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Summer Events Along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia

In honor of the 75th anniver­sary of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia’s small towns and com­mu­ni­ties along “America’s Favorite Drive,” are cel­e­brat­ing with spe­cial events and fes­ti­vals all sum­mer long.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is an iconic travel des­ti­na­tion, stretch­ing 469 miles from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains. Reconnect with loved ones and nature in this pris­tine part of Virginia where music fes­ti­vals, arts and crafts fairs, and food and wine events show­case the tra­di­tions and hos­pi­tal­ity of Virginia’s Blue Ridge region.

Create Your Own Biltmore Christmas at Home

Before div­ing into your hol­i­day dec­o­rat­ing this year, con­sider immers­ing your­self in the enchant­ing world of Christmas at Biltmore to glean ideas for a Vanderbilt-inspired hol­i­day dis­play of your own. Biltmore House and the sur­round­ing 8,000 acres of the estate is cel­e­brat­ing its annual Christmas at Biltmore, now through Jan. 3, 2010.