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Roanoke Calendar of Events

Virginia's Blue Ridge Calendar of Events

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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. Beer. Chili. Music. Dogs. Outdoor recreation. 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.

The region has also become known for hosting some of the premier music festivals in the country, including the iconic Blue Ridge Music Festival and FloydFest. Keep up with all the upcoming shows, performances, and live music by checking out our Arts Calendar.

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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Monday Mar 30, 2015

Calendar of Events

Q&A with the Artist, Page Turner

March 06 – April 25, 2015
  • Location: Eleanor D. Wilson Museum
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
  • Venue: Hollins University
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website
Q&A with the Artist Page Turner: Power and Restraint--a Feminist Perspective on Mormon Sisterhood Thursday, April 6, 6 pm Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center Roanoke artist Page Turner collects items of deep personal meaning to painstakingly create delicate objects that honor the feminine, and the desires, experiences, and roles of women. Raised as a devout Mormon, she looks to the church and it’s complex history as inspiration. Her works are informed… more >

Lisa Bulawsky 2015 Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence

March 12 – May 30, 2015
  • Location: Eleanor D. Wilson Museum
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
  • Venue: Hollins University
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website
Lisa Bulawsky, 2015 Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence, Opening Lecture Thursday, March 5, 6 pm Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center Widely recognized for her work in print media, St. Louis based artist Lisa Bulawsky’s practice spans installation, works on paper, and temporary public art. The artist exploits the inherent qualities of printmaking, including the uniqueness of the printed mark, to explore correlations between private life and civic space. In… more >

2015 Biennial Juried Exhibition

March 13 – April 5, 2015
March 13 •6-8 p.m. - Opening Reception in Smoyer Gallery •6:30 p.m.- Awards and lecture Doug McClemont in Smoyer Gallery   Doug McClemont is a writer and curator based in New York. He is a contributing editor for ART+AUCTION and a monthly contributor to ARTnews. His critical writing appears regularly in print and online at Artinfo.com, ArtSpace, Publishers’ Weekly, Library Journal and Huffington Post. In addition to writing numerous essays for books on… more >

Virginia's Forgotten Canneries: A History in Labels

March 24, 2015 – July 1, 2016
Virginia's Forgotten Canneries: A History in Labels is on display at Ferrum College's Blue Ridge Institute and Farm Museum. The exhibit tells the story of the hundreds of small commercial canneries scattered throughout the Virginia countryside from the late 1800s to the 1950s. The exhibit, which highlights a lost legacy of Virginia foodways, is comprised of Bedford's Piedmont Label Company's pre-1960 labels collection and historian Charlie Woods' 35 years of research and collecting. It features… more >

Tuesday Mar 31, 2015

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 (formerly 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 >

Q&A with the Artist, Page Turner

March 06 – April 25, 2015
  • Location: Eleanor D. Wilson Museum
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
  • Venue: Hollins University
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website
Q&A with the Artist Page Turner: Power and Restraint--a Feminist Perspective on Mormon Sisterhood Thursday, April 6, 6 pm Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center Roanoke artist Page Turner collects items of deep personal meaning to painstakingly create delicate objects that honor the feminine, and the desires, experiences, and roles of women. Raised as a devout Mormon, she looks to the church and it’s complex history as inspiration. Her works are informed… more >

Lisa Bulawsky 2015 Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence

March 12 – May 30, 2015
  • Location: Eleanor D. Wilson Museum
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
  • Venue: Hollins University
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website
Lisa Bulawsky, 2015 Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence, Opening Lecture Thursday, March 5, 6 pm Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center Widely recognized for her work in print media, St. Louis based artist Lisa Bulawsky’s practice spans installation, works on paper, and temporary public art. The artist exploits the inherent qualities of printmaking, including the uniqueness of the printed mark, to explore correlations between private life and civic space. In… more >

2015 Biennial Juried Exhibition

March 13 – April 5, 2015
March 13 •6-8 p.m. - Opening Reception in Smoyer Gallery •6:30 p.m.- Awards and lecture Doug McClemont in Smoyer Gallery   Doug McClemont is a writer and curator based in New York. He is a contributing editor for ART+AUCTION and a monthly contributor to ARTnews. His critical writing appears regularly in print and online at Artinfo.com, ArtSpace, Publishers’ Weekly, Library Journal and Huffington Post. In addition to writing numerous essays for books on… more >

Real Estate Investors Of Virginia (Real Estate Investment Training)

Starting March 17, 2015
  • Location: Frank's Italian Restaurant
  • Address: 5933 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA 24012
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Visit Website
Real Estate Investors of Virginia is a group that's focus is on training for landlords, flippers, wholesalers, etc to wisely invest in real estate. The 1st month of meetings is free so you can get to know everyone and see it's value to your investment education. more >

Virginia's Forgotten Canneries: A History in Labels

March 24, 2015 – July 1, 2016
Virginia's Forgotten Canneries: A History in Labels is on display at Ferrum College's Blue Ridge Institute and Farm Museum. The exhibit tells the story of the hundreds of small commercial canneries scattered throughout the Virginia countryside from the late 1800s to the 1950s. The exhibit, which highlights a lost legacy of Virginia foodways, is comprised of Bedford's Piedmont Label Company's pre-1960 labels collection and historian Charlie Woods' 35 years of research and collecting. It features… more >

Author Linda Kay Simmons at Franklin County Library

March 31, 2015
  • Location: Franklin County Public Library - Main Branch
  • Address: 355 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151
  • Visit Website
he Franklin County Library will host local author Linda Kay Simmons for a book talk and signing from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31 at the Main Library in Rocky Mount. Simmons will present her new fiction book entitled Cahas Mountain, a novel is about the lives of two Franklin County families in the 1930s and 1940s, in character as "Rhodessa Rose". Books will be available for purchase. more >

Broadway in Roanoke: Guys and Dolls

March 31, 2015
Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy – considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy – soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight “mission doll,” out to reform the evildoers of Times Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the… more >

Concert Choir and Chamber Singers

March 31, 2015
Concert Choir and Chamber Singers Tuesday, March 31, 4 pm duPont Chapel The Hollins Choirs, under the direction of Shelbie Wahl-Fouts, present a performance entitled “Sing Like a Girl,” exploring the history and variety of choral music for women’s voices. Sponsored in part by the Sallie Gray Shepherd Fund.   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 >

Wednesday Apr 01, 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 >

Q&A with the Artist, Page Turner

March 06 – April 25, 2015
  • Location: Eleanor D. Wilson Museum
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
  • Venue: Hollins University
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website
Q&A with the Artist Page Turner: Power and Restraint--a Feminist Perspective on Mormon Sisterhood Thursday, April 6, 6 pm Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center Roanoke artist Page Turner collects items of deep personal meaning to painstakingly create delicate objects that honor the feminine, and the desires, experiences, and roles of women. Raised as a devout Mormon, she looks to the church and it’s complex history as inspiration. Her works are informed… more >

Lisa Bulawsky 2015 Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence

March 12 – May 30, 2015
  • Location: Eleanor D. Wilson Museum
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
  • Venue: Hollins University
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website
Lisa Bulawsky, 2015 Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence, Opening Lecture Thursday, March 5, 6 pm Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center Widely recognized for her work in print media, St. Louis based artist Lisa Bulawsky’s practice spans installation, works on paper, and temporary public art. The artist exploits the inherent qualities of printmaking, including the uniqueness of the printed mark, to explore correlations between private life and civic space. In… more >

2015 Biennial Juried Exhibition

March 13 – April 5, 2015
March 13 •6-8 p.m. - Opening Reception in Smoyer Gallery •6:30 p.m.- Awards and lecture Doug McClemont in Smoyer Gallery   Doug McClemont is a writer and curator based in New York. He is a contributing editor for ART+AUCTION and a monthly contributor to ARTnews. His critical writing appears regularly in print and online at Artinfo.com, ArtSpace, Publishers’ Weekly, Library Journal and Huffington Post. In addition to writing numerous essays for books on… more >

Virginia's Forgotten Canneries: A History in Labels

March 24, 2015 – July 1, 2016
Virginia's Forgotten Canneries: A History in Labels is on display at Ferrum College's Blue Ridge Institute and Farm Museum. The exhibit tells the story of the hundreds of small commercial canneries scattered throughout the Virginia countryside from the late 1800s to the 1950s. The exhibit, which highlights a lost legacy of Virginia foodways, is comprised of Bedford's Piedmont Label Company's pre-1960 labels collection and historian Charlie Woods' 35 years of research and collecting. It features… more >

Thursday Apr 02, 2015

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 >

Young at Art

March 05 – May 21, 2015
The Taubman Museum of Art’s most popular children's studio art class! Discover new ways of introducing art to your pre-school age children. Each week we will meet in Art Venture and travel as a group upstairs to hear a story read, making the artwork come alive in ways never before! At each class session, children will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on activity in Art Venture. For Children Ages 2-5 with Adult Thursdays, 10:30am – 11:15am January 22 - May 21 Free for… more >

Q&A with the Artist, Page Turner

March 06 – April 25, 2015
  • Location: Eleanor D. Wilson Museum
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
  • Venue: Hollins University
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website
Q&A with the Artist Page Turner: Power and Restraint--a Feminist Perspective on Mormon Sisterhood Thursday, April 6, 6 pm Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center Roanoke artist Page Turner collects items of deep personal meaning to painstakingly create delicate objects that honor the feminine, and the desires, experiences, and roles of women. Raised as a devout Mormon, she looks to the church and it’s complex history as inspiration. Her works are informed… more >

Lisa Bulawsky 2015 Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence

March 12 – May 30, 2015
  • Location: Eleanor D. Wilson Museum
  • Address: 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019-4421
  • Venue: Hollins University
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website
Lisa Bulawsky, 2015 Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence, Opening Lecture Thursday, March 5, 6 pm Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center Widely recognized for her work in print media, St. Louis based artist Lisa Bulawsky’s practice spans installation, works on paper, and temporary public art. The artist exploits the inherent qualities of printmaking, including the uniqueness of the printed mark, to explore correlations between private life and civic space. In… more >

2015 Biennial Juried Exhibition

March 13 – April 5, 2015
March 13 •6-8 p.m. - Opening Reception in Smoyer Gallery •6:30 p.m.- Awards and lecture Doug McClemont in Smoyer Gallery   Doug McClemont is a writer and curator based in New York. He is a contributing editor for ART+AUCTION and a monthly contributor to ARTnews. His critical writing appears regularly in print and online at Artinfo.com, ArtSpace, Publishers’ Weekly, Library Journal and Huffington Post. In addition to writing numerous essays for books on… more >
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