Upcoming Events #RoanokeVA

2018 Upcoming Events

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The Bazaar presents: Sharayah's 2018 CD Release Show
Fri Mar 2~7 PM

Saturday March 17
11AM - 5 PM
Freedom First Patrick’s Day Parade
Begins at 11am on Jefferson St. at Elm Ave., continues to Campbell Ave. and ends at Williamson Rd.
Shamrock Festival
Live music, adult beverages, and more! Admission is FREE and begins at noon in Wells Fargo Plaza behind the City Market Building. Band announcements coming soon!
Freedom First Kids Zone
Admission is FREE! From 12pm to 5pm in two locations: In front of the Taubman Museum of Art on Salem Avenue and in Market Square along Market Street. GAMES, INFLATABLES, FACE PAINTING, & MORE!
Kid Friendly

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Big Something, Empire Strikes Brass, C2 & The Brothers Reed, Trae Pierce & The T-Stones, Sol Searchers, South Hill Banks, Mardeen, The Kind, Shorefire, A Place Called Home, Gote, and Barefoot West to the two #MartinsStages for what is sure to be an epic day of music. Admission is only $10 at the gate.

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The Wizard of Oz
Tue March 20~~7:30 PM 
Berglund Center
There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into [city name here]! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs.
A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, THE WIZARD OF OZ will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel Over the Rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage

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Tail Chaser 5k & 1 Mile Walk
Sat March 24~10 AM  
Roanoke River Greenway, Roanoke, VA
Hosted by Roanoke Valley SPCA
Sign yourself, and your canine friend up athttp://www.commonwealthgames.org/special-events/tailchaser-run to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration that is only $25 for yourself and $5 for every dog you would like to have join you.
Register for the run/walk here: http://www.commonwealthgames.org/special-events/tailchaser-run

Fork in the Alley Brick Oven Pub
 Eat. Drink. Dance.
Live Music by Love Canon, Miss Tess & the Talkbacks, and Dharma Bombs!
Fork Fare...Burgers, Pizza & Dogs.
Fun for the whole Family!

Seventh Annual Furball
Sat March 24~ 6 PM

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Annual Corn Hole Tournament
Sun March 25~ 1 PM
Annual corn hole tournament fundraiser! Entry is $10 per person for a blind draw. To register, please roanokerampage1@gmail.com.

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Roanoke Wedding Crawl
Sun March 25~1 PM

Roanoke City Market Building
You’ll see five different Downtown Roanoke wedding venues set up as actual wedding receptions, complete with full florals & decor, catering. You’ll be able to talk to DJ’s and musicians performing as they would at a wedding, taste wedding cakes, have fun in our photo booths, see the work of photographers and videographers, partake in hair & makeup demonstrations, get the latest trends in bridal gowns and wedding party attire ….. and so much more!!!! Registration will increase to $20 at the door so get your tickets today! Come ready to crash some weddings, eat some food, load up on sugar and get lots of ideas for your big day.
*100% of ticket sales will go directly to the Roanoke Valley SPCA!

To purchase your tickets, go to https://app.donorview.com/kmlO

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For the Love of the Brew - Big Lick’s Rare Beer Fest
Sat March 31~~3 PM
Berglund Center
Breweries showcasing only seasonal and rare selections and some debuts to our market!
Join for the best selection of beer, live music, great food, VIP options with early entry and food pairings, vendors and more all benefiting Mountain View Humane with Big Lick Entertainment!
Tickets on sale now at the Berglund Center box office (no fees if purchased in person) or http://biglickentertainment.com/event/for-the-love-of-the-brew-big-licks-rare-beer-fest/

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40th Annual Clean Valley Day
 Sat April 7~~9 AM
Roanoke Valley
Pick your spot – a park, playground, roadside, stream bank or your very own neighborhood and help get rid of the litter and make it a cleaner, healthier place for all. Please help us to keep our valleybeautiful and its waterways clean. All volunteers are provided with trash bags and gloves.

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Southeast Clean Valley Day
Sat April 7~9 AM

Southeast Action Forum, Inc.
The plan is to meet at the collection site at 9am. This is where we'll figure out where all the volunteers want to spread out to. Simply meet us at the collection site around 9am.

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2018 Virginia Family Expo
Sat April 7~ 10 AM
Gather information and samples on such items as toys and games, sports and fitness, learning devices, safety products,
health and nutrition, pediatricians, martial arts, dancing, day cares, schools, natural products,
activity equipment, camps and much more for kids of all ages.

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Empty Bowls Fundraiser 2018
Sun April 8~ 11:30 AM

Floyd County High School
Hosted by Floyd Backpack Program of NRCA

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Senior Fun & Health Fair Day
Wed APR 11~10 AM
The Salem Civic Center
The 2018 Senior Fun & Health Fair Day brought to you by Senior News, Richfield Living - A Senior Living & Healthcare Community, Better Bathrooms and Kitchens, and WSLS 10.
FREE Admission & FREE Parking!
Vendors will be on hand with products and resources to help with the senior lifestyle.
Live music!
Line dance demonstrations!
Door prizes!
And much more!

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Rotary Club of Blacksburg Chocolate Festival
Sat April 14~11 AM · 
College Ave, Blacksburg, VA
Set your calendars for CHOCOLATE!!! 
April 14, 2018 Downtown Blacksburg

Join us Downtown Blacksburg to experience a delightful afternoon sampling Artisan Chocolates, Live Music, Kids Zone and Beer & Wine Garden to support the Local Organizations supported by the Rotary Club of Blacksburg!

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 6th Annual Narcolepsy Bed Race
Sat April 14~ 11:30 AM
A one-of-a-kind fun-filled event, watching and cheering as teams race beds around a challenging course. Enjoy the music of Band 360 - Roanoke while feasting on treats from the Dojo food truck. All of this while raising awareness of the neurological condition narcolepsy and funds for Narcolepsy Network 
Doors open at 6:30pm and band plays from 7-11pm
General Admission = $10
Reserved Table Seating = $15
Please email ezstaff@eventzone.org to reserve individual seats or an entire table (8 per table).

Over 25 Food Trucks!
Live Music!
Fun Activities for Kids!

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Great Strides Roanoke
Sat May 5~ 9 AM

Hollins University
Hosted by 
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Virginia Chapter
Join the Roanoke community at the Great Strides Walk to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and celebrate 30 years of making Great Strides!. Form a team through your workplace, school or organization to support a great cause and to help find a cure for CF.You can register at: http://fightcf.cff.org/site/TR/GreatStrides/130_Virginia_Richmondfr_id=6687&pg=entry&_ga=2.224479826.950048184.1513087789-706377093.1498594722

The 10th Annual Derby Day Gala will be held May 5, 2018, the same day as the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby. Celebrate this southern tradition in true derby fashion by making plans to attend this spectacular event. Seersucker, big hats, mint juleps, traditional Kentucky Derby fare, friendly wagering and a live band (Uptown) will make for an unforgettable night in Roanoke, VA. Experience this event along with the spectacular view of the Valley from Rockledge (on Mill Mountain), while sipping on your mint julep, and socializing with friends. Be a part of one of the best fund raising parties in Roanoke. Cocktails at 4:30pm, post time at 6:24pm. All net proceeds from the Derby Day Gala at Rockledge benefit the Southwestern Chapter of the AMerican Culinary Federation (ACF). Tickets to this event are $150.00/guest (21 & over). To purchase your ticket(s) go to http://www.DerbyDayGala.com/

The Berglund Center Hall 
(Lower Level at the Plaza)
Saturday, May 12th from 10am-4pm

Lot's of shopping
Chair massages
Nail polish changes
And amazing FREEBIES:
100 swag bags for the first 100 moms through the doors
Homemade treats
Gift baskets
Door prizes
$100 Kroger gift card

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May 19 - May 20
St Albans Sanatorium
What could be better than an investigation with like minded people in a well documented paranormal location? The investigation starts at 8pm and will be held in one of most active paranormal sites on the East Coast St Albans with the conference speakers! Be sure to bring your camera and recorder!
Ticket cost is $50 per person

Car Show begins  at noon, with registration beginning at 8am. Food vendors will be available. There will be games, music, food, multiple vendors, and more!
$13.00 per vehicle and is due before May 20. Registration the day of the show will be $15.00 per vehicle. 
More info on event link.

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May 25, 2018 - May 27, 2018  

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Steppin' Out 2018
Aug 3 - Aug 4
The 38th annual Steppin' Out features over 200 artists and crafts people from around the United States selling unique handcrafted items – jewelry, pottery, textiles, metal work, basketry, stained & fused glass, yard art, fine art, furniture, toys, artisan foods and so much more!
Downtown Blacksburg merchants also hold their much-awaited final clearance sidewalk sales during Steppin' Out. The festival foods you love are provided by downtown restaurants.
Continuous Live Music
Listen to over 25 excellent musical acts all afternoon and well into the evening, both Friday and Saturday. Steppin' Out is Southwest Virginia's premier street celebration!

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2nd Annual Cirque du Floyd
Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018
Chantilly Farm
Crafts, local food, beer and wine lounge, sideshow stage and roaming performances  along with more outdoor fun and expanded workshops.
Plan on camping  for the weekend so you can really let your hair down and experience the ageless fun of Cirque du Floyd!

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FLOYD YOGA JAM ~ILLUMINATION~ 7th Annual Festival 8/30-9/3
Aug 30 - Sep 3 

5555 Indian Valley Rd NW.
 4 Day yoga & music festival on the East Coast! 4 Days of Movement, Music, Magic & Mountains on 400 acres in Floyd County, VA.
The Floyd YOga Jam7 is a locally homegrown, grassroots, organic, green event with over 35 bands, 80+ yoga classes, kid classes, art classes, and so much more!!!!
Info@floydyogajam.net or 540-745-5483
Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce

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The Blue Ridge Bike Fest 2018
Sep 28 - Sep 29

Motor Mile Speedway
The 9th edition of the Blue Ridge Bike Fest will feature live music, stunts, contests, vendors, games and MORE. Plus, new this year, on site camping!

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