Springtime Festivities!

The sun is out, the flowers are blooming, and the springtime festivities have begun!

By Sarah Rose

In addition to all of the TOM TOM Festival events, tonight marks the first Fridays After Five! Scroll down to learn more about some of our favorite local events!

Fridays After Five

Beginning April 17th, start your weekend right at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. Admission is free and you can spend your evening listening to live music and perusing the various restaurants and vendors that run along the mall! Click here to see the full line up.

Springtime Happenings


Charlottesville City Market

Check out the Charlottesville City Market every Saturday from 7am-noon beginning in April. It features over 100 local vendors providing items such as baked goods, jewelry, music, coffee, fresh veggies, flowers, herbs and more! Start your day off with the market then spend the day perusing Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall! Located at the corner or Water St. and South St. Click here for more details.

Springtime Happenings

Foxfield Races

The perfect opportunity to enjoy the weather and tailgate in the spring!  This annual event takes place on Sunday, April 25, 2015. Watch the equestrian sport of steeplechasing, while you soak in the sun and partake in the (rowdy!) fun. Click here to purchase tickets.

Springtime Happenings

Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival

Located just 12 miles outside of Charlottesville, this festival features hand-made gifts and fine arts! Perfect event for a family outing! Only for two days! May 9th 10-5:30pm and May 10th 10-5pm! Click here for more information.

Springtime Happenings

C’ville Spring Craftacular!

Start of the new month with Cville’s local contemporary craft show! Find the perfect Mother’s Day gift among the selection of fine jewelry, art, handcrafted frames, photography, pottery, and so much more, including free raffles! Only four blocks from the Downtown Mall and a percentage of sales will be going towards the Women’s Initiative so stop by and support the cause! Click here for more information.

Springtime Happenings


Antique and Garden Spring Fling Field and Market Day at Carter’s Mountain Orchard!

Head up to Carter’s Mountain Orchard Saturday, May 2 from 10am-5pm to live the Collector’s Dream!  Housed by several local vendors with garden wares, plants, flowers, garden accessories and bedding materials.  Located off of Thomas Jefferson Pkwy near Michie Tavern. Click here for more information.



Hike Humpback Rock!

Enjoy the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains by spending the day hiking the 1.0-mile up and back trail located near Afton Mountain! Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, spend the day soaking in Virginia’s beauty! Open now for the season! Click here for train information.

Springtime AdventuresPhoto credit: Karen Blaha, Carter Mountain Orchard

Sarah Rose is the Nest Marketing Intern. She is a fourth-year student in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. Sarah loves working with people and is very excited about this opportunity to learn more about the co-mingling of marketing and real estate.

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