Events in and near the Town of Damascus

Announcements for Damascus residents and groups
conducting fund-raisers and other civic activities.

To have your civic, non-profit event listed here contact the webmaster or write to the Town Clerk at PO Box 576, Damascus VA 24236.
(This page is for events taking place in the area between Alvarado and Whitetop, or within a short distance of Damascus, Virginia.)

For local notices related to town business click on this line.




Wildflower at Trail Days

Wildflower, an Appalachian Trail hiker and a visitor to Trail Days.

Damascus Events and Festivals

1st Annual LAUREL CREEK CLASSIC - $10,000 TROUT CONTEST

September 20, 2014 - One Day Fishing for Prizes and Money!
ONE TROUT IS WORTH $10,000!!!!
$40 Entry Fee
*Virginia Fishing License Required*
*No Trout Stamp Required*
Start Time: Daylight - End Time: 6:00 PM
Sponsored by:
Damascus Fire Department & Hooked
Register at Hooked
605 E. 5th Street, Damascus, VA 24236
276 475-3735

9th Annual Veterans Memorial Cruise-In

October 4, Food City Shopping Center

Entry Fee $ 12.00,
includes 2 tickets for grand prize

Organized by Discover Damascus Club
and Veterans Memorial Committee
Sponsored by Food City, and area businesses.

Registration 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Awards @ 3:00 PM
Food, Music, Door Prizes, 50/50

For More Info phone 276-475-5112 or 423-384-1886

Appalachian Trail Days

The Townwide Yard Sale takes place the Saturday before Mother's Day
Trails Days is in May, the Weekend after Mother's Day

July 4th Celebration takes place in the late afternoon and evening of July 3

The Iron Mountain 50-mile Trail Run: Tentative date, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.
Click here for video of the Iron Mountain Trail Run.

Some events in neighboring communities

(This section is for events within a short drive of Damascus and which feature activities related to Damascus events.)
Whitetop Mountain Maple Festival: Last weekend in March
Mt. Rogers Naturalists' Rally: Second weekend in May
Whitetop Mountain Ramp Festival: Third Sunday in May
Grayson County Fiddlers Convention, Galax: Last full weekend in June
Virginia Highlands Festival, Abingdon: First two weeks in August
Grayson Highlands Fall Festival: Last weekend in September
Whitetop Mountain Molasses Festival: Second Sunday in October
Shady Valley Cranberry Festival - October

Explorer Scouts: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month 6:30 p.m. - Town Hall


Neighborhood Watch meeting

Last Thursday of every month at 7 pm at the Town Hall. Call 475-3341 for information.

Veterans Memorial

Funds are currently being raised by the VFW, the American Legion, and the local
volunteer group Discover Damascus to establish a Veterans Memorial for the town. The location, which is being cleared now,
is on property along Beaverdam Creek next to the town park. Contributions may be made at Town Hall, or at the Bank of Damascus.