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Calendar of Events in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Feeling festive? We've got just the thing for that. Each year, the greater Roanoke Valley hosts so many festivals, you'll swear we celebrate just about everything. Strawberries. Chili. Blues and barbecue. Downtown Roanoke is where you'll find lots of big events like Festival in the Park and Local Colors - a celebration of the many cultures that shape our growing region. 

Not to be outdone, Salem is home to the annual Salem Fair, Olde Salem Days and many more fun events. Smith Mountain Lake, area wineries and the charming small towns across the region also host unique festivals and events all year round.  

For a party almost any day of the week, follow the Crooked Road to the heart of bluegrass country or take part in the abundance of arts and culture events.

Find out more about the fantastic annual events in Virginia's Blue Ridge.  

Note - Because the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge features so many of them, the current exhibits and galleries at the museums in the region are not featured in this section of the calendar. Those can be found on this exhibits and galleries calendar. 

Interested in submitting your own event? Fill out the form on this page to submit your event. 

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Monday Dec 22, 2014

Calendar of Events

Bedford Festival of Trees

November 19 – December 31, 2014
The theme this year is "Christmas on the Homefront - 1944″. This theme ties in with the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. Come and see all the different decorated trees inside and outside the building. You can also vote for your favorite tree; voting is just $1.00 per vote. All proceeds of the top three winning trees will be donated to their selected charities. Extended Hours December 5, 12, 13, 14, 19 until 9:00pm .   more >

Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge and Friends Art Show at the Jefferson Center

December 2, 2014 – January 20, 2015
The art show will feature many new works in a variety of subjects, styles and materials. Artist Members of the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge are Mary Anne Meador, Bonnie Mason, Judy Lochbrunner, Linda Schaar, and Sue Furrow. Guest artists are Martha Rhodes, Bud Shaw and Patty Powers.   more >

Buchanan Festival of Trees

November 27, 2014 – January 1, 2015
  • Location: Buchanan Library
  • Address: Main Street, Buchanan, VA 24066
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website
Discover Christmas through the eyes of a child this Christmas. Enjoy displays of trees in the Buchanan Library on Main Street from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. Ornaments hand crafted by students in Buchanan Elementary School’s preschool through fifth grade classes help to create a festive atmosphere for everyone’s enjoyment.   more >

On-going Events

Fashions for Evergreens

November 27, 2014 – January 1, 2015
The annually celebrated Fashions for Evergreens tree competition, features professionally designed trees.Vote for your favorite! more >

Tuesday Dec 23, 2014

Calendar of Events

Fleet Feet Tuesday Night Pub Run - Old Southwest Grill (formerly Fork in the City)

Starting August 5, 2014
  • Location: Old Southwest Grill
  • Address: 551 Marshall Street, Roanoke, VA 24016
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 2 weeks on Tuesday
  • Visit Website
The Fleet Feet Sports Pub Runs take place on Tuesday evenings at 6pm. Runs alternate weekly between Old Southwest Grill (formery Fork in the City) and the Wasena City Tap Room. The Pub Runs will include a three and five mile route. Pub Runs will be followed by food and beverage specials! Please note that there is an overflow parking lot for us to use for the Pub Runs at Wasena City Tap Room. The overflow parking is a paved lot on 8th Street, half a block south of the River House and has… more >

Bedford Festival of Trees

November 19 – December 31, 2014
The theme this year is "Christmas on the Homefront - 1944″. This theme ties in with the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. Come and see all the different decorated trees inside and outside the building. You can also vote for your favorite tree; voting is just $1.00 per vote. All proceeds of the top three winning trees will be donated to their selected charities. Extended Hours December 5, 12, 13, 14, 19 until 9:00pm .   more >

Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge and Friends Art Show at the Jefferson Center

December 2, 2014 – January 20, 2015
The art show will feature many new works in a variety of subjects, styles and materials. Artist Members of the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge are Mary Anne Meador, Bonnie Mason, Judy Lochbrunner, Linda Schaar, and Sue Furrow. Guest artists are Martha Rhodes, Bud Shaw and Patty Powers.   more >

Buchanan Festival of Trees

November 27, 2014 – January 1, 2015
  • Location: Buchanan Library
  • Address: Main Street, Buchanan, VA 24066
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website
Discover Christmas through the eyes of a child this Christmas. Enjoy displays of trees in the Buchanan Library on Main Street from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. Ornaments hand crafted by students in Buchanan Elementary School’s preschool through fifth grade classes help to create a festive atmosphere for everyone’s enjoyment.   more >

On-going Events

West End Community Market

Starting October 7, 2014
  • Location: West End Community Center
  • Address: 1223 Patterson Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Visit Website
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West End Center for Youth on the corner of Patterson Ave. and 13th Street SW 100% fresh and local, pasture raised meats, rainbow trout, organic fruit & produce, cut flowers, artisan baked goods, cheeses, prepared foods, and much more. SNAP-EBT benefits accepted and doubled. Year round rain or shine   more >

Fashions for Evergreens

November 27, 2014 – January 1, 2015
The annually celebrated Fashions for Evergreens tree competition, features professionally designed trees.Vote for your favorite! more >

Wednesday Dec 24, 2014

Calendar of Events

(X)po Wednesdays

Starting November 19, 2014
"(X)po Wednesdays" Every Wednesday from 5-7 pm. Free and open to the public. Every week, CoLab will host a casual event aimed at continuing the conversations started at and around (X)po. We guarantee a relaxed atmosphere and an enriching conversation every week, but need you to bring the personality! These evening sessions will showcase local people talking about their ideas, experiences and interests with the goal of sparking a discussion. (X)po Wednesdays are open to the public… more >

Bedford Festival of Trees

November 19 – December 31, 2014
The theme this year is "Christmas on the Homefront - 1944″. This theme ties in with the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. Come and see all the different decorated trees inside and outside the building. You can also vote for your favorite tree; voting is just $1.00 per vote. All proceeds of the top three winning trees will be donated to their selected charities. Extended Hours December 5, 12, 13, 14, 19 until 9:00pm .   more >

Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge and Friends Art Show at the Jefferson Center

December 2, 2014 – January 20, 2015
The art show will feature many new works in a variety of subjects, styles and materials. Artist Members of the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge are Mary Anne Meador, Bonnie Mason, Judy Lochbrunner, Linda Schaar, and Sue Furrow. Guest artists are Martha Rhodes, Bud Shaw and Patty Powers.   more >

Buchanan Festival of Trees

November 27, 2014 – January 1, 2015
  • Location: Buchanan Library
  • Address: Main Street, Buchanan, VA 24066
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website
Discover Christmas through the eyes of a child this Christmas. Enjoy displays of trees in the Buchanan Library on Main Street from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. Ornaments hand crafted by students in Buchanan Elementary School’s preschool through fifth grade classes help to create a festive atmosphere for everyone’s enjoyment.   more >

On-going Events

Fashions for Evergreens

November 27, 2014 – January 1, 2015
The annually celebrated Fashions for Evergreens tree competition, features professionally designed trees.Vote for your favorite! more >

Thursday Dec 25, 2014

Calendar of Events

Afternoon Arts – Every Thursday, 4-5pm

Starting March 20, 2014
  • Location: Jacksonville Center
  • Address: 220 Parkway Lane South, Floyd, VA 24091
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Visit Website
Afternoon Arts – Every Thursday, 4-5pm This arts class is for children Pre-K to 7th grade and is divided into two age groups. Each week a new arts experience is given to the children. This is a drop in class, no preregistration is required. Each class is $3 or 4 for $10. This class happens every Thursday as long as The Jax is open.   more >

The Well

Starting March 20, 2014
  • Location: Huntington Court UMC
  • Address: 3333 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24012
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Visit Website
The Well is a time of food, fellowship, music/worship for young adults.   more >

Bedford Festival of Trees

November 19 – December 31, 2014
The theme this year is "Christmas on the Homefront - 1944″. This theme ties in with the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. Come and see all the different decorated trees inside and outside the building. You can also vote for your favorite tree; voting is just $1.00 per vote. All proceeds of the top three winning trees will be donated to their selected charities. Extended Hours December 5, 12, 13, 14, 19 until 9:00pm .   more >

Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge and Friends Art Show at the Jefferson Center

December 2, 2014 – January 20, 2015
The art show will feature many new works in a variety of subjects, styles and materials. Artist Members of the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge are Mary Anne Meador, Bonnie Mason, Judy Lochbrunner, Linda Schaar, and Sue Furrow. Guest artists are Martha Rhodes, Bud Shaw and Patty Powers.   more >

Night Howls

December 4, 2014 – January 29, 2015
NIGHT HOWLS Thursday nights December 4th, 11th & 18th Friday night December 26th Friday night January 2nd Thursday nights January 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th 5:15 to 7:00 pm Bundle up, bring your friends, and come up to the zoo to listen to the wolves howl, the owls hoot and the big cats call! Participants will begin the nights enjoying hot cider and cookies indoors while a Zookeeper talks about nocturnal animals and the noises they make. The group will proceed outdoors for a guided… more >

Christmas at Mountain Lake

December 25, 2014
Join us for a special Christmas Buffet in Harvest Restaurant to celebrate the Holiday! Available Thursday, December 25th, 2014 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Reservations are required and can be made up to 60 days prior by calling 540-626-7121. Adult Buffet: $29.95++, Children's Buffet (5-12yrs): $14.95++   more >

Buchanan Festival of Trees

November 27, 2014 – January 1, 2015
  • Location: Buchanan Library
  • Address: Main Street, Buchanan, VA 24066
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website
Discover Christmas through the eyes of a child this Christmas. Enjoy displays of trees in the Buchanan Library on Main Street from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. Ornaments hand crafted by students in Buchanan Elementary School’s preschool through fifth grade classes help to create a festive atmosphere for everyone’s enjoyment.   more >

On-going Events

Fashions for Evergreens

November 27, 2014 – January 1, 2015
The annually celebrated Fashions for Evergreens tree competition, features professionally designed trees.Vote for your favorite! more >

Friday Dec 26, 2014

Calendar of Events

Historic Downtown Food & Cultural Tour

March 22, 2014 – March 28, 2015
  • Location: Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
  • Address: 110 Shenandoah Ave. NW, Roanoke, VA 24016
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website
#1 Rated on TripAdvisor A walking food and cultural tour of historic downtown Roanoke VA - is 3 hours of delicious fun! You'll never view, or taste Roanoke the same again. Our Historic Downtown food tasting and cultural walking tour combines delicious food with tales of downtown Roanoke’s colorful history. It's a rare opportunity for locals and visitors alike to experience unique and one-of-a-kind culinary treasures. A fun, filling and memorable culinary adventure for you and your taste… more >

Friday Night Jamboree

Starting September 26, 2014
The Floyd Country Store has become a traditional gathering place on Friday nights for musicians, dancers, and visitors from all over the world. The first hour is gospel music, followed by two dance bands. It’s a great time for the whole family, and you’re likely to see kids from six to ninety-six out on our hardwood dance floor. The Jamboree happens every Friday night, rain or shine, all year round. Tickets are $5.00 at the door. Seating is limited, so if a seat is important to you… more >
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