Kick off 2023 with the fun events happening in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

The January calendar is packed with opportunities to enjoy great live music and special performances, as well as lots of exciting sporting events.

Here are 25 special events to add to your calendar in January!


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


1. Titian to Monet: European Paintings from Joslyn Art Museum | Through January 8
Taubman Museum of Art

2. Elmwood on Ice | Through January 29
Elmwood Park

Ice Skating Roanoke

3. 2023 Stampede Championship Rodeo | January 6-8
Salem Civic Center

4. Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Ice Hockey | Various Dates
Berglund Center

5. 14th Annual Frozen Toe 10K | January 7
New Hope Christian Church

6. Taste of Virginia Expo & Market | January 7
The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center

7. 2023 Hollins-Mill Mountain Festival of New Works | January 12-29
Hollins University

8. Violet Bell | January 13
Jefferson Center

9. Big Lick Conspiracy: Hits the Spot! | January 14
The Spot on Kirk

10. Homegrown Music Series: Twin Creeks Stringband | January 14
Harvester Performance Center

Twin Creeks Stringband - Rocky Mount

11. Salem Mayhem Lacrosse | January 14
Salem Civic Center

12. WWE - Saturday Night’s Main Event | January 14
Berglund Center

13. The Honey Dewdrops with Charissa Joy | January 19
The Spot on Kirk

14. Downtown Roanoke Restaurant Week | January 20-29
Downtown Roanoke

Fortunato Restaurant - Roanoke

15. Runaway Gin - A Tribute to Phish | January 21
5 Points Music Sanctuary

16. Broadway in Roanoke: Annie | January 24
Berglund Center

17. Palmyra at The Grandin Theatre | January 25
The Grandin Theatre

18. Cash Unchained | January 27
Harvester Performance Center

19. Machine de Cirque | January 27
Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech

20. Guns & Hoses Hockey 2023 | January 28
Berglund Center

21. The Dead Reckoning - 5PTS 6th Anniversary Party | January 28
5 Points Music Sanctuary

22. 3rd Annual Forever 5 & 10 Mile Trail Races | January 28
Day Creek Day Use Area

23. International Wine Festival | January 29
Taubman Museum of Art

Taubman Museum of Art - Wine Festival

24. Neko Case | January 29
Jefferson Center

25. Fred Hersch & Esperanza Spalding | January 31
Jefferson Center


Save the Dates - February 2023


To find out more about what's going on Virginia's Blue Ridge, check our Calendar of Events.

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