Family Events and Outing Ideas Charlottesville

Family Event Round-Up: August


Enjoy the last weeks of summer with your family by getting out for some local fun! Check out this list of just some of the many things to do and explore this August around Charlottesville. Learn more about these events and many more on our Events Calendar.

Events for Preschoolers

Preschool Age Events Charlottesville

Come Grow With Us
Chiles Peach Orchard, Tuesdays & Wednesdays
This weekly educational event for children ages 3–8 includes storytime, a craft, pick-your-own fruits or veggies (seasonal), and a snack.

BYOB (Bring Your Own Blanket) Outdoor Storytime
Market Street Park, Wednesdays
This library event is the perfect time for littles to enjoy stories, songs, movement and more.



Events for Elementary/Middle Schoolers

S’mores & STEM
Camp Sugar Hollow, August 7
Join the Girl Scouts to celebrate National S’mores Day with s’mores (of course) and a visit from the Mobile STEM Center. The day will feature engineering activities, learning about constellations and more.

WTJU Touch & Tour
WTJU Radio Studios, August 14
This is an opportunity for children to get their hands on the radio equipment that brings music and voices to the airwaves. Kids can slide the knobs on a sound board, speak through a microphone, cue a vinyl record and sit in an actual air studio. There will also be a music-making activity and more.


Teen Events Charlottesville

Events for Teens

Smart Start to College
Virtual–UVA Credit Union, August 11
Teens and parents can learn everything they need to know about finances and college. Learn about budgeting, loans, identity theft and more during this virtual event.


Events for the Entire Family

Annual Riverfront Chalk Festival
Amazement Square, August 21
Enjoy live music, food trucks and activities while soaking up the last moments of summer at Amazement Square in Lynchburg. Artists of all ages, backgrounds and abilities are invited to register for the chalk art contest and compete for coveted prizes.

Shenandoah National Park Free Fee Day
Shenandoah National Park, August 25
Take a hike with the family, and enjoy free admission to the park in recognition of the National Park Service’s birthday.

Harlem Globetrotters
John Paul Jones Arena, August 27
Watch basketball wizardy, ankle-breaking moves, jaw-dropping swag and new drip. The Harlem Globetrotters are back, and you don’t want to miss the Spread Game Tour.


Learn more about these events, and view all the family-friendly happenings in the Charlottesville area on our Events Calendar.


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