EXPERIENCE the exhilaration of a true outdoor enthusiast or sports fan in an area rich in recreational and sporting activities.  

Live performance venues across Southern Virginia have worked tirelessly over the past several years to attract nationally and internationally known talent to the region.  Whether it is a music concert at Danville’s Carrington Pavilion, summer theater performances at the Prizery in South Boston, or a day-long festival of live music at Rooster Walk in Henry County, there is something for all tastes in the region.

Every summer, the music festival community’s eyes turn to FloydFest in neighboring Floyd County where major national acts perform in an amazing amphitheater on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Our proximity to major metropolitan areas also ensures that you can catch major national touring acts and Broadway productions at venues like the Durham Performing Arts Center or at coliseums and amphitheaters in Greensboro and Raleigh, all within a very short drive of Southern Virginia.

There is no reason to be bored in Southern Virginia.  Our region boasts enough recreational activities to keep you busy no matter what you enjoy doing.  While you can enjoy a leisurely visit to a local art or science museum, you can also get your heart rate up when you spend your day hiking or mountain biking on numerous trails throughout the region.  Golfers enjoy Southern Virginia’s links, which include Primland Resort’s internationally acclaimed Highland course.  Boaters can enjoy sailing, power boating, or paddling on our lakes and rivers.  No matter how you spend your time, there is always a nearby spa waiting to help you rejuvenate and get ready for the next day’s activities.

“Art on the Lawn” Art and Music Festival

Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is the primary fine arts and historical institution in the region and is valued as a major cultural resource for regional educators, artists, students, and researchers. The Museum collaborates with cultural organizations to promote...

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434-793-5644
“Rooster Walk” Music and Arts Festival

The Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival was created in memory of two of our best childhood friends who passed away while still in their 20s: Edwin “the Rooster” Penn and Walker Shank. This festival celebrates life and the notion...

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(276) 455-1110
Abreu-Grogan Park – Boating

Located in Abreu-Grogan Park, the boat house is open seasonally and allows water sports enthusiasts to rent a canoe, stand-up paddle board or kayak, daily or for the weekend. On site rentals require exact cash payment. Credit card payments as well as...

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434-799-5150
Anglers Park Mountain Bike Trail

Danville is home to one of the longest single track mountain bike trails in the region. Built through a partnership between Anglers Ridge Trail Association and Danville Parks and Recreation, the system offers a variety of trails for multiple experience levels....

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434-799-5216
Arts @ Averett – Pritchett Auditorium

Are you a bluegrass fanatic? Or maybe Shakespeare is more your style? Perhaps it's musical theatre that peaks your interest. Whatever you enjoy Averett's Arts @ Averett Series offers this and more.

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434-791-5600
Birch Creek Motorsports

Offering a full season of AMA Pro Motocross racing and Extreme Dirt Track. Events held from March until November.

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434-836-7629
Bluegrass in Boydton

In 2019, Boydton will host its first bluegrass music series, held on the grand front porch of the historic Boyd Tavern. This series will kick off on June 29, 2019 and will continue on the 4th Saturday of each month...

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434-738-3760
Bushels and Barrels

The Reynolds Homestead, in partnership with One Family Productions, produces the annual Bushels and Barrels Local Food, Wine, and Beer Festival in June each year.  Celebrating all things local, the event has grown from a one-day concert to a two-day event...

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(276) 694- 7181
Carrington Pavilion

Located on the banks of the Dan River, the Carrington Pavilion is the premier venue in Southside Virginia for outdoor concerts, theater productions, and events. The amphitheater has 1,100 covered seats plus an additional 4,000 lawn seats. The site is...

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434-797-8961
Chatmoss Country Club

Chatmoss Country Club is a premier full service private Country Club in Southwestern Virginia. The area possesses access to bigger city amenities with a small town community feel. The Chatmoss / Martinsville community prides itself on being a family friendly...

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276-638-2484
Danville 5K

The annual Bridge to Bridge 5K Run/Walk benefits the Danville Cancer Association and is held on Danville's scenic River Walk Trail. Danville Cancer Association, DCA, is a local United Way organization that provides aid to cancer patients in our area....

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434-791-0210
Danville Braves

The Danville Braves are the advanced rookie-level team for the Atlanta Braves and play in the Appalachian League. Since 1993, the D-Braves have welcomed premiere talent that have had huge success at the MLB level. Since 2016, the team has...

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434-797-3792
Danville Golf Club

The elegance of the Clubhouse complements the outstanding golf course. The Clubhouse began has a small wooden structure that grew into a beautiful Colonial style facility with several additions constructed to enlarge and enhance the existing structure. The Clubhouse offers...

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434-792-7225
Danville Riverwalk Trail

The Riverwalk on the Dan may define the City of Danville for the 21st century. Historically, the Dan River was used as a catalyst for industry. Now, the river's value rests in its natural beauty and recreational opportunities. With the...

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(434) 799-5215
Danville Running & Fitness Club

The Danville Running & Fitness Club was organized in 1987 as a co-sponsored group of Danville Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. At that time there were only 2 local road races. The Club is now directly involved in 14 events and...

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434-799-8531
Danville Science Center

Danville Science Center is located in the historic tobacco warehouse district in Danville, Virginia. The Danville Science Center delights all ages with its hands-on exhibits and special programs that make science fun for everyone. During butterfly season (April-October) don't miss...

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434-791-5160
Danville Symphony Orchestra

Come and enjoy the Danville Symphony Orchestra as we strive to achieve our Mission of: providing quality live musical performances of classical and other worthy repertoire through symphony concerts and by partnering with other performers and performing arts organizations, providing...

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434-797-2666
FloydFest

FloydFest — now in its 19th year, and produced by Across-the-Way Productions, Inc. — is a five-day celebration of music and art nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia featuring outdoor adventures, vibrant and varied vendors, quality...

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888-VA-FESTS
Forest Park Country Club

Our ballroom is the largest in the area and accommodates up to 350 people. Our facilities feature an adjoining overlook room, portable bar, stage platforms, and ample seating sets. Our olympic-style pool complete with children's wading pool is open Memorial...

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276-632-1711
Front Porch Fest

Front Porch Fest was created at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Patrick County, Virginia. It started as a gathering of friends and family; a going away celebration for one of our own. Front Porch Fest was...

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(276) 692-7195
Goodyear Golf Club

Goodyear Golf Club is a private facility, but welcomes call ahead guest play. With four sets of tees, lightning fast bentgrass greens, and plush bermudagrass fairways, the course can accommodate and challenge golfers of all abilities. Goodyear Golf club was...

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434-797-1909
Greensboro Coliseum

The Greensboro Coliseum Complex is a multi-building facility designed to serve the citizens of Greensboro and the surrounding area through a broad range of activities, including athletic events, cultural arts, concerts, theater, educational activities, fairs, exhibits, and public and private...

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336-373-7400
Just Dig It

An entertainment venue in Martinsville, VA built around heavy machinery. We let guests operate skid steers, track loaders, excavators, and more. No experience required! Activities for all ages.

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276-336-8365
Kibler Valley River Run

The Kibler Valley River Run is a 5-mile downriver race held annually on the head waters of the Dan River in Ararat, VA.  Classes I and II for both canoe and kayak.  Kibler Valley has an activity to match everyone's...

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276-694-7190
Lake Sugartree

Lake Sugar Tree Motorsport Park has been a Southern Virginia motorcycle and ATV tradition for over thirty years. The Track was the first motorcross facility east of the Mississippi. The track now hosts a number of events throughout the year...

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276-650-1158
Massanutten

A breathtaking property, Massanutten Resort features 6,000 acres of mountain fun at its very best. Unique in both its size, variety of amenities, and outstanding condo and hotel accommodations, Massanutten has secured its spot as one of the premier all-seasons resort destinations on the East...

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540-289-9441
Olde Dominion Agriculture Complex – National Textile Tobacco Museum

The Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex offers a dedicated location for community and agricultural events. The Foundation continues to work on expansion of the site to promote regional agriculture and ensure that youth groups have a facility for their shows and...

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(434) 432-8026
Patrick County Music Association Monthly Jamboree

The Patrick County Music Association offers local talent, as well as famous, at free monthly shows at Rotary Field the third Saturday of every month.

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(276) 694-4232
RVA PaddleSports – White Water Rafting

We offer a variety of whitewater rafting excursions on the Upper and Lower James River in Richmond, VA.  Our most popular tour covers the class III & IV rapids of the Lower James.  The Upper James is perfect for families with young children or...

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804-898-0697
Shrimp Fest

While the shrimp are the centerpiece of this annual event, it's the fellowship with friends, neighbors, and business colleagues that brings people year after year. Shrimp Fest is held at the Community Market in Danville on the Wednesday following Labor Day.

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434-836-6990
Smith Mountain Lake Sailing School

SML Sailing School was formed in 2006 to provide US Sailing Certifiied Instruction for beginning sailors and coaching for experienced sailors who wish to improve their skills. Classes range from basic boat handling and sail trim for individuals to racing...

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(540) 719-0009
Smith River Sports Complex

The Southern Virginia Recreation Facilities Authority, established under the Code of Virginia and empowered by the City of Martinsville and Henry County, is responsible for creating partnerships and strategies to develop, promote and manage an exceptional sports and entertainment facility to its maximum...

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276-638-5200
The Water’s Edge Country Club

There is no other community quite like The Water’s Edge. Harmony exists here between man and nature. Unparalleled lake and mountain views. Twelve fluid miles of undisturbed coves and peninsulas. The luxurious Water’s Edge club house offers a relaxed yet...

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540-576-1556
Tuscarora Country Club

Tuscarora Country Club was established in 1957 and has been a key part of the community ever since. Men, women, juniors and seniors have been able to enjoy the family atmosphere and all the amenities through the years. An 18-hole...

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434-724-4191
VIRginia International Raceway

VIRginia International Raceway, a premier road course located near Danville, offers professional and amateur racing for modern and vintage classes while providing contemporary resort amenities. A prominent test facility for the automotive industry, VIR has the distinction of being named...

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434-822-7700