SunTrust Dickens occurs on the first three Fridays in December. This year will feature the City of Roanoke Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, December 5th from 5:30pm to 10pm, Haley Toyota's City of Roanoke Christmas Parade on Friday, December 12th from 6pm to 10pm, and the RVSPCA Pet Costume Contest on Friday, December 19th, from 6pm to 10pm. This free, family-friendly event happens annually in Downtown Roanoke and includes favorites like roasted chestnuts, carriage rides, street performers, and more!


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Downtown Roanoke, Inc. Events

DRI has been putting on events for years, including SunTrust Dickens of a Christmas, Wells Fargo presents Movies at the Tower, and Haley Toyota's City Market Saturdays. 

We are proud to announce our newest slate of events, including Downtown Roanoke Restaurant Week, the Saint Patrick's Day Parade and Shamrock Festival, the Downtown Living Tour, Roanoke Party in the Park, and the Downtown Office Tour.

For more information on each event, please click on the link on the left hand side.