Dr. Elvis on the Roof

The 2nd annual Dr. Elvis on the Roof
Featuring live music by The Guilty Pleasures with headliner:
Dr. Elvis & The Pink Caddy Daddies!
Bring your own chairs and get ready for a fun filled July 4 in downtown Blacksburg! Beer & Wine will be available for sale at the event.

Following the parade and free movie at the Lyric, come on up to the roof of Kent Square Parking Garage. Admission is a donation to the Special Olympics of the NRV.

• 5-6pm DJ music
• 6-6:45pm Guilty Pleasures
• 6:45pm Special Olympian Ambassador
• 7-7:45pm Dr. Elvis (The early years)
• 7:45pm Special Olympian Ambassador
• 8pm Dr. Elvis (The later years)
• View the fabulous Fireworks provided by the Town of Blacksburg from the best vantage point in town!
• DJ Music til close

All proceeds go to the Special Olympics of the NRV

July 4th Celebrations

The 29th annual July 4th parade in Blacksburg will set off at 2pm from the Old Blacksburg Middle School, travel along Main Street, and end near the Alumni Mall.

This year's theme is "This Land is Your Land".

Parade entries are needed, and can be floats, marchers, antique vehicles, wagons, bicycles, sports teams, businesses, horses, bands, race cars, scouts, etc. There is no charge to have an entry in the parade. Download the parade entry form.

Registration information can be found at www.fb.com/MtTaborRuritan or by contacting Gavin Faulkner at faulkner@bev.net 540-449-6178.

The Mount Tabor Ruritan Club sponsors the parade, and also the movie "The Lorax", which will be shown after the parade in The Lyric Theatre on College Avenue.

The Town of Blacksburg will have music, food and entertainments near the Rec Center on Patrick Henry Drive, beginning at 6:00 pm, followed by Fireworks at 9:30 pm. Call Parks & Rec at 540-961-1135 for information on the evening events.

Up on the Roof

Up on The Roof is Blacksburg Premier Creative Professional's mixer. We meet on the last Thursday of every month (April through Sept) on the rooftop of the Kent Square parking lot from 5:30-8pm - it is a happy hour networking social. The event was originally designed to bring fun locals, grad students and professionals together for the purposes of socializing and enjoying our downtown venues. Food (happy hour samples), beer and vodka mixers are available with a $5 or $10 donation! Reusable cups are $1. Blacksburg is a great place to be! Downtown Events Inc., the non-profit that produces of Up on the Roof, is first and foremost a social organization with a mission to connect newcomers, locals and creative professionals in Blacksburg. Come and join us! Be Local. Be Social.

The Up on the Roof planning committee reserves the right to remove any attendee from the premises if they are deemed disruptive or a safety hazard. Please no pets. MUST be 21 with a valid ID to get in; this is a professional's mixer so children or anyone underage are not permitted as per our ABC agreement.

Mount Tabor Ruritan Club Fish Frys

Mount Tabor Ruritan Club’s 2015 Fish Fry Season is about to begin. Fries are on the second Saturday of each month, May through September. Frys are held 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Slusser's Chapel Picnic Shelter, 1531 Mount Tabor Road, Blacksburg. Adults-$8, children (under 12)-$4, carry-outs-$8.  Call 540-449-6178 for further information.

Our club raises funds through summer fish fries and fall apple-butter making to support community projects that include: college scholarships, July 4th Parade & Movie in Blacksburg, maintenance of community picnic shelter, Christmas food certificates, support of 4-H and Scouting programs, monthly donations to the Blacksburg Food Pantry, and community roadside clean-up. This year is the 50th anniversary of the chartering of our club

Comedy Club Summer Kick-off

Comedian Jeremy “Burpie” Alsop
Wednesday, May 27 at 9:30pm
Top of the Stairs

Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad- Open House

Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 200 Progress St.
There will be a car cutting demonstration, ambulance tours, CPR demonstrations and a station tour.
Lunch will be provided with beverages, bring your family for a fun and exciting day at the Rescue Squad!


Blacksburg Children's Museum

The Board of Directors of the Blacksburg Children's Museum cordially invites you a mixer on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 5:30-7:00pm, at our location at the First & Main Shopping Center.

We would like the opportunity to introduce you to our new board members, inform you about our progress, and inspire you with our vision.

Barter Theatre on the Road

June 14, 3 p.m.

The Crooked Road's Mountains of Music Homecoming is pleased to present Barter Theatre on the Road, a performance of Stonewall Country at the Lyric Theatre. The Barter Theatre presents Stonewall Country, chronicling the life of bold Civil War strategist Stonewall Jackson through the music of renowned songwriters Robin and Linda Williams.

Come see Robin and Linda use their unique blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country to detail this military master's life with passion. Seating is general admission with VIP seats available. VIP seats are the best seats in house and are guaranteed seats up till show time. With VIP tickets, there is no need to get there early for a great seat.

The performance will be held at the Lyric Theatre located at 135 College Ave. For the deaf and hard of hearing community, signing interpretation services can be made available if requested at least 21 days in advance of the concert. For requests received less than 21 days prior to the concert, every effort will be made for accommodations, but interpretation services are not guaranteed.

To request services or for more information contact The Crooked Road office by email at admin@thecrookedroad.org or by calling 276-492-2409.

For tickets visit http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3909842/stonewall-countrybarter-theatre-on-the-road-at-lyric-theatre-in-blacksburgva-southwest-mountains-of-music-homecoming

For more information please contact the Lyric office at 540-951-4771.


With the energy and memory of this year’s Blacksburg en Blanc still being shared all around us, we are happy to announce that we have a date for next year’s annual dinner – SAVE THE DATE now for Saturday, August 15, 2015! $15/person
Registration at http://artfullawyergallery.org/blacksburg-en-blanc


With the joint efforts of Virginia Tech's School of Performing Arts and the Town of Blacksburg, we are proud to present the 2015 Summer Arts Festival's Calendar of Events. This summer marks the 24th year of this cultural and entertaining event for the Virginia Tech Campus and the New River Valley. This Festival has become a tradition that is now solidly established. We have developed a very strong audience base for the Summer Arts Festival over the past 23 years, and with the renewed support of Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg, the Festival will continue to be a welcome tradition in the community.

Full schedule of events available here

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