With so many fun events, festivals, and things to do on the calendar, April is an exciting time of year in the Roanoke Region in Virginia’s Blue Ridge!

The following list is only a sampling of the many things happening in the region this month, and we encourage you to check out our complete Calendar of Events to learn more about upcoming events.

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Whether you’re taking on the Blue Ridge Marathon - America’s Toughest Marathon, listening to great live music at the Harvester Performance Center, zip-lining at Explore Park, cheering on the Salem Red Sox, or touring beautiful homes and gardens for Historic Garden Week, it’s going to be a great month in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

Check out the sections below to learn more about the unique events and things to do this April.

NOTE: All info is subject to change. Please check event websites and social media pages for the most updated information regarding scheduling and potential changes or cancellations.

Save the Dates for May

  • 43rd Annual Community School Strawberry Festival - May 5-6
  • Franklin County Moonshine Express - May 13
  • Local Colors Festival - May 20
  • NCAA Women’s DIII Lacrosse Championship - May 27-28
  • Conquer the Cove 25K & Marathon - May 28

To learn more about upcoming events and things to do in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, we encourage you to subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter and give us a follow on social media.

You can also request a free copy of our Virginia’s Blue Ridge Visitor's Guide.

Header photo of the Blue Ridge Marathon, courtesy of Roanoke Outside.