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

Participating merchants:

Alexander Black House, Mad Dog, Fringe Benefit, Matrix Gallery, Clay Corner Inn, Cabo Fish Taco, Cafe de Bangkok, Sharkey's, Devotea, Lyric Theatre, Uncommonly Gifted, Champs Sportsbar, The Artful Lawyer, P. Buckley Moss Gallery, Y.M.C.A Thrift Store with more to follow soon.


Downtown Blacksburg, Inc presents
A downtown pre-VT vs. Ohio State Tailgate Party on Monday September 7th from 3-6 pm for the whole family!

This event will take place on College Avenue Promenade and will feature live music by "Train Wreck", a beer and wine garden, activities for the kids and pre-game fun. A welcome for all fans - VT and Ohio State will be found downtown!
Entertainment by Blue Ridge Mtn. Cloggers

We'll have a live remote with Kevin Weiss on ESPN Blacksburg right at the Tailgate!
Listen in on 1430AM & 94.1FM

Up on the Roof- Downtown Events
Wine by Beliveau Estate Winery
Beer by Valley Distributing
Supporting Sponsor-Gobble Cakes
Supporting Sponsor- Cabo Fish Taco

Proud Porta-Potty Sponsors:
Champs Sports Bar & Cafe, Pointe West Management



Saturday, Aug 29, 11am - 5pm
WHERE: St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall Museum & the North End Center
203 Gilbert Street and the junction of Turner and Price’s Fork
WHO: The Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation
Sponsors: The Virginia Tech Foundation, the North End Merchants,and Downtown Blacksburg Inc.

Old Time Blues, Bar-B-Q and Beer (and wine) make for a great festival! That’s just what you’ll find on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall Museum, located in the North End Center from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Eight bands/performers will play traditional “Blues” music on two stages recalling the days when crowds would gather at the St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall in New Town at the corner of Gilbert and Barger Streets.

While the local, state, and nationally recognized historic landmark, the St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall is the center of the celebration of traditional music and good times, this year a second stage will offer even more music and fun in the middle of the North End Center located where the New Town neighborhood once stood.
Jessie Eaves, a member of the Odd Fellows Committee, said, “We’re doing what the neighbors in New Town did on a regular basis: build fellowship, enjoy a great afternoon, and experience the delights of music, food, and beer.” Admission is free, although a donation is requested.
This year the old time blues entertainers include: The Blue Monday Band, Neal Wyms, Tim Pak, Scott Perry, Emily Guill and Friends, The Indian Run Duo, The Bill Hoffman Blues Quintet, and the headliner, coming up from North Carolina, “The King Bees”.
Come to the North End Center on Prices Fork (Buffalo Wild Wings, Five Guys, Next Door Bakery, etc.) and the St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall Museum for a rip-roarin’ ruckus with some great tunes, delicious food, and cold brews. Nothing’s better than an afternoon of Blues, Brews, and Bar-B-Q in a charming historic setting.
No outside food, drink or pets are allowed. Seating is limited, so you may wish to bring chairs while you and your family sit and dance under the big tents.

Parking is available for free in the adjacent parking garage.

Friends of the Farmers Market

September 13- Vintage & Antique Market
The Blacksburg Vintage Market takes place the second Sunday of the month April through November, 10am to 5pm, in downtown Blacksburg at Market Square Park (rain date is the 4th Sunday of the month). Vendors offer a variety of vintage and antique goods including clothing, jewelry, records, books, housewares and upcycled goods. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Farmer's Market.

Mingle at the Market

The Blacksburg Farmers Market announces its 4rd annual summer time series of Wednesday events, “Mingle at the Market”
Locally produced wine and beer will be available by the glass. All proceeds will benefit the work of Friends of the Farmers Market. Come enjoy various foods created by market vendors along with our usual bounty of locally produced products.
Enjoy our live music, sip local libations, purchase our ample fresh harvested produce, or spin a hula hoop in the sunshine. The Blacksburg Farmers Market is more than a market; it's a community gathering place, with a full calendar of entertainment and educational activities. Come on down, and join us for a taste of local culture!
Other 2015 Mingle at the Market dates:
September 10 – Dirt Road Kings

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.

August 27 & September 24

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

Every Wednesday, at 9:30pm
Top of the Stairs

Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation

Art Exhibit: Gibby Waitzkin‘s “Elements of the Continuum of Being”
(through September 18th, Alexander Black House & Cultural Center, Free)

Thursday, September 10th – Brown Bag Lunch & Memories: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
(Free, Alexander Black House & Cultural Center)

Thursday, September 17th – Historic Lecture Series: 6:30 pm.
Join us at Kentland Farms to learn about this historic plantation and it’s current use as VA Tech’s college farm.

Saturday, September 19th - 3rd Annual Alexander Black Tie Gala: To be held at the Alexander Black House & Cultural Center this year. Call 540-558-0746 to be on the mailing list to receive an invitation, reserve your table, or purchase tickets.

Wednesday, September 30th – Read Between the Wines: Steger Award Join us at the Alexander Black House & Cultural Center as the 2015 Steger Poetry Prize is awarded



Visit the Nature Center
SEEDS - Blacksburg Nature Center located at Blacksburg's historic Price House and gardens.
Rain or shine...nature discovery right in town. It's a museum and more for children and the young at heart!

Tuesday: 9am-12noon
Thursday: 2pm-5pm
Friday: 9am-1pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm

...and by appointment for special visits & field trips.

Explore Tuesdays: 9am-12pm . Come play, do crafts, & tell stories!
After School Thursdays: 2pm-5pm . Nature art with Robin.
Play Date Fridays: 9am-1pm . -Outdoor Games and Fun- theme Family Saturdays: 9am- 1pm.

Come explore and also enjoy the nearby Blacksburg Farmers Market and downtown on Saturdays!

Mondays and Wednesdays: For class trips/tours please inquire by email check on availability .

Located at Blacksburg's historic Price House, 107 Wharton Street SE. Parking in our driveway, on Wharton Street, and within 2 short blocks on Clay Street at spout spring parking strip. Admission is free. Donations welcome. Visit at any point during open hours to enjoy activities-Fun for all ages.

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  |