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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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Thursday Aug 28, 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 >

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 >

Bald Knob Artists' Annual Best Pick Art Show

August 05 – 29, 2014
  • Location: Franklin County Library - Westlake Branch
  • Address: 84 Westlake Road #109, Hardy, VA 24101
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website
Enjoy a judged exhibition of original artwork by regional artists in a variety of media categories at the Bald Knob Artists' Annual Best Pick Art Show. The show will be held Aug. 5-29 at the Westlake Library in Moneta. Prizes will presented during the opening reception on Aug. 5 at 5:30 p.m. Voting for the People's Choice award will be held that evening through Aug. 8. The exhibition continues for public viewing until Aug. 29.   more >

On-going Events

Afternoon Arts at the Jax

Starting October 25, 2012
  • Location: The Jacksonville Center for the Arts
  • Address: 220 Parkway Lane South, Suite 1, Floyd, Virginia 24091
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Visit Website
Afternoon Arts! Ages 9-12 and 4-8!   $3 per kid per session OR $10 for 4 sessions Celebrate creativity every week, with great art for kids at the Jax. Now parents with kids ages 9 to 12 are also invited to experience this array of arts and crafts, and thanks to some wonderful sponsors, each session is now only $3 per child!! more >

Friday Aug 29, 2014

Calendar of Events

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 >

Me at the Museum

June 13 – October 31, 2014
Me at the Museum is held every Friday at 10am May through October. The History Museum of Western Virginia and the O. Winston Link museums team up to present Me at the Museum, a program designed for you and your preschooler. This 45-minute program is designed not only to expose your child to history in a fun and creative way, but to provide an opportunity to create meaningful experiences that will promote lifelong learning. We will read a story and do a couple of activities relating to a monthly… more >

Bald Knob Artists' Annual Best Pick Art Show

August 05 – 29, 2014
  • Location: Franklin County Library - Westlake Branch
  • Address: 84 Westlake Road #109, Hardy, VA 24101
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website
Enjoy a judged exhibition of original artwork by regional artists in a variety of media categories at the Bald Knob Artists' Annual Best Pick Art Show. The show will be held Aug. 5-29 at the Westlake Library in Moneta. Prizes will presented during the opening reception on Aug. 5 at 5:30 p.m. Voting for the People's Choice award will be held that evening through Aug. 8. The exhibition continues for public viewing until Aug. 29.   more >

7eventh Time Down with opener Luke Fortner

August 29, 2014
Contemporary Christian group 7eventh Time Down, with opener Luke Fortner will perform at Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount on Friday, August 29 at 8:00 p.m. The best songs are those that are heard when we need them most—the ones that become lifelines of truth in the midst of uncertainty. Enter “Just Say Jesus,” the powerful title track and lead single from 7EVENTH TIME DOWN’s sophomore album. For the Kentucky-bred foursome who grew up playing music together,… more >

Star City Comedy Club: Michael Winslow "The Man of 10K Sound Effects"

August 29 – 30, 2014
  • Location: Star City Comedy Club at Corned Beef & Co.
  • Address: 107 S. Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA 24011
  • Visit Website
One epic comedy weekend happens downtown Roanoke Friday and Saturday August 29th and 30th! 2 shows each night at 7pm and 10pm with Michael Winslow, "the Man of 10,000 Sound Effects." You remember him most as Sgt. Larvelle "Motormouth" Jones in the Police Academy series of movies and TV shows. This will be unlike any comedy show you'll ever see and tickets are just $15 bucks! FULL DINNER MENU AND YOUR FAVORITE ADULT BEVERAGES FROM THE BAR WILL BE SERVED RIGHT TO YOUR TABLE… more >

Saturday Aug 30, 2014

Calendar of Events

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 >

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 >

Star City Comedy Club: Michael Winslow "The Man of 10K Sound Effects"

August 29 – 30, 2014
  • Location: Star City Comedy Club at Corned Beef & Co.
  • Address: 107 S. Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA 24011
  • Visit Website
One epic comedy weekend happens downtown Roanoke Friday and Saturday August 29th and 30th! 2 shows each night at 7pm and 10pm with Michael Winslow, "the Man of 10,000 Sound Effects." You remember him most as Sgt. Larvelle "Motormouth" Jones in the Police Academy series of movies and TV shows. This will be unlike any comedy show you'll ever see and tickets are just $15 bucks! FULL DINNER MENU AND YOUR FAVORITE ADULT BEVERAGES FROM THE BAR WILL BE SERVED RIGHT TO YOUR TABLE… more >

Cinema on the Lawn - Chateau Morrisette

August 30, 2014
Curl up in your lawn chair with a big blanket a the sun sets and the big screen lights up with the wonderful movie. Bring your own seating and blankets. Leashed dogs are welcome at this event. Picnics, coolers or outside food and drinks are not permitted. more >

Drums along the Greens Annual Golf Tournament

August 30, 2014
  • Location: Westlake Golf & Country Club
  • Address: 360 Chestnut Drive,, Hardy, VA 24101
  • Visit Website
The 2nd annual Drums along the Greens golf tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 30 at Westlake Golf and Country Club in Hardy. Enjoy a great game of golf,form friendships and make incredible memories while supporting a local music program. Lunch is provided from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by a 1:00 p.m. tee off. A 50/50 drawing, prizes for the closest to the pin and longest drive, and additional giveaways will be presented. Register on the day of the tournament or pre-register online… more >

Sunday Aug 31, 2014

Calendar of Events

Sunday Sounds - Chateau Morrisette

June 01 – October 26, 2014
Bring the family on Sunday afternoons through October for live music in the courtyard at no charge. Local and regional musicians and entertainers will brighten up your day. Grilled foods, soft drinks and wine available for purchase beginning at noon or bring your own picnic. Bring seating. more >

Sunday Brunch Food & Cultural Tour

June 29 – December 28, 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 >

8th Annual Purple Foot Competition featuring The Stone Canyon Band

August 31, 2014
Join the fun and squash those grapes. Music, food, and farewell to Summer! Events are Rain or Shine in the Barn, or outside, weather permitting. We hope you will feel free to bring a picnic (just no outside alcohol, ABC regulations), your friendly, leashed dog, and enjoy the beauty of the music and the scenery. Bring your own chairs, if you choose. Calendar of events subject to change.       more >

Roanoke Mountain Campground Music Series

May 25 – October 12, 2014
  • Location: Roanoke Mountain
  • Address: Mill Mountain Parkway, Roanoke, VA 24018
Sunday evenings‚ June through mid-October‚ the Blue Ridge Parkway sponsors an hour of traditional music at the Roanoke Mountain Campground (currently only open for day use). The music featured at this event is usually old-time or bluegrass‚ and a different band performs each week. The audience is typically a mix of hikers who are enjoying the park and local folks who come especially to hear traditional music. People interested in attending this event should bring… more >
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