Winter Fête Carnival


The Roanoke Diversity Center invites you to the Winter Fête Carvinal! Join us again at the beautiful Patrick Henry Ballroom for an unforgettable night. This year's theme is "Carnival"! Rio meets Mardis Gras in Roanoke! 

Featuring dinner, dancing, a stunning silent auction, and live performances, come PARTY with us while celebrating love, diversity, inclusion, and everything that makes our community great. 


Enjoy a mouthwatering meal courtesy of Bella Events Catering (vegetarian, vegan, and meat options available).

Check out the pictures from Winter Fete "Fire and Ice" last year! 

Entertainment provided by:

Emcee Michael Lee Smithmicheallee.jpg

  “Mr. Microphone” himself is BACK and ready to lead winter’s biggest ball!

Michael Lee Smith is an entertainer, activist, community leader, and Emcee extraordinaire. Michael has headed up Roanoke’s Pride Festival as Festival Director and over the years, has directed, produced, and emceed more shows than we can count at the beloved Park nightclub. 

DJ Bobby Hash

With his energetic mixing style and broad knowledge of music, he has established a brand that sees him working well over 150 gigs a year.  Bobby consistently fills dance floors all over the state including Blacksburg, Arlington, and Roanoke!


Grave Dancers Burlesque 

These tattooed and pierced ladies all have a flair for the darker things in life. Whether performing neoburlesque with a horror twist or traditional burlesque, these body positive girls can do it all!



Capoeira performances!

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of fight, acrobatics, music, dance, and rituals in a very elegant and magnetic way. 



Your official Fete greeters, Miss Kitty's Society for Wayward Cosmonauts are a dynamic brigade of seasoned stilt walkers who’s awe-inspiring antics bring the disco to any party.



Cash Bar 

Dress: Rio Carnival/Mardis Gras attire!

Without our sponsors and generous donors, an event of this caliber simply would not be possible.


Our sincere thanks go to: 

The Patrick Henry Ballroom
Curry Copy
DJ Bobby Hash
Grave Dancers
Wild Card Graphics

Law firm of Gilbert Bird Sharpes & Robinson

 Exciting news! We're partnering with Big Lick Boomerang for the big night--**$5 off your ride home, in the comfort of your own car** for all you fabulous Feters!

December 10, 2017 at 6pm - 11pm
Patrick Henry Ballroom
611 S Jefferson St
Roanoke, VA 24011
United States
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Elizabeth Parsons · · 540-491-4165
Daniel Ceglowski

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