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Posted on: October 26, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Top things to do in Danville this weekend

Halloween pumpkin lanterns

No plans yet for the weekend? Here is information on things you can do to do in Danville.


When: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
Where: Main Street in the River District, Danville, VA

The River District Association and River District businesses will host the third annual “Creepy Candy Crawl.” Parents are invited to bring their children, ages 12 and under, downtown for a fun afternoon of business-to-business trick-or-treating along Main and Craghead streets. To ensure child safety, Main Street and connector streets will be closed for the event; however, businesses will be open. A map of participating businesses and free parking is available at 442 Main St. and at


When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, VA

The race weekend starts on Friday with Virginia Lottery Pole Day and continues on Saturday with the Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is in action Sunday with the Goody’s Fast Relief 500.
The Goody’s Fast Relief 500 is the first race in the Round of 8 of the Chase.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 1.877.RACE.TIX or online at

For a schedule of events, visit


When: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, 975 Main St., Danville, VA

For Halloween, the museum presents “Voices from Danville’s Past: A historical waking tour of Old Grove Street Cemetery.” Before the tour, gather at the museum for hot cider and funnel cakes in the museum’s auditorium. Four tours are held each night: 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are limited to 20 people per tour. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. For members, tickets are $10. For more information and to purchase tickets, call the museum at 793-5644.


When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: The Historic North Theatre, 629 North Main Street, Danville, VA

Watch this showing of the 1969 original classic horror film “Night of the Living Dead” directed by George A. Romero and starring Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea. Night of the Living Dead was heavily criticized at its release for its explicit gore. It eventually garnered critical acclaim and has been selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a film deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The film has spawned numerous movies and the television series. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students. For more information, visit


When: 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday
Where: Danville Community Market, 629 Craghead St., Danville, VA

The Danville Farmers’ Market will close for the season on Saturday, Oct. 29, with vendors selling local produce, meat, eggs, plants, flowers, baked goods and homemade gifts from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Community Market, which is located at 629 Craghead St.

The Farmers’ Market will reopen on Saturday, Jan. 7, with the second season of the Winter Market, which will feature baked goods, wine, meats, eggs, coffee, crafts and seasonal produce.

In addition, the annual Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, and the annual Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 3.


When: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Danvillian Gallery, 210 North Union St., Danville, VA

Presented by the Danville Historical Society, the exhibit — curated by Emma Edmund — features a display of photos and written memories. Admission is free.


When: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: AAF Tank Museum, 3401 U.S. 29 Business, Danville, VA

This will be the event’s second year. Stroll through the entire corridor of the tank museum, trunk or treat, have your face painted, meet and greet different characters, listen to Halloween music, enjoy free food and more. There will be best trunk contests, best costume contest for the kids and door prizes. The event is free. For more information, call the museum at 836-5323.


When: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday
Where: Community Market, 629 Craghead St., Danville, VA

The Danville Professional Firefighters Association presents this event, which is in its fifth year. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15. Call the Danville Welcome Center at 793-4636 to purchase tickets. Must be over 18 to attend. For more information, go to Facebook/RiverCityHalloweenCostume Ball.


When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Historic North Theatre, 629 North Main Street, Danville, VA

Celebrity magician Wayne Alan presents this family friendly show that features cool Halloween magic tricks, fun comedy, and audience participation. Even the youngest members of the family can enjoy this show, as there is nothing too scary or inappropriate for young children in the performance. Cost: Adults $15 to $20 and children 12 & under $10.00. Call 434-793-SHOW (434-793-7469) to reserve tickets. For more information, visit


When: 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: George Washington High School Auditorium, 701 Broad Street, Danville, VA

The Danville Symphony Orchestra begins its 25th anniversary celebration with a concert featuring Toccata & Fugue, in D minor, BWV 565 - Bach/Stokowski Symphony No. 8 in B minor, “Unfinished” – Schubert Triple Concerto, Op.56 – Beethoven Featuring, Trio Solace Matvey Lapin (violin), Ryan Graebert (cello), Katya Lapin (piano) Procession of the Nobles from Mlada - Rimski-Korsakov. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit


When: Various times Saturday
Where: Averett North Campus, 707 Mount Cross Road, Danville, VA

The women’s volleyball team and the men’s soccer team will be in action Saturday in Danville. The women’s volleyball team will host Meredith College at noon. The men’s soccer team will host Methodist University at a time to be determined.For more information, go to


When: 2:30 p.m.Sunday
Where: Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, 975 Main St., Danville, VA

The Danville Art League will hold an opening reception for its annual juried art show, Hues and Views. The show will continue on Sundays through Dec. 24. For more information, call the museum at 793-5644.

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