4 Ways to Celebrate Spring in Charlottesville
Spring is here, and there is no better place to enjoy the season than Charlottesville, Virginia. While Charlottesville is gorgeous throughout the year, spring brings a particularly scenic spread to the area, blanketing the area in white and pink blossoms and lush greenery. You hardly need a reason to get outside in Charlottesville, but this spring there is more reason than ever to enjoy the many charms of the area.
The annual Dogwood Festival in Charlottesville offers fun for the entire family, with the popular Dogwood Festival Carnival at McIntyre Park, fireworks, a spring concert and an outdoor movie night. On April 23rd, avid golfers can enjoy the Dogwood Golf Tournament, while flower enthusiasts may prefer the Dogwood Flower Show.
Tom Tom Founders Day Festival
The annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week long celebration of music, art and innovation. Connecting people and new ideas, the event is an especially inspiring time in Charlottesville. This year’s event features a number of events (many free!) throughout the Downtown Mall, including 5 free block parties, a restaurant week boasting farm-to-table fare, a mural series and a Mid-Atlantic art fair.
Historic Garden Week
Over 250 of Virginia’s most exquisite homes, gardens and historic properties are open to the public during Historic Garden Week. While the event is statewide, there are a variety of opportunities to participate in Charlottesville alone. With spring in bloom, there is no better time to indulge in the colorful, fragrant extravagance of Garden Week.
Montpelier Wine Festival
Enjoy a pleasant May afternoon at James Madison’s Montpelier. The Montpelier Wine Festival offers fun for the whole family, boasting arts and crafts, live music, children’s entertainment and wine tastings. Hosted by the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, the Montpelier Wine Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.