Upcoming Events #RoanokeVA

  2017 Upcoming Events.

The Glow for Hope is a timed 5K night run and 2K fun walk that will light up the streets of Salem to raise awareness and support for HopeTree Family Services. This family-friendly event will feature music, food, great raffle prizes, face painting, a bouncy house for the kids, and tours of HopeTree’s campus. We’ll also offer a shorter campus walk for those who’d like to stay close by but still show their support for HopeTree. The highlight of the evening will be the Glow Party!

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Artemis Journal 2017 Launch
Fri May 5~7 AM  
Celebrate the launch of Artemis Journal 2017, our 40th anniversary with guest speaker, Nikki Giovanni at the beautiful Taubman Museum of Art.

 Elmwood Park in Downtown Roanoke.
Entrance is FREE both days.
FRI - 10AM - 5:30PM
Strawberry Shortcakes, Sundaes, Berries and Cream
Strawberry Smoothies
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with various toppings
Jam, Strawberry themed Crafts and T-shirts
Select Vendors
Large Orders for Delivery available (FRIDAY ONLY)
Substation in Market Building (FRIDAY ONLY)
SAT 10AM - 4:00PM
ALL of the above PLUS:
Live local Entertainment
Kids Games and crafts
Face Painting
EVEN MORE Vendors, Artist, Food Trucks and Organizations

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Boots2Books 5K Race
May 6 - May 7  
Virginia Western Community CollegeA 5K Race benefiting the Virginia Western Educational Foundation’s Veterans Assistance Fund. Hosted by the Virginia Western Armed Forces Student Association.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Race starts at 9:00 AM
Onsite registration starts at 8:00 AM on May 6th at the Virginia Western campus, or register online here!
#boots2books17 #vwcc
Registration Fees:Adult: Early (until 2/7/17) $25; Regular (2/8 - 4/7/17) $30; Late (4/8 - 4/30/17) $35; Race Week (5/1 - 5/6/17) $40
Child (ages 4 & under, no t-shirt): Free
VWCC Employee*: $25
VWCC Student*: $20
*Include EMPLID on registration form
For more information, please contact the Virginia Western Armed Forces Student Association at MilitaryStudentCtr@virginiawestern.edu.

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Biker Bash 2017
May 6, 2017
Join in for a day of fun for the entire family!
Haley Toyota
1530 Courtland Rd
Roanoke, VA 24102

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SML Beer & BBQ Festival
Sat May 6~1 PM  
Smith Mountain Lake Beer & BBQ FestivalSmith Mountain Lake Beer & BBQ Festival, Saturday, May 6th from 1pm – 7pm on Route 122 in Downtown Moneta. There will be BBQ vendors with a variety of barbecue from North Carolina to Kansas City. Craft Vendors. Over 20 Breweries featuring over 60 Craft Beers. 2 local bands. Advance Tasting Ticket + Admission, $25. Gate Tasting Ticket + Admission, $35. Under 21 Admission, $5 (does not include tasting tickets). Children 6 and under free. No coolers allowed. Free Parking. Rain or Shine!

Saturday May 6, 2017
Roanoke’s most spectacular and glamorous annual event! It has been named one of the Top Kentucky Derby Parties in the country outside of Louisville
We expect the 9th Annual Derby Day Gala to sell out quickly.
The SW VA Chapter of the American Culinary Federation is the Gala’s primary non-profit beneficiary. The ACF’s member chefs plan to prepare a Derby feast that will be “off the charts.”
We’re also pleased that Apple Ridge Farm will also be a non-profit beneficiary of the Gala in working with the ACF.
2017 Derby Day Gala at Rockledge Ticket/Donation Information
$125.00 Early-Bird (through 12/31/16)
Also available though 12/31/16 is a Ticket Deposit of $70.00. The balance of $65.00 will be due by April 1, 2017.
$135.00 per guest (starting 1/1/17)
(Ticket donations are non-refundable)

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Pints For A Purpose!
Sat May 6~6 PM  
Do you have your ticket to Platform 9 3/4? If not get your ticket today by clicking
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Free Yoga in the Park
Sat  May 13~8:30 AM 
Park at the Discovery Center or the Roanoke Star parking lots on Mill Mountain

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Gallop 4 the Greenways
Sat May 13~~
 4 PM 
Join in to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the greenway program.

Sat May 13~ 11 AM 
National D-Day MemorialSupport our Armed Forces at the National D-Day Memorial by participating in a patriotic themed 5K Run/Walk and Youth Fun Run! Not only does the race begin and end at the picturesque Memorial, but a total change in elevation of 220 feet provides a unique challenge for runners of all levels to “Conquer the Hill.” Participants will also have the opportunity to honor and interact with members of the Armed Forces past and present.
Don’t want to run or walk? Sign up to be a “Fortitude Runner” to show your support for our Armed Forces and the National D-Day Memorial and receive a t-shirt.
Online registration opens on February 1, 2017. Early bird pricing ends on March 31 and the t-shirt guarantee deadline is May 1. Prizes will be awarded for the top finishers overall for the 5K Run and teams for team spirit and top fundraiser. All Youth Fun Run participants and the top three finishers in each age category will receive a medal. Visit www.dday.org, contact (540) 586-3329 ext.111, or email education@dday.org for more information.
Download our race flyer to show your support of the race here:https://goo.gl/oTVBAX.

Local Colors
Sat May 20~~11 AM 
International Food, dancing, music, performances, exhibits and interactive demonstrations! Free Children's Activities!

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Southern Momma An Em Comedy Tour 2017
Thu May 18~ 7 PM  
Darren Knight's Southern Momma An Em Comedy Tour 2017 Featuring Conservative Gay Southern Comedian Jerry Harvey. Hosted by Gary Cargal aka Coach Croker.
18 & Over! Show starts at 7:00 pm Doors open at 6:00 pm.

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Adult Big Wheel Relay Race
Sat May 20~6 PM  
Heats (6pm, 7pm, and 8pm)
Location: Martin's Downtown
Price: $50/team
Register by: May 17th
Questions? Contact Kat Andrew at katherine.andrew@roanokeva.gov or 540-853-1276

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Free Yoga in the Park
Sat  May 20~8:30 AM 
Park at the Discovery Center or the Roanoke Star parking lots on Mill Mountain

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7th Annual Chantilly Farm Bluegrass 
& BBQ Festival
May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017 
Chantilly Farm
One of the region's fastest growing bluegrass and mountain music events featuring an all-star lineup of some of the biggest artists in the genre along with local and regional talent! THE place to be on Memorial Day weekend!
Chantilly Farm is proud to be the home festival of the award winning,Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
Musical lineup and ticket pricing to be released in late 2016. 
Additional activities include arts and crafts vendors, great camping, contests, a variety of delicious food, jamming opportunities, expanded children's area, hiking trails, cornhole tournament, midnight jam and more to be announced. So, bring the entire family--there's something for all ages! 
Interested in earning a free ticket? Simply sign up to volunteer or join our pre-event street team and we'll hook ya' up! Email us at chantillyfarm@gmail.com to learn more. 

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Mountain Music Festival
Jun 1 - Jun 3  
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Mark your calendar's for the Floyd Auto Fair and Vintage Swap Meet, presented by Chasing SS Cars! http://www.chasingsscars.com/
WHEN: Friday, Saturday, Sunday / June 2-4 , 2017
WHERE: Chantilly Farm, 2697 Franklin Pike, Floyd, Virginia
ADMISSION: Friday- $6.00 Saturday- $7.00 Sunday- Free
Vendor spots for the swap meet are available for $30 for a 15' x 20' space. Please call Erik Herdman at (540)789-7898 to reserve your space.
Come in your classic cruise-in car and admission is only $5 per person and you can park with the show cars! Car show registration is only an additional $10.00 and trophies will be given in a variety of categories!
Bring the entire family, kids 12 and under are admitted free and there's truly something for everyone! Our vintage swap meet is one of the region's largest and features classic and modern parts, project cars, tools, vintage memorabilia, vintage signs and so much more.
Back by popular demand, the Cadillac Ranch band will be performing on Saturday!
Great food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the weekend.
RV and tent camping is available, please contact the Chantilly Farm camping office at (540)808-4984 or visit www.chantillyfarm.com/wp/camping to make your reservation today.
Recycled Regatta & Roanoke River Fest
June 3rd, 2017
11:00am -5:00pm 
Smith & Wasena Parks
Recycled Regatta (Clean Valley Council)
Great Roanoke River Duck Race (Rotary Club)
Chillage on the River (Grandin Village Business Association)
Stream Ecology, Flycasting, Kids Activities, Vendors, Kayak, SUP, Canoe demos, Bike Demos, Stormwater Information, Gear Raffles, Recycling Information, Local Recreation and Environmental Organizations, MUSIC, FOOD, & FUN on the River!
9:00 – 10:00 Boat drop off
11:00 – 3:00 Music, Activities, & tons of fun!
11:00 – 1:00 Voting for People’s Choice Award
1:00 Great Roanoke River Duck Race begins
1:00 – 1:30 Recycled Regatta Racer Meeting
2:00 First Recycled Regatta Heat begins
2:15 Second Recycled Regatta Heat begins
3:00 – 4:00 Awards’ Ceremony & Racer/Sponsor After-party (Chillage?)
4:00 – 5:30 Boat Pickup (Wiley Drive re-opens at 4pm)

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Roanoke Rampage v. Cleveland Warriors
Sat  June 3~~6 PM · 
Join your Roanoke Rampage as they take on the Cleveland Warriors in their final home game of the season!

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Forever Home Animal Rescue - Bikes For Barks
Sun June 4~ 11 AM  
2nd Annual Bikes for Barks with FHAR!
Looking forward to seeing all the bikes and amazing animal. We will have old dogs, young dogs, big dog, little dogs, we have something for everyone. Hope to see you there. There will be lots of vendors and food and beautiful bikes, and probably some muscle cars too! Registration Starts at 11 Am, Kickstands Up at 12Noon. Food and vendors starting at 11 AM. Vendor Space: $20

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D-Day Anniversary Ride
Tue June 6~ 8:15 AM  
$15 rider, $5 passenger
Start: VFW 1841 (4902 Roanoke Rd., Daleville, VA 24083)
Registration: 0815-0915 KSU 0930
Bojangles' sausage biscuits and doughnuts will be provided at VFW.
Ride: To the National D-Day Memorial
(3 Overland Cir., Bedford, VA 24523)
Ceremony at 1100
Please join us after the ceremony to ride to the Peaks of Otter Lodge for lunch. All veterans will receive a 50% discount on lunch in honor of D-Day. Guitars for Heroes will be providing music at the Lodge.
All proceeds benefit The Trust House, Smiles Forever Pets for Vets, and Providence Farm.

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Free Yoga in the Park
Sat  June 10~8:30 AM 
Park at the Discovery Center or the Roanoke Star parking lots on Mill Mountain

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Free Yoga in the Park
Sat  June 17~8:30 AM 
Park at the Discovery Center or the Roanoke Star parking lots on Mill Mountain

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Two Wheelin' for our Troops
Sat June 17~ 10 AM  
This is our 4th annual FRAME Poker Run! We are a 501c3 local military support group for SouthWest Virginia. We assist the military personel or their families depending on the need. This is our huge fundraising event every year! This is open to 2 wheels or 4! Come out and support our local Military!

This is a two day event. Friday night cruise of Williamson road,
followed by Downtown Car Show on Saturday. Most proceeds
to benefit the Roanoke Museum of Transportation
Please see : www.starcitymotormadness.com
for further information

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SML Pirate Days
Jul 14 - Jul 16 
ARRR! Calling all scallywags and landlubbers! Come out for a weekend of buccaneering and swashbuckling activities.

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BaconFest 7.15.2017
Sat July 15~10 AM 
All the things that make BaconFest great will be featured at the Berglund Center's Special Event Center on July 15, 2017 from 10am to 5pm.
- Same great taste ticket packages to experience the most bacon variety!!
- Very Important Piggy judges passes (a select number will be on sale)
- Nearly 100 different bacon-inspired, mouthwatering menu items from our amazing chefs!!
- Live music
- Free kids activities
- Local breweries and wineries featured!
- Great artisans showcasing unique crafts

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Jul 26, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017 

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Van Halen Tribute: Completely Unchained
Fri August 11~5:30 PM · 
Shabby Love

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Live Music: Barefoot West
Fri  August 25~7:30 PM  
21+ unless accompanied by parent or guardian.
Check out their music here
Registration will open in May!
The 2017 Roanoke 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is a way to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters, police, and EMS who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live on 9-11-2001. Each participant pays tribute to an FDNY firefighter, police officer, or EMS by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. Your individual tribute not only remembers the sacrifice of an FDNY brother, but symbolically completes their heroic journey to save others. Through firefighter and community participation we can ensure that each of the 343 firefighters, 60 police officers, and 10 EMS are honored and that the world knows that we will never forget.
The Stair Climb benefits the FDNY CSU and the programs provided by the NFFF to support the families of our nation’s fallen firefighters.

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Pink Moon Festival IX
Sep 14 - Sep 18 · 
24 hour-a-day music for 4 days & 4 nights with NO OVERLAPPING SETS.
Pink Moon is a completely grassroots, family run festival with NO CORPORATE SPONSORS! Please remember that the Pink Moon Festival is sustained solely on ticket and merchandise sales.
BLIND TICKETS are now available at SUPER discounted rates [on our website] until November 22nd. See current presale prices, as well as day-of-show prices below:
- General Admission (GA) Presale Tickets: $40
*GA Tickets at the gate: $120
- GA Presale Tickets W/ CAR CAMPING: $80
*GA Tickets W/ CAR CAMPING at the gate: $220
- Pink Moon Family Presale Passes (formerly VIP): $100

The Bedford County Fair 
September 28th-October 1st! 
The Fair will be featuring a new, bigger and better midway courtesy of Dreamland Amusements! Share with your friends and put it on your calendars! You won't want to miss it!

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