The Dogwood Festival carnival officially opened to the public Thursday, kicking off the 2014 Dogwood Festival in Charlottesville.
The carnival is in McIntire Park. It has a Ferris wheel, other rides, games, prizes and food.
Other Dogwood Festival events include a golf tournament, fashion show and parade.
The carnival runs through April 27. It is open on weeknights from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
For ticket information and a full schedule of Dogwood Festival events, visit www.charlottesvilledogwoodfestival.org.