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Life in Danville, VA
Nestled along the banks of the Dan River, the term “southern hospitality” has real meaning here. In Danville, VA you will discover a relaxed pace and very comfortable cost of living. Danville’s rich cultural heritage has fostered several museums, a symphony orchestra, and various performing and visual arts series, providing ample opportunities for cultural activities. The moderate climate with four distinct seasonal changes makes it easy to enjoy the many outdoor activities and venues. 


You will always discover something to do in Danville. Visit the Crossing at the Dan that encompasses the Carrington Pavilion, Farmers Market and Danville Science Center. The Carrington Pavilion hosts nationally known artists for the Harvest Jubilee Concert Series and local bands at Fridays at the Crossing. The Farmers Market is open every Saturday morning from May through October to offer you the best and freshest local produce, as well as baked goods and unique gift items. 

Danville is a great place to play and have fun, getting away from the everyday hustle and bustle. Maybe you want to relax by fishing in the Dan River or strolling down the Riverwalk Trail. If biking is your forte, we have eight miles of multi-use trail and 17 miles of dirt mountain bike trails that will surely impress you. The Pittsylvania County Wayside Park consisting of 53 acres, a playground, baseball field, and a fishing pond. Elkhorn Park is the county's largest private park covering 604 acres and is centered on a 100-acre lake. For water sports enthusiasts, three large lakes, Smith Mountain, Buggs Island, and Hyco, provide excellent boating, fishing, swimming, and camping. 

Danville’s Parks and Recreation Department offers diverse programs for all ages from preschooler to senior citizens, from basket weaving to belly dancing. Children of all ages will find a summer camp designed especially for them. Everyone will enjoy our special events such as the Festival in the Park, the Summer Movies in the Park series, and many more. However you like to play, you will find it in Danville, VA. Learn more a 

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City of Danville Office of Economic Development
P.O. Box 3300 | 427 Patton St.
Danville, VA 24543-3300
Ph: (434) 793-1753 | Fx: (434) 797-9606
International Line: 001-434-793-1753