Summer Solstice Festival, Downtown Merchants of Blacksburg, Virginia

Join us Saturday June 18, 2016 for the 9th annual Summer Solstice Fest!


Calling all craft vendors- we need YOU for the Solstice Craft Market. Now you can register ONLINE- but hurry, hurry because we are filling up fast! Register at the link below!

Register Online Here

Non-Profit Vendors' Registration Form


Stage Schedule

So excited to announce this FANTASTIC stage schedule for Summer Solstice Fest 2016. HUGE THANKS to Michele Canterbury for once again bringing us so many wonderful bands!

The Seismix
Doggy Costume Contest
Belley Dancing with Faerima
The Fat Catz
Groova Scape
Electric Woodshed

What an awesome lineup!

New This Year!
Crimpers Climbing Gym invite you to participate in the Cannon Bomb Challenge: How long can you hold the Cannon Bomb? Who can hold it the longest? As seen on American Ninja Warrior; challenge your self, challenge you friends, challenge everybody.

Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors!

Bath Fitter     Beliveau Estate Winery     Blacksburg Concierge     Dr. Steve Jacobs & Dr Diaz- OD
INTotal Health     LeafFilter North of NC     Macaroni Kid of the NRV     Main Street Inn
Mellow Mushroom     National Bank of Blacksburg     Town of Blacksburg
Vacation Village     Valley Distribution     Virginia Energy Sense     White Barrel Winery


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

Summer Solstice Fest t-shirts! 

Available at Greenhouse Boardshop, Summer Solstice Fest and online at


Summer Solstice Fest is a Rain or Shine Event. In the event of heavy showers please go to: The Beer Garden- Beer & Wine will continue to be served and live music will continue on the stage at the discretion of the stage management (unless there is lightning)!

Kent Square Lobby
Kent Jewelers
Tech Bookstore
Cabo Fish Taco
Social House
Mellow Mushroom
or go shopping downtown!

Don’t go home, the festival will continue after the showers!

Summer Solstice Fest is a DEQ Certified Virginia Green Event

Summer Solstice Fest on Virginia is for Lovers

For specific information on Downtown Blacksburg Events please contact:
Laureen Blakemore, Director
Tel: 540-951-0454

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