Culpeper Downtown

July 2024 Newsletter

Town of Culpeper

4th of July Celebration

Get ready for some family fun! The Town of Culpeper Fourth of July Celebration will include their annual Freedom 5K Race, children's kayaks, Food Truck Rodeo, vendors, Live Music by Steel Peach, the FREEDOM Car & Bike Show, their annual Patriotic Presentation at Yowell Meadow Park, and Fireworks! The Town of Culpeper invites you to come out and enjoy some summertime fun on Thursday, July 4th! 

The Fireworks event will be held at Rockwater Park starting at 9:15pm. For safety concerns, the public will not be allowed at Rockwater Park beginning at 5pm on Thursday, July 4, 2024. Please note that fireworks cannot be viewed from Yowell Meadow Park.

4th of July Event Schedule
Culpeper Freedom 5K
FREEDOM Car & Bike Show

Did you know this 4th of July the Town of Culpeper has an app to show you where to be and when? Don't miss out and click the button below.

Town of Culpeper 4th of July App

Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market

The Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market, with Culpeper Renaissance, Inc., is thrilled to be supported by UVA Health Culpeper Medical Center throughout the month of July! Learn more about UVA Health within the Culpeper Community by visiting their booth at the July 6th Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market, while getting a quick health check! Connect with UVA Health Culpeper Medical Center anytime by visiting!

 Visit the Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market the second Saturday of each month to participate in the FREE, seasonal, live cooking demonstration for children ages 2 to 13!

July 13th we'll be cooking up Patriotic Homemade Soda, in celebration of Independence Day! Visit the Market July 13th to create and enjoy, PLUS learn about "The People in your Neighborhood"!

Thank you to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Rappahannock Rapidan Regional Commission, PATH Foundation, Kid Central and Culpeper Baptist Church for the support and partnership throughout the 2024 Market Season!

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Culpeper Downtown

Art in Public Spaces

Power Box Mural Program

Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. (CRI) is proud to present the five completed murals of CRI's Art in Public Spaces Power Box Mural Program.

The placement of power box murals enhances the physical appearance and strengthens the sense of place in downtown Culpeper. Power box murals have become a unique and appealing way of increasing tourism and improving commerce. This project enriches downtown’s inviting atmosphere for new and existing businesses while enticing locals and visitors to make downtown a destination point. The Arts culture is growing in Culpeper and CRI is excited to utilize this growth and establish professional relationships with talented local artists to enhance the beauty of the Culpeper Downtown district through this program.

CRI President, Glen Hoffherr states "These murals make a positive impact to the look and feel of downtown. The murals change formerly plain metal boxes into powerful graphical images. Each mural was completed by a different local artist and brings a bright image showcasing Culpeper downtown."

CRI thanks the five local artist for displaying their talents for all to enjoy, community partners that assisted in the project including Town of Culpeper Light & Power Department, Culpeper Architectural Review Board and the Town of Culpeper Planning and Community Development Department.

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To donate to your local 501 c3 non-profit designated Main Street organization, CRI, for community improvement projects such as this, click the button below.

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 "A New Day Dawning" by Holly Thelin

Holly Thelin states "My mural highlights some of the beautiful wildlife you can see on lakes and rivers around Culpeper. I loved getting to paint the very animals that inspired me to have a career in animal conservation. I am very grateful for the opportunity to contribute to my wonderful hometown and for all the support I received while doing so." 

 "Blue Ridge Mountains" by Kat Tines

"My mural box is representative of my favorite Culpeper view - the sun setting over the blue ridge mountains." Staes Kat Tines

"Daughter of the Stars" by Layton Scharbrough

"This powerbox was one of my favorite projects I have had the chance to work on. The community support, generosity, and overall enthusiasm made this an incredible experience. 

When I first envisioned the design, I knew that I wanted to highlight some of the wildlife found around Culpeper, as well as the beautiful Shenandoah National Park. I learned that “Shenandoah” comes from an Algonquin word that roughly translates to Daughter of the Stars. I felt that a black bear would capture this essence, while the vibrant reds and oranges of cardinals would harmonize with the blues and purples of both the bear and the night sky. 

I am so grateful to everyone who stopped by while I painted, yelled out praise from their car, offered me water, or simply waved or honked. Your kindness is what made this project so special." States Layton Scharbrough 

"Virginia's Majestic Subtlety" by Crystal Burnham

"My powerbox design, “Virginia’s Majestic Subtlety,” focuses on the quiet beauty found in Virginia and the Culpeper area. Each side features a different item and color with a simple background pattern. My family and I have the common goal of visiting each Virginia state park. This design is just like visiting all the different parts of Virginia. Each side is unique and has something different to view and enjoy just as each park protects a beautiful feature of the state for all of us to explore. Just as the dogwood blossom, our state flower, shows off it’s beauty with only four petals, my design takes a simple approach to showcase Virginia’s beauty." States Crystal Burnham 



"Welcome to Culpeper" by Savanah Corbin

Savanah states “As I drive along these country roads, I catch a glimpse of something simple, but familiar. “Welcome to Culpeper”, a sign that fills my heart with love and surfaces as a soft smile.

For as long as I can remember these signs have reminded me just how welcoming Culpeper is. Born and raised in Culpeper, I know this town inside in out. From the charismatic shop owners to the hard-working farmers, all the way to the dedicated community, Culpeper strives to stand tall and welcome all. Culpeper has always welcomed visitors with open arms and huge hugs. Whether you’re just stopping by or looking for a new home, Culpeper has a little something for everyone: it could be as simple stroll down Davis Street or a hike through the captivating mountains in the valley. But I guarantee the next time you see that sign “Welcome to Culpeper” sign, you too will have a smile, just like I do."

Enjoy a day in Historic Culpeper Downtown with a self-guided walking tour of local art. Explore the many offerings of downtown - art, dining, shopping, wine tasting, breweries, painting, rock climbing and more!

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Culpeper Downtown 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series

Introducing the 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series like you’ve never seen it before! With bands covering genres from country to yacht rock and alternative bluegrass/rock to ‘80s hair metal, you’ll hear the best live music in Culpeper Downtown this season. Brought to you by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. (CRI), the 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series serves as an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Main Street program, with funds reinvested into the community through Downtown events, décor, murals, small business grants and so much more. In its 21st year, the 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series features not only live music, but also the Kid Central kid’s corner, cold adult refreshments, tasty food trucks and must-see sponsors.

Enjoy 100% hair metal with Tëaze, Richmond’s answer for all things spandex and leather! Dressed to impress and killing more than just an air guitar, Tëaze will bring down the house and take you back in time. Enjoy your cherry pie, while living on the edge in paradise city, otherwise known as Culpeper Downtown; aqua net, tight pants and side ponytails encouraged!

Event tickets are $10

Tickets can be purchased in advance at local outlets, Wysteria Boutique located at 233 East Davis Street, Suite 200, Oak View National Bank-Culpeper located at 450 James Madison Hwy, and the Museum of Culpeper History located at 113 S. Commerce Street. Tickets are also available at the entry gates and are required for those 21 and up!

Bring your lawn chairs, but please no pets or coolers. Mingle with friends and neighbors and be sure to enjoy delicious treats or even dinner from food trucks, Mi Ranchito Mexican, Bowles Southern Fried Soul Food, Juju's Indian Cuisine, Law Dawgs Hotdogs, Kona Ice, and Frosty Softy in attendance. Plus, enjoy adult beverages for purchase, including beer, cider and wine.

Get the kids out of the house and let them burn off some energy while enjoying the Kid Central kid’s corner! With complimentary face painting by Sandy’s, bouncing balls, hula hoops and more, these concerts are fun for all ages. Better yet, under 21, get in free!

For more information visit

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Culpeper Downtown July Calendar

Downtown Calendar

Wizard World Weekend

Culpeper Downtown

Wizards, Witches and Muggles alike will gather in Culpeper Downtown during Wizard World Weekend July 27-28 from 10am until 5pm.

Many magical moments will be enjoyed by wizards and non-magical beings alike as participating businesses bring the magical fun to Culpeper downtown. Join celebrate all things of a magical nature. Bring your owl (just kidding), your wand (or smartwand), and dress as the character you most closely relate to. There is plenty of MAGICAL FUN for your family to enjoy during the Wizard World Weekend!

Be sure to collect trading cards designed by a local artist available at most participating businesses while supplies last. Don't forget to enter for your chance to win a Grand Prize with goods donated by participating businesses (enter at participating businesses with purchase).

Participating Businesses & Activities Include (but are not limited to):

Scoop on Davis: Themed treats and drinks like Butterbeer Cold Brew and Dark Mark Cones

Miss Minerva's Tea Room: Special Event Wizard Tea with tasty bites like dragon eggs and butterbeer fudge

Hundred Acre Books: Free pencil wand making and magical menagerie adoptions (choose your stuffed familiar and receive accompanying adoption forms - $20 per animal)

Bear and the Blade: Themed merchandise

Green Roost: Trading cards

Raven's Nest Coffee House: Themed drinks and snacks

Lily Rose & Company: Scavenger Hunt in store

Collector's Den: The Magical Menagerie Mini Market

The Beer Hound Brewery: Butterbeer and pub food

The Frenchman's Corner: Themed chocolates and gelato

Vinosity: Potions wine tasting

Far Gohn Brewery: Ale Beer and themed pizza

Botanical Dwellings: Botruckle Lemonade and Terrarium Building

Reigning Cats & Dogs & Kindness: Forbidden Forest Magical Creatures Scavenger Hunt

Fulton Found: Quality Quidditch Supplies

Event organized by Miss Minerva's Tea Room and Hundred Acre Books.

For more information click the button below.

Wizard World Weekend Event Page

Mark Your Calendar

Hop N' Hog Culpeper Block Party


BBQ Competition

Hop N' Hog Block Party & BBQ Competition returns to Culpeper Downtown on Saturday, October 19th!

Join Culpeper Renaissance, Inc., an award winning nonprofit Main Street Program, for this annual fall fundraiser that is sure to fill your belly and quench your thirst! Jam to the best live music, taste delicious BBQ, beer, bourbon, and more!

Interested in sponsoring the event or have general questions? 

Email or call 540-825-4416

BBQ Vendor & Competition Registration
Brewery & Distillery Application
Food Vendor Registration
Artisan Vendor Resitration
Sponsorship Opportunities

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