Special Events

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Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism offers a variety of events throughout County parks, athletic fields and recreation facilities during the year. These offerings include community events, festivals, races and tournaments for residents and visitors to enjoy.  

The current event calendar will be updated monthly during the year, and a complete list of upcoming events can be found below.

Follow the links on this page to learn more about our events, tournaments and races which take place at facilities such as Explore Park, Green Hill Park, Green Ridge Recreation Center, Splash Valley Water Park, Brambleton Recreation Center and more!

Questions? Email prtonline@roanokecountyva.gov or call our main office at (540) 387-6078 ext. 0. 

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October 2023 Events

Date(s)Event Location & Time
Oct 1Cheer OlympicsPope Gymnasium Northside Middle School - 2 PM
Oct 5
Food Truck Thursday
Walrond Park - 11 AM - 2 PM
Oct 7-8USA Softball Youth Softball Tournament
Arnold R. Burton Complex
Oct 13Roanoke College Invitational CIAA ODAC Preview Cross County Race
Green Hill Park
Oct 21-22USSSA Youth Baseball Tournament
Arnold R. Burton Complex
Oct 26Into the Darkness 5K / 10 K
Explore Park - 5 PM - 9 PM
Oct 26
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Cross Country Championship
Green Hill Park
Oct 28Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Cross Country Championships
Green Hill Park
Oct 28 Spooktacular Saturday
Explore Park - 10 AM - 5 PM
Oct 28Treetop Quest Twilight Zipline 
Treetop Quest at Explore Park - 7 PM - 10 PM
Oct 29
Big South Conference Cross Country Championships
Green Hill Park

November & December 2023 Events

Date(s)Event Location & Time
Nov 1Region 2C Cross Country MeetGreen Hill Park
Nov 430th Annual Brambleton Center Craft ShowBrambleton Recreation Center - 8 AM - 2 PM
Nov 11Virginia High School League (VHSL) Cross Country State ChampionshipsGreen Hill Park
Nov - DecIlluminights - Winter Walk of LightsExplore Park
Dec 4Roanoke County Christmas Tree Lighting6:30 PM - 8:30 PM