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
    Kids Art Camp
    Monday, July 16, 2018 - Thursday, July 19, 2018
    Show details

    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    439 E. Ridgeway St.
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Summer Art Camp I Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center (AHACC) youth art program is designed to foster an appreciation of art for students ages 8 – 12.  The Camp introduces students to a variety of materials and artistic concepts to evoke their curiosity and to hone their natural creativity.  Students will explore self-expression through various mediums including painting, drawing, and sculpture as they delve into the elements and vocabulary of art. The class is taught by Clifton Middle School Art Teacher Kaarn Thomas.  Cost is $75 per child and will cover all materials. Contact the AHACC at  (540) 862-4447.  

    Date/Hours:
    Monday, July 16, 2018 - Thursday, July 19, 2018(9:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-4447

    Email:
    highlandsartsandcraft.org@gmail.com

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

  • 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

  • Clifton Forge
    Michael Hoover: Memories of Elvis 2018
    Saturday, August 4, 2018
    Show details

    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Appalfolks presents Michael Hoover’s Memories of Elvis show annually. “Memories of Elvis,” a tribute to the King of rock ‘n’ roll, will be performed by Michael Hoover, winner of the international Elvis tribute artist’s competition in Memphis where he triumphed over 95 competitors to be declared the best Elvis tribute artist in the world. Michael and his band, Sweetwater, will perform songs that Elvis made famous. Michael has been a featured performer with The Jordanaires, Sylvia, Reba McEntire, John Conlee, Johnny Lee and Charlie Daniels, and he has appeared on stage as the opening act for Diamond Rio at Bally’s Ocean Downs, Queen City, Maryland. Charlie Hodge, Elvis’ close friend, praised Michael’s “Memories of Elvis” by proclaiming, “One of the best tributes that I have seen. He is sincere, and it shows in his work.”

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, August 4, 2018(8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/MichaelHooverMemoriesofElvis2018

  • 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

  • Clifton Forge
    Sleeping Beauty on stage at The Historic Masonic Theatre
    Monday, August 13, 2018
    Show details

    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Sleeping BeautyPresented by The Travelling Players EnsembleMonday, August 13, at 7:30pmLocation: The John E Hillert Auditorium inside The Historic Masonic TheatreTickets: $5 per person We are pleased to announce this the return of this popular travelling summer theatre tour, led by the award-winning Traveling Players Ensemble from Maryland! The Traveling Players present Sleeping Beauty, an original adaptation of the classic fairytale, using masks, acrobatics, and physical comedy. When a fairy is left off the guest list of a princess' birthday party, she curses the young princess out of spite. Can the other fairies, the king and queen, and a dashing (he thinks) prince break the curse...or will she sleep forever? This well-loved tale is staged using the masks, characters, and techniques of Comedia dell'Arte! Combining outrageous physical comedy, improvisation, this Commedia presentation will be a truly unique theatre experience.

    Date/Hours:
    Monday, August 13, 2018(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    2 for Fun onstage at the Historic Masonic Theatre
    Friday, August 17, 2018
    Show details

    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    2 for FunSaturday, August 17, 2018, 7:30pmLOCATION: The John E Hillert Auditorium in The Historic Masonic TheatreTickets: Adults: $10/ Sr.; Students: $8; CFHS Alumni: $5 The FUN returns! Brian Bleakley and Steve Ambrose are 2 for Fun. Both Brian and Steve are lead singers with the international recording artists “The Original Rhondels”. In addition to performing with the Rhondels, Brian and Steve have combined their talents and enjoy entertaining an even wider variety of audiences. Both musicians have travelled around the country and into the Caribbean, performing for audiences for more than 35 years. Sponsored by Racey and Dean Company in loving memory of Thomas P. Dean.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, August 17, 2018(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/2forFunonstageattheHistoricMasonicTheatre

  • Clifton Forge
    Down Town Trick or Treating and Merchant Costume Contest
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Show details

    Locality:
    Alleghany
    501 East Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Visit Downtown Clifton Forge 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:
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018(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 16, 2018
    Show details

    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    547 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

      November 16, 2018 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 16, 2018(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, November 30, 2018
    Show details

    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    400 E Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge , VA 24422

    On Friday evening November 30th at 6:00 PM Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. invites you to be a participant or a spectator in our 2018 Christmas Parade. This year we have chosen SANTA'S WORKSHOP 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, November 30, 2018(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

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
    Kids Art Camp
    Monday, July 16, 2018 - Thursday, July 19, 2018
    Show details

    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    439 E. Ridgeway St.
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Summer Art Camp I Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center (AHACC) youth art program is designed to foster an appreciation of art for students ages 8 – 12.  The Camp introduces students to a variety of materials and artistic concepts to evoke their curiosity and to hone their natural creativity.  Students will explore self-expression through various mediums including painting, drawing, and sculpture as they delve into the elements and vocabulary of art. The class is taught by Clifton Middle School Art Teacher Kaarn Thomas.  Cost is $75 per child and will cover all materials. Contact the AHACC at  (540) 862-4447.  

    Date/Hours:
    Monday, July 16, 2018 - Thursday, July 19, 2018(9:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-4447

    Email:
    highlandsartsandcraft.org@gmail.com

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

  • Covington
    Gran Fondo Alleghany
    Saturday, July 21, 2018
    Show details

    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

  • Clifton Forge
    Michael Hoover: Memories of Elvis 2018
    Saturday, August 4, 2018
    Show details

    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Appalfolks presents Michael Hoover’s Memories of Elvis show annually. “Memories of Elvis,” a tribute to the King of rock ‘n’ roll, will be performed by Michael Hoover, winner of the international Elvis tribute artist’s competition in Memphis where he triumphed over 95 competitors to be declared the best Elvis tribute artist in the world. Michael and his band, Sweetwater, will perform songs that Elvis made famous. Michael has been a featured performer with The Jordanaires, Sylvia, Reba McEntire, John Conlee, Johnny Lee and Charlie Daniels, and he has appeared on stage as the opening act for Diamond Rio at Bally’s Ocean Downs, Queen City, Maryland. Charlie Hodge, Elvis’ close friend, praised Michael’s “Memories of Elvis” by proclaiming, “One of the best tributes that I have seen. He is sincere, and it shows in his work.”

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, August 4, 2018(8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/MichaelHooverMemoriesofElvis2018

  • Covington
    Lake Moomaw 1 Mile Open Water Swim
    Saturday, August 4, 2018
    Show details

    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

  • Clifton Forge
    Sleeping Beauty on stage at The Historic Masonic Theatre
    Monday, August 13, 2018
    Show details

    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Sleeping BeautyPresented by The Travelling Players EnsembleMonday, August 13, at 7:30pmLocation: The John E Hillert Auditorium inside The Historic Masonic TheatreTickets: $5 per person We are pleased to announce this the return of this popular travelling summer theatre tour, led by the award-winning Traveling Players Ensemble from Maryland! The Traveling Players present Sleeping Beauty, an original adaptation of the classic fairytale, using masks, acrobatics, and physical comedy. When a fairy is left off the guest list of a princess' birthday party, she curses the young princess out of spite. Can the other fairies, the king and queen, and a dashing (he thinks) prince break the curse...or will she sleep forever? This well-loved tale is staged using the masks, characters, and techniques of Comedia dell'Arte! Combining outrageous physical comedy, improvisation, this Commedia presentation will be a truly unique theatre experience.

    Date/Hours:
    Monday, August 13, 2018(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    2 for Fun onstage at the Historic Masonic Theatre
    Friday, August 17, 2018
    Show details

    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    2 for FunSaturday, August 17, 2018, 7:30pmLOCATION: The John E Hillert Auditorium in The Historic Masonic TheatreTickets: Adults: $10/ Sr.; Students: $8; CFHS Alumni: $5 The FUN returns! Brian Bleakley and Steve Ambrose are 2 for Fun. Both Brian and Steve are lead singers with the international recording artists “The Original Rhondels”. In addition to performing with the Rhondels, Brian and Steve have combined their talents and enjoy entertaining an even wider variety of audiences. Both musicians have travelled around the country and into the Caribbean, performing for audiences for more than 35 years. Sponsored by Racey and Dean Company in loving memory of Thomas P. Dean.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, August 17, 2018(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/2forFunonstageattheHistoricMasonicTheatre

  • Clifton Forge
    Down Town Trick or Treating and Merchant Costume Contest
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Show details

    Locality:
    Alleghany
    501 East Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Visit Downtown Clifton Forge 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:
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018(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 16, 2018
    Show details

    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    547 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

      November 16, 2018 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 16, 2018(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, November 30, 2018
    Show details

    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    400 E Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge , VA 24422

    On Friday evening November 30th at 6:00 PM Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. invites you to be a participant or a spectator in our 2018 Christmas Parade. This year we have chosen SANTA'S WORKSHOP 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, November 30, 2018(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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