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Visiting Charlottesville

Attending Tom Tom is one of the best ways to experience an amazing City and region. 


Small town hospitality with sophisticated polish make us a world class incubator for transformative ideas.


In addition to the dozens of events at Tom Tom, many of which open up the doors to experience the City in a unique way, there is a vibrant social, natural, and cultural life to see.

The 12th Annual Tom Tom Festival over the week of April 17-21, 2024 will bring 22,000+ people into the heart of Downtown Charlottesville and dozens of surrounding venues. 

Badges are available offering All-Access to the 5 Day Festival and 4 Day Conference, as well as single day and individually ticketed events. Keep in mind, there are also dozens of free community events happening throughout the Festival.

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Preferred Lodging


Breweries and Vineyards


The rolling countryside outside of Charlottesville isn’t just beautiful, it’s also ideal for growing grapes and hops. Not surprisingly, there are more than three dozen wineries and breweries within a half-hour’s drive of the city, like Tom Tom favorite: Eastwood Farm and Winery.


Experience the rich history of Charlottesville by visiting Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and the Grounds of the University of Virginia. Both are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Blue Ridge Parkway

+ Skyline Drive

Part of the Shenandoah National Park, the Skyline Drive offers breathtaking views of the Shenandoah Valley, as well as access to dozens of trails and overlooks.

Historic Downtown Mall

Charlottesville’s lively downtown pedestrian mall offers art, music, great restaurants, and a wide range of local shops and boutiques, as well as two historic theaters. 


Found Yourself Here

“There’s this misconception that great ideas, great startups, and great world-changing companies need to start in big cities or Silicon Valley… And that’s not true.”


Alexis Ohanian

Cofounder, Reddit

2015 Tom Tom Festival Speaker


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