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Upcoming Events

In addition to the year-round activities available at the World of Energy, we are constantly hosting special community events and celebrations. Whether catering to Boy Scouts, nearby senior citizens, school groups or businesswomen, there’s likely an upcoming event that you'll enjoy!

And if you are looking for teaching resources or virtual education materials, be sure to check out our
Teaching Resources and Virtual Education page.

2023 Festival of Trees

Plan to see the many beautifully decorated trees and vote for your favorite at the World of Energy from Nov. 29, 2023 through Jan. 5, 2024, during the Festival of Trees. The trees are decorated by local nonprofit organizations. The three trees getting the most votes will win a cash prize for the charity of each organization's choice.

Blue Ridge Orchid Society Show, Feb. 15-17, 2024

The Blue Ridge Orchid Society (BROS) will present its annual show and sale at the World of Energy Feb. 15-17. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15 and Friday, Feb. 16, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17. This beautiful, unique display of tropical orchids draws hundreds of visitors each year. BROS members will be available to provide educational resources, potting and care information, as well as presentations and demos throughout the event. Several orchid growers will have orchids on display and for sale.

More information will be available in 2024.

orchids on display
Orchid show.