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Summer Celebration Series

Local: Music, Food, Drinks and More!

Our annual Summer Celebration Series is bigger and better than ever with the addition of more music and more nights to spend in the outdoors with a drink in hand. Starting May 5 with our inaugural First Thursday event and running all the way through Labor Day, this is the place to be for summer gatherings in Charlottesville.  This year's line-up includes fun with live music, fireworks, food trucks, local beer and wine vendors and a host of outdoor games. For the car enthusiasts, Festival of the Wheel will also be back in August and have their exclusive weekend here at the resort. It's going to be a great summer!

The skies light up three times during Summer Celebration Series, and everyone is invited to bring a lawn chair and celebrate summer! On the Sunday of Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day weekends, an electrifying fireworks show will reflect off the waters of Heritage Lake. Bring a lawn chair and an appetite for fun because we'll be serving up live music, age-appropriate drinks and local food from some of C'ville's finest mobile food vendors. 

Most events are held outdoors on the green with beautiful views of Heritage Lake. Inclement weather updates will be posted on our Facebook page.

Events will take place on The Green. Look for the giant, white circus-style tent located behind the spa. There is free parking and our food and beverage team will have options for light fare and and drinks appropriate for adults and children. Each event will also have mouth-watering mobile fare featuring some of C'ville's finest food trucks. Outside food and beverage are not permitted. As always, we welcome leashed pets and encourage guests to bring a lawn chair or outdoor blanket. 

Labor Day Weekend

Live music, lawn games and your favorite beverage in hand! Sunday, Sept. 4 is the official finale to our Summer Celebration Series, and we’re going out with a bang. Fireworks will light up the sky at dusk. Food trucks will be on site serving up some of Charlottesville’s finest mobile fare. Open to the public.

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First Thursdays

New for 2022, our First Thursdays events provide complimentary live music, kids' activities and games on The Green. This event is open to the public, so come out and enjoy the festivities!

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Dazzling Fireworks

Don't miss the dazzling display of Fireworks over Heritage Lake throughout our Summer Celebration Series. Our fireworks shows will light up the skies on the Sundays of the three major summer holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day weekends.

All of our fireworks shows are complimentary admission and open to the public. Bring your own lawn chair and enjoy a host of local food and beverage vendors while enjoying live music before the show. 

NEW! First Thursdays

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.

Each First Thursday event will feature a local beer and wine vendor, live music and some of Charlottesville finest mobile food fare.

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NEW! Music Mondays At Birdwood

Experience live music, socializing and complimentary access to our one-acre putting course every Monday at Birdwood Bar & Grill from May 30 through Sept. 5. Your live music will be provided by the ultra-talented Matt Johnson. and he'll light up the stage from 6-9 p.m. each evening. 

Birdwood Bar & Grill is one of Charlottesville's most unique dining venues with amazing views of the surrounding mountains and an 18-hole putting course that's complimentary with any drink or food purchase. 

Food Trucks

There will be tasty food trucks available during most events. It's Poppin' Time, Slice Versa and Raclette Man are three of Charlottesville's finest mobile food vendors and will be making appearances throughout the Summer Celebration Series.

Festival of the Wheel

The area's most sought after car show, Festival of the Wheel, is rolling back into Boar's Head for 2022.  This year's theme is "Cars of the Autobahn" and features classes for Porsche, BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz. The event will also feature special guest Hurley Haywood, famed road racing endurance driver.

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Pool Parties & Dive-In Movies

Jump into the fun at our member-only pool parties and dive-in movies at The Sports Club pool. DJ Kevin will be playing popular tunes and activities will be available for the kids. The Deep End Bar & Grill will be open to include featured food and drink specials.

All pool parties are reserved exclusively for hotel guests and members. 

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Game Nights

Members and resort guests are invited to join us from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays for Bingo Night at The Sports Club pool and on Wednesdays for Trivia Night at Birdwood Bar & Grill.