Upcoming Events

  • KIDS MAKE ART: A Free First Saturday Program for Children and Families

    June 3 - December 2

    KIDS MAKE ART is a once-a-month first Saturday program offering opportunities for the whole family to connect with and make art at the museum. By turning a viewing experience into a time for hands-on participation, children of all ages can enhance their observation skills and use their total brain, all while having fun working on a project with their parents, guardians and peers. Free to the whole family. Registration not required. Children require parent/guardian supervision during the program, and we encourage everyone to take part in the activities – adults and children alike. Activities are designed for participants of all ages. Join us on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m., the Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, 8009 Fishburn Drive. Roanoke 24020, (540) 362-6496. For more details about each month's activities, please visit us www.hollins.edu/museum or on Facebook.

  • Party in Elmwood

    August 3 - September 14

    Get ready to groove and shag at Party in Elmwood for the 2017 season! Roanoke’s favorite beach music dance party is in Elmwood Park every Thursday night through September 14. 5:30- 8:30 p.m. $5 per person at the gate. 12 and under, free. Join us for all of your favorite bands and jams! Get your shag on and enjoy friends, food and drinks in Downtown Roanoke. Bring your lawn chair and relax to the some of the greatest beach bands. No coolers, please. Downtown Roanoke. Elmwood Park, 706 South Jefferson Street, Roanoke. 540 342-2028. 

  • DJ Jonny's Tropical Latin Dance Party

    August 5 - October 7

    The hottest dance party in Roanoke by far. Enjoy the hottest classic and new hits from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Miami, Dominican Republic and Colombia. Saturdays, 10:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Cancun Mexican Restaurant, 215 Market Street, Roanoke. (540) 342-2028. 
    downtownroanoke.org

  • KIDS MAKE ART: A Free First Saturday Program for Children and Families

    August 5 - December 2

    KIDS MAKE ART is a once a month first Saturday program offering opportunities for the whole family to connect with and make art at the Museum. By turning a viewing experience into a time for hands-on participation, children of all ages can enhance their observation skills and use their total brain, all while having fun working on a project with their parents, guardians and peers. Free. Children require parent/guardian supervision during the program, and we encourage everyone to take part in the activities. Activities are designed for participants of all ages. 1-3 p.m. Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, 8009 Fishburn Drive, Roanoke. (540) 362-6496. www.hollins.edu/museum or find us on Facebook.

  • Breakfast with the Animals

    August 19 - October 21

    PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Join us at the Mill Mountain Zoo every third Saturday, through October for breakfast with the animals. Guests will be treated to a light breakfast buffet and the chance to meet one of the zoo’s education outreach animals. This will be followed by a special chat with zookeepers as they amaze our guests with more fun and educational facts about our animal residents. This intimate experience will allow zoo visitors to learn more about various animals. Following the chat, there will be a child-focused and parent-assisted project and activity sheet designed to further foster excitement and knowledge about the featured animals. 8:30 a.m.  Cost per breakfast: $15/non-member adult, $12/member adult, $12/non-member child, $9/member child, $45/non-member family of 4 and $35/member family of 4. Mill Mountain Zoo & Park, Roanoke. (540) 343-3241.
    www.mmzoo.org or 
    education@mmzoo.org.

  • EventZone's Party in the Park - Chairmen of the Board feat. Ken Knox

    August 25

    Chairmen of the Board featuring Ken Knox. With one of Soul Music's all-time great group names, the Chairmen of the Board has pleased music lovers for over 30 years. Formed in Detroit, the Chairmen were one of the first acts signed by songwriting legends Holland/Dozier/Holland for their Invictus label following H/D/H's messy divorce from Motown. The group came out of the box strong in 1970 with the wonderful "Give Me Just A Little More Time," a classic early 70's radio smash highlighted by lead singer General Johnson's emotive, plaintive vocals. "Give Me" was the foundation of the group's excellent debut album, which also featured the infectious "(You've Got Me) Dangling on a String." 6-10 p.m. $6. Kids 12 and under, Free. EventZone. Vinton Farmers' Market, 204 West Lee Avenue, Vinton. (540) 389-1232. http://www.pitp.org.

  • Roanoke Wing Fest

    August 26

    Roanoke Wing Fest featuring Mocassin Creek Roanoke's largest one-day food festival is back. The eighth annual Wing Fest featuring great live music, tons of wing vendors, Corn hole Tournament and more. Noon-7 p.m. $5. Dr Pepper Park @ The Bridges, 9 Old Whitmore Avenue, Roanoke. (540) 206-2414. https://drpepperpark.com

  • Arts and Crafts Market at the Vinton Farmers' Market

    August 26

    A great place to shop for original, affordable art and handcrafts by local artisans. Enjoy paintings, photography, jewelry, wood and more. Live entertainment by Greg Tradfidlo and Friends. Free art activity for children. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5 for vendor space. Vinton Farmers' Market, 204 West Lee Avenue, Vinton. (540) 983-0613. www.vintonva.gov

  • Art in the Plaza

    August 26

    The City of Roanoke’s Parks and Recreation will host three open-air art markets in downtown Roanoke. Created to celebrate local artists, Art in the Plaza, will take place in Roanoke’s charming and recently upgraded Century Plaza located at 14 Church Avenue. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This open-air marketplace will provide emerging local artists and performers with an opportunity to show case their art. City of Roanoke Parks and Recreation (540) 853-1027. https://www.playroanoke.com.

  • Bargains at the Bridges

    August 27

    Bargains at the Bridges is Roanoke’s BIG flea market in Downtown Roanoke at Dr Pepper Park on the last Sunday of each month May through October from 12-4 p.m. Please utilize street parking on Reserve Avenue, the gravel lot at Honeytree Learning Center or the Riverwalk parking garage beside Honeytree. No parking shuttles running for this event. River Rock Entertainment, Inc., 9 Old Whitmore Avenue, Roanoke. (540) 206-2414. http://drpepperpark.com