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EASTER FUN Easter Egg Hunt

April 14, 11am–2pm at Mount Ida Reserve Enjoy separate hunts for toddlers, little kids and big kids. Picnic on the lawn after with pre-order lunches or reserve a table. Enjoy a petting zoo and more. 434-286-4282,

Ishan Gala’s Easter Egg Hunt YOU CAN HELP!

April 14, 12–4pm at Castle Hill Cider Enjoy crafts, food, awesome prizes and both child and adult egg hunts. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ishan Gala Foundation. CharlottesvilleFamily is a proud sponsor! 434-234-4644,

Eggstravaganza at Stonefield


Look for the book symbol to find Festival of the Book events! You can also browse the entire StoryFest schedule on our online calendar.

Easter Traditions

70th Annual Dogwood Festival

Green Valley Book Fair

Easter Winemaker’s Brunch

19th Annual VSA Visual Arts Exhibit

April 20, 11am–1pm at The Shops at Stonefield Enjoy a family-friendly Easter celebration featuring an Easter egg hunt, portraits with the Easter Bunny, train rides, face painting, photo booth, and a petting zoo.

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Brunch

April 21 at CrossKeys Vineyards, Mt. Crawford Enjoy a holiday feast with a fresh pastry station, brunch items like eggs and bacon, sauteed vegetables, crab and lobster cakes, biscuits and gravy, an ice cream and candy bar, and much more. 540-234-0505,

March 2–April 10 at 2192 Green Valley Ln., Mt. Crawford Huge selection of childrens’ books at 60–90 percent off retail prices on new, over-run or irregular books. 800-385-0099,

March 9–August 23 at Carver Recreation Center Featuring works by area artists and promoting experiences in the arts for individuals with disabilities. 434-953-6286,

Heroes on the Hill Ski Day

March 10, 10am–5pm at Massanutten Ski Resort Free slope-use ticket with any valid military ID. Active, Non-Active, Veterans, and their dependents receive a slope-use ticket (up to 4 passes total). 540-289-4954,

Piedmont Regional Science Fair

March 14 at John Paul Jones Arena About 300 students in grades 6–12 representing more than 30 different schools in the annual Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair. 434-227-9062,

Annual Virginia Festival of the Book

March 20–24 at Various venues A five-day celebration of books, reading, literacy and literature. Programs include traditional author readings, book signings and more. Attend StoryFest on March 23 for a full day of free programs for children and teens. 434-924-6890,

National Cherry Blossom Festival

National Cherry Blossom Festival

March 20–April 14 at Washington, D.C. See this page.


March/April 2019


CAN Now–May 4 throughout Charlottesville HELP! The Dogwood Festival features a carnival, pageant, parade, fireworks, nighttime movies in the park, a dance and more. 434-961-9824,

April 20 & 21 at The Frontier Culture Museum Learn about Easter traditions from England, Germany and early America. Some of the activities include decorating traditional Easter Eggs, egg hunts, Easter cooking and games. 540-332-7850,

April 21, 12:30pm at Veritas Vineyard & Winery Celebrate spring and Easter at the winery. This family-friendly event includes a wine-paired lunch followed by activities for the kids on the lawn—this year with a Kite Day theme. 540-456-8000,

April 20, 12–1:30pm at Horton Vineyards, Gordonsville Arts and Crafts stations start at noon and then at 1pm. Children can hunt for the eggs hidden around the winery and vineyard. GoodWaffles&Co. will also be on-site. 540-832-7440,


March 20–April 14 at Washington, D.C. Celebrate spring, the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. Take a tour, stroll the mall, ride a Tidal Basin paddle boat and see the parade on April 13.

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CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM & HOME March/April 2019  

Now bi-monthly! Volume 20 Issue 3

CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM & HOME March/April 2019  

Now bi-monthly! Volume 20 Issue 3