Top Events Happening in Downtown Roanoke this Summer!

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Every year, the city of Roanoke hosts a variety of events for the people of to partake in. These events range from wine festivals, yoga, concerts and just about everywhere in-between. Many of these events are free to the public, so make sure you mark your calendars down and check them out! For a completed list of all Roanoke events happening this July, check out this list!

Art by Night

Art by Night is free from 5PM-9PM on the first Friday of each month. Located in downtown Roanoke, the art galleries are open late each time! This event showcases Roanoke’s growing art community and features a selection of diverse galleries, museums, and art studios. It also supports local talented artists and brings the community of Roanoke together through live music, art openings, and demonstrations. Wondering about your parking options? There’s free parking available on the street, or you can enjoy free parking in Park Roanoke’s lots after 5 PM. This is located at Warehouse Row lot on Salem Avenue and Elmwood lot at Williamson Road.

Whether you are new to the area or have lived in this area a long time, this event is something that you are sure to enjoy. It is both insightful and entertaining, so make sure you check it out! You will also be able to enjoy beautiful art up close while getting to know the local galleries of downtown Roanoke. No two exhibits or galleries are alike, so each gem should be explored! For more information on Art by Night, click here. For a total artist and gallery guide for downtown Roanoke, check out this link here.

Downtown Roanoke Food & Culture Tour

If you are ready to experience 3 hours of non-stop eating and fun, this is definitely the event for you. Touring various local places in the Roanoke area, this tour will have the foodies going wild! In fact, the Downtown Roanoke Food & Culture Tour was the 2015 & 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner! Experience the “colorful history, unique architecture, and one-of-a-kind culinary treats” Downtown Roanoke has to offer. With this three-hour walking tour, you will be able to eat your entire way through the historic downtown area! This event is held Friday and Saturday afternoons in the summer beginning at 11 AM. For ticket prices and further information check out this link here.

BaconFest VA

Are you looking to indulge in all things bacon? Luckily for you, Virginia’s Annual Bacon Fest is just around the crispy corner! Join the people of Berglund on July 15th for the ultimate bacon-lovers experience. This event will take place from 10AM-5PM at the Berglund Center, located on 710 Williamson Rd. You will have the opportunity to choose from over 100 different bacon-inspired menu items! Be sure to bring the whole family along to this exciting event. There’s so much to enjoy, including kid-friendly activities and live music! Want to know more information about the event and ticket prices? Check out their link here for all your bacon-related needs. Bring home the Bacon this Summer with BaconFest 2017!

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