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Spend Your Summer with McGill – Virginia Style

“Virginia is for Lovers” is one of the most iconic slogans in the world. As we wrap up our final installment of our “Spend Your Summer with McGill” series, McGill is highlighting some of the events you might “love” and don’t want to miss.

Below we have highlighted some of the events around our two offices in Roanoke and Williamsburg:


Town of Christiansburg

Join the City of Christiansburg for its Better Together Rockin’ Food Truck Rodeo. On September 14 from 3-9 pm in Downtown Christiansburg, you can enjoy food trucks and live music. To find out more, check the Facebook page.

City of Danville

Head to Danville Community Market for Music at the Market. Shows will be held July 11, August 8, and September 12 at 7 pm. To view the lineup, visit here.

City of Hopewell

Celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month with the City by participating in Community Appreciation Day. The event will be held in Crystal Lake Park on July 13 from 5-7 pm. There will be food, games, activities, and giveaways. For additional details, check out this link.

Join Hopewell’s Parks and Recreation for Movies in the Park. On July 13, enjoy a showing of Kung Fu Panda 4. On August 17, watch the Barbie movie. The movies will begin at 8:30 pm with activities beginning at 7:30 pm in Crystal Lake Park. Click here to head to the City of Hopewell’s site.

City of Lynchburg

Lynchburg va 20190106 141514Head to Downtown Lynchburg for its First Friday event. This event highlights local artists, performers, exhibits, and more. Different organizations are highlighted monthly, and locations change. To get all the details, visit the website.

City of Roanoke

Interested in hanging out with other young professionals and community members? Head to Downtown Roanoke for First Fridays: Party with a Purpose. This event is intended for those 21+ and includes live music, beverage vendors, and a food truck. For additional information, check out the event’s website.

Celebrate heading back to school with Roanoke’s Parks and Recreation at its PLAY-Palooza. This event will be held at Washington Park on August 9 from 2-6 pm. Enjoy bounce houses, food, and a DJ. You will also be able to receive more information about the recreational events being held throughout the year in Roanoke. For more details, head over the City of Roanoke’s Parks and Recreation page.

Buzz on over to Elmwood Park for the Southwest Virginia Bee Festival on August 24. This is an action-packed event with many activities for the whole family. To check out all the activities you can enjoy, click here.

City of Staunton

Spend Wednesday nights in Gypsy Hill Park for City of Staunton’s Parks and Recreation’s Wednesday Night Bluegrass. Enjoy free concerts beginning at 7 pm. Click here to view the talented lineup.

Town of Blacksburg

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Head to Market Square Park on Wednesday evenings for Market Square Jam, a free live music series from June to September. The concerts will be held from 7-9 pm. To check out the lineup and get more details, visit Town of Blacksburg’s webpage.

Art at the Market is an event on July 13, from 9 am to 2 pm, celebrating Blacksburg’s lively arts community. To learn more about this event, check out Downtown Blacksburg’s website.

The Steppin’ Out Street Festival showcases over 200 artists and craftsmen from across the country who offer one-of-a-kind handcrafted items. Items include jewelry, pottery, textiles, metalwork, basketry, stained and fused glass, yard art, fine art, furniture, toys, artisan foods, and much more! This event is held on August 2-3 from 10 am to10 pm in Downtown Blacksburg. There will also be three stages with live performances. For additional details, check out the event’s webpage.

Town of Chilhowie

Join Chilhowie’s Parks and Recreation department at its 2024 Summer Concert Series. On July 20, August 17, and September 27, head to the Chilhowie Town Park Stage to enjoy live music and food trucks from 7-9. Explore the Town’s webpage to learn more.

Join the Chilhowie Police Department for the Cops and Rodders Community Cruise-In on July 13th! From 4-7 pm at the Farmers Market and Lucas Dowell Park, vintage cop cars, classic cars, hot rods, and more will be set up. There will be live music, a 50/50 raffle, food trucks, and door prizes. For more information about this event, visit the link.

Town of Saltville

The Town of Saltville’s 53rd Annual Labor Day Celebration will be held August 30th through September 2 in Saltville Town Commons. Each evening from 4-10 pm, there will be live music, food trucks, vendors, and more. To learn more, check out the Town’s website.

We hope you have enjoyed our “Summer with McGill” series. Check out our articles highlighting events in North Carolina and Tennessee. If you attend any of these amazing events, take pictures and tag us on social media. Have an awesome summer!

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