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Smith Mountain Lake Events

Events at Smith Mountain Lake

Get ready for some awesome events and celebrations at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia’s Blue Ridge!

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When you’re not exploring the over 500 miles of shoreline and soaking in the beautiful views that make Smith Mountain Lake the “Jewel of the Blue Ridge,” there’s time to enjoy the fun events and festivals that are on the calendar.

The culture of Smith Mountain Lake and its local community is highlighted with many of the events and celebrations that take place throughout the year.

A few of our annual favorites include the Smith Mountain Lake Pirate Days, an all-out pirate themed weekend that includes boats battling each other with water cannon fights, Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival, and the always tasty Smith Mountain Lake Chili Festival.

You can also regularly find live music and good times at spots like Mango’s Bar & Grill at Bridgewater Plaza.

When you’re thinking about where to go for your next vacation, consider a visit to Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

Header photo - Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival

While we do our best to keep event information on our calendar as up-to-date as possible, we recommend checking the specific event website and social media pages for the most current information.

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With its location along the shore of the lake, Smith Mountain is one of the most iconic and beautiful mountains in Virginia's Blue Ridge.