Local Events

68th Uncle Billy's Day Festival

June 1 & 2

4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

English Park in Altavista, VA


Festival includes:

Live Music by The Worx, Bo-Zac, Jacob Doss Project, and Fuzzy Logic

Free activities for kids, festival food, carnival, car show, art show, wrestling, beer garden, fireworks, and more!

SML Invitational Golf Tournament

June 1

Starts at 1:00 pm

The Westlake in Moneta, VA


Come out to Smith Mountain Lake for this Captain's Choice golf tournament!


Joyous Junque

June 2 & 3

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Resurrection Catholic Church in Moneta, VA


It's yard sale time!

Farmer's Market

June 5, 12, 19 & 26

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Competition Alley in Chatham, VA


Best farmer's market around!

How to: Budget for IT

June 6

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance: 300 Lucado Place, Lynchburg, VA 


Presented by Integrated Technology Group

Flip Flop Friday

June 8

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Homeplace Vineyard: 568 Rigney Cir, Chatham, VA 24531 


Sip on some delicious wine and enjoy live music by Jus-Cauz!

Spring Antique & Classic Boat Show

June 9

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bridgewater Pointe in Moneta, VA


 Hosted by the SML chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, this free event features a collection of vintage vessels from the 1920s to 1960s era and is a preview of the annual Antique and Classic Boat Festival Weekend Sept. 15.

Jubal Early Bluegrass Festival

June 9

1:00 pm - 9:00pm

Crazy Horse Marina in Moneta VA


 This third annual event features bluegrass bands, including Five Mile Mountain Road, Wound Tight, The Harwell-Grice Band and Barry Collins and Friends, as well as barbecue, hot dogs and beverages. Bring a chair or blanket. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased at the gate.

Aspiring Anglers

June 10

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

SML State Park in Huddleston, VA


Annual fishing tournament open to kids up to age 14.

Lyrics on the Lake

June 13 - 17

Various venues around Smith Mountain Lake


More than 30 songwriters from Virginia and Nashville, Tennessee, will play concerts at various locations to raise money for the Central and Southwest Virginia Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Annual Southwest Virginia Antique Farm Days

June 15 - 17

Franklin County Recreation Park in Rocky Mount, VA


Presented by the Southwest Virginia Antique Power Festival Inc., this three-day event features a working 1915 steam engine, tractor parades, draft horse pull, antique tractor pull, lawn mower pull, chainsaw and crosscut competitions, sawmilling, rock crushing, flea market, live music and children’s activities. General admission is $6 (children younger than 12 admitted free)

Juneteenth

June 16

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Booker T. Washington National Monument in Hardy, VA


Juneteenth is a showcase event that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery. The free event features gospel music, park tours, activities for children, living history demonstrations, food vendors and more.

Steel Drum Concert

June 17

3:00 pm

W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center in Wirtz, VA


Music from the islands with performances by the SML Steel Drum Band, SML Parrot Pan and Toucan Pan Bands. Bring food, beverages and chairs. The event will be held under a pavilion, rain or shine. $10 tickets at the door.

TGIF ft. The Pete Turpin Band

June 22

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Avoca Museum in Altavista, VA


Live Music featuring The Pete Turpin Band. No admission charged. Bring a blanket or lawn chair!

Moneta Fireworx Fest

June 30

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Downtown Moneta


An Independence Day celebration with fireworks, food, an adult beverage garden, kids’ activities, and live music by The Worx. Proceeds from gate admission benefit Moneta Volunteer Fire Department