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Community Events & Dining

Boar’s Head Resort comes alive every season with several community and private events that allow guests to recreate, spectate and participate while enjoying the resort’s beautiful natural surroundings. Plan your next day trip or overnight adventure. If you are planning to stay, view our offers page for package deals, many of which include savings toward our seasonal events. 

Alongside all of our exciting community events comes an array of elegant dining affairs that are open to the public. For ticket pricing and additional details, you can view our event calendar. 

Dining Event Event Date Tickets on Sale
Thanksgiving Feast Thursday, Nov. 28 Wednesday, Aug.14
Breakfast with Santa (Series) Starts Dec. 2 Wednesday, Sept. 13
Gingerbread Workshops (Series) Starts Dec. 3 Wednesday, Sept. 13
Christmas Dinner Monday, Dec. 25 Wednesday, Nov. 8
New Year's Eve Dinner Sunday, Dec. 31 Wednesday, Nov. 8
Valentine's Day Wednesday, Feb. 14 Wednesday, Jan. 17
Easter Brunch Sunday, March 31 Wednesday, Feb. 7
Mother's Day Brunch Sunday, May 12 Wednesday, March 6
UVA Graduation Dining - Mill Room Friday, May 17 - Sunday, May19 Wednesday, Feb. 21
UVA Graduation Dining - HAP Friday, May 17 - Saturday May 18 Wednesday, Feb. 21

Dueling Pianos

Killer Keyz is one of America's top-rated dueling piano shows. This high-energy, interactive show has quickly become a favorite here at the resort. 

Event Date: Thursday, July 20
Tickets on Sale: Saturday, June 7

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First Thursdays

May to October: No ticket needed

Join us the first Thursday of each month, from May to October, for a live performance on The Green. Each First Thursday event will feature a local beer and wine vendor, live music and some of Charlottesville's finest mobile food fare. This event is open to the public. 

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Music Mondays

May through September: No ticket needed

As a part of our Summer Celebration Series, enjoy music along with a southern fare dinner and local drinks at Birdwood Bar & Grill. 

Our Monday Music at Birdwood series will feature Matt Johnson who appeared on season 16 of the popular TV Series, The Voice.

Along with any food or drink purchase comes complimentary putting on the new Davis Love III-designed, 18-hole Ridges putting course. The entire family can also enjoy free games including billiards, cornhole and a shuffleboard table. 

Event info will be posted on our calendar of events.

Men's Challenger

Annual Fall Event

The Charlottesville Men's Pro Challenger benefiting Special Olympics Virginia is an indoor men's tennis tournament that feature top-100 talent from around the world. Spectators are invited to see the action that takes place on the indoor courts at Boar's Head Sports Club. 

Tickets on Sale: Saturday, September 30

Murder Mystery

Step into a world of mystery and become the detective you always wanted to be. Throughout the evening, you'll engage in captivating conversations, interrogations, and gather clues from your fellow suspects. Each show comes with a flavorful dinner, a new theme and an intriguing mystery to solve. 

Event Date: Sunday, September 3, 2023
Tickets on Sale: Wednesday, July 19

Oktoberfest

Event Date: September of 2024

It'll be a weekend of festivities at Boar's Head Resort featuring live music, fun games, fabulous fare and your favorite adult beverages. You can also test your skills on The Nest Par-3 Course with an afternoon of pints, putters and your pitching wedge. 

Winter Wander

The beauty of light and the whimsy of nature intertwine harmoniously at the Boar's Head Resort Winter Wander Trail of Lights. Experience the nature of our rolling landscape during this illuminated lakeside stroll as an extraordinary palette of colorful illuminations blanket the natural surroundings for a magical show of lights like no other.

Opening Night: Friday, November 17
Tickets on Sale: Monday, July 24

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Turkey Trot 5k

It's a Charlottesville turkey-day tradition! This 5k run or walk brings hundreds of runners to Boar's Head Resort every Thanksgiving morning to support UVA Children's. 

Event Date: Thursday, November 23
Tickets on Sale: Saturday, August 5

View our calendar of events for full details and registration. 

Breakfast with Santa

Annual Event in December

This holiday tradition runs on multiple weekends throughout the holiday season and comes complete with a horse-drawn carriage ride through the property. All of the registration information for our holiday festivities can be found on our calendar of events. 

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Gingerbread Houses

Annual Event in December

Design and build your own edible masterpiece at this ever-popular event. All of the ingredients and construction materials will be provided. Light refreshments and Boar’s Head homemade hot chocolate and cookies will be served. These workshops run for multiple days throughout the holiday season. Ticketing information can be found on our online calendar of events. 

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Special Olympics Xperience

Annual Event In January

"Xperience" Special Olympics tennis at its best. This three-day tennis extravaganza takes place at The Sports Club at Boar's Head Resort, one of the country’s finest tennis venues and a fitting location for the best Special Olympics tennis athletes in the nation. With the proceeds benefiting Special Olympics Virginia, this is an ace of an event! Tournament information will be available on our calendar of events. 

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LOL! Comedy Weekend

Travelers and locals to the Charlottesville area looking for a laugh can join us for our annual LOL! Comedy Weekend. Welcoming professional jokers from all around, this will be a festive weekend of comedy accompanied by a fully stocked cash bar to get everyone primed and ready for the show. 

Event Dates: February 16 - 17
Tickets on Sale: Wednesday, January 10

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Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival

Connoisseurs of craft beer will revel in a delicacy of live music combined with slow-cooked barbecue and some of the finest beers in our area. This lively, family-friendly event will take place around Heritage Lake behind the hotel at Boar’s Head Resort and feature up to 15 local breweries and nearly 30 craft beers. Not into beer? No worries – we’ll also have a selection of ciders and kids drinks for all to enjoy. 

Event Dates: Saturday, March 23/ Moved to March 24
Tickets on Sale: Wednesday, January 31

Festival information can be found on our calendar of events. 

The Women's Open

Annual Event in April

Every spring, women’s professional tennis invades the clay courts at Boar's Head Sports Club. This unique outdoor tournament features top-100 talent and spectators are invited to come out and see the action. This tournament benefits The Haven of Charlottesville - a multi-resource day shelter in downtown Charlottesville.

Tournament information can be found on our calendar of events.