This article is a date listing important or significant events that happened (or will happen) on events for the year 1974
- March 18 – City Council votes to approve converting East Main Street into the Downtown Mall 
- September 21 – First performance of The Virginia Pep Band 
- Web. Former Councilors share memories of early days of Downtown Mall, Sean Tubbs & Brian Wheeler, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 13, 2010, retrieved July 3, 2020.
- Web. Pep Banned: The pep band’s 30 years of scrambling on the edge, Ed Miller, News Article, Charlottesville, Virginia, Spring 2021 Issue, retrieved April 4, 2021.