It wouldn’t be summertime in the NRV without fantastic live music, amazing food, and spending long evenings just enjoying the weather. We have put together our top picks of things to do for this weekend’s “ To Do” list, so check them out and… ENJOY! 

Friday – June 28, 2019 

Blacksburg Restaurant Week

Downtown Blacksburg Inc. and the Blacksburg Partnership present the 8th Annual Blacksburg Restaurant Week from Monday, June 24, 2019 – Sunday, June 30, 2019 at participating restaurants.

Blacksburg Restaurant Week showcases the diverse culinary culture of Blacksburg’s restaurants from vegetarian to sweets & treats.

Time: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Cost: Price depends on restaurant and item(s) selected.

Location: Downtown Blacksburg

For more information, visit: https://www.blacksburgrestaurantweek.com 

2019 Friday Night Floyd Artisan Market

The Friday Night Floyd Artisan Market is held every Friday night from 5:00-9:00 pm from late May through the end of October at the Floyd Community Market.

Enjoy a market of artists and craftsmen every Friday night. Floyd area artists and artisans gather to sell their stellar wares. There’s music, food and fun to be had every Friday night!

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Floyd Community Market Pavillion

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/floydartisanmarket/.

2019 Friday Night Out Concert Series with Half Throttle

The Summer Arts Festival continues their 2019 Summer Arts Festival and Friday Night Out Concert Series with music from Half Throttle on Friday, June 28, 2019 on Henderson Lawn located off of College Avenue in downtown Blacksburg, VA.

Half Throttle is a soft rock and country classic band based in Blacksburg, VA

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Henderson Lawn – VT

For more information, visit: https://www.performingarts.vt.edu/summer-arts-festival

The Meter’s Running in Concert

The Meter’s Running is a Blacksburg, VA based band performing soul, R&B, jazz and fusion featuring the music of features the music of James Brown, The Meters, Tower of Power, Spyro Gyra and more.

Band members include Ralph Brown on Sax & Vocals, Harry Doss on Guitar, Nick Romantini on Bass and Norman Olmstead on Drums & Vocals.

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Rising Silo Farm Brewery – Blacksburg

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/risingsilobrewery 

The Pratt Brothers in Concert

The Pratt Brothers band based in Draper, VA performs classic country, folk rock, bluegrass, and Americana. Classic songs that will please almost any audience at any venue.

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: River Company Restaurant and Brewery – Radford

To view the event flyer, visit: https://i.imgur.com/X9cPMGI.jpg.

For more information, visit: http://www.downtownchristiansburg.org/events/movies-off-main-princess-bride/ 

Saturday – June 29,  2019

2019 Radford Farmers Market

We offer locally grown and produced foods in a 50 mile radius. Our offerings include eggs, micro-greens, grass-fed beef, pork, lamb, herbs, organic & forged produce, teas, honey, baked goods and fresh cut flowers.

The Radford Farmers Market also has entertainment on most Saturdays. In 2019, if you ride your bike to the market, get a free bike tune-up and meet fellow cyclists with our partnership with New Wheel.

Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Norwood Square – Radford

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/RadMarketVA 

Fireworks Photography Help Session

The 4th of July is upon us and taking photos of fireworks is easier than you think. Come by the Studio, bring your gear and professional photographer Charlie Whitescarver will show you how to take fireworks photos. 

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Whitescarver Photography

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/363438237698285/ 

2019 New River Water Trail Fireman’s Poker Float

The Volunteer Fire Departments in Giles County present the 2019 New River Water Trail Fireman’s Poker Float on Saturday, June 22, 2019 starting at Whitt-Riverbend Park in Ripplemead, VA.

Schedule:

• 8:00-11:00 am: Day of Registration

• 8:30-11:30 am: Pre-Registered Participants Arrive

Support Eggleston, Newport and Pembroke Volunteer Departments. Join us for a day of fun on the water and see if your hand is the best all to win some great prizes while supporting three local volunteer fire departments!

Bring your own kayak or canoe or rentals will be available. 

• Grand Prize: Jackson Big Rig Kayak ($1,600 value)

• Second Prize: 1 night, 1 day stay at New River’s Edge ($600 value)

• Third Prize: Brunch for four at Mountain Lake Lodge ($200 value)

• There will also be a drawing for additional prizes

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: $35

Location: Whitt – Riverbend Park – Pearisburg

To pre-register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/firemans-poker-float-registration-58758651709

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/firemanspokerfloat/

2019 Monster Truck Show with Post Show Fireworks

Event Schedule:

(subject to change)

• 4:00 pm: Gates open

• 4:00-6:45 pm: Free Monster Truck Rides from 2 Trucks

• 5:00-6:30 pm: Free Pit Party

• 7:00 pm: Show starts

• TBD: Fireworks After the Show

• TBD: Driver Autograph Session After the Show 

In addition to the monster trucks, see action from Pro Quad Wars, Top Dog Pro-Mini Monster Truck and stock car racing action from the Super Street and UCAR divisions.

Arrive early for the free Pre-Show Pit Party! And, enjoy the fireworks and driver autographs after the show.

Time: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cost:
General Admission:

• Adults: $15.00

• Kids 12 & Under: $5.00

Tower:

• Adults: $22.00

• Kids 12 & Under: $10.00

VIP Suite:

• Adults: $50.00

• Kids 12 & Under: $25.00

Location: Motor Mile Speedway – Radford

To purchase tickets online, visit: http://www.motormilespeedway.com/tickets.

For more information, visit: http://www.motormilespeedway.com/monster-truck-show 

Maple’s Dog Paddleboard Party

Schedule:

• 4:30-5:00 pm: Dog Paddle Party begins

• 5:00-7:00 pm: Dog Paddle in the Water

Maple Dog is hosting a Dog Paddle Party for all her four-legged friends. The fun starts at 4:30 pm with goodies and goodie bag for her friends and owners, group photo and then the Dog Paddle (dogs and humans together on a stand up paddleboard) starts at 5:00 pm.

Time: 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Mountain 2 Island Paddleboards, Kayaks & Boat Rentals – Dublin 

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/Mountain2island 

Sunday – June 30, 2019

2019 Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate Independence at Auburn Hills Golf Club! All are welcome to enjoy a fun day of festivities including live music from The Jared Stout Band in the evening, Cornhole Tournament, kids pool games, catch & release fishing for kids under age 15, and much more! The event concludes with a Fireworks Show.

Schedule:

• 2:00-10:00 pm: Pool Hours (Open to Everyone)

• 3:00 pm: Fishing for the Kids Ages 14 & Under (Catch & Release)

• 4:00 pm: Pool Games for Kids

• 4:00 pm: Cornhole Tournament begins

• 6:15-9:15 pm: Music from The Jared Stout Band

• 9:30 pm: Fireworks on the Range

Time: 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cost: 

Admission After 2:00 pm: $5.00 

Ages 4 & Under: Free

Location: Auburn Hills Golf Club – Riner

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/AuburnHillsGC or https://www.facebook.com/events/305902853688625/

Minor League Baseball: Danville Braves vs. Pulaski Yankees (Field of Dreams Night with Dwier Brown)

The Pulaski Yankees minor league baseball team hosts the Danville Braves on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at historic Calfee Park.

Join us as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of baseball’s best movies, “Field of Dreams”. “Field of Dreams” actor Dwier Brown will join us at Calfee Park. He played John Kinsella, the father of Kevin Costner’s character in the film. A limited number of special meet and greet packages are available.

The special meet and greet ticket includes admittance to a Q&A session with autograph opportunity, game ticket, and light refreshments. Limited quantities are available. 

Time: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Cost:

Adults:

• Club Seating: $11.00

• Reserved Seating: $9.00

• General Admission: $5.00

Seniors (Ages 65+): $1.00 Discount

Children Ages 7-12: $1.00 Discount

Children Ages 0-6: Free

Location: Calfee Park – Pulaski

Tickets can be purchased at the gates on game day or online. To purchase tickets online, visit: http://www.milb.com/tickets/singlegame.jsp?sid=t425.

For more information, visit: http://www.pulaskiyankees.net