Location: Boar's Head Resort VISIT WEBSITERead more
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Dogwood Grand Parade

Apr 20 2024 - 10:00am
The Dogwood Grand Parade signals Spring is here and brings together participants form several surrounding counties. With floats, marching bands, and other entertainment, the parade celebrates the Virginia state flower and honors the community work the Dogwood Foundation aims to support. Visit WebsiteRead more
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Tom Tom Festival

Apr 17 2024 - 12:00pm to Apr 21 2024 - 12:00pm
Tom Tom Festival features music, food, and conversation while highlighting community leaders and innovators in the areas of technology, policy creation, art, and entrepeneurship. Attend a town hall or the Downtown Mall Block Party; there's events for all. Visit WebsiteRead more
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Foxfield Races

Apr 27 2024 - 9:00am
Operating since 1977, this bi-annual event brings together sports enthusiasts to celebrate and cheer on steeplechase races. The organization has a mission to foster a community that keeps the tradition of steeplechase racing present while also protecting open space in the countryside. VISIT WEBSITERead more