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.

Christoph Waltz – Special Guest Film Festival 2018

ACTOR CHRISTOPH WALTZ ANNOUNCED AS SPECIAL GUEST AT 2018 VAFF Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Christoph Waltz will be a special guest at the upcoming 2018 Virginia Film Festival, VAFF officials announced today. The Festival also announced program additions including Moonlightwriter and director Barry Jenkins’ latest film, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate, which stars Willem


Fall Cleaning Checklist

It’s Autumn. Pumpkins glow in golden fields. Shorter days, crisp mornings signal winter’s approach. Can the holidays be far behind? Outside The House Summer’s come and gone–and left its mark on the outside of the home. Autumn chores for your home’s exterior: Clean and store patio furniture, umbrellas, children’s summer toys. Touch up paint on trim, railings, and decks.


There’s A Glass House Winery Hiding In Virginia That’s Just Begging To Be Visited

Virginia’s wine scene could rival just about any spot in the U.S. While this may seem like a bold statement, you have to take into account the sheer beauty of some of these vineyards. One such place is Glass House Winery, which, as you may have guessed, boasts a tasting room situated inside of a gorgeous glass house. You can


Albemarle County Fair

The fair is headed to town this weekend and it’s a reminder that summer is in full swing, and moving toward winding down. The Albemarle County Fair Board is gearing up for the upcoming Albemarle County Fair on July 26 through July 28. Hours of operation will be Thursday, July 26 from 4 pm until 9 pm; Friday, July 27 from


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