Upcoming Events #RoanokeVA


  2017 Upcoming Events.




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Big Lick Comic Con
Sat Aug 5~11 AM  
Comics, gaming, vendors, artists, writers, cosplay, contests, music and more.




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2017 Adult Field Day
Sat August 5~12 PM  
Teams should consist of 6 people (more can be on your team but only 6 can participate at a time) and the cost is $125 per team (only $20 per person!). Silly team names and fun costumes are highly encouraged, and awesome prizes will be awarded throughout the day for participants. Registration coming soon so remember to sign up to become the 2017 Adult Field Day Champion!
2017 Big Latch On presented by BREAST Roanoke with special guest Dr. Jack Newman! Check out the website for more information:www.breastroanoke.org/biglatchon




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Kegs & Barrels Wine & Craft Beer Festival
Sat August 5~3 PM  
Green Hill Park
Tasting Tickets can be purchased on the Chamber website 
www.s-rcchamber.org or at the event. Music will be performed by the Worx. There will also be food and arts & craft vendors available! Bring a chair, blanket or small tent.



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Van Halen Tribute: Completely Unchained
Fri August 11~5:30 PM · 
The Vatican brings to you the vocal stylings of Melissa McSherry for an evening of smooth,easy listening for a Sunday evening!


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Roanoke Picker's Paradise 2017
Sat August 19~~9 AM  
Shabby Love


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Cirque Du Floyd
Sat Aug 19~ 4 PM  

Chantilly FarmThe event will feature an evening performance from New York City based acrobatic aerial cirque performers, ‘ImaginAerial’. Performing to international acclaim and sold out audiences around the globe, the group’s dynamic style of storytelling and distinctive acrobatics in the air and on the ground have made ImaginAerial Productions one of the most sought after performance companies of its kind.

StoryUp, an aerial storytelling troop based in North Carolina, will be presenting awe-inspiring tales of Aesop's Fables with a unique twist that will capture the imagination of children and adults alike!

Leading up to the evening’s spectacular aerial cirque performances, the event will feature captivating performance artists Dance Afire Productions,Nelson Oliver, acro workshops by Lynsey Grace with Circus Arts Roanoke, roaming performers, live music, local food, beer/wine garden, activities for all ages and lots more excitement that will soon be announced!

Tent camping is free on Saturday night with advance ticket purchases. RV camping will be available at regular campground rates.

Purchase advance tickets today at www.chantillyfarm.com
Tickets available in advance and at the gate.

Ages 13+ $25 ($35 at the gate)
Ages 4-12 $15 ($18 at the gate)
Ages 0-3 are free
Special Group Packets of 10 tickets are available.


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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
https://www.facebook.com/barefootwest/



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3rd Annual Blue Ridge Thunder
Sat  Aug 26~9 AM  
Start point: Don Ho's
365 Lee Hwy, Hollins, VA 24019
Registration: 0900-1100 KSU 1130
$25 per bike, $10 per passenger (includes lunch provided by Mission BBQ)
Breakfast available at Don Ho's for $5
End point: Sunken City Brewing Company
40 Brewery Drive, Hardy, VA 24101
After party open to non-riders and the public!!
Live music, raffles, silent auction, special vendors, bike show, food and alcohol available for purchase.
Preregister at: www.cvma274blueridge.org
All proceeds benefit local veterans organizations: Trust House, Providence Farm and Smiles Forever Pets for Vets.

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The Roanoke Wing Fest
Sat Aug 26~12 PM  

Dr Pepper Park at the Bridges
The Corn hole Tournament and more throughout the day!
Join us as our local wing restaurants compete for best wing in town! Corn hole registration will begin soon


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I Love The 90's: The Party Continues Tour
Fri Sept 8~7:30 PM  
TLC
Naughty By Nature
Tone Loc
Miz Markie
and SNAP
Tickets go on sale March 24th at 10:00 am.
Pricing is $50, $60, and $70.
Various VIP Packages will be available through Ticketmaster.com


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 · 
TICKETS
24 hour-a-day music for 4 days & 4 nights with NO OVERLAPPING SETS.
MPING - WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES - CRAFT & FOOD VENDORS - LIVE MUSIC & ART - COMMUNAL BONFIRES - & SO MUCH MORE!
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
*NOT AVAILABLE AT THE GATE!

Second annual Buses at Chantilly! A Volkswagen bus rally and campout in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd, Virginia!
CAMP-OUT INFO FOR VW BUSES:
Sept 15, 16, 17
$10 per person per night...12 and under are free!
Includes Saturday night concert. (Free for VW campers only--tickets available for the general public)
If full hook ups are wanted contact the campground. (540)808-4984
CONCERT INFO:
COSMIC CHARLIE: A Tribute to The Grateful Dead
Open to the public, tickets on sale soon.
Saturday evening, 7:30pm
No coolers or pets, ABC available for 21+
Bring lawn chairs/blankets for seating



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2017 Marine Mud Run
Sat ~Sept 16~7 AM  
Opening Ceremony: 9:00 AM
National Anthem
Posting of Colors
Race Times:
5k Individual Race 9:15 AM
Pollywog Jog 10:30 AM
Team Race 5k 11:30 AM
Registration for this year's run will be limited
1200 individual runners for the 9:15 race.
200 teams for the 11:30 race.
Mail-in Registration forms must be received no later than Wednesday, September 13th, 2017.
First come first served.
All teams must have 5 runners & all mixed teams must have at least 2 females (no exceptions).
We encourage you to register online and avoid long lines on Race Day.
to register on-line


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Roanoke Valley Line Dance Workshop
Sat Sept 16~10 AM · 
Roanoke Moose Family Center 284 On 311ROANOKE VALLEY (ALL DAY) LINE DANCE WORKSHOP AND DANCE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
10AM – 5PM – NON-STOP WORKSHOP
7PM – 11PM – SOCIAL DANCE
LOCATION
Roanoke Moose Family Center 284 On 311
3233 CATAWBA VALLEY DR
SALEM, VA 24153
COST
ALL DAY: $30
WORKSHOPS ONLY: $25
SOCIAL DANCE ONLY: $10
PRE-REGISTERED DANCERS WILL RECEIVE A
COMPLIMENTARY STEP SHEET BOOKLET
Pre-register at http://rvlinedance.wordpress.com/
EARLY BIRD PRE-REGISTRATION PRICING
ALL DAY: $25*
*MUST BE REGISTERED AND PAID BY AUGUST 15, 2017


Image may contain: text2nd Annual Virginia Craft Spirits Showcase
Sat Sept 16~2 PM
Roanoke City Market Building
Sip and savor creative cocktails and unique Virginia-made spirits at our second annual 100% made-in-Virginia distilled spirits festival. Meet master distillers from Virginia Distilleries, get inspired recipes and witness the excitement of our fast-paced Battle of the Bartenders. All in the heart of downtown Roanoke!
#VaSpiritsShowcase
LIMITED QUANTITIES of discounted EARLY BIRD TICKETS are on sale now. Get yours before they're gone. Thank you, and we'll see you on Sept. 16th!
Tickets: VaSpiritsShowcase.com

*Doors open @ 7PM
*The Toasters will take the stage @ 9PM
To purchase tickets:
1) Stop by The Vatican Bistro & Venue @ 5524 Williamson RD #19, Roanoke VA 24012
2) To purchase tickets via phone...call The Vatican Bistro @ 540-206-2183
TICKETS ARE LIMITED and will go on sale Wednesday June 7th @ 10:00 AM
Tickets:
Advance: $10
Door: $12


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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Feeding America SWVA Food Truck Fest
Fri  Sept 29~~~5 PM  
Feeding America Southwest Virginia's Food Truck Fest!
Join Feeding America Southwest Virginia and Big Lick Entertainment for an incredible evening of food, music, beverages and fun with all proceeds to benefit Feeding America Southwest Virginia!
Enjoy multiple food trucks, craft beer, live music on the Farmers Market Stage, kids activities and more with FREE entry and of course vendors will have incredible food and beverage options for purchase!



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The Great Pumpkin Smash
Sat  Oct 7~11 AM  
The Great Pumpkin Smash is here! Enjoy fall food, pumpkin brews, live music and of course, the smashing of the great pumpkin! If you surround yourself with pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie candles and carved pumpkins in October, this event is for you!
NEW this year: The Northwest TrueValue Kids Pumpkin Smashing area and kids zone!
Adults are $5-Kids 12 and under are FREE!
All food and beverage sales are CASH ONLY. 
ATM machine on site.
Outside food and beverages are NOT permitted.
A designated smoking area at the venue.



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Dr Pepper Day
Tue Oct 24~11 AM  
10-24 is Dr Pepper Day in Roanoke!
We'll be hosting a free event on Tuesday, October 24th in Market Square, Downtown Roanoke from 11am - 2pm with free product, free t-shirts and other goodies while supplies last! Join us as The City of Roanoke proclaims 10-24 as Dr Pepper Day in Roanoke. See you there and thank you Roanoke for years of Dr Pepper love!
“Drink a Bite to Eat at 10, 2 and 4” was a legendary slogan used for decades to remind Dr Pepper fans to enjoy their favorite “pick me up” at three intervals during the day when research showed human energy to lag. Now Roanoke is celebrating “10-24” as “Dr Pepper Day” with a free downtown event Tuesday, October 24th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event will feature free product and t-shirts while supplies last. City Councilman Dave Trinkle will present Dr Pepper with the official declaration in West Market Square, Downtown Roanoke.
The original Dr. Charles T. Pepper opened Dr. Pepper's Drug Store in Rural Retreat in the late 1800s. A young man from Christiansburg named Wade Morrison worked at the drug store and eventually left Rural Retreat for Waco, Texas. There he and his partner opened a drug store of their own and began selling a new drink Texans could not get enough of. They named the drink Dr Pepper after Morrison's old boss in Virginia.
In 1936 Bill Davis opened Virginia’s first Dr Pepper Bottling plant on McClanahan St. in Roanoke. Roanokers consumed more Dr Pepper per capita than any other place on earth from 1957 to 1959 and again in 1961! To this day, Roanoke has among highest per capita consumption rates in the US.
Dr Pepper and Roanoke have a “One-of-a-Kind” relationship with the large, historic, and iconic Dr Pepper sign that can be seen for miles and have supported community events with the addition of Dr Pepper Park at the Bridges. Dr Pepper has been a great contributor to the community for over 80 years and the company is excited to celebrate that relationship with Dr Pepper Day on October 24th.
DR PEPPER is a registered trademark of Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. ©2015 Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc




2018 Upcoming Events


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MystiCon 2018
Feb 23, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018 · 
Author Guest of Honor: Joe R. Lansdale
Fan Guests of Honor: Geek Radio Daily
2017 Independent Film Winner - Best in Show: Jaysen Buterin
Music Guest of Honor: Bella Morte
Master of Ceremonies: Rich Sigfrit
Convention Photographer: Jarod Kearney
Please visit our website to learn more about our Guests and the 2018 convention: http://mysticon-va.com/




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