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August
12

Music therapy, hearing loss advocacy, and music accessibility are vital to a diverse and cultured community. 13% of adults have some difficulty hearing and 2 out of every 1,000 babies are born with hearing impairment. But, it's not everywhere that you will find therapeutic treatment paired with a world class concert experience with eclectic art and rotating installations, unmatched acoustics and lighting design, and a full bar!

 

Built in 1927 as a historic church, 1217 Maple Avenue includes 22' arched ceilings with intricate moldings. Now, as 5 Points Music Sanctuary, it has become an iconic event and performance venue with ample parking, comfortable seating options, and a diverse lineup of artists and performances designed to celebrate the power of sound in all its glory.

 

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August
8

Have you ever watched a movie where someone surprises their partner with a luxurious picnic overlooking a scenic paradise? Or seen Instagram photos of a "too perfect" luxury charcuterie setup? Well, it's not just for movies or the Insta-famous anymore! 

 

Thanks to Roanoke entrepreneur & visionary, Jonathan Kelly, you can sit back and relax while the team at Flaneur Picnics plans and does all the work for your picturesque picnic. Maybe you want to surprise a special someone for an anniversary or birthday lunch; perhaps you want to impress your intimate friends; or reward a hard-working team at work with a seriously delightful and relaxing lakefront spread.

 

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July
29

There are many waterfalls in the greater Roanoke region that you can enjoy on a day trip. Whether you just want a quick jaunt to enjoy your lunch or you are up for a steep hike, there is a perfect waterfall adventure for you. Here are just a few of the beautiful waterfalls that you can find your way to on a short (less than 5 mile) hike. Access and parking fees are minimal and most are open year-round and during daylight hours, whether permitting. 

 

Roaring Run 

*accessible 1.5 mile hike

*easy for families

*features bridges, picnic spots, historic furnace to this 30 f...

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July
22

We are a month into summer and, boy, is the temperature turning up! School is getting ready to start back up for many and that tends to set a tone of summer vacation season coming to an end. It's not too late for a quick getaway, though! Fortunately, Roanoke is just a half-day road trip away from some delightful beaches where you can slow down and make a splash. Our proximity to the coast is a big factor in choosing Roanoke as home for many people. Here are four of our favorite coastal getaways within a half-day drive from home. 

 

Just a little over a 5 hour drive, Beaufort, NC is a coastal village with small town charm. Beaufort's wild horses can be re...

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July
14

What's summer without some strange and unusual festivals? There's plenty to choose from around here and I'm happy to point you in the right direction. The fun starts this weekend, so be sure not to miss SML Pirate Days and mark your calendar for lots of curious exploration in the weeks to come.

 

Smith Mountain Lake Pirate Days takes place the 3rd weekend of July and includes a Gala, Kids Activities, a Water Balloon Fight, Pancakes with Pirate, Live Music, mermaids, vendors and much more. Home base is Crazy Horse Marina in Moneta but check out their Facebook page for more information!

 

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July
8

There are some things that you just have to do every summer! Here are 9 Roanoke Valley favorites that we don't want you to miss this year.

 

  1. The Salem Fair: Between June 29 and July 10th, the Fairgrounds will see around 350,000 people. The food sure has changed over the years and you might be surprised at the wide array of "Fair Food" available. Rides, entertainment, and a petting zoo are just a few of the sights at this agricultural fair which is the largest in the state and is one of the top 100 fairs in the country!
  2. Explore Park: There is something for everyone at Explore Park. No, seriously…everyone...

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June
29

There's nothing like celebrating Independence Day in Virginia! The Commonwealth is rich in history and takes special pride in re-creating and celebrating the Fourth of July in a variety of unique and awesome ways. Here are just a few of the opportunities to explore the region and celebrate this weekend: 

 

Friday, Jul 1, 2022

Rotary Independence Day Festival at Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount 5PM

July 4th SML Weekend & Five Shades of Gray at Gills Creek Marina & Lodge in Wirtz 6PM

 

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Mountain Lake Lodge Fireworks in Pembroke at 5PM

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June
23

There is just nothing like summer in southwest Virginia. Surrounded by mountains, rivers, and lakes; people know how to create amazing experiences in the great outdoors around here. I have put together a few great opportunities to get you started this summer!

 

For the water lovers….

Adventure Center Weekend at Wilderness Landing, June 24-26th

Roots Reggae Pool Party and Retreat at Apple Ridge Farm, June 25th Noon-2AM

Tube the Roanoke River with Roanoke Mountain Adventures, Daily

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