Summer Solstice Festival, Downtown Merchants of Blacksburg, Virginia

See you for the 10th Annual Summer Solstice Fest

Saturday June 17, 2017, 1-11pm!!!

The 10th Annual Summer Solstice Fest is scheduled to take place Saturday June 17 and is a rain or shine event! As always the festival is free and open to all. Downtown Blacksburg businesses are planning a schedule of exciting activities leading up to the event starting June 8- details of 10 Days of Summer Solstice Fest will be released soon so be sure to watch this space!

Fun filled free family activities will include the ever popular Alberti’s Fleas Circus, Water Wars, moon bounces, doggie costume contest and new 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.

To mark the 10th anniversary of the event we are bringing back some of the favorite bands from past festivals in addition to a few new faces to our stage. The PanJammers will kick off the music on the stage leading a fun-filled line up including the J-Stout Trio, The Kind, Secondhand Jones performing a Beatles tribute, Badunkafunk, with HopeHop reuniting for this event to finish off the night!

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

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

Thank you to our sponsors:

Valley Distribution, Beliveau Estate Winery, Prince Michel’s Vineyard, Town of Blacksburg, Prestige Pet Sitting Agency, Virginia College Savings Plan, The National Bank of Blacksburg, The Roanoke Times, Mellow Mushroom, Foxridge Apartments, Hethwood Homes, LeafFilter of NC, Vacation Village, Real Life Dental, Skip Slocum with Nest Realty,, Solar Connexion, INTotal Health, Bath Fitter, and the First Church of God.

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

Stage Schedule

1:00pm-2:00pm PanJammers
2:30pm-3:30pm J-Stout Trio
4:00pm-5:00pm The Kind
5:15pm-5:45pm Dog Costume Contest
5:45pm -6:15pm Belly Dancing
6:45pm-7:45pm SecondHand Jones performs A Beatles Tribute
7:45-8:15pm Open Drum Circle- to participate sign up at
8:15pm-9:15pm Badunkafunk
8:30pm **Downtown Sundown 5K STARTS** Download the Signup Form
9:45pm-11:00pm HopeHop

Call to vendors:

Your crafts must be handmade by you. We accept a limited number of local crafters.

Apply here to participate:

Call to Non-Profits:
Community groups are encouraged to provide a family fun activity at their booth.

Apply here to participate:

We need many hands to make light work to bring this fabulous festival to the community. Volunteer tasks range from set up, to pouring beer to assisting with the Flea Circus, to selling t-shirts. All volunteers receive a meal voucher and a day of fun serving the community. Shifts are 2 hrs. Come and be part of the fun!
We need you!
To volunteer please sign up here:

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  |