Annual Museum Events


Annual Riverfront Chalk Festival & Art Contest

August 25, 2018

Come enjoy live music, food trucks, and activities at Amazement Square’s Annual Riverfront Chalk Festival & Art Contest! A sidewalk chalk art competition is the focal point for this family friendly block party!  Learn More >

Amazing Mile Children’s Run

Amazing Mile

September 28, 2018

Amazing Mile Children’s Run

The Amazing Mile Children’s Run invites area youth ages 13 and under to get up and get moving in downtown Lynchburg! Held in conjunction with the Genworth Virginia 10 Miler, this regional favorite offers and an event for every skill level including a one-mile run, a half-mile run, and a quarter-mile run. Each year family members and community spectators head downtown to support the children’s run and take part in the Virginia 10 Miler Family Festival held at Amazement Square and the surrounding area between Jefferson Street and the James River! Learn More>

Ugly Bug Ball

October 26, 2018

Ugly Bug Ball

The Ugly Bug Ball is the Museum’s biggest fundraiser each year promising our guests an unforgettable evening in costume! The evening is hosted by 40 regional Celebrity Hosts inviting our guests to spend a night dancing to a live band, enjoying a catered dinner, and performances not soon to be forgotten. The Ugly Bug Ball raises funds to fulfill the Museum’s mission of providing hands-on learning to children and adults of all backgrounds and abilities. Learn More >

Children’s Holiday Festival

December 8, 2018

children's-holiday-iconThe Children’s Holiday Festival is Amazement Square’s most magical family special event. The magic, twinkle and tradition of this holiday event bring families and friendsChildren's Holiday Festival back year after year to enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa, holiday crafts, cookie decorating, and more! The whole family is invited to celebrate the holidays and enjoy the magic of the season!  Learn more>


New Years at Noon

December 31, 2018


Guests join us on December 31 to welcome in the new year! This family-friendly event allows even our youngest friends to celebrate the excitement of a new year, through traditional New Years activities and crafts. Toast to the New Year with sparkling juice, count down the Bug Drop, and join us for a dance party! Learn more>

Museum After Dark


Museum After DarkWhy should kids have all the fun? This adults only night at Amazement Square, welcomes those age 21 and older to embrace their inner child while enjoying food and refreshments, exploring the museum and participating in fun and innovative programming. The night features food from local restaurants, beer and wine tastings, and other entertainment. Experience the museum in a whole new way while raising money to support the museums exhibitions and educational programs!!  Learn More > 

Star Wars Day

May 5, 2018

At a children’s museum not very far away, children of all ages will harness the force as they train to achieve the title of Jedi Knight. Full of exciting Star Wars games, crafts, and challenges, you can travel to the stars without ever leaving planet Earth!  Learn More >

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