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Roanoke Calendar of Events

Virginia's Blue Ridge Calendar of Events

Elmwood Park - Concert

Feeling festive? The events in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge are 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 has so many of them, the featured exhibits and galleries at the museums in the region are not featured in this section of the calendar. Those can be found on the featured exhibits calendar. 

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

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Sunday Feb 01, 2015

Calendar of Events

Sunday Brunch Food & Cultural Tour

Starting June 29, 2014
The tastiest way to discover Roanoke like an insider! #1 Rated on tripAdvisor An easy Sunday stroll through our historic downtown. Complete with delicious tastes, iconic sights, and satifying aromas. We'll visit a few attractions and glimpse into Roanoke's past and future. It's a must do culinary adventure! If visting, we highly recommend taking a tour at the beginning of your visit - it'll make your entire time here so much more enriching!   more >

Sunday Music Jam at The Floyd Country Store

Starting September 28, 2014
Every Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, The Floyd Country Store hosts a music jam lead by a local Old-Time or Bluegrass band. First and third Sundays are Old-Time jams and second and fourth Sundays are Bluegrass jams. Most Sundays there is also a beginner jam upstairs to help those who are just discovering the joys of jamming. Acoustic musicians of all levels and music lovers are invited to come and play. This is dedicated to the sharing of the musical tradition and stories of this area. This… more >

Kazim Temple 57th Annual Shrine Circus

January 29 – February 1, 2015
Come one come all and have fun under the big top!   Kazim Temple 56th Annual Shrine Circus presents: Jordan World Circus from Las Vegas Berglund Center Coliseum Date and Times: Thursday, January 29, 6:30PM Friday, January 30, 7:30PM Saturday, January 31, 10:00AM Saturday, January 31, 3:00PM Saturday, January 31, 7:30PM Sunday, February 1, 2:00PM Ticket Prices: $8.00 - Kids General Admission $10.00 - Kids Box - reserved $16.00 - Adult General Admission $18.00 - Adult Box - reserved… more >

Back Country Navigation

February 1, 2015
With 1100 acres of diverse terrain, Explore Park offers the perfect backdrop for learning to navigate in a wilderness environment. In this hands on course participants will learn the necessary skills to travel off trail efficiently with the aid of a compass. No experience necessary. All equipment provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.   more >

Eastern Cheer & Dance Competition

February 1, 2015
Take a break from the ordinary and experience these great destination competitions.  With large venues in fabuous cities, everyone is sure to have a memorable time! Eastern Ultimate Championship FAQ's Floor Types: 54'x42' Spring Floor System for all Cheer Divisions and Dance Categories (marley floor will be placed on top of spring floor when applicable) Awards Performance Discounts can be earned for the AmeriCheer & AmeriDance InterNational Championship by teams scoring 70% or… more >

Monday Feb 02, 2015

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Yoga At The Museum

January 05 – February 23, 2015
Come refresh and renew in the Taubman Museum of Art’s gorgeous atrium space. All class sessions are led by instructor Bonny Branch. Bring your own yoga mat! Mondays | 12:30pm-1:30pm | $10 non-members, $7 museum members, $5 museum volunteers (per class session) Registration available online. Please retain your confirmation page to present when you arrive for class. Please remember the Museum is not open to the public on Mondays. You may enter the Museum for class via the security… more >

Tuesday Feb 03, 2015

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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
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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 >

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
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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 >

Wednesday Feb 04, 2015

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 >

Artful Journeys

January 21 – May 20, 2015
Do you homeschool your children? Are you looking for an after-school program? With two timeslots for each week’s lesson, you can choose a schedule that works for you. Each month has a special focus, with lessons that build in intensity for building new skills. Join us for the whole series, or drop in at any point for a day of artistic adventure. For Elementary and Middle School Age Children Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00pm or 4:00-5:00pm (same lesson will be taught at both class times) January… more >

The President and Congress: Can They Work Together?

February 4, 2015
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, the first and only woman elected to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate, is known as a passionate force in American politics who forged a path for women to make a mark in the political world. While in the Senate, she served in a number of important roles, including as vice chair of the Republican Conference and chair of the Republican Policy Committee. Hutchison, author of two bestselling books, retired in 2012 as the Senate’s highest-ranking Republican… more >

Thursday Feb 05, 2015

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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
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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 >

EventZone's Cabin Fever Series at Sidewinders: The Holiday Band

February 5, 2015
  • Location: Sidewinders Steak House and Saloon
  • Address: 16 W. Campbell Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24014
  • Venue: EventZone
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EventZone's Cabin Fever Series Schedule: January 22 - Domino February 5 - The Holiday Band February 19 - Key West March 5 - Superhold March 19 - Too Much Sylvia   Tickets: Just $10 per person at the door! Cash or credit card accepted.  Season packages for all five nights plus reserved seating are available for $75.  Limited quantity.  Call EventZone at 540-389-1232 to reserve.  A limited number of reserved seats are also available for $5 per person… more >

First Thursday Lunch Box Lecture: Rev. Edward Burton

February 5, 2015
The Rev. Edward T. Burton will tell about his service of more than 40 years as pastor of Sweet Union Baptist Church in Northwest Roanoke on Thursday, Feb. 5, at noon in the History Museum in Center in the Square. Now retired after more than 50 years of ministry. Burton's work to make Roanoke a better place was recognized when he was named Roanoke's Citizen of the Year in 2002. A Richmond native, he holds degrees from Virginia Union University, Luther Rice Seminary and Virginia Seminary and… more >

Screenwriter/UCLA Professor Tim Albaugh

February 5, 2015
Screenwriter/UCLA Professor Tim Albaugh Thursday, February 5, 7:30 pm Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center Please join us for a special lecture night with Tim Albaugh, director of our graduate screenwriting and film studies program. Albaugh is a writer/producer, and a graduate of the U.C.L.A. M.F.A. screenwriting program. He has taught screenwriting at U.C.L.A., U.C. - Irvine, Hollins, Pixar Animation Studios, and Walt Disney Feature Animation. As a writer, he has sold or… more >

Short Term Children's Theater Tour: "Iris and Walter"

February 05 – 06, 2015
Short Term Children's Theatre Tour: "Iris and Walter" Thursday, February 5, 10am Theatre Short Term Children’s Theatre Tour: 2015 Legacy Series Production Iris and Walter. Based on the award-winning children's storybooks by Elissa Haden Guest, Hollins M.F.A. ’12 and adapted By Nicole B. Adkins, Hollins M.F.A. ’12, this Hollins Legacy Series production spotlights two shining stars from the Hollins community of great writers. February 5 and 6 at 10 am, Hollins Main… more >

Attic Productions presents Sleeping Beauty

February 05 – 07, 2015
Attic Productions, the community theater in Botetourt County, Virginia, offers opportunities in the performing arts for children and adults to “learn by doing”. Founded in 1995, the all-volunteer group produces five plays per year. Performances are held at the new D. Geraldine Lawson Performing Arts Center. Adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. By Catherine Bush Directed by Josh DiPalma   more >

Friday Feb 06, 2015

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
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#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 >

Short Term Children's Theater Tour: "Iris and Walter"

February 05 – 06, 2015
Short Term Children's Theatre Tour: "Iris and Walter" Thursday, February 5, 10am Theatre Short Term Children’s Theatre Tour: 2015 Legacy Series Production Iris and Walter. Based on the award-winning children's storybooks by Elissa Haden Guest, Hollins M.F.A. ’12 and adapted By Nicole B. Adkins, Hollins M.F.A. ’12, this Hollins Legacy Series production spotlights two shining stars from the Hollins community of great writers. February 5 and 6 at 10 am, Hollins Main… more >

Attic Productions presents Sleeping Beauty

February 05 – 07, 2015
Attic Productions, the community theater in Botetourt County, Virginia, offers opportunities in the performing arts for children and adults to “learn by doing”. Founded in 1995, the all-volunteer group produces five plays per year. Performances are held at the new D. Geraldine Lawson Performing Arts Center. Adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. By Catherine Bush Directed by Josh DiPalma   more >

Identity show at The Market Gallery part 2

February 6, 2015
Friday February 6, The Market Gallery will celebrate the continuing Identity Exhibit with a special reception . Four speakers from the artists whose work is on display will discuss their work and how it relates to the theme "identity". The artists are: Christopher Cobb, Margaret Sue Turner Wright, Pat Carr, and Steve Bernard. These artist talks will begin at 6:15 pm. and there will be time for Q and A after the talks. Please join us Feb. 6th at the Market Gallery.   more >

Crimes of Heart by Henley/ Star City Playhouse

February 06 – 22, 2015
  • Location: MCCBR Church
  • Address: 806 Jamison Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24013
  • Venue: Star City Playhouse
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 3 weeks on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
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Crimes of the Heart/ Star City Playhouse Feb. 6 -22, 2015 Three Weekends ONLY Tragic/ Comedy about three sisters surviving their family history and the chaos created by their own life choices. Each sister has committed their own share of crimes of the heart that affects themselves and their neighbors. We're ON Facebook for further information   more >

On-going Events

Art by Night

Starting January 3, 2014
  • Location: Various Galleries - Downtown Roanoke
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday
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Art By Night is a unique cultural event showcasing Roanoke's thriving arts community, featuring the diverse galleries in the downtown area. There are openings, demonstrations, refreshments, live music and as much talk about art as you can stand. Fun for the whole family.   more >

Saturday Feb 07, 2015

Featured Events

Leon Russell at The Harvester Performance Center

February 7, 2015
"The Master of Space and Time" Leon Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock 'n roll. In his distinguished and unique 50 year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music. Leon has played on pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel, and surf records. As a session musician, arranger, producer, singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, record company… more >
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