Martinsville, Virginia


2022 A Year in Review

2022 A Year in Review

As we look forward to the upcoming year, we thought it would be nice to take a look back at some of the fun, exciting moments from 2022 in Martinsville-Henry County.

In January, The Science of Flight exhibit opened at the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

In February, VisitMartinsville launched the Black History Month campaign celebrating local, black-owned, tourism businesses in the community.

In March, we enjoyed Dancing for the Arts presented by Piedmont Arts and the Eric Gales Band presented by Rives on the Road.

It was also in March that VisitMartinsville Reached 10K Followers on Facebook!

April gave us the Earth Day Family Day at the Art Garden, the annual Pig Cookin' Festival at the Spencer Penn Centre, and the Historic Garden Week Tour in Martinsville.

In May, VisitMartinsville launched our Mural May campaign to showcase some of the amazing public art in the community. May concluded, and the summer unofficially kicked-off, with Rooster Walk 12 Music & Arts Festival at Pop’s Farm in Axton.

Then in June, we had the Wildlife Festival at the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

We had another BIG time in July with the Dino Festival at the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

August gave us the Rockin’ River Fest weekend: TGIF, Smith River Fest, and the Uptown Music Fest all in the same weekend!

September was filled with fun including the Henry County Fair, the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway, Piedmont Arts’ Savory September, and more!

In October, the Martinsville Speedway began its 75th Anniversary celebration and fans in attendance for the Xfinity 500 witnessed an epic, video game-style race move by Ross Chastain that will go down in NASCAR history! Plus, there were numerous events, including the inaugural Bonez & Booz event at the Virginia Museum of Natural History to celebrate Halloween.

In November, Music in the Box presented Wild Ponies at the Black Box Theatre in Uptown Martinsville, and VisitMartinsville supported the Business Development Office’s annual Dine Small campaign.

In December, Santa sightings were plentiful in Martinsville and Henry County and VisitMartinsville launched our annual 12 Days of Christmas campaign.

And those are just a few! What memorable moments did you experience this year in Martinsville-Henry County? Share your memories with us by tagging us in your photos @VisitMartinsville! We look forward to what lies ahead in 2023 and we can’t wait to see  you then.

Happy New Year!