The Charlottesville City Market is held every Saturday from 7:00am till noon from April through December, in Downtown Charlottesville at Water Street and South Street between 1st and 2nd.
The City Market features over 100 diverse vendors who offer fresh produce, herbs, plants, grass-fed meats, crafts, baked goods and more.
April 14th – September 8th, 2017
Charlottesville’s Friday’s After Five Summer Concert Series is back for its 30th year, with a whole new line-up in 2017! Every Friday come to the Sprint Pavilion on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville for free concerts from local artists of myriad musical styles. Concessions will be sold on behalf of a variety of local non-profits who share in the proceeds.
The first event kicks off at Sprint Pavilion on April 14th and will run each Friday thereafter ending on September 8th.
July 4th, 2017
Come to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville on July 4th to celebrate “the great birthday of our republic” and experience the 55th annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello.
The event will also feature free walking tours of the house, patriotic music from live bands, and children’s activities on the west lawn.
August 4th-6th, 2017
The Albemarle County Fair comes this year on August 3th-5th, at James Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland. The 3-day festival features livestock and agriculture, carnival rides, fair foods, local vendors, home arts, crafter demonstrations, and plenty of crafts and activities for kids! There will be live music and entertainment all weekend provided by local favorites.
September 9th, 2017
The 11th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival will take place on September 9th, 2016, at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville.
The Harvest Festival is a celebration of Thomas Jefferson’s agricultural and epicurean legacy; and is a fun, affordable, family-oriented, educational event promoting gardening, sustainability, local food, and the preservation of heritage plants. Participants will enjoy traditional tastings, workshops, hands-on demonstrations, interpretive walks, and a variety of garden tours and exhibits.
September 16th, 2017
Come to the 6th Annual Charlottesville Pride Festival to show your support for equality and to be fully accepted for being yourself! Taking place on September 16th, this free, fun-filled, family-friendly event will feature music, dance, and drag entertainment all day long; a beer garden and food trucks; over 70 vendors representing businesses and organizations with resources, special offers, and interactive activities; as well as a dedicated children’s area, with a giant moon bounce, games, face-painting, balloons, and more!
September 22nd-23rd, 2017
The Sixth Annual Tomtoberfest comes to Downtown Charlottesville on September 22nd and 23rd! Like the spring Tom Tom festival, Tomtoberfest will feature a variety of danceable musicians and bands, a dozen of the best local food trucks, and a craft beer garden.
The festival will also feature a giant arts and crafts fair and the annual Founding Cville project will culminate in an awards ceremony during Tomtoberfest.