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.

  • Covington
    Celebrating 50 Years of Love in the Alleghany Highlands
    Saturday, May 25, 2019 - Saturday, August 10, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    May 25th - August 10th  Summer Kick-off Event May 25, 2019Kicking off the 50th anniversary of Virginia is for Lovers with music, fireworks and children's activities at the Jackson River Sports Complex in Covington  Alleghany Highlands Heritage DayJune 1, 2019Downtown Clifton Forge Cork & Pork FestivalJune 21 - 22, 2019Downtown Covington StreetScene EventAugust 10, 2019Downtown Covington Promotions  Jack Masons Tavern and Brewery - Specialty beer  The Rail Bar and Grille - Specialty cocktail The Club Car - Lunch specials & root beer/coke floats The Colorful Chameleon - Specialty Desserts Cakes Your Way & Coffee Café - Themed cupcakes each week Hillcrest Bed & Breakfast - Stay for $50/night - Monday nights/two night stay minimum May 25th - August 10th. LoveWork on site. Alleghany Outdoors - Special rates with reference to 50 Years of Love Historic Masonic Theater & Amphitheater - Ticket specials and specific movie nights based around the number 50   Art Squared - Creating murals in downtown Covington for a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity.  City of Covington - Brand new LOVEworks display on Main Street.  Clifton Forge School of the Arts - Various art-related programs offered during the campaign period involving the number 50 and "Love." Store specials.  Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts CenterA LOVE mural will be on display. Summer Arts programs. Also, a 50 Years of Love painting workshop will be available.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 25, 2019 - Saturday, August 10, 2019

    Telephone:
    540-962-2178

    Email:
    jtaylor@ahchamber.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/Celebrating50YearsofLoveintheAlleghanyHighlands

  • Clifton Forge
    Wonder Woman: Benefit Movie Screening
    Friday, June 21, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Friday, June 21 at 7: 00 pmIn the John E. Hillert Auditorium Join host, presenter and local good guy Ricky Bates as as he kicks-off his inaugural benefit film series, HEROES 4 HEROES, with a free community screening of the hit film WONDER WOMAN.Each film in the series will feature a blockbuster super-hero film and benefit a selected community charity. The charity will change with each film. Admission is free and donations will be collected to benefit the selected community organization, THE PINK TIE GROUP. The Pink Tie Group helps individuals and families in our area who are battling breast cancer. Refreshments will be available, and all are welcome! The film is rated PG 13. ABOUT THE FILM:Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny. Scoring an eye-popping 93% fresh on the film site Rotten Tomatoes, this fast paced action flick breathes new life into this well-loved super-hero tale.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, June 21, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

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

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

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

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

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

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

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

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

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Cash Unchained; The Ultimate Johnny Cash
    Saturday, June 29, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash TributeSaturday, June 29 at 7:00 PMTickets: Adults $15; Seniors and Students; $12 Everyone is still talking about last year's performance by this talented young artist. By popular demand, we are bringing him back. Join us for a concert under the stars as we experience ALL of Johnny’s iconic songs in concert just the way you remembered them. From the early days with Sam Philips at Sun Records to the later years with Rick Rubin and American Recordings, Cash Unchained delivers a complete catalog of breathtaking music from one of the greatest country artists of all time.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, June 29, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

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

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

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

    Telephone:
    540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

  • Covington
    3D LOVEwork at Virginia Welcome Center at Covington
    Sunday, July 7, 2019
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    Locality:
    Covington City
    100 Welcome Center Drive
    Covington, VA 24426

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Virginia is for Lovers,® a special 3D LOVEwork was created and will be featured at 50 Years of Love events at Virginia Welcome Centers. Visit the Covington Welcome Center to interact with the 3D LOVE and partners from several localities – including Alleghany Highlands and Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge. Visitors are encouraged to take photos with the LOVEwork and share with loved ones on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers or on Twitter with the special hashtag #LOVEVA. A complete list of the LOVEwork locations is at www.Virginia.org/LOVE.

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, July 7, 2019(11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-559-3010

    Email:
    tstaton@virginia.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/3DLOVEworkatVirginiaWelcomeCenteratCovington

  • Clifton Forge
    The Deb Callahan Band LIVE from the Underground Lounge
    Thursday, July 11, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Co-presented by the Clifton Forge School of the Arts and The Historic Masonic Theater. Deb returns to Clifton Forge with her talented band for an intimate one-night-only performance in the Underground Lounge and Cafe. Philadelphia’s blues and soul drenched vocalist and songwriter Deb Callahan grew up in the Boston area but has been a mainstay on the mid-Atlantic music scene since the late 90’s. During this time she has gained a reputation for writing creative blues, soul and roots influenced original music and using her powerful, expressive voice to deliver an exciting live show. Her 2002 debut CD “If the Blues Had Wings” was featured as the hot debut in the October/November 2004 issue of Blues Revue Magazine. Blues Revue referred to her as the next Bonnie Raitt and raved “Philly’s Deb Callahan has the pipes, the songs and the raw talent to graduate to the next level”. Doing social work in the heart of Philadelphia would be a good place to learn about life’s hard knocks and this urban school ground taught singer/songwriter Deb Callahan well. Her rich, honest and soulful tunes resonate with listeners and run the gamut from soulful ballads, to upbeat, dance oriented grooves. Her road tested band includes Allen James, Garry Lee and Tom Walling. Make plans to join us for a Thursday night musical treat.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, July 11, 2019(6:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

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

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

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

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

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

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

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

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

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

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

    Email:
    tmfndt@aol.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Twelfth Night: presented by The Travelling Players
    Friday, August 2, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Twelfth NightPresented by The Traveling PlayersFriday, August 2, 2019 at 7 pmIn the John E Hillert AuditoriumTickets: $10 This summer, the Traveling Players return to Clifton Forge to perform Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identity, unrequited love, practical jokes, and music. Shipwrecked on the mythical island of Illyria and separated from her twin brother, Viola dresses like a man as a means of protection. But she cannot protect her heart from falling in love while surrounded by fools. We are pleased to announce the return of this popular traveling summer theatre tour, presented by the award-winning Travelling Players Ensemble from Maryland, named by the NEA as one of the 25 model summer arts programs in the US.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, August 2, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

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

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

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

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-962-2178

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Nunsense: presented by Greenbrier Valley Theatre Company
    Sunday, August 11, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    NunsenseA Musical ComedyPresented by Greenbrier Valley TheatreBook, Music and Lyrics by Dan GogginSunday, August 11 at 4pmIn the John E Hillert Auditorium NUNSENSE tells the story of five of the surviving sisters of Little Sisters of Hoboken who decide to hold a fundraiser in order to bury the sisters who were unintentionally poisoned by the cook’s vichyssoise. This hilarious award-winning musical is an inspired way to lift your spirits. Now in its 52nd year, GVT has grown from a small, summer repertory theatre in a tent by the Greenbrier River, to a year-round, Actors' Equity affiliated professional theatre. The Historic Masonic Theatre is proud to welcome them back. “Nunsense” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, August 11, 2019(4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

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

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

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

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

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

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

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

    Telephone:
    CFMS Office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

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

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

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

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

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.

  • Covington
    Celebrating 50 Years of Love in the Alleghany Highlands
    Saturday, May 25, 2019 - Saturday, August 10, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    May 25th - August 10th  Summer Kick-off Event May 25, 2019Kicking off the 50th anniversary of Virginia is for Lovers with music, fireworks and children's activities at the Jackson River Sports Complex in Covington  Alleghany Highlands Heritage DayJune 1, 2019Downtown Clifton Forge Cork & Pork FestivalJune 21 - 22, 2019Downtown Covington StreetScene EventAugust 10, 2019Downtown Covington Promotions  Jack Masons Tavern and Brewery - Specialty beer  The Rail Bar and Grille - Specialty cocktail The Club Car - Lunch specials & root beer/coke floats The Colorful Chameleon - Specialty Desserts Cakes Your Way & Coffee Café - Themed cupcakes each week Hillcrest Bed & Breakfast - Stay for $50/night - Monday nights/two night stay minimum May 25th - August 10th. LoveWork on site. Alleghany Outdoors - Special rates with reference to 50 Years of Love Historic Masonic Theater & Amphitheater - Ticket specials and specific movie nights based around the number 50   Art Squared - Creating murals in downtown Covington for a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity.  City of Covington - Brand new LOVEworks display on Main Street.  Clifton Forge School of the Arts - Various art-related programs offered during the campaign period involving the number 50 and "Love." Store specials.  Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts CenterA LOVE mural will be on display. Summer Arts programs. Also, a 50 Years of Love painting workshop will be available.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 25, 2019 - Saturday, August 10, 2019

    Telephone:
    540-962-2178

    Email:
    jtaylor@ahchamber.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/Celebrating50YearsofLoveintheAlleghanyHighlands

  • Clifton Forge
    Wonder Woman: Benefit Movie Screening
    Friday, June 21, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Friday, June 21 at 7: 00 pmIn the John E. Hillert Auditorium Join host, presenter and local good guy Ricky Bates as as he kicks-off his inaugural benefit film series, HEROES 4 HEROES, with a free community screening of the hit film WONDER WOMAN.Each film in the series will feature a blockbuster super-hero film and benefit a selected community charity. The charity will change with each film. Admission is free and donations will be collected to benefit the selected community organization, THE PINK TIE GROUP. The Pink Tie Group helps individuals and families in our area who are battling breast cancer. Refreshments will be available, and all are welcome! The film is rated PG 13. ABOUT THE FILM:Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny. Scoring an eye-popping 93% fresh on the film site Rotten Tomatoes, this fast paced action flick breathes new life into this well-loved super-hero tale.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, June 21, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

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

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

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

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

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

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

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

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

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Cash Unchained; The Ultimate Johnny Cash
    Saturday, June 29, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash TributeSaturday, June 29 at 7:00 PMTickets: Adults $15; Seniors and Students; $12 Everyone is still talking about last year's performance by this talented young artist. By popular demand, we are bringing him back. Join us for a concert under the stars as we experience ALL of Johnny’s iconic songs in concert just the way you remembered them. From the early days with Sam Philips at Sun Records to the later years with Rick Rubin and American Recordings, Cash Unchained delivers a complete catalog of breathtaking music from one of the greatest country artists of all time.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, June 29, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

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

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

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

    Telephone:
    540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

  • Covington
    3D LOVEwork at Virginia Welcome Center at Covington
    Sunday, July 7, 2019
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    Locality:
    Covington City
    100 Welcome Center Drive
    Covington, VA 24426

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Virginia is for Lovers,® a special 3D LOVEwork was created and will be featured at 50 Years of Love events at Virginia Welcome Centers. Visit the Covington Welcome Center to interact with the 3D LOVE and partners from several localities – including Alleghany Highlands and Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge. Visitors are encouraged to take photos with the LOVEwork and share with loved ones on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers or on Twitter with the special hashtag #LOVEVA. A complete list of the LOVEwork locations is at www.Virginia.org/LOVE.

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, July 7, 2019(11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-559-3010

    Email:
    tstaton@virginia.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/3DLOVEworkatVirginiaWelcomeCenteratCovington

  • Clifton Forge
    The Deb Callahan Band LIVE from the Underground Lounge
    Thursday, July 11, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Co-presented by the Clifton Forge School of the Arts and The Historic Masonic Theater. Deb returns to Clifton Forge with her talented band for an intimate one-night-only performance in the Underground Lounge and Cafe. Philadelphia’s blues and soul drenched vocalist and songwriter Deb Callahan grew up in the Boston area but has been a mainstay on the mid-Atlantic music scene since the late 90’s. During this time she has gained a reputation for writing creative blues, soul and roots influenced original music and using her powerful, expressive voice to deliver an exciting live show. Her 2002 debut CD “If the Blues Had Wings” was featured as the hot debut in the October/November 2004 issue of Blues Revue Magazine. Blues Revue referred to her as the next Bonnie Raitt and raved “Philly’s Deb Callahan has the pipes, the songs and the raw talent to graduate to the next level”. Doing social work in the heart of Philadelphia would be a good place to learn about life’s hard knocks and this urban school ground taught singer/songwriter Deb Callahan well. Her rich, honest and soulful tunes resonate with listeners and run the gamut from soulful ballads, to upbeat, dance oriented grooves. Her road tested band includes Allen James, Garry Lee and Tom Walling. Make plans to join us for a Thursday night musical treat.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, July 11, 2019(6:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

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

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

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

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

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

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

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

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

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

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

    Email:
    tmfndt@aol.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Twelfth Night: presented by The Travelling Players
    Friday, August 2, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Twelfth NightPresented by The Traveling PlayersFriday, August 2, 2019 at 7 pmIn the John E Hillert AuditoriumTickets: $10 This summer, the Traveling Players return to Clifton Forge to perform Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identity, unrequited love, practical jokes, and music. Shipwrecked on the mythical island of Illyria and separated from her twin brother, Viola dresses like a man as a means of protection. But she cannot protect her heart from falling in love while surrounded by fools. We are pleased to announce the return of this popular traveling summer theatre tour, presented by the award-winning Travelling Players Ensemble from Maryland, named by the NEA as one of the 25 model summer arts programs in the US.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, August 2, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

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

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

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

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-962-2178

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Nunsense: presented by Greenbrier Valley Theatre Company
    Sunday, August 11, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    NunsenseA Musical ComedyPresented by Greenbrier Valley TheatreBook, Music and Lyrics by Dan GogginSunday, August 11 at 4pmIn the John E Hillert Auditorium NUNSENSE tells the story of five of the surviving sisters of Little Sisters of Hoboken who decide to hold a fundraiser in order to bury the sisters who were unintentionally poisoned by the cook’s vichyssoise. This hilarious award-winning musical is an inspired way to lift your spirits. Now in its 52nd year, GVT has grown from a small, summer repertory theatre in a tent by the Greenbrier River, to a year-round, Actors' Equity affiliated professional theatre. The Historic Masonic Theatre is proud to welcome them back. “Nunsense” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, August 11, 2019(4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

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

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

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

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

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

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

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

    Telephone:
    CFMS Office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

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

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

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

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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