Awaken: A Retreat of Renewal at Primland @ Primland Resort Tickets
Mar 19 – Mar 22 all-day
Awaken: A Retreat of Renewal at Primland @ Primland Resort

Primland, the 12,000-acre retreat nestled in the heart of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, is proud to announce Awaken: A Retreat of Renewal, debuting in March 2020. Led by Primland’s Spa Director, Dani Clement, and visiting yoga instructor, Dimitri Delazanos, the four-day retreat will invite guests to participate in a journey of yogic and mindful practices to unearth, dislodge, and dismantle this new energy of potential.

The four-day, three-night retreat will include morning and evening yoga sessions daily with Delazanos as well as daily meditation practices, intention setting and breathing practices. To further connect with nature, guests will also enjoy an evening of stargazing at the hotel’s Observatory and participate in Forest Bathing. Focusing on overall well-being, the retreat will also include a Macramé Workshop to flex the creative muscles, an Ayurvedic Medicine Speak Easy and a wine tasting experience at a local vineyard.

The Awaken Retreat program is $560 per person, inclusive of a daily breakfast buffet and two course dinner, tax and gratuity. Participating guests will enjoy 20% off lodging in the Lodge’s guest rooms and suites, Pinnacle Cottages and Fairway Cottages or one of Primland’s mountain homes, as well as a 15% discount on all activities and spa services offered at Primland during the retreat. To book, please contact the Spa at Primland at 276.222.3965. For lodging, please contact reservations at 276.222.3800.

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

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.

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

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.