Charlottesville is relatively small BIG city

We have hundreds of things to do and the experience of living here is amplified by the college community (with classes, events, sports, and arts), along with a first class music venue in John Paul Jones Arena, which pulls in musical acts to Charlottesville that would otherwise have gone to DC or Virginia Beach, and the local opportunities for sports, arts, outdoor activities, and more. Here are some of the recent posts about things to do in Charlottesville and great aspects that our community offers its residents and visitors.

The City Market is Back

DATES OF OPERATION OPENING DAY: April 7th  April – October Saturdays, 7:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. November 3 – November 17 Saturdays, 8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. HOLIDAY MARKET November 24 – December 22 Saturdays, 8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.


Vinegar Hill ’76

THE YEAR IS 1976. Punk and disco and rock n’ roll are all thriving. Steve Jobs releases the Apple I computer. The first space shuttle is revealed. Vinegar Hill Theatre opens its doors on February 14. VHT ‘76 is a celebration of a historic theater, a community and the artistic spirit of 1976. Vinegar Hill Theatre will be screening 13


Family Friendly Activities in Charlottesville and Albemarle

Charlottesville and Albemarle County are playgrounds for the whole family. Walk in the region of rich history, absorb the passionate arts community, and explore our area’s breathtaking landscape. A trip here will activate the minds of your young ones while transforming traditional learning opportunities into plain old fun! Inspire your family with an unparalleled experience at the only home in


Tom Tom Founder’s Festival Summits 2018

The Summit schedule has been announced for 2018, as there is so much to choose from!  2018 is stocked full of activity with 4 full days, 300 speakers and 100 sessions and that’s just the Summit portion – not to mention the Block Parties, Concerts in the Park, and other events throughout the four day period. We are very lucky


Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival Spring 2018

The Crozet Spring Arts and Crafts Festival has been announced and will take place on May 12 -13, 2018.  This is a fun bi-annual event not to be missed.   While we will have to wait patiently to find out who the Spring exhibitors are, you can learn more and purchase tickets HERE.


2018 Virginia Festival of the Book

The Virginia Festival of the Books dates and speakers have been announced for 2018.  The festival runs from March 21, 2018 through March 25, 2017 and the full list of speakers can be found below. A program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), the twenty-fourth annual Virginia Festival of the Book announced the full list of featured speakers for


College Gameday’s FIRST visit to Charlottesville!

ESPN’s College Gameday coming to Charlottesville for UVA-Duke An ESPN spokesperson has confirmed to the Washington Post that ESPN’s College Gameday will visit Charlottesville on January 31st for the showdown between the Virginia Cavaliers and Duke Blue Devils. In the past, the College Gameday schedule was set prior to the season; but this year, ESPN made the program more like its football counterpart,


Les Misérables @ Live Arts

About Les Misérables: 19th-Century French peasant Jean Valjean embarks on a quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his starving niece.  The world’s longest running musical is deconstructed, reimagined, and rescaled to the inmate 160-seat Gibson Theater.  It’s Hugo’s epic story of love, redemption, sacrifice, revenge, and a nation in