Main Street Events 2017-10-21T15:39:18+00:00

Ashland Main Street Events

Ashland Train Day takes place in the heart of Ashland, Virginia–“the Center of the Universe!”   Train Day is an event for the whole family.

Come visit us along the tracks for a day of fun and excitement. We have music, games, lots of model trains, children’s train rides, food, railroad related vendors, displays and of course our mascots – Cinder and Tender Bear!  Dress up for the day in your bib overalls, bandana and engineer hat.

Best of all, Train Day is FREE !

Ashland Train Day Website

“Light Up the Tracks”

“Light up the Tracks” is Ashland’s mile-long greeting card for train travelers and visitors to downtown Ashland.   Join us this holiday season for shopping, dining, special performances, holiday treats, the Gingerbread Trail and more!   Then stay for the lights!

From early December through New Year’s Day, trackside homes, businesses and Randolph-Macon College are strung with twinkling white lights from one end of town to the other.   At the center of town, where Rt. 54 crosses the tracks, a 20′ community tree is adorned with colored lights and decorations.

Send Main Street your holiday events and activities, and we will promote them under “Light Up the Tracks”for the entire month of December! Use our handy calendar submission form. Deadline to submit events (and to be published on the Light Up the Tracks POSTER) has been extended to November 10. 

“Light up the Tracks” is featured on RVA’s Tacky Lights Tour!

Join us in May 2018 for the Ashland Chalk Walk at the Ashland Library plaza.  It’s fun for the entire family!

What is the Chalk Walk all about?   The Ashland Main Street Association “Chalk Walk” event grew out of a desire by their board of directors and Ashland area artists to raise awareness of the Arts in Ashland through the production and display of art for all ages.  To give you an idea of what takes place – click here  to view pictures of previous year’s events.

Encourage students, friends and family to participate!

We have the chalk – you bring the art!