Appalachian Highlanders Pipes and Drums

Schedule of Events

McDonald's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Shamrock Festival
Saturday, March 11th, 2017
Downtown Roanoke, VA

Downtown Roanoke, Inc. and McDonald's are partnering to provide the biggest and best St. Patrick's Day Parade in the region! Featuring old favorites and exciting new additions, this year is sure to be a hit for families all over the Roanoke Valley!

The McDonald's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Shamrock Festival happens this year on Saturday, March 11th in Downtown Roanoke. The McDonald's St. Patrick's Day Parade will run from Jefferson Street to Campbell Avenue and Campbell Avenue to Williamson Road. The all-new Shamrock Festival will feature music from local and regional talent and is located at Wells Fargo's Plaza, at the corner of Market Street and Salem Avenue.

Festivities start at 11AM.
Relay for Life - Washington County, VA
Saturday, April 29th, 2017
8 PM

Coomes Recreation Center

Join the American Cancer Society at our 24th annual Relay For Life of Washington County: Cancer: Not Here, Not There, Not Anywhere! We will have food, games, activities, and entertainment for the whole family -- all with a Dr. Seuss spin and all to help us celebrate our cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back against cancer. Join the fight today at!
Grundy Law School Graduation
Saturday, May 6th, 2017
Plumb Alley Day
Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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.
High Knob Music Festival
Saturday, June 17th, 2017
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.
Virginia Highlands Festival
Saturday, July 29th, 2017
Celtic Music Weekend - Abingdon, VA
1:00 PM at the Pavilion, Farmer's Market
Cedar Bluff Heritage Festival
Saturday, September 16th, 2017
Cedar Bluff, VA - 11:00 AM
Big Stone Gap Celtic Festival
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
Wise Fall Fling
Sunday, October 15th, 2017
The Wise Business Association will host the 39th 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.
Radford Highlanders Festival
Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Radford University and The City of Radford are partnering to bring families another entertaining - and educational - weekend in the highlands.
Pleasant View United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
11:00 AM
18416 Lee Hwy., Abingdon, VA 24210
Burns Night
Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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 the historic Tavern Restaurant in Abingdon, VA, built in 1779. Come join us!

Tickets are $50 and include entertainment, meal (traditional haggis, neeps, etc.), and non-alcoholic drinks. A CASH BAR will be available.