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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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Sunday Nov 23, 2014

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 >

Showtimers presents: "Charm"

November 12 – 23, 2014
Margaret Fuller, a writer, philosopher and contemporary of Emerson, Hawthorne and Thoreau is the main character of this romantic comedy by Kathleen Cahill.  Please note: contains mature language and content. Showtimers is an all-volunteer organization, with talented people donating their time on and off-stage to present six full productions per year. Membership is open to everyone, but is not required to be involved with the theatre. For information on membership, click here. … 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 >

16 Hands Fall 2014 Studio Tour

November 22 – 23, 2014
16 hands is trying something new. This fall we will host our studio tour on two consecutive weekends: our traditional Thanksgiving weekend November 28, 29, 30 and the weekend before, November 22, 23. Each studio will host visiting artists who have been mentored or served apprenticeships to three members of 16 hands. Visit our website later in the summer to see examples of their work and links to their websites. About the Tour In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains there is an… more >

Engaging Masterpieces: Story-Telling in Chopin's Ballades

November 23, 2014
Engaging Masterpieces: Story-Telling in Chopin's Ballades Sunday, Nov. 23, 4 p.m., Olin Recital Hall An interactive recital featuring Gordon Marsh, piano, in a performance of the four ballades by Frédéric Chopin.   more >

Kathleen Madigan

November 23, 2014
In her 22 year career, Kathleen Madigan has never been hotter. With her new Showtime special, "Gone Madigan," in constant rotation and the DVD-CD of the special topping the Amazon and iTunes charts, Madigan has the entire year booked with over 100 theater gigs across the country and numerous television appearances. She's recently back from her second Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's USO Holiday Tour of Iraq and Afghanistan. This year Madigan shared the stage with Robin… more >

Monday Nov 24, 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 >

Tuesday Nov 25, 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
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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 >

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 >

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 Nov 26, 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 >

Thursday Nov 27, 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
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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 >

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 >

Artful Journeys

September 18 – December 18, 2014
NEW: Artful Journeys (September 17 - December 17) 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) Do you homeschool your children? Are you looking for an after-school program? Have an artistic child that's looking for a new learning setting? The Taubman Museum of Art is excited to introduce a BRAND NEW style of workshop for your children. With two timeslots for each week's lesson, you can choose a schedule… more >

Young At Art

September 18 – December 18, 2014
Young at Art (September 18 - December 18) For Children 2-5 Year of Age with Adult Thursdays, 10:30am – 11:15am 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 within the gallery space, making the art come alive in ways never before! After story-time, children will have the opportunity to create a hands-on activity in Art Venture or Studio One. Free for Members, $5/Child for… more >

Thursday Night Live!

October 2, 2014 – December 31, 2015
Come enjoy extended hours at the Taubman Museum of Art! The galleries remain open from 5-9 pm and general admission is free. Live music in Norah's Café or on the patio, weather permitting. The café, operated by Blue Ridge Catering, will have a selection of small plate items, wine, and beer available for purchase. The Museum Shop will be open. Free to the general 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 >

Thanksgiving at Mountain Lake

November 27, 2014
Join us for a special Thanksgiving Buffet in Harvest Restaurant to celebrate the Holiday! Available Thursday, November 27th, 2014 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Reservations are required and can be made up to 60 days prior by calling 540-626-7121. Adult Buffet: $24.95++, Children's Buffet (5-12yrs): $12.95++   more >

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Peaks of Otter Lodge

November 27, 2014
The popular Thanksgiving Day Buffet returns to Peaks’ Lake View Restaurant with Oven Roasted Turkey, Honey Glazed Ham, and Top Round of Beef plus traditional sides and desserts. The buffet will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Reservations are suggested. Call 866-387-9905 or 540-586-1081 and make your reservation today! Adults $29.95 Children 4 to 12 years of age $15.95 Children 3 and under Free Taxes & gratuities are additional. MENU: ~ Salad Bar ~ Fresh Salad with All… more >

2014 Union Drumstick Dash

November 27, 2014
  • Location: Suntrust Plaza - Downtown Roanoke
  • Address: 106 Franklin Road SE, Roanoke, VA 24042
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The DASH is sure to get you into a thankful spirit as you and your family join us in feeding the hungry. Enjoy the music along our route as the StellarOne Drumstick DASH provides a fun, family-friendly, rain or shine Thanksgiving morning event. This year, the Rescue Mission will provide more than 350,000 meals to hungry families. Our 5K route has now been certified by USA Track & Field. It winds through downtown Roanoke, starting at Williamson and Franklin Roads and ends on the historic… more >

Buchanan Festival of Trees

November 27, 2014 – January 1, 2015
  • Location: Buchanan Library
  • Address: Main Street, Buchanan, VA 24066
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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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 Nov 28, 2014

Featured Events

Fantasyland

November 28, 2014
In a warm, comfortable setting in the History Museum's Library, Santa, dressed in his green shirt, suspenders, and lace up boots, with his coat hanging on the rack by the fireplace mantel, welcomes visitors into an inviting atmosphere. The children sit on the floor getting to know Santa at their own pace. Santa teaches important lessons of love, sharing, history, and more as he tells stories, sings, plays guitar or piano, and interacts with the children through fun activities. Visitors also get… more >
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