March/April Local Events #RoanokeVA

Join in on Tuesday night's at 7pm on the Third Floor of the City Market Building in Downtown Roanoke for a screening of every single Harry Potter movie in the series. Vendors will be on site selling sweets and treats from the movies. Below is the movie schedule:
Make sure you join us for all 8 movies to be entered to win prizes including Harry Potter gear, memorabilia and tickets to the grand finale of the Harry Potter Festival the Yule Ball!

Tue March 28~ 10 AM
Over 70 vendors related to Services Seniors or their families need information about.

Fri Mar 31~6:30 PM 
Tickets at $40 per adult, with proceeds benefiting the Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center (BRAAC), the West End Center and the YMCA's Y Splash Program. In addition, the Virginia Western Culinary Institute will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Fri March 31~~6 PM 
First Chillage of the year will include an all-star local lineup.
Bringing the tunes will be none other than Barefoot West.
Barefoot West is a quintet of musicians featuring Kyle Scott Forry (Guitar/Vocals), Henry Lazenby (Lead Guitar), Jeff Maiden (Hand Percussion), Sonny Campbell (Bass/Vocals) and Adam Hill (Keyboard/Vocals.
Thai This Food Truck will be joining us to kick off the season right!
Two Roosters Kettle Corn will be poppin' it up and Cool Blue Ice Cream Co. will be chillin' with us as well!
Sunken City Brewing Company will be pouring their delicious beverages and we will have a new lineup of red and white wines available... of coarse sangria and Bud light will be flowing on site! 
Face Painting for the kiddos by Lib's Lab Entertainment and free sidewalk chalk galore!
Honoring Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op owners and The Grandin Theatre Movie Makers Members with free admission to all Chillage events. 
Must show owner/member cards at the gate, one admission per card. 
$5.00 Admission, 12 and under free, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Leashed friendly pets welcome.

Reserve a table at or call 540-342-3354 
Rated R. 
Dinner and drinks right at your table!

Sat 10 AM · 1004 Texas St, Salem, VA 24153-5406, United States
Fans will get FREE hot dogs and chips along with an Easter Egg hunt, games and more!

Local Author, Barbara Baranowski, Book Signing Event
Sat 11 AM

Penny Lane Shoptique

Big Lick For the Love of the Brew - Big Lick's Rare Beer Fest! Your favorite craft beer tasting event is back Saturday April 1st at the Berglund Center's Special Event Center!
Featuring over 20 breweries showcasing only seasonal and rare selections and some debuts to our market!
Live music by returning favorites Corey Hunley & the Millionaires and Barefoot West duo, the Fast Burger food truck, VIP options with early entry and food pairings, vendors and more all benefiting Mountain View Humane!
This event has sold out every year since debuting in 2014 - tickets will be on sale Friday January 6th at 10am - get yours early!

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Roanoke Wedding Crawl
Sun April 2~ 12 PM 
 Benefits Roanoke Valley SPCA
Ticket sales are OPEN for the 2017 Wedding Crawl!! Come crash five weddings --- eat lots of yummy food --- taste FIVE cake bakers' creations plus other dessert tables --- sit down with five salons and test up-do's and get makeup advice --- boogie with some awesome DJ's and live musicians --- plus photographers, videographers and more. And 100% of proceeds benefit the Roanoke Valley SPCA!
There will even be a live wedding at the Taubman at 4:00 pm!

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Abuelo's Benefit Night
Tue April 4~ 5 PM · 
Celebrate five iconic decades, from early Beatles through the solo years. Hear Penny Lane with a live trumpet section. Experience the beauty ofr Yesterday with an acoustic guitar and string quartet. Enjoy the rock/classical blend on I am The Walrus. It's the best of the Beatles like you've never heard them: totally live!

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New River Brewfest
Sat April 8~ 12 PM ·
Nesselrod Bed and Breakfast

Cold beer, live music, food trucks and your best friends enjoying the day outside along the New River.
Contact us at for more info.
General admission tickets are $30.00 in advance and include 6 pints of your favorite beer or cider, a 2017 New River Brewfest glass, food can be purchased separately from food trucks that will be at the festival.
Pavilion Passes are $50.00 in advance and include all of the general admission items above plus food and drinks from our sponsors along with real bathrooms! As part of the Pavilion Pass, dinner and a specialty beer selection from Ballast Point will be served starting at 4:00pm.

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4th Annual Oyster Roast
Sat April 8~12 PM
Parkway Brewing Company
  Oysters from Rappahannock Oyster Company done up by Bruno's GastroTruck. 
Check o Facebook and Website for more info:

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Roanoke Author Invasion
Sat April 8~ 11 AM 
Join nearly 100 bestselling authors of contemporary and paranormal YA fiction and more at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke, Virginia on April 8, 2017, from 11am-4pm. This is a FREE event for readers!
Enjoy an afternoon of books, giveaways, and more as you get the latest releases from your favorite authors and discover new voices!
Over $100,000 in prizes and payouts will be up for grabs at the Big Bass Tour tournament on Smith Mountain Lake!
You may enter yourself in the text system for this event by texting the word blueridge to the number 25827. We will enter your number in the system but some carriers block these type of messages so by entering yourself, this will prevent the chance of being blocked.
Location: Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia
Weigh in Site: Crazy Horse Marina 400 Crazy Horse Dr, Moneta, VA 24121
Friday April 7th 3- 6 pm Crazy Horse Marina 400 Crazy Horse Dr, Moneta, VA 24121
If you have previously registered/paid online then you have an official entry into the tournament and are NOT required to attend the registration on Friday. Friday's registration is ONLY for anglers who have not already entered/paid for the tournament. *If you qualified to receive an early online entry rod (see below).

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Virginia Music Collectors Show
Sun April 9~10 AM 
An event for music lovers and collectors, featuring music dealers from all over the South selling rare vintage vinyl LPs and 45s, plus CDs, music DVDs, memorabilia, and more ... Admission $2.00, show times 10am-4pm.

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Autism Awareness
Sun April 9~
 3 PM 
Race #3 of the 2017 Championship Season.
Divisions: Twin 35-lap Late Models, 30-lap Mini Stocks, 25-lap V8 Street, 25-lap U-Car, 20-lap Mini Cups

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Sundae Monday!
Mon  April 10~~11 AM  
Admission is $5 per child and included in your ticket price is:
Art Venture activities
Glow in the dark egg hunt for ages 1-5 and 6-10.
Scavenger hunt with prizes
and photos by The Ultimate Selfie Station
The first 200 families will receive a tote bag for the egg hunt.
El Budare Food Truck will be on site with delicious food at an additional cost.
A portion of all admission sales will be donated to continuing the children's educational programs at The Taubman Museum.
Every child over the age of 1 must have a ticket to participate.
The Egg Hunt is limited to children age 10 and unde for safety reasons.
Parents and guardians play free!

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Chocolate Gala
Fri  April 14~~6 PM  
An elegant evening of Fine Wine and Delicious Food, with renowned artist, P. Buckley Moss at her gallery to kick off our 4th Annual Chocolate Festival. All proceeds go to organizations supported by the Rotary Club of Blacksburg, including; Montgomery County High School Scholarships, Women's Resource Center, Interfaith Food Pantry, Montgomery County Christmas Store, Community Health Clinic and so much more.

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2017 Blue Ridge Kite Festival
Sat April 15~10 AM
Green Hill Park
Outdoor day of kite fun and celebration accented by many happy kite flyers of all skill levels. There will be arts, crafts, and corporate vendors, along with tasty treats from amazing food vendors. The field is large enough for kids to run, play and fly kites while others will nap on a blanket, stare at the kite covered sky or simply sit and enjoy excellent people watching and event happenings across the park.
-Free Admission
-Free Parking
-Free Kites (First 500)*
-Free Kids T-shirts (First 500)*
-Free Ice-cream provided by Freedom First Credit Union*
*Children must be accompanied by adults, first come first serve, while supplies last, pets are prohibited at this event

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Roanoke Valley Comicon - April 8th 2017
Saturday, April 15 at 11 AM - 2 PM
Roanoke Valley Comicon
Hosted by Untamed Worlds
Tanglewood Mall
Comic books - Toys - Star Wars - Star Trek - Action Figures - Anime - Manga - Collectible Card Games - Magazines and more!
General Admission 
$5.00 per person - 10 and under FREE with paid admission.
VIP Admission
$10 per person - Get in an hour early at 10am!
Website and tickets:
Express Lane for tickets bought on line. Get in fast!

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Record Store Day All-Star Jam & Community High School Fundraiser
Sat April 15~ 4 PM  

The Spot on Kirk
Hosted by Blue Ridge Rocks

An event celebrating the culture of independently owned record stores and a fundraiser for Roanoke's Community High School of Arts & Academics.
4:00 - 4:30 pm Community High School Band
4:45 - 6 pm Groova Scape
6:15 - 7:30 pm GOTE
7:45 - 9:00 pm Blue Mule
9:15-11 pm M.C.Broom & the Jam
Wake & Bacon Food Truck will be onsite to provide tasty treats. 

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Spring Cruise-In
Sat April 15~ 4:30 PM ·
Bedford Main Street, Inc.
All collectibles on wheels are invited to join us for free in Centertown Bedford. There will be music in the plaza, a 50/50 raffle (last cruise-in winner won $200!), door prizes, and much more!

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Tue April 18~7:30 PM
Berglund Center
Hosted by Broadway in Roanoke
$29.00 - $51.50
Opera Roanoke does it's first-ever Tap Takeover! Come see what Opera Roanoke is all about while enjoying craft beer, barbecue, and live entertianment by Blacksburg favorite, The Rusty Seesaws!
This event is casual - come hang out at Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers for a mid-week pick-me-up!
Tickets are required. Reserve your ticket at the link below!
$30 = Music, Food, 2 craft brews
$50 = Music, Food, unlimited craft brews

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The Concerns // Illiterate Light // Z Plan
Thu April 20~ 8 PM
Billy's Barn
From The Bazaar Of Roanoke
MAR is a live-artmaking event where original art work is created on-site and sold at an affordable price from local artists we love and love to support! All purchase funds go directly to educational programs at the Taubman Museum of Art.
5pm - Live drawing event with artists working side-by-side to make unique works of art while you watch.
7pm - All art will go on view while you enjoy art talks, learn about collecting, and chat with artists and art-lovers.
8pm - Art Luck-of-the-Draw auction where all original drawings sell for $50 - work goes not to the highest bidder, but to the highest card!

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Down by Downtown
April 20-22, 2017
 Live music in multiple venues throughout downtown Roanoke, VA each spring in conjunction with Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon race weekend.

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Free Friday Concert
Fri April 21~5 PM
Down by Downtown

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Urban Camping Roanoke: Festival Docking
Festival Weekend Pricing (Friday and Saturday nights)
RV’s + 5th Wheels | $50 Weekend Pass
Pop Ups + Campers | $40 Weekend Pass
What you get:
+ Reserved spot for entire festival weekend.
+ Trash bins and pick-up located on site.
+ A grounds employee will be on site for parking, directions, and maintained safety.
+ Port-o-johns available for use on site.
+ A common gathering tent with fire pit will be available throughout the weekend.
*Please Note: No plug-ins, no sewage, no water.

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Carilion Children's Family 1 Miler
Sat April 22~~7:35 AM  
Now everyone can participate in the excitement of race day during “America’s Toughest Road Marathon”. Thanks toCarilion Children's andKirk Family YMCA we are now offering families with kids of all ages a one miler event. The race starts right when the gun goes off for the Blue Ridge Full & Half Marathons, as well as the Anthem 10k so kids can experience the thrill that comes with a big time race.
We’ve designed an out and back course (on Jefferson) that will take participants past hundreds of cheering fans, and then back to cross the official Blue Ridge finish line. After the race, 1-Milers can stay to cheer on 10k and half marathon finishers who will be right on their tails!
Learn more at:

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Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Half Marathon
Sat April 22~~7:35 AM  

Elmwood Park
Hosted by Blue Ridge Marathon

The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon and Half Marathon have earned their titles as “America’s Toughest Road Race” by challenging runners with over 7,430 ft. in elevation change for the full and 3,800 ft. for the half, more than any other road race in the U.S. It is also known for running along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, who is the race's main benefactor.
The full, half and 10k all prove equally challenging yet rewarding on this mountainous course, and all runners are rewarded with free socks, unique finishers’ medals, shirts and local craft beer at the festival-like finish in downtown Roanoke.

The 28th annual
Earth Day Roanoke Festival
and Roanoke Tree Steward’s
– free tree give away –
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Elmwood Park’s upper pathway
9 AM – 2 PM

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The Color Run 5k Roanoke-Salem
Sat April 22~9 AM 

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Alice Cooper
Thu April 27~8 PM 
•Reserved Seat Ticket - $60.00, $50.00, $40.00
•Preferred Parking - $5.00
Tickets can be purchased at the Salem Civic Center Box Office (Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm, and Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm), by phone at 800-745-3000, and at

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Bike Shorts Film Festival Premiere
Fri April 28~ 7 PM  
*****DEADLINE FOR 2017 Submissions is March 31st, 2017*****
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7th Annual Bike Shorts Film Festival will premiere at the Grandin Theater, Roanoke's historic arthouse cinema!
The Bike Shorts Film Festival features shorts films produced by local, national and international filmmakers featuring bicycles, bicyclists, and bicycling in interesting, creative, and surprising ways. From music videos to zombie movies, the Bike Shorts Film Festival highlights some of the incredible creativity that southwest and central Virginia has to offer.
Premier - Grandin Theatre, Friday, April 28th
7:00 - 9:00: Screening and Awards
There will also be 4 other showings throughout May:
Lynchburg, Academy Center of the Arts
Blacksburg, Lyric Theatre
Martinsville, Rives Theatre
Clifton Forge, Masonic Theatre
For 2017~~six prize categories:
Juried Prize, $300: Best overall film, selected by a panel of judges drawn from the regional arts and film community.
Best Local Film, $300: Best film submitted by a team from within the RIDE Solutions service area, selected by a panel of judges drawn from the regional arts and film community.
Best Original Music, $300: Must feature an original song or piece of music. This category will also be selected by our panel of judges.
Best Teen Film, $100: The best film by a filmmaker or film-making team between the ages of 13 and 18, as chosen by our panel of judges.
People’s Choice, $100: The audience favorite, selected at the end of each Bike Shorts Film Festival screening. (4 total)
YouTube Prize. $100: All submissions will be posted to our Bike Shorts Roanoke YouTube channel. At the end of May, the film with the most views will be awarded this prize.
Follow us here on or keep up with our Facebook page for more info on prizes and prize categories.
Getting us your film is easy. Visit for complete submission information.

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PAW Patrol Live! at Berglund Center
Apr 29 - Apr 30 or by calling 1-877-HTB-TIXNow (1-877-482-8496).
• Saturday, April 29th (10am and 2pm)
• Sunday, April 30th (10am and 2pm)
• Berglund Performing Arts Theatre
• Ticket prices: $18, $27, $37, $52, and $102 (Very Important Pup Package)
• Parking: $5

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