Family Event Round-Up: September


Just because school has begun doesn’t mean the family fun has to end! Check out this Family Event Round-Up: September of just some of the many things to do and explore this month around Charlottesville. Learn more about these events and discover many other family outing ideas on our Events Calendar.


Events for Preschoolers in 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.

Drop-In Storytime by Virginia Discovery Museum
Ting Pavilion, Mondays
Join the Virginia Discovery Museum outdoors for stories, songs and more at the free drop-in event.



Events for Elementary/Middle Schoolers in Charlottesville

State Fair of Virginia
The Meadow Event Park, September 24–October 3
Take a daytrip to Henrico County (just outside Richmond) to enjoy rides, entertainment, animals, fair foods and much more!

Unlock the Box Trail Adventure
Wildrock, Now–September 25
The Discovery Loop Trail has turned into a treasure hunt! Use a map and clues to find the location of several hidden words that when strung together create a password to “unlock” a box of nature treasures. Reservations required.


Events for Teens in Charlottesville

20th Annual Youth Film Festival
Vinegar Hill Theater, September 12
Light House Studio’s annual festival is a wonderful celebration of community, students and great local youth filmmaking.

Festival of the Wheel

Events in Charlottesville for the Entire Family

Virginia Festival of the Wheel
Boar’s Head Resort, September 3–5
View approximately 100 of the finest cars in Virginia and beyond, and enjoy live music and fireworks, all while raising money for the UVA Cancer Center Patient Care Fund.

Orange Street Festival
Downtown Orange, September 11
This annual community event features over 200 artisans, craft and commercial vendors, a variety of food and beverage vendors, live music, a kids’ zone and beer/wine garden for adults.

Shenandoah Park Free Fee Day
Shenandoah National Park, September 25
Enjoy free admission to Shenandoah National Park in recognition of the first day of National Public Lands Day.

Outdoor Adventure Expo
Prince Michel Vineyards & Winery, September 26
Bring the family to experience and explore fun ways to adventure in Virginia’s great outdoors! This free event will also feature live music and entertainment.


Learn more about the events in this Family Event Round-Up: September, and view all the family-friendly happenings in the Charlottesville area on our Events Calendar.


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