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Roanoker Restaurant

2522 Colonial Ave

Roanoke, VA 24015

(540) 344-7746

Roanoker Restaurant - Est.1941. Homestyle breakfast - lunch - dinner. Fresh veg, breads, salad, sandwiches, seafood. Daily specials. Reasonable prices. To go shop. Child menu. Open Tues-Sunday. Exit Milepost 121 onto 220N to I-581, exit Wonju St., left on Colonial Ave. 7 miles from Parkway. (540) 344-7746.

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Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Friday, August 1, 2014, 6:00 pm

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

Lake Fontana Paddle Grapple

Friday, August 1, 2014, 8:00 am

Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

Friday, August 1, 2014, 9:00 am

Pisgah District - Hike of the Week

Friday, August 1, 2014, 10:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Friday, August 1, 2014, 10:00 am

Dinosaur Train

Friday, August 1, 2014, 11:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, August 1, 2014, 3:00 pm

Lexington First Friday Art Walk

Friday, August 1, 2014, 5:00 pm

Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention

Friday, August 1, 2014, 5:00 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, August 1, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, August 1, 2014, 7:00 pm
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Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 6:00 pm

Evening Campfire Program at Mt. Pisgah

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 7:30 pm

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6:30 pm

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

Lake Fontana Paddle Grapple

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 8:00 am

Gatlinburg Farmer's Market

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 8:30 am

Smokey Bear's 70th Birthday

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 9:00 am

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 9:00 am

ArtsMart

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:00 am

The Palmetto Gravel Scratchers

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 4:00 pm

Dinosaur Train

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 11:00 pm
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Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 6:00 pm

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demos

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 10:00 am

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 1:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 2:00 pm

Dinosaur Train

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 3:00 pm
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Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Monday, August 4, 2014, 6:00 pm

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demos

Monday, August 4, 2014, 10:00 am
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Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 6:00 pm

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demos

Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 10:00 am

Historic Marian Tailgate Market

Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 3:00 pm
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Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 6:00 pm

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demos

Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 10:00 am

Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 11:00 am
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Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 6:00 pm

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, August 7, 2014

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demos

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 10:00 am

Hotel Floyd Concert Series

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 6:00 pm

Pisgah District After Hours Hike

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 10:30 pm
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Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Friday, August 8, 2014, 6:00 pm

Family Fun Weekend

Friday, August 8, 2014

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

Pisgah District - Hike of the Week

Friday, August 8, 2014, 10:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Friday, August 8, 2014, 10:00 am

Wine & Wags

Friday, August 8, 2014, 12:00 pm

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, August 8, 2014, 3:00 pm

Culpeper Magical History Tour

Friday, August 8, 2014, 4:30 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, August 8, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, August 8, 2014, 7:00 pm
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Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Saturday, August 9, 2014, 6:00 pm

Family Fun Weekend

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Evening Campfire Program at Mt. Pisgah

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 7:30 pm

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6:30 pm

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

Gatlinburg Farmer's Market

Saturday, August 9, 2014, 8:30 am

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Saturday, August 9, 2014, 9:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Saturday, August 9, 2014, 10:00 am

Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

Saturday, August 9, 2014, 10:00 am

Black Dog Summer Music Festival

Saturday, August 9, 2014, 11:00 am

Fall of the Mighty Giants: Chestnut Trees

Saturday, August 9, 2014, 7:00 pm
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Family Fun Weekend

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 6:00 pm

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demos

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 10:00 am

Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 10:00 am

Beer and Brats at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 12:00 pm

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 1:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 2:00 pm
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"Miss Saigon"

Monday, August 11, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demos

Monday, August 11, 2014, 10:00 am
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"Miss Saigon"

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demos

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 10:00 am

Historic Marian Tailgate Market

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 3:00 pm

Monthly Old Time Music Jam

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 6:00 pm
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"Miss Saigon"

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demos

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 10:00 am
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Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 6:00 pm

69th Semi-Annual Gettysburg Fall Bluegrass Festival

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demos

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:00 am

Hotel Floyd Concert Series

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 6:00 pm

Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:30 pm
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23rd Annual Fine Art & Master Craft Festival

Friday, August 15, 2014, 6:00 pm

69th Semi-Annual Gettysburg Fall Bluegrass Festival

Friday, August 15, 2014

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

Pisgah District - Hike of the Week

Friday, August 15, 2014, 10:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Friday, August 15, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, August 15, 2014, 3:00 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, August 15, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, August 15, 2014, 7:00 pm
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69th Semi-Annual Gettysburg Fall Bluegrass Festival

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 6:00 pm

Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinic

Saturday, August 16, 2014

23rd Annual Fine Art & Master Craft Festival

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Evening Campfire Program at Mt. Pisgah

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 7:30 pm

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6:30 pm

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

Face the Forest: 5k Obstacle Course Race

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 8:00 am

5k Obstacle Course Race

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 8:00 am

Gatlinburg Farmer's Market

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 8:30 am

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 9:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 10:00 am

Classic Car Cruise-In

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 3:00 pm

Banjopalooza

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 6:30 pm
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69th Semi-Annual Gettysburg Fall Bluegrass Festival

Sunday, August 17, 2014, 6:00 pm

Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinic

Sunday, August 17, 2014

23rd Annual Fine Art & Master Craft Festival

Sunday, August 17, 2014

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demos

Sunday, August 17, 2014, 10:00 am

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, August 17, 2014, 1:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, August 17, 2014, 2:00 pm
18

"Miss Saigon"

Monday, August 18, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demos

Monday, August 18, 2014, 10:00 am
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"Miss Saigon"

Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 8:00 pm

92nd Annual South Mountain Fair

Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 8:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 10:00 am

Historic Marian Tailgate Market

Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 3:00 pm
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"Miss Saigon"

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 8:00 pm

92nd Annual South Mountain Fair

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 8:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:00 am
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Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 6:00 pm

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

92nd Annual South Mountain Fair

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 8:00 am

Gather Round the Blue Ridge 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 9:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 10:00 am

Trolley Wine Tour

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:30 am

Hotel Floyd Concert Series

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 6:00 pm

Pisgah District After Hours Hike

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:00 pm
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"Miss Saigon"

Friday, August 22, 2014, 8:00 pm

92nd Annual South Mountain Fair

Friday, August 22, 2014, 8:00 am

Pisgah District - Hike of the Week

Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, August 22, 2014, 3:00 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:00 pm
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Naturefest

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Evening Campfire Program at Mt. Pisgah

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 7:30 pm

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6:30 pm

"Miss Saigon"

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

World Kayak Pro-Am

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 6:00 am

WNC's Largest Indoor Yard Sale

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 8:00 am

92nd Annual South Mountain Fair

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 8:00 am

Gatlinburg Farmer's Market

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 8:30 am

Rockbridge Community Festival

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9:00 am

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 am

Inaugural Gettysburg Brew Fest

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 4:30 pm

"In the Arts We Will Shine" Lecture

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 6:00 pm
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"Miss Saigon"

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 8:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demos

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:00 am

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 1:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 2:00 pm
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Live Glassblowing Demos

Monday, August 25, 2014, 10:00 am
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Live Glassblowing Demos

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 10:00 am

Historic Marian Tailgate Market

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 3:00 pm
27

Live Glassblowing Demos

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 10:00 am
28

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 6:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demos

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 10:00 am

Hotel Floyd Concert Series

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 6:00 pm
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Pisgah District - Hike of the Week

Friday, August 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Friday, August 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, August 29, 2014, 3:00 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, August 29, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, August 29, 2014, 7:00 pm
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5th Annual LakeAlooza

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Evening Campfire Program at Mt. Pisgah

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 7:30 pm

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6:30 pm

Gatlinburg Farmer's Market

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 8:30 am

Rockfest

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 9:00 am

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 9:00 am

BBQ and Brews Dinner Train

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 7:00 pm
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Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 1:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 2:00 pm
           

Highlights & Happenings

  • James River & Otter Creek, MP 60-63.8
  • At the lowest elevation along the Parkway, visitors can hike, camp, fish, have a picnic, and see restored Battery Creek Lock from the Kanawha Canal.
  • Cumberland Knob, MP 217.5
  • Located near the Virginia state line, Cumberland Knob is the site where construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began in 1935. It was the first recreation area opened to the public and remains a favorite destination for both locals and visitors. The m
  • Craggy Gardens, MP 364
  • These high elevation summits are home to spectacular floral displays. June and July are usually prime times to view the pink and purple blooms of rhododendron, but don’t despair if you miss the peak bloom. Violets, blackberry, May-apple, a
  • Folk Art Center, Milepost 382
  • Open year round, the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians.
  • Waterrock Knob, MP 451.2
  • An ideal spot for watching sunrise and sunsets across the rugged mountains, Waterrock Knob Visitor Center sits at almost 6,000 feet elevation. Exhibits, book sales, and a trail leading to the summit of Waterrock Knob await visitors. The last hik
  • Peaks of Otter, MP 86
  • With stunning views, natural beauty, and the surrounding Jefferson National Forest, it’s no wonder the Peaks of Otter area has attracted people to the region for more than 8,000 years.
  • Humpback Rocks, MP 5.8
  • Located at the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Humpback Rocks is an area rich in history, scenic beauty, and abundant hiking trails. Early European settlers forged a living from the native materials that flourished in the Appalachian Mountain
  • Nearby Accommodations
  • Explore the quaint towns and vibrant cities that the Blue Ridge Parkway weaves through, and a variety of lodging choices.
  • Attractions, Dining, Shopping & More
  • From fine arts to fun, experience the best places and activities to enhance your visit to the Blue Ridge Parkway region.
  • Fall Color - Tips for Leaf Season
  • Tips for planning your scenic drive or vacation to see the fall color along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Camping
  • Camping is one way visitors traveling through the Blue Ridge Parkway can spend the night under the stars in one of America’s most beautiful natural settings.
  • Parkway Road Conditions
  • An open Parkway is a safe Parkway. Be sure to check road conditions online or by phone before you travel and during your visit.
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