Community Events

The Hopewell Downtown Partnership is working to fulfill its mission by creating vibrant events within the downtown district. The purpose of these events are to serve as place for the community to come together, in turn generating traffic for our downtown businesses. These events bring over 10,000 people to the downtown district every year! Our events have become a tradition within the community and are highly anticipated each year. We invite you to join the fun! Stay tuned to our social media and website for upcoming events.

Hopewell Farmers Market

Weekly Farmers Market

When: Thursdays from 5-7pm, late May – to late October
Where: E Broadway Avenue
Attendance: 300 – 500
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Our weekly market features 20-30 vendors, welcomes SNAP/EBT customers and participates in Virginia Fresh Match which helps customers double their SNAP/EBT benefits when buying fruits and vegetables. We are committed to connecting our community to fresh produce, to celebrating local farmers and makers, and to making downtown Hopewell a more vibrant, prosperous, and healthy place for all to enjoy. We hope that you will join us at a weekly market

Our goals are to create: 

  • More economic opportunities for local farmers and businesses.
  • Better access to healthy, local food, especially among disadvantaged groups.
  • Revitalized downtown, main streets, and neighborhoods.

Third Thursday

Open Air Marketplace and Street Festival

What: Monthly street festival and market
When: Third Thursday of each month, June-September
Where: E Broadway Avenue
Attendance: 500-1000 each month
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First introduced in 2017, our monthly “Third Thursday” street festivals feature over 40 vendors, live music, food trucks, children’s activities, and local beer, wine, and mead. These events encompass the “buy local” movement by offering a gathering place for people to celebrate our community. Our goal is to provide a space where memories can be made, relationships can be built, and community pride can shine. Third Thursdays are special occasions that showcase Hopewell’s finest and make the summertime that much more special for children and adults of all ages. 


Light Up the Night

Holiday Celebration

When: First Sunday in December
Where: Downtown Hopewell
Attendance: 1000+
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In conjunction with Hopewell Recreation and Parks, and the Hopewell School System, Light Up the Night is Hopewell’s biggest holiday celebration and it takes place in beautiful Downtown Hopewell! This event features the Hopewell Holiday Parade, the Hopewell Tree Lighting, concerts featuring local choral groups, vendors, horse and carriage rides, a petting zoo, and other family-friendly activities. Don’t miss a chance to visit Santa in his workshop or the Grand Illumination at Ashford Civic Plaza! Light Up the Night makes for a magical evening and gets everyone in the holiday spirit.

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