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.

Don’t Miss!



HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY VALENTINE TOWN!   There is alot to do in the Center of the Universe.   Horse lovers – check out ‘UNBRANDED’ 2/13- Benefit for USERL and for Under $20 you can have a great Valentine’s Day.  ‘Pretty Woman’ showing at 7pm and Champagne and Pizza will be sold! That’s not all…check out fun events at the Library and don’t forget CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation Ball! Randolph-Macon College Women’s Studies programs has awesome events starting on Monday.



Feb 12 Fri 6-8pm Teen Movie Night
Ashland Library (201 S. Railroad Ave)
Ashland Library

Feb 12 Fri NEW SHOP: Newfound Gathering Place & MARKETeas OPENS!
Formerly The Giving Tree Depot (113 S. Railroad Ave)
Newfound Gathering Place & MARKETeas Facebook

Feb 13 Sat 2-4pm Valentine Movie and Craft
Ashland Library (201 S. Railroad Ave)
Ashland Library

Feb 13 Sat 2pm & 7:30pm Documentary ‘UNBRANDED’ with Guest Speaker Tom Seay : Benefit for United States Equine Rescue League, Inc.
Ashland Theater 205 England St

Feb 13 Sat 4:30-7pm CJ’s Thumbs Up Ball
4200 Cary Street Richmond, Virginia
CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation

Feb 14 Sun 7pm ‘Pretty Woman’ Champagne/Beer & Pizza for Valentine’s Day! GREAT DATE for under $20!
Ashland Theater 205 England St

Feb 15 Mon 6pm R-MC Women’s Studies Speaker Series: “A Jealous Mistress and an Abused Slave Girl”
Randolph-Macon Brock Commons Dollar Tree Community Room
Randolph-Macon College

Also recommended…

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) 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)

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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CALENDAR FOR  2016 EVENTS – Click HERE to plan ahead!

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