For more events and details please check out our Calendar of events


Downtown Trick or Treat

4:00-5:30pm Trick or Treating at participating downtown businesses
4:45-5:15pm The Scary Strings onstage at the Lyric- Free concert!
5:30pm- 6:00pm Costume Contest at the Lyric

Children’s Costume Contest:
4 age groups: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, &10-12.
The contest will take place on the stage in The Lyric Theatre and all participants will receive a Halloween goodie bag from Downtown Blacksburg, Inc.

Blacksburg Police Dept on College Avenue

"Be Safe Blacksburg" &"No Hokie Left Behind" - safety campaign. Stop by for free glow in the dark bracelets and more!

The Blacksburg Police Department announces two new safety initiatives that are being kicked-off this week. The first, No Hokie Left Behind, is a collaborative effort with Virginia Tech Police, Blacksburg Transit, Interfraternity Council, Pan-Hellenic Council, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, Virginia Tech Athletics, and Virginia Tech Office of Emergency Management to promote safety on campus and in town among college students.

Blacksburg Police will be delivering their message throughout the week and handing out the No Hokie Left Behind wristbands. They will also provide information about the BT4U and LiveSafe applications for mobile devices.

The message is simple - when students are going to participate in social activities BPD wants you to Go with Friends, Stay with Friends, and Leave with Friends. Students are encouraged to make the pledge on the No Hokie Left Behind Facebook site, Check the Facebook site for dates, times, and locations to get a wristband and information about the program. You can also ask any member associated with the organizations promoting this program.

The second, Be Safe Blacksburg, will benefit local residents. This program will start with elementary students on Friday, October 31. Partnering with Montgomery County Public Schools, School Resource Officers will visit each elementary school in Blacksburg to deliver a Halloween safety message. SROs will be joined by members from Virginia Tech sororities, fraternities, Corps of Cadets, and athletes. That evening with Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. a safe trick-or-treating environment will be provided. The program will be a continuing initiative in promoting safety and citizenship among all age groups. It is for your family, your friends, and your community Be Safe Blacksburg.

Haunted House at Creekmore Law Firm

Trunk or Treat

Blacksburg Baptist Church

Other Halloween Events:

Halloween Carnival- October 31

6-8 p.m., Blacksburg Community Center, 725 Patrick Henry Drive, $2 each.This annual event is a fun and safe observance of Halloween. There will be carnival games, candy, prizes and a special guest.
Cosponsored by Virginia Tech Chapter of Circle K.
Preschool and elementary aged goblins only.

Tech or Treat-October 29

5:00-8:00pm, Tech or Treat at The Cube in the Moss Arts Center

Smithfield Plantation Spirit Trail- October 30

4:30 - 8:30pm. Details are:
Horse drawn wagon takes patrons "back in time" from our Pavilion over the Old Plantation grounds to the Preston family cemetery.
At the cemetery riders hear stories from years past from “Spirits” that still linger.
Sip apple cider by the fire in the Pavilion.
Suggested donation for the Trail is $8 per rider

3rd Annual HALLOWEEN BASH- October 31

w/Groova Scape & Costume Contest w/Cash Prizes
at the UNIVERSITY CLUB 8:00pm - 12:00am

Advance PAID Reservations Required:
Tickets are........ ALL Inclusive
*Includes: Beer/Wine, Munchies, Live Music & Dancing
and Costume Contest w/Cash Prizes!

UClub Member's Guest....$20.00 each                         Public/Guest for the Evening.....$30.00 each
Contact : Leslie Whiting for Reservations.......231-3872 or
*Space is make your reservations early!
MasterCard & Visa accepted
UNIVERSITY CLUB....The UClub 100 Otey Street, Blacksburg, VA 24061
www.uclub.vt.ed 540-231-3872


Stop.....then Shop!
A great way to spend a Saturday with the family- enjoy a free movie on us and then stop in for lunch at one of our wonderful downtown restaurants or do some shopping in one of our fabulous downtown stores! Or stop by Blacksburg Farmers Market for some wonderful local fresh produce, meats, baked goods and more! Open 10am-2pm Sat Feb 8.

November 15- "Hook"
December 20- "Polar Express"

January 10, 2015- TBA
February 7, 2015- TBA
March 7, 2015- TBA

Brought to you by:
Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. & The Lyric Theatre


Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce has joined efforts with American Express and its Shop Small Business Saturday. Shoppers are encouraged to shop around the Towns of Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Montgomery County seeking small businesses who are participating.

At each of the participating businesses, the shopper can enter their name in a drawing for five (5) - $200 gift cards to be held on December 2 at 9:00 am. There will be five winners. Many of the shoppers will be given recyclable shopping totes, pens, buttons, and other small favors.

Events such as this will be taking place around the country on November 29 in support of small business, which is the backbone of our economy.

Sponsored by
New River Bank
Downtown Blacksburg Inc.
National Bank of Blacksburg
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce



Downtown Merchants annual Open Houses- 4-8pm, late night shopping, free gift wrap, snacks and beverages, holiday specials.

4-7pm Holiday Market, free hot chocolate and hot cider and more in the new Market Square Park

4:00pm Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus at The Lyric (bring your own camera)

5:00pm Blacksburg Children’s Master Chorale singing on Henderson Lawn Stage

5-7pm Kick off the Voting with "Cookies, Candy Canes and Cocoa" compliments of our participating tree "artistes" in Kent Square lobby.

5-7pm Vote for your favorite Gingerbread House and support Valley Interfaith Child Care Center. At Kent Square

5:30pm Tree lighting with music from the Blacksburg Children's Master Chorale

6:00pm TubaChristmas co-sponsored by the Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. and the Department of Music at Virginia Tech on Henderson Lawn Stage

7:00pm Holiday Parade co-sponsored by Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Department and Virginia Tech Chapter of Circle K


Kent Square lobby will be transformed to a Winter Wonderland with decorated trees provided by downtown merchants and non profit groups.The VICCC - Valley Interfaith Child Care Center will also host their 3rd annual Gingerbread House Contest at this location. Park in Kent Square Parking Garage and bring the family to enjoy this spectacular new addition to the holidays in Downtown Blacksburg.
Voting for your favorite tree takes place from December 5-20

December 5th- Kick off the Voting with "Cookies, Candy Canes and Cocoa" compliments of our participating tree "artistes". 5-7pm in Kent Square lobby.

• Collect your ballot from Kent Jewelers, First Bank of Virginia or Uncommonly Gifted.
• Visit the trees in Kent Square and choose your favorite
• Return your completed ballot to any of the 3 locations & be entered to win PRIZES
• The winning tree will be announced Saturday Dec 20 at 2:30pm at a special reception with Santa and Mrs. Claus in Kent Square. "Cookies, Candy Canes & Cocoa" provided.
Prize Drawing will take place - random voters will win Downtown Gift Certificates!

For specific information on Downtown Blacksburg Events please contact:

Laureen Blakemore, Director 

Downtown Blacksburg, Inc.  |  P.O. Box 233  |  Blacksburg, Virginia 24063  |  (540) 951-0454  |