What’s Happening in Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville and the surrounding area have so much to offer from art galleries to float trips down the James River. We’ve compiled a list of websites that will help you stay up to date with what is going on and give you a taste of Charlottesville from afar. So, pick a movie, concert, or play, check out any of our great restaurants, or get up to date on the Hoos. It’s all right here so bookmark this site and come back soon.

Here’s the Latest: News, Weather and Sports

NBC29 WVIR TV
Newsplex.com
Cville-Charlottesille’s News and Arts Weekly
The Daily Progress

The Downtown Mall

The Downtown Mall was created in the late 70’s by visionaries that bricked over Main Street and converted our struggling downtown into a pedestrian mall. It didn’t happen overnight but it did happen and few places in this country can rival the vitality and energy that hum as strollers walk past boutique shops, fine restaurants, kiosks and street musicians.
Downtown Charlottesville
The Downtown Pedestrian Mall
Map of Charlottesville

Dining

Restaurateurs have discovered that Charlottesvillians are foodies. From the Downtown Mall one could walk to at least thirty fine restaurants and scattered throughout the city, county and countyside are countless inns and eateries catering to picky eaters. Don’t worry, we love our barbeque, subs and donuts as much as you do.
Attraction Review
Charlottesville Restaurants – Reviews – Virtual Tourist
Cville Weekly: Food and Drink
RestaurantDiningMenus.com
UrbanSpoon – Charlottesville Dining
Yelp – Charlottesville Restaurants

Outdoor and Fitness:

To me, the best part about Charlottesville is what surrounds it. Beautiful countryside watered with bountiful springs, streams and rivers, rich, fertile land and soft, old mountains beckoning anyone who loves the outdoors to come out and play. Here are a few links to our playgrounds, wild and domestic.
The Albemarle Angler
ACAC Fitness and Wellness Centers
Bad to the Bone Endurance Sports
The Boar’s Head Sports Club
Charlottesville Golf Courses
Charlottesville Thing to Do
Outdoor Adventure Social Club
Ragged Mountain Running Shop
Rose River Farm
Shenandoah National Park

What’s There to Do

You’ll never run out of things to do around Charlottesville whether it’s catching a flick at one of our cineplexes or a film at Violet Crown. Our live music venues will astound you. We’ve hosted the Rolling Stones and U2 at Scott stadium, Lady Gaga and Cirque du Soleil at the JPJ, Bonnie Rait and Dave Mathews at the Pavillion. Below are links from a few of our venues so you can see what is coming up in Charlottesville.

Arts and Entertainment

Art In Place
Ash Lawn Opera
Charlottesville Municipal Band
Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra
Daily Progress Entertainment
Four County Players
The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia
The Jefferson Theater
John Paul Jones Arena
Live Arts
Main Street Arena
Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center
McGuffy Art Center
Movie Times/Locations
Sprint Wireless Pavilion
The Oratorio Society of Virginia
The Paramount Theater
PVCC Fine Arts and Performances
The Violet Crown Cinema
The Virginia Consort

Festivals and Events

Artisan Studio Tour
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival
Charlottesville Dogwood Festival
Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival
Chocolate Festival
City Market
Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival
Discover Virginia Chili Cook-Off
Fall Fiber Festival
Festival of the Photograph
First Night Virginia
Foxfield Races
Historic Garden Week in Virginia
Martha’s Market
Monticello Wine Trail
Montpelier Hunt Races
TomTom Summit and Festival
Virginia Film Festival
Virginia Festival of the Book
Women’s Four Miler