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City of Galax

111 E Grayson St

Galax, VA 24333

(276) 238-8130

Exit 215 - 7 miles N on Rt 89. Live radio show each Friday night from the Rex Theater. Downtown shops, area museum, New River Trail. www.visitgalax.com (276) 238-8130.

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Oktoberfest

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 6:00 pm

ArtsMart

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 am

WNC Pottery Festival

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 am

Homestead Hikers

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 am

Homestead Quilters Exchange

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 am

12th Annual Smith Mountain Lake Fall Chili and Craft Festival

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:00 am

Music on Main

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 6:00 pm

Music at the Star

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:00 pm

Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:30 pm
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Oktoberfest

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 6:00 pm

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:00 am

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00 pm
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Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Monday, November 3, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Monday, November 3, 2014, 10:00 am
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Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 10:00 am
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Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 10:00 am
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Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:00 pm

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 10:00 am
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The Polar Express™

Friday, November 7, 2014, 6:00 pm

Nantahala Outdoor Center's Cyclo-Cross

Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, November 7, 2014, 3:00 pm

Lexington First Friday Art Walk

Friday, November 7, 2014, 5:00 pm

The Polar Express

Friday, November 7, 2014, 5:00 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:00 pm
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The Polar Express™

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 6:00 pm

7th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9:00 am

Shops at Old Salem Holiday Open House

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 5:00 pm

Music on Main

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 6:00 pm

Music at the Star

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 7:00 pm
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Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 10:00 am

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:00 pm

The Polar Express

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 5:00 pm
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Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Monday, November 10, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Monday, November 10, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Monday, November 10, 2014, 5:00 pm
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Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 5:00 pm

Monthly Old Time Music Jam

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 6:00 pm
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Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:00 pm
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Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:00 pm

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 5:00 pm
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The Polar Express™

Friday, November 14, 2014, 6:00 pm

BINGO

Friday, November 14, 2014, 9:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, November 14, 2014, 3:00 pm

Culpeper Magical History Tour

Friday, November 14, 2014, 4:30 pm

The Polar Express

Friday, November 14, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Friday, November 14, 2014, 6:30 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, November 14, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, November 14, 2014, 7:00 pm
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The Polar Express™

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 6:00 pm

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10:00 am

6th Annual Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 11:00 am

58th Remembrance Day Parade

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 1:00 pm

Classic Car Cruise-In

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 3:00 pm

Patrick County Music Association

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 4:00 pm

Annual Remembrance Illumination

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 5:00 pm

The Polar Express

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 5:00 pm

Music on Main

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 6:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 6:30 pm

Music at the Star

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 7:00 pm
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Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 10:00 am

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 2:00 pm

The Polar Express

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 6:30 pm
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Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Monday, November 17, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Monday, November 17, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Monday, November 17, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Monday, November 17, 2014, 6:30 pm
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Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6:30 pm
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Dedication Day

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:30 pm
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Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6:00 pm

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6:30 pm
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The Polar Express™

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:00 pm

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Friday, November 21, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Friday, November 21, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, November 21, 2014, 3:00 pm

The Polar Express

Friday, November 21, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:30 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:00 pm
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The Polar Express™

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 6:00 pm

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 5:00 pm

Music on Main

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 6:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 6:30 pm
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The Polar Express™

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 6:00 pm

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 10:00 am

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 2:00 pm

The Polar Express

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 6:30 pm
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The Polar Express™

Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:00 pm

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:30 pm
25

The Polar Express™

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 6:00 pm

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 6:30 pm
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The Polar Express™

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:00 pm

Thanksgiving Family Festivities at Fontana

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 8:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:30 pm
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The Polar Express™

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 6:00 pm

Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Fashions for Evergreens

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 7:00 am

Thanksgiving Family Festivities at Fontana

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 8:00 am

2014 Union Drumstick DASH

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 9:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 6:30 pm
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The Polar Express™

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:00 pm

Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town

Friday, November 28, 2014

Fashions for Evergreens

Friday, November 28, 2014, 7:00 am

Thanksgiving Family Festivities at Fontana

Friday, November 28, 2014, 8:00 am

27th Annual Hard Candy Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival

Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, November 28, 2014, 3:00 pm

The Polar Express

Friday, November 28, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:30 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, November 28, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, November 28, 2014, 7:00 pm
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The Polar Express™

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 6:00 pm

Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Fashions for Evergreens

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 7:00 am

Thanksgiving Family Festivities at Fontana

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 8:00 am

Saturdays with St. Nickolas

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 am

27th Annual Hard Candy Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Annual Thanksgiving Kiln Opening

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 am

The Polar Express

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 6:30 pm

Music at the Star

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 9:00 pm
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The Polar Express™

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 6:00 pm

Fashions for Evergreens

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 7:00 am

Saturdays with St. Nickolas

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:00 am

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:00 am

Battle of the Brushes Exhibit

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:00 am

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 2:00 pm

The Polar Express

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 5:00 pm

Christmas by Candlelight Tours

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 6:30 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.
  • Doughton Park, MP 240
  • Renew your senses amid this landscape of open meadows. Doughton Park is one of the best places along the Blue Ridge Parkway to view white-tailed deer, raccoons, red and grey foxes, and bobcats.  Flowers burst on the scene in late spring and crea
  • 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
  • Blue Ridge Music Center
  • The Blue Ridge Music Center is a state-of-the-art performing arts facility built to preserve and promote the historic music of Virginia and the Blue Ridge. The Blue Ridge region has produced more old-time and bluegrass musicians per capita than any o
  • Mount Pisgah, MP 408
  • Mount Pisgah’s spectacular views, hiking trails, camping and the Mount Pisgah Inn make this area a popular destination for visitors along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The mountain and thousands of surrounding acres was originally purchased by indust
  • Parkway Visitor Center, MP 384
  • Visitors traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway can now make one stop to learn about the entire 469 miles and 73-year history of the Parkway. The Parkway Visitor Center opened in 2008 and unveiled innovative, high-tech interactive exhibits. The LEED-certif
  • 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.
  • Fall Color - Tips for Leaf Season
  • Tips for planning your scenic drive or vacation to see the fall color along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Hiking Trails
  • A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469.1 uninterrupted miles.
  • 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.
  • Nearby Accommodations
  • Explore the quaint towns and vibrant cities that the Blue Ridge Parkway weaves through, and a variety of lodging choices.
  • 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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