What are the top five most interesting things to do in Charlottesville in April? Well, I guess that depends on who you are, what you like to do and when you are here. But, if you want to know what we here at Foxfield Inn think are the top 5 read further. It is festival and birthday celebrations month!
Monticello Wine Trail Festival – April 9-11. Enjoy 3 days of events celebrating the wonderful wines in the Charlottesville area. Day 1 the Monticello Cup awards will be presented. On Day 2 you will visit wineries for special activities. many restaurants will have special winemaker dinners that evening. And on Saturday it’s off to downtown to sample wines from at least 25 local wineries.
Tom Tom Founders Festival – April 13-19. This festival celebrates art, music, innovation and local food. There will be sessions where you can pitch your entrepreneurial ideas for potential funding, share innovation ideas, explore art, help paint the town, and sample great food from local restaurants. There will be over 100 bands playing at the block parties and other venues.
President’s Birthday Celebrations – April 13 & 28. On April 13th we celebrate the 272nd anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth at Monticello which will hold a special celebration and ceremony on the West Lawn. Then on April 28 it’s off to Ashlawn-Highland to celebrate the 257th anniversary of James Monroe’s birth, which he will be there to greet you and show you where he once lived.
Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week – April 13-19. This is part of the Tom Tom Founders festival. Many local restaurants will have special menus and offerings where the ingredients for the meals must be local. Some of our favorite restaurants are participating. Ivy Inn, Brookville, Citizen Burger Bar, C&O, The Whiskey Jar and Hamilton’s – just to name a few, there are more.
Foxfield Races – April 25. Enjoy the spring race event at Foxfield Racetrack just down the road from us. This is a great steeplechase and tailgating event. It takes place rain or shine. It also happens to be UVA reunion weekend and many relive their earlier days at the races.
There are many other things to do in Charlottesville during the month of April – art exhibits, music events, theater. We are sure we will be able to find something for you to do when you visit.
Hope to see you soon.
Dan & Kathryn Bundy, your innkeepers
Foxfield Inn, a luxurious bed and breakfast in Charlottesville, VA.