Category - Area Happenings

The 4th of July in Charlottesville: A Comprehensive Guide

June 27, 2019 1:00 PM by Will Dozier
Updated: June 28, 2019 10:47 AM

Charlottesville goes all-out for the 4 th of July! There are parades everywhere, but the 4 th in Charlottesville is an experience . We’ll hit the highlights, then get into the nitty-gritty. Sound good? Let’s start with the best view around: Carter Mountain Orchard ’s Happy Birthday, America! event is

2019 JPJ Men's Basketball Guide

January 2, 2019 3:00 PM by Will Dozier
Updated: January 2, 2019 4:27 PM

See the Hoos at home. The John Paul Jones Arena is electric. Slightly biased UVa graduates will tell you that it's just as thunderous as Cameron Indoor Stadium. The ACC is PARTICULARLY good this year (a total of SIX teams rank among the AP Top 25). Point being: if you have been meaning to go to more

Halloween in Charlottesville

October 19, 2018 10:00 AM by Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff
Updated: October 19, 2018 10:22 AM

Halloween at James Monroe’s Highland James Monroe’s Highland, in partnership with the Albemarle County Fair, will host Halloween at Highland, an afternoon and evening of fall fun, on Sunday, October 28, from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. Admission to the event includes hayrides through the Highland pastures,

Best Places to Enjoy Fall in Charlottesville

September 25, 2018 2:00 PM by Will Dozier
Updated: September 25, 2018 3:46 PM

October is the best month for a visit. Few would argue otherwise. While the leaves are changing, Charlottesville is at its best. It’s football season. It’s finally cool. Spirits are high—holidays approach. The best part of the visit is the drive into town. US 29, US 250, and I-64 offer views this

September in Charlottesville -or- Stuff You Gotta Do in Charlottesville in September 2018

September 6, 2018 9:00 AM by Will Dozier
Updated: September 6, 2018 2:27 PM

It’s hard to believe, but summer is quickly drawing to a close! It felt like it would be this hot forever. September is a beautiful (and typically cooler) month in the Charlottesville area. Enjoy a variety of events, perfect for visitors and locals alike. Here are a few good reasons to plan a visit

9 Reasons to Visit Charlottesville & Albemarle County This Summer

June 1, 2018 3:00 PM by Ellen Sewell
Updated: July 5, 2018 1:20 PM

Things are heating up in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, and there is no shortage of things to do that will quench your thirst, fill your belly, cool you off and stimulate your mind. The final school bell is about to ring, so pack up and head out to the Charlottesville area where there is
The Charlottesville area is the perfect destination for your bachelorette party, with a wide variety of outdoor and indoor attractions for you and your gal pals to enjoy. From foodie paradise and live entertainment on the Downtown Mall to a picturesque views and tasty beverages at wineries,

The Top 5 Places for Leaf Peeping in Charlottesville & Albemarle County

September 22, 2016 9:00 AM by Brantley Ussery
Updated: June 26, 2018 12:28 PM

Ahhhh, autumn is finally here! And with the arrival of autumn, leaf peepers everywhere eagerly await the smorgasbord of color that will undoubtedly adorn the trees in Charlottesville & Albemarle County. This colorful cloak of leaves marks the end of another hot summer season, as the transition to

Headliners Announced for the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book!

September 15, 2016 4:00 PM by Sarah Lawson
Updated: January 22, 2018 11:41 AM

The Virginia Festival of the Book is an annual five-day festival that brings readers and writers together in Charlottesville and Albemarle County for a celebration of literature and literary culture. Entering its twenty-third year, the Festival has attracted more than 20,000 attendees for the past