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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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MAY IS HERE! Happy 100 Years of Luck Chevrolet !!! Happy Mother’s Day to all the COTU moms! Celebrate with a fun bike ride! NOTE- The Ashland Clunker Cruise will NOT take place this Sunday, Mother’s Day. Stay Tuned for updates on this fabulous event- there will be more cruises in the future!!! For the bike enthusiasts that want to keep the tradition going – YOU ARE IN LUCK! The Ashland Main Street Association along with the Town of Ashland, Virginia AND the Ashland (VA) Museum have created a brand new bike brochure with 4 fun rides that start and end at the Visitors Center.

Here’s a Mom Date idea: wrap up a bike brochure (You can get your free copy at Town Hall or the Visitors Center) and take mom out on a ride of her choice. Pick up a picnic meal or snack at one of our fine restaurants-The Caboose Wine & Cheese Market Cafe even has TO GO baskets and blankets too.  Enjoy the Center of the ‘Bicycling’ Universe with your family!   Another idea: Take mom out to the movies at the Ashland Theater– Saturday night ‘Big Stone Gap’ is playing at 7pm and she could even meet actor Paul Wilson. Gift Ideas: Ashland Bike Gardens posters are on sale at Gallery Flux.   Get one at First Thursday!  SHOP LOCAL ASHLAND – our merchants have great ideas for mom!  OH ONE LAST THING – the Farmers Market opens…get some flowers for mom too! 

Enjoy Mother’s Day with your family and these TOP WEEKEND EVENTS:

May 5 Thurs 5:30pm First Thursday
Gallery Flux (307B England St & Annex)
Ashland First Thursday

May 6 Fri 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*** Music at the Iron Horse following the show!

May 7 Sat 10:30-11:30am The Amazing Mr. B! Magician
Ashland Library (201 S. Railroad Ave)
Ashland Library

May 7 Sat 9am-noon  Farmers Market Opening Day
121 Thompson St. (Behind Town Hall)
Facebook:  Ashland Farmer’s Market

May 7 Sat 11am-4pm Celebrate a Century of LUCK- Party, Moonbounce, FUN for the Family
Luck Chevrolet 516 S. Washington HWY

May 7 Sat R-MC Relay For Life
R-MC Brock Center Field

May 7 Sat 7pm Movie: Big Stone Gap with actor Paul Wilson
Ashland Theater 205 England St.

May 8 Sun 3pm Richmond Symphony
R-MC Blackwell Auditorium

NOTE: The Clunker Cruise has been cancelled for Mother’s Day. Stay Tuned – there will be a future Cruise!


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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