The Town of Blacksburg invites you to help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Sustainability Week – a week long slate of events that showcase ways to “Celebrate – Educate – Motivate” around sustainability.

The Kick Off Celebration will be held from 5-7 pm at Market Square Park on Sunday, September 18th. There will be a beer/wine garden, local food vendors, music and dancing with Blacksburg Dance/Solely Swing, and an opportunity to learn about the 20+ events (service projects, tours, lectures, hands-on workshops) that will be held over the course of the Sustainability Week. Come mix and mingle with the folks in your community who are working hard to make Blacksburg a more sustainable place to live, work, and play!

Sustainability Week is made possible by a partnership between the Town of Blacksburg, Sustainable Blacksburg, the Virginia Tech Office of Sustainability and Downtown Blacksburg, Inc..

Please contact Carol Davis, Sustainability Manager for the Town of Blacksburg at cdavis@blacksburg.gov


Monday October 31

Bring the kids downtown from 4pm-6:30pm for the best Trick or Treat around, fun activities and the ever popular costume contest at the Lyric Theatre.

Suitable for ages 0-12

Details to follow soon!


Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. is proud to announce our business and non-profit members of the year in a new, member recognition initiative. The program began in July 2015. Each month one Business and one Non-Profit Organization was selected in a random drawing as DBI Members of the Month.

In July 2016 DBI members voted for the DBI Business Member of the Year AND the DBI Non-Profit Member of the Year from the years Members of the Month.

Cabo Fish Taco was voted as the DBI Business Member of the Year.
Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad was voted DBI Non-Profit Member of the Year.

Cabo Fish Taco, co-owned by Gary Walker, Rob and Maeghan Crenshaw, is the combination of concepts from three completely different people, who share the same idea of what makes a restaurant great. Unlike most Baja styled restaurants, Cabo combines coastal Mexican cuisine with a unique healthy California feel. The food and atmosphere of Cabo is an impeccable infusion of very different styles.
Located at 117 South Main Street in the heart of downtown Blacksburg, Cabo Fish Taco boasts a beautiful outdoor dining patio, a wonderfully renovated indoor space, a Tequila Club, fabulous food as well as the very best Margaritas in town!
Gary Walker commented on this recognition; “I am thankful to be honored by fellow merchants. It means a great deal to us to be recognized by our piers and we hope to keep working hard with DBI to ensure downtown continues to be a thriving and successful place to do business and hang out. Thanks to everyone working hard to make downtown Blacksburg great.”

Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad proudly serves the Town of Blacksburg and parts of Montgomery County with emergency medical and rescue services. We provide these services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We house over 90 members who volunteer their time to make this possible. Our members come from a variety of different backgrounds outside of the squad which help make our membership as diverse as Blacksburg itself. We have high school and college students, teachers, engineers, real estate agents, full-time parents, career paramedics, and even a few nurses and doctors! Our membership categories vary as much as our backgrounds to accommodate the schedules and time commitments of our diverse membership. Sydney Gay
BVRS PIO said: “Blacksburg Rescue is honored to receive the DBI Non-Profit Member of the Year Award. Our members spend countless hours happily volunteering their time to serve this wonderful community, and we greatly appreciate this recognition!”


Nest Realty has been recognized for a fourth year by Inc. Magazine as a member of the top 5,000 fastest-growing private American companies due in large part to our innovative approach to customer service, technology and marketing.

Here are some highlights:

• Nest Realty achieved 162% growth over the past three years and $10.8 million in revenues in 2015 to qualify for the list

• This is the fourth year in-a-row that Nest has made the list

• Nest is one of only 10 real estate companies nationally to make the list for 4 consecutive years

• Nest Realty is a hybrid company, creating market reports, local magazines and award winning videos



1. Collect your loyalty card at participating locations.

2. Visit 10 different participating Downtown Blacksburg merchants and make a minimum purchase of $5.

3. Have each merchant add their stamp to your loyalty card.

4. When your card is full you are eligible to receive your choice of a $5 Gift Certificate from one of the participating businesses!

Redeem rewards at the DBI Office, (CAIO, 149 College Ave, next to the Lyric) Email dbi@downtownblacksburg.com to arrange a time.

Participating businesses

  • Alexander Black House
  • Cabo Fish Taco
  • Cafe de Bangkok
  • Capone's Jewelry
  • Champs Sportsbar
  • Clay Corner Inn
  • The Devotea
  • DBI website
  • Eucalyptus Massage Therapy
  • Fringe Benefit
  • Gourmet Pantry
  • Greenhouse Boardshop
  • Heavener Hardware
  • High Peak Sportswear
  • Honeysuckle Studio
  • John's Camera & Records
  • Kent Jewelers
  • Lyric Theatre
  • Mad Dog
  • Main Street Pharmacy
  • Matrix Gallery
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Mish Mish
  • Next Door Bake Shop
  • Nice Dreams
  • P. Buckley Moss
  • Polished by Claire V
  • Sharkey's
  • She-Sha Cafe
  • Social House
  • Souvlaki's
  • Sycamore Deli
  • t.r. collection
  • The Artful Lawyer Gallery Store
  • Wicked Taco
  • YMCA Thrift Store

... Check back regularly for more participating businesses!

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