Schedule of Events
Appalachian Highlanders Pipes and Drums is once again hosting this year's Burns Night to celebrate the life of Scotland's national bard. Robert Burns was the 18th century Scottish poet - song writer - story teller who helped birth a Scottish renaissance that changed the world. As a Jacobite at heart, Burns was an avid proponent of the American Revolution and an ardent fan of George Washington, even writing an ode to celebrate George's birthday! We are thrilled to be hosting this evening's celebration at Morgan's of Abingdon, VA. Come join us!
Tickets are $50 and include entertainment, meal (traditional haggis, neeps, etc.), and non-alcoholic drinks.
A CASH BAR will be available.
Downtown Roanoke, VA
The Freedom First St. Patrick's Day Parade and Shamrock Festival is coming March 14, 2020!
Freedom First Patrick's Day Parade
Begins at 11am on Jefferson St. at Elm Ave., continues to Campbell Ave. and ends at Williamson Rd.
Live music, adult beverages, and more! Admission is FREE and begins at noon in Wells Fargo Plaza behind the City Market Building. Band announcements coming soon!
Abingdon, VA - 9:00 AM
Last year the attendance was estimated at 15,000! This year 175 vendors of arts, crafts, antiques, yard sale items and a wide range of of foods will be available on the alley.
Nestled in the forest close to High Knob Lake, The annual High Knob Mountain Music Festival celebrates a music legacy found throughout the westernmost tip of Virginia. This year, eight highly acclaimed regional bands and a special "Headliner" will fill the forest with music. Watch for the special announcement All performances will be held in the High Knob Recreation Area's amphitheater.
This event is free and open to the public, 12 noon - 8:30 pm. Plan to spend the entire day enjoying the sweet sounds of uniquely Appalachian tunes against the backdrop of blue sky and the natural beauty of High Knob Recreation Area.
Bring chairs, blankets and pack a picnic basket. There won't be food vendors on site.
For additional information about High Knob Recreation Area, Campgrounds, High Knob Observation Tower, and directions to the event, call 276-679-1754.
For 2020, the festival will return to the Radford University campus where it was proudly held for a number of years before moving to Bisset Park in 2014 due to several construction and renovation projects. The festival is scheduled for October 10, 2020 and will feature the famed heavyweight games, live entertainment, food, vendors, and festivities for all ages. The festival is a partnership between Radford University and the City of Radford, VA.
Whether a family’s background is of Scots-Irish origin or of other descent, the day always brings with it an air of excitement and anticipation. There is no place more beautiful than Southwest Virginia in the fall and the Blue Ridge Mountains provide a beautiful back-drop for the fall festival.
The Wise Business Association will host the 42nd Annual Wise County Famous Fall Fling in historic downtown Wise, Virginia. The Fall Fling features bluegrass, Celtic, country, and gospel music, and celebrates authentic Appalachian arts and crafts with over 100 vendors. You will find wood, pottery, art, photography, candles, soap, antiques, Native American crafts, traditional Appalachian crafts and much, much more.
Come and meet some of the delightful characters who will populate the Duchy of Appalachia, when our 4th Annual Renaissance Faire takes place in November 2020! In addition to THE main event, Appalachian Renaissance Faire holds several exciting events each year to educate the area about our rich Celtic heritage within these mountain people.