Charlottesville is a 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.


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


Are you a Pinball Wizard?

If so you are probably loving that PAUL’S PINBALL PALACE is up and running and offering the public access to 30 pinball machines in downtown Charlottesville.  These machines date from 1947 – 2017.  The Palace was opened by Paul Yates, a collectors and an avid pinball player himself.  He opened to the public in the hopes of passing on his


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


The Great Charlottesville Santa Fun Run & Walk

Santa Suits, Reindeer attire for the dog and all for a good cause? – COUNT US IN! The Great Charlottesville Santa Fun Run and Walk (benefitting THE ARC OF THE PIEDMONT) is today, Sunday, December 7 beginning at 11:00am. Be a CLAUS for a CAUSE!  – All proceeds from this event go to support the programs and services The Arc


Four County Players presents Little Women on the MainStage

Four County Players is Central Virginia’s longest continuously operating community theater and in it’s 42nd Season, one of the great shows they are bringing to life is LITTLE WOMEN. By Louisa May Alcott​ Adapted for the stage by Miller Murray Susen Directed by Miller Murray Susen Assistant Direction by Gary Warwick White Produced by Charlotte Drummond One of the most