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Friday Cheers tonight at Riverfront Park in Lynchburg. Gates are open 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., with live music from Dragonfly. Bring your blankets and chairs to hang out, and of course there will be food and drinks. That's $5. Get the schedule here.
22nd annual Roanoke Valley Spring Gem, Mineral & Jewelery Show - Salem Civic Center. Friday and Saturday 10A to 6P, Sunday 11a to 6P. $4; children under 16 FREE.
P. Buckley Moss Collectors' Convention Friday and Saturday at Hotel Roanoke. Prices vary. Info at pbuckleymoss.com
Appalachian Power Festival run - 8A. Registration $30. Elmwood Park
Crawfish Festival - Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford. 5P.
Cork & Blues Festival - 3 to 9P at Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista. $20.
Stars and Stripes Forever: Patriotic Concert - National D-Day Memorial - 7p. $10 adults (at the door) youth 6 to 18 $8 at the door. Under 6 FREE.
Family Movie: "Wreck-It Ralph" - Gainsboro Library in Roanoke. 2P. Free.
3RD annual Jazz Festival - Blue Ridge Vineyard in Eagle Rock. 3 to 8P. $10, designated drivers $5.
In Lynchburg, the Hill City Cemetery will have a Confederate Memorial Day Service on Sunday. The yearly tradition starts at 3 p.m. and is free for everyone. And on Monday, the Lynchburg Bird Club will have a bird walk.
Movies at Longwood Park: "Brave". First 50 families receive a free bag of popcorn. 9P. Free. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs.
River's Edge Sports Complex May 24 - 27. Daytime activities are FREE. Single night $13 in advance, $15 at the gate. $50 all four days. Free to 8 and younger. VIP tickets $60 per night.
MAY 24 - Main Stage (Gates open 5P, Showtime 6:30P)
MAY 25 - Main Stage
(Festival opens at 11A. Evening concert gates open at 5P. Showtime 6:30P.
MAY 26 - Main Stage
(Festival opens 11A. Concert gates open 5P, Showtime 6:30
MAY 27 - Main Stage
- Festival opens 11A. Finale concert at 3P.
1964 The Tribute (Beatles fans will love it.)
May 27 : Remembering Their Sacrifice National D-Day Memoral. 11a. Free until noon. Guests are asked to bring their own chairs.
Lynchburg Memorial Day 10K run and 2 mile walk. Riverfront Festival Park. 8A to 12N. Proceeds will go to Type 1 diabetes research. Donations encouraged.
BB&T Party in Elmwood
- Downtown Roanoke's Beach Music Thursdays. New location this year - on Jefferson Street, next to Elmwood Park and the Roanoke Main Library. Gates open 5:30, music starts at 6P. Admission $5 per person or buy "an any 10 ticket" for $45. Kids under 12 free.
Bring your lawn chair and relax to great beach music. No coolers.
May 30 - Part-Time Party-Time Band
June 6 - Bill Deal's Original Rhondels
June 13 - The Wallers
June 20 - The Fantastic Shakers
June 27 - The Legends of Beach
July 11 - The Entertainers
July 18 - Carolina Breakers
July 25 - The Catalinas
Aug 1 - Casper
Aug 8 - Hip Pocket
Aug 15 - The Rick Strickland Band
Aug 22 - Steve Owens and Summertime
Aug 29 - The Kings
Sept 5 - The Holiday Band
Sept 12 - The Fantastic Shakers
Info at downtownroanoke.org
May 31: Mill Mountain Ringers Handbell Concert - 7:30P. Windsor Hills United Methodist Church. FREE
May 31 - Slaem After Five - 5:30P. Adults $5, children 12 and under FREE.
May 31 - June 2 - 15th annual Lebanese Festival - Friday and Saturday 11a to 10P, Sunday 11A to 8P. Free. St Elias Maronite Catholic Church, Roanoke.
June 1: Race for Open Space - 8A. Price varies. Green Hill Park, Salem
June 1: Strings& Spirits Festival - 11A. $20 advance, $25 at the gate. 2818 Grassy Hill Road, Rocky Mount. franklincountyfestival.com
June 1-2: Sidewalk Art Show - Saturday 10A, Sunday 11A. Free. Downtown Roanoke.
June 1 and 2 - The Sidewalk Art Show - downtown Roanoke near the Taubman Museum of Art.
June 1 Woofstock Dog Festival - Downtown Roanoke - 10a to 5P at the Roanoke City Library in Elmwood Park.
Aug 24 Roanoke Wing Fest - Downtown Roanoke
Oct 2 - 13 39 Steps with Mill Mountain Theatre - Trinkle Main Stage
Nov 15 - 17 Southern Life Expo - Salem Civic Center