Reservations/Local Events Calendar


Major 2017 Events in Highland County

Highland County is home to some of the most unique events in the state and country. Each year, tens of thousands of visitors are drawn to this unspoiled, rural region of Virginia to celebrate the “opening” of the trees and observe the process of maple syrup-making, to enjoy musical events, to participate in athletic events, or to simply relax. 

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March 11-12,
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July 8,
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July 13-16,
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August 5,
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Blue Grass Valley Music Fest

August 11 -13,
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Aug.26-Sept. 2
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October 6-8,
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December 2,
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May – June – July 2017 Monthly Events

Star Party â€˘ Date Options: Friday – Sunday, May 26 – 28 • Astronomers, astronomy students, and others that want to learn and view the dark night skies are encouraged to attend this “star-studded” event. As this event draws closer, we will determine on what day the party will be held based on weather forecasts. The final date for the party will be announced on Thursday, May 25. This event will start at 8 pm at the Highland County Public Library with observation on Jack Mountain. Astronomical twilight will begin at 10:30. • Monterey, VA • For more information, call 540-468-2550

Memorial Day “Walk of Honor” Ceremony â€˘ Monday, May 29 • Celebrate Memorial Day and honor our veterans during our Memorial Day Ceremony at our Walk of Honor  â€˘ Monterey, VA • 540-468-2550


June

Highland Farmer’s Market â€˘ Every Friday â€˘ 3:30 pm – 6 pm • Each week at the Farmer’s Market you can expect to find the finest in fresh local produce, baked goods, and other locally crafted items • The Pavilion at The Highland Center â€˘ Monterey, VA • 540-468-1922

VAST Rocket Launch • Saturday, June 3 beginning at 11 a.m. • Jack Mountain Village located 3 miles south of Monterey • Come and watch rockets both big and small as well as launch your own! • For more information, call 540-280-8908, email vastinfo@valleyaerospace.com, or visit www.valleyaerospace.com.

Swimming Pool Opening â€˘ June (after graduation) • Sponsored by the Highland Recreation Department • Monterey ,VA • 540-468-2978

“90’s Night” at the HCRC Pool â€˘ Tuesday, June 13 • Throwback to a time of flannel and Doc Martens and swim to 90’s music • Sponsored by the Highland County Recreation Commission • Monterey ,VA • 540-468-2978 â€˘ For more info, visit www.highlandcountyrecreation.org

Community Summer Kick-Off • Saturday, June 17 • Celebrate the arrival of summer with this family-friendly event! Enjoy a bouncy house for children, cornhole, horseshoes, field day games, free hot dogs, watermelon, and lemonade. While you’re there, sign your child up for the Highland County Library’s Summer Reading Program. Also, celebrate the halfway mark of the 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge! • HCRC Pool Complex • Sponsored by the Highland County Recreation Commission • Monterey ,VA • 540-468-2978 â€˘ For more info, visit www.highlandcountyrecreation.org

“Pirate Night” at the HCRC Pool â€˘ Tuesday, June 20 • Ahoy Matey! If ye be brave enough, join us for a night of swashbuckling fun! • Sponsored by the Highland County Recreation Commission • Monterey ,VA • 540-468-2978 â€˘ For more info, visit www.highlandcountyrecreation.org

Swimming Lessons for Beginners â€˘ June 19 – 23 • 5:00 – 6:00 pm • Youngsters will receive swimming lessons from the lifeguards at the Highland Pool • Sponsored by the Highland Recreation Commission • Monterey ,VA • 540-468-2978 â€˘ For more info, visit www.highlandcountyrecreation.org

Artists’ Weekend â€˘ Friday – Sunday, June 23 – 25 • Monterey, VA • An outdoor painting event. Registration ends June 12. • Sponsored by the Highland County Arts Council • 540-468-2916 â€˘ Click here for the 2017 Brochure

Family Campfire Night â€˘ Friday, June 23 • Enjoy camp fire songs, local story tellers, hot dogs and S’mores by the fire. Immediately following the conclusion of swimming lessons. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. â€˘ Sponsored by the Highland County Recreation Commission • Monterey ,VA • 540-468-2978 â€˘ For more info, visit www.highlandcountyrecreation.org

Eagle’s Nest Outfitters Trip â€˘ Saturday, June 24 â€˘ Celebrate summer with a scenic 6.5 mile river trip with Eagle’s Nest Outfitters in Petersburg, West Virginia! Experience the south branch of the Potomac River, one of the top ten paddling rivers in the United States, from a canoe! The trip will take approximately four hours. Cost including canoe rental is $35 per person. • Sponsored by the Highland County Recreation Commission • Monterey ,VA • For more details or to register, call 540-468-2178 â€˘ For more info, visit www.highlandcountyrecreation.org

“Luau Night” at the HCRC Pool â€˘ Tuesday, June 27 • Limbo lower now! Do the hula and taste a special tropical snack. • Sponsored by the Highland County Recreation Commission • Monterey ,VA • 540-468-2978 â€˘ For more info, visit www.highlandcountyrecreation.org

 

July

Highland Farmer’s Market â€˘ Every Friday â€˘ 3:30 pm – 6 pm • Each week at the Farmer’s Market you can expect to find the finest in fresh local produce, baked goods, and other locally crafted items • The Pavilion at The Highland Center â€˘ Monterey, VA • 540-468-1922

4th of July Children’s Parade â€˘ Tuesday, July 4 • 5 p.m. • Blue Grass, VA • Sponsored by the Blue Grass Ruritan Club • 540-468-2550

Blue Grass Ruritan Club Lawn Party â€˘ Tuesday, July 4 • 6 p.m. • Sponsored by the Blue Grass Ruritans • Food (pay for what you eat!), horseshoe, volleyball, entertainment, and games • 540-468-2550

Lions Club Street Dance â€˘ Saturday, July 8 • 5 pm • BBQ meal, bluegrass music, square dancing, cake walks and clogging • Spruce Street – Monterey, VA â€˘ Sponsored by the Monterey Lions Club

VAST Rocket Launch • Saturday, July 8 beginning at 11 a.m. • Jack Mountain Village located 3 miles south of Monterey • Come and watch rockets both big and small as well as launch your own! • For more information, call 540-280-8908, email vastinfo@valleyaerospace.com, or visit www.valleyaerospace.com.

“STAR WARS Week” at the HCRC Pool â€˘ July 10-July 12 • Whether you’re a fan of dark side villians or heroes of the rebellion, we have something for everyone during our week of Star Wars-themed activities! • Sponsored by the Highland County Recreation Commission • Monterey ,VA • 540-468-2978 â€˘ For more info, visit www.highlandcountyrecreation.org 

“STAR WARS Night” at the HCRC Pool â€˘ Tuesday, July 11 • Join us for an out of this world celebration of everyone’s favorite scifi series! • Sponsored by the Highland County Recreation Commission • Monterey ,VA • 540-468-2978 â€˘ For more info, visit www.highlandcountyrecreation.org

Old Time Fiddler’s Convention â€˘ Thursday – Sunday, July 13 – 16 • Highland County Fairgrounds • For more information: 540-292-0283

“Carnival Night” at the HCRC Pool â€˘ Tuesday, July 18 • Enjoy favorite carnival snacks and games between swim sessions! • Sponsored by the Highland County Recreation Commission • Monterey ,VA • 540-468-2978 â€˘ For more info, visit www.highlandcountyrecreation.org

Star Party â€˘ Friday, July 21 • Learn about the night sky by gazing through the library’s telescope! • Sponsored by the Highland County Recreation Commission • Monterey ,VA • 540-468-2978 â€˘ For more info, visit www.highlandcountyrecreation.org

NWTF Little Switzerland Strutters Annual Heritage Banquet • Saturday, July 22 • Doors open at 5 p.m. • Meal, games, silent and live auction, door prizes, and scholarship presentation. Tickets required. • Blue Grass, VA • Sponsored by the NWTF Little Switzerland Strutters  â€˘ For more info, contact Debbie Ralston at 540-396-3465 or Mike Hilbert at 540-468-2250.

“Karaoke Night” at the HCRC Pool â€˘ Tuesday, July 25 • Calling all local stars! This is your night to shine! • Sponsored by the Highland County Recreation Commission • Monterey ,VA • 540-468-2978 â€˘ For more info, visit www.highlandcountyrecreation.org

Bubbles! • Wednesday, July 26 • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm • Little bubbles. Big bubbles. GIANT bubbles! Participants can learn the ins and outs of bubble making then cool off with free admission to the HCRC pool. Parent supervision required for pool use. • Sponsored by the Highland County Recreation Commission • Monterey ,VA • 540-468-2978 â€˘ For more info, visit www.highlandcountyrecreation.org

8th Annual Benefit Poker Run â€˘ Date TBA â€˘  Benefit Poker Run and BBQ Chicken Dinner sponsored by the Word of Faith Outreach Ministry. 100% of proceeds help our neighbors in need. Registration at 9 am. Ride starts at 10 am, and last bike in at 3 pm. $20 per hand. Best Hand: $300, Worst Hand $50 • For more information: 540-474-3802 or 540-290-9261

Taste of Highland â€˘ Saturday, July 29 • 5:30 pm • An annual fundraising dinner for the Highland Center, showcasing a selection of Highland County’s numerous local food offerings. Tickets include dinner, complimentary beverages, and live music. • Monterey, VA • 540-468-1922

Mountain Boyz Motorsports Truck & Tractor Pull â€˘ Saturday, July 29 â€˘ Cheer for your favorite truck or tractor as adrenaline fills the air when these monster machines make their way down the track. • Highland County Fair Grounds â€˘ Monterey, VA • mtnboyz@yahoo.com