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Downtown in Bloom is back! 

This May celebrate the return of spring in Downtown Charlottesville! Presented by Friends of Charlottesville Downtown.

Flower Market 

April 25th, 2pm to 6pm at the Ting Pavilion

Celebrate the beginning of spring at the second annual Flower Market! Featuring local vendors, there is something for every flower and greenery enthusiast to enjoy. Come support small businesses and connect with the community!

Check out our list of local nurseries, farms, florists, and other small businesses participating as vendors at this year's market here.

Flower Box Competition

The Flower Competition is back this May! The competition will run throughout the month of May following the Friends of Charlottesville Flower Market on April 25th at Ting Pavilion. Take a stroll and enjoy the city in bloom! Businesses, sign up here to participate. 

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Downtown Express 

Saturdays, May 11 - 26, 10am - 2pm, Central Place

Hop aboard the Downtown Express and take a spin around the Mall! Rides will be offered starting in Central Place on Saturdays from May 11th through the 26th from 10am to 2pm.

The train is weather dependent and will not run in inclement weather conditions. This page will be updated as well as our social media if such cancellations occur. 

Volunteer as a train assistant here.

Art Connections

Art Connections is back for the second year on the Downtown Mall! Featuring artwork from K-12 art students in Charlottesville City Schools! The show will run from April 27th through May 30th at participating businesses.

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Flower, Fairy and Elf Festival

May 18th, 10am to 1pm, on the Downtown Mall in front of City Hall

Wake up the flowers with a fun kids parade up and down the Mall! There will be balloon artists, face painting, and more! 

Read more and register here