Summer Solstice Fest in Downtown Blacksburg

Celebrate the solstice with music, food and fun!

Volunteers Needed

We cannot make our festival happen without the assistance of a crew of tremendous community minded volunteers like you! Please sign up now to be part of the fun. All volunteers will receive a meal coupon!

Saturday June 16, 2018, 1-11pm!!!

The 11th Annual Summer Solstice Fest is scheduled to take place Saturday June 16 and is a rain or shine event! As always the festival is free and open to all.

Fun filled free family activities will include the ever popular Alberti’s Fleas Circus, Water Wars, moon bounces, doggie costume contest and returning this year….Circus Stella- a traditional family circus which features performing rescued dogs and amazing human feats like trapeze, aerial silk, rope-walking, and acrobatics.

Please walk, bike, bus or ride share to our festival.

T-shirts may be purchased at Summer Solstice Fest, or online at

Interested in being a vendor at Summer Solstice Fest?

We still have space available for craft vendors. You must make all of the items you plan to sell.

Circus Stella

We are excited to welcome back Circus Stella to the 11th annual Summer Solstice Fest!
Circus Stella is a traditional family circus featuring performing rescued dogs and amazing human feats like trapeze, aerial silk, rope-walking, and acrobatics. Circus Stella has been featured on both The Ellen Degeneres Show and America's Got Talent..
3 free shows will take place in Blacksburg First Church of God Parking Lot on Lee St behind Cabo Fish Taco.
Show times are: 2pm, 4pm and 6pm

Alberti Flea Circus

The flea circus is an almost legendary part of fair and festival entertainment, with a history going back well over one hundred years. "See" these delightful performers, including Paddy O’Reilly Shaughnessy who waves an Irish Flag, Captain Spaulding who is shot from a cannon, and the daring diving bikini clad Dardenell who does the traditional flea circus high dive.
3 free shows will take place in front of the National Bank of Blacksburg on Main Street.
Show times are: 1:15pm, 3:15pm and 5:15pm

Thank you to our sponsors

Bath Fitter
Blacksburg Early learning Center
Blacksburg First Church of God
Dr. Steve Jacobs O.D.
Freedom First Credit Union
Hethwood Homes
Main Street Inn
National Bank of Blacksburg
Skip Slocum with Nest Realty
The Mountain 101.5/102.5 WVMP
The Roanoke Times
Town of Blacksburg
Vacation Villages

Summer Solstice Fest is once again proud to be a certified Virginia Green Event!

Solstice Craft Vendors

The Market will be located on Main St from 1pm-8pm

  • Simply Stones
    Shine your light Soy Candles
    Fanciful Fun Face Paint
    Diva Treva Soapworks
    Pat & Sid Johnson
    Morgan's Earth Treasures
    M and M Sparkle
    Cristal's Unique Collection
    Goody Paws Bakery
    Beautifully Beaded
    Blacksburg Henna
    Sweet & Simple Prints

    With more to follow!

New River Irish Dance

New this year at Summer Solstice Fest!

A group of traditional Irish dancers of all ages and experience levels from Blacksburg's own local Irish dance studio, New River Irish Dance.

Get Active at Summer Solstice Fest


Blacksburg Boxing & Fitness
Blacksburg Fit Body Boot Camp
Crimpers Climbing Gym
Little Leapers
New River Irish Dance
Mary Kay Skincare including skin cancer prevention.