Welcome to Ashland,
The Center of the Universe!
The mission of the Ashland Main Street Association is to preserve, enhance, and promote downtown Ashland through cooperative efforts among local businesses, community organizations, Randolph-Macon College & the Town.
Happy September Everyone! Enjoy your last week of summer in the Center of the Universe! There is alot to do starting with First Thursday at Gallery Flux. Enjoy this wonderful show which includes a visit & free tasting from Relay Foods. Laughter is a good thing especially before the school year begins. Bring the kids and have fun watching Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at the Ashland Theater on Friday. Doors open at 6pm, pizza will be sold so make this an end of summer date night! To all – we hope you have a fantastic Labor Day and school year!
Click on the links below for more details for these TOP WEEKEND EVENTS:
Sept 3 Thurs 5:30-8pm Gallery Flux (307B & 302 England St)
Ashland First Thursdays! Join Gallery Flux in celebration of our show Lay of the Land. Drinks and refreshments will be served. Relay Foods will offer a FREE cheese and kombucha tasting to all guests!
Sept 3 Thurs 7:30pm-1am England Street Tavern (407 England St)
Thirsty Thursday – Corn Hole Tournament begins at 7:30pm discounts on appetizers and drinks all night!
Sept 4 Fri 5-7:30pm – Cafe open til 10pm The Caboose Market & Cafe (108 S. Railroad Ave)
Wine Tasting – The Caboose is a great place to grab dinner before or after the movie!
Sept 4 Fri 7pm Ashland Theater (205 England St) Doors open at 6pm.
Movie: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Hot fresh Pepicelli’s Pizza will be sold!
Sept 5 Sat 8pm Ashland Coffee & Tea (100 N. Railroad Ave)
Bryan Elijah Smith & The Wild Hearts Alternative Americana band out of Dayton, VA! Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Sept 6 Sun 1-3pm Ashland Museum (105 Hanover Ave)
Enjoy touring a real caboose and check out the wonderful exhibits inside our family friendly museum!
Sept 6-7 Sun & Mon 11am-8pm Carter Park Pool (1112 Maple St)
Grab a picnic and enjoy your last days of summer at Carter Park Pool!
The Caboose (108 S. Railroad Ave) Wine Tastings every Friday 5-8 pm! Open M-Th: 7am-7pm, Fri 7am-10pm Sat 8:30am-10pm
COTU Brewing Co. (11293 Air Park Rd) Craft Beer & great music every weekend.
Ashland (VA) Museum (105 Hanover Ave) Open Sat 10am-2pm & Sun 1-3pm
Ashland Library (201 S. Railroad Ave) Open late Mon-Thur (10am-9pm) Fri & Sat (10am-6pm) The plaza outside is a great place to gather.
Gallery Flux (307B & 302 England St) Open Tues-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm and Sun 12-4pm
Hickory Creek Antiques (427 England St) Open 7 Days a Week! Mon-Wed & Fri & Sat 10am-6pm, Thurs 10am-7pm and Sun 12-6pm. Homemade refreshments on the weekends!
Ashland Coffee & Tea (100 N. Railroad Ave) and Iron Horse Restaurant (100 S. Railroad Ave) has great music every weekend
England Street Tavern (407 England St) Dancing, corn hole, pool & great food and music too. Thirsty Thursday deals every week!
Ashland Farmers Market (121 Thompson St.) Open 9am-12pm every Sat. mornings (May-Nov)
Carter Park Pool (1112 Maple St.) is open 11am-8pm every day til Labor Day. Stay cool Ashland!
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TOP WEEKEND EVENTS is updated each Tuesday and GET CENTERED is published the first Thursday of each month.
SPECIAL BIKE GARDEN ANNOUNCEMENT:
Ashland Bike Garden/Art Scavenger Hunt is ready! Click HERE to see the businesses and organizations that have made this possible. Thanks for your patience! We have over 50 bikes not including the ROOF TOP bikes! Richmond-Times Dispatch has featured our Bike Gardens in two issues! If you are interested in having your business location ON THE MAP for our Bike Race visitors and have created a bike – email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Facebook: Ashland Bike Gardens for ideas. Many thanks for helping to welcome the world to the Center of the Universe. Bike week is September 19-27th. Stay tuned for details!
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