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Culpeper Downtown

1st Fridays

1st Fridays is a monthly cultural event highlighting local artists, performers, exhibits, and more! Stop by one of Culpeper’s many boutiques offering unique finds and specials, then make a night of it in downtown!

1st Fridays’ primary purpose is to highlight the organizations and spaces that are bringing local, regional and even national art and culture to the Culpeper community. Culpeper has an ever-expanding tradition of art, culture, history, dining and shopping.

As the event grows, look for: increased community awareness, extended business hours, live music, restaurant specials and more!

Tucked away in the heart of Virginia’s Piedmont sits Culpeper, Virginia. A quintessential southern town.

A small town, filled with small businesses who support one another. The shops, the chefs, the artists and producers all work together to share in one another’s success. It’s refreshing and noble. It’s hard to put into words really, best understood through experience. You’ll see it in the nuances of complimentary window displays, you’ll hear it when a server speaks about another establishment’s dishes, you’ll witness the camaraderie of locals coming together after long days and sharing stories over good food and drink.

Come discover joy in Culpeper, where life moves a bit slower. Where the noise and chaos of crowded streets fade away, and you are left with the freedom to connect with the things that matter most to you. In Culpeper, you are free to give your life the attention it deserves.

Picking an ice cream flavor during First Fridays

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