Spring is one of the most magical times in Central Virginia and Charlottesville is no exception. There may be melting snow on the ground as I write this but warmer weather will be on the horizon before we know it and we’ve got you covered for planning a memorable trip during that optimistic time when buds are breaking and birds are in song. Read on for highlights of well known annual spring events in Charlottesville, 2019:
Hot off the press is the newly published schedule of events for this renowned annual showcase of some of the most acclaimed authors working in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry today. In it’s 25th year, the Virginia Festival of the Book takes place in local bookstores, libraries, schools and theaters with over 250 programs, most of them free.
The Festival is the largest community-based book event in the Mid-Atlantic region and has attracted audiences of more than 20,000 for each of the past thirteen years. This year’s event will run from Wednesday, March 20th through Sunday, March 24th.
You know which Tom we’re referring to here, don’t you? In its seventh year, the TOM TOM Summit and Festival is known for being Innovative by day and Celebratory by night. The 2019 edition takes place Monday, April 8th through Sunday the 14th, in conjunction with Thomas Jefferson’s birthday (April 13th as you history fans are probably aware of!).
Tom Tom’s signature event is a weeklong festival of ideas and culture where over 300 experts, practitioners, and household-name innovators gather for a week of keynotes, workshops, roundtables and mixers around the 2019 theme of Building Better Hometowns.
And the nights! A smorgasbord of music, art, food, and community events that spill through dozens of venues in historic downtown Charlottesville. A nonstop concert series, craft beer garden, tech and art showcases, and a food truck rally cap off the week in 3 free block parties – something for everyone!
Online ticketing is now available for “America’s Largest Open House” sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia. The first show of it’s kind in Virginia was held before the Great Depression yet raised an impressive $7,000 to save trees planted by Thomas Jefferson on the lawn of Monticello, just around the corner from Arcady Vineyard Bed & Breakfast.
Taking place statewide Saturday, April 27th to Saturday, May 4th, a five property tour is available in nearby Ivy on the 28th, showcasing a mountaintop estate and a re purposed sheep farm. The following day visitors can take in free lectures and tours of the garden grounds at the University of Virginia. Add in the rotunda tour and lunch on “the corner” across the street and you couldn’t have planned a better day!
Choose Arcady Vineyard Bed & Breakfast as your pampering home base for a stay in historic central Virginia wine country to take in any of these special spring events in Charlottesville 2019!