Calendar Of Events
One sign of a vibrant community is a calendar packed with events, and Charlottesville is no exception!
Each year, major annual festivals and events draw thousands of visitors, starting with First Night Virginia, a fun and safe New Year's Eve celebration on the Downtown Mall. Music, food, fireworks, performing arts and more draw people of all ages: families with infants, senior citizens, teens and adults alike. In the spring, the Virginia Festival of the Book offers five days of mostly free events celebrating reading and the culture around books - not simply as a consumer passion but as an in-depth exploration of literature. Authors, editors and others give readings, engage in panel discussions and mingle with residents and visitors throughout the community.
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The 4th of July celebration and naturalization ceremony at Monticello honors America's Declaration of Independence each summer at the home of its author.
In the fall, the Virginia Film Festival celebrates the power of cinema to inspire, enlighten and entertain, extending a broad cultural and intellectual reach across a wide variety of topics. Outside the city, Shenandoah National Park and the Skyline Drive is filled with "leaf-peepers," bird-watchers and outdoor enthusiasts drinking in the beauty of fall foliage.
While these annual events draw tens of thousands to the area, they're just the beginning of the community-focused culture of Charlottesville's charm. From weekly "Fridays after Five" gatherings on the Downtown Mall to the buzzing City Market each Saturday morning to steeplechase racing, orchard outings and the Ash Lawn Opera Festival, Charlottesville celebrates its unique cultural capital with events throughout the year.
Monday Jul 23, 2012
- July 23, 2012 - August 05, 2012
- Venue: Wintergreen Resort
- Times: 9AM
- Address: 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Wintergreen, VA 22958
- Phone: 434-325-8292
2012 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival presented by Wintergreen Performing Arts. 9AM. Fee. The theme of the Festival is INNOVATION 2012 with performances that include music, dance, theatre, film, food, wine, and the visual arts. Performances located at Wintergreen Resort and other Central Virginia locations. More than 200 events in 31 days. Schedule available online in early May.Fee. 434-325-8292
- July 23, 2012 - August 17, 2012
- Venue: Les Yeux du Monde
- Times: Opening reception- Friday, July 13 from 5:30-7:30.
- Address: 841 Wolf Trap Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22911
- Phone: 434-973-5566
Artist Rob Tarbell and composer Douglas Boyce will collaborate in a unique performance exhibition experience at the Les Yeux du Monde Art Gallery this July! Rob Tarbell's multi-media paintings, projections and sculptural forms will morph and hover in the gallery space as Douglas Boyce uses cello, recorder, and harpsichord to evoke sounds of birds and nature, and computer software to spatially project sound around the gallery space. The only live performance of Dr. Boyce's compositions will take ... View More
- July 23, 2012 - August 04, 2012
- Times: 8AM
- Location: Dickie Brothers Orchard
- Address: 2552 Dickie Road, Roseland, VA 22967
- Phone: 434-277-5516
Pick your own blackberries at Dickie Brothers Orchard . Prepicked blackberries and sweet plums also available. Come visit Dickie Brothers Orchard which has been in our family since England’s King George II granted the land to our family in 1750. Open Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM. Saturdays 8AM to 12 Noon. 2552 Dickie Road, Route 666, off 56 West, Massies Mill 434-277-5516
- July 23, 2012 - July 30, 2012
- Venue: Mudhouse- Downtown
- Times: 6:00-8:00pm
- Address: 213 w. main street, charlottesville, VA 22902
Come out on First Friday for the opening reception of Laura Bell's newest oil paintings at Mudhouse! The Reception will be held on Friday July 6 (First Friday), 6-8pm. This series of oil paintings will be on display for the month of July in Mudhouse on the Downtown Mall. These paintings were done in oil on either canvas or wood and all of the pieces were made within this year. About "Undulation in Blue" Undulation can be defined as a wavelike increase or decrease in volume or pitch. In... View More