Events in Covington and Clifton Forge

The Alleghany Highlands knows
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There are events, festivals, sports competitions, art exhibitions and performances happening all year round. We celebrate our beautiful outdoor surroundings with grand events like the annual Fall Foliage Festival. Our competitive nature is on display as we host a triathlon, cycling competition and more. Of course, our thriving artistic, cultural and heritage communities host unique events throughout the year. Bookmark this Events page and check back often or sign up for our e-newsletter to ensure that you don't miss out on any of the fun.

  • Clifton Forge
    Easter Sunrise Service in the Masonic Amphitheatre
    Sunday, April 21, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Hosted by CAYA (Come As You Are) Community Ministries, Alfred L. Dearing Sr. Please join us for our annual celebration, featuring music and moving sermons and prayers. A fellowship gathering with coffee & donuts will be held after the service in the Underground Lounge of the Masonic Theatre. Free, and all are welcome.

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, April 21, 2019(7:00 AM - 8:00 AM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/EasterSunriseServiceintheMasonicAmphitheatre

  • Clifton Forge
    Julia Keller: Meet the Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
    Friday, April 26, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Julia Keller: Meet the AuthorFriday, April 26,2019 at 7:00 PMIn the Westrock RoomSponsored by Clifton Forge Public LibraryFREE Meet and learn more about Julia Keller, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and longtime literary critic at The Chicago Tribune. Julia is the author of Bone on Bone, the seventh novel in the critically acclaimed series set in a hard-luck West Virginia town that features a headstrong, haunted main character named Bell Elkins. The first book in the series, A Killing in the Hills (2012), was a Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, a Library Journal Debut of the Week and a featured selection in People. The other novels in the series are Bitter River, Summer of the Dead, Last Ragged Breath, Sorrow Road and Fast Falls the Night. Julia’s previous books include Mr. Gatling’s Terrible Marvel: The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It, a nonfiction account of the life of the inventor of the Gatling gun, and Back Home, a novel for young adults named by Booklist as a Top 10 Debut YA Novel of the Year. Dark Mind Rising, the second book in her science fiction trilogy The Dark Intercept, will be published in November.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, April 26, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/JuliaKellerMeetthePulitzerPrizeWinningAuthor

  • Clifton Forge
    Cash Unchained in the Masonic Amphitheatre
    Saturday, May 4, 2019
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    513 Church Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash TributeSaturday, May 4 at 7:00 PMIn the MASONIC AMPHITHEATRETickets: Adults $15; Seniors and Students; $12 Everyone is still talking about last year's performance by this talented young artist. By popular demand, we are bringing him back to the Masonic Amphitheatre Join us for a concert under the stars as we experience ALL of Johnny’s iconic songs in concert just the way you remembered them. From the early days with Sam Philips at Sun Records to the later years with Rick Rubin and American Recordings, Cash Unchained delivers a complete catalog of breathtaking music from one of the greatest country artists of all time. Experience it LIVE, outdoors at the Masonic Amphitheatre! ***This is a rain or shine event. In case of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside to the auditorium of the Historic Masonic Theatre***  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 4, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CashUnchainedintheMasonicAmphitheatre

  • Clifton Forge
    The MayFaire
    Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    518 Church Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Brought to you by the people who offer Kriskindlmarkt, Clifton Forge School of the Arts is transforming its fabulous Mill, garden, and creekbank for The MayFaire, a celebration of Spring and the arts. Come for plants of all kinds, garden-related workshops, and handmade gifts for the home, garden, and Mother’s Day by 30+ artisans. Raffle and Silent Auctions including a Silent Auction of Gourmet Picnics made by area chefs. See area artists painting in our garden and throughout the region and purchase their work at the ‘Wet Paint Sale.' Enjoy performances by groups affiliated with the School of the Arts. $2 Cash Admission, children free. A list of vendors, the entertainment schedule, and registration process for workshops can be found as soon as 2019 plans are complete at www.cfsota.org/MayFaire.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019

    Telephone:
    540-862-7275

    Email:
    cfsota@lumos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheMayFaire

  • Clifton Forge
    Cash Unchained; The Ultimate Johnny Cash
    Saturday, May 4, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash TributeSaturday, May 4 at 7:00 PMIn the MASONIC AMPHITHEATRETickets: Adults $15; Seniors and Students; $12 Everyone is still talking about last year's performance by this talented young artist. By popular demand, we are bringing him back to the Masonic Amphitheatre Join us for a concert under the stars as we experience ALL of Johnny’s iconic songs in concert just the way you remembered them. From the early days with Sam Philips at Sun Records to the later years with Rick Rubin and American Recordings, Cash Unchained delivers a complete catalog of breathtaking music from one of the greatest country artists of all time. Experience it LIVE, outdoors at the Masonic Amphitheatre! ***This is a rain or shine event. In case of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside to the auditorium of the Historic Masonic Theatre***

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 4, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CashUnchainedTheUltimateJohnnyCash

  • Clifton Forge
    The Greenbrier Valley Chorale
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Greenbrier Valley Chorale: A Toast to the Music of the TheatreTuesday, May 7th at 7:30pmIn the John E. Hillert AuditoriumTickets: $15/$12/$30 The Greenbrier Valley Chorale devotes its spring concert to a celebration of the evolution of music in the theater from opera to Broadway. The festive event will include choruses by Verdi and Strauss from La Traviata, Nabucco and Die Fledermaus with guest soloists. The men of the chorale will perform selections from Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta The Pirates of Penzance, and the choir will salute Broadway with favorites ranging from the groundbreaking Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma to the contemporary hit Phantom of the Opera.  

    Date/Hours:
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheGreenbrierValleyChorale

  • Clifton Forge
    Alleghany Highlands Triathlon
    Saturday, May 18, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    4017 Nicelytown Road
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

      Join us on Saturday, May 18, for a Fun 5K Run, 5 Mile Paddle and 10 Mile Bike in the beautiful Alleghany Highlands of Virginia! Race begins at the Sharon Community Center in Clifton Forge at 4017 Nicelytown Road, Clifton Forge. Packet pick-up and registration will be 5:30-7pm May 17th at Jack Mason's Tavern and Brewery and 7:30am at The Sharon Community Center on May 18. The overall female and male top finisher will each receive a 1 night 2 person stay at the Omni Homestead Resort (Sun.-Thurs.)!Medals will be given for top finishers in multiple age groups as well as teams. This is a great event for first time participants. 

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 18, 2019(9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000
    Fax: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AlleghanyHighlandsTriathlon

  • Clifton Forge
    The Virginia Opry "Keith Bryant Showcase"
    Sunday, May 26, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Virginia Opry will showcase the talent of Keith Bryant, Nashville recording artist, who resides in Rockbridge County, Virginia. A native of Virginia, Bryant co-wrote and recorded "Ridin' with the Legend," a song about Dale Earnhardt that charted on "Billboard's'" Hot Country's Top 50. Bryant has toured the country, recorded four albums and performed at venues throughout the Shenandoah Valley. He will be making his third appearance on The Virginia Opry. The founder of the Ironhorse Band, Bryant won best male country music vocalist at the East Coast Country Music Talent Search. The "Keith Bryant Showcase" will trace his rise from best vocalist winner to his rise to prominence on the national stage as a Nashville country music recording artist

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, May 26, 2019(3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheVirginiaOpryKeithBryantShowcase

  • Clifton Forge
    The WannaBeatles 2019 Tour
    Friday, May 31, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The WannaBeatles 2019 TourFriday, May 31, 2019, at 7:30pm In the John E. Hillert AuditoriumTickets: $20/17/15; Box Seats: $30 THE WANNABEATLES are Grammy-nominated entertainers that have started a bit of Beatlemania of their own, and after their memorable concert on our main stage in 2017, they are now a member of the family! The big question: Who will dance on stage with the four lads during this performance? Maybe you?! It's becoming a tradition. Get ready to take a magical mystery tour filled with great Beatles standards, hilarious parodies, on stage antics, fab fan trivia, and much more. With an emphasis on audience participation, this high energy band offers family-friendly entertainment for audiences of all ages. The WannaBeatles go where no Beatles Band has gone before - and you've got "A Ticket To Ride!" This concert kicks-off the Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day and C&O Railway Festival weekend. Make plans to join us for Heritage Day on June 1, 2019.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, May 31, 2019(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheWannaBeatles2019Tour

  • Clifton Forge
    Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day & Railway Festival
    Saturday, June 1, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    The Historic Masonic Theatre
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day & Railway Festival is a celebration of the heritage of the Alleghany Highlands, our Railway History, and Virginia's role in the formation of our country ....1619 to today. Continuous entertainment in story and song, food from around the globe and our own backyard, quilt exhibits and demonstrations, vendors and displays that entertain, educate and enchant. The Festival takes place in downtown Clifton Forge, at the beautifully restored Historic Masonic Theatre, Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center, the Masonic Amphitheatre, Clifton Forge Public Library, and Clifton Forge School of the Arts. Travel down the road a block and find more music, food, demonstrations, vendors and displays at the C&O Heritage Center. 1619 was a pivotal year in the establishment of the first permanent English colony in North America. It was the year of the first representative legislative assembly in the New World, the arrival of the first recorded Africans to English North America, and the recruitment of English women in significant numbers. Celebrate a day of Virginia milestones with history, food, music and fun...the eighth annual Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day & Railway Festival!  FREE ADMISSION! Entrance tent is located on 513 Church Street, Clifton Forge, VA

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, June 1, 2019(10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    masonictheatre@yahoo.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AlleghanyHighlandsHeritageDayRailwayFestival

  • Clifton Forge
    RCT Summer Theatre Camp 2019 at the Masonic Theatre
    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - Saturday, June 8, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Roanoke Children's Theatre Summer Camp 2019In the Historic Masonic TheatreEarly- Bird Registration (through 1/31/2019): $95Regular Registration (starting 2/1/2019): $120Full and partial scholarships are available, please call our box office for more details 540-862-5655. We are pleased to announce this the return of this popular camp opportunity, a fun summer theater camp taught by the award-winning Roanoke Children's Theatre Company at The Historic Masonic Theatre! This week-long camp, for ages 8-16, runs 6/4/2019 through 6/8/2019: Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm.End of week public performance takes place on Saturday, June 8th at 2 pm. Spaces are limited, so call or register online today. The Camp consists of two halves:Morning10am to noon: Fun theater games and learning,Noon to 1pm: Lunch (campers should bring a bagged lunch each day) Afternoon1pm to 3pm: rehearsal for the end of week performance of Schoolhouse Rock.End of week public performance takes place on Saturday, June 8th at 2 pm.Each student will be given 2 complimentary tickets for the Saturday performance. Early- Bird Registration (through 1/31/2019): $95Regular Registration (starting 2/1/2019): $120 Full and partial scholarships are available, please call our box office for more details 540-862-5655.  

    Date/Hours:
    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - Saturday, June 8, 2019(10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/RCTSummerTheatreCamp2019attheMasonicTheatre

  • Clifton Forge
    Schoolhouse Rock, LIVE! 2019
    Saturday, June 8, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Schoolhouse Rock, LIVE!Roanoke Children's Theatre (RCT)Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 2PMIn the John E. Hillert AuditoriumTickets General Admission: Advance: $5; At the Door: $10 The popular Saturday morning cartoon that taught kids history, grammar, math and more will take the stage to close our summer camp. SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! takes you on a journey with Tom, a brand new teacher, who is a bit nervous about starting his first day. While watching TV to relax, characters emerge to show him how to win his students over through song and quite a bit of imagination. The cast features RCT's professional actors with our summer camp actors joining in the fun! Based on the book by Scott Ferguson, George Keating & Kyle Hall Music & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall & Tom Yohe

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, June 8, 2019(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/SchoolhouseRockLIVE2019

  • Clifton Forge
    USAF Heritage of America Band Community Concert
    Monday, June 10, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    As we prepare for Flag Day on June 14th, we proudly host the renowned USAF Heritage of America Band on our stage. This free concert is open to everyone. We hope you'll join us. The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band has a rich history of inspiring hearts and minds, building and sustaining American patriotism, and enhancing esprit de corps in the United States Air Force. It was one of the original Army Air Corps bands, created by order of the Secretary of War on October 1, 1941 and assigned to Barksdale Field, Louisiana. In June 1946, after a short stay at Brooks Field, Texas, the band arrived at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, its current home. In recent years, the mission of Air Force Bands has become an expeditionary one. The Blue Aces were among the first groups to tour Southwest Asia and the Horn of Africa to support coalition and Joint forces serving in the Global War on Terrorism.  

    Date/Hours:
    Monday, June 10, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    masonictheatre@yahoo.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/USAFHeritageofAmericaBandCommunityConcert

  • Clifton Forge
    Annual Flag Day Celebration
    Friday, June 14, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Flag Day Celebration @ the Masonic Amphitheatre begins at 5:30pm. The Stars and Stripes Celebration Committee of Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. is excited to announce this year’s 243rd Nation’s Birthday events! We will kick off our patriotic celebration with a Flag Day Ceremony, June 14th, at 5:30 pm at the Masonic Amphitheatre. Included in the ceremony will be flag presentations by Boy Scout Troop #2, Girl Scout Troup # 699, and Clifton Forge VFW posts #4299 and #1033. Jim "Neighbor" Smith with also take part in the flag ceremony. In addition there will be patriotic music sung by Dale Meuterspaugh and a benefit picnic supper with birthday cake. Everyone is invited to this very special occasion. We urge you to bring children to this event. It's a great opportunity for them to be reminded of the importance of our nation's flag. This events kicks off The Town of Clifton Forge's Stars and Strips Celebration culminating on July 4th.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, June 14, 2019(5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AnnualFlagDayCelebration

  • Clifton Forge
    All American STARS
    Saturday, June 22, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    STARS (Special Theatrical Artists' Revue & Showcase) will perform "All American STARS," a variety show on stage at the Historic Masonic Theatre, on Sat., June 22, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. The show will be the first of three variety shows that the troupe of mentally and physically challenged performers will present during its 23rd performance season. More than 25 performers will be featured in STARS' troupe for its 23rd performance season. Paula Crance and Sonya Romanello, will return as co-directors of STARS

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, June 22, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AllAmericanSTARS

  • Covington
    Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k
    Saturday, June 22, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon is held on one of the most scenic trails in the country.  The Jackson River Scenic Trail follows its namesake river, winding its way between Intervale, just north of Covington, to Smith Bridge Trail Head following an old railroad bed of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (Hot Springs Branch) and passes through small communities, cultivated fields, and small patches of woodland along the way. It's common to see wildlife from the trail (birds, turtles, raccoons, rabbits, ground hogs, and deer).  Our course is on the smooth crushed gravel surface of The Jackson River Scenic Trail. The trail is mostly flat with some light hills. All finishers will receive a medal.  Strollers will be allowed in the 5k event and will start in the back of the group at the start line.  The course is certified by USATF as a Boston Marathon qualifying marathon race. Coinciding with the annual Covington Cork and Pork Festival BBQ in Covington, VA everyone is encouraged to stay following the race and visit this Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event.  While the barbeque will stand front and center as the centerpiece of this festival, there will be entertainment, a wine tasting event, and children activities.      

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, June 22, 2019(6:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-962-2178
    Fax: 540-962-2179

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/JRSTHalfMarathon10k5kand1mileFamilyFunRun

  • Clifton Forge
    Annual Stars and Stripes Celebration
    Thursday, July 4, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    547 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    On July 4th, we will begin the day-long celebration with a Down Town parade at 11 am. We urge you to come out and enjoy the parade or even be in it! As this is a small town celebration in the best sense of the word, we are hoping that many of our young people will hop on the bikes, carry a flag or wear something red, white and blue and march or ride in the parade. At the conclusion of the parade everyone is invited to gather at the Town Hall steps for a special ceremony honoring our Veterans.Following a reading of excerpts from the Declaration of Independence at the Town Hall steps we encourage you to follow our bagpipers on a short walk to the Masonic Amphitheatre for music and a picnic lunch. Children can enjoy painting cardboard houses and getting their faces painted. At 6 PM, the grounds of the C & O Heritage Center open to the public, free of charge, for an evening of informal fun, food and festivities. This outstanding presentation will include a Retreat of the Colors. An awesome fireworks display will take place at dusk to close out the day-long celebration.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, July 4, 2019(11:00 AM - 10:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AnnualStarsandStripesCelebration

  • Covington
    Gran Fondo Alleghany
    Saturday, July 20, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    Virginia's First and Finest Fondo!The Gran Fondo Alleghany will celebrate its tenth edition this July, and our commitment to providing our riders with a premium experience remains steadfast. This year, in response to requests from riders, we're offering a Medio Fondo option that avoids the Warm Springs Mountain climb, and a "Medio Mountain" option that tackles the Warm Springs climb and offers more total miles of climbing. We've also taken out the Pitzer's Ridge climb from our shortest ride, the Piccolo Fondo, to give you the flattest Piccolo Fondo course we've ever offered. All of our rides come with course timing, neutral technical support, fully stocked rest stops and food and beverage at the finish. All served with our renowned Alleghany Highlands hospitality! See you on the start line this July!  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, July 20, 2019(7:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-962-2178
    Fax: 540-962-2179

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AlleghanyHighlandsCyclingFestivalGranFondo

  • Covington
    The Wrightsville Renewal Festival
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - Monday, August 5, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    709 Coleman Rd
    Covington, VA 24426

    A cultural arts festival highlighting local and regional artist, local food, music and history, all are welcome. Enjoy fellowship, community and diversity. Renew your mind, body and spirit.

    Date/Hours:
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - Monday, August 5, 2019

    Telephone:
    202 445-1191: 202-445-1191
    540-962-6787
    Fax: 540-962-6787

    Email:
    tmfndt@aol.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheWrightsvilleRenewalFestival

  • Covington
    Lake Moomaw 1 Mile Open Water Swim
    Saturday, August 3, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Lake Moomaw One Mile Open Water Swim takes place amid the beautiful mountain landscape and breathtaking scenery of the Alleghany Highlands.  Lake Moomaw is a gorgeous setting for this event.  The Alleghany Highland Chamber of Commerce and Tourism co-hosts the event with Dave Holland, United States Masters Swimming Long Distance Chair. Lake Moomaw is among the most popular developed recreation areas in the George Washington National Forest and provides an endless array of activities including boating, fishing, hiking, biking and camping. Whether you come for the day’s event or make this your weekend destination there is something for everyone!

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, August 3, 2019(9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-962-2178

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/LakeMoomaw1MileOpenWaterSwim

  • Clifton Forge
    Down Town Trick or Treating and Merchant Costume Contest
    Thursday, October 31, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    501 East Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Visit Downtown Clifton Forge on Halloween from 1PM to 5PM!  Trick or Treat with down town merchants while also enjoying murals hand painted by Clifton Middle School artists,store front decorations, fun costumes, CANDY and more...

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, October 31, 2019(1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/DownTownTrickorTreatingandMerchantCostumeContest

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Town Tree Lighting
    Friday, November 15, 2019
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    547 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

      November 15, 2019 at 6PM we will begin our community celebrations in Clifton Forge with an official lighting of the Town Christmas Tree. This ceremony will take place at Town Hall and feature childrens cloggers from the Alleghany Highlands.  Everyone will be invited to sing along to some popular Christmas carols as well. In addition to music, warm cider and cookies will be served during the ceremony. 

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, November 15, 2019(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS Office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CliftonForgeTownTreeLighting

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Christmas Parade-Santa's Workshop
    Friday, December 6, 2019
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    400 E Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge , VA 24422

    On Friday evening December 6th at 6:00 PM Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. invites you to be a participant or a spectator in our 2019 Christmas Parade. This year we have chosen WINTER WONDERLAND for our theme. As in past years, the parade will begin at the intersection of Ridgeway and Roxbury Streets and continue down Ridgeway Street through the historic district to the Clifton Forge Fire Station on D Street. Nice trophies will be given our for best religious float, best private and public vehicles, best marching unit, best dance entry, best clogging entry, most creative entry, best animal float, best overall float and judges favorite. Call 862.2000 to enter!

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, December 6, 2019(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CliftonForgeChristmasParade

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Events in Covington and Clifton Forge

The Alleghany Highlands knows
how to have a good time.


There are events, festivals, sports competitions, art exhibitions and performances happening all year round. We celebrate our beautiful outdoor surroundings with grand events like the annual Fall Foliage Festival. Our competitive nature is on display as we host a triathlon, cycling competition and more. Of course, our thriving artistic, cultural and heritage communities host unique events throughout the year. Bookmark this Events page and check back often or sign up for our e-newsletter to ensure that you don't miss out on any of the fun.

  • Clifton Forge
    Easter Sunrise Service in the Masonic Amphitheatre
    Sunday, April 21, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Hosted by CAYA (Come As You Are) Community Ministries, Alfred L. Dearing Sr. Please join us for our annual celebration, featuring music and moving sermons and prayers. A fellowship gathering with coffee & donuts will be held after the service in the Underground Lounge of the Masonic Theatre. Free, and all are welcome.

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, April 21, 2019(7:00 AM - 8:00 AM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/EasterSunriseServiceintheMasonicAmphitheatre

  • Clifton Forge
    Julia Keller: Meet the Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
    Friday, April 26, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Julia Keller: Meet the AuthorFriday, April 26,2019 at 7:00 PMIn the Westrock RoomSponsored by Clifton Forge Public LibraryFREE Meet and learn more about Julia Keller, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and longtime literary critic at The Chicago Tribune. Julia is the author of Bone on Bone, the seventh novel in the critically acclaimed series set in a hard-luck West Virginia town that features a headstrong, haunted main character named Bell Elkins. The first book in the series, A Killing in the Hills (2012), was a Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, a Library Journal Debut of the Week and a featured selection in People. The other novels in the series are Bitter River, Summer of the Dead, Last Ragged Breath, Sorrow Road and Fast Falls the Night. Julia’s previous books include Mr. Gatling’s Terrible Marvel: The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It, a nonfiction account of the life of the inventor of the Gatling gun, and Back Home, a novel for young adults named by Booklist as a Top 10 Debut YA Novel of the Year. Dark Mind Rising, the second book in her science fiction trilogy The Dark Intercept, will be published in November.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, April 26, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/JuliaKellerMeetthePulitzerPrizeWinningAuthor

  • Clifton Forge
    Cash Unchained in the Masonic Amphitheatre
    Saturday, May 4, 2019
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    513 Church Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash TributeSaturday, May 4 at 7:00 PMIn the MASONIC AMPHITHEATRETickets: Adults $15; Seniors and Students; $12 Everyone is still talking about last year's performance by this talented young artist. By popular demand, we are bringing him back to the Masonic Amphitheatre Join us for a concert under the stars as we experience ALL of Johnny’s iconic songs in concert just the way you remembered them. From the early days with Sam Philips at Sun Records to the later years with Rick Rubin and American Recordings, Cash Unchained delivers a complete catalog of breathtaking music from one of the greatest country artists of all time. Experience it LIVE, outdoors at the Masonic Amphitheatre! ***This is a rain or shine event. In case of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside to the auditorium of the Historic Masonic Theatre***  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 4, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CashUnchainedintheMasonicAmphitheatre

  • Clifton Forge
    The MayFaire
    Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    518 Church Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Brought to you by the people who offer Kriskindlmarkt, Clifton Forge School of the Arts is transforming its fabulous Mill, garden, and creekbank for The MayFaire, a celebration of Spring and the arts. Come for plants of all kinds, garden-related workshops, and handmade gifts for the home, garden, and Mother’s Day by 30+ artisans. Raffle and Silent Auctions including a Silent Auction of Gourmet Picnics made by area chefs. See area artists painting in our garden and throughout the region and purchase their work at the ‘Wet Paint Sale.' Enjoy performances by groups affiliated with the School of the Arts. $2 Cash Admission, children free. A list of vendors, the entertainment schedule, and registration process for workshops can be found as soon as 2019 plans are complete at www.cfsota.org/MayFaire.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019

    Telephone:
    540-862-7275

    Email:
    cfsota@lumos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheMayFaire

  • Clifton Forge
    Cash Unchained; The Ultimate Johnny Cash
    Saturday, May 4, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash TributeSaturday, May 4 at 7:00 PMIn the MASONIC AMPHITHEATRETickets: Adults $15; Seniors and Students; $12 Everyone is still talking about last year's performance by this talented young artist. By popular demand, we are bringing him back to the Masonic Amphitheatre Join us for a concert under the stars as we experience ALL of Johnny’s iconic songs in concert just the way you remembered them. From the early days with Sam Philips at Sun Records to the later years with Rick Rubin and American Recordings, Cash Unchained delivers a complete catalog of breathtaking music from one of the greatest country artists of all time. Experience it LIVE, outdoors at the Masonic Amphitheatre! ***This is a rain or shine event. In case of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside to the auditorium of the Historic Masonic Theatre***

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 4, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CashUnchainedTheUltimateJohnnyCash

  • Clifton Forge
    The Greenbrier Valley Chorale
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Greenbrier Valley Chorale: A Toast to the Music of the TheatreTuesday, May 7th at 7:30pmIn the John E. Hillert AuditoriumTickets: $15/$12/$30 The Greenbrier Valley Chorale devotes its spring concert to a celebration of the evolution of music in the theater from opera to Broadway. The festive event will include choruses by Verdi and Strauss from La Traviata, Nabucco and Die Fledermaus with guest soloists. The men of the chorale will perform selections from Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta The Pirates of Penzance, and the choir will salute Broadway with favorites ranging from the groundbreaking Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma to the contemporary hit Phantom of the Opera.  

    Date/Hours:
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheGreenbrierValleyChorale

  • Clifton Forge
    Alleghany Highlands Triathlon
    Saturday, May 18, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    4017 Nicelytown Road
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

      Join us on Saturday, May 18, for a Fun 5K Run, 5 Mile Paddle and 10 Mile Bike in the beautiful Alleghany Highlands of Virginia! Race begins at the Sharon Community Center in Clifton Forge at 4017 Nicelytown Road, Clifton Forge. Packet pick-up and registration will be 5:30-7pm May 17th at Jack Mason's Tavern and Brewery and 7:30am at The Sharon Community Center on May 18. The overall female and male top finisher will each receive a 1 night 2 person stay at the Omni Homestead Resort (Sun.-Thurs.)!Medals will be given for top finishers in multiple age groups as well as teams. This is a great event for first time participants. 

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 18, 2019(9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000
    Fax: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AlleghanyHighlandsTriathlon

  • Clifton Forge
    The Virginia Opry "Keith Bryant Showcase"
    Sunday, May 26, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Virginia Opry will showcase the talent of Keith Bryant, Nashville recording artist, who resides in Rockbridge County, Virginia. A native of Virginia, Bryant co-wrote and recorded "Ridin' with the Legend," a song about Dale Earnhardt that charted on "Billboard's'" Hot Country's Top 50. Bryant has toured the country, recorded four albums and performed at venues throughout the Shenandoah Valley. He will be making his third appearance on The Virginia Opry. The founder of the Ironhorse Band, Bryant won best male country music vocalist at the East Coast Country Music Talent Search. The "Keith Bryant Showcase" will trace his rise from best vocalist winner to his rise to prominence on the national stage as a Nashville country music recording artist

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, May 26, 2019(3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheVirginiaOpryKeithBryantShowcase

  • Clifton Forge
    The WannaBeatles 2019 Tour
    Friday, May 31, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The WannaBeatles 2019 TourFriday, May 31, 2019, at 7:30pm In the John E. Hillert AuditoriumTickets: $20/17/15; Box Seats: $30 THE WANNABEATLES are Grammy-nominated entertainers that have started a bit of Beatlemania of their own, and after their memorable concert on our main stage in 2017, they are now a member of the family! The big question: Who will dance on stage with the four lads during this performance? Maybe you?! It's becoming a tradition. Get ready to take a magical mystery tour filled with great Beatles standards, hilarious parodies, on stage antics, fab fan trivia, and much more. With an emphasis on audience participation, this high energy band offers family-friendly entertainment for audiences of all ages. The WannaBeatles go where no Beatles Band has gone before - and you've got "A Ticket To Ride!" This concert kicks-off the Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day and C&O Railway Festival weekend. Make plans to join us for Heritage Day on June 1, 2019.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, May 31, 2019(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheWannaBeatles2019Tour

  • Clifton Forge
    Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day & Railway Festival
    Saturday, June 1, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    The Historic Masonic Theatre
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day & Railway Festival is a celebration of the heritage of the Alleghany Highlands, our Railway History, and Virginia's role in the formation of our country ....1619 to today. Continuous entertainment in story and song, food from around the globe and our own backyard, quilt exhibits and demonstrations, vendors and displays that entertain, educate and enchant. The Festival takes place in downtown Clifton Forge, at the beautifully restored Historic Masonic Theatre, Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center, the Masonic Amphitheatre, Clifton Forge Public Library, and Clifton Forge School of the Arts. Travel down the road a block and find more music, food, demonstrations, vendors and displays at the C&O Heritage Center. 1619 was a pivotal year in the establishment of the first permanent English colony in North America. It was the year of the first representative legislative assembly in the New World, the arrival of the first recorded Africans to English North America, and the recruitment of English women in significant numbers. Celebrate a day of Virginia milestones with history, food, music and fun...the eighth annual Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day & Railway Festival!  FREE ADMISSION! Entrance tent is located on 513 Church Street, Clifton Forge, VA

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, June 1, 2019(10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    masonictheatre@yahoo.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AlleghanyHighlandsHeritageDayRailwayFestival

  • Clifton Forge
    RCT Summer Theatre Camp 2019 at the Masonic Theatre
    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - Saturday, June 8, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Roanoke Children's Theatre Summer Camp 2019In the Historic Masonic TheatreEarly- Bird Registration (through 1/31/2019): $95Regular Registration (starting 2/1/2019): $120Full and partial scholarships are available, please call our box office for more details 540-862-5655. We are pleased to announce this the return of this popular camp opportunity, a fun summer theater camp taught by the award-winning Roanoke Children's Theatre Company at The Historic Masonic Theatre! This week-long camp, for ages 8-16, runs 6/4/2019 through 6/8/2019: Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm.End of week public performance takes place on Saturday, June 8th at 2 pm. Spaces are limited, so call or register online today. The Camp consists of two halves:Morning10am to noon: Fun theater games and learning,Noon to 1pm: Lunch (campers should bring a bagged lunch each day) Afternoon1pm to 3pm: rehearsal for the end of week performance of Schoolhouse Rock.End of week public performance takes place on Saturday, June 8th at 2 pm.Each student will be given 2 complimentary tickets for the Saturday performance. Early- Bird Registration (through 1/31/2019): $95Regular Registration (starting 2/1/2019): $120 Full and partial scholarships are available, please call our box office for more details 540-862-5655.  

    Date/Hours:
    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - Saturday, June 8, 2019(10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/RCTSummerTheatreCamp2019attheMasonicTheatre

  • Clifton Forge
    Schoolhouse Rock, LIVE! 2019
    Saturday, June 8, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Schoolhouse Rock, LIVE!Roanoke Children's Theatre (RCT)Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 2PMIn the John E. Hillert AuditoriumTickets General Admission: Advance: $5; At the Door: $10 The popular Saturday morning cartoon that taught kids history, grammar, math and more will take the stage to close our summer camp. SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! takes you on a journey with Tom, a brand new teacher, who is a bit nervous about starting his first day. While watching TV to relax, characters emerge to show him how to win his students over through song and quite a bit of imagination. The cast features RCT's professional actors with our summer camp actors joining in the fun! Based on the book by Scott Ferguson, George Keating & Kyle Hall Music & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall & Tom Yohe

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, June 8, 2019(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/SchoolhouseRockLIVE2019

  • Clifton Forge
    USAF Heritage of America Band Community Concert
    Monday, June 10, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    As we prepare for Flag Day on June 14th, we proudly host the renowned USAF Heritage of America Band on our stage. This free concert is open to everyone. We hope you'll join us. The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band has a rich history of inspiring hearts and minds, building and sustaining American patriotism, and enhancing esprit de corps in the United States Air Force. It was one of the original Army Air Corps bands, created by order of the Secretary of War on October 1, 1941 and assigned to Barksdale Field, Louisiana. In June 1946, after a short stay at Brooks Field, Texas, the band arrived at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, its current home. In recent years, the mission of Air Force Bands has become an expeditionary one. The Blue Aces were among the first groups to tour Southwest Asia and the Horn of Africa to support coalition and Joint forces serving in the Global War on Terrorism.  

    Date/Hours:
    Monday, June 10, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    masonictheatre@yahoo.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/USAFHeritageofAmericaBandCommunityConcert

  • Clifton Forge
    Annual Flag Day Celebration
    Friday, June 14, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Flag Day Celebration @ the Masonic Amphitheatre begins at 5:30pm. The Stars and Stripes Celebration Committee of Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. is excited to announce this year’s 243rd Nation’s Birthday events! We will kick off our patriotic celebration with a Flag Day Ceremony, June 14th, at 5:30 pm at the Masonic Amphitheatre. Included in the ceremony will be flag presentations by Boy Scout Troop #2, Girl Scout Troup # 699, and Clifton Forge VFW posts #4299 and #1033. Jim "Neighbor" Smith with also take part in the flag ceremony. In addition there will be patriotic music sung by Dale Meuterspaugh and a benefit picnic supper with birthday cake. Everyone is invited to this very special occasion. We urge you to bring children to this event. It's a great opportunity for them to be reminded of the importance of our nation's flag. This events kicks off The Town of Clifton Forge's Stars and Strips Celebration culminating on July 4th.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, June 14, 2019(5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AnnualFlagDayCelebration

  • Clifton Forge
    All American STARS
    Saturday, June 22, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    STARS (Special Theatrical Artists' Revue & Showcase) will perform "All American STARS," a variety show on stage at the Historic Masonic Theatre, on Sat., June 22, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. The show will be the first of three variety shows that the troupe of mentally and physically challenged performers will present during its 23rd performance season. More than 25 performers will be featured in STARS' troupe for its 23rd performance season. Paula Crance and Sonya Romanello, will return as co-directors of STARS

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, June 22, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AllAmericanSTARS

  • Covington
    Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k
    Saturday, June 22, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon is held on one of the most scenic trails in the country.  The Jackson River Scenic Trail follows its namesake river, winding its way between Intervale, just north of Covington, to Smith Bridge Trail Head following an old railroad bed of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (Hot Springs Branch) and passes through small communities, cultivated fields, and small patches of woodland along the way. It's common to see wildlife from the trail (birds, turtles, raccoons, rabbits, ground hogs, and deer).  Our course is on the smooth crushed gravel surface of The Jackson River Scenic Trail. The trail is mostly flat with some light hills. All finishers will receive a medal.  Strollers will be allowed in the 5k event and will start in the back of the group at the start line.  The course is certified by USATF as a Boston Marathon qualifying marathon race. Coinciding with the annual Covington Cork and Pork Festival BBQ in Covington, VA everyone is encouraged to stay following the race and visit this Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event.  While the barbeque will stand front and center as the centerpiece of this festival, there will be entertainment, a wine tasting event, and children activities.      

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, June 22, 2019(6:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-962-2178
    Fax: 540-962-2179

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/JRSTHalfMarathon10k5kand1mileFamilyFunRun

  • Clifton Forge
    Annual Stars and Stripes Celebration
    Thursday, July 4, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    547 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    On July 4th, we will begin the day-long celebration with a Down Town parade at 11 am. We urge you to come out and enjoy the parade or even be in it! As this is a small town celebration in the best sense of the word, we are hoping that many of our young people will hop on the bikes, carry a flag or wear something red, white and blue and march or ride in the parade. At the conclusion of the parade everyone is invited to gather at the Town Hall steps for a special ceremony honoring our Veterans.Following a reading of excerpts from the Declaration of Independence at the Town Hall steps we encourage you to follow our bagpipers on a short walk to the Masonic Amphitheatre for music and a picnic lunch. Children can enjoy painting cardboard houses and getting their faces painted. At 6 PM, the grounds of the C & O Heritage Center open to the public, free of charge, for an evening of informal fun, food and festivities. This outstanding presentation will include a Retreat of the Colors. An awesome fireworks display will take place at dusk to close out the day-long celebration.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, July 4, 2019(11:00 AM - 10:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AnnualStarsandStripesCelebration

  • Covington
    Gran Fondo Alleghany
    Saturday, July 20, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    Virginia's First and Finest Fondo!The Gran Fondo Alleghany will celebrate its tenth edition this July, and our commitment to providing our riders with a premium experience remains steadfast. This year, in response to requests from riders, we're offering a Medio Fondo option that avoids the Warm Springs Mountain climb, and a "Medio Mountain" option that tackles the Warm Springs climb and offers more total miles of climbing. We've also taken out the Pitzer's Ridge climb from our shortest ride, the Piccolo Fondo, to give you the flattest Piccolo Fondo course we've ever offered. All of our rides come with course timing, neutral technical support, fully stocked rest stops and food and beverage at the finish. All served with our renowned Alleghany Highlands hospitality! See you on the start line this July!  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, July 20, 2019(7:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-962-2178
    Fax: 540-962-2179

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AlleghanyHighlandsCyclingFestivalGranFondo

  • Covington
    The Wrightsville Renewal Festival
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - Monday, August 5, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    709 Coleman Rd
    Covington, VA 24426

    A cultural arts festival highlighting local and regional artist, local food, music and history, all are welcome. Enjoy fellowship, community and diversity. Renew your mind, body and spirit.

    Date/Hours:
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - Monday, August 5, 2019

    Telephone:
    202 445-1191: 202-445-1191
    540-962-6787
    Fax: 540-962-6787

    Email:
    tmfndt@aol.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheWrightsvilleRenewalFestival

  • Covington
    Lake Moomaw 1 Mile Open Water Swim
    Saturday, August 3, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Lake Moomaw One Mile Open Water Swim takes place amid the beautiful mountain landscape and breathtaking scenery of the Alleghany Highlands.  Lake Moomaw is a gorgeous setting for this event.  The Alleghany Highland Chamber of Commerce and Tourism co-hosts the event with Dave Holland, United States Masters Swimming Long Distance Chair. Lake Moomaw is among the most popular developed recreation areas in the George Washington National Forest and provides an endless array of activities including boating, fishing, hiking, biking and camping. Whether you come for the day’s event or make this your weekend destination there is something for everyone!

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, August 3, 2019(9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-962-2178

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/LakeMoomaw1MileOpenWaterSwim

  • Clifton Forge
    Down Town Trick or Treating and Merchant Costume Contest
    Thursday, October 31, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    501 East Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Visit Downtown Clifton Forge on Halloween from 1PM to 5PM!  Trick or Treat with down town merchants while also enjoying murals hand painted by Clifton Middle School artists,store front decorations, fun costumes, CANDY and more...

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, October 31, 2019(1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/DownTownTrickorTreatingandMerchantCostumeContest

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Town Tree Lighting
    Friday, November 15, 2019
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    547 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

      November 15, 2019 at 6PM we will begin our community celebrations in Clifton Forge with an official lighting of the Town Christmas Tree. This ceremony will take place at Town Hall and feature childrens cloggers from the Alleghany Highlands.  Everyone will be invited to sing along to some popular Christmas carols as well. In addition to music, warm cider and cookies will be served during the ceremony. 

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, November 15, 2019(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS Office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CliftonForgeTownTreeLighting

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Christmas Parade-Santa's Workshop
    Friday, December 6, 2019
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    400 E Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge , VA 24422

    On Friday evening December 6th at 6:00 PM Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. invites you to be a participant or a spectator in our 2019 Christmas Parade. This year we have chosen WINTER WONDERLAND for our theme. As in past years, the parade will begin at the intersection of Ridgeway and Roxbury Streets and continue down Ridgeway Street through the historic district to the Clifton Forge Fire Station on D Street. Nice trophies will be given our for best religious float, best private and public vehicles, best marching unit, best dance entry, best clogging entry, most creative entry, best animal float, best overall float and judges favorite. Call 862.2000 to enter!

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, December 6, 2019(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CliftonForgeChristmasParade