Lynchburg is a modern community steeped in tradition, a combination that produces wonderful results. Our revitalized downtown is a mixture of old and new, with beautiful modern lofts and apartments giving the historic structures a new life, adding a modern flair to the rich heritage of the area. Like our neighborhoods, the events that continue to entertain Lynchburg are a delightful mix of our past and our present, with a hopeful eye on the future. Below are just a few of our favorite annual events:
Lynchburg Wine & Music Festival
If you love wine and great live music you won’t want to miss this very special festival in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. The festival features an expansive list of Virginia winery contributors and a staggering wine list. Sip wine while listening to live music and shopping from local artists, artisans, and crafters. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere as you learn about Virginia wine!
Annual Week of Green
Connect with the environment and your community during this week of activities. Learn about efforts to “go green” and the important link to nature. Tour local water treatment facilities, find out about local efforts, and learn what you can do to help preserve our environment. This is a perfect opportunity for you and your family to learn more about this important topic.
Meet people of every age and origin at the International Festival! This is a family-friendly festival that will open up your horizons and allow you to experience food, music, and activities from around the globe. Build community spirit and enjoy making new friends from all walks of life and every nationality!
Restaurant Week in Lynchburg features only local, home-town eateries that contribute to our local nonprofit organizations, providing a chance to taste delicious food at a great price while contributing to a great cause. Take the chance to try something new, or revisit an enduring favorite – the unbeatable price makes it possible to try something new every single day for the whole week!
Once a month, Lynchburg highlights the work of local artists by opening the doors of local art galleries on the First Fridays. The community can see new exhibits, fresh art shows, and special performances in downtown Lynchburg. This celebration of local artists is part of Lynchburg’s ever-expanding artistic tradition which contributes to a rich and vibrant blend of art, culture, dining, and shopping. Make a night of it, and enjoy Lynchburg fine dining as you “gallery-hop”.
Lynchburg Art Festival
The Art Festival is the premiere art event in Lynchburg, featuring watercolor, oil, pastel painting, encaustic, sculpture, drawing, acrylic, mixed media, and photography. More than 150 artists will be presenting and selling works of art under the oaks. Artists and art lovers won’t want to miss this diverse collection of art.
Beer & Wine & Cider Festival
Take a taste tour of all things fermentable in Virginia! More than 50 different wines, ciders, and craft beers will be featured as part of a hand-picked assembly of Virginia products. Sample tasty beverages and shop the 50+ local artisan vendors and enjoy live music and mouthwatering food.
Day at the Point Fall Festival
The Point of Honor Plantation provides a direct link to our past with historic tours, educational presentations, and actors. Every fall, the Point opens its doors to guests for its annual fall festival, the Day at the Point. You and your family can experience “living history” while enjoying live music, tempting food, and local vendors. This is a beautiful fall tradition you’ll want to repeat!
Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival
Visit Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, the historic private retreat of Thomas Jefferson and celebrate Jefferson’s legacy as the father of Virginia wine. Locavores and fans can taste wine from several regional wineries while listening to the sounds of local musicians and tasting foods from local vendors. The artisan market is the perfect place to find that “something special” for a friend or loved one, and you can take tours of Jefferson’s retreat throughout the day.
Lynchburg offers a wide array of traditions and community events – these are just a small sample of all the wonderful annual events you can enjoy in our city! To stay up to date with even more events in our community, check in regularly with our Events in Lynchburg! We regularly post happenings we think our residents would love. Find the perfect event for you and your family.