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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. Find out where you can enjoy live music during your visit by checking our Music Calendar.
Find out more about the 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.
The Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau 101 Shenandoah Avenue NE Roanoke, VA 24016 (540) 342-6025 (800) 635-5535