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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. in Elmwood Park. This FREE Festival will have inflatables, a rock wall, cornhole tournament, lawn games and… Read More
Local Colors, Roanoke’s largest FREE multicultural festival, makes its return to downtown’s Elmwood Park on May 21st. Our festival celebrates the many ethnic cultures in the Roanoke Valley region in an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion. Experience the return of the Parade of Nations, taste the dishes of many international… Read More
Spending the holidays in the Blue Ridge Mountains brings to mind cozy fireside nights under homespun quilts, a brisk family outing to find the perfect Christmas tree on a local farm, and the very the best slopes for skiing and sledding. We've rounded up all this and more in our guide to festive winter fun in the communities along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Read More
Being at the foot of Sharp Top is a majestic backdrop for any event but is absolutely perfect for yoga and the connection to your inner self and the land. Let the little goats test your strength and endurance with their overwhelming cuteness. Dr. Angie Anderson, Ph. D., has provided… Read More
This family-friendly outdoor celebration of May and Springtime will feature performances by the Mystical Witches, kids’ activities, face painting, live music, weaving the maypole, spring crafting, tasty food truck eats, bean bag toss, and more!… Read More
Whether you are enjoying the entire Blue Ridge Parkway or just visiting regions in North Carolina or Tennessee, there are many ways to enjoy nature and the outdoors, even in the lodging opportunities available along the route. Read More
The Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding areas in Virginia provide a mecca of outdoor opportunities -- places to relax and enjoy nature from underneath a forest canopy, along a mountain stream or on a rocking chair on a covered front porch. Read More
Visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway for the holidays (or lucky enough to be a local) and looking for unique ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve? We’ve got your guide for seeing in the New Year at one of these celebrations in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Read More
Join us for an afternoon of soulful sounds as Trev Hicks performs in The Goat Lot. There will sangria, apple cider donuts and lots of goat snuggles. Read More
The trees are budding, the sun is shining, rain is falling (plus a few snowflakes, too!), and spring ephemerals are starting to peek out on the forest floor. It is spring in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Some sections of the Parkway may still be closed due to winter weather at high elevations, but check out all these amazing spring activities that you can enjoy without needing to access the Parkway! Read More