35th annual STEPPIN' OUT

2016 T-Shirt Design Competition

Download the application to get started, for a chance at the $500 prize. Deadline for your concept sketch is December 11, 2015. 

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Acoustic Stage- Mellow Mushroom Blacksburg

Community Stage- National Bank of Blacksburg

Community Sponsor- Your Local Ford Dealer

Children's Area Sponsor- Freedom First Credit Union

Supporting Sponsor- Center for the Arts

Supporting Sponsor-New River Dermatology

Supporting Sponsor- P.Buckley Moss

Information Table Services- Blacksburg Concierge

Media Sponsors- WDBJ7 & NextthreeDays.com

Canine Corral Sponsors- New River Valley Apartment Council  & Union Bank & Trust


Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. acknowledges the potential dangers to the environment which can be caused by helium filled balloons.
Therefore the use of helium balloons at festivals and events presented by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. will not be permitted.

Balloons filled with helium are not allowed to be sold, given away, on display, or in the booth of any vendor. Balloons that are not filled with helium, such as water balloons and balloons used to create balloon animals are allowed but must be correctly disposed of in a trash can after use.
Policy Adopted October 2014

We are excited to be celebrating the 35th anniversary of Steppin’ Out this year to take place on August 7-8, 2015.

As the festival has grown and the economy has improved over the past ten years we have been proud to remain steadfast in our festival fee structure. However we now need to raise our fee to a more competitive rate in order to continue providing the high quality offered by our festival for 35 years. We will be using a two step- two year increase plan to bring the fee up to $200. Your fee this year to participate will be $175.

Thank you for your continued participation of Steppin’ Out.

Steppin' Out® 2015 details are available at BlacksburgSteppinOut.com

For specific information on Downtown Blacksburg Events please contact:
Laureen Blakemore, Director
Tel: 540-951-0454
Email: events@downtownblacksburg.com

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