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. In the spring, the Virginia Festival of the Book offers five days of mostly free events celebrating reading and the culture around books. 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.
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 concerts on the Downtown Mall to the buzzing City Market each Saturday morning to steeplechase racing at Foxfield, orchard outings and Charlottesville Opera's Summer Season, Charlottesville celebrates its unique cultural capital with events throughout the year.
Each week we compile a list of just a few of the events happening in the area. Feel free to use our weekly "What's Happening" as an additional easy resource to keep up with what's going on in the area. To view the current "What's Happening," click here.
See below for a full list of all events happening in the area.