September 7, 2018
Main street, Lynchburg
6pm - 10pm

we've added an extra hour!

Downtown Lynchburg Association celebrates the return of our college students in this Friday night Main Street festival.  In its 10th year, Get Downtown is an evening of fabulous entertainment, great food, family fun, and more from our downtown merchants and other Lynchburg businesses, and now the fun extends to 10pm!



beer garden(s) - YES, PLURAL!

For the first time in Get Downtown history, we will be hosting a beer garden at the Community Market and the Academy Center of the Arts beer garden at 6th Street. Both will feature craft beer from Deschutes Brewery and the proceeds will support Downtown Lynchburg Association!

On Tap:

  • Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA 
  • Deschutes Pacific Wonderland 
  • Deschutes Black Butte Porter 
  • Deschutes American Wheat
  • Buskey Cider

*Miller Light and Coors Light cans also available


Your favorites return alongside exciting street performers throughout the festival. 

  • Living Man Statue
  • Stilt Walkers
  • Triple Hoop Performers
  • Fire Show



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Talented Town

Get Downtown is all about what makes Lynchburg great and we are always amazed at the many community members & businesses who bring their unique spin to the event! Be sure to check out:


Central Virginia Federal Credit Union KidS Zone

Featuring Smart Beginnings Central Virginia

It's BACK! Gus the Bus will be rolling into downtown with fun activities and games for little ones of all ages! 

  • Gus the Bus!
  • Giant legos
  • Giant Connect 4
  • Giant Jenga
  • Giant card memory game
  • Giant foam blocks
  • Hula hoops
  • Pumpkin ring toss
  • Plants & flower activity
  • Dress-up & play stage
  • Kiddy corn hole
  • Walk-on keyboard
  • Face painting & art
  • Photo selfies
  • Bubbles
  • Infant tummy-time tent


Princesses and Superheroes

Your favorite movie characters have come to life. Kids, come dressed in your pretty princess dress or your tights & cape for some great photos!

  • Elsa
  • Ariel
  • Cinderella
  • Wonder Woman
  • Deadpool
  • Batman
  • and more...