Our 12th Annual Theme:
This year’s festival is about bridging gaps, working together and dreaming a new dream for our hometown. We invite you to look inwards and outwards to explore the notion of TOGETHER.
If we want to inspire a brighter future we need to build it TOGETHER. This is at the heart of what we do. And this year we take it a step further. The only way to build the future we want is not by putting this whole thing on for you but with you. That’s why Tom Tom 2024 will be an experiment in co-creation. Welcome to the future of Charlottesville. We need your ideas, your energy, and your spirit so that we can shape tomorrow TOGETHER.
Help us tell the story!
IDEAS BY DAY
Throughout the Festival, we connect engaged citizens and leaders around big ideas that educate and inspire. Community leaders from multiple sectors convene for topical conversations designed to facilitate connection and build trust. Partner programs invite community members to share what FUTURE FORWARD means to them.
We believe in having fun, and the Festival is a testament to it. Some of Charlottesville’s biggest and most memorable celebrations happen here, whether it’s a massive Downtown Mall Block Party, multi-genre concerts, or fabulous dance events. It’s all about bringing the community together.