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First Thursdays
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First Thursdays

First Thursdays

An Early Weekend Celebration!

Join us the first Thursday of each month, from May through September, for a live performance on The Green located just behind the Boar's Head Spa. Bring an outdoor blanket or your favorite lawn chairs and rock the night away.

First Thursdays Event Information

  • When: May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4 & Sept. 1
  • Time: From 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Where: On the Green, behind the Boar's Head Spa
  • Parking & Admission: Free!

Each First Thursday event will feature a local beer and wine vendor, live music and some of Charlottesville's finest mobile food fare. Our Boar's Head bar will also be available with adult and kid-friendly beverages. Admission to these events is open to the public, and pets are welcome. All weather delays or changes will be posted on our Facebook page the day of the event. Outside food or beverage is not permitted. 

Live Music

With each Thursday comes a new live act featuring an assortment of music to keep your foot tappin' all evening long. The bands will be on stage from 5-8 p.m.

Drink Local!

Each First Thursday event will feature a local brew and wine vendor providing some of their finest tastings. We'll also have a full bar stocked with adult and kid-friendly beverages to pair with our mobile fare options. 

  • May 5: Basic City Beer Co. & Barboursville Vineyards
  • June 2: Blue Mountain Brewery & King Family Vineyards
  • July 7: Devils Backbone & Early Mountain Vineyards
  • Aug. 4: Three Notch'd Brewing Company & Ox-Eye Vineyards
  • Sept. 1: Brewery TBA & King Family Vineyards

Our Boar's Head bar will also be available with adult and kid-friendly beverages.

Fine Mobile Fare

It's no secret that Charlottesville is a true foodie destination, but what people don't realize is that we have some of the finest mobile fare to be found. Bring an appetite to First Thursdays, and we'll serve up a meal to remember. 

Every First Thursday event will feature It's Poppin' Time  with their famous gourmet popcorns and shakers and Slice Versa serving up slices of C'ville's finest pizza. The June, July and August edition of First Thursdays will also feature Angelic's KitchenSalty Bottom Blue Oyster will join the fun for the July gathering, and Raclette on the Run will help close the series down during our final September event.

Games Galore

The fun doesn't stop with the food and music. Our expansive green overlooking Heritage Lake is the perfect place to partake in some lightly competitive lawn games. Your inner kid will reappear while testing your skills at cornhole, Ladder Golf, Giant Jenga, Spikeball, Can Jam and giant connect four. And for the true kids, all of the events will feature face painting and a balloon artist.