Summer Events in The NRV

Looking for events to attend in the area this summer? After missing out on most of the typical summer events last year, I am sure you’re ready to live it up this summer! Here is a list of some of the must go to events:


Roots, Reeds, and Vines: The art of Basketry 

July 9 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT 

Moss Arts Center: FREE

This exhibition presents the work of 12 outstanding artists whose creativity and exceptional technical skill come together in objects of beauty and fascination. The art of basketry goes back generations and was used in many cultures. This is a great educational event. All who are vaccinated are not required to wear mask.


Up on The Roof Blacksburg: sponsored by united way NRV

July 22 @  5:30-7:30 pm 

Up on The Roof is Blacksburg Premier Creative Professional’s mixer – 21 and over only. This event is designed to bring the locals out to socialize. The band Appalachian Space Train will be playing, and United Way will be collecting school supplies for the Stuff the Bus Program. Come out for a fun night!


Mountain Ways: Saturday Community Hike

July 10 @ 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Heritage Park: FREE

A friendly 2-mile fitness hike on Saturday morning. This hike will be a hit with the whole family! If you can’t make it this weekend, no worries this is a regularly scheduled Saturday hike. 


Screening: Rock Castle Home

July 17 @ 3:00 PM – 11:59 PM

Tickets $15 in advance at

Rock Castle Home is a phenomenal documentary about a nearby Blue Ridge Parkway community, Rock Castle Gorge. Featuring: filmmaker Charlie Thompson, the musicians/composers of the music for the film, and narrators: local historians and descendants of Rock Castle. 


2021 Touch-a-Truck NRV

August 14 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The New River Valley Home Builders Association’s Touch-A-Truck NRV allows children to become familiar with building industry careers by offering an educational opportunity to explore trucks, tractors, heavy machinery and to interact with the people who build, protect, and serve the NRV.  Come out and experience the Touch-A-Truck NRV experience!


Along with these events there are plenty more to checkout! Hope you enjoy the rest of the summer.