Charlottesville, Virginia

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Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Entertainment & Events in Charlottesville, Virginia

Special Events

  • Anniversary of Jefferson's Birth
    931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
    Located at Monticello
    This annual commemoration of the birthday of one of the nation’s founding fathers and pre-eminent social philosophers is held in April and is comprised of an outdoor ceremony at Thomas Jefferson's gravesite at Monticello. Remarks by a featured speaker, music by a fife and drum corps, and a wreath laying by Jefferson affiliated groups are part of the ceremonies.

  • Monticello Independence Day Celebration
    931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
    Located at Monticello
    Remarks by a featured speaker, patriotic music by the Charlottesville Municipal Band, and the taking of the oath of U.S. citizenship by people from countries around the world are part of the events featured during this Fourth of July celebration. more

  • Friends of the Library Book Sales
    1500 Gordon Avenue
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    Located at the Gordon Avenue Library
    Annual Spring & Fall book sales sponsored by the Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. All categories of books and recordings in excellent condition and at low prices. Continuous re-stocking. Proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.  more


  • Carmike Six
    1005 Garden Boulevard
    Charlottesville, VA 22091
    First-run Hollywood movies and critically acclaimed films are shown daily at this cinema that also features a large concession stand for all of your snack needs. more

  • Regal Stonefield Stadium 14 and IMAX
    1954 Swanson Drive
    Charlottesville, VA 22901
    A multiple screen theater showing the latest in movies.  more

  • Regal Downtown Mall 6
    200 West Main Street
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
    You will find first-run Hollywood movies, critically acclaimed films, and alternative productions at this movie cinema which also features a concession stand and comfortable seating. more

  • Virginia Film Festival
    Various Locations
    "The Virginia Film Festival is a four-day celebration featuring first-run features and timeless classics, high-profile industry insiders and up-and-coming stars, and filmmakers from throughout Virginia and beyond. Taking place every autumn at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, the Virginia Film Festival has brought the best in contemporary and classic cinema to its audiences for nearly twenty-five years." more
    Sponsored By: University of Virginia

Concerts & Performances

  • Ash Lawn Opera Festival
    226 East High Street
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
    Performances at the Paramount Theater
    One of the top 20 international warm weather summer opera festivals, this event showcases opera and musical theater performances from early June to mid-August. In addition to the festival, the group also provides a range of educational programs, and professional training for youth and adults. more

  • Paramount Theater
    215 East Main Street
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
    This historic Charlottesville landmark, built in 1931, was originally one of the last grand "movie palaces" during the golden age of cinema. The building features stately Georgian facade, an elegant lobby, magnificent chandeliers, 18th century style Colonial scenes painted on silk panels, and an ornate auditorium. A wide variety of live art performances can be seen here. more

  • McIntire Department of Music
    112 Old Cabell Hall
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    University of Virginia
    434-924-6492 or 434-924-3984
    The McIntire Department of Music is a liberal arts music department serving the University, local, and national communities through creative work, scholarship, and performance. Offering in-depth study of music with particular focus on the intersections of music history and ethnomusicology, and on composition, using both acoustic instruments and new technologies. Students also have ample performance opportunities, and individual lessons are available with the Artist Faculty. Visit the website or call for performance times. more

  • Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival
    Fine chamber music concerts with fantastic composers, new works, and traditional works.  more

  • Ash Lawn Opera
    1941 James Monroe Parkway
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
    What began in 1978 with three evenings of lectures and one-act operas has grown into the Ash Lawn Opera Festival that is known today. Approaching its thirtieth year, the festival has expanded over time to include six to eight weeks of full-length opera. more

  • Jefferson Theater, The
    110 East Main Street
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
    On the Historic Downtown Mall
    800-594-TIXX (Tickets)
    A "traditional proscenium theater with open floor on the auditorium, fixed theater seating on the main balcony, and cafe style seating on the upper balcony." The Jefferson Theater is host to live musical entertainment, including rock, bluegrass, reggae, country, metal, and hip-hop. more

Plays & Productions

  • Old Michie Theatre
    221 East Water Street
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
    Dedicated to serving families in the central Virginia region, this theatre exposes children and young adults to positive, stimulating, cultural, and educational live theatre and puppetry arts. more

Arts & Crafts Shows

  • Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival
    1075 Park Road; P.O. Box 444
    Crozet, VA 22932
    The bi-annual Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival is held at Claudius Crozet Park. Both events feature over 100 juried fine art and craft exhibitors. more

Festivals & Fairs

  • African-American Cultural Arts Festival
    Located at Booker T. Washington Park
    Celebrating the rich heritage of people of African ancestry and their contributions to the community, the nation, and the world, this family oriented festival is held the last Saturday of every July and opens with a grand entrance by the Spiritwalker. Other features of the festival include dancers, drums, a wide variety of crafts, foods, and traditional African storytellers. more

  • Albemarle County Fair
    Located on Route 692 in North Garden
    This annual, six day, family fun-filled fair offers a variety of events for the whole family to enjoy such as agricultural, livestock, and craft exhibits; musical entertainment; amusement rides; commercial exhibits; and a wonderful variety of food.  more

  • Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival
    Located in Downtown Charlottesville
    Taking place each September, this annual outdoor festival celebrates a healthy and humane lifestyle. It includes delicious, vegan food samples; restaurant booths; healthy living exhibitors; nonprofit and educational organizations; a video festival; a dog and cat adoption fair; a Kids' Patch for children; and live music. more

Sporting Events

  • Foxfield Races
    Located on Route 654, Barracks Road
    A staple of Charlottesville social life ever since 1978, these exciting races are held the last Saturday in April and the last Sunday in September and include horse related children's' activities before and between the races. more


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