10 Upcoming Events That’ll Make You Proud To Live In CVille

By Martha Gill, Content Manager

1. Yappy Hours: Most Sundays Until October

Keswick

Keswick Hall, 701 Club Dr, Keswick, VA 22947
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Wine and dogs – have you ever heard of such a spectacular duo? Whether you’re attending to play or interested in adding a new friend to your home, local animal shelters bring dogs in need of adopting to meet patrons and other dogs. Guests are encouraged to bring their own pups and a portion of the proceeds from the tasting room are donated to the visiting shelter. Cue the “awwwwwww.”

2. Fridays After 5: Every Friday Until September 9th

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Sprint Pavilion, 700 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Fridays After 5 is one of CVille’s favorite live concert series, now in its 29th year! The rotation of artists covers everything from blues or rock, to country, soul, and oldies. Certainly the perfect way to celebrate summertime in Charlottesville by supporting some local talents.

3. Heritage Harvest Festival: September 10

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Monticello, 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Thomas Jefferson was a man who loved local food. His legacy is carried on through this educational event that promotes gardening, sustainability, and the preservation of heritage plants. The festival includes tastings and workshops, hands-on cooking demonstrations by some of CVille’s best chefs, and a variety of tours of the restored gardens at Monticello.

4. Charlottesville Pride Festival: September 17

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Lee Park, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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This celebration of inclusion and diversity will make you proud to say, “Virginia is for lovers!” Featuring bouncy castles, live music all day long, and dozens of interactive vendors.

5. McCormick Observatory Public Night Program: Every 1st & 3rd Friday

McCormick Observatory

McCormick Observatory, 600 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904
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The three telescopes located at the observatory offer amazing views of celestial objects. Tours, exhibitions, and presentations from astronomers are also highlights of the night. It’s sure to be an intergalactic experience!

6. Tomtoberfest: September 23 & 24

Tomtoberfest

Lee Park, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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The mid-fall counter to Tom Tom, Tomtoberfest similarly features good eats from a dozen local food trucks, cold drinks in a giant New Belgium craft beer garden, and live music to get you off your feet and help you dance off your slice of Blue Ridge Pizza. Day events include a regional tech mixer for the brainy and an arts fair for the crafty.

7. Shows At The Garage: Ongoing

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100 E Jefferson St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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CVille is home to an array of concert and art venues, yet only one embodies the intimacy of watching a live show through a garage door.

8. CVille Vegetarian Festival: September 24

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IX Arts Park, 963 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Now in its 20th installment, CVille’s Veggie Fest is growing bigger and better than ever! Music will play throughout the day and night, vegan food will be in abundance, and exhibits with be hosted by businesses, non-profits, and organizations that celebrate positive change in the community.

9. Thursday Sunset Series: Every Thursday Until Mid-September

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1435 Carters Mountain Trl, Charlottesville, VA 22901
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As if the amazing view from Carter Mountain needed any improving, experiencing the sunset is made all the better with live music, wine and hard cider, and various dinner options.

10. Top Of The Hops: September 24

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Sprint Pavilion, 700 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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With sampling available of over 150 craft beers, Top of the Hops is a brewmaster’s paradise. The event will also include live music, a silent disco, ciders and other imports, a cornhole tournament, and a collaboration garden. Bottoms up!

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Martha Gill, Content Manager

Martha Gill hails from Richmond VA. You can likely find her hanging on the James River, reading a book on the Lawn at UVA, or stuffing her face with Mexican food at restaurants across the nation.

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