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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 Jul 28, 2014

Calendar of Events

Playwright's Lab at Hollins Guest Speaker Mark Charney

July 28, 2014
Playwright's Lab Guest Speaker Mark Charney Monday, July 28, 7:30 pm Waldron Stage, Mill Mountain Theatre, downtown Roanoke Charney serves as director of theatre for the department of performing arts at Clemson University. A past chair for Region IV and a past member of the National Selection Team for KCACTF, Charney currently works as a playwright and professor. The first two works in his “male dysfunction trilogy” have been read in both New York and Washington, and the… more >

Summer Camp: Zookeeper 101

July 28 – August 1, 2014
Mill Mountain Zoo’s popular summer camps are a terrific way to introduce your child to the animal kingdom or to foster an existing interest in the feathered, furry and scaly critters we share the planet with. Each camp is designed to encourage a child’s respect and enthusiasm for the natural world through hands-on, fun and educational activities. Every week is chocked full of great experiences, including up-close animal encounters, talks with zookeepers, games, arts and crafts,… more >

ASA / USA Girl's Class A 16-Under Fast Pitch National Championship

July 27 – August 3, 2014
  • Location: City of Salem, Botetourt County, Roanoke County, City of Roanoke
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website
Enjoy a tournament game at some of the best facilities in the country.  For game schedules with participating teams, visit www.roanokevalleyasanationals.com.  Four Parks and Recreation Departments that include the City of Salem, City of Roanoke, Roanoke County, and Botetourt County come together along with the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring you this prestigious event. Moyer Sports Complex-  1000 Union Street, Salem, VA  24153 Botetourt Sports… more >

Tuesday Jul 29, 2014

Calendar of Events

Center in the Square: Tuesday Lunch Break with Karaoke and Cornhole

July 15 – 29, 2014
  • Location: Downtown Roanoke Market Square
  • Address: 1 Market Square, Roanoke, VA 24011
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Visit Website
Downtown Roanoke is showcasing the newly renovated pedestrian friendly Market Square by hosting special events throughout the summer. On Tuesdays, Center in the Square will offer performance-based presentations by our partner organizations along with karaoke and live music in the Square. This Tuesday will feature cornhole and karaoke.   more >

Summer Camp: Zookeeper 101

July 28 – August 1, 2014
Mill Mountain Zoo’s popular summer camps are a terrific way to introduce your child to the animal kingdom or to foster an existing interest in the feathered, furry and scaly critters we share the planet with. Each camp is designed to encourage a child’s respect and enthusiasm for the natural world through hands-on, fun and educational activities. Every week is chocked full of great experiences, including up-close animal encounters, talks with zookeepers, games, arts and crafts,… more >

Salem Red Sox Baseball

July 29, 2014
Salem Red Sox vs. Carolina Mudcats   more >

ASA / USA Girl's Class A 16-Under Fast Pitch National Championship

July 27 – August 3, 2014
  • Location: City of Salem, Botetourt County, Roanoke County, City of Roanoke
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website
Enjoy a tournament game at some of the best facilities in the country.  For game schedules with participating teams, visit www.roanokevalleyasanationals.com.  Four Parks and Recreation Departments that include the City of Salem, City of Roanoke, Roanoke County, and Botetourt County come together along with the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring you this prestigious event. Moyer Sports Complex-  1000 Union Street, Salem, VA  24153 Botetourt Sports… more >

Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

Calendar of Events

Summer Camp: Zookeeper 101

July 28 – August 1, 2014
Mill Mountain Zoo’s popular summer camps are a terrific way to introduce your child to the animal kingdom or to foster an existing interest in the feathered, furry and scaly critters we share the planet with. Each camp is designed to encourage a child’s respect and enthusiasm for the natural world through hands-on, fun and educational activities. Every week is chocked full of great experiences, including up-close animal encounters, talks with zookeepers, games, arts and crafts,… more >

Children's Literature Faculty Reading

July 30, 2014
Children's Literature Faculty Reading Wednesday, July 30, 7:30 pm Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library Hear our faculty authors read from their own work. Sponsored by the graduate programs in children's literature and children's book illustration. Children welcome!   more >

Children's Literature Student Reading at Hollins

July 30, 2014
Children's Literature Student Reading Wednesday, July 30, 12:15 pm Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library Students read from their creative work. Sponsored by the graduate programs in children's literature and children's book illustration. Children welcome!   more >

Hollins Faculty Cinematheque Screening: "Man on a Wire"

July 30, 2014
Faculty Cinematheque Screening: "Man on a Wire" Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center Screenwriter and Hollins University Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Matt Marshall presents a screening of Man on a Wire. Sponsored by Hollins screenwriting and film studies program.   more >

Salem Red Sox Baseball

July 30, 2014
Salem Red Sox vs. Carolina Mudcats   more >

Mountain Valley Cluster Dog Show

July 30 – August 3, 2014
  • Address: 1001 Roanoke Boulevard, Salem, VA 24153
  • Venue: Salem Civic Center
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
The Roanoke Kennel Club, host of the Mountain Valley Cluster Dog Shows, invites everyone to the Salem Civic Center, July 30-August 3. Come and enjoy watching your favorite breed compete for Best in Show. Competition begins each day at 8:00am, with 8 rings of competition showing simultaneously throughout the day. Followed by Group competition, then Best in Show. Approximately 140 different breeds of dogs will compete each day. Admission and car parking is FREE. There will be plenty of… more >

ASA / USA Girl's Class A 16-Under Fast Pitch National Championship

July 27 – August 3, 2014
  • Location: City of Salem, Botetourt County, Roanoke County, City of Roanoke
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website
Enjoy a tournament game at some of the best facilities in the country.  For game schedules with participating teams, visit www.roanokevalleyasanationals.com.  Four Parks and Recreation Departments that include the City of Salem, City of Roanoke, Roanoke County, and Botetourt County come together along with the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring you this prestigious event. Moyer Sports Complex-  1000 Union Street, Salem, VA  24153 Botetourt Sports… more >

Thursday Jul 31, 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
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The Well is a time of food, fellowship, music/worship for young adults.   more >

Historic Downtown Food & Cultural Tour

March 22 – December 27, 2014
  • Location: Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
  • Address: 110 Shenandoah Ave. NW, Roanoke, VA 24016
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, 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 >

Hotel Floyd Concert Series

May 01 – October 30, 2014
  • Address: 300 Rick Lewis Way, Floyd, VA 24091
  • Venue: Hotel Floyd
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Visit Website
Free Hotel Floyd Concert Series with regional bands ranging from bluegrass to jazz. Every Thursday evening from 6pm-8pm with Bootleg BBQ on-site to provide food and beverages. Event is located at Hotel Floyd on the amphitheater and in the Buffalo Mountain Conference Room if inclement weather takes place.   more >

BB&T's Party in Elmwood - Downtown's Beach Music Thursdays

May 22 – September 11, 2014
Get ready to groove and shag at BB&T's Party in Elmwood as the 2014 season of Roanoke’s favorite beach music dance party kicks off in the newly renovated Elmwood Park every Thursday night from May 22nd through September 11th, 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Dates for the 2014 season are below. Admission will be $5 at the gate, or purchase an "Any Ten Ticket" for $45 (it's like getting a free ticket!). Kids under 12 are free! This year will feature all your favorite bands and jams plus… more >

EventZone's Party in the Park Series 2014

May 22 – September 18, 2014
The people you know. The music you love. Party in the Park is where your friends are on Thursday nights! It returns to Daleville Town Center this year, with your favorite bands and new surprises! See the schedule online at pitp.org. Kids 12 and under attend for free! Lots of parking and food vendors available. Come join the event everyone's talking about in Botetourt! EventZone, a non-profit organization and the Valley's "Event and Festival Connection," proudly presents seventeen… more >

Farm to Table Roanoke at Greenbrier Nurseries

June 12 – August 30, 2014
  • Location: Greenbrier Nurseries
  • Address: 5881 Starkey Road, Roanoke, VA
  • Visit Website
Gourmet Farm Market on Thursdays from 2-7 and on Saturdays from 10-3. All vendors use sustainable growing practices.   more >

Catawba Farmers Market

June 12 – October 2, 2014
  • Location: Catawba Valley Farmers Market
  • Address: 4965 Catawba Creek Rd., Catawba, VA 24070
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Visit Website
Farmers market with locally-grown & produced vegetables, fruits, meats, baked goods, eggs, plus arts & crafts. Kids craft activity weekly, taught by school art teacher. Free music most market days. Playground for kids.  Known as the friendliest market in the area!   more >

City Market at the River

July 10 – August 28, 2014
City Market at the River - Thursdays at Rivers Edge Sports Complex off of Reserve Ave. from 4-7. All your favorite vendors are back with local meat, seafood, produce and baked goods as well as our region's tasty food trucks. There will be giveaways and coupons every Thursday! Plenty of free parking, shade and picnic tables as well! See you there! more >

Summer Camp: Zookeeper 101

July 28 – August 1, 2014
Mill Mountain Zoo’s popular summer camps are a terrific way to introduce your child to the animal kingdom or to foster an existing interest in the feathered, furry and scaly critters we share the planet with. Each camp is designed to encourage a child’s respect and enthusiasm for the natural world through hands-on, fun and educational activities. Every week is chocked full of great experiences, including up-close animal encounters, talks with zookeepers, games, arts and crafts,… more >

Mountain Valley Cluster Dog Show

July 30 – August 3, 2014
  • Address: 1001 Roanoke Boulevard, Salem, VA 24153
  • Venue: Salem Civic Center
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
The Roanoke Kennel Club, host of the Mountain Valley Cluster Dog Shows, invites everyone to the Salem Civic Center, July 30-August 3. Come and enjoy watching your favorite breed compete for Best in Show. Competition begins each day at 8:00am, with 8 rings of competition showing simultaneously throughout the day. Followed by Group competition, then Best in Show. Approximately 140 different breeds of dogs will compete each day. Admission and car parking is FREE. There will be plenty of… more >
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