Merchants in Downtown Blacksburg are offering FANTASTIC discounts for Virginia Tech Seniors carrying the 100 Days til Graduation card EVERY WEDNESDAY February 8- May 10, 2017!!!!

310 Rosemont - 20% off all full priced merchandise
Bollo's Café- 15% off
BookHolders- 15% off any apparel item
Brownstone Barber Shop- $3.00 off of our 15.00 cut
Cafe de Bangkok - 15% off food purchases
Eucalyptus Massage Therapy- $10 off massages
Fringe Benefit- 15% discount
Gillie's Vegetarian Restaurant- 15% off food purchase
Green's Grill and Sushi Bar- No up charge for substituting fries. Special happy hour 5-9pm
High Peak Sportswear-10% discount
In Balance Yoga- $8 drop in Wednesdays for VT Seniors! Applies to every Wednesday for each class on Wednesday through the 100 days until Graduation.
Lia's Hairstyling- 20% discount
Lyric Theatre- Free small popcorn with purchase of movie ticket and Senior Card
Main Street Pharmacy- 15% discount
Matrix Gallery- 10% off any non-consignment item!
Mellow Mushroom- Free cheese bread with any pizza purchase
Next Door Bake Shop- 15% off food purchases
Social House- 15% off food purchases
Starkey Medical Esthetics- 20% off
Sycamore Deli- BOGO Buy one sandwich and get the same free (not valid with burgers)
THE UPS STORE- 15% OFF all Packing and Retail Supplies, incl. Greeting Cards to seniors with discount card on Wednesdays. SHIPPING CHARGES NOT INCLUDED.
t.r. collection- 20% off entire purchase

Sixteen Squares Historic Walking Tour

Blacksburg was developed because it was situated along one of the East-West routes through the Valley of Virginia. Originating from the "Sixteen Squares" which were the first organized, developed land that made up the town, Blacksburg has grown far beyond its original size.

Take a self-guided tour or join one of our scheduled tours for brief immersion into Blacksburg's local history!



The 16 Frogs is a public arts project with a social conscience. The frogs are designed to help restore and maintain Stroubles Creek through public education, inspired by art and informed by town history. Why 16? And why frogs???

The number is a reference to the 16 squares that formed the original plat of Blacksburg. Frogs are a beloved part of our natural environment in Southwest Virginia, and also an important indicator species for scientists and engineers. Frogs live in two environments – land and water – and have thin skin which can absorb toxic chemicals, radiation and diseases. When frog populations suffer or decline, it means the ecosystem they are living in is unhealthy.

Stroubles Creek, which is fed by tributaries that run through Blacksburg, is one of the most impaired waterways in Virginia. 16 life-sized bronze frog statuettes are being sited along the watershed, calling attention to the freshwater that flows under and around the streets of Blacksburg.

Created by noted sculptor Christine Kosiba, the bronzes are modeled after the native Green Frog, (Lithobates clamitans). Some rest on casts of Virginia’s native water lily, (Nymphaea odorata). They range from 6-12 inches in size, and sit on pavement, knee walls, stormwater drains, or sills.

The frogs will be enjoyed by toddlers on discovery, schoolchildren investigating stream ecology, runners, walkers, geocachers, history buffs, tourists, and arts patrons.


16 Frogs is sponsored by Seek Education, Explore, and DiScover (SEEDS, Inc), Downtown Blacksburg, Inc., the Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation, Downtown Events,Inc. The Lyric Council, The Susan Garrison Fund of Sustainable Blacksburg, the Community Foundation of the New River Valley, and the Town of Blacksburg.

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  |  dbi@downtownblacksburg.com