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
    'Twas the Night Before Christmas, presented by Barter Theatre ENCORE Players
    Saturday, November 25, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    It's Christmas Eve, and Clem has no money to give his family presents or even to pay his rent.  He puts his children to bed believing there is little hope for a "Merry Christmas". Then, "Out on the lawn there arose such a clatter" . . . and a truly magical night begins that Clem and his family will never forget!  There will be visits from the Sugar Plum Fairy, Reindeer, and Santa himself!  See Clement Clark Moore's classic holiday poem brought to life onstage as only the Barter Players can.  It's pure Christmas Magic!  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, November 25, 2017(3:00 PM

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Carols and Cocoa: A Grinchy Treat
    Friday, December 1, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Come for the homespun charm of the Town of Clifton Forge Christmas Parade, starting at 6:00 p.m., on Main Street.  After the parade join us in the auditorium for caroling, cocoa, and a screening of the classic film, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  Sing along to some of your holiday favorites, and re-visit the Whos down in Whoville on our big screen.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, December 1, 2017(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Tenth Annual Holiday Tour of Homes
    Saturday, December 2, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Presented by The Clifton Forge Women's Club The Historic Masonic Theatre is once again a stop on the holiday homes tour which features homes in Clifton Forge and Covington, as well as others.  Tour the Historic Masonic Theatre and enjoy light refreshments.  All proceeds from the Tour will be donated to the many charitable organizations in the Highlands that the Clifton Forge Women's Club supports.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, December 2, 2017(11:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Country Christmas Show featuring Glen Shelton
    Saturday, December 2, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Glen Shelton, Nashville recording artist, will share the stage with The Virginia Opry band and vocalists in the "Country Christmas Show."  Debut of Appalachian Pickers performing with Crossing County Lines. (General admission $10; $12 at door; $25 box seats)

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, December 2, 2017(7:00 PM

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Last Illusion: The Premier Tribute to The Trans-Siberian Orchestra
    Sunday, December 3, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Several years in the making, Last Illusion was formed with one sole purpose . . . to become the premier musical tribute to The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, whose founder, Paul O'Neill, died in April of this year.  O'Neill explained the influences that led to his vision for Trans-Siberian Orchestra in an interview with The Morning Call last year.  "[Effects-heavy concert production] was always part of the vision for Trans-Siberian Orchestra, [and] the mixing of classical with rock, which I obviously got from bands like Emerson, Lake and Palmer," he said.  "The rock-opera aspect, which I love because it gives a third dimension, which I plagiarized from The Who."  Last Illusion channels O'Neill's original vision, and the result is a remarkable production that leaves audiences amazed.  The magic of Christmas, the magic of TSO . . . the magic of Last Illusion.  Experience the magic for yourself.  

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, December 3, 2017(5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    The Nutcracker Danced by Shenandoah Ballet
    Saturday, December 9, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Shenandoah Academy of Dance, directed by Missy Belcher Floyd, returns to delight the entire family with "The Nutcracker".  One of our most popular performances of last season, the ballet is based on the E.T.A. Hoffman tale, "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice".  Although the performance seen on stage today differs in detail from the original story, the basic plot remains the same.  Clara dreams of her beloved Nutcracker winning the battle against the Mouse King, journeys through the land of the Snow Queen and her King, and arrives in the Land of the Sweets and the Sugar Plum Fairy. The ballet, set to the timeless Tchaikovsky score, was first performed in 1892 by the Mariinsky Theatre, home to the Krov Ballet.    Missy Belcher Floyd, Director, will continue to INVITE participants of all ages and levels of experience from local dance studios to perform in this production, as well!  Experience the magic that is "The Nutcracker" with the Shenandoah Ballet this December!  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, December 9, 2017(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    The Nutcracker Danced by Shenandoah Ballet
    Sunday, December 10, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Shenandoah Academy of Dance, directed by Missy Belcher Floyd, returns to delight the entire family with "The Nutcracker".  One of our most popular performances of last season, the ballet is based on the E.T.A. Hoffman tale, "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice".  Although the performance seen on stage today differs in detail from the original story, the basic plot remains the same.  Clara dreams of her beloved Nutcracker winning the battle against the Mouse King, journeys through the land of the Snow Queen and her King, and arrives in the Land of the Sweets and the Sugar Plum Fairy. The ballet, set to the timeless Tchaikovsky score, was first performed in 1892 by the Mariinsky Theatre, home to the Krov Ballet.    Missy Belcher Floyd, Director, will continue to INVITE participants of all ages and levels of experience from local dance studios to perform in this production, as well!  Experience the magic that is "The Nutcracker" with the Shenandoah Ballet this December!  

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, December 10, 2017(3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Underground Open Mic
    Thursday, December 14, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Live from the Underground Lounge and Cafe Our monthly open mic session in the Underground Lounge returns.  Each month we feature a special musical host to both perform and introduce other local musicians, comedians, poets and more. You never know what you'll hear at the open mic, but it is sure to be fun!  So come on in, grab your favorite drink in the Underground Cafe, sit back and enjoy.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, December 14, 2017(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    The Original Rhondels: A Rhondels Christmas
    Saturday, December 16, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Get ready for a rockin' Christmas season treat!  From Virginia Beach, The Original Rhondels are a music tradition who have performed their hit recordings in almost every major city in the United States.  In 1969, Bill Deal and The Rhondels began a recording career that would take them to Madison Square Garden and across the country.  With three Top-10 hits ("May I", "I've Been Hurt", and "What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am?") the band hit the road, entertaining audiences with outstanding vocals, powerful brass, and exciting showmanship.  These hits also topped the charts in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, and Germany. The unexpected passing of Bill Deal in December 2003 was a great loss to the music industry; however, The Original Rhondels continue to perform the great music that earned them a star on the Legends Walk of Fame.  Performing from Orlando and Tampa FL to Charleston and Myrtle Beach, SC; from Montgomery AL to Washington DC; The Original Rhondels continue to delight their audiences around the country.  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, December 16, 2017(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    STARS: Christmas with the STARS
    Sunday, December 17, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    STARS (Special Theatrical Artists Revue & Showcase) is in its 22nd performance season, and the troupe of performers, who face mental and/or physical challenges, will perform the type of variety show that STARS has become noted for over the past two decades. Paula Crance and Sonya Kimberlin will co-direct the performance, and Chris Fisher will return as Master of Ceremonies.  WestRock continues to sponsor STARS, with support from the Town of Clifton Forge.  

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, December 17, 2017(3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    SwayKatz Holiday Swing Concert
    Friday, December 22, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The holidays wouldn’t be complete at the Masonic Theatre without a swinging concert by local favorites, Swaykatz Big Band. ‘The Katz’ shift easily between your favorites from Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, and Count Basie to contemporary artists like Michael Buble, Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, and Brian Setzer. Sway Katz are renowned for their tight ensemble work, audacious sense of swing and inspired solos. Join us for this big band holiday party!

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, December 22, 2017(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Underground Open Mic, Live from the Underground Lounge and Cafe
    Thursday, January 11, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Our monthly open mic session in the Underground Lounge returns.  Each month we feature a special music host to both perform and introduce other local musicians, comedians, poets and more. You never know what you'll hear at the open mic, but it is sure to be fun!  So, come on in, grab your favorite drink in the Underground Cafe, sit back and enjoy.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, January 11, 2018(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Dirty Dancing
    Saturday, January 20, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Dirty Dancing Movie night at the Historic Masonic Theatre! “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” A teenage girl, ‘Baby’, learns about love, adult responsibility, and how to do The Dirty Boogie in this romantic drama. Come on…you know you want to ‘get dirty’ with Johnny, Baby and the rest of the Catskill resort hotel’s guests and staff. Dirty Dancing was a surprise box-office hit, and the soundtrack album was an even bigger success, spawning several hit singles and inspiring a top-drawing concert tour featuring several of its artists. This event is a benefit sponsored by the parents of Garlynda’s Fancy Feet Dance Studio dancers. Tickets: $5 at the door  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, January 20, 2018(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Blues Fest: VIP Lounge
    Friday, January 26, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Help us kick-off the festival by sitting on this up close and personal blue jam.  VIP's from Saturday's line-up will sit in with a rotating group of talented blues musicians.  You'll wanna be a part of this special evening.  Tickets are limited, so get yours early. Tickets: $15

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, January 26, 2018(7:30 PM

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Blues Festival
    Saturday, January 27, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    We’ve got the Blues and it feels so good! Join Headliner, Bobby ‘Blackhat’ Walters and his line-up of award winning blues bands as they shake the walls of The Historic Masonic Theatre. Bobby "BlackHat" Walters, recording artist, harmonica player, vocalist, songwriter and actor hails from Cleveland, Ohio and has been playing harp for over 40 years. Bobby is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Commander with 27 years of distinguished service which included serving as Military Aide to the President and being awarded the Coast Guard Medal for Heroism. Joining Bobby are blues groups from Richmond, Charlottesville and Hampton Roads. Together, they’ll provide an afternoon sure to replace your winter blues with the kind of blues that make you happy. Stay tuned for more details and circle the weekend of January 27th in BLUES!  Festival Tickets: Main Orch: $25; Rear Orch/Front Balc: $20; Rear Balc: $15; Boxes: $35

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, January 27, 2018(6:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    February Open Mic Night in The Underground Lounge
    Thursday, February 8, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Live from the Underground Lounge and Cafe Our monthly open mic session in the Underground Lounge returns. Each month we feature a special musical host to both perform and introduce other local musicians, comedians, poets and more. You never know what you’ll hear at the open mic, but it is sure to be fun! So, come on in, grab your favorite drink in the Underground Café, sit back and enjoy. Free. Donations appreciated.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, February 8, 2018(7:00 PM

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Virginia Opera presents: Arias and Duets
    Friday, February 9, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Join the Virginia Opera for this delightful musical event featuring arias and duet selections from Virginia Opera’s 17/18 Season: Samson and Delilah, The Girl of the Golden West, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Lucia Di Lammermoor. This unique collection of popular song selections will be performed by Virginia Opera Mainstage and Emerging artists. Tickets: Main Orch: $15; Rear Orch/Front Balc: $12; Rear Balc: $10; Boxes: $25

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, February 9, 2018(7:30 PM

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Deep River: The Marian Anderson Journey performed by Virginia Opera
    Saturday, February 10, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Virginia Opera brings back to The Historic Masonic Theatre stage its moving musical history of one of the most celebrated singers in the twentieth century. Marian Anderson became an important figure in the struggle for black artists to overcome racial prejudice in the United States. Virginia Opera celebrates Ms. Anderson’s incredible journey with a newly commissioned program about her rise to a pre-eminent spot among the world's concert artists despite racial attitudes of the times, which she met with courage, grace and determination.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, February 10, 2018(2:30 PM

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Barter Theatre presents: A Facility for Living
    Friday, March 2, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Barter Theatre makes its first appearance on our renovated stage, bringing this twisted comedy that takes a serious subject and gives it a hilarious biting edge. Set in the not-so-distant future, nursing home residents are housed in a government-run, repurposed penitentiary (because the prisons have been outsourced to China, naturally!) and the Head Nurse is being a real pill. Suffice it to say that resident morale is a little down. All is doom and gloom until Joe Taylor a new resident and former actor arrives. Fresh new life is about to be breathed into Nursing Home #273 whether Nurse Claudia and her orderlies approve or not! With each repressive rule and outrageous cost saving measure imposed by Nurse Claudia, and with Joe's help, these feisty boomers plot a coup d'état to show everyone that they aren't ready to give up on life just yet! "A Facility for Living" pulls out all the stops when it comes to addressing all the vices, follies, abuses and shortcomings of the "system"-in this case government's response to the issue of aging in America. Sometimes it's funny because it's just so wrong," says Richard Rose, Barter Theatre’s Artistic Director.  Because of the language and content, viewer discretion is advised.  Tickets: Main Orch: $25; Rear Orch/Front Balc: $20; Rear Balc: $15; Boxes: $35

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, March 2, 2018(8:00 PM

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Aesop's Fables Presented by the Barter Theatre ENCORE Players
    Saturday, March 3, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Barter Theatre presents an afternoon of family fun and discovery. Aesop is one of the most beloved storytellers of all time, able to weave fantastic tales with timeless lessons of truth. Join Aesop and his friends in this exciting musical adventure and experience fables such as Androcles and the Lion, The Oak and the Reed, The Fox Without a Tail, The Beast in Love, The Tortoise and The Hare, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf brought to life as only the Barter Players can.Tickets: Main Orch: $15; Rear Orch/Front Balc: $12; Rear Balc: $10; Boxes: $25

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 3, 2018(2:30 PM

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Robbie Limon Band: The Ultimate 70s Show
    Saturday, March 3, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Can you dig it? Last Season you saw Robbie Limon as Buddy Holly and Hank Williams, Sr. This season, get ready to don some bell bottoms and enjoy the 70s as Robbie and his talented musicians return to our stage to get down. Rummage through your closet, because special prizes will be awarded for the best 70s outfits we see. Get your friends together and make plans to do The Hustle in the aisle as The Robbie Limon Band fires up the "way back" machine to a time when chokers were hip, platforms were cool, and Betamax tapes were the rage!

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 3, 2018(8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/RobbieLimonBandTheUltimate70sShow

  • Clifton Forge
    Open Mic at The Historic Masonic Theatre
    Thursday, March 8, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Underground Open Mic

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, March 8, 2018(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/OpenMic3817

  • Clifton Forge
    Love and Fireworks; Danced by Roanoke Ballet Theatre
    Saturday, March 10, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks. Enjoy excerpts from the ballet classics, La Bayadere and Don Quixote, as well as selected pieces from the contemporary work, Matices. Talent, passion and energy make this an evening not to miss.Theatre doors open one hour before the show.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 10, 2018(2:30 PM - 4:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Allegheny Mountain String Project Solo Recital
    Sunday, March 11, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The fantastically talented students of Allegheny Mountain String Project perform solo musical pieces ranging from Bach to bluegrass, accompanied by gifted musicians.  Admission is free and the young talent on stage will delight!  

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, March 11, 2018(3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Love Canon
    Saturday, March 17, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Get your St. Patty’s Day groove on with us! Love Canon doesn't cover the music of the '80s as much as kidnap it and take it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride. It's a general rule of American culture that it takes 20-40 years for a decade to shed its stale stench and get its groove back. There's no shortage of clever musical re-enactors giving the first generation of MTV an ironic makeover: a fool's errand, given that the music already was soaked in postmodern irony. By contrast, Love Canon refreshes and extends the originals with affectionate humor and effortless virtuosity. The players -- including Old School Freight Train's Jesse Harper and Darrell Muller, Virginia Commonwealth University guitar and banjo master Adam Larrabee, Mandolin Virtuoso Andy Thacker, and dobro Jedi Jay Starling — add layers of depth to the still-appealing pop hooks.  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 17, 2018(8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    The Announcers Annual Easter Eve Concert
    Saturday, March 31, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    This traditional evening of music has been enchanting the night before Easter since the late 1980s with the voices of The Announcers.  Remarkably, this will be the 28th year this Christian gospel group will celebrate Easter Eve (and over 40 years of performing together), and they still love every bit of the gospel message.  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 31, 2018(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Easter Sunrise Service in the Masonic Amphitheatre
    Sunday, April 1, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Hosted by CAYA (Come As You Are) Community Ministries, Pastor Alfred 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.

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, April 1, 2018(7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    A Tribute to Patsy Cline: starring Denise Glass
    Saturday, April 14, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Denise Glass, winner at the Patsy Cline Competition in Winchester, Virginia, and her band will present "A Tribute to Patsy Cline" at The Virginia Opry.  (Advance tickets $12, $15 and $20; add $2 day of show)

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, April 14, 2018(8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    QUEBE SISTERS
    Thursday, April 26, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    When the Quebe Sisters from Texas take a stage, and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away! It's partly because the trio's vocal and instrumental performances are authentic all-Americana, all the time, respectful of the artists that inspired them the most. And whether the Quebes (rhymes with "maybe") are decked out in denims and boots or fashionably dressed to the nines in makeup, skirts and heels, the fresh-faced, clean-cut sisters, all in their 20s, look as good as they sound. Not surprisingly, the Quebe Sisters win standing ovations at just about every show. It's been that way since 2000, when they started fiddling together as pre-teens. The sisters' past is as colorful and eventful as their future is bright. Growing up in Burleson, TX, a southern suburb of Fort Worth, Hulda, Sophia and Grace were 7, 10 and 12 in 1998 when they attended their first local fiddle competition in nearby Denton, and decided fiddling was what they wanted to do. The girls earned solo and group accolades early on, winning state and national championships in their respective age groups in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002.   

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, April 26, 2018(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    "Angel Choir" Gospel Concert
    Saturday, May 5, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Angel Choir, comprised of more than twenty-five of our area's talented gospel singers, held its first concert last year in support of the program, Fishing with Angels.  Come enjoy an evening of uplifting music and learn more about the fishing event designed to give a day of recreation to our area's children living with disabilities as well as our first responders.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 5, 2018(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Triathlon of the Alleghany Highlands
    Sunday, May 6, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    501 East Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Join us on Saturday, May 6, 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. 

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, May 6, 2018

    Telephone:
    5408622000: 540-862-2000

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Fishing with Angels
    Saturday, May 12, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The 3rd Annual Fishing with Angels will take place at Smith Creek, near the Masonic Amphitheatre Pedestrian Bridge.  The event is for physically challenged or intellectually disabled youth ages five through eighteen.  Hundreds of trout will be stocked in the creek prior to the event, and all fishing poles will be provided for the event in addition to cornhole and a free concert by The Announcers.  Lunch will be provided for those attending the event.  Local firefighters and rescue workers will be in attendance to assist and enjoy a little fishing themselves.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 12, 2018(10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    STARS: Spring with the STARS, Presented by Appalfolks of America
    Saturday, May 19, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    STARS (Special Theatrical Artists Revue & Showcase) is in its 22nd performance season, and the troupe of performers, who face mental and/or physical challenges, will perform the type of variety show that STARS has become noted for over the past two decades. Paula Crance and Sonya Kimberlin will co-direct the performance, and Chris Fisher will return as Master of Ceremonies.  WestRock continues to sponsor STARS, with support from the Town of Clifton Forge.  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 19, 2018(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Covington
    Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k
    Saturday, June 23, 2018
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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 fifth 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 23, 2018(7:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

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

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

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

  • Covington
    Gran Fondo Alleghany
    Saturday, July 21, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Gran Fondo Alleghany celebrates its ninth edition in July 2018 and our commitment to providing riders with a premium experience remains steadfast. Riders may choose from four courses:  the Gran Fondo is a 116-mile mountainous course, the Medio Fondo is a 69-mile hilly course, the Medio Mountain is a 69-mile mountainous course or the Piccolo Fondo which is  29-mile hilly course. All of our rides come with course timing, neutral technical support, fully stocked rest stops and food and beverage at the finish served with our renowned Alleghany Highlands hospitality!  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, July 21, 2018(7:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

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

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

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

  • Covington
    Lake Moomaw 1 Mile Open Water Swim
    Saturday, August 4, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Lake Moomaw One Mile Open Water Swim will take place on August 4, 2018 amid the beautiful mountain landscape and breathtaking scenery of the Alleghany Highlands. The Alleghany Highland Chamber will co-host the event with Dave Holland, United States Masters Swimming Long Distance Chair.  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, August 4, 2018(9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-962-2178

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

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

Events

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
    'Twas the Night Before Christmas, presented by Barter Theatre ENCORE Players
    Saturday, November 25, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    It's Christmas Eve, and Clem has no money to give his family presents or even to pay his rent.  He puts his children to bed believing there is little hope for a "Merry Christmas". Then, "Out on the lawn there arose such a clatter" . . . and a truly magical night begins that Clem and his family will never forget!  There will be visits from the Sugar Plum Fairy, Reindeer, and Santa himself!  See Clement Clark Moore's classic holiday poem brought to life onstage as only the Barter Players can.  It's pure Christmas Magic!  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, November 25, 2017(3:00 PM

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Carols and Cocoa: A Grinchy Treat
    Friday, December 1, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Come for the homespun charm of the Town of Clifton Forge Christmas Parade, starting at 6:00 p.m., on Main Street.  After the parade join us in the auditorium for caroling, cocoa, and a screening of the classic film, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  Sing along to some of your holiday favorites, and re-visit the Whos down in Whoville on our big screen.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, December 1, 2017(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Tenth Annual Holiday Tour of Homes
    Saturday, December 2, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Presented by The Clifton Forge Women's Club The Historic Masonic Theatre is once again a stop on the holiday homes tour which features homes in Clifton Forge and Covington, as well as others.  Tour the Historic Masonic Theatre and enjoy light refreshments.  All proceeds from the Tour will be donated to the many charitable organizations in the Highlands that the Clifton Forge Women's Club supports.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, December 2, 2017(11:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Country Christmas Show featuring Glen Shelton
    Saturday, December 2, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Glen Shelton, Nashville recording artist, will share the stage with The Virginia Opry band and vocalists in the "Country Christmas Show."  Debut of Appalachian Pickers performing with Crossing County Lines. (General admission $10; $12 at door; $25 box seats)

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, December 2, 2017(7:00 PM

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Last Illusion: The Premier Tribute to The Trans-Siberian Orchestra
    Sunday, December 3, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Several years in the making, Last Illusion was formed with one sole purpose . . . to become the premier musical tribute to The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, whose founder, Paul O'Neill, died in April of this year.  O'Neill explained the influences that led to his vision for Trans-Siberian Orchestra in an interview with The Morning Call last year.  "[Effects-heavy concert production] was always part of the vision for Trans-Siberian Orchestra, [and] the mixing of classical with rock, which I obviously got from bands like Emerson, Lake and Palmer," he said.  "The rock-opera aspect, which I love because it gives a third dimension, which I plagiarized from The Who."  Last Illusion channels O'Neill's original vision, and the result is a remarkable production that leaves audiences amazed.  The magic of Christmas, the magic of TSO . . . the magic of Last Illusion.  Experience the magic for yourself.  

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, December 3, 2017(5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    The Nutcracker Danced by Shenandoah Ballet
    Saturday, December 9, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Shenandoah Academy of Dance, directed by Missy Belcher Floyd, returns to delight the entire family with "The Nutcracker".  One of our most popular performances of last season, the ballet is based on the E.T.A. Hoffman tale, "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice".  Although the performance seen on stage today differs in detail from the original story, the basic plot remains the same.  Clara dreams of her beloved Nutcracker winning the battle against the Mouse King, journeys through the land of the Snow Queen and her King, and arrives in the Land of the Sweets and the Sugar Plum Fairy. The ballet, set to the timeless Tchaikovsky score, was first performed in 1892 by the Mariinsky Theatre, home to the Krov Ballet.    Missy Belcher Floyd, Director, will continue to INVITE participants of all ages and levels of experience from local dance studios to perform in this production, as well!  Experience the magic that is "The Nutcracker" with the Shenandoah Ballet this December!  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, December 9, 2017(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    The Nutcracker Danced by Shenandoah Ballet
    Sunday, December 10, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Shenandoah Academy of Dance, directed by Missy Belcher Floyd, returns to delight the entire family with "The Nutcracker".  One of our most popular performances of last season, the ballet is based on the E.T.A. Hoffman tale, "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice".  Although the performance seen on stage today differs in detail from the original story, the basic plot remains the same.  Clara dreams of her beloved Nutcracker winning the battle against the Mouse King, journeys through the land of the Snow Queen and her King, and arrives in the Land of the Sweets and the Sugar Plum Fairy. The ballet, set to the timeless Tchaikovsky score, was first performed in 1892 by the Mariinsky Theatre, home to the Krov Ballet.    Missy Belcher Floyd, Director, will continue to INVITE participants of all ages and levels of experience from local dance studios to perform in this production, as well!  Experience the magic that is "The Nutcracker" with the Shenandoah Ballet this December!  

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, December 10, 2017(3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Underground Open Mic
    Thursday, December 14, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Live from the Underground Lounge and Cafe Our monthly open mic session in the Underground Lounge returns.  Each month we feature a special musical host to both perform and introduce other local musicians, comedians, poets and more. You never know what you'll hear at the open mic, but it is sure to be fun!  So come on in, grab your favorite drink in the Underground Cafe, sit back and enjoy.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, December 14, 2017(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    The Original Rhondels: A Rhondels Christmas
    Saturday, December 16, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Get ready for a rockin' Christmas season treat!  From Virginia Beach, The Original Rhondels are a music tradition who have performed their hit recordings in almost every major city in the United States.  In 1969, Bill Deal and The Rhondels began a recording career that would take them to Madison Square Garden and across the country.  With three Top-10 hits ("May I", "I've Been Hurt", and "What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am?") the band hit the road, entertaining audiences with outstanding vocals, powerful brass, and exciting showmanship.  These hits also topped the charts in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, and Germany. The unexpected passing of Bill Deal in December 2003 was a great loss to the music industry; however, The Original Rhondels continue to perform the great music that earned them a star on the Legends Walk of Fame.  Performing from Orlando and Tampa FL to Charleston and Myrtle Beach, SC; from Montgomery AL to Washington DC; The Original Rhondels continue to delight their audiences around the country.  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, December 16, 2017(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    STARS: Christmas with the STARS
    Sunday, December 17, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    STARS (Special Theatrical Artists Revue & Showcase) is in its 22nd performance season, and the troupe of performers, who face mental and/or physical challenges, will perform the type of variety show that STARS has become noted for over the past two decades. Paula Crance and Sonya Kimberlin will co-direct the performance, and Chris Fisher will return as Master of Ceremonies.  WestRock continues to sponsor STARS, with support from the Town of Clifton Forge.  

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, December 17, 2017(3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    SwayKatz Holiday Swing Concert
    Friday, December 22, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The holidays wouldn’t be complete at the Masonic Theatre without a swinging concert by local favorites, Swaykatz Big Band. ‘The Katz’ shift easily between your favorites from Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, and Count Basie to contemporary artists like Michael Buble, Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, and Brian Setzer. Sway Katz are renowned for their tight ensemble work, audacious sense of swing and inspired solos. Join us for this big band holiday party!

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, December 22, 2017(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Underground Open Mic, Live from the Underground Lounge and Cafe
    Thursday, January 11, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Our monthly open mic session in the Underground Lounge returns.  Each month we feature a special music host to both perform and introduce other local musicians, comedians, poets and more. You never know what you'll hear at the open mic, but it is sure to be fun!  So, come on in, grab your favorite drink in the Underground Cafe, sit back and enjoy.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, January 11, 2018(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Dirty Dancing
    Saturday, January 20, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Dirty Dancing Movie night at the Historic Masonic Theatre! “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” A teenage girl, ‘Baby’, learns about love, adult responsibility, and how to do The Dirty Boogie in this romantic drama. Come on…you know you want to ‘get dirty’ with Johnny, Baby and the rest of the Catskill resort hotel’s guests and staff. Dirty Dancing was a surprise box-office hit, and the soundtrack album was an even bigger success, spawning several hit singles and inspiring a top-drawing concert tour featuring several of its artists. This event is a benefit sponsored by the parents of Garlynda’s Fancy Feet Dance Studio dancers. Tickets: $5 at the door  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, January 20, 2018(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Blues Fest: VIP Lounge
    Friday, January 26, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Help us kick-off the festival by sitting on this up close and personal blue jam.  VIP's from Saturday's line-up will sit in with a rotating group of talented blues musicians.  You'll wanna be a part of this special evening.  Tickets are limited, so get yours early. Tickets: $15

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, January 26, 2018(7:30 PM

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Blues Festival
    Saturday, January 27, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    We’ve got the Blues and it feels so good! Join Headliner, Bobby ‘Blackhat’ Walters and his line-up of award winning blues bands as they shake the walls of The Historic Masonic Theatre. Bobby "BlackHat" Walters, recording artist, harmonica player, vocalist, songwriter and actor hails from Cleveland, Ohio and has been playing harp for over 40 years. Bobby is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Commander with 27 years of distinguished service which included serving as Military Aide to the President and being awarded the Coast Guard Medal for Heroism. Joining Bobby are blues groups from Richmond, Charlottesville and Hampton Roads. Together, they’ll provide an afternoon sure to replace your winter blues with the kind of blues that make you happy. Stay tuned for more details and circle the weekend of January 27th in BLUES!  Festival Tickets: Main Orch: $25; Rear Orch/Front Balc: $20; Rear Balc: $15; Boxes: $35

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, January 27, 2018(6:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    February Open Mic Night in The Underground Lounge
    Thursday, February 8, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Live from the Underground Lounge and Cafe Our monthly open mic session in the Underground Lounge returns. Each month we feature a special musical host to both perform and introduce other local musicians, comedians, poets and more. You never know what you’ll hear at the open mic, but it is sure to be fun! So, come on in, grab your favorite drink in the Underground Café, sit back and enjoy. Free. Donations appreciated.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, February 8, 2018(7:00 PM

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Virginia Opera presents: Arias and Duets
    Friday, February 9, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Join the Virginia Opera for this delightful musical event featuring arias and duet selections from Virginia Opera’s 17/18 Season: Samson and Delilah, The Girl of the Golden West, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Lucia Di Lammermoor. This unique collection of popular song selections will be performed by Virginia Opera Mainstage and Emerging artists. Tickets: Main Orch: $15; Rear Orch/Front Balc: $12; Rear Balc: $10; Boxes: $25

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, February 9, 2018(7:30 PM

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Deep River: The Marian Anderson Journey performed by Virginia Opera
    Saturday, February 10, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Virginia Opera brings back to The Historic Masonic Theatre stage its moving musical history of one of the most celebrated singers in the twentieth century. Marian Anderson became an important figure in the struggle for black artists to overcome racial prejudice in the United States. Virginia Opera celebrates Ms. Anderson’s incredible journey with a newly commissioned program about her rise to a pre-eminent spot among the world's concert artists despite racial attitudes of the times, which she met with courage, grace and determination.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, February 10, 2018(2:30 PM

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Barter Theatre presents: A Facility for Living
    Friday, March 2, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Barter Theatre makes its first appearance on our renovated stage, bringing this twisted comedy that takes a serious subject and gives it a hilarious biting edge. Set in the not-so-distant future, nursing home residents are housed in a government-run, repurposed penitentiary (because the prisons have been outsourced to China, naturally!) and the Head Nurse is being a real pill. Suffice it to say that resident morale is a little down. All is doom and gloom until Joe Taylor a new resident and former actor arrives. Fresh new life is about to be breathed into Nursing Home #273 whether Nurse Claudia and her orderlies approve or not! With each repressive rule and outrageous cost saving measure imposed by Nurse Claudia, and with Joe's help, these feisty boomers plot a coup d'état to show everyone that they aren't ready to give up on life just yet! "A Facility for Living" pulls out all the stops when it comes to addressing all the vices, follies, abuses and shortcomings of the "system"-in this case government's response to the issue of aging in America. Sometimes it's funny because it's just so wrong," says Richard Rose, Barter Theatre’s Artistic Director.  Because of the language and content, viewer discretion is advised.  Tickets: Main Orch: $25; Rear Orch/Front Balc: $20; Rear Balc: $15; Boxes: $35

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, March 2, 2018(8:00 PM

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Aesop's Fables Presented by the Barter Theatre ENCORE Players
    Saturday, March 3, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Barter Theatre presents an afternoon of family fun and discovery. Aesop is one of the most beloved storytellers of all time, able to weave fantastic tales with timeless lessons of truth. Join Aesop and his friends in this exciting musical adventure and experience fables such as Androcles and the Lion, The Oak and the Reed, The Fox Without a Tail, The Beast in Love, The Tortoise and The Hare, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf brought to life as only the Barter Players can.Tickets: Main Orch: $15; Rear Orch/Front Balc: $12; Rear Balc: $10; Boxes: $25

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 3, 2018(2:30 PM

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Robbie Limon Band: The Ultimate 70s Show
    Saturday, March 3, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Can you dig it? Last Season you saw Robbie Limon as Buddy Holly and Hank Williams, Sr. This season, get ready to don some bell bottoms and enjoy the 70s as Robbie and his talented musicians return to our stage to get down. Rummage through your closet, because special prizes will be awarded for the best 70s outfits we see. Get your friends together and make plans to do The Hustle in the aisle as The Robbie Limon Band fires up the "way back" machine to a time when chokers were hip, platforms were cool, and Betamax tapes were the rage!

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 3, 2018(8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/RobbieLimonBandTheUltimate70sShow

  • Clifton Forge
    Open Mic at The Historic Masonic Theatre
    Thursday, March 8, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Underground Open Mic

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, March 8, 2018(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/OpenMic3817

  • Clifton Forge
    Love and Fireworks; Danced by Roanoke Ballet Theatre
    Saturday, March 10, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks. Enjoy excerpts from the ballet classics, La Bayadere and Don Quixote, as well as selected pieces from the contemporary work, Matices. Talent, passion and energy make this an evening not to miss.Theatre doors open one hour before the show.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 10, 2018(2:30 PM - 4:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Allegheny Mountain String Project Solo Recital
    Sunday, March 11, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The fantastically talented students of Allegheny Mountain String Project perform solo musical pieces ranging from Bach to bluegrass, accompanied by gifted musicians.  Admission is free and the young talent on stage will delight!  

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, March 11, 2018(3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Love Canon
    Saturday, March 17, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Get your St. Patty’s Day groove on with us! Love Canon doesn't cover the music of the '80s as much as kidnap it and take it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride. It's a general rule of American culture that it takes 20-40 years for a decade to shed its stale stench and get its groove back. There's no shortage of clever musical re-enactors giving the first generation of MTV an ironic makeover: a fool's errand, given that the music already was soaked in postmodern irony. By contrast, Love Canon refreshes and extends the originals with affectionate humor and effortless virtuosity. The players -- including Old School Freight Train's Jesse Harper and Darrell Muller, Virginia Commonwealth University guitar and banjo master Adam Larrabee, Mandolin Virtuoso Andy Thacker, and dobro Jedi Jay Starling — add layers of depth to the still-appealing pop hooks.  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 17, 2018(8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    The Announcers Annual Easter Eve Concert
    Saturday, March 31, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    This traditional evening of music has been enchanting the night before Easter since the late 1980s with the voices of The Announcers.  Remarkably, this will be the 28th year this Christian gospel group will celebrate Easter Eve (and over 40 years of performing together), and they still love every bit of the gospel message.  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 31, 2018(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Easter Sunrise Service in the Masonic Amphitheatre
    Sunday, April 1, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Hosted by CAYA (Come As You Are) Community Ministries, Pastor Alfred 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.

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, April 1, 2018(7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    A Tribute to Patsy Cline: starring Denise Glass
    Saturday, April 14, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Denise Glass, winner at the Patsy Cline Competition in Winchester, Virginia, and her band will present "A Tribute to Patsy Cline" at The Virginia Opry.  (Advance tickets $12, $15 and $20; add $2 day of show)

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, April 14, 2018(8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    QUEBE SISTERS
    Thursday, April 26, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    When the Quebe Sisters from Texas take a stage, and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away! It's partly because the trio's vocal and instrumental performances are authentic all-Americana, all the time, respectful of the artists that inspired them the most. And whether the Quebes (rhymes with "maybe") are decked out in denims and boots or fashionably dressed to the nines in makeup, skirts and heels, the fresh-faced, clean-cut sisters, all in their 20s, look as good as they sound. Not surprisingly, the Quebe Sisters win standing ovations at just about every show. It's been that way since 2000, when they started fiddling together as pre-teens. The sisters' past is as colorful and eventful as their future is bright. Growing up in Burleson, TX, a southern suburb of Fort Worth, Hulda, Sophia and Grace were 7, 10 and 12 in 1998 when they attended their first local fiddle competition in nearby Denton, and decided fiddling was what they wanted to do. The girls earned solo and group accolades early on, winning state and national championships in their respective age groups in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002.   

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, April 26, 2018(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    "Angel Choir" Gospel Concert
    Saturday, May 5, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Angel Choir, comprised of more than twenty-five of our area's talented gospel singers, held its first concert last year in support of the program, Fishing with Angels.  Come enjoy an evening of uplifting music and learn more about the fishing event designed to give a day of recreation to our area's children living with disabilities as well as our first responders.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 5, 2018(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Triathlon of the Alleghany Highlands
    Sunday, May 6, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    501 East Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Join us on Saturday, May 6, 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. 

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, May 6, 2018

    Telephone:
    5408622000: 540-862-2000

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Fishing with Angels
    Saturday, May 12, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The 3rd Annual Fishing with Angels will take place at Smith Creek, near the Masonic Amphitheatre Pedestrian Bridge.  The event is for physically challenged or intellectually disabled youth ages five through eighteen.  Hundreds of trout will be stocked in the creek prior to the event, and all fishing poles will be provided for the event in addition to cornhole and a free concert by The Announcers.  Lunch will be provided for those attending the event.  Local firefighters and rescue workers will be in attendance to assist and enjoy a little fishing themselves.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 12, 2018(10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    STARS: Spring with the STARS, Presented by Appalfolks of America
    Saturday, May 19, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    STARS (Special Theatrical Artists Revue & Showcase) is in its 22nd performance season, and the troupe of performers, who face mental and/or physical challenges, will perform the type of variety show that STARS has become noted for over the past two decades. Paula Crance and Sonya Kimberlin will co-direct the performance, and Chris Fisher will return as Master of Ceremonies.  WestRock continues to sponsor STARS, with support from the Town of Clifton Forge.  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 19, 2018(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Covington
    Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k
    Saturday, June 23, 2018
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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 fifth 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 23, 2018(7:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

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

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

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

  • Covington
    Gran Fondo Alleghany
    Saturday, July 21, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Gran Fondo Alleghany celebrates its ninth edition in July 2018 and our commitment to providing riders with a premium experience remains steadfast. Riders may choose from four courses:  the Gran Fondo is a 116-mile mountainous course, the Medio Fondo is a 69-mile hilly course, the Medio Mountain is a 69-mile mountainous course or the Piccolo Fondo which is  29-mile hilly course. All of our rides come with course timing, neutral technical support, fully stocked rest stops and food and beverage at the finish served with our renowned Alleghany Highlands hospitality!  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, July 21, 2018(7:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

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

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

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

  • Covington
    Lake Moomaw 1 Mile Open Water Swim
    Saturday, August 4, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Lake Moomaw One Mile Open Water Swim will take place on August 4, 2018 amid the beautiful mountain landscape and breathtaking scenery of the Alleghany Highlands. The Alleghany Highland Chamber will co-host the event with Dave Holland, United States Masters Swimming Long Distance Chair.  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, August 4, 2018(9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-962-2178

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

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