Events

1 Feb, 2021
Sip N Paint 2 Go!
Did you know you can host a Sip N Paint of your own? Our classes are recorded and available to order
3 Feb, 2021
Floyd PRIDE
FLOYD PRIDE holds a annual PRIDE every September including a Pride Parade, Ice Cream Social and family-friendly Drag Show and hosted by #DreamaBelle
26 Feb, 2021
Digital Trail Guide: Keokee Loop Trail
Join us for a digital tour of the Keokee Loop Trail. The 3.7-mile loop circles Keokee Lake in Lee County.
26 Feb, 2021
Digital Trail Guide: Bark Camp Lake Trail
Join us for a digital tour of the Bark Camp Lake Trail in Bark Camp Recreation Area. The 3.5-mile loop
30 Mar, 2021
Digital Trail Guide: Sugar Hill Loop
Join us for a digital tour of the Sugar Hill Loop Trail in the Clinch River State Park in St.
16 Apr, 2021
“There Will Come A Time” mixed media paintings by Michelle O’Patick-Ollis
The Gallery @ Barr Photographics announces the spring installment of the Corner Gallery’s 2021 exhibition series with a collection of
23 Apr, 2021
Five Mile Mountain Road at The Backyard Jamboree
The Backyard Jamboree is back! On April 23 one of our favorites, Five Mile Mountain Road, will play a couple
24 Apr, 2021
Chug for the Jug 5K
Saturday, April 24 at 8 a.m.Franklin County High School, Perdue Lane parking lotAll proceeds support track and field at Franklin
24 Apr, 2021
Moonshine Heritage Car Show
The sixth annual “Moonshine Heritage Car Show” will be held at the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum on the beautiful
24 Apr, 2021
Monthly Hike: Sugar Hill Loop
Join us for a 5-6 mile hike in the new Clinch River State Park in St. Paul. Wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate
24 Apr, 2021
Kite Flying
Join us for a day of kite flying and family fun on the mountain at the Handy Field by the
24 Apr, 2021
LIVE MUSIC: James Meadows Band
James Meadows Band will be joining us for our Saturday Concert Series on April 24, 2021 at 3pm! ~ $5
25 Apr, 2021
Earth Day Weekend at Beliveau Farm
Beliveau Farm is excited to announce our first annual Earth Day Weekend Celebration! Both Saturday April 24 and Sunday April
26 Apr, 2021
High Knob Full Moon Observation Night
Join us for an astronomy presentation and full super moon viewing at the High Knob Observation Tower with Lucian Undreiu,
30 Apr, 2021
Bonfire Fridays at Beliveau Farm
Beginning February 12 and continuing through the end of April we are extending our hours on Friday evenings to 7pm.
30 Apr, 2021
The Hazy Mountain Stringband at the Backyard Jamboree
Friday Night Backyard Jamboree April 30, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Backyard Jamboree is back! On April 30 we welcome The
1 May, 2021
Big Stone Gap Derby Day
Come on down to the Third Annual Lonesome Pine Soapbox Derby! Test your design and build creations to win! Fun
1 May, 2021
Beagle Ridge Opening for the Season
Spring opening at Beagle Ridge Herb Farm May 1st.  Get an early start on your spring and summer planting by
1 May, 2021
National Herb Day at Beagle Ridge
Beagle Ridge is celebrating National Herb Day! In 1991, the International Herb Association established National Herb Week to be celebrated
1 May, 2021
LIVE MUSIC: Donnie & the Dry Heavers
Donnie and the Dry Heavers will be joining us for our Saturday Concert Series on May 1, 2021 from 3-6pm!!
1 May, 2021
Candlelight Labyrinth Meditation Walk
We are back for the season!! Come join us!   The Labyrinth; a meditative walking prayer. Come in silence, walk
4 May, 2021
Virtual Speaker Series – A Brief Tour of Virginia’s Cultural Festivals
Free online event; must pre-register. Join our Virtual Speaker Series Tuesday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. EDT when we will join
7 May, 2021
Reading Between the Vines Book Club: “The Nickel Boys”
– Discuss “The Nickel Boys” by Coleson Whitehead– Everyone welcome!
8 May, 2021
Annuals and Perennials: Planting in Your Garden
 Perennials and Annuals 1:00- 2:30 What kind of perennials are hardy in our area, what is a hardiness zone? What
8 May, 2021
LIVE MUSIC: Kasey Williams Band
Kasey Williams Band will be performing for our Saturday Concert Series on May 8, 2021 from 3-6pm!.~ $5 per adult
9 May, 2021
Mothers Day Tea at Beagle Ridge
Come enjoy a Mothers Day High Tea at Beagle Ridge; spend some time in the gardens and enjoy a High
9 May, 2021
Tours at Two: Artist Demo & Tour of Tangible
Explore the art of “Tanigble: Where Art and Technology Converge” with artist Jordan Fowler. “Artifacts of a different time” is
14 May, 2021
Virtual Watercolor Class with Ken Hobson
Virtual Watercolor FloralsInstructor: Ken HobsonDate: Friday, May 14, 2021Time: 1-4pmClass Fee: $40Materials: You’ll need your own watercolor palett & paper.
14 May, 2021
The Tempest at the Moonlite
Barter Theatre continues its tradition of incredible spring Shakespeare, this time at the Moonlite Drive-In. The Tempest will take you
15 May, 2021
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at the Moonlite
Fantasy, adventure, and mystery await four siblings when they step through the wardrobe and into the magical land of Narnia—where
15 May, 2021
Fit Farmer 12K Trail Run
The Norton Friends and Farmers Market’s fourth annual Fit Farmer 12K Trail Run travels the Flag Rock Area Trails system
15 May, 2021
Butterfly Gardening: attracting them to your gardens
Saturday May 15th from 1:00-2:30 Pollinator  gardening – attracting these  Flying Flowers to your garden.For those of you who love
15 May, 2021
LIVE MUSIC: The Billy Crawford Band
Join us for our Saturday Concert Series with live music by The Billy Crawford Band from 3-6pm! ~ $5 per
22 May, 2021
Monthly Hike: Chief Benge Scout Trail (Mountain Fork to High Knob Recreation Area)
Join us for a 5-6-mile hike on the Chief Benge Scout Trail from Mountain Fork to High Knob Recreation Area
22 May, 2021
Flying Flowers Opening for Spring
Join us as Flying Flowers, Southwestern VA’s only walk through butterfly house, opens for the season. On Saturday May 22nd 
22 May, 2021
LIVE MUSIC: Cruz Contreras of The Black Lillies
Cruz Contreras of The Black Lillies will be joining us for our Saturday Concert Series on May 22, 2021 from
27 May, 2021
Digital Outdoor Chat: Frogs of Southwest Virginia
Join Wally Smith, associate professor of biology at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, as he offers a presentation
27 May, 2021
The Crooked Road Open Jam at the SWVA Cultural Center
The Crooked Road Open Jam at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center is an informal musical gathering on the 1st, 3rd, 4th and
28 May, 2021
Memorial Day Market
Come visit the town of Hillsville, Virginia nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, exit 14 off I-77. Memorial Day Weekend
30 May, 2021
LIVE MUSIC: If Birds Could Fly Memorial Day Party
Join us for live music by If Birds Could Fly from 3-6pm for our Memorial Day Party!! ~ $5 per
3 Jun, 2021
Clinch River Days Festival
Every year the town of St. Paul comes alive with the flavors of the region during Clinch River Days. Highlights
4 Jun, 2021
Reading Between the Vines Book Club: “Red Queen”
– Discuss “Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard– Everyone welcome!
5 Jun, 2021
Monthly Hike: Flag Rock Loop
Join us for a 6- to 7-mile hike on the Flag Rock Area Trails system. Wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate
5 Jun, 2021
Butterfly Awareness Day
Saturday June 5th Butterfly Awareness Day- 10:00- 2:00 The Association for Butterflies has designated the first Saturday of June as
12 Jun, 2021
Lavender 101- how to grow Lavender
Lavender 101 how to grow Lavender. If you have tried to grow Lavender and you seem to kill it every
17 Jun, 2021
Explore the Arts Kids Camp
Explore the Arts Kids Camp Instructor: Amy JacksonDates: Monday, June 14, Tuesday, June 15, Thursday, June 17, & Friday, June 18Time:
18 Jun, 2021
Dark Desert Eagles- The Ultimate Eagles Tribute
#1 Tribute To America’s Greatest Rock Band, The Eagles With 5 #1 singles, 5 Grammy Awards, 5 American Music Awards
19 Jun, 2021
LIVE MUSIC: The Blue Ridge Girls
The Blue Ridge Girls will be joining us for our Saturday Concert Series on June 19, 2021 from 3-6pm!! ~
22 Jun, 2021
Brian Culbertson – The XX Tour at the Harvester
Over the course of crafting a 20-album catalogue and architecting more than 30 Billboard No. 1 singles as a multi-instrumentalist,
24 Jun, 2021
Digital Outdoor Chat: Mountain Biking 101
Join Shayne Fields, Norton Trails Coordinator, for a presentation about mountain biking, including tips for beginners, trails to ride, and
26 Jun, 2021
Go With The Flow Music & Brewfest
Creek Bottom Brewing is kicking off summer by hosting over a DOZEN BREWERIES at the 3rd annual Go With The
26 Jun, 2021
LIVE MUSIC: Tuatha Dea
Celtic – Tribal – Indie – Rock, Tuatha Dea will be joining us for our Saturday Concert Series on June
28 Jun, 2021
Independence Day Extravaganza & Fireworks
A week-long celebration leading up to July 4th. The Town of Big Stone Gap is painted red, white, and, blue
2 Jul, 2021
Reading Between the Vines Book Club: “The Lost Girls of Paris”
– Discuss “The Lost Girls of Paris” by Pam Jenoff– Everyone welcome!
3 Jul, 2021
Monthly Hike: Little Stony National Recreation Trail
Join us for a 5.4-mile out-and-back hike on the Little Stony National Recreation Trail. Wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
3 Jul, 2021
Edible and Fresh Herb Wreath
Why not enjoy your herbs fresh and dried. Come learn how to collect, prepare and arrange your herbs by making
3 Jul, 2021
LIVE MUSIC: Fritz & Co
Fritz & Co. will be performing for our Saturday Concert Series on July 3, 2021 from 3-6pm! ~ $5 per
3 Jul, 2021
Norton Independence Day Celebration
Join the City of Norton for its annual Independence Day Celebration. Festivities will include fireworks. Contact Michele Knox, Norton Parks
3 Jul, 2021
Abingdon’s Independence Day Fireworks
Abingdon Independence Day Fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at 9:45 pm. The fireworks will be set
4 Jul, 2021
Tazewell 4th of July Celebration
Gather the entire family for a patriotic evening as the Town of Tazewell celebrates the 4th of July.  This annual
4 Jul, 2021
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION with Ron Short & The Possum Playboys
Come celebrate with us for our 4th of July party with the ever energetic Ron Short and The Possum Playboys
4 Jul, 2021
Fourth of July Annual Celebration
Free food, games, music and fun for the entire family after the parade at 4:00 pm at the VFW. Fireworks
10 Jul, 2021
LIVE MUSIC: Tan & Sober Gentlemen
The Tan and Sober Gentlemen will be joining us for our Saturday Concert Series on July 10, 2021 from 3-6pm!!
16 Jul, 2021
Drums of the Painted Mountain Pow Wow
Open to the public and hosted by Southwest Community College, Drums of the Painted Mountain Pow Wow is an annual
17 Jul, 2021
LIVE MUSIC: Victor Lawson & Boogie Chillen
Abingdon Vineyards welcomes back Victor Lawson and Boogie Chillen for our Saturday Concert Series from 3-6pm! ~ $5 per adult,
22 Jul, 2021
U-Pick Lavender
Have you always dreamed of cutting fresh bunches of Lavender ? Well here is your chance ,come pick and cut
23 Jul, 2021
Bowling – VA Commonwealth Games
DATE July 23-25, 2021 VENUENew River Valley SuperbowlChristiansburg, VA   ENTRY FEES$47 per bowler ($37 seniors) Scratch or Handicap – Bowler
24 Jul, 2021
Baseball – USSSA – Virginia Commonwealth Games
8U-13U DATEJune 12-13, 2021 VENUESChristiansburg, Roanoke, Salem, & Botetourt, VA SPORT DIRECTORMark SissonEmail: mark.sisson@usssa.com540-605-0129 Rusty Lambert540-226-1644 MERCHANDISE2021 Virginia Commonwealth Games
24 Jul, 2021
LIVE MUSIC: Phantom
Phantom will be joining us for our Saturday Concert Series from 3-6pm! ~ $5 per adult, all ages welcome~ Covered/Heated
29 Jul, 2021
Immunity Through Herbal Gardening Workshop
This event will be led by Primland’s own Horticulturalist, Brandy Puckett, in an instructional and immersive experience learning about the
31 Jul, 2021
LIVE MUSIC with My New Favorites
My New Favorites will be joining us for our Saturday Concert Series from 3-6pm! ~ $5 per adult, all ages
1 Aug, 2021
The BSG General Store & Cafe presents The Countiss Family Stage Live Music 5 Nights Weekly
Located in The Big Stone Gap General Store & Cafe. Live Music flows through the air of The General Store &
6 Aug, 2021
Reading Between the Vines Book Club: “Killers of the Flower Moon”
– Discuss “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann– Everyone welcome!
7 Aug, 2021
Essential Oils 101 and 102- safe usage and roller balls
Join us for a day with Essential oils. Essential Oils 101 will introduce you to what they are how to
7 Aug, 2021
Blue Ridge Wilderness & Survival Hike
This event will be led by Primland’s Naturalist, Tim Branham. You will be led on a journey to learn the
13 Aug, 2021
Fries Fiddlers’ Convention
Whether you make music or just love to listen to good old down-home mountain music, you will not want to
21 Aug, 2021
High Knob Outdoor Fest
Join the City of Norton and Wise County Cooperative Extension for the third High Knob Outdoor Fest in downtown Norton.
21 Aug, 2021
Saturday Outdoor Yoga Classes
Join yoga instructor Jen Adams for hourlong outdoor yoga classes at Flag Rock Recreation Area. All skill levels welcome. Contact:
28 Aug, 2021
Mini Lavender Academy- Distilling 101- making Lavender oil
Join us as we distill our lavender from this years harvest. USLGA 20 liter copper alembic still we create small
31 Aug, 2021
Tuesday Outdoor Yoga Classes
Join yoga instructor Jen Adams for hourlong outdoor yoga classes at Clear Creek Park. All skill levels welcome. Contact: Katie
2 Sep, 2021
Front Porch Fest
This Labor Day marks the annual Front Porch Fest. This event is held on the Front Porch of the Blue
2 Sep, 2021
Floyd Yoga Jam
An Outdoor Music and Yoga Festival held every Labor Day Weekend in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd, VA,  Exceptional
3 Sep, 2021
Hillsville VFW Labor Day Gun Show & Flea Market
Annual Hillsville VFW Gun Show & Flea Market. Experience one of the largest gun shows and flea markets east of
6 Sep, 2021
Annual Coal Miners Reunion-Pocahontas
The Coal Miners’ Reunion is sponsored by Historic Pocahontas, Inc. (HPI) and serves as a tribute to miners and railroad
10 Sep, 2021
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in Historic Downtown Bristol, VA-TN! The award-winning Bristol Rhythm &
11 Sep, 2021
Benge’s Revenge Challenge
The annual Benge’s Revenge Challenge bike race travels through the beautiful countryside of Lee and Wise counties and challenges participants
11 Sep, 2021
Lavender Academy
If you have ever wanted to be a Lavender grower this 2 day workshop is for you. Learn the basics
11 Sep, 2021
Hillsville Second Saturdays Concert & Classic Car Cruise-In
Second Saturdays Concert Series and Classic Car Cruise-In with music by “Rick Strickland” on May 8th, “The Embers” on June
18 Sep, 2021
New River Trail Challenge Triathlon
We regret to announce that the 2020 New River Trail Challenge has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We
19 Sep, 2021
Mountain Fork Half Marathon
The Mountain Fork Half Marathon is a 13.6-mile race that starts and finishes at the High Knob Observation Tower in
25 Sep, 2021
Burkes Garden Fall Festival
Come and celebrate Tazewell County’s agricultural heritage with homemade food, home-grown produce, handmade crafts and hands-on farm demonstrations in the
25 Sep, 2021
MRV Grape Stomp Harvest Festival
Hayrides through the vineyard, homemade luncheon, our grape stomp contest, take a selfie with Elvis or Mac the Bear and
25 Sep, 2021
Fall Dried wreath
Learn how to work with dried flowers to create a fall wreath which will grace your wall for years. Using
28 Sep, 2021
Music Jam and Potluck
The first Music Jam and Potluck at the Matthews Living History Farm Museum will be in May 2021 and our
2 Oct, 2021
High Knob Hellbender 10K
This challenging 6.2-mile running race boasts more than a 2,000-foot elevation gain as it climbs from downtown Norton to the
2 Oct, 2021
Herbal Oils and Vinegars
Make Herbal Oils and Vinegars – As we approach harvest time, why not make up herbal oils and vinegars to
2 Oct, 2021
Oktobrewfest
Oktobrewfest is an annual event held the first Saturday of October on historic Main Street Tazewell, Virginia.  The festival features
9 Oct, 2021
Monthly Hike: Roaring Branch
Join us for a 7.8-mile hike on the Roaring Branch Trail to High Butte Overlook and return. Wear sturdy shoes
16 Oct, 2021
Cloudsplitter 100 Ultramarathon
The Cloudsplitter 100 is an ultramarathon trail running event that offers course distances of 25 kilometers, 50 kilometers, 100 kilometers,
16 Oct, 2021
Bristol │ Tri-Pride
We’re thrilled to announce our 2021 TriPride Parade & Festival, this year hosted in downtown Bristol! In addition to being
19 Oct, 2021
Weeknight Group Mountain Bike Rides
Join guides Andy Mullins and Abby O’Hare for weeknight mountain bike rides on the Flag Rock Area Trails system in
21 Oct, 2021
Flag Rock Group Trail Runs
Weeknight Group Trail Runs. All paces welcome. Distance: 2-5 miles and determined based on attendance. All runs will start at
30 Oct, 2021
Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner Show
Join us for a delicious dinner & death! Help us investigate one of our hilarious murder mysteries or play along
31 Oct, 2021
Safe Halloween Activities
Halloween Fun for the Family in Downtown Galax!  Music, games, prizes, activities for the family and of course lots of
31 Oct, 2021
Safe Halloween, Main Street
Come enjoy safe Halloween in downtown Hillsville.  Main street closes to traffic for the festivities which include trick-or-treating, hayride, costume
13 Nov, 2021
Spa Day- learn to pamper yourself
Want to learn how to pamper yourself for a change? Well, come to Beagle Ridge and learn how to make
21 Nov, 2021
Hiking Tour and Tasting with Yvan Béliveau
Join our owner Yvan Béliveau for a special tour of our vineyard and winery at Beliveau Farm followed by a
25 Nov, 2021
High Country Lights
High Country Lights is an animated light show featuring thousands of LED lights choreographed to your favorite Christmas tunes on 95.9
27 Nov, 2021
Watercolors & Wine
Enjoy a glass wine while learning the techniques of watercolor painting with local artist, Anna Elliott. This instructional workshop will
27 Nov, 2021
Wine and Wreath Workshops
Celebrate the seasons during our Seasonal Wine and Wreath workshops. You’ll learn how to create your own wreath using only
3 Dec, 2021
Frontier Christmas
To celebrate the holiday the pioneer way, Crab Orchard Museum welcomes the public to Frontier Christmas, featuring an evening of
5 Dec, 2021
Christmas Wreath Class
Come learn to make a Forever wreath. This balsam wreath will be adorned as you wish for Christmas and then
11 Dec, 2021
Christmas on the Farm at Beagle Ridge
Join us for our annual Christmas Open house. Once again we will have 2 days of shopping, pampering and enjoying
30 Dec, 2021
Flag Rock Trails Lunch Runs
Join local trail runners and run the Flag Rock Area Trails system in Norton’s Flag Rock Recreation Area. All paces
25 May, 2022
Dr. Ralph Stanley’s Annual Hills of Home
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are postponing the festival to May 2022. Please check website to confirm dates and
28 May, 2022
Gathering in the Gap Music Festival
Celebrate Southwest Virginia’s rich tradition of old-time, bluegrass, blues, and Americana music. Legendary country music star Crystal Gayle will be