May
1
Fri
Community School 40th Annual Strawberry Festival- CANCELED @ Elmwood Park Tickets
May 1 – May 2 all-day
Community School 40th Annual Strawberry Festival- CANCELED @ Elmwood Park

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

Community School’s 40th Annual Strawberry Festival is on May 1 and 2, 2020!

Year after year, voted one of “Southwest Virginia’s Best Festivals” by Virginia Living magazine and “Favorite Annual Festival” by the readers of The Roanoker magazine, Community School’s Strawberry Festival is one of Roanoke’s most popular and anticipated events. Homemade Shortcakes, Strawberry Treats, Children’s Games and much more!

Visit strawberryfestivalroanoke.org for more information.

May 1st: 10am – 5:30pm; May 2nd: 10am – 4pm
Free to attend; Various prices for various treats

May
9
Sat
Hickory Con Comic Book Convention @ Hickory Metro Convention Center and Visitors Bureau Tickets
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hickory Con Comic Book Convention @ Hickory Metro Convention Center and Visitors Bureau

We strive to put on one of the best one day shows in the state and the south east in general. The convention hall will be filled with the best comic and toy dealers in area. The show is also home to a lot of great cosplay with the costume contest starting at 2pm with adult and kids categories. This will be the 27th installment in what has become a very successful show we are super proud of. I hope you will join us!

May
23
Sat
Art in the Park @ Downtown Blowing Rock Tickets
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art in the Park @ Downtown Blowing Rock

Outdoor arts & crafts show featuring 90+ juried artisans in a wide variety of mediums. Meet artists and buy art at any of a series of six shows throughout the summer. Free parking, shuttle and admission. Rain or shine, since 1962!

Old Crow Medicine Show @ Blue Ridge Music Center Tickets
May 23 @ 7:00 pm
Old Crow Medicine Show @ Blue Ridge Music Center

Two-time Grammy Award winners Old Crow Medicine Show will be returning to the Blue Ridge Music Center as part of the upcoming Roots of American Music summer concert series.

Old Crow Medicine Show got its start busking on street corners and winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. The group eventually found themselves in Boone, N.C., where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson, who invited them to perform at MerleFest. Shortly thereafter the band was hired to entertain crowds between shows at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Since those humble beginnings, the band has been inducted as members of the Grand Ole Opry, and have won Grammy awards for Best Folk Album category for Remedy (2014) and Best Long Form Music Video for Big Easy Express (2013).

The band will open the season on Saturday, May 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 day of show, $20 for children age 3-12.

Jun
13
Sat
Art in the Park @ Downtown Blowing Rock Tickets
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art in the Park @ Downtown Blowing Rock

Outdoor arts & crafts show featuring 90+ juried artisans in a wide variety of mediums. Meet artists and buy art at any of a series of six shows throughout the summer. Free parking, shuttle and admission. Rain or shine, since 1962!

Jun
20
Sat
Lavender Thyme Festival @ Beagle Ridge Herb Farm Tickets
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lavender Thyme Festival @ Beagle Ridge Herb Farm

Join us for a Lavender Festival here in Southwest VA. Why go to France when you can enjoy lavender right here in Virginia?

Lavender Thyme in VA is the 3rd week in June. Calling all lavender lovers, join us for a special weekend of lavender in the gardens. Take a garden tour and walk amongst our rows of lavender in the morning. U pick will be available, so come cut your own bunch of lavender; learn to grow, use and cook with lavender in the afternoon.

All activities are FREE.

Concessions will be available, come hungry.

Our shop is filled with our herbal bath products, lotions, dried lavender sachets as well as our herbal seasoning blends. Several types of lavender plants will be available for planting. Stroll through the themed display gardens, enjoy a cup of tea on the patio and watch as the hummingbirds feast on the flowers. Be sure to bring your camera. Enjoy your day in the lavender.

Currently scheduling group tours for 2020, herbal lunches in the gardens are available, call for particulars.

Jun
27
Sat
The Kruger Brothers & Kontras Quartet @ Blue Ridge Music Center Tickets
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm
The Kruger Brothers & Kontras Quartet @ Blue Ridge Music Center

The Kruger Brothers will return to the Blue Ridge Music Center for 2020’s Roots of American Music summer concert series. This time, they’re accompanied by Kontras Quartet, who will also be opening the show.

Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger started singing and playing instruments at a very young age. The brothers were performing regularly by the time they were 11 and 12 years old. In 1995, they became a trio with the addition of bass player Joel Landsberg, a native of New York City. Today, trio is based out of Wilkesboro, N.C., and is known for an incomparable sound that blends bluegrass with elements of classical music.

In 2006, Jens began a venture into the themes and forms of classical music when he was commissioned to write the work “Music from the Spring” for banjo, guitar, bass, and full symphonic orchestra. Since then, he has received three commissions to write classical pieces which The Kruger Brothers have performed with orchestral ensembles. In 2013, he wrote “Lucid Dreamer,” a chamber music piece specifically for and commissioned by the Chicago-based ensemble Kontras Quartet.

Formed while the group’s members were string principals in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Kontras Quartet went on to complete a four-year chamber music residency with the Western Piedmont Symphony in North Carolina. The Kontras Quartet records for MSR Classics and has released three critically acclaimed albums. The first, “Origins,” features new and lesser-known works from the members’ home countries, including the world premiere recording of Dan Visconti’s “Ramshackle Songs.” The second, “Lucid Dreamer,” treads the line between classical music and American folk and invigorates Kontras’ ongoing collaboration with the Kruger Brothers. In 2017, they continued this collaboration with the release of the “Roan Mountain Suite.”

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of show, children 12 and under free.

Jul
1
Wed
Livestarr Indie Music Festival- POSTPONED until July @ American Legion Fairgrounds Tickets
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 31 @ 11:00 pm
Livestarr Indie Music Festival- POSTPONED until July @ American Legion Fairgrounds

This event has been postponed until July due to health concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus. Exact date yet to be determined. Please see organizer’s website for more details.

Largest Indie music festival in the southern region with artists from all around the United States. DJ sets from Miami Edm, DJ Bad Bxnny, and Tommy Tom . Over 100 Indie artists and bands performing Electronic, Rock, Hip Hop, Pop, Soul, and Country music. This event will feature the best of Carolina food and beer. The event is open to all ages with vendors, art and culture. Sponsored by Quick N Brite Detail.

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

Jul
4
Sat
July 4th Festival @ Downtown Blowing Rock Tickets
Jul 4 all-day
July 4th Festival @ Downtown Blowing Rock

Downtown fun with games in the park, live music, and the best small-town parade you’ve ever seen! Parade begins at 10am, events follow all day long. All events are free.

Jul
18
Sat
Art in the Park @ Downtown Blowing Rock Tickets
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art in the Park @ Downtown Blowing Rock

Outdoor arts & crafts show featuring 90+ juried artisans in a wide variety of mediums. Meet artists and buy art at any of a series of six shows throughout the summer. Free parking, shuttle and admission. Rain or shine, since 1962!