2016 Event Dates
The 2016 Charlottesville Dogwood Festival dates are being finalized. As dates of events are set or updated they will be added to the list below. Please check back for updates.

March 19


Dogwood Festival Pageant
Location: Central Elementary School (Fluvanna)

March 24-25

24th 5pm - 7pm
25th 7am - 7pm
26th TBA

Dogwood Tree Sale
Barracks Road Shopping Center near Burger King

...This year we will begin selling trees Thursday afternoon, after we unload them. The sale will continue through Friday and then to Saturday if we have trees left over.

April 7th


Carnival Opens (April 7 thru April 24)
McIntire Park

Arm Band Days: Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays (except April 7)
Armbands: $20.00
Sheet of 24 tickets: $20.00 • Single Tickets: $1.00
Hours: M-F 5:30 pm-10:30 pm • Sat 1:00 pm-11:00 pm
Sun 1:00 pm-8:30 pm
Parking at Charlottesville High School. Handicap parking at McIntire Park
* Closing times are subject to change without notice*

April 8th

At Dark


April 10th


Charlottesville Municipal Band's
Dogwood Festival Spring Concert
Dickinson Auditorium
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Free Admission

April 15th


Chicken BBQ
McIntire Park near Softball Fields
$7.00 chicken / macaroni salad / green beans / chips / cookies / Pepsi
$5.00 hot dog / macaroni salad / green beans / chips / cookies / Pepsi
Stay for the free movie

April 15th


Movie Night in the Park
McIntire Park Softball Field
Free Admission
Entertainment by Freckles & Friends
Movie Starts around 8:30pm (at dark)
Popcorn, Drinks, and lots of candy for purchase
Chicken BBQ begins at 5:30 for dinner before movie

April 22nd


Dogwood Benefit Breakfast
Location: Holiday Inn - University Area
Doors open for Silent Auction at 7:00am
Buffett opens at 8:00am

April 22nd


Dogwood Vietnam Memorial Rededication
50th Anniversary

"The Hill That Heals"
Guest Speaker:
McIntire Park East

April 23rd


Dogwood Parade
Downtown Charlottesville

April 23rd


Dogwood Queen's Ball
Location: Doubletree Hotel
Tickets: $20.00, Table sponsors: $200
Cash Bar
Heavy Hor d'oeuvres included
Music by:

April 24th

Carnival Last Day

McIntire Park