Annual Events in Natural Bridge, VA: Unveiling Year-Round Magic

Join us as we explore the year-round magic of annual events in Natural Bridge, VA, nestled amidst Virginia’s breathtaking landscapes. The Natural Bridge area isn’t merely a geological marvel—it’s a hub of festivities that promise to captivate you. From vibrant fall foliage adventures to lantern-lit historical tours, we’ll reveal the enchantment that awaits in this captivating destination and discover why Natural Bridge’s annual events are a must-see, year after year.

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Explore Annual Events in Natural Bridge, VA


Down by Downtown Music Festival

Roanoke, Virginia, hosts the electrifying Down by Downtown Music Festival, a four-day celebration at various downtown venues showcasing rock, funk, reggae, hip-hop, country, and independent music.

Blue Ridge Marathon Road Races

The annual Blue Ridge Marathon Road Races is held in Roanoke, VA. Known as “America’s Toughest Road Marathon,” it offers various races, including a double marathon, full marathon, half marathon, 10k, and a fun recovery run.


Illumination of the Bridge

Experience the magic of the Illumination of the Bridge at Natural Bridge State Park. On the last Saturday night of each month from April to October, witness the 200-foot-tall arch beautifully lit from above and below, casting a mesmerizing glow.

October Annual Events in Natural Bridge, VA

Natural Bridge State Park in October

October brings enchantment to Natural Bridge State Park. Amidst the autumn’s changing foliage and crisp air, join us for three captivating events. Enjoy Fall Hayrides exploring forests, meadows, and hills. Or the ranger-led Autumn Peeks Sunset Hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains. And the Haunted History: Lantern Tour with intriguing tales of bygone days.

Halloween Puppy Party at Natural Bridge

Join us for our Halloween Puppy Party! Bring your pup of any age and your family for a spooky, fun time. Enter our Costume Contest to win prizes with voting on social media. Prizes include a free night at the hotel, dinner, and a ticket to the Caverns. Follow us for updates!


Race to the Rock Bridge 

Experience the thrill of the Race to the Rock Bridge, an annual event in Natural Bridge, Virginia. This exciting race offers 5K and 10K options, taking you through the scenic Natural Bridge Park, including paved roads, gravel trails, wooded paths, and a bridge crossing.


Luminary Nights at Natural Bridge State Park

Experience the magic of Luminary Nights at Natural Bridge State Park. This annual holiday event transforms the park into a winter wonderland with festive lighting, fireside warmth, and holiday cheer.


The Roanoke GO Fest

Don’t miss the annual Roanoke GO Fest in Roanoke, Virginia! This high-energy music festival spans three days in mid-October, offering a variety of outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and kayaking, along with live music, delicious food, and drinks.

Stay in Luxury at the Natural Bridge Hotel

Accessible KingWhen experiencing the full charm of annual events in Natural Bridge, VA, the Natural Bridge Hotel is your ultimate destination for comfort and value. After a festive day, our cozy rooms provide the perfect retreat to relax and rejuvenate.

Our offerings extend beyond just comfortable accommodations. We have special occasion packages tailored to make your annual event experiences extraordinary throughout the year.

Eager to transform your annual event into an unforgettable experience? Check availability now and let the Natural Bridge Hotel turn your holiday dreams into reality.