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.

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 JGES is having a fundraiser at the Historic Ashland Theater!  Thursday starting at 5:30pm enjoy Art, Poetry and hear the Choir before the showing of ‘Home’.  There is also a cool event to chat about the Future of Cars!  Remember the RAILROAD RUN is this Saturday!  Enjoy all these TOP WEEKEND EVENTS:   



Apr 28 Thurs 5:30pm JGES PTA Movie Night showing ‘Home’ at the Ashland Theater  – Art, Poetry and Choir TOO! 
Ashland Theater (205 England St)
Fundraiser for JGES!!! $1 Donation suggested!  Come on out to support this great school and the Resource Teams!

Apr 28 Thurs 5:30pm Future of Cars Happy Hour – Tesla, Ford C-Max, Chevy Volt & Nissan Leaf
Dominion Resources Innovation Center in Ashland (201 Duncan St)
Focus on the Future Organizer Jesse Gordon mail4jjg@gmail.com

Apr 29Fri 5-8pm FREE WINE Tasting at The Caboose Market – Make this a dinner date too – they are open til 10pm
108 S. Railroad Ave
Caboose Market & Cafe

Apr 30 Sat 7:30am-noon Railroad Run & Green Fair
500 S. Center St. $

Apr 30 Sat 3-5pm R-MC Concert Choir
R-MC Blackwell Auditorium

Apr 30 Sat ALL DAY   Thank You  R-MC for Macon A Difference Day  

May 1 Sun  1-3pm Tour a Real Caboose & the Ashland Museum
105 Hanover Ave

Also recommended…

Monique’s Crepes – (100 N. Railroad Ave – Parking Lot of AC&T) Every Monday enjoy wonderful crepes and Ashland’s first hip cool food truck!
The Caboose  (108 S. Railroad Ave)  Wine Tastings every Friday 5-8 pm! Wed Specials!  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) has music and various entertainment 5 nights a week.  Click here for their monthly calendar.
Iron Horse Restaurant (100 S. Railroad Ave) has great music every weekend and fantastic food including Sunday brunch & new supper menu.
Ashland Theater (205 England St)  shows most weekends – operating in Pop Up Mode to serve the community!
Sweet Frog Center of the Universe (210 England St) offers Corn Hole on the Patio! Open seven days a week.  Noon – 9pm  Fri & Sat Noon – 10pm.
Jake’s Place (511 Thompson St ) Heated outdoor patio includes music entertainment every Friday and Saturday.  Southern Comfortable Food is fantastic!
England Street Tavern (407 England St) Dancing, corn hole, pool & great food and music too.  Happy Hour 3-7pm every day!  Texas Hold Um on Tuesdays!
Ashland Farmers Market (121 Thompson St.) Open 9am-12pm every Sat. mornings (May-Nov)
Newfound Gathering Place & MARKETeas (113 S. Railroad Ave) Open 11am-6pm Tues-Fri 10am-5pm Sat  Specializing in Teas and relaxation!

SHOPDINESTAY   Experience Ashland VA – Center of the Universe!

TOP WEEKEND EVENTS is updated each Tuesday and GET CENTERED, our town newsletter is published the first Thursday of each month.  

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