Spring is arriving here at Foxfield Inn, and Charlottesville itself is coming alive. April is chock-full of exciting events that celebrate nature, the outdoors, and the human spirit. If your travels bring you to Charlottesville this spring, here are some great events to add to your itinerary.
|The first of our spring bulbs are ready for April!|
Events at Monticello
Thomas Jefferson’s home is open for tours year-round. But be sure to take advantage of the wonderful staff and resources they have by attending one of their spring workshops!
4/5 Spring Bird Walk
4/5 Cultivating Unusual Vegetables and Mushrooms
4/10, 4/12, 4/17, 4/19, 4/24 Spring Wildflower Walk
4/11 Founder’s Day and Jefferson’ Birthday Celebration
4/17 Spring Arboretum Walk
4/26-30 Historic Garden Week
4/28 TOM Talk with Thomas Woltz
4/29 Fruit and Vegetable Gardens at Monticello talk and tour
City Market Opens
beginning Saturday, April 5, 7 A.M. – Noon
The City Market is the place to be on Saturday mornings. Pick up a cup of coffee and a fresh donut or pastry and wander the stalls for fresh produce, flowers, and unique artisan items and gifts.
Big Woods Walk at Montpelier
Saturday, April 6 (2pm)
James Madison was one of our country’s early environmentalists. Take a walk through the woods at his home to understand why while admiring some of the region’s largest oaks, beeches, and poplars on a gently rolling and incredibly peaceful walk.
Foodies Over Fifty at Clifton Inn
April 6-30 (6-8:30)
Enjoy the chef’s seasonal tasting menu for 50% off if you’re over the age of fifty! 10-12 courses feature local ingredients in creative dishes. A perfect date night spot.
Tom Tom Founders Festival
This annual festival for music, arts, and entrepreneurial innovation features concerts, lectures and discussions, demonstrations, exhibits, parties, and more. Check out the full schedule of events here to find what speaks to you.
Monticello Cup Awards
Thursday, April 10, 6 P.M.
Music, mingling, and honoring the best of the best of our region’s wines and vineyards. Tickets for this black tie-optional event can be purchased online here.
Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival
Saturday, April 12, 1-5 P.M.
Sample wines from 25 local wineries while enjoying live music at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on the Downtown Mall. This is an extremely popular event, so we recommend purchasing tickets online in advance here.
Fridays After Five
beginning April 18, 5:30-8:30 P.M.
Catch a free concert at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on the Downtown Mall before your dinner date. A popular event with townies, the Fridays After Five Concert Series brings free, live entertainment with concessions available to purchase.
Saturday, April 26, gates open at 9 A.M.
One of the most well-attended social events of the season, the Foxfield Races signals to many the official start of spring. Pack a cooler of snack and drink, don your sun hats and seersucker suits, and cheer on the steeplechase. Check the event website here for detailed information about tickets and parking.
Historic Garden Week
April 26-May 3
This annual event offers open-house access to historical gardens big and small across the state. Don’t miss spring at its peak. Check the schedule of events for sites to visit in our area.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at Foxfield Inn in April! Let us know what events you’ll be adding to your itinerary and how else we can make your visit special.
Dan & Kathryn Bundy
Foxfield Inn | A Charlottesville, VA Bed and Breakfast