Outdoor pool area surrounded by a gazebo and tables under a white canopy at The Clifton

Upcoming Events

Plan Your Next Vacation Around These Local Events

With each seasonal event taking place at The Clifton and throughout Charlottesville, ​we invite you to get swept up in the unique spirit and ambiance of one of the most historic hotels in Virginia.

Tom Tom Founders Festival


Created to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, civic leaders, and creators, the Tom Tom Festival is a week-long festival of ideas and culture showcasing speakers, live bands, performances, seminars and more.

Festival of The Book


Visit the Festival of the Book to partake in 150 programs encompassing readings, panel discussions and book signings held throughout downtown Charlottesville. Admission to the majority of events is free and there are adult and children's programs.

Foxfield Races


First held in 1978 and occurring twice annually, this steeplechase event features horse races, colorful clothing, family friendly activities, a Jack Russell Terrier Race and plenty of great food and drink.

Virginia Film Festival


Hosted by the University of Virginia, this film festival exhibits over 70 films, showcases more than 80 guest artists and speakers and stages related parties ​and events at venues throughout Charlottesville.