Family Events & Festivals

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 ConcertsGo to top of List
 
May 7-August, Thursdays
DINNER AND MUSIC AT GRELEN NURSERY
Grelen Nursery.
The Market is open late with a buffet grill, cheese plates and live music on the patio. Grelen Nursery.  Directions: 15111 Yager Road, Somerset.  6pm.  Email: questions@grelennursery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-7268. 
 
June 6, Saturday
ROCK THE GOSPEL BENEFIT CONCERT
Regional bands and gospel choirs on stage together to benefit the Shelter for Help in Emergency. PVCC, V. Earl Dickinson Building.  7:30pm.  $20.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 6-June 10, Thursdays
"BACH'S LUNCH" CONCERT SERIES
Christ Episcopal Church.
It's time for the 27th season of "Bach's Lunch" weekly noontime concerts. Concert-goers are invited to bring their own lunch or purchase a box lunch at the door. Christ Episcopal Church.  Directions: 120 West High St.  12-12:30pm.  $free, box lunch available for purchase at the door for $7.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-2347. 
 
June 16, Tuesday
CHARLOTTESVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND SUMMER CONCERT NO. 2
Charlottesville Municipal Band.
Lobby concert at 7:15pm and instrument petting zoo for the kids 7:30-7:45pm. Includes favorites like "Let It Go" and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." The Paramount Theater.  8pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-9850. 
 
 ExhibitsGo to top of List
 
June 10-13
LOOK3
Look3.
Photography festival with various events and gallery showings. Downtown Charlottesville.  Email: contact@look3.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-3687. 
 
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
 
April-November, Saturdays
FARM AND BARN HISTORY DAY
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Come enjoy the barn at Ivy Creek Natural Area. Newly repaired with displays donated to understand both the cultural history of the farm and the natural history of the natural area. Open every Saturday afternoon until Thanksgiving. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  2pm.  $Free.  Email: programs@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7772. 
 
June 13, Saturday
GRACE CHURCH HISTORIC FARM TOUR AND COUNTRY FAIR
Grace Episcopal Church.
Spend an early summer day in the Keswick Hunt Country for a first-hand look at some of its historic farms. In addition, there will be a Country Fair with 4-H animal exhibitions, Master Gardners present to answer questions, artisans, vendors and live music. Grace Church.  Directions: Rt. 22 in Keswick.  10am-4pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: parishadmin.gracekeswick@earthlink.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-3549. 
 
June 13-20
THE WONDER OF BUTTERFLIES
Harrisonburg Rockingham Chld Day Care Center.
See hundreds of butterflies, like monarchs and giant swallowtails fluttering about in a beautiful butterfly garden. Hess's Back Home on the Farm.  M-Sat 9am-3pm, Sun 11am-3pm.  $8.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Natasha Keplinger.  Email: hrdaycare@verizon.net. For more info call: 540-434-5268. 
 
Mid-June through early September
CARTER MOUNTAIN ORCHARD PEACHES
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Pick your own yellow peaches mid-June through early September among scenic views. Ready-picked peaches includes white peaches (late July - August), Donut Peaches (late July - August) and Nectarines (July - August). 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 14-September 24, Thursdays
SUNSETS ON CARTER MOUNTAIN
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 Wine Shop.  6-9pm.  Email: info@cartermountainorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
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
 
May 30, Saturday
ANNUAL WVPT KIDS' BOOK FESTIVAL
WVPT.
Fun for the whole family, including storytellers, snacks, free books for the little ones, crafts and activities that promote health and safety. Rockingham Fairgrounds.  11am-2pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Barbara Roadcap.  Email: broadcap@wvpt.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (800) 345-9878. . 
 
May 30, Saturday
BOW WOW WALK
CASPCA.
2.5k walk plus a festival for the family and their furry friends. Lee Park, downtown Charlottesville.  8:30am-12:30pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 30, Saturday
CURED: BACON FESTIVAL
A celebration of bacon. nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  1-5pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 30, Saturday
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
Stanardsville United Methodist Church.
The event features the famous Strawberry Breakfast, as well as strawberry cakes, pies, slushies, and desserts. Lunch will be served as well. Enjoy your strawberries while listening to great gospel music, having your face painted, browsing craft booths, or watching local cloggers and square dancers. For the car enthusiast there is an antique car show. Sign up to participate in the 5k run/ walk. Proceeds will benefit Stanardsville United Methodist Church and local missions. Stanardsville United Methodist Church.  7am-3pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 985-3888. 
 
June 6, Saturday
ANTIQUE CAR SHOW
Our Lady of Peace Retirement Community.
Food, fun, family games, moon bounce and antique cars. Our Lady of Peace, 751 Hillsdale Dr..  11am-2pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-1155. 
 
May 9-June 7, Saturdays & Sundays only
VIRGINIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE
Virginia Renassiance Faire.
Artisans, craftspeople, royal archers, children's area and food merchants for a day full of fun and history. Lake Anna Winery.  Directions: 5621 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania.  10am-5pm, Saturdays & Sundays.  $10 for ages 6 and up; 5 and under free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 703-508-5036. 
 
June 13, Saturday
GRACE CHURCH HISTORIC FARM TOUR AND COUNTRY FAIR
Grace Episcopal Church.
Spend an early summer day in the Keswick Hunt Country for a first-hand look at some of its historic farms. In addition, there will be a Country Fair with 4-H animal exhibitions, Master Gardners present to answer questions, artisans, vendors and live music. Grace Church.  Directions: Rt. 22 in Keswick.  10am-4pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: parishadmin.gracekeswick@earthlink.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-3549. 
 
June 9-13
MID-ATLANTIC POWER FESTIVAL
Mid-Atlantic Power Festival.
An exciting week of MX MotoCross, Demolition Derby, Sand Drag Racing, Truck and Tractor Pulls and Monster Trucks -- And all in support of Breast Cancer Awareness! All this is accompanied by a unique Carnival Midway. See website for details. Directions: Event Field, US Route 33 (1 mile west of US 29), Ruckersville.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 989-0294. 
 
June 24, Wednesday
SCOTTSVILLE BATTEAU FESTIVAL
Downtown Scottsville.
Spend the day in this charming river town. Watch folks in period costume make their annual trek to the James River. Enjoy live music, shopping, local food and more. Scottsville Riverfront and Canal Basin Square.  Directions: East Main Street, Scottsville.  1-9pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@scottsville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 286-9267. 
 
June 27, Saturday
ANNUAL PIG ROAST
First Colony Winery.
Enjoy a traditional whole pig roast with all the delicious accompaniments. Included with admission is lunch, live entertainment, wine tasting, tractor hayrides, and a winery souvenir. A variety of lawn games will also be available. First Colony Winery.  Directions: 1650 Harris Creek Road.  12-5pm.  $30 adults, $15 children, under 6 yrs old are free.  Email: info@firstcolonywinery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7105. 
 
June 27, Saturday
SAVE SK8 NELSON
Rockfish Valley.
Help support Nelson County's skate park. Food and beverages provided by Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Trager Brothers Coffee, and Cardinal Point Winery. Music by Shagwuf--Jaguardini--Lord Nelson--Orme Storm. Rockfish Valley Community Center.  5-9pm.  $5/per carload.  For details, please click this link. 
 
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
 
June 21, Sunday
FATHER'S DAY AT POPLAR FOREST
Poplar Forest.
Give dad something he's not expecting for Father's Day - a FREE tour of Thomas Jefferson's private retreat! Admission is free for fathers all day. 10am-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 525-1806. 
 
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. 
 
 Markets & BazaarsGo to top of List
 
April through November, 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. 
 
April 21-October, Tuesdays
FOREST LAKES FARMERS MARKET
Forest Lakes Community Association and Piedmont Environmental Council.
Local produce, plants, meats and eggs, home-baked goods, jams and more. Ashwood Blvd. at the South Recreational Facility in Forest Lakes.  4-7pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: tamerahammond@yahoo.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
May 2-mid-October, 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-September, 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 Mead 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. 
 
May 29-31, Friday-Sunday
"HOPE FLOATS" SIDEWALK SALE
The Fresh Market.
Sale to benefit JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The Fresh Market will offer picnic-style items including signature root beer floats (regular and sugar-free), each for a $2 donation. The Fresh Market, Rio Rd..  11am-6pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
June 6, Saturday
COVENANT SCHOOL ANNUAL YARD SALE
Furniture, jewelry, bikes, sports equipment, art, electronics, home items, toys, books and more. The Covenant School Lower Campus .  Directions: off 250 bypass, Birdwood Rd.  8am-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 220-7303. 
 
June 5-6
PEACE FROGS/TRAVEL OUTFITTERS SIDEWALK SALE AND PACKING PARTY
Peace Frogs/Travel Outfitters.
Markdowns up to 75% on travel gear and luggage. Learn how to pack efficiently for any type of travel at Saturday's 11am seminar. Please RSVP for the Packing Party as these demos can fill up. Millmont Shops.  10am-6pm.  Email: lindsay@peacefrogstravel.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1415. 
 
 MoviesGo to top of List
 
May 28, Thursday
MOVIE NIGHT AT SIPS & CINEMA: JURASSIC PARK
Early Mountain Vineyards.
Break out your picnic blankets and lawn chairs for an outdoor movie. Tickets include a bag of popcorn! Food trucks, Early Mountain Vineyard wine, and movie snacks for sale. Early Mountain Vineyards, 6109 Wolftown-Hood Road, Madison.  8pm.  $6, children 3 and under are free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-9005 . 
 
June 19, Friday
FRIDAY MORNING MATINEE: THE RESCUERS
Crozet Library.
Join the library for popcorn and a movie. Bring something comfy to lounge on. Ages 2-6. Registration requested. Drop-ins welcome. Crozet Library.  10am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
June 25, Thursday
LIGHT HOUSE STUDIO MINI FILM FESTIVAL
JMRL - Central Library.
Join Central Library for free fresh popcorn and films on the big screen. JMRL has chairs, but bring a blanket or pillows if you want to lounge on the floor. For all ages. Central Library.  2pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
June 25, Thursday
MOVIE NIGHT AT SIPS & CINEMA: DIRTY DANCING
Early Mountain Vineyards.
Break out your picnic blankets and lawn chairs for an outdoor movie. Tickets include a bag of popcorn! Food trucks, Early Mountain Vineyard wine, and movie snacks for sale. Early Mountain Vineyards, 6109 Wolftown-Hood Road, Madison.  8:30pm.  $6, children 3 and under are free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-9005 . 
 
CVILLE MOVIES
Find out the movie schedule for all of Charlottesville here. For details, please click this link. 
 
 MuseumsGo to top of List
 
June 27, Saturday
FAMILY ART JAM: WHAT IS A LINE?
Fralin Museum of Art.
Reservations required. Fralin Museum of Art.  Directions: 155 Rugby Road.  1-3pm 5-7 yr olds and 3-5pm 8-12 yr olds.  $15-$20 per adult/child pair.  Email: museumoutreach@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 243-2050. 
 
Now-Sept. 7
EXTREME DEEP EXHIBITION
The Mariners' Museum.
Discover wonders at the bottom of the sea with this hands-on exhibition all about deep-sea exploration. The Mariners' Museum.  For details, please click this link. 
 
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month
AMAZEMENT SQUARE'S FAMILY FUN NIGHT
Amazement Square.
Come out when admission is only $3. Special story times and themed events. Amazement Square.  Directions: 27 Ninth Street, Lynchburg, VA.  5-8pm.  $3 per person.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Amazement Square.  Email: visitus@amazementsquare.com. 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. 
 
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. 
 
 Nature & Park ActivitiesGo to top of List
 
April 1-June 1
A MILLION BLOOMS
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.
Spring arrives with magnificent splendor! See a succession of breathtaking blooms that color the landscape with beauty. Enjoy entertaining activities, exhibits and family events. Play and learn in the Children's Garden, browse the Garden Shop, dine with friends, or relax with a good book in a scenic retreat. 1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond.  9am-5pm.  $8-12.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
June 6, Saturday
CLEAN THE BAY DAY
Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Volunteer and register to help clean up Meadow Creek, Pollock's Branch, Riverview Park and other sites, all parts of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Be a part of this annual state-wide effort to clean our bay! Charlottesville/Rivanna Watershed.  9am-12pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
June 12, Friday
CAMP HOLIDAY TRAILS S'MORES PARTY
Camp Holiday Trails.
Join a special "campy" hour event hosted at CHT from 6-8 PM featuring: beer from Three Notch’d Brewing Company, a campfire with gourmet s'mores and a very special fire dancing performance by the Scintillation Fire Troupe. Purchase tickets in advance. This event is rain or shine. Camp Holiday Trails.  6-8pm.  $20 adults, $3 children ages 3+, free under 3 yrs. old.  For details, please click this link. 
 
June 13-15, Saturday-Monday
KIDS GO FISH WEEKEND
Monticello.
During this weekend only, kids ages 16 and under will be allowed to fish the Kemper Park Pond. Bring your own fishing poles and equipment. Monticello Trail, Kemper Park Pond.  6am-9pm.  $Free.  Email: trail@monticello.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
June 5 & 19, Fridays
PUBLIC NIGHT AT THE OBSERVATORY
UVA Leander McCormick Observatory.
Three telescopes at the McCormick Observatory offer amazing views of our galaxy, weather permitting, along with a slide show and tour. McCormick Observatory.  Directions: From Emmet Street (Route 29) near UVa and Ivy Road (Route 250) turn onto McCormick, follow signs up the hill.  9-11pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 243-1885. 
 
June 21, Sunday
FATHER'S DAY IN THE GARDEN
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.
Celebrate the man in your life with family fun, model boats from the Richmond Model Yacht Club, a concert by the Jangling Reinharts and a tasty cookout (for purchase). Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Directions: 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond.  1-4pm.  $Included with 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. 
 
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. 
 
 PerformancesGo to top of List
 
June 7, Sunday
CHARLOTTESVILLE BALLET ACADEMY SPRING PERFORMANCE
Charlottesville Ballet.
Charlottesville Ballet Academy presents "Carnival of Animals". Performances by ballet students of all ages. PVCC's Dickinson Building.  Directions: 501 College Drive.  2pm and 5pm.  $10 adults, $5 kids age 12 and under, under 2 free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 227-7592. 
 
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. 
 
 Special EventsGo to top of List
 
May 30, Saturday
GRAND OPENING SPRING CREEK PEDIATRIC DENTIST & ORTHODONTIST
Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry and Charlottesville Orthodontics.
Tour the new Spring Creek office plus fun activities, SPCA puppies, tie-dyeing t-shirts, raffles and more. Zion Crossroads.  12-4pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
June 6, Saturday
SUMMER READING KICK-OFF HULLABALOO!
JMRL - Central Library.
Celebrate summer at this street party next to Lee Park and sign up for your Summer Reading Challenge. Central Library.  10am-12pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
June 6-7
WEST VIRGINIA STEAM WEEKEND
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad.
Celebrate steam locomotive history with three unique trains. Elkins, West Virginia.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 866-651-4296. 
 
June 18, Thursday
JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
Central Library.
Juneteenth is the oldest known commemoration of the end of slavery. Join storyteller Page Hill for an evening of call and response, interactive participation and collaborative art celebrating freedom. No registration required. For families with children ages 5+. Central Library.  7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
June 20, Saturday
GIRLS OF SUMMER CHARLOTTESVILLE
Junior League of Charlottesville.
Join children's book authors Meg Medina and Gigi Amateau and the Junior League of Charlottesville for a celebration of girls, summer, and books. Book signings, sweet treats, and fun book-related activities. JMRL Northside Library.  1-3pm.  $Free.  Contact: Ashley Matthews.  Email: girlsofsummercville@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
June 21, Sunday
FATHER'S DAY DINNER
Boar's Head Inn.
Treat Dad or Grandpa to a special dinner in the Old Mill Room. Boar's Head Inn.  6-9pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: contactus@boarsheadinn.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 972-2230. 
 
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. 
 
 Sporting EventsGo to top of List
 
May 30, Saturday
KESWICK HUNT CLUB 5K
Keswick Hunt Club.
Pre-registered kids under 12 run FREE in either the Kids' Mile or the Kids' Scramble. The first 25 entries get free t-shirts. Great prizes for both events. Parents and older siblings can run in the 5K trail race. Food, drink and a wine tasting follow the races. Castalia Farm, Keswick.  5pm.  $See website for details.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 30, Saturday
RAMBLIN' RABBIT 5K
Blue Ridge Rotary Club.
Walkers and runners of all abilities are encouraged to sign up. There will be fun activities for the whole family after the race, such as food trucks, live music and more! This year the race benefits Live Arts assisted listening program. PVCC.  6:30 am registration and check-in, 5k starts at 8 am.  $35.  For details, please click this link. 
 
June 6, Saturday
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL AT THE PARAMOUNT
Catch soccer on the big screen. Concessions for sale. The Paramount Theater.  2:30pm.  $Free.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
June 13-14, Saturday-Sunday
BIKE MS: TOUR DE VINE
National MS Society - Blue Ridge Chapter.
The fun-filled event will feature non-stop music, an engaging program and catered meals. 25, 50, 75, and 100 mile routes will challenge every skill level. Cycle through Central Virginia's scenic vineyards with rest stops every 8-12 miles. Starts and ends at Pollak Vineyards.  Email: deirdre.kelly@nmss.org . 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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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.
 
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June 19 & 20
SLEEPING BEAUTY
The Paramount Theater.
Children's theater production of this classic fairy tale. The Paramount Theater.  6pm Friday, 11am Saturday.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
June 27, Saturday
ALADDIN
The Paramount Theater.
Children's theater production of this classic fairy tale. The Paramount Theater.  1pm and 3:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
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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