Family Events & Festivals

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 ConcertsGo to top of List
 
July 27, Thursday
GROOVIN' AT THE GREENWAY
Waynesboro Parks & Recreation Dept.
Righteous Friendz perform a free concert with food and drink available from an on-site food truck. Constitution Park, Waynesboro.  6-8pm.  $Free.  Email: seltzersa@ci.waynesboro.va.us. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-942-6735. 
 
July 7-28, Fridays
FRIDAYS AFTER FIVE: JULY LINE-UP
Sprint Pavilion.
July's concerts feature July 7-Erin & the Wildfire, July 14-Big Ray and the Kook Kats, July 21-Corey Harris and July 28-The Pollocks. Sprint Pavilion.  5:30-8:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-4910. 
 
August 1, Tuesday
CHARLOTTESVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND SUMMER CONCERT NO. 4
Charlottesville Municipal Band.
The Paramount Theater.  8-9:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-9850. 
 
August 8, Tuesday
TUESDAY TUNES WITH GALLATIN CANYON
James Monroe's Highland/ The Front Porch.
Bring the family and a picnic for a concert at the home of James Monroe at sunset. Local food and alcohol vendors will also be on-site. James Monroe's Highland.  6-9pm.  $8 in advance, $10 at the door, $20 in advance per family, $25 at the door .  Contact: Jason Woodle.  Email: info@highland.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-8000. 
 
August 10, Thursday
SUMMER NIGHTS IN THE VILLAGE
Old Trail Village.
Enjoy live music by The Goodson Band. Old Trail Village, Crozet.  6-9pm.  $Free.  Email: info@oldtrailvillage.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-8100. 
 
August 12, Saturday
12TH ANNUAL BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN MUSIC FEST
Wintergreen Performing Arts.
The Virginia Piedmont is the home of a rich musical tradition. Drawing on a Scots-Irish heritage, the Blue Ridge settlers created what we now call old time, bluegrass and Americana music. Performers this year include Flatt Lonesome, the Virginia Ramblers, Chase's Lament among others. Dunlop Pavilion, Wintergreen Resort.  12-7pm.  $32 advance for adults, $37 at the door.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@wintergreenperformingarts.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 325-8292. 
 
August 15, Tuesday
CHARLOTTESVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND SUMMER CONCERT NO. 5
Charlottesville Municipal Band.
The Paramount Theater.  8-9:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-9850. 
 
August 16, Wednesday
LYLE LOVETT AND HIS LARGE BAND
Sprint Pavilion.
The Texas legend Lyle Lovett comes to Charlottesville. Sprint Pavilion.  7pm, Doors open at 6pm.  $49 lower reserved, $35 general admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-272-8849. 
 
August 4-25, Fridays
FRIDAYS AFTER FIVE: AUGUST LINE-UP
Sprint Pavilion.
August's concerts feature: August 4-Three Sheets to the Wind playing smooth yacht rock classics, August 11-The Believers playing classic blue collar rock, August 18-Killer Deluxe playing vintage retro soul, August 25-Cherry Red playing Rolling Stones classics. Sprint Pavilion.  5:30-8:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-4910. 
 
July 15, August 19, September 16
TINS4TUNES CONCERT SERIES AND FOOD DRIVE
Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery.
Bring 1 non-perishable food item for a discounted entry and support the local food pantry. At these events only, Cardinal Point will offer Blue Mountain beers as well. Check website for each date's band and food truck. Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery, Afton.  5-9pm.  $10 adults; $5 if you bring at least 1 non-perishable food item (per person); Kids 18 and under are Free.  Email: info@cardinalpointwinery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8400. 
 
 ExhibitsGo to top of List
 
May 26-August 27
THE MYSTERIES THAT REMAIN: MICK NAMARARI TJAPALTJARRI
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum.
One of Australia's most acclaimed indigenous artists, Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri was a founder of the Western Desert art movement. This exhibit features paintings on canvas and board from 1971-1990. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum.  Email: kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-0234. 
 
LOCAL MUSEUMS
We have many fabulous museums in our region. Everything from our own Virginia Discovery Museum downtown to the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond! Please also take a look at our other publication especially for tourists and newcomers, The Charlottesville Welcome Book. Visit our CharlottesvilleFamily Guide to Family Fun Year-Round for comprehensive museum listings for families in our area. For details, please click this link. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
 Farm & Orchard EventsGo to top of List
 
July 29, Saturday
VINTAGE POP-UP MARKET
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Head up the mountain and check out carefully selected vendors and shop for vintage and homemade finds. Carter Mountain Orchard.  9am-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833 . 
 
July 1-31
PICK YOUR OWN BERRIES AT CRITZER FAMILY FARM
Critzer Family Farm.
Specials on flowers and hanging baskets. Also available: fresh vegetables, plants for your vegetable garden, and jams and jellies. Don't forget the Homemade Ice Cream! Please call at least 1 week prior to any event involving more than 10 children that you want to have at the farm. Cash or check only. Critzer Family Farm, Afton.  8am-6pm Monday-Saturday.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-4772. 
 
August 3, Thursday
LET'S GO COOK
Monticello.
Young cooks and their favorite grownups will begin by harvesting fruits and vegetables from the Monticello gardens. The class will then help prepare both sweet and savory recipes that were favorites of the Jefferson family. Eat what's been made and take home the recipes. Monticello.  Directions: Meets at David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center.  9:30-11:30am.  $12 for adults; $9 for children; Free for children under 5.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
August 5, Saturday
24TH ANNUAL BLACKBERRY HARVEST AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery.
An all-day event that is fun for everyone. Pick your own blackberries (or let the kids) while you enjoy a glass of your favorite Hill Top wine. Winetasting, food and live music all day. Food available for purchase. There will be vendors on site with a variety of wares for sale. Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery.  Directions: 2800 Berry Hill Rd., Nellysford.  9am-6pm.  $10 adults; $5 if you bring at least 1 non-perishable food item (per person); Kids 18 and under are Free.  Email: hilltop1@ntelos.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-1266. 
 
August 5, Saturday
LAMMAS FIRST FRUITS FAIR AT FRONTIER CULTURE MUSEUM
Frontier Culture Museum.
Lammas is a traditional celebration of the first fruits and grains ready for harvest. Bring the family and enjoy the annual "First Fruits" Fair. Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton.  9am-5pm.  $Pay What You Will.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
July 15-August 5
U-PICK BLACKBERRY SEASON 2017
Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery.
Pick your own blackberries on our beautiful farm. No thorns! Blackberries priced by the quart. Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery.  9am-5pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: hilltop1@ntelos.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-1266. 
 
August 5-6, Saturday-Sunday
33RD ANNUAL HOMEMADE PEACH ICE CREAM DAYS
Chiles Peach Orchard.
Join the Crozet Lions Club for homemade peach ice cream! The proceeds will go towards the Crozet and Western Albemarle communities. Chile's Peach Orchard.  Directions: 1351 Greenwood Rd., Crozet.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@chilespeachorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-1583. 
 
August 12, Saturday
STARRY NIGHTS: THE LEGWARMERS
Veritas Vineyard & Winery.
Come spend a night on the lawn listening to great music under the stars. Bring a picnic and buy your favorite Veritas wines, or enjoy the buffet at a table (reservations required). Bring your family, friends, picnics, lawn chairs, and dancing shoes for an unforgettable night in the great outdoors. Veritas Vineyard & Winery.  Nightfall.  $20, $10 kids 10-16, free under 10.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8000. 
 
May 23-August 16, Tuesdays & Wednesdays
COME GROW WITH US
Chiles Family Orchards.
Sessions include story time, a take-home craft or cooking project, and a small container for pick-your-own fruit and a snack. The program is geared towards ages 3-8, but all ages are welcome. No drop offs. Chiles Peach Orchard.  10:30am, arrive by 10:15 to register.  $7 or $9 with wagon ride.  Recommended for ages 3 to 8.  Contact: Cynthia Chiles.  Email: info@chilespeachorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-1583. 
 
August 16, Wednesday
CULTIVATING CURIOSITY
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Bring kids ages 3-8 for a story time, craft, snack and fruit picking. Carter Mountain Orchard.  Email: info@CarterMountainOrchard.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
July 28 & August 25, Fridays
ORCHARD JAMS
Chiles Peach Orchard.
The newest tradition at the orchard includes live music, food, Bold Rock Hard Cider and Prince Michel Wines. A family-friendly event where you can bring the kids and relax in the Peach Tree Courtyard and play corn hole and other lawn games. Music begins at 6pm. Chiles Orchard, Crozet.  6-9pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-1583. 
 
Now-August
PICK YOUR OWN BLACKBERRIES
Dickie Brothers Orchard.
Pick your own thornless blackberries. Peaches are ripe but are only available pre-picked. Dickie Brothers Orchard.  10am-5pm Wednesday-Sunday.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@dickiebros.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 277-5516. 
 
July-August, Wednesday-Sunday
EARLY MORNING PICK-YOUR-OWN
Shabby Love/The Market at Grelen.
Beat the heat and pick your own blackberries in the mornings. The Market at Grelen.  Directions: 15091 Yager Road, Somerset.  9am-4pm Wednesday-Sunday.  Email: info@themarketatgrelen.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-7268. 
 
Early August-Early September
PICK YOUR OWN GRAPES
Kipps Family Grape and Fruit Farm.
Grape varieties include Concords, French hybrids and an assortment of other reds, whites and blues. Please call ahead for availability. Kipps Grapes.  8am-6pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: kippsgrapes@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-4171. 
 
Late June through mid-September
CARTER MOUNTAIN ORCHARD PEACHES
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Pick your own yellow peaches late-June through mid-September among scenic views. Ready-picked peaches include white peaches and donut peaches. Carter Mountain Orchard.  9am-6pm Monday-Saturday; 10am-5pm Sunday (through August 25).  Email: info@cartermountainorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
May-September, Thursdays
THURSDAY EVENING SUNSET SERIES
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Pick your own fruit when it's a little cooler, shop in our Country Store, grab some donuts, cider and lite fare and then head into the Carter Mountain Wine Shop for wine (tastings by the glass or by the bottle). Perch on the decks to listen to free live music and catch an amazing sunset. Carter Mountain Orchard.  6-9pm.  Email: info@cartermountainorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
June 1-October 26, Thursdays
MORNINGS WITH THE MINIS
Morning Sun Minis.
"Mornings with the Minis" is a fun, hands-on learning experience for children 7+ and adults of all ages. The morning sessions are an introduction to miniature horsemanship, small equine activities for pleasure, sport and miniature horse therapy. Sun Ridge.  Directions: 6946 Louisa Rd., Gordonsville.  9-11:20am.  $20 per person.  Recommended for ages 7 to 77.  Special Needs Accommodation: yes  Contact: Nancy Wheeler.  Email: morningsunminiatures@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-272-5267. 
 
Now-November, Weekend Afternoons
BARN AND FARM HISTORY DAYS
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Come enjoy the barn at Ivy Creek Natural Area.This was formerly the showpiece of the working farm known as River View Farm. Enjoy the displays including an observing beehive and farm equipment. Open every weekend afternoon until Thanksgiving. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  2pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: programs@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7772. 
 
May 13-November 23, Weekends
PANCAKE BREAKFASTS AT CHILES PEACH ORCHARD
Chiles Peach Orchard.
Come start the day off right. Enjoy our delicious breakfast of all-you-can-eat pancakes with our fresh fruit topping served with a side of sausage and OJ/milk/coffee. Eat until you're full, then stroll the farm market for delicious fruit and unique and local gift items. Chiles Peach Orchard, Crozet.  9-11am Saturdays, 10am-12pm Sundays.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-1583. 
 
LOCAL FARMS & ORCHARDS
Charlottesville-Albemarle has many great outdoor opportunities for families and perennial favorites are berry-picking, pumpkin picking, and springtime farm visits to see baby animals. In our AF Guide to Family Fun you'll find listings for farms and orchards that welcome families. Please be courteous and call ahead to plan your visit--these wonderful places are also home for the farmers. For details, please click this link. 
 
THE QUARTERLY PUBLICATION, LOCALLY CHARLOTTESVILLE
Dedicated to promoting locally owned independent businesses, Locally Charlottesville has the scoop on fun, seasonal events happening around town. For details, please click this link. 
 
 FestivalsGo to top of List
 
July 29, Saturday
10TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR
Chihamba.
Held in conjunction with the 28th Annual African American Cultural Arts Festival, the event offers free health screenings and health information. Food, games and raffle prizes. Booker T. Washington Park.  10am-7:30pm.  $Free.  Contact: Marie Whitten.  Email: cvillefestival@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 825-0115. 
 
July 29, Saturday
28TH ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL
Chihamba.
Celebrate the rich heritage of people of African ancestry and their contributions to the community, the nation and the world. Booker T. Washington Park.  10am-7:30pm.  Contact: Marie Whitten.  Email: cvillefestival@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 825-0115. 
 
July 28-29, Friday-Saturday
LOUISA COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Come out for pure country fun with barbeques, live bands, 4-H projects and much more. Louisa Fireman Fairgrounds.  Directions: 200 Frederickburg Ave., Louisa.  $6, 3-10 years $3, 2 and under free.  Contact: Crystal Clough.  Email: information@louisacountyagfair.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-894-3275. 
 
August 3-5, Thursday-Saturday
ALBEMARLE COUNTY FAIR
Albemarle County Fair.
This three-day agricultural celebration is full of festive, family fun in a historic setting. Enjoy farm animals, craft exhibits, live music, games and activities, children's rides, contests and programs for the entire family! James Monroe Highland.  4-10pm Thursday, 10am-10pm Friday and Saturday.  $5, children under 6 free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@albemarlecountyfair.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-2725. 
 
August 1-5, Tuesday-Saturday
AUGUSTA COUNTY FAIR
Augusta County Fair.
Tractor pulls, motocross, petting zoos, hot dog pig racing, laser tag and more. The Gospel Harmony Boys perform on August 3. Augusta Expoland.  See website for schedule.  All ages welcome.  Email: acfair@ntelos.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-245-5627. 
 
July 31-August 5
FREDERICK COUNTY FAIR
Horse shows, beauty pageants, petting zoo, concessions, carnival rides and more. See website for admission prices and schedule. Frederick County Fairgrounds, Clear Brook.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-667-8739. 
 
August 5, Saturday
LAMMAS FIRST FRUITS FAIR AT FRONTIER CULTURE MUSEUM
Frontier Culture Museum.
Lammas is a traditional celebration of the first fruits and grains ready for harvest. Bring the family and enjoy the annual "First Fruits" Fair. Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton.  9am-5pm.  $Pay What You Will.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
July 28-August 6, Friday-Sunday
FREDERICKSBURG AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Enjoy the oldest fair in the United States. Come celebrate traditional fair events, contests, entertainment and food for the whole family. See website for schedule and prices. Directions: 2400 Airport Avenue, Fredericksburg .  All ages welcome.  Contact: C. Travis Bullock.  Email: fredfair123@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-373-1294. 
 
July 8-August 6
WINTERGREEN SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL AND ACADEMY
Wintergreen Performing Arts.
Come to the 2017 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival where the theme is The Fountain of Youth. Hear classical, jazz, pop and Broadway, take cooking classes, go to seminars, concerts at neighborhood wineries, cideries and breweries. Wintergreen Performing Arts produces symphonic and chamber concerts in addition to music education and outreach programs to infuse the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond with music year-round. Wintergreen Resort Park.  $various.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Julianne Akins.  Email: info@wintergreenperformingarts.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-325-8292. 
 
August 11-12, Friday-Saturday
BOTETOURT COUNTY FAIR
VCE Botetourt County.
Come out and enjoy 4-H Youth Livestock shows, homemaking exhibits, agricultural demonstrations, a farmers market, food vendors and more! Buchanan Town Park, Buchanan.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-473-8260. 
 
August 12, Saturday
PEACH FESTIVAL
Westover United Methodist Church.
Breakfast and lunch available. Peach crepes, cobblers and cakes available for purchase. Live entertainment and children's activities out on the lawn overlooking the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. Rain or shine. Westover United Methodist Church.  Directions: 2801 Fredericksburg Rd., Ruckersville.  8am-2pm.  Contact: Julie Nitzsche.  Email: Jnitzsche96@gmail.com.
 
August 13, Sunday
34TH ANNUAL CARYTOWN WATERMELON FESTIVAL
Martin's.
Big bands, jugglers and folk acts entertain on five outdoor stages with over 50 performances scheduled. Over 100 hundred street vendors will transform Cary Street. 3126 West Cary St., Richmond.  10am-6pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-304-6870. 
 
August 10-13, Thursday-Sunday
8TH ANNUAL RICHMOND JAZZ FESTIVAL
Maymont.
Join thousands of music lovers and enjoy the very best in cuisine during performance after performance of world-class music. Maymont Mansion.  11am-11pm.  $80-150.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-4500. 
 
August 19, Saturday
3RD ANNUAL RIVERFRONT CHALK FESTIVAL & ART CONTEST
Amazement Square & American National Bank and Trust Company.
Come enjoy live music, food trucks, and activities. Help transform the downtown parking lot into an open-air gallery lined with colorful works of art. Prizes will be awarded. Participating artists will designate a paved space to use as their canvas. Amazement Square.  10am-2pm.  $Free and open to public.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 845-1888. 
 
August 16-19, Wednesday-Saturday
FLUVANNA COUNTY FAIR
Fluvanna County Parks & Recreation.
See an antique tractor pull, jalapeno eating contest, sheep shearing, popular displays in the Virginia Farm Bureau Womens Home Arts buildings, bull riding and barrel racing. Discover all sorts of fun and fabulous events including fair foods, competitions, 4-H livestock show, equine trials, continuous free entertainment on the Park Stage, one of Virginias best midways and much more. Pleasant Grove Park, Palmyra.  6pm Wednesday, 4pm Thursday & Friday, 10am Saturday.  $2 general admission, free for ages 2 and under.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jonathan Pace.  Email: jonathanpace@fluvannacounty.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 842-3150. 
 
August 11-19
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY FAIR
Come out for the largest County Fair in the state of Virginia. The annual event in Manassas includes livestock exhibits, home arts exhibits, tractor pulls, a rodeo, demolition derbies, baby contests, live music and a variety of midway shows. See website for schedule. Prince William County Fairgrounds.  Times vary.  $10, $6 child/seniors .  All ages welcome.  Email: info@pwcfair.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 703-368-0173. 
 
August 14-19, Monday-Saturday
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY FAIR
Rockingham County Fair Association.
The state's largest agricultural fair with rides, competitions, motor sports, animals and more! See website for a schedule of events. Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Harrisonburg.  $Prices vary.  All ages welcome.  Email: jeff@rockinghamcountyfair.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-434-0005. 
 
August 19-20, Saturday-Sunday
FLYING CIRCUS HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL
Hot Air Balloon launches/rides in the early mornings and late afternoon/evenings, open cockpit airplane rides before and after the air show and more. Bealeton.  6am-6pm.  $15 Adults, $7 Kids 5-12, free for kids under 5.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@flyingcircusairshow.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-439-8661. 
 
August 18-21, Friday-Monday
NIGHT SKIES FESTIVAL
National Park Service.
Celebrate the valuable resource of dark skies through guest presentations by astronomy experts, Ranger Programs, and viewing the beautiful night skies Shenandoah National Park protects. Big Meadows Area.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-999-3500. 
 
Sundays in August
AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC SERIES
Frontier Culture Museum.
The event series celebrates the influence of these musical roots genres on American frontier culture. The event provides a casual environment, and features dinner theater seating with food & beverage vendors. Bands featured include Whitecap Mountain Band (August 6), Bud's Collective (August 13), Commonwealth Bluegrass Band (August 20), Amber Collins & Branch House Pavilion (August 27). Lee S. Cochran Pavilion at the Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton.  5-7pm.  $12 adults, ages 6-12 $7, under 6 free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-903-3613. 
 
July 21-September 3
SHENANDOAH VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Shenandoah Valley Music Festival.
This summer, come to one of the mid-Atlantic region's longest-running outdoor music events, with world-class music by a stellar array of performers including Arlo Guthrie, Emmylou Harris and Poco. See website for dates and times. Shrine Mont Camp & Conference Center, Orkney Springs.  Times vary.  $Prices vary.  Email: info@musicfest.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-459-3396. 
 
Ongoing
SCHOOL FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
Many local schools host wonderful special events each year--fairs, festivals, dances, spaghetti suppers and more. Because they are designed by parents for families you can be sure of having a good time and supporting a worthwhile cause. For details, please click this link. 
 
 History ActivitiesGo to top of List
 
July 29, Saturday
LET'S GO DIG WITH AN ARCHAEOLOGIST
Monticello.
Archaeologists-in-training will dig in a mock outdoor excavation, where they will learn proper field techniques, including excavation, screening and identifying artifacts. Monticello.  10am-12pm.  $12, Children 5-11 $9, Under 5 Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
August 5, Saturday
LAMMAS FIRST FRUITS FAIR AT FRONTIER CULTURE MUSEUM
Frontier Culture Museum.
Lammas is a traditional celebration of the first fruits and grains ready for harvest. Bring the family and enjoy the annual "First Fruits" Fair. Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton.  9am-5pm.  $Pay What You Will.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
August 5, Saturday
STONEWALL JACKSON'S 2ND CORPS: MARCH ON DUCARD
DuCard Vineyards.
Commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War with the release of the 2nd Corps wine. Come see reenactors from Stonewall Jackson's 2nd Corps brigade march through the vineyards, drill, interact, camp and demand their wine. DuCard Vineyards, Etlan.  1-6pm, march at 2pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4206. 
 
July 5-September 1
KIDS ARE FREE FOR THE SUMMER
James Madison's Montpelier.
Montpelier is offering free admission to all children (14 and under) who visit with a paying adult. Kids are Free promotion applies exclusively to any Daily Tour. All visitors are asked to check in at the Visitor Center. James Madison's Montpelier.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728 x 450. 
 
June 17, August 26 & September 26
DIG IT! MONTPELIER ARCHAEOLOGY TOUR
James Madison's Montpelier.
See and experience archaeology in action. James Madison's Montpelier.  1-2pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 13-October 14, Second Saturdays
JOURNEY FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM
James Madison's Montpelier.
Experience the African American transition from slavery to freedom. Visit sites and original structures that bring to life the generations of enslaved individuals who lived at Montpelier, and discover their experiences as they transitioned through Emancipation and Reconstruction, into Jim Crow segregation, and finally, through the Civil Rights Movement. This walking and driving tour will visit sites of enslavement near the mansion, as well as the Gilmore Cabin and the 1910 Train Depot. James Madison's Montpelier.  Directions: Begins at David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center.  2:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728 x 450. 
 
Now through October, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
HISTORIC COURT SQUARE WALKING TOURS
Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society.
Take a one-hour tour around Court Square to learn some of Charlottesville's rich history and revisit the time of Thomas Jefferson. Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society.  Directions: 200 Second St. NE.  5:30pm Thursdays & Fridays, 10am Saturdays.  $5.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-1492. 
 
May 27-October 28, Select Saturdays
MR. MADISON IS AT HOME
James Madison's Montpelier.
On select Saturdays, come visit with James Madison in the Constitution Room after your tour of the House. See website for dates. James Madison's Montpelier.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728. 
 
April 22-October 30, Saturday & Sundays
HATTON FERRY
Hatton Ferry.
Get a sense of history by crossing the river on the last pole-operated ferry in America. Weather permitting. On Route 625, outside Scottsville.  9am-pm Saturdays, 12-5pm Sundays.  $5 per person, $10 per car.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-1492. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
Every Month, Third Saturday
TODDLER TIME AT MONTICELLO
Monticello.
Toddlers and their adult companions will love an adventure in the Griffin Discovery Room for story time, crafts, and special activities - the perfect introduction to the world of Thomas Jefferson! Monticello, Griffin Discovery Room.  9-10am.  $10.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9880. 
 
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July 29, Saturday
VINTAGE POP-UP MARKET
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Head up the mountain and check out carefully selected vendors and shop for vintage and homemade finds. Carter Mountain Orchard.  9am-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833 . 
 
August 5-October 28, Saturdays
NELSON FARMERS MARKET COOPERATIVE
Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative.
Fresh local produce, baked goods, fresh cheese, meats & poultry, local honey, jams, crafts, plants, cut flowers and more. Live music on each Saturday. 3079 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford.  8am-12pm.  Email: contact@nelsonfarmersmarket.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 760-6655. 
 
June 16-September 1
FEATURED FARMER FRIDAYS
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards.
Do your market shopping just minutes away from downtown Charlottesville with a mini farmers' market where two local farmers will showcase and sell their products. Chef Bill Scalene will work with the farmers to create a Friday special to highlight their locally grown produce. Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, North Garden.  11am-5pm.  Email: info@pippinhillfarm.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 202-8063. 
 
May 6-September 30, Saturdays
ALBEMARLE FARMERS MARKET
New farmers market at Hollymead Town Center. Hollymead Town Center.  8:30am-1pm.  Contact: Alisa Wildman.  Email: albemarlemarket@gmail.com. For more info call: 531-2733. 
 
May-October, Wednesdays
FARMERS IN THE PARK
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
Charlottesville's first growers only market. Farm fresh veggies, fruit, baked goods, plants and much more. Meade Park.  Directions: Corner of Meade Avenue & Chesapeake Street.  3-7pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Stephanie Maloy.  Email: maloy@charlottesville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3371. 
 
April-October, Saturdays
CITY MARKET
City of Charlottesville.
Visit for fresh local produce, plants, and plenty of homemade goodies and crafts. Second and Water Street parking lots.  7am-12pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May-October, Thursdays & Saturdays
STONEFIELD GREEN MARKET
The Shops at Stonefield.
Join Stonefield and Central Farm Markets for an open-air market on The Green at Stonefield. The Shops at Stonefield.  4-7pm Thursday, 8:30am-12:30pm Saturday.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 6-October 14, Saturdays
CROZET FARMERS MARKET
The market offers a variety of locally grown vegetables, bedding plants, vegetable starts, cut flowers, homemade baked goods, handcrafted jewelry, woodcraft and pottery. Crozet United Methodist parking lot.  8am-12pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Al Minutolo.  Email: aminutolo@embarqmail.com. For more info call: 823-1092. 
 
May 2-October, Tuesdays
FOREST LAKES FARMERS MARKET
Forest Lakes Community Association.
Local produce, plants, meats and eggs, home-baked goods, jams and more. Forest Lakes South.  Directions: Recreation Center parking lot.  4-7pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Alisa Wildman.  Email: forestlakesmarket@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 531-2733. 
 
April 1-November 18, Saturdays
SCOTTSVILLE COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET
Scottsville Chamber of Commerce.
Find food, music, crafts and more. Scottsville Pavilion.  Directions: 125 Fleet St., Scottsville.  8am-12pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Tanya Cornwell.  Email: svillefarmersmarket@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 286-4994. 
 
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July 25 & 26, Tuesday & Wednesday
SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS: THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE & THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
Regal Cinemas.
See selected G or PG rated movies for only a dollar. Both movies play on each day. Regal Stonefield Cinema.  10am.  $1.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
June 13-August 9, Tuesdays & Wednesdays
SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS
Regal Stonefield Cinema.
Enjoy a choice of two family-friendly flicks every week! Regal Cinemas Stadium 14 & IMAX.  10am.  $1.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3213. 
 
August 8 & 9, Tuesday & Wednesday
SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS: STORKS AND THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
Regal Cinemas.
See family friendly movies for $1. Both films play each day. Regal Cinemas Stadium 14 & IMAX.  10am.  $1 .  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 13, Sunday
ROMAN HOLIDAY
The Paramount.
Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn star in this classic film. The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $7 adult, $5 youth.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
August 14, Monday
FILM: 13TH (2016)
JMRL- Central Library.
Watch and discuss Netflix's original documentary "13th." In partnership with the Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP. JMRL- Central Library.  6:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
August 2-16, Wednesdays
FREE FAMILY FILM SERIES
Violet Crown Cinema and Virginia Discovery Museum.
Grab the popcorn, sit back and relax, and keep cool this summer with a free Family Film Series. August 2: Labyrinth (1986). August 9: Matilda (1996). August 16: Shrek (2001). After the movie, families can enjoy half-price same-day admission to the Virginia Discovery Museum when they redeem their ticket stub at the museum's check-in desk. Violet Crown Cinema.  10:30am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 529-3000. 
 
August 19, Saturday
VILLAGE MOVIE SATURDAYS
Old Trail Village.
Come watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story free at Old Trail. Old Trail Village, Crozet.  Dusk.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@oldtrailvillage.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-8100. 
 
August 20, Sunday
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL [PG-13]
The Paramount Theater.
This Italian film won three academy awards including Best Actor and Best Foreign Language Film. The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $7 adults, $5 youth.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
June 28-August 23, Fourth Wednesdays
PAGE TO SCREEN MOVIE NIGHT
JMRL.
Monthly screenings of a popular film adaptation of a book. Light refreshments are served. Gordon Avenue Library.  7pm.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
CVILLE MOVIES
Find out the movie schedule for all of Charlottesville here. For details, please click this link. 
 
Second Tuesdays
FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES AT NORTHSIDE
JMRL - Northside Library.
Bring a blanket and pillows and settle in for a family-friendly movie. Snack and juice box provided. Northside Library.  6:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
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August 17, Thursday
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.
Explore the exhibitions after hours and enjoy the best food, libations and music in Charlottesville. Featuring local beer, cider and wine, as well as Charlottesville's best food trucks. Live music by Chamomile and Whisky. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.  $Free.  Email: kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-0234. 
 
June 22-August 24, Thursdays
$5 ADMISSION THURSDAY
Amazement Square.
Every Thursday admission is reduced to $5 from $9 for the entire day. Amazement Square, Lynchburg.  $5 per person.  Email: ashleigh@amazementsquare.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 845-1888. 
 
First Friday of every month
FREE FIRST FRIDAY
Explore More Discovery Museum.
Kids can participate in fun activities designed to help them understand how to build a foundation and frame for everything from muscles and bones to house and home. Explore More Discovery Museum.  Directions: 150 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg.  4-7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-442-8900. 
 
Every Friday
GREAT ARTISTS PROGRAM
Art history comes alive in engaging hands-on presentations and conversations as artists of all ages come together to learn about some of the world’s great artists. Think you can’t create? Pick up the media of the masters and let your creativity run wild. You might just surprise yourself! Amazement Square .  4-5pm.  $Free with admission .  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 845-1888. 
 
LOCAL MUSEUMS
We have many fabulous museums in our region. Everything from our own Virginia Discovery Museum downtown to the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond! Please also take a look at our other publication especially for tourists and newcomers, The Charlottesville Welcome Book. Visit our CharlottesvilleFamily Guide to Family Fun Year-Round for comprehensive museum listings for families in our area. For details, please click this link. 
 
Third Fridays
SCIENCE AFTER DARK
Science Museum of Virginia.
Each month offers a quirky and unique theme. Spend a night exploring the exhibits, with custom, all-live astronomy presentations at 6:30pm and 7:15pm in The Dome and a classic movie at 8pm on the largest screen in the state. Science After Dark features hands-on activities and stargazing on the front lawn with the Richmond Astronomical Society. Science Museum of Virginia.  Directions: 2500 West Broad St., Richmond.  5pm.  $10 general public.  Email: info@smv.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1400. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
First Wednesdays
WEGMANS PAY WHAT YOU WISH WEDNESDAY
Wegmans/Virginia Discovery Museum.
Admission to the museum is by donation today. Virginia Discovery Museum.  Directions: East end of the Downtown Mall (near City Hall).  10am-5pm.  Email: gallerymanager@vadm.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
Tuesdays
TODDLER TALES
Amazement Square.
Toddler Tales meets each Tuesday to focus on preschool preperation through fun and engaging activities, songs, take-home activities and a themed story time. Amazement Square, The Big Red Barn.  10:30am.  $Free with admission.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 845-1888. 
 
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Second Monday and Last Thursday of each month
LITTLE NATURALISTS
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Introduce your 3 to 5 year old to nature with this short talk and trail walk. Master Naturalist volunteers will host, starting in the Ivy Creek Foundation Education Building. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  Directions: 1780 Earlysville Road.  10-11am.  $Free.  Email: programs@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7772. 
 
July 29, Saturday
LET'S GO DIG WITH AN ARCHAEOLOGIST
Monticello.
Archaeologists-in-training will dig in a mock outdoor excavation, where they will learn proper field techniques, including excavation, screening and identifying artifacts. Monticello.  10am-12pm.  $12, Children 5-11 $9, Under 5 Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
August 1, Tuesday
WALK WITH DAN
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Join Dan Kulund for a monthly walk in the woods. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  Directions: Meet by the kiosk near the parking lot.  9-10am.  $Free.  Email: programs@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7772. 
 
August 19, Saturday
POPSICLES IN THE PARK
Belmont-Carlton Neighborhood Association.
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon meeting your neighbors. Popsicles provided. Rives Park.  3-4:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
June 8-September 14, Second and Fourth Thursdays
FIDOS AFTER 5
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA allowing leashed pets during the second and fourth Thursdays of each month's Flowers After 5. WaterPlay in the Children's Garden is open until 8pm during this event weather permitting. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  5-9pm.  $13 Adults, $11 Seniors 55+, $8 Children 3-12. Children under 3 free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
June 1-September 14, Thursdays
FLOWERS AFTER 5
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Relax on Thursday evenings throughout the summer at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens, enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA on the second and fourth Thursdays of June, July, August and Thursday, September 14 to allow leashed pets at "Fidos After 5." Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  5-9pm.  $13 Adults, $11 Seniors 55+, $8 Children 3-12. Children under 3 free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
April 14-October 15
BUTTERFLIES LIVE!
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Experience the wonderful world of butterflies. Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and is geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and life cycles. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  $Regular Admission.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (804) 262-9887. 
 
Third Friday of every month
LIVESKY PLANETARIUM SHOW
Science Museum of Virginia.
Take a guided tour of the current night sky and find out about the latest celestial happenings. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and make requests of your astronomer host. Since the sky is always changing and audience questions and requests vary, each LiveSky show is different. No LiveSky during the month of April. Science Museum of Virginia.  Directions: 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA.  6pm.  $5 nonmembers; free for members.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1431. 
 
Saturdays
MORNINGS IN THE MOUNTAINS
Wintergreen Nature Foundation.
Join a Foundation naturalist for an interpretive walk in the woods. Explore the many wonderful aspects of Wintergreen's natural environment. Trillium House.  Directions: Rt. 29S to I-64W to Exit 107 (Crozet, Rte 250). Take 250W to Rte 151S, turn left. Take 151 to Rte 664, 14.2 miles. Turn right at 664.  10am.  $3 members, $5 non-members..  All ages welcome.  Email: info@twnf.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-325-8169. 
 
First and Third Fridays
PUBLIC NIGHT AT THE OBSERVATORY
UVA Leander McCormick Observatory.
View celestial objects through the historic 26-inch McCormick Refractor and other smaller telescopes year-round, weather permitting. Tour the Observatory, hear a presentation by an astronomer and see the exhibits. McCormick Observatory.  9-11pm mid March-early November, 7-9pm early November to mid March.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 243-1885. 
 
Ongoing
STARGAZING 101
Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.
Learn the names and locations of each season's major constellations and bright stars. Learn how to spot planets, use a star map and use binoculars for a closer look at the night sky. Fee and registration required. 2500 West Broad St., Richmond.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1400. 
 
Third Friday of every month
STARS AND PLANETS
Science Museum of Virginia.
Join members of the Richmond Astronomical Society on the front lawn as they share their telescopes for a look at the night sky (weather permitting). Science Museum of Virginia.  Directions: 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA.  Times vary from month to month.  $free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1400. 
 
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July 25, Tuesday
DRAGONS & DREAMS
JMRL- Central Library.
In a faraway world, two brave villagers try to save an entire kingdom from an Evil Ice Sorceress. Find out about dry ice and changing states of matter through interactive and explosive experiments with fog, bubbles, flying rockets and more. JMRL- Central Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
July 27, Thursday
CHARLOTTESVILLE OPERA'S STUDENT DRESS REHEARSAL
Charlottesville-Albemarle middle and high-school students are invited to a free dress rehearsal of Charlottesville Opera's Oklahoma! Oklahoma! tells the story of a romance between a cowboy and a farmgirl. Enjoy this special opportunity for students interested in the arts to have the opportunity to see this story brought to life by professional singers, orchestra players, and dancers as well as local Charlottesville children. The Paramount Theater.  7pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 11 to 18.  Contact: Emilia delGrosso.  Email: emilia@charlottesvilleopera.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-4500. 
 
July 22-July 29
KEN LUDWIG'S BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
Heritage Theatre.
A madcap comedy featuring five actors portraying 40 characters. Join the adventure as Sherlock Holmes and Watson comb the moors for clues before the Baskerville curse dooms its newest heir. Ruth Caplin Theatre.  Email: heritage@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3376. 
 
August 4-5
BARRY LUBIN AS "GRANDMA"
Heritage Theatre.
International circus star Barry Lubin is bringing his iconic clown "Grandma" for a riotous romp sure to delight both the young and the young-at-heart. Ruth Caplin Theatre.  Email: heritage@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3376. 
 
August 12, Saturday
DMR ADVENTURES PRESENTS: BROADWAY AT THE PARAMOUNT
The Paramount Theater.
A Broadway-themed musical revue featuring over 40 young performers from Charlottesville and the surrounding area alongside visiting Broadway Guest Artists. The Paramount Theater.  7pm.  $20 adult, $15 12 and under.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Sundays
TELL US A TALE RADIO SHOW
University of Virginia's WTJU fm 91.1.
An outstanding radio program of storytelling and music for children hosted by Peter Jones. Peter also works with local school children to produce special programs. 12-2pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-0885. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
Third Thursdays
THURSDAYS AFTER SIX
JMRL- Northside Library.
Bring your chair to the back patio, and enjoy some live music. This is a program for all ages. You can even dance in the parking lot! JMRL- Northside Library.  6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
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July 26, Wednesday,
SUNSETS WITH SENTARA
Sentara.
Enjoy a night of live music and food with music by Mama Tried and food & refreshments from local food trucks, restaurants and wineries. Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.  5:30-8:30pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
June 21-July 27, Wednesdays or Thursdays
ROMP 'N STOMP
JMRL - Central Library.
Play with your preschooler in this lively early literacy class of music, stories, drama, movement, art play and more. For 2-5 year olds with a favorite caregiver. Registration is required and should be for either day's session. Central Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
July 28, Friday
AMAZING ME AT AMAZEMENT SQUARE
Amazement Square.
A night to celebrate kids of all abilities, Amazing Me features an art program and other sensory activities all with adaptive elements to support varying levels of ability. Come join us to meet new friends, build community with other families who have shared experiences and have a fun night out in a safe-space atmosphere. Amazement Square, Lynchburg.  5:30-7:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: visitus@amazementsquare.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 845-1888. 
 
July 29, Saturday
HOPE'S LEGACY A TIME TO RIDE
Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue.
Hope's Legacy, a nonprofit horse, pony and donkey rescue is participating in A Time To Ride, a national competition to introduce people to horses. Come visit and get your picture taken with either our miniature horses or our mascot, Donkey. A small donation for the picture is requested. Stonefield Green Market.  8:30am-12:30pm.  All ages welcome.  Special Needs Accommodation: none  Contact: Rosi Beachy.  Email: rosibeachy@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 989-2949. 
 
July 28-29, Friday-Saturday
LOUISA COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Come out for pure country fun with barbeques, live bands, 4-H projects and much more. Louisa Fireman Fairgrounds.  Directions: 200 Frederickburg Ave., Louisa.  $6, 3-10 years $3, 2 and under free.  Contact: Crystal Clough.  Email: information@louisacountyagfair.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-894-3275. 
 
June 17, 24 & July 22, 29
TRAILBLAZER MUSEUM TOURS
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.
Take a tour of the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center lead by a Trailblazer, a student guide who have been trained to provide tours of the Heritage Center's historical and contemporary exhibitions. These tours are a chance to learn about African American history-- both locally and nationally-- through unique works of art, historical documents, and remarkable stories. Tours are at 11AM, 12PM, and 1PM on select Saturdays and last approximately 30 minutes. No admission cost; no RSVP required. See the link for the full schedule of tours. 233 4th Street NW.  11am, 12pm & 1pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 7 to 97.  Special Needs Accommodation: Limited seating  Contact: Ellen Blackmon.  Email: education@jeffschoolheritagecenter.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 260-8723. 
 
August 2, Wednesday
LIVING LAB
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Researchers from the Child Development Laboratories at UVA meet with families and discuss their research while children engage in games and activities as part of current and ongoing studies. Virginia Discovery Museum.  1-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
August 5, Saturday
CHARLOTTESVILLE DAY
IX Art Park.
Bring the family for art, food trucks, culture, vendors, live entertainment, games and more. IX Art Park.  12-10pm.  $15 ages 21+, $5 ages 17-20, kids free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 31-August 5
FREDERICK COUNTY FAIR
Horse shows, beauty pageants, petting zoo, concessions, carnival rides and more. See website for admission prices and schedule. Frederick County Fairgrounds, Clear Brook.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-667-8739. 
 
August 5, Saturday
TOY TRAIN SHOW EXTRAVAGANZA
Virginia Train Collectors.
Over 70 vendor tables, operating train layouts, raffle prizes and fun for the whole family. Charlottesville's Elk Lodge.  Directions: Route 20N (Stony Point Rd.).  9am-4pm.  $5 adult, kids 12 and under free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 981-5924. 
 
August 6, Sunday
BLUE RIDGE MEDICAL CENTER CLASSIC CAR AND BIKE SHOW
Blue Ridge Medical Center.
Show and Shine with no judging. All makes and models are welcome. Registrants can win prizes. Proceeds will benefit the Rural Health Outreach Program. 4038 Thomas Nelson Highway, Arrington.  1-4pm.  $Free.  Email: bgowen@brmedical.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-4000. 
 
July 28-August 6, Friday-Sunday
FREDERICKSBURG AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Enjoy the oldest fair in the United States. Come celebrate traditional fair events, contests, entertainment and food for the whole family. See website for schedule and prices. Directions: 2400 Airport Avenue, Fredericksburg .  All ages welcome.  Contact: C. Travis Bullock.  Email: fredfair123@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-373-1294. 
 
August 6, Sunday
SUNDAY SUNDOWNS
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
Join in another afternoon of fun, with a cookout, music, games and free swimming at Washington Park Pool. Washington Park Pool.  Directions: 1001 Preston Avenue.  3-6pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3260. 
 
August 12, Saturday
BARKS & BARRELS
First Colony Winery.
Bring your friendly dog out for a day of fun. Frisbees, balls and other doggie toys are available to play in the field. Leashed dogs are permitted in the tasting room. Live music from Pat Anderson and 2 Brothers food truck on site from 1-4pm. Fluvanna SPCA will be bringing dogs and puppies for adoption as well. First Colony Winery.  12-5pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7105. 
 
August 16, Wednesday
BOOK BUFFET
JMRL- Central Library.
Try it - you might like it. Feast on fabulous stories about space and beyond. Check out your favorites. No reservations required, just an appetite for good books. JMRL - Central Library.  All day.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
August 14-18, Monday-Friday
B&O BEACH BOUND RAIL ADVENTURES
B&O Railroad Museum.
Celebrate summer with a summer adventure full of fun hands-on activities to keep kids entertained and engaged including story time, sand fun, boat building, water garden, bounce house, arcade games and train ride, to name a few. B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore.  10am-3pm.  $18 adults, $12 ages 2-12.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 410-752-2490. 
 
August 19, Saturday
BEAT THE HEAT PARTY
DuCard Vineyards.
With music by the kat and the travelers. It's HOT! So come on out and Beat the Heat at DuCard Vineyards with some cool wines, mountain streams and shaded patios. Lawn games, other fun stuff, and vineyard and winery tours. DuCard Vineyards.  1-6pm.  $No Cover.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4206. 
 
August 5, 12 & 19, Saturdays
TRAILBLAZER MUSEUM TOURS
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.
Take a tour of the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center lead by a Trailblazer, a student guide who have been trained to provide tours of the Heritage Center's historical and contemporary exhibitions. These tours are a chance to learn about African American history-- both locally and nationally-- through unique works of art, historical documents, and remarkable stories. Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.  Directions: 223 4th St. NW.  11am, 12pm & 1pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Ellen Blackmon.  Email: education@jeffschoolheritagecenter.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 260-8723. 
 
August 21, Monday
TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTY
JMRL- Central Library.
Celebrate America's first total solar eclipse in almost a century. Come early and decorate a solar cookie and learn about the eclipse from a local expert. Get official NASA safety viewing glasses and walk over to Le Park for front row seats at the grand event. Peak viewing time is 2:40-2:45pm JMRL- Central Library.  1:30pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
June 22-August 24, Thursdays
$5 ADMISSION THURSDAY
Amazement Square.
Every Thursday admission is reduced to $5 from $9 for the entire day. Amazement Square, Lynchburg.  $5 per person.  Email: ashleigh@amazementsquare.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 845-1888. 
 
August 5 & 6, 26 & 27, Saturdays & Sundays
SWANNANOA PALACE OPEN HOUSE
Swannanoa Palace.
Swannanoa Palace, a $2 million mansion built in 1912 by Major James Dooley and modeled after the Villa Medici in Rome, is open to the public. The 4,000-piece Tiffany stained-glass window and a domed ceiling bearing the likeness of Mrs. Dooley are sure to impress. Swannanoa Palace.  Directions: 497 Swannanoa Lane, Afton.  11:15am-5pm.  $8, 12 and under free (cash or check only).  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-885-5653. 
 
August 12-September 4
GREEN VALLEY BOOK FAIR
Green Valley Book Fair.
Encourage your child to read by expanding his or her home library. Huge selection of children's books at 60%-90% off retail prices on new, over-run or irregular books. 2192 Green Valley Ln., Mt. Crawford.  10am-5pm Monday-Thursday; 10am-6pm Friday & Saturday; 12-5pm Sunday.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-385-0099. 
 
Now-September 8, Fridays
$5 AFTER FIVE: LATE-PLAY NIGHTS AT THE MUSEUM
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Play late on Fridays at the Museum from spring into the end of summer. No registration required. Virginia Discovery Museum.  $5 per family.  Recommended for ages 15 to 18.  Email: vol@vadm.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
May 7-October 29, Sundays
YAPPY HOURS AT KESWICK VINEYARDS
Keswick Vineyards.
Every Sunday through October Keswick Vineyards is host to Yappy Hours! A family-oriented event where local animal shelters and societies will bring their dogs in need of homes to play with patrons and other dogs. A portion of sales in the tasting room are donated to the visiting shelter, and guests are always encouraged to bring their own animals. The dog park makes for a great space to let animals run free and get exercise while you enjoy your Virginia wine and enjoy the countryside views. Keswick Vineyards.  Directions: Tasting Room.  12-3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
July 6-December 7, First Thursdays
CHARLOTTESVILLE CLASSICAL GUITAR CONCERT SERIES
Guitar Charlottesville.
Come enjoy live classical guitar concerts at The Haven on the first Thursdays of each month except for September 2017 when there will be the Charlottesville Classical Guitar Festival & Competition on the second Saturday of the month. The Haven.  Directions: 112 Market Street.  7pm.  $10 (Suggested donation. None will be turned away).  All ages welcome.  Contact: Rafael Scarfullery.  Email: rafael@rafaelscarfullery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 851-0674. 
 
First Saturdays
COMMUNITY BREAKFASTS
Rockfish Valley Community Center.
Volunteers from the community serve up breakfast at a great price. A wonderful way to meet your neighbors. Rockfish Valley Community Center.  Directions: 190 Rockfish Lane, Afton.  8:30-10:30am.  All ages welcome.  Email: rockfishcc@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-0100. 
 
Thursdays
HOO-VILLE COMMUNITY FUN RUNS
Come enjoy these new, weekly fun runs across UVA grounds. Join staff, faculty, students and other community members while getting active. All levels and abilities welcome. Runs range from 2 to 5 miles. Walkers also welcome! Ragged Mountain Running shop, The Corner.  5:30-6pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: askhr@virginia.edu. For more info call: 982-0123. 
 
Tuesdays
LIFT YOUR SPIRIT IN SONG AT LITTLE PLANETS
Little Planets.
Jessica Beers leads this playful gathering for all ages that is designed to strengthen voices and spirits using the power of positive affirmation through song. Instruments are welcome and some small instruments will be available. Class may contain references to God and spirit. Little Planets Playroom, IX Park.  Directions: In the Gallery in the Dream Big building.  2:30pm.  $5.  Email: info@ourlittleplanets.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 703-209-4717. 
 
Fridays & Sundays
ROLLER SKATING AT CARVER RECREATION CENTER
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
Roller skating has returned to Carver Recreation Center. This free event occurs Fridays from 5pm-8pm and Sundays from 1pm-6pm. Skates are provided and there is no charge for this activity. Carver Recreation Center, Jefferson School City Center.  5-8pm Fridays; 1-6pm Sunday.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3053. 
 
Third Tuesdays
SILENT DINNER POTLUCK
JMRL - Louisa County.
No talking during this silent dinner. A great environment to practice some signing skills and learn more about deaf culture. Please consider bringing dessert of a side dish to share. Louisa County Library.  Directions: 881 Davis Highway, Mineral.  5pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: louisa@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-894-5853. 
 
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July 26, Wednesday
ALZHEIMER'S AWARENESS NIGHT
Tom Sox.
Join the Alzheimer's Association as the Tom Sox take on the Winchester Royals. Local celebrities and Alzheimer's care partners will be featured during the ceremonial first pitch. Partake in the 50/50 raffle for a chance to win a signed Tony Bennett basketball and/or a signed Brian O'Connor baseball bat. TomSox field at Charlottesville High School.  7pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@tomsox.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
Thursdays in July
ALL-COMERS SUMMER TRACK MEETS
Charlottesville Track Club.
A summer tradition since 1975 - the Charlottesville Track Club will host a series of races from 100 meters to 5,000 meters for all ages and all abilities. Special events for children as well as parent/child and sibling relays. Race day signup only. Price is per person, not per event. Kids receive a track ribbon for each event. UVA Track at Lannigan Field.  6-8pm.  $2 non-member, $1 ctc member.  All ages welcome.  Email: charlottesvilletrackclub@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
July 8-29, Saturdays
FAMILIES RUN TOGETHER
Brooks Family YMCA/ Ragged Mountain Running Shop.
This 4-part family running series is open to kids ages 3-12 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Kids who participate in 3 of the 4 Saturdays will receive a free t-shirt. Brooks Family YMCA .  8-8:30am.  $Free.  Contact: Meg Klenk.  Email: mklenk@piedmontymca.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 974-9622. 
 
August 5, Saturday
BE BOLD 5K TRAIL
Corkscrew Racing and Bold Rock Hard Cider.
Mostly a grassy trail with short stints on gravel and pavement. Walker and fido-friendly and all-terrain strollers are welcome. Enjoy food and live music after. Bold Rock Cidery.  9am.  Email: info@corkscrewracing.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 19, Saturday
FACE THE FOREST 5K OBSTACLE COURSE RACE
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.
Are you up for an adventure? Challenge yourself to beat the clock as you take on a 3.1-mile obstacle race through Jefferson's Poplar Forest plantation encountering obstacles (and some mud) along the way. Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.  8am.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 525-1806. 
 
September 2, Saturday
UVA FOOTBALL SEASON OPENER VS. WILLIAM & MARY
University of Virginia Athletics.
Cheer on the 'Hoos at their home opener! Scott Stadium.  3:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-8821. 
 
Thursdays
HOO-VILLE COMMUNITY FUN RUNS
Come enjoy these new, weekly fun runs across UVA grounds. Join staff, faculty, students and other community members while getting active. All levels and abilities welcome. Runs range from 2 to 5 miles. Walkers also welcome! Ragged Mountain Running shop, The Corner.  5:30-6pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: askhr@virginia.edu. For more info call: 982-0123. 
 
Fridays
MESSI MORNINGS
Own Touch Cville.
This open gym play time is geared towards Moms or Dads (or Grandmas, etc) and toddlers. No registration is necessary. This playgroup is geared toward kids under 6, but homeschoolers are welcome. Own Touch Cville - 126 Commerce Drive, Ruckersville.  9:30am-12pm.  $10/child - $15/family.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Lynn Reed.  Email: lynn_s_reed@yahoo.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434 939 9177. 
 
Fridays
MESSI MORNINGS
Own Touch Cville.
Open Gym/Playtime for moms or dads and toddlers. Fridays from 9:30 - noon. No registration necessary. Own Touch Cville - 126 Commerce Drive, Ruckersville.  9:30am-12pm.  $10/child - $15/family.  Contact: Lynn Reed.  Email: lynn_s_reed@yahoo.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
UVA CAVALIERS
University of Virginia.
Go Hoos!!! Youth Day games provide extra treats for the kids! Season schedule and games scores available through web link. All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 982-5631. 
 
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August 19, Saturday
DONUTS WITH DAD
JMRL - Central Library.
A delicious storytime designed especially for dads to share with their little dumplins. Donuts, coffee, and juice will be served along with storytime fun. For dads, grandads, uncles or buddies JMRL- Central Library.  10:30am.  Recommended for ages 2 to 5.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
Third Saturdays
BARNES AND NOBLE STORYTIME PRESENTS: BILINGUAL STORYTIME
Barnes and Noble.
Bilingual Storytime for Children is held the third Saturday of each month. Readings will be done by Ali Sullivan of Spanish Moves! Cuentos bilingües para Niños este evento se celebra el cuarto sábado de cada. Las lecturas serán realizadas por Ali Sullivan de movimientos españoles! Ven y participa en la hora de los cuentos bilingues el tercer sábado de cada mes. Habrá cuentos, canciones y actividades. Charlottesville Barnes and Noble.  11am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Sandi Cararo.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
Every Friday
CHILDREN'S STORYTIME
New Dominion Bookshop.
Bring the kids to enjoy storytime at New Dominion Bookshop. New Dominion Bookshop.  Directions: 404 East Main Street.  10am.  Email: ndb@cstone.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-2552. 
 
STORYTIME EVENTS
In addition to all of the regular Storytimes planned around town each week there are sometimes extra special events. Look to the AF Kid's Events and Activities Calendar for Storytime Events to find visits from costumed characters, theme parties, live storytimes on the radio, and more.
 
Wednesdays September-December
TODDLER TIME
JMRL - Scottsville Library.
A program for babies and toddlers emphasizing simple concepts, patterns and unconditional acceptance. This 20-minute activity includes books, songs, fingerplays and flannel board stories. Scottsville Library.  10am.  $Free.  Email: scottsville@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 286-3541. 
 
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July 14-July 30
PIPPIN
Live Arts.
Come see the Live Arts Teen Theater Company musical. Live Arts.  Email: mike@livearts.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-4177. 
 
July 28-August 4
COMPANY
Heritage Theatre.
Stephen Sondheim's Tony-award winning musical directed by former Heritage Theatre Festival artistic director Bob Chapel. Culbreth Theatre.  Email: heritage@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3376. 
 
August 4-5, Friday-Saturday
DISNEY'S PETER PAN JR.
Live Arts.
Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, this is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who would't grow up. The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs and a story featuring one rousing adventure after another. Live Arts Gibson Theater.  5pm & 7:30pm Friday,10am & 12:30pm Saturday.  $10.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Mike Long.  Email: mike@livearts.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 773-209-6608 (w) 434.977.4177 x100. 
 
August 5, Saturday
MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM & PICNIC DINNER
Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
Before the show enjoy a picnic dinner. Lots of fun for family and friends! Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1500 E. Rio Rd.  5:45pm picnic, 7pm show.  $7 adult's meal, $5 children's meal 12 and under.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Aldersgate UMC.  Email: info@cvaumc.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-5806. 
 
July 27-30 & August 3-6
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Aldersgate UMC & Black Box Players.
Girl meets boy. Girl falls in love with boy. Girl loses boy when mischievous fairies intervene and make the boy fall for another girl. Girl wins boy back with the help of a little more fairy magic. This fun adaptation will be full of laughs, dancing and musical surprises making it the perfect chance to introduce even the youngest child to Shakespeare. Aldersgate United Methodist Church.  7pm, Doors open at 6pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Black Box Players.  Email: maryanne@blackboxplayers.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 218-3148. 
 
July 27-30 & August 3, 5 & 6
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Black Box Players.
Aldersgate United Methodist Church.  7pm nightly, Dinner Theatre August 5.  $Free.  Email: maryannthornton@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 218-3148. 
 
August 4-6 & 11-13
SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
ShenanArts.
Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza where the favorite Dr. Seuss characters are lovingly brought to life, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and more. ShenanArts at The nTelos Theatre, Staunton.  7pm Friday-Saturday; 3pm Sunday.  $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and students, $10 for children.  All ages welcome.  Email: theatre@shenanarts.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-712-0001. 
 
August 16-17, Wednesday-Thursday
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
Shenandoah National Park.
Traveling Players Teen Ensemble presents As You Like It. Skyland's Peak View Stage.  7:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 10-13 & 17-20, Thursday-Sunday
SHREK THE MUSICAL
The Wayne Theatre.
This Tony Award-winning musical based on the DreamWorks film features all new songs and brings the beloved characters from the film to life on the stage. The Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro.  7pm Thursday-Saturday; 3pm Sunday.  $22 adults, $15 students.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
THEATRE PERFORMANCE GROUPS
Charlottesville-Albemarle is filled with talent! Your young dancer or actor is sure to find a class or group to enjoy. Look to our AF Guide to Kids Recreation Year-Round to find many terrific organizations offering dance classes and theatre classes. Also, watch the Family Events and Festivals Calendar for specific performances and review the AK Guide to Family Fun Year-Round to see which groups do shows for families.
 

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