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Lavender Wreath Workshop at Beagle Ridge Herb Farm

Beagle Ridge Herb Farm 1934 Matney Flats Rd, Wytheville, VA

Learn to use Lavender and dried flowers to create a custom wreath for your home, or even as a special gift for that special someone. This wreath will grace your wall for many years.


Spirit of America: Independence Day Celebration

Historic Smithfield 1000 Smithfield Plantation Rd, Blacksburg, VA

Help us ring in Independence Day by spending the day at a house that saw the beginning of a new nation! Enjoy house tours, shop in our Museum Store & observe artillery displays by Giles Artillery.

At 6:00pm, gather for an Independence Day Ceremony featuring traditional excerpts from the Declaration of Independence and Frederick Douglass, followed by a rousing cannon fire salute. Enjoy flavored shaved ice and food from our vendors: Aloha Eddie's Shaved Ice and Sam's Hot Dogs, and enjoy a patriotic concert by The Blacksburg Community Band, immediately following the Independence Day Ceremony at 6:30pm.
Tickets can be purchased on site at the time of the event. $7.00/person grants site admission. Kids 5yrs and under are free.


Summer Concert Series at the Blue Ridge Music Center

Blue Ridge Music Center Music Center Rd, Galax, VA

The Blue Ridge Music Center’s Roots of American Music concerts are held most Saturdays—from Memorial Day through Labor Day—in the natural, terraced, outdoor amphitheater. Musical programming is managed and coordinated by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the primary nonprofit fundraising partner of the Blue Ridge Parkway.


See Art in the Heart of Banner Elk at Four Summer Shows

Banner Elk 185 Azalea Cir SE, Banner Elk, NC

Four times this summer, Art on the Greene brings original artwork in a variety of media to the green at the Historic Banner Elk School. Located in the center of this small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the shows create an idyllic setting for meeting artists, admiring their work and shopping for handmade pieces.
The two-day shows take place on the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend May 28-29; July Fourth weekend, July 2-3; the first weekend of August, Aug. 6-7; and Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-4.


2022 Freedom First Festival

Elmwood Park 706 South Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA

Freedom First Festival Elmwood Park 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Bring the whole family to celebrate during Independence weekend at our Freedom First Festival from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. […]


Big Walker Lookout Crafts, Authors & Free Live Music

Big Walker Lookout 8711 Stoney Fork Rd, Wytheville, VA

Virginia's oldest privately owned scenic attraction, Big Walker Lookout & BW Country Store has been owned and operated by the same family for over 75 years. It features more than 25 local artisans, crafters, and musicians that demonstrate their talents each weekend from May through October. Local authors do book signings and have books for sale all summer long.


Oyster Sundays at 12 Ridges Vineyard

12 Ridges Vineyard 24981 Blue Ridge Parkway, Vesuvius, VA

Welcome to 12 Ridges Vineyard, a uniquely Virginian, high-altitude vineyard, tasting room, and residence club located at Mile 25 along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Relax in the mountains with delicious wine, gorgeous views, and delectable oysters! Chef Troy will be serving oysters each Sundayt afternoon as well as other delicious food (menu changes weekly).

Wintergreen Summer Music Festival

Wintergreen Resort 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Nellysford, VA

Mark your calendars for your summer retreat to the mountains. Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy at Wintergreen Resort is just around the corner! 


Wine Down Fridays at Ecco Adesso

Ecco Adesso Vineyards 340 Ecco Adesso Lane, Fairfield, VA

Join us for our Wine Down Fridays at Ecco Adesso Vineyards! What better way is there to kick off the weekend after a long work week than with a glass of delicious wine! Watch the sunset, enjoy the gorgeous mountain views, and relax. Light fare is available for purchase with our “create your own picnic basket to go” in main tasting room. We have baked baguettes, artisan cheeses, olives, jam, charcuterie, chips, & crackers. Have fun choosing the perfect wine from our extensive selection of VA & European wines, ciders, sparkling, & wine cocktails!


Friday Night Jamboree

The Floyd Country Store 206 S. Locust St., Floyd, VA

Join us at the Floyd Country Store every Friday Night at 6:30pm for live music at the Friday Night Jamboree.


Fireflies at Explore Park

Roanoke County's Explore Park 56 Roanoke River Pkwy, Roanoke, VA

Are you, like most people, fascinated by the luminous insects of the night? If so, join us at Explore Park to learn about different kinds of fireflies, their life cycle, and the messages their flash patterns send. Young participants will make their own firefly craft to take home. Take the knowledge you'll gain in this class home to your backyard or neighborhood to fascinate your friends and family with your fun firefly facts! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required for all persons in attendance. Please dress for the weather.