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.


Damascus Events and Festivals

Trail Town Christmas
Trail Town Christmas parade map

November Events

16th (Sunday) - 2pm, Veterans Day Service (Town Park, at the Veterans Memorial of Damascus, Wheel of Freedom)

24th (Monday) - Damascus Library's 'Ugliest Christmas Sweater' contest (Nov. 24th thru Dec. 12th)
Contact the Library staff for more info: 276-475-3820

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: Website

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

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 is on property along Beaverdam Creek next to the town park. Contributions may be made at Town Hall, or at the Bank of Damascus.