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Alive After 5
Downtown Marion
Every Second Friday
Arts, crafts, jewelry, music, food, and more on the second Friday of each month May – October, starting at the Appalachian Spirit Gallery next to Town Hall and continuing throughout the Downtown District at participating shops and businesses.
Info: (276) 783-4190

John Kingerlee:
A Painter’s Passage

William King Regional Arts Center
Through September 6, 2009
John Kingerlee is a 70-year-old British-born artist who currently resides in rural Ireland. His expressive paintings are a combination of gestural brushstrokes and collage defining images that float between representational form and abstraction.
Info: (276) 628-5005

Crusin Classics Car Club
Magic Mart Parking Lot, Abingdon
April 18- October
Annual Cruise In 5:00 pm. Club will meet every Saturday through October. Please contact Chip McCall 276-608-5392 or listen to WABN.

Appalachian Trail Days
Damascus, VA
May 15 - May 17, 2009
Join friends, hikers and just plain old outdoors enthusiasts who come together once a year where the trails cross in downtown Damascus, Va. Food, crafts, music and fun for the entire family.
Info: (276) 475-5789

Plumb Alley Day
Abingdon, VA
May 23, 2009
Annual community celebration of Spring the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. Arts, crafts, food, entertainment, bake sales, yard sales, and much more. Find it all on the alley between Main and Valley Streets.
Featuring The Tams.
Info: (276) 676-2282

VFW Memorial Day Parade
May 26, 2008 10 a.m
Main Street, Marion, VA
Special program and cookout to follow at the VFW Post Home on Goolsby Street.
Info: (276) 783-4190

Whitetop Mountain Ramp Festival
Whitetop, VA
May 20, 2008
Always held on the third Sunday in May, the Ramp Festival features traditional mountain music played by local musicians, crafts, games, dancing, a ramp eating contest and a BBQ chicken meal served with a side of (what else?) ramps!
Info: (276) 388-3422

The Wizard of Oz
Barter Theatre, Abingdon
Beginning May 29
Dorothy’s not in Kansas anymore as a twister hits her farm and carries her “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Join Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion as they go “Off to See the Wizard” in one of the most beloved family stories of all time!
Info: (276) 628-3991

The Singing Crawfords
Gages Restaurant In The Falls Plaza, Abingdon
May 29
A great evening of fellowship with bluegrass and gospel music. $5 donation suggested. The restaurant will be serving a special menu. 7 pm Rain or Shine.
Info: (276) 525-1610

‘All About Oz’
Star Museum, Abingdon
May 29
All About Oz’, in tandem with Barter Theatre’s production, showcases items pertaining to Judy Garland & Co., 1939 film figures and artifacts from two private ‘Oz’ collections; through the Virginia Highlands Festival.
Info (276) 608-7452

Smyth County Jam
Chilhowie Lions Club
116 Industrial Park Rd
Chilhowie, VA
Open mic stage show as well as plenty of jamming every Monday night. Both pickers and listeners are welcome at this great Music Event. Held every Monday Night
Info: (276) 646-3916



Lonesome Will Mullins and the Virginia Playboys
Gages Restaurant In The Falls Plaza, Abingdon
June 5
7 pm Rain or Shine.
Fasten your seatbelts and hold on for one of the wildest and most entertaining shows ever. $5 admission. The restaurant will be serving a special menu Info: (276) 525-1610.

Eddie Miles: Salute to Elvis
Lincoln Theatre, Marion
June 6
Perennial favorite Eddie Miles is the quintessential Elvis stylist and tribute artist and plays to consistently packed houses across the country. His uncanny likeness to the King in looks and vocals has audiences screaming for more. Fans travel hundreds of miles to see Eddie’s tribute to Elvis and other country legends. A fantastic light show and amazing costumes complement his winning performance.
Info: (276) 783-6093

Coomes Rec. Center, Abingdon
June 5
Free to the public. Food, movie and fun. 6:30- 9:30 pm. For more info please call (276) 623-5279

2009 Annual Garden Tour
Abingdon, VA
June 13, 2009
12th Annual Historic Abingdon Garden Tour, “Summer Jewels,” 10 a.m.-6p.m. A self-guided, leisurely-paced tour of some of the loveliest gardens in our charming town. Tickets $10 each, on sale at the Abingdon Convention & Visitors Bureau 1-800-435-3440

Pillars of Bohemia: Mullins, Houser, and Crookshank
William King Regional Arts Center, Abingdon
Through October 11.
Info: (276) 628-5005.

Meet the Artisans
Abingdon, VA
June 13
Cave House, “Meet the Artisans” Every second Saturday until October.
Info: (276) 628-7721

Second Fridays: Alive After Five
Downtown Marion, VA
5:00pm - 8:00 pm
Every “Second Friday” of the month April through October, historic Marion Downtown comes Alive After Five! Start at the Appalachian Spirit Gallery, located next to Town Hall, and floow the ArtWalk down Main Street to the Black Rooster Gallery (inside the General Francis Marion Hotel), and other great shops displaying local art and featuring live local music throughout the downtown district.
Friday, May 08, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
Info: (276) 783-4190

Chatauqua In The Park Festival
Wytheville, VA
Saturday, June 20, 2009 - Saturday, June 27, 2009 (10:00 AM-10:30 PM)
Eight days of fun, food, entertainment and excitement. Most activities are in the Elizabeth Brown Memorial Park, wytheville. Offers a wide variety of activities for all. Free nightly entertainment and many other activities and events. Parade on June 20 10:00 AM downtown. Hot Air Balloon Glow on Friday, June 19 at dusk.
Info: (276) 228-6855

Song of the Mountains Festival
Davis Valley Winery
Rural Retreat, VA
June 25-27, 2009
With your host Tim White, this year’s SOTM Festival features talents of Curly Seckler, Jesse McReynolds, Goose Creek Symphony, John Cowan Band, Dan Tyminski Band and more.
Info: (276) 783-6093

Car Show
Main Street, Abingdon
June 28
5 - 9 pm.
For more info please call Chip McCall at (276) 608-5392

Blues Festival
Latture Field
June 27
Featuring The King Bees, Cornbred Revival, Blue Mother Tupelo, Scott Ainslie, Lightnin Charlie.
Info: (276) 628-3167


Parrots of the Caribbean
Coomes Recreation Center
Abingdon, VA
4th of July Celebration & Concert, featuring Parrots of the Caribbean. Food, Fun, Music and Fireworks.
Info: (276) 623-5279

61st Annual Virginia Highlands Festival
Abingdon, VA
July 25-Aug 9
Named numerous times as an ABA Top 100 Event and a Top Twenty Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society! Voted one of American Bus Association Top 100 Events again in 2008.


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