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!
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.
The 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 friends 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!
Guests join us on December 31 from 10 AM – 1 PM 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!
Online registration is now closed. Guests can register on-site tonight.
Return to Hogwarts at Amazement Square for this 21+ event! Delight in dinner from local restaurants, craft beer tastings, programmatic activities, crafts and so much more!
Dust off your acceptance letter and get ready for another fun-filled and exciting journey through the mysteries, dangers and magical lessons at Hogwarts. Experience life at the castle first hand by getting sorted into your house and helping to win the House cup with magic activities along the way. Registration is just $35!
Guests 21+ will enjoy:
Exciting Games and Activities
Craft Beer, Cider & Wine
Amazing food from
Purple Door Catering
Small Batch BBQ
Al Ryan Mediterranean Cuisine
Sluggo’s Sundae Drive
With Craft Beer Tastings from the following breweries, provided by Virginia Eagle Distributing
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!