Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center


2801 Hershberger Road, Roanoke, VA, 24017, United States   •  Weather:   

Local Time Phone (540) 563-9300 Hotel Reservations 888-625-5132


Seasonal Festivals in Roanoke

Summer Festivals

  • Budweiser Summer Series
    • Live music in Elmwood Park ranging from Flo Rida to Third Eye Blind in June/July.
  • Party in Elmwood
    • A live beach music dance party every Thursday from mid May to mid September.
  • Movies in the Market
    • Free movie offered once a month in the months of May, June, July, and August in Market Square.
  • City Market Saturdays
    • Every Saturday from mid May until late September there is a wide variety of activities, entertainment, “how-to” workshops, family days, and much more.

Fall Festivals

  • Downtown Sidewalk Sale
    • Retailers throughout Downtown Roanoke step out of their store fronts to offer great deals on their merchandise in August. Over 20 stores participate.
  • Harvest Festival
    • The ideal fall festival in late September- from pumpkins to hay bales to tractors, corn, live music, and activities and games.

Winter Festivals

  • Elmwood on Ice
    • Open from November to February, Elmwood transform into an ice rink which includes a ice slide and skate rentals.
  • Dickens of a Christmas
    • This free, family-friendly event takes place on the first three Fridays of December. Everything from roasted chestnuts, carriage rides, street performers, and much more.
  • Restaurant Week
    • Over 30 restaurants participate in this event in January offering budget friendly meals.
  • Party in the Market
    • Beach music dance party moved inside the Market Square Building for fun all season long. Offered January to March. 
  • McDonald’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Shamrock Festival
    • St. Patrick’s Day celebrations take place all throughout Roanoke from Elm Avenue to the Market to the Taubman Museum.

Spring Festivals

  • Strawberry Festival
    • Taking place on the first weekend of May and with over 20,000 attendees this festival is a favorite. Everything from activities and games to live entertainment, and tons of vendors.
  • Wine and Food Festival
    • Enjoy food, wine, and live entertainment at Explore Park in late May.