Mar
10
Tue
15% Off Spring Vacation Discount @ Montfair Resort Farm Tickets
Mar 10 – Apr 30 all-day
15% Off Spring Vacation Discount @ Montfair Resort Farm

Enjoy 15% off vacation cottage rental rates now through April 30, 2020! Clean, comfortable cottages with WiFi overlook a lake just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park and the small town of Crozet. Onsite canoes, fishing, hiking and walking trails and bikes. Call 434-823-5202 or book online today!

Apr
4
Sat
Adventure Expo & Artisan Saturday at Explore Park- CANCELED @ Roanoke County's Explore Park Tickets
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Adventure Expo & Artisan Saturday at Explore Park- CANCELED @ Roanoke County's Explore Park

This event has been canceled due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

It’s the first day of our summer season at Explore Park located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 115! Join us for a variety of special activities and events all day long:

Treetop Quest Opening Day – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Explore Park’s signature attraction is back for a second season of aerial adventure. Bring out your inner squirrel with progressively challenging obstacles such as cargo nets, tight ropes and zip lines.

Artisan Saturday – 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Watch local artisans demonstrate their craft and enjoy FREE family activities. Love what you see? All featured crafts people have their works on display and for sale during the event.  Gourd work, jewelry making, plein air painting, fiber art, and woodworking are just a few of the demonstrations that will be showcased during the Artisan Saturdays season. The day may also include book signings, live music, food vendors, and informative presentations. Artisans from Southwest Virginia whose work reflects both creativity and quality craftsmanship will be available for questions during the demonstrations.

Twin Creeks Brewpub Ribbon Cutting – 3:00 PM

Roanoke County’s first craft brewery officially opens their second location at Explore Park with regular Spring hours. You’re invited to join Twin Creeks staff and Roanoke County officials to celebrate a ceremonial ribbon cutting.

Live Music on the Brugh Lawn – 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Rock out to the sounds of local favorites Five Shades of Gray, Radio Rehab and Hardrive Crew! Get a preview of the area’s newest outdoor music venue, and see the announcement of a new Summer concert series. Relax with a drink inside historic Brugh Tavern or outside on the lawn presented by Twin Creeks Brewpub.

Outdoor Services Demonstrations – 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Learn about upcoming outdoor programs, events and activities from Roanoke County and our vendor partners at Explore Park. From cabin and tent camping, to tubing and summer camp opportunities.  While you’re here, talk with the owners of Blue Mountain Adventures and Don’s Cab-Inns about future attractions coming to the park.

Guided Nature Hikes – 3:30 PM and 4:30 PM

Discover and observe the spring awakening of the forest! Join our park naturalist and local Master Naturalists on a free family-friendly nature walk looking for emerging wildflowers and wildlife. Departs from Twin Creeks Brewpub.

Make a whole day of it and take advantage of Explore Park’s hiking and biking trails and view the historical buildings at the park. Bring the fishing gear and fishing license to spend an hour or two on the Roanoke River or visit the museum located in the Visitor Center. Explore Park’s Visitor Center Gift Shop is open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM for all refreshment needs. The gift shop is home to a variety of local artisan wares that are available for sale along with Explore Park memorabilia, t-shirts and fun items for children.

 

Apr
12
Sun
Easter Brunch- CANCELED @ The Greystone Inn Tickets
Apr 12 all-day
Easter Brunch- CANCELED @ The Greystone Inn

This event has been canceled due to health concerns regarding the coronavirus.

The best way to dine with your family on Easter Sunday is in our Lakeside Dining Room at our Easter Sunday Brunch as you overlook beautiful Lake Toxaway. Make your reservations today by calling or visiting our front desk—tables are limited!

Apr
13
Mon
Naturalization Ceremony- CANCELED @ Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest Tickets
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Naturalization Ceremony- CANCELED @ Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

This event has been canceled due to health concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus.

Join Poplar Forest and the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) in welcoming 30 new American citizens in honor of the Founding Father’s 277th birthday. A luncheon, including birthday cake, for the new citizens and their guests will be served following the ceremony. Admission to the ceremony is included with general admission to Poplar Forest.

Apr
18
Sat
Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, Half Marathon and Anthem Star 10K- CANCELED @ Elmwood Park Tickets
Apr 18 @ 7:30 am
Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, Half Marathon and Anthem Star 10K- CANCELED @ Elmwood Park

This event is canceled due to current health concerns regarding the coronavirus.

Marathon Series has earned its title as “America’s Toughest Road Marathon” by challenging runners with over 7,430 ft. in elevation change, more than any other road marathon in the U.S. This race runs along the famously scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, and proceeds from this non-profit event benefit the parkway and local charities. The full, half and 10k all prove equally challenging yet rewarding on this mountainous course, and all runners are rewarded with a unique medal, a tech-tee, live music and local craft beer at the festival-like finish in downtown Roanoke. This race would not be possible without the support of our title sponsor, Foot Levelers.

This event is owned and operated by the Roanoke Outside Foundation whose mission to make outdoor activity and environmental stewardship a core component of our community’s lifestyle by promoting a “conservation through recreation” philosophy.

Contact the event organizer for further information on their response to COVID-19 and any cancellations or schedule changes.

21st Blue Ridge Kite Festival- CANCELED @ Roanoke County's Green Hill Park Tickets
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
21st Blue Ridge Kite Festival- CANCELED @ Roanoke County's Green Hill Park

This event has been canceled due to health concerns regarding the coronavirus.

The 21st annual Kite Festival held in Green Hill Park is a favorite springtime day of outdoor family fun! This event offers free admission, free parking, free children’s t-shirts, and free kites to the first 1,000 children attending with an adult. Awesome colors and shapes paint the skies as kites take flight. The result is a breath-taking sight that shouldn’t be missed. For many years, the Blue Ridge Kite Festival was quoted as being “The Richmond Air Force Kite Club’s favorite and a model of planning, efficiency, and hospitality.” The Richmond Air Force Kite Club provides an entire day of quality entertainment! On average, over 9,000 spectators come to this annual family festival. Each year folks return to explore and participate in kiting activities, take a brief kite flying lesson or just relax and watch the show. Don’t forget to bring your own kite or get there early and pick up a free one so you can join in all the fun!
Food and craft vendors are also on site for everyone’s enjoyment. Numerous local sponsors bring support and enthusiasm to this much anticipated event. Plan on being intrigued and delighted as you watch championship flyers, quad line kites, participate in kid’s contests and custom-kite exhibits, have a caricature done by a local caricature artist and explore the arts and crafts vendors and much more. You will be mesmerized and revitalized at the end of this spectacular day!
The Blue Ridge Kite Festival is presented by Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & Tourism.

Apr
19
Sun
Blue Ridge Slow-K: America’s Slowest 5K- CANCELED @ River’s Edge South Sports Complex Tickets
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am
Blue Ridge Slow-K:  America's Slowest 5K- CANCELED @ River’s Edge South Sports Complex

This event has been canceled due to health concerns regarding the coronavirus.

The new Blue Ridge “Slow-K,” will give runners one more opportunity to run with America’s Toughest community in an event that’s designed to help celebrate everyone’s accomplishments and get some well-deserved recovery. We’ve dubbed the Blue Ridge Slow-K, America’s Slowest 5K and after running on the Blue Ridge course you’ll understand why.

This fun run will be un-timed and have a leisurely start of 9 a.m. The idea is to create a format where everyone isn’t looking at their watches, but slowing down and connecting with other runners and race organizers. In lieu of the standard race shirt, every runner will receive a Slow-K coffee mug, free coffee, and well-earned donuts at the finish line. The 5K course along the Roanoke River Greenway will also include a few other surprises to keep participants from overexerting after running mountains the day before.

Participants from any Blue Ridge distance, spectators, family and friends and the general public are invited to participate. We plan to have mimosas, biscuits and other brunch items available for purchase.

Apr
21
Tue
Lynchburg Garden Day at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest- CANCELED @ Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest Tickets
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lynchburg Garden Day at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest- CANCELED @ Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

This event has been canceled due to health concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus.

Tour Thomas Jefferson’s octagonal villa and ornamental gardens, an official stop on the Lynchburg Garden Day itinerary, during the Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week.

An avid gardener and one of America’s first landscape designers, Jefferson was enthralled by the natural world, recording his ideas in letters and journals for planning and planting the ornamental landscape at Poplar Forest. Discover how he incorporated popular European landscape features in his plans for Poplar Forest and more. The restoration of Jefferson’s ornamental garden and carriage turnaround are official projects of the Garden Club of Virginia.

Admission to Poplar Forest on Garden Day is included in the Lynchburg Garden Day tour ticket. Without a Garden Day ticket, regular admission rates apply.

Apr
22
Wed
Spring Homeschool Day- CANCELED @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park Tickets
Apr 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Spring Homeschool Day- CANCELED @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

This event is canceled due to health concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus.

Our annual Spring Homeschool Day is a wonderful way to start the warmer season with a day full of learning. Programs are designed to meet the curriculum needs and interests of your students. Morning Programs are from 9:30am – 12:30pm, some afternoon times will also be available and may vary based on demand. Program details can be found on our website. Pre-registration is required. Book your spot at www.ChimneyRockPark.com.

Apr
25
Sat
Burnsville Metric- CANCELED @ Burnsville Town Square Tickets
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am
Burnsville Metric- CANCELED @ Burnsville Town Square

This event has been canceled due to health concerns regarding the coronavirus.

The annual Burnsville Metric kicks off the riding season in the idyllic Yancey County countryside. Cruise through the Toe River Valley on a 60.7-mile ride. The ride begins and ends on Burnsville Town Square, passing through the communities of Huntdale, Red Hill, Loafers Glory and Bakersville along the way. For less-experienced riders, a 43-mile loop provides a shorter option. After the ride, relax with food and craft beer.

Early registration is available. Day-of registration and packet pickup take place 7:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Ride begins promptly at 9 a.m.