With vaccines going out, restrictions winding down, and the weather warming up, spring in Lynchburg presents the perfect opportunity to finally get out of the house with safe, socially distanced outdoor events and festivals, outdoor activities, and more! Here are a few activities and events we are looking forward to this spring in Lynchburg;
Enjoy the beautiful spring foliage and flowers by taking a hike! Lynchburg offers access to countless beautiful walking paths and hiking trails for any skill level. Some of our favorite trails around Lynchburg include:
- Blackwater Creek Natural Area
- Trail of Trees
- Apple Orchard Falls Trailhead
- James River Heritage Trail
Sunny spring weather creates the perfect occasion for safe, socially distanced outdoor events.
The Academy of the Arts Center will be hosting the Sunset on 7th outdoor concert series, at the Pacific Life Parking Lot. The concert series dates include May 8th, June 19th, and July 17th! Enjoy an evening of live music and social(ly distanced) gathering, from your own personal parking space pod.
The Lynchburg Community Market takes place in downtown Lynchburg every Saturday! The Lynchburg Community Market plays a vital role as a community gathering place and offers the very best products from the region, including farmers, artisans, crafters, restaurants, and more!
Lynchburg Parks and Recreation and 7 Hills Art Club will be hosting Art in the Park on May 15th, at Riverside Park. Enjoy exhibitions of local artists, interactive children’s activities, and live demonstrations including painting and wheel thrown pottery. Art in the Park will also feature an Art Walk on a paved trail with enlarged pictures of famous artwork with descriptions about the artist.
Revel in the revolutionary spirt of America’s Founding Fathers at Poplar Forest’s presentation of 1776—the Tony Award-winning comedy by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone based on the events leading up to the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence. Bring a picnic dinner, a blanket or chairs, and friends and family for an evening of theatre under the stars, with performance dates June 24th to 26th.
Outdoor dining is the best way to dine at (and support!) your favorite restaurant, while staying COVID safe! Enjoy the perfect weather and delicious food with patio dining at Lynchburg’s best restaurants or a picnic at the many wineries in the surrounding area. A few of our favorites include:
Spring provides countless opportunities to enjoy everything Lynchburg has to offer, way more than we can fit in a blog post! The best way to discover Lynchburg is to explore it yourself and experience it all! So mask up, stay safe, and get out to enjoy spring in Virginia!