This spring, Lynchburg is the place to be for some of Central Virginia’s best entertainment and events. Our spring guide is filled with action-packed concerts, moving theater performances, thought-provoking speakers and samplings of Virginia's best brews and spirits. Grab a friend or two and head to Lynchburg for any of these exciting events.
23rd Annual Antique Rose Festival—April 14th
April 14th is a busy day in Lynchburg, with a few events kicking off the spring season. Start the day with the 23rd Annual Antique Rose Festival at Old City Cemetery. Stroll the gardens and take in a little bit of Lynchburg’s history all at once. Learn More.
Thomas Jefferson Craft Beer Tasting—April 14th
One of the most celebrated events of the spring season! Thomas Jefferson Craft Beer Tasting event takes place at Poplar Forest on April 14th. Come sample the best brews around Central Virginia with a historical founding father’s home as your backdrop. More Details.
Brian Reed of S-Town and This American Life—April 14th
After you’re done with the craft beer tastings, head downtown to hear Brian Reed, host of S-Town and Producers on This American Life podcasts, speak at The Academy Center of the Arts. Reed’s podcast S-Town was downloaded more than 40 million times in its first month and currently sits as the number one podcast on iTunes. Learn More.
Warehouse Concert Series: Chatham County Line—April 19th
The final installment of The Academy Center of the Art’s Warehouse Series goes out with a bang with Chatham County line. Get ready for a night of foot-stomping North Carolina Bluegrass filled with rhythmic riffs, catchy lyrics and four part harmonies that will make you want to sing out loud! Ticket Information.
Riverfront Park Concert Series: Marty Stuart with the Secret Sisters— April 21st
The Riverfront Park Concert Series kicks off with Marty Stuart and the Secret Sisters on April 21st. Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives have toured with acts like Chris Stapleton and are out on the road promoting their album “Way out West”. Bring your friends and family for a night of music, food trucks right alongside the James River. Purchase Tickets.
Annual International Festival—May 5th
Attend Lynchburg’s 3rd annual International Festival at Riverfront Park on May 5th! This family-friendly event features vendors, exhibitors and performers from around the world. The event is free with food and artisan crafts available for purchase. More Details.
Ragtime, The Musical—May 12-13, 17-20
Enjoy a night of breathtaking performances from some of the best local talent. The Academy Center of the Arts production of Ragtime, The Musical, will run May 12-13, 17-20. Set in the roaring 20’s, this musical follows the lives of an African American musician, an aristocratic housewife and Jewish immigrants as they search for the ultimate American Dream. Learn More.
Storming of Thunder Ridge—May 20th
Ready, set, bike! Join cyclists from all over the region as they bike 27, 45, 47, 75 or 100 miles in and around the Blue Ridge Mountains. This event is a fundraiser to benefit the YMCA of Central Virginia. Get Details.
Make a Weekend out of it!
While you’re here, explore the unique charm that makes up Lynchburg. Rent a bike and take to the scenic trails. Explore the historical downtown district and its chic boutique shops. Or get your grub on at any of our mouth watering eateries and drinkables. Book your room and ticket to Lynchburg through our website.