Downtown Roanoke, Inc. Annual Events
We organize a number of annual events. Take a look below for more information. Event details, including applications and volunteer opportunities, are posted about 2 months in advance. If you're interested in sponsoring any of our events, take a look at our Sponsorship Packet! 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, contact us.
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.
Budweiser Summer Series
The Budweiser Summer Series consists of 2 - 3 concerts each season featuring national talent in Elmwood Park outdoor amphitheater.
Downtown Sidewalk Sale
Each August, Downtown Roanoke retailers offer you end of the season SAVINGS!
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.
Mega Market Match
On specified days from 11am - 2pm, SNAP/EBT tokens are doubled up to $100 per person. This mean more fresh produce from Historic City Market vendors.
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.
Elmwood on Ice
Elmwood on Ice is a 10 week, community-wide winter celebration in Elmwood Park with Ice Skating. The outdoor festivity is a family favorite.
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.