There is so much to do this February in the Roanoke Region in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

The calendar features exciting events to entertain the family with upcoming concerts, theater performances, live sports, and more.

From planning a romantic getaway with your valentine to celebrating Black History Month, it's a great time to experience a metro mountain adventure.

Avoid the temptation to hibernate this winter and have some fun in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

Here are 25 events to add to your calendar for this February.

NOTE: All info is subject to change. Please check event websites and social media pages for the most updated information.

1. Black History Month Events | February

Various Locations
There are many unique opportunities to celebrate Black History Month in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, including special showings of films that showcase Black art and culture at the Historic Grandin Theatre and educational talks and presentations at the historic Gainsboro Library in Roanoke.

Visit our Black History page for additional information about upcoming events and ways to learn more about local Black history in the region.

2. Valentine’s Day Events | February

Blue Ridge Parkway Overlook - Roanoke, VA

Various Locations
There are various special events and unique opportunities to celebrate Valentine’s Day Weekend in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Special activities include murder mysteries, live music & theater performances, Valentine’s Day dinners, Galentine parties, and more.

Visit our Valentine’s Day Events page for a complete list of things to do.

3. Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs | Various Dates

Berglund Center
Come cheer on the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs professional ice hockey team as they look to finish the regular season strong and push to the playoffs, where the team will attempt to repeat as SPHL President’s Cup Champions. 

The Dawgs have lots of fun promotional nights on the schedule for February:

  • February 1: Thirsty Thursday & Trivia
  • February 10: Super Hero Night, Scout Night
  • February 16: Hockey is for Everyone
  • February 17: Military Night

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Tickets >

4. Swoon | Through March 10

Taubman Museum of Art
Swoon is the featured ticketed exhibition at the Taubman Museum of Art in Downtown Roanoke. Swoon is a powerful and thought-provoking exhibition presenting the work of contemporary artist Caledonia Curry/Swoon. The exhibition is a 20-year retrospective of the artist's work and will be displayed through Sunday, March 10, 2024.

Take advantage of the Taubman Swoon Package at The Liberty Trust hotel in Downtown Roanoke as part of romantic getaway and overnight stay. The package includes overnight accommodations, breakfast for two, and two tickets to the exhibition.

Swoon Exhibition Tickets >

5. Winterfest Beach Bash | February 2

Salem Civic Center
NOTE: This year’s event is sold out.
The annual Winterfest Beach Blast at the Salem Civic Center helps melt away the winter cold with summertime beach music. The Beach Blast has become one of the City of Salem’s most popular winter events over the past ten years.

Winterfest Beach Bash Info > 

6. Bad Plays Gone Wrong | February 2-4

Attic Productions
Bad Plays Gone Wrong is a combination of two one-act plays, and it’s a youth production that features over 50 cast and crew members from ages 6 to 17. The performance showcases a comedic re-telling of Romeo and Juliet and a lively and energizing re-telling of The Wizard of Oz.

Bad Plays Gone Wrong Tickets >

7. Not Your Average Pop-Up | February 3

The Collective
Sip and shop at the NYA Pop-Up event at The Collective, hosted in collaboration with Hmble Hstle clothing company. Exclusive merchandise will be available at the event, including a special preview of the new 'Roses Grow with Love' collection and exciting things planned for the coming weeks.

NYA Pop-Up Tickets > 

8. Broadway in Roanoke: STOMP | February 4

Berglund Center
Everything is an instrument in the iconic STOMP, part of the popular Broadway in Roanoke series at the Berglund Center. The musical sensation premiered in England in 1991 and has been performed to audiences worldwide, including over 11,000 shows on Broadway.

STOMP Tickets > 

9. Underground Springhouse & The Talismen | February 9

5 Points Music Sanctuary
Two genre-expanding Southern bands join forces for a tour full of epic jams as Athens' Underground Springhouse team up with Alabama's The Talismen to rock The Sanctuary.

Underground Springhouse & The Talismen Tickets >

10. Lunar New Year Celebration | February 10

Lunar New Year Celebration - Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke, VA

Taubman Museum of Art
Be part of the fun of the Lunar New Year Celebration at the Taubman Museum of Art, presented in partnership with Local Colors and Roanoke Valley Sister Cities. This year celebrates the Year of the Dragon, featuring dragon dances, martial arts performances, singing, dragon-themed artwork, and more.

Lunar New Year Celebration Info >

11. Big Lick Comic Con | February 10-11

Berglund Center
The annual Big Lick Comic Con is one of Virginia’s biggest celebrations of comics and pop culture, featuring an incredible variety of comic, toy, gaming, and collectible vendors & exhibitors, as well as a great lineup of artists, creators, performers, and other special guests.

This year’s celebrity guests include Amy Jo Johnson (the Pink Power Ranger), Chandler Riggs (Carl from The Walking Dead), and Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk).

Big Lick Comic Con Website >

12. Winter Romance | February 10-11

Jefferson Center
Winter Romance is a show that combines the beauty and talent of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra with members of the Southwest Virginia Ballet. Experience this wonderful celebration of performing arts by attending one of the two performances at the Jefferson Center.

Winter Romance Tickets >

13. Jeffrey Martin | February 13

The Spot on Kirk
Jeffrey Martin writes music that probes the depths of the human experience and doesn't shy away from its darkest corners. His songs can feel like short stories from literary giants like Steinbeck, Burroughs, or Cormac McCarthy and possess a raw intensity from seeing his subjects up close.

Jeffrey Martin Tickets >

14. My Fair Lady | February 14

Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech
Entertainment Weekly describes this new version of My Fair Lady as “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time.” Spend Valentine’s Day at the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, enjoying the classic show and its magical songs.

My Fair Lady Tickets >

15. Bourbon + Bacon | February 16

Taubman Museum of Art
Bourbon + Bacon is an opportunity to sample craft spirits alongside tapas-style pork dishes from local chefs while enjoying live music and learning about the art & science of whiskey making. Get your tickets now, as this event often sells out.

Bourbon + Bacon Tickets >

16. Morgan Myles | February 16

Jefferson Center
After a fantastic run on The Voice (placing in the Top 3) and having her Grand Ole Opry debut, Morgan Myles is headed to Virginia's Blue Ridge! Often referred to as the female Chris Stapleton, Morgan makes it look and sound easy, earning critical acclaim from People, Billboard Magazine, CMT, American Songwriter, and more.

Morgan Myles Tickets >

17. Roanoke Home & Garden Show | February 16-18

Berglund Center
At the annual Greater Roanoke Home & Garden Show at the Berglund Center, you can get ideas and inspiration for decorating your home and planting in your garden.

Home & Garden Show Website >

18. VHSL Class I, II, III State Wrestling Championship | February 16-17

VHSL Wrestling Championship - Salem Civic Center

Salem Civic Center
Cheer on the top Class I, II, and III wrestlers from around the state as they compete at the 2024 VHSL State Wrestling Championships at the Salem Civic Center. We look forward to crowning more champions in the City of Salem - Virginia’s Championship City!

VHSL Wrestling Championship Info >

19. Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Tribute to Johnny Cash | February 17

Harvester Performance Center
Journey back in time to the life and music of “The Man in Black,” performed by Cash Unchained at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount. The band has been nationally sought after while touring all over the US, bringing the sights and sounds of the legendary Johnny Cash.

Cash Unchained Tickets >

20. Big Head Todd & The Monsters | February 21

Harvester Performance Center
Big Head Todd and The Monsters have quietly become an American institution following three and a half decades of writing, recording, and touring (totaling over 3,500 performances). The group’s 1993 album, Sister Sweetly, went platinum and had multiple hit singles, including Bittersweet, Broken Hearted Savior, and Circle.

Big Head Todd & The Monsters Tickets >

21. Disney on Ice: Find Your Hero | February 22-25

Berglund Center
Disney On Ice presents Find Your Hero, bringing beloved characters to life through cutting-edge figure skating, eye-catching costumes, and stunning set designs. Innovative lighting, thrilling special effects, high-flying jumps, and breathtaking skating make Disney on Ice an experience the whole family will treasure forever!

Disney on Ice Tickets >

22. ODAC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournament | February 22-25

Salem Civic Center
Get a head start on March Madness with four days of college basketball action at the ODAC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Salem Civic Center.

ODAC Basketball Tournament Info >

23. Explore Your Limits 5K & 10K Trail Races | February 24

Explore Your Limits 5K & 10K - Explore Park - Roanoke, VA

Explore Park
The Explore Your Limits 5K & 10K races showcase the trail network at Roanoke County’s Explore Park. The 5K can serve as an introduction to trail running for newcomers, and walkers are welcome, while the 10K has grown to become the largest event in the Roanoke Non-Ultra Trail Series (RNUTS).

Photo via Mountain Junkies Facebook

Explore Your Limits Race Registration >

24. Lunasa & Daoiri Farrell | February 28

Jefferson Center
Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, Lúnasa was formed in 1997 by members of some of the greatest Irish groups of the previous decade. From the start, the band’s complex arrangements and unique sound reshaped traditional music's boundaries and energized audiences worldwide.

Lunasa Tickets >

25. Clint Black | February 29

Berglund Center
Country icon Clint Black, one of the truest traditionalists in music over the last three decades, will celebrate the 35th anniversary of his debut album, Killin’ Time, on tour in 2024. He’ll play the groundbreaking record live from start to finish for the first time, followed by more of his legendary hits.

Clint Black Tickets >

Save the Dates for March

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