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


OWL PROWL at Monticello

Join seasoned birder Jerry Therrien for the OWL PROWL series at the trailhead at Monticello Trail.  The kids will love listening for the hoots, and shrieks of owls while learning about their habits.  The walk begins at 5:00pm and is scheduled to last about 2 hours. Registration is required and you can buy your tickets ($18) online at:  TICKETS or


Charlottesville365; Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival, Fall 2012

This year celebrates another year of the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival, one of my favorite annual events in Charlottesville! The Arts and Crafts festival is located in Crozet, VA (which is part of Albemarle County), in the Claudius Crozet Park. It attracts artists from all across the region; this year boasting over 100! All types of artists are represented,


Local Home-Made Sweets for Valentine’s Day from WholeFoods

From our friends over at WholeFoods of Charlottesville… It’s always the simple gestures that show your love one you really care.  So this Valentine’s Day, indulge his or her taste buds with a few delicious home-made bites! Whole Foods would like to share two simple easy-to-make recipes that will have your sweetheart thinking you are a master in the kitchen. 


Welcome to Charlottesville!

This is a great video produced by a local UVa law student here in town.  Great overview of all that Charlottesville has to offer and the rich lifestyle that so many are drawn to!


Charlottesville 365; Junior League of Charlottesville Kids in the Kitchen

This upcoming Saturday, March 19 from 9:00am – 1:00pm, is the annual Junior League of Charlottesville Kids in the Kitchen event. This is a “healthy kids fair” aiming to teach young children (primarily ages 4-10) and their families about leading a healthy lifestyle, and health wellness in general. This annual event is always held at a local high school, is


Charlottesville 365; Junior League of Charlottesville Mistletoe Market

On Sunday, November 14, the Junior League of Charlottesville will present the 7th Annual Mistletoe Market at the Omni Hotel from 10am – 6pm. Mistletoe Market is a one day holiday shopping event featuring artisans, craft-makers, and merchants from throughout Virginia and beyond. This year’s event will feature a children’s activity table with free holiday-themed crafts and activities by One


Charlottesville 365; The Virginia Film Festival

The 23rd Annual Virginia Film Festival at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville A major event that headlines in Charlottesville every year is the Virginia Film Festival, featuring 100 hand-selected films over 4 days.  The 2010 Virginia Film Festival will be held November 4-7, 2010. Some of the exciting ones this year include some hyper-local films, such as The Parking


Charlottesville 365; Walnut Creek Park

One of the great things about the Charlottesville area is the variety of outdoor activities that are available.  We have mountains to hike, rivers to raft and beautiful state and local parks to explore. Walnut Creek Park is one of the many gems in the countryside that you should definitely visit.  Walnut Creek is in Albemarle County, just a short


Charlottesville 365; Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival, Fall 2010

This year celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival, one of my favorite annual events in Charlottesville! The Arts and Crafts festival is located in Crozet, VA (which is part of Albemarle County), in the Claudius Crozet Park. It attracts artists from all across the region; this year boasting over 100! All types of artists are