Downtown Roanoke, Inc. Annual Events
Downtown Roanoke, Inc. organizes a number of annual events. Click the listings below to find out more information. Event details, including applications and volunteer opportunities, are posted about 2 months in advance.
DRI Organized Events
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.
The Budweiser Summer Series consists of 2 - 3 concerts each season featuring national talent in Elmwood Park outdoor amphitheater.
City Market Saturdays takes place every Saturday from May - September on The Historic Roanoke City Market and offers fun, free activities.
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.
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.
Downtown Roanoke Restaurant Week is your chance to experience Downtown’s extensive mix of lunch and dinner options at 4 different price points.
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.
Each August, Downtown Roanoke retailers offer you end of the season SAVINGS!
If you're interested in volunteering with us, click here for a list of current volunteer opportunities. If you'd like to receive an email when volunteer opportunities are available, email Scott Arbogast, Events Manager.