Martinsville, Virginia


24 Marvelous MHC Resolutions for 2024

By: VisitMartinsville

December 19, 2023


New Year, New Me, yeah, yeah. How about this year you resolve to make a few resolutions that you will actually want to keep? How about this year you plan to have a little more fun? And, how about you do it here in Martinsville – Henry County? 

Whether it's exploring local attractions, attending community events, or discovering hidden gems, there are numerous opportunities for residents and visitors alike to make the most of the upcoming year. Here's to a year filled with fun, new adventures, and positive resolutions in MHC!

Here are 24 marvelous Martinsville-Henry County adventures to consider!

1. Attend an Exhibit Opening at Piedmont Arts.

2. Explore the entirety of the Dick & Willie Trail.

3. Take a selfie at The Big Chair and learn its historical significance.

4. Trace your family history at the Bassett Historical Center.

5. Attend a theatre production by the Patriot Players or the TheatreWorks Community Players

6. Attend a few Martinsville Mustangs games at the renovated Hooker Field this summer.

7. Beat your personal record on your favorite pinball machine at Uptown Pinball.

8. Try a seasonal brew at Mountain Valley Brewing or Scuffle Hill Brewing.

9. Attend a festival at the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

10. Watch the sunrise over Philpott Lake.

11. Join a gaming night hosted at one of our many local gaming spots - Marvelfreaks Gaming Comics & CollectiblesStarling Ave Cards & Comics, or VS Games.

12. Participate in a Miles in Martinsville race.

13. Walk a llama or milk a camel at Infinity Acres Ranch.

14. Support local artists by purchasing a work of art from Studio 107 or Gallery 22.  

15. Learn the history of local African American culture with a visit to Fayette Street Historical Initiative (FAHI)

16. Glamp at Mountain Valley Artisan Barn.

17. Attend a race or two at the iconic Martinsville Speedway.

18. Learn survival skills at The Sustainable Homestead Institute.

19. Support local famers by shopping at the local Farmers’ Markets.

20. Learn how to fly-fish with Smith River Outfitters.

21. Try your luck at Rosie’s Game Room.

22. Paddle down the Smith River.

23. Canoe around Beaver Creek Reservoir

24. Shoot a round of pool or join in a weekly tournament at Top Shelf Billiards.

How’s this list? Will you resolve to take part in any of these?  Let us know how your journey is going throughout the year by tagging us @VisitMartinsville along your way!