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Downtown Roanoke Events

Downtown Roanoke is the heart of the Roanoke Valley and home to hundreds of events each year. If you're looking for something to do, you'll find it downtown! From great concerts and performances in Elmwood Park to festivals and music galore, there's something for everyone.

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In addition to maintaining a comprehensive event calendar, Downtown Roanoke, Inc. organizes a number of annual events. Take a look at the list.

Budweiser Summer Series

The Budweiser Summer Series consists of 2 - 3 concerts each season featuring national talent in Elmwood Park outdoor amphitheater.

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Dickens of a Christmas

Dickens of a Christmas began over 30 years ago and has remained a popular event for holiday shopping and celebration. This free event includes a Christmas tree lighting, parade, street performers, Kids Zone, and more.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade & Shamrock Festival

Downtown Roanoke is host to one of the largest St. Patrick's Day celebrations on the East Coast featuring a festive parade, live music, and adult beverages.

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Elmwood on Ice

Elmwood on Ice is a 10 week, community-wide winter celebration in Elmwood Park with Ice Skating and Ice Sliding. The outdoor festivities are a family favorite.

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Party in Elmwood

The Best Beach Party in the Valley this Summer is Thursdays in Elmwood Park. Party in Elmwood features great live music, dancing, food, and adult beverages. 

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City Market Saturdays

City Market Saturdays takes place every Saturday from May - September on The Historic Roanoke City Market and offers fun, free activities. 

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Downtown Roanoke Restaurant Week

Downtown Roanoke Restaurant Week is your chance to experience Downtown’s extensive mix of lunch and dinner options at 4 different price points.

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Downtown Sidewalk Sale

Each August, Downtown Roanoke retailers offer you end of the season SAVINGS!

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Downtown Putt Around

Downtown Putt Around is downtown Roanoke's 9-hole mini-golf course. The course will pop up at different locations downtown and is a great opportunity for people of all ages to get out and have fun!

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