The 59th Annual Vinton Dogwood Festival is underway with the carnival and kids zone, live music, arts and crafts and the parade itself beginning at 2:30. There will also be a 5K beginning at 8:30 tomorrow morning and the Crowning of the Dogwood Queen at high noon at the Vinton War Memorial. Get the rundown on all the live entertainment and more this weekend at VintonDogwoodFestival.org. I understand Journey tribute band Trial By Fire is going to be there tonight.
If you're looking for a swanky event this weekend, The RVSPCA's Puppy Love Ball is happening at The Shenandoah Club tomorrow night starting at 6:30. I've been to this, and it's a great way to get to know some of the RVSPCA's friends and supporters in the area. Live music, dancing, some terrific food, and one of the best silent auctions you'll see in the area. Jewelry, weekend getaways, artwork from local artists, gift certificates to all kinds of places and the proceeds from the whole thing support the Roanoke Valley SPCA. Hit their website for ticket information at RVSPCA.org.
This is maybe the best weekend of the year for live and local music fans as DxDT: The Down By Downtown Music Festival rolls through the weekend at area restaurants and live music venues. Tonight, keep moving and you can see Corey Hunley and Friends, Barefoot West, and Madrone. Tomorrow is another full day of live music with G. Love and Special Sauce tomorrow night at Elmwood Park. Get the complete lineup of all the bands across 20 different venues this weekend at downbydowntown.com