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First Fridays has long been a Charlottesville tradition. Every month, art galleries on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall and beyond open their doors for the Artwalk. Artists showcase their works, and visitors can sample food, wine and other goodies. Runs the first Friday of every month throughout the summer months.
Central Virginia's premier free outdoor concert series is Fridays After Five. Sponsored by the Charlottesville Pavilion, Fridays runs April through October; shows go on rain or shine. Local and regional artists are featured at Fridays. Other concerts are held by the Charlottesville Pavilion. This season's line up includes B.B. King, Gladys Knight, Willie Nelson, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Emmylou Harris and more.
The Charlottesville City Market offers fresh produce, herbs, plants, crafts and baked goods from local and regional vendors during the months of May through October. Located at the Water Street parking lot. Open Saturdays from 7am to noon.
The Albemarle County Historical Society gives expertly guided walking tours of Historic Downtown Charlottesville every Saturday from April through October.