Summer Solstice Festival, Downtown Merchants of Blacksburg, Virginia

The 7th annual Summer Solstice Fest will take place on Saturday June 21, 1pm- 11:30pm

You can download the Summer Solstice Fest Map and booth list here

Stage Schedule

1:00pm-2:00pm PanJammers
2:15pm-3:15pm Lazy Man Dub Band
3:30pm-4:30pm El Capitan
4:30pm- 4:50pm DOG PARADE
4:50pm- 5:20pm Belly Dancing by Faerima
5:20pm- 6:00pm JoELoe Productions LLC "I have an imagination and I'm not afraid to use it"
6:00pm-6:20pm Animal Antics
6:15pm-6:45pm Wing Eating Contest
6:45pm-7:45pm Badunkafunk
8:00pm- 9:30pm The Color J
8:30pm- Downtown Sundown 5K® Starts in front of the stage
9:45pm-11:00pm The Broadcast

Downtown Sundown 5K® Race-Register at Runabout Sports or at the Registration Tent on Draper Rd in the Beer Garden.

Please Register to participate in the Dog Parade between 1pm-4pm at the Petting Zoo on the lawn of Eucalyptus Massage

Featuring Burnt Creative Craft & Vintage Market, Downtown Sundown 5k® Race, sand beach, live music, dog parade, petting zoo and so much more. 

NRV Scuba Club will provide a "Discover Scuba Experience" during Summer Solstice Fest this year. Bring your own bathing suit. Must be age 12 or older to participate. Call for details 540-315-1020

Due to circumstances beyond our control there will be no carnival on Friday June 20. Inflatable bouncers will be located in Lee Street next to Cabo Fish Taco on Saturday June 21 depending on weather conditions.


Ride Solutions and the NRVBA's Bike Kitchen will operate a BIKE VALET SERVICE between 1pm - 8pm. Roll right up to the festival on your bike, and the valets will take of your bike while you enjoy the festival! The bike valet will be located on the south end of the festival in front of Kent Square.


Burnt Creative Vendors

Magpie Vintage
Greenstar Vintage
Scum Soaps LLC
My Little Tree Jewelry
Jersey Girl Design
Diva Treva Soapworks
Pegged By Grace
Lunachick's Bittersweet Emporium
Main Squeeze Press
Mountain Light Jewelry
A Little Twisted
Sandra Eileen Designs LLC
Southern Creations

Other Vendors                                                  Food Vendors

Fanciful Fun Face Paint                                                                 DBI Grill
Sand Art                                                                                       Carly's Kettle Corn
Fire by Dragon                                                                              The Cellar Mobile Kitchen
BluSkye Hoops                                                                             Papa John's Pizza
New River Tang Soo Do                                                                  Big Lick Ice Cream Company
Sheridan's Succulent Stand                                                            Alexander Black House Old Fashioned Lemonade
Little Leapers                                                                                 MCFACC Cotton Candy
Caravanserai Henna Body Art                                                          Next Door Bake Shop & Cafe de Bangkok

Community Organizations Participating

Alexander Black House
Bike Valet Service
Blacksburg Children's Museum Town of Blacksburg
Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad
Braley & Thompson Foster Care
Dust Covenant Church
Habitat for Humanity
Mental Health America
Montgomery County Friends of Animal Control
New River Valley Apartment Council
New River Land Trust
NRV Roller Girls
New River Stage
NRV Bridals & Events
Planned Parenthood
Republican Party
Scuba Club/Dive Center
Summer Musical Enterprise
Sustainable Blacksburg
USDA Forest Service, Eastern Divide Ranger District Smokey the Bear

Media Sponsors

NRV Macaroni Kid
105.3 The Bear
Mix 100.7
Nash 107.1 FM

Wine & Beer Garden

Beer by Valley Distribution serving Yuengling, Blue Moon, Coors Light & Shooting Creek
Wine by
Beliveau Estate Winery

Main Stage Sponsors

New River Valley Apartment Council
Dr. Damon Thompson Real Life Dental

Cabo Fish Taco

Wing Eating Contest Sponsors:

Sharkey's & Café de Bangkok & PK's

Water Wars Sponsors

Cafe de Bangkok
Social House
Next Door Bake Shop

Dog Parade & Petting Zoo Sponsor:

NRV Varmints & Prestige Pet Sitting Agency

Supporting Sponsors:

Eucalyptus Massage Therapy
First Bank of Virginia
Foxridge Apartments
Freedom First
Nationwide Insurance
Papa John's
Solar Connexion
Tech Bookstore

Food by DBI Grill- hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie wraps, chicken wraps, nachos, sloppy joes, chips and soft drinks.

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!
Kent Square Lobby
Tech Bookstore
Cabo Fish Taco
Don’t go away, the festival will continue after the showers!

We will aim to send entertainers into Kent Square Lobby to keep the crowds happy until the showers pass by!

Summer Solstice Fest is a DEQ Certified Virginia Green Event

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  |