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Lynchburg, VA's 3rd Annual GETDOWNTOWN Street Festival

For an entertainment experience that’s unique to the Lynchburg area and some exciting live acts the whole family can enjoy, bring everyone out to the 3rd Annual GET!DOWNTOWN Street Festival on September 9 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

The festival was created to welcome area college students to Lynchburg and to showcase the opportunities and amenities available downtown for students and their parents. It is conveniently located near Smith Mountain Lake, and the event is completely free and open to the general public. Main Street will be closed to traffic during the event, and the festival will include:

  • Live musicians
  • Dance performances
  • Downtown stores and restaurants to browse
  • Area vendors and crafters to shop from
  • Face painting, caricature and balloon artists, stilt walking and dances for the kids
  • Two stages with street musicians performing all along Main Street
  • Downtown restaurants and food vendors

With more than 10,000 people in attendance in 2010, this year is sure to be even bigger and attract even more exciting performances and vendors. The festival provides a venue for downtown cultural organizations, merchants, restaurants and retailers to reach out to the community and showcase the very best of the Lynchburg area. Come out and get involved in the community,support local musicians, businesses and vendors, and just a have a great time!

Lynchburg 3rd Annual GETDOWNTOWN Logo
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Wing-lovers of all ages are invited to come out to Elmwood Park in Downtown Roanoke from 11 am-7 pm on August 27th to enjoy the Roanoke Wing Fest.

With some of the best wings Southwest Virginia has to offer, you’re in for a treat when you come sample wings from local restaurants and enjoy live music, beer, and tailgate tournaments all day! Choose your favorite wings while you sample, and there will be judges present to pick the official Best Wing in Roanoke.

Wing vendors for 2011 include:

  • Awful Arthurs
  • Blues BBQ Co.
  • Bull & Bones Brewhaus
  • Corned Beef and Co.
  • Kroger
  • Rick’s BBQ & Catering
  • The Village Grill
  • Martins
  • Thelma’s Chicken & Waffles
  • & more! (the list keeps growing)

 

The Wing Fest will feature some of the area’s best rock music. The concert schedule is not set yet, but you can check back at the event website for updates.

If you’re in a competitive mood, grab a friend and enter your team into the 2011 Tailgate Games at the Wing Fest. Two person teams compete to pick the best Cornhole players. Games start at 2 pm, and the top 3 teams will receive trophies. The winner will receive an unannounced grand prize! To enter your two-man team into the tournament, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In addition, the event is family friendly so there is also a Kids Tailgate Games area where the kids can play cornhole, sponsored by Woods Service Centers. Keep the kids entertained while you enjoy your wings and other festival fares!

Wing related contests and games will happen all day at the wing fest.

Tickets are only $5 for adults and kids 12 and under are free. Small sample packs of wings will be sold by each wing vendor so you or your group can try them all!

The wing fest proceeds benefit the Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia, so you will be eating and enjoying the live entertainment for a worthy cause. Learn more about their cause at their website here.

For more information on the Roanoke Wing Fest located closeby to the beautiful Smith Mountain Lake, visit the event website at www.roanokewingfest.com.

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Elmwood Park in nearby Roanoke is hosting a huge event this summer-the 14th Annual Microfestivus!

Microfestivus is a micro and craft beer festival with a huge selection of over 100 or more beers from over two-dozen different micro and craft breweries from the Mid-Atlantic Region. The Square Society is bringing Roanoke a wonderful opportunity to enjoy great food AND great music on August 13, 2011 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm in scenic Elmwood Park.

Microfestivus Poster PDF

 

In order of their scheduled appearance, the bands that will be playing for the event include:

 

There will also be food from Blue 5, The Lunch Box, Dogtown Pizza, The Quarter, and various other vendors available to enjoy while you participate in the beer tasting bash.

If you are 21 or over you may choose to purchase tickets that allow you regular admission without beer tasting, a souvenir glass and 10 servings of beer, a souvenir glass and 21 servings of beer, or VIP admission and sponsorship tickets. One serving measures 4 oz, and you can receive 4, 8, or 12 oz at a time in your souvenir glass.

Tickets to the event can be bought online before August 7th in order to receive the best discount. The online sales end at 11:00 pm on Friday, August 12th. You may also buy your tickets at the gate. Ticket prices and information are listed here at the event website.

For directions to the event and hotel accommodation information, visit the site. For any additional information, visit the event website at microfestivus.squaresociety.org.

Smith Mountain Lake and its neighboring communities are full of exciting events such as this one during the summer of 2011. Make sure you aren’t missing out on the fun!

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Saturdays are always a good chance to get out and enjoy your leisure time with your family and friends, especially here at the lake! If you’re not spending your day on the waters of beautiful Smith Mountain Lake, you should head over to downtown Roanoke and check out the scene at City Market Saturdays sponsored by Haley Toyota for a variety of entertainment events!


Roanoke, VA City Market Saturday Logo

 

Every Saturday from 11:00 am-2:30 pm on the downtown City Market the event offers a different experience for families and friends to enjoy. There will be a variety of live entertainment, cooking demonstrations from downtown chefs, workshops, street performers, family days and more. Best of all, all of these activities are FREE and you can browse the surrounding shops or partake in some downtown dining while you enjoy the festivities brought to you by Haley Toyota, Stellar One Bank, and Downtown Roanoke Inc.

 

The Schedule of Events includes:

 

  • July 23rd- How-To: Canning by Virginia Cooperative Extension
  • July 30th- Steel Drum Performance by Quest Academy
  • August 6th- Barefoot West Band & Let’s Celebrate “Peach” Day on the Market
  • August 13th- Cooking Demo
  • August 20th- Downing Brothers Band
  • August 27th- Wine Tasting on the Market
  • September 3rd- Dirt Road Travelers Band
  • September 10th- Hotel Roanoke Cooking Demo
  • September 17th- Music by Sharayah Spears
  • September 24th- Haley Toyota’s Harvest Festival
  • October 1st- Poison Bottom Boys Band

 

With all these activities and more going on so close by, you’re sure to find something every member of your family and your friends will enjoy!

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Have you heard about the exciting wakeboarding scene here at Smith Mountain Lake?

Smith Mountain Lake boasts 500 miles of shoreline, making it the perfect venue for water sports and activities. Locals and visitors can always enjoy its many amenities and take part in the opportunity to get out on the lake and try activities such as parasailing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, water skiing, knee boarding, tubing, water skiing, wake skating, sailing and more.

Competitively and recreationally, wakeboarding and wake skating are moving up among the ranks of the most popular water sports here at Smith Mountain Lake, with many of our residents receiving sponsorships and traveling around the country to compete with other water sports enthusiasts. Recently a new website has been developed at Smith Mountain Lake Wakeboarding dedicated to promoting the growth and popularity of these sports at the lake. The site includes event info and will soon feature photo galleries, a forum and more.


As their first event, Smith Mountain Lake Wakeboarding is hosting a wakeboarding competition at Indian Pointe Marina on July 16th, 2011 from 10:00 am – 7:30 pm.


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Prizes, trophies and a large cash prize for the open division will be offered. For information on division requirements and entry fees, visit the tribal wake event info page.

For more information on the event or to register to compete or offer sponsorship, visit smlwakeboarding.com or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Not only will you get to see the competitors catch some air and show off some mind-blowing tricks, but all proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society. Come help us make Smith Mountain Lake a center for exciting and competitive watersports, enjoy a great show and spend some time with family and friends in the summer sun while supporting two great causes.



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