From world-famous outdoor attractions such as the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the iconic Roanoke Star, to world-class entertainment inside any number of museums, concert venues and outdoor amphitheaters, the Roanoke Valley offers experiences that create memories for a lifetime.

Quickly gaining notoriety as the Mountain Biking Capital of the East, but not limited to two-wheeled fun, Virginia’s Blue Ridge boasts hundreds of miles of greenways, blueways, biking and hiking trails for the outdoor enthusiasts in us all. If it’s outdoor recreation you crave, be sure to explore Roanoke Outside during your next trip to the valley.

If it’s planes, trains and automobiles (or fine art, ballets and symphonies) you’re searching for, take a look at this list compiled by Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge featuring the area’s best attractions.

Keep up with these community calendars for the latest events, festivals, concerts, art exhibitions and more.