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Experience the fun of Easter Weekend in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. It’s a fantastic time of year for a getaway to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the perfect opportunity to take part in the excitement of spring.
Easter Sunday - April 9, 2023
This page features information about special Easter events, options for Easter Sunday Brunch, kid-friendly activities such as Easter Egg Hunts and pictures with the Easter Bunny, and other experiences to incorporate into your weekend visit.
It's a busy time of year so be sure to book your accommodations in advance >
Check out the sections below to learn more about things to do and plan a fun metro mountain adventure for Easter Weekend in the Roanoke Region in Virginia's Blue Ridge.
Easter Bunny Garden Visits & Photos - Through April 8 - Valley View Mall - stop by the mall to take pictures with the Easter Bunny, who will be there daily through Saturday, April 8. Time slots are limited and you’re encouraged to make a reservation for your photo session. Valley View Easter Bunny Reservations >
Easter Bunny Woodcraft - April 2 - Twin Creeks Brewpub - Twin Creeks Brewpub at Roanoke County's Explore Park is partnering with Let's Party Creatively to offer guests the opportunity to paint 24" tall woodcraft Easter bunnies. Paint Party Registration >
Eggcellent Adventure - April 8 - Virginia Museum of Transportation - The Virginia Museum of Transportation will host its 5th annual Eggcellent Adventure, offering photos with the Easter Bunny, crafts & games for kids, a chance to explore the museum, and food & drink available for purchase. Eggcellent Adventure Tickets >
Sinkland Farms Easter Eggs-Travaganza - April 1 & 2 - Sinkland Farms in Christiansburg will host an Easter celebration full of kid-friendly fun, including an Easter egg hunt, visits with the Easter bunny, baby farm animals, kids zone playground, face painting, and more. Easter Eggs-Travaganza Tickets >
Salem Civic Center - Wednesday, April 5 - The City of Salem will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt in the fields located next to the tennis courts at the Salem Civic Center. The event is designed for children ages 3-10 and it's free to attend. Activities include an Easter egg hunt, visiting the Easter bunny, inflatables, face painting, and more. Salem Easter Egg Hunt Details >
Waid Park - Saturday, April 8 - Franklin County Parks & Recreation will host an Easter Egg Hunt at Waid Park, featuring over 25,000 eggs! Bring your own basket for collecting eggs, and then also enjoy seeing the Easter bunny, games, food trucks, and other fun.
Daleville Town Center: Eggstra Fun Event - Saturday, April 8 - The Daleville Town Center in Botetourt County will host its Eggstra Fun Event, which includes age based Easter egg hunts, the Easter bunny, face painting, ninja course, touch a fire truck, and the opportunity to plant a sunflower from Beaver Dam Farm Sunflowers. Dalevile Town Center >
Breakfast with the Bunny and Egg Hunt - Saturday, April 8 - St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Botetourt County will feature a special breakfast with the Easter bunny, followed by opportunities to take pictures with the bunny and an egg hunt. Breakfast with the Bunny Facebook Event >
First Fridays - The Bogeys | April 7 - First Fridays, a popular outdoor concert series in Downtown Roanoke, will kick off its 34th season with a concert by The Bogeys. Tickets to shows are only $5 and proceeds go to benefit local area non-profit organizations. First Fridays Website >
Buchanan Arbor Day Celebration | April 7 - The Town of Buchanan in Botetourt County will host its annual Arbor Day Celebration in the Buchanan Town Park, a beautiful setting along the James River. There will be a tree planting and town will recognize being part of the Tree City USA program. Town of Buchanan >
Friday Night Music on the Farm | April 7 - The Friday Night Music on the Farm concert series at Beliveau Farm Winery in Blacksburg begins on Friday, April 7. The event is free and open to the public and there will be bonfires, live music from a variety of artists & bands, and delicious wine, beer, & food available for purchase. Beliveau Farm Website >
The Tree of Forgiveness Band - John Prine Tribute | April 7 - 5 Points Music Sanctuary in Downtown Roanoke presents an evening of John Prine's legendary songs with a performance by The Tree of Forgiveness Band. The tribute band will celebrate Prine's legacy and musical influence with a selection of songs that range across his 40+ year career. 5 Points Music Sanctuary Tickets >
Jersey Boys | Through April 8 - Easter Weekend will be the final opportunity to see Jersey Boys, the latest production by Mill Mountain Theatre at Center in the Square in Downtown Roanoke. The Tony Award winning musical is known for its amazing music, memorable characters, and great storytelling. Jersey Boys Tickets >
Salem Red Sox Baseball | Through April 8 - Take everyone out to the ballgame and cheer on the Salem Red Sox, as the team host its opening series for the 2023 season against the Delmarva Shorebirds, April 6-8. The Sox are a minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and it's a great opportunity to see many of baseball's future stars. Red Sox Tickets >
Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs - Fan Appreciation Night | April 8 - The Rail Yard Dawgs will take the ice at the Berglund Center for Fan Appreciation Night and face off against the Knoxville Ice Bears. It's the last regular season home game for the Dawgs before the team hopes to make another successful playoff run. Rail Yard Dawgs Tickets >
Grandin Theatre Classic Film Series: Duck Soup | April 8 - As part of its Classic Film Series, the Historic Grandin Theatre in Roanoke will host a free screening of Duck Soup on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. The film was originally released in 1933 and is a comedy starring the Marx brothers. Grandin Theatre Website >
Sunrise Hike - Get your Easter morning started with a sunrise hike in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Two of our favorite local options for sunrise hiking are McAfee Knob on the Appalachian Trail and Sharp Top Mountain at the Peaks of Otter.
See Flowers in Bloom - See spring in bloom at local spots like the Mill Mountain Wildflower Garden atop Mill Mountain in Roanoke or venture out to see the stunning azaleas at Happy Hollow Gardens in Roanoke County. You could also see the wildflowers blooming along the Blue Ridge Parkway with a drive from Roanoke to the Peaks of Otter in Bedford.
Take a Bike Ride - Explore Virginia’s Blue Ridge on two wheels! Check out Carvins Cove for epic trails for mountain biking or take a tour along the Roanoke Valley Greenways for a more relaxing ride.
Views and Brews E-Bike Tour - On Saturday, April 8, Roanoke Mountain Adventures will host its regular Views and Brews E-Bike Tour, an 11-mile e-bike tour that includes riding along portions of the Roanoke River Greenway and Mill Mountain and checks out fun local businesses, including restaurants and breweries. E-Bike Tour Registration >
Scenic Drive - In addition to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia’s Blue Ridge features numerous other routes for scenic drives. Two great options are Route 311 from Salem to Paint Bank and Route 11 from Roanoke traveling north through Botetourt County.
Float a Blueway - Soak in the beauty of the region with a paddling trip along one of our scenic blueways. Twin River Outfitters can help you explore the Upper James River Water Trail in Botetourt County, and Franklin County’s Waid Park is a great spot to put-in for a float along the Pigg River Blueway.
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