Spend some of your summer in MHC
Historical Society to Sponsor Uptown First Friday
Don't miss the summer fun!
By Brian Williams & VisitMartinsville
You Will Love Philpott Lake
Get ready for a fun-filled month!
Get ready for a reel good time
Celebration of Earth's wildlife to feature a wide variety of live animals and specimens from the museum's scientific collections
Cradled by the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge, Philpott Lake might just be the most spectacular body of water in Virginia. Located just northwest of the town of Martinsville, the 3,000-acre lake spreads into Franklin, Henry, and Patrick counties, framed by 7,000 acres of mixed hardwood forest. Besides the beautiful scenery, the lake is studded with nearly a dozen parks and recreation areas, offering an enticing buffet of Blue Ridge adventures.
Get ready to campout!
The Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society will sponsor Uptown First Friday.
Explore the many ways to explore the great outdoors in Martinsville-Henry County
Learn the stories behind the murals and the artists who created them!
Best Of Winners for Southwest Virginia
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Piedmont Arts’ Bus to Broadway Heads to DPAC for 'Hamilton'
To name a few...
Mosey on over to Martinsville!
Mark those calendars
It's going to be aMAYzing!
Make your plans now!
Get your tickets now!
Round out your NASCAR Weekend!
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Join the fun of Rives on the Road
Upcoming April events at the Spencer Penn Centre!
Bring in spring with us!
A March full of FUN
Earl White Stringband to perform in galleries, April 7
March 10th in the galleries
March 4th, 2022
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Music in the Box -- 2022
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Final Line Up Announced for Rooster Walk 12
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Black History Month Events and Exhibits in Martinsville-Henry County.
Saturday, February 19th
October 29th at Martinsville Speedway
What a day!
As the New Year approaches, take a moment to plan to VisitMartinsville for some of our most exciting events that you sure don’t want to miss.
Upcoming Events at SPC!
Celebrate the New Year in MHC!
Coming up Soon!
TheatreWorks presents "An O.Henry Christmas"!
Little Feat tops initial band announcements!
WHO IS THE BEST IN THE BLUE RIDGE?
Some bands to be announced Monday
Looking ahead for Piedmont Arts
On the Rudy’s Girl Media YouTube channel
Join the annual holiday fun
Looking to add to your Martinsville Speedway trip?
Get your tickets early!
Next month at the centre
Piedmont Arts to present these great events and classes
A little spooky, a little silly
Kind of Fancy, Kind of Chill
Join the fun at the Historic Courthouse in Uptown
Limited-ticket performance in galleries, Oct. 7
The Martinsville – Henry County Visitor Center (VisitMartinsville) first priority is the safety and health of its visitors, residents, industry partners, and team. While the risk of contracting COVID- 19 is low, we are carefully following the guidelines of the US Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) and our local health department authorities.
Updates for the Rooster Walk Reunion
Josh Berry of JR Motorsports to Compete for Second Straight Victory in the Nation’s Biggest, Richest & Most Prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Race. Virginian Peyton Sellers Continues Quest for his First Victory in Prestigious Event & Fourth Virginia Triple Crown Title.
Get down to Uptown
Mark those calendars!
Hundreds of cars on display!
A day of free family fun!
Taking place at the Martinsville Speedway
Progressive dinner down Martinsville’s Museum Mile.
Located in the Quality Inn - Dutch Inn
Introducing the new Smith River Paw Park
July 29th - August 1st
Get ready for the return of TGIF
Celebrating 60 Years!
Mark your calendars for Smith River Fest!
Piedmont Arts hosts cook out-themed party in Art Garden
Gifts for Father's Day
Visit Martinsville announces their Fishing Fever in MHC Fishing Campaign just in time for Free Fishing Days in Virginia.
Don't miss the fun!
Summer is almost here...start planning
The newest and latest developments in UPtown Martinsville.
Miles in Martinsville hosted the annual Super Fun Run around Lake Lanier on Saturday, May 8th and the girls of Team #VisitMartinsville had a blast!
Visit us at the historic Spencer Penn Centre
National Travel and Tourism Week 2021 spotlights the collective strength of the U.S. travel industry.
Relaxation + Education
Spectacular sculptures in sight!
Events and exhibits planned throughout 2021
Rock out in MHC!
Get ready for some fun!
The team's 1st 5K of the season
Jeb Burton of Kaulig Racing & Mercy Crossing to Join Event to Distribute Farmers to Families Food Boxes to Henry County Residents.
More details at vmnh.net
National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries that demonstrate significant impact in their communities
Start planting or start shopping!
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Announced Increased Limits for Sports & Entertainment Venues in the Commonwealth
American Watercolor Society, Jane Iten Memorial and Water Ladies on display
$10,000 gift will support the promotion and delivery of museum's virtual education programming
It's a wrap!
Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature, I Am…, Virginia: Changing Topographies
2 girls. 7 races. 1 goal.
We have an IDEA (Center)!
Online event features story time, crafts and more
We've created a list of sweets, treats, and eats that are sure to impress your valentine this February
Sad news. Happy news. Big news.
Celebrate Black History Month with Piedmont Arts
Virginia Is for Lovers, and Martinsville-Henry County is for Fishing Lovers.
Upcoming Events at Spencer-Penn Centre
Free event features story time, crafts, performance by Virginia Repertory Theatre
Weekends are for the boys, and Martinsville-Henry County is the perfect place to spend that valuable comradery time.
VisitMartinsville launched their second annual holiday shopping initiative in efforts to promote the numerous craftspeople and shops in Martinsville – Henry County and some of the unique products that can be purchased and experiences that can be had locally.
I love my coffee and I love animals. How about you? Well, if you answered yes and you are looking for a fun way to spend a Saturday, just grab a coffee and head to the ranch!
Boys & Girls Clubs, the Martinsville Garden Club and the Garden Study Club donated their time this week to bring some holiday cheer to Piedmont Arts.
With the holiday season upon us, are you left wondering where to get started or how to finish off your shopping list? Don’t stress. You can get everyone crossed off your list with a shopping weekend in Martinsville – Henry County. And with the money you’ll save by shopping local, you can pick up a little something for yourself as well!
Patrick Henry Community College’s performing troupe, the Patriot Players are bringing live theater back with You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. Theater lovers and Charlie Brown fans can catch the live show in-person at PHCC’s Drive-In Theater or virtually via a live stream at 7PM on November 19 – 21 and at 2PM on Sunday, November 22.
Explore new art forms, mediums and techniques with a fresh slate of art classes at Piedmont Arts. The museum is offering in-person classes for a limited number of attendees, as well as a new virtual watercolor class that will take place online via Zoom. Social distancing and masks are required at all in-person classes.
Limited edition Rooster Walk merch on sale until Nov. 17th!
Christmas Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 3 • 5 pm • Gravely-Lester Art Garden
It was all or nothing Sunday for Chase Elliott at Martinsville Speedway in the penultimate NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race, Xfinity 500. In a “must-win” situation to advance to next weekend’s Championship 4 to battle for the Cup title, the driver of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro rooted his way to the lead with 44 laps remaining and pulled away for a 6.577-second victory.
Martinsville Speedway expands the 2021 spring race weekend by hosting a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at night on Thursday, April 8, 2021. This will be the first Modified Tour race at Martinsville since 2010.
Martinsville Speedway will recognize the historic accomplishments of seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson by starting an annual scholarship, Jimmie Johnson Champion’s Award. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student at one of the Martinsville-Henry County Public High Schools.
NASCAR and WynnBET, the digital gaming division of Wynn Resorts Ltd. that is responsible for Wynn’s mobile sportsbook and casino app, announced today a multi-year national sports betting partnership. As an Authorized Gaming Operator of NASCAR, WynnBET will collaborate with NASCAR to create and promote engaging sports betting experiences for racing fans across the United States.
Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell joins dignitaries as part of pre-race ceremonies for the Xfinity 500 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race on Sunday, Nov. 1. Campbell, President of Martinsville since 1988, was recently named a Comcast Community Champion of the Year Finalist.
Martinsville Speedway will welcome distinguished dignitaries as part of pre-race ceremonies for the Draft Top 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff race on Saturday, Oct. 31 and NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Playoff race on Friday, Oct. 30.
The Art of the Quilt
On display through January 9, 2021 • Admission Free
Quilts and quilted wearables by 42 artists from across the Southeast are on display in this biennial invitational exhibition, co-curated by master quilter Linda Fiedler and quilter Betty Blessin. Themed Anything Goes, this year's exhibition commemorates the 12th anniversary of The Art of the Quilt.
The Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH) has recently been nominated by Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The award, presented by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is the nation’s highest honor for institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities.
Comcast announced Martinsville President Clay Campbell as a finalist for the 2020 Comcast Community Champion of the Year, an annual award created to recognize philanthropic efforts of individuals within the NASCAR industry.
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