DOWNTOWN LOYALTY CARDS
1. Collect your loyalty card at participating locations.
2. Visit 10 different participating Downtown Blacksburg merchants and make a minimum purchase of $5.
3. Have each merchant add their stamp to your loyalty card.
4. Redeem rewards at the DBI Office, (CAIO, 149 College Ave, next to the Lyric) Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time.
Alexander Black House, Mad Dog, Fringe Benefit, Matrix Gallery, Clay Corner Inn, Cabo Fish Taco, Cafe de Bangkok, Sharkey's, Devotea, Lyric Theatre, Uncommonly Gifted, Champs Sportsbar, The Artful Lawyer, P. Buckley Moss Gallery, Y.M.C.A Thrift Store, Mish Mish with more to follow soon.
PARTY ON THE PROMENADE
Downtown Blacksburg, Inc presents
A downtown pre-VT vs. Ohio State Tailgate Party on Monday September 7th from 3-6 pm for the whole family!
This event will take place on College Avenue Promenade and will feature live music by "Train Wreck", a beer and wine garden, activities for the kids and pre-game fun. A welcome for all fans - VT and Ohio State will be found downtown!
Entertainment by Blue Ridge Mtn. Cloggers
We'll have a live remote with Kevin Weiss on ESPN Blacksburg right at the Tailgate!
Listen in on 1430AM & 94.1FM
Up on the Roof- Downtown Events
Wine by Beliveau Estate Winery
Beer by Valley Distributing
Supporting Sponsor-Gobble Cakes
Supporting Sponsor- Cabo Fish Taco
Proud Porta-Potty Sponsors:
Champs Sports Bar & Cafe, Pointe West Management
Friends of the Farmers Market
September 13- Vintage & Antique Market
The Blacksburg Vintage Market takes place the second Sunday of the month April through November, 10am to 5pm, in downtown Blacksburg at Market Square Park (rain date is the 4th Sunday of the month). Vendors offer a variety of vintage and antique goods including clothing, jewelry, records, books, housewares and upcycled goods. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Farmer's Market.
Mingle at the Market-September 9 – Dirt Road Kings
The Blacksburg Farmers Market announces its 4rd annual summer time series of Wednesday events, “Mingle at the Market”
Locally produced wine and beer will be available by the glass. All proceeds will benefit the work of Friends of the Farmers Market. Come enjoy various foods created by market vendors along with our usual bounty of locally produced products.
Enjoy our live music, sip local libations, purchase our ample fresh harvested produce, or spin a hula hoop in the sunshine. The Blacksburg Farmers Market is more than a market; it's a community gathering place, with a full calendar of entertainment and educational activities. Come on down, and join us for a taste of local culture!
Up on the Roof
Up on The Roof is Blacksburg Premier Creative Professional's mixer. We meet on the last Thursday of every month (April through Sept) on the rooftop of the Kent Square parking lot from 5:30-8pm - it is a happy hour networking social. The event was originally designed to bring fun locals, grad students and professionals together for the purposes of socializing and enjoying our downtown venues. Food (happy hour samples), beer and vodka mixers are available with a $5 or $10 donation! Reusable cups are $1. Blacksburg is a great place to be! Downtown Events Inc., the non-profit that produces of Up on the Roof, is first and foremost a social organization with a mission to connect newcomers, locals and creative professionals in Blacksburg. Come and join us! Be Local. Be Social.
The Up on the Roof planning committee reserves the right to remove any attendee from the premises if they are deemed disruptive or a safety hazard. Please no pets. MUST be 21 with a valid ID to get in; this is a professional's mixer so children or anyone underage are not permitted as per our ABC agreement.
August 27 & September 24
Mount Tabor Ruritan Club Fish Frys
Mount Tabor Ruritan Club’s 2015 Fish Fry Season is about to begin. Fries are on the second Saturday of each month, May through September. Frys are held 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Slusser's Chapel Picnic Shelter, 1531 Mount Tabor Road, Blacksburg. Adults-$8, children (under 12)-$4, carry-outs-$8. Call 540-449-6178 for further information.
Our club raises funds through summer fish fries and fall apple-butter making to support community projects that include: college scholarships, July 4th Parade & Movie in Blacksburg, maintenance of community picnic shelter, Christmas food certificates, support of 4-H and Scouting programs, monthly donations to the Blacksburg Food Pantry, and community roadside clean-up. This year is the 50th anniversary of the chartering of our club
Every Wednesday, at 9:30pm
Top of the Stairs
Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation
Art Exhibit: Gibby Waitzkin‘s “Elements of the Continuum of Being”
(through September 18th, Alexander Black House & Cultural Center, Free)
Thursday, September 10th – Brown Bag Lunch & Memories: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
(Free, Alexander Black House & Cultural Center)
Thursday, September 17th – Historic Lecture Series: 6:30 pm.
Join us at Kentland Farms to learn about this historic plantation and it’s current use as VA Tech’s college farm.
Saturday, September 19th - 3rd Annual Alexander Black Tie Gala: To be held at the Alexander Black House & Cultural Center this year. Call 540-558-0746 to be on the mailing list to receive an invitation, reserve your table, or purchase tickets.
Wednesday, September 30th – Read Between the Wines: Steger Award Join us at the Alexander Black House & Cultural Center as the 2015 Steger Poetry Prize is awarded
FOR THE KIDS
SEEDS NATURE CENTER
Visit the Nature Center
SEEDS - Blacksburg Nature Center located at Blacksburg's historic Price House and gardens.
Rain or shine...nature discovery right in town. It's a museum and more for children and the young at heart!
...and by appointment for special visits & field trips.
Explore Tuesdays: 9am-12pm . Come play, do crafts, & tell stories!
After School Thursdays: 2pm-5pm . Nature art with Robin.
Play Date Fridays: 9am-1pm . -Outdoor Games and Fun- theme Family Saturdays: 9am- 1pm.
Come explore and also enjoy the nearby Blacksburg Farmers Market and downtown on Saturdays!
Mondays and Wednesdays: For class trips/tours please inquire by email check on availability email@example.com .
Located at Blacksburg's historic Price House, 107 Wharton Street SE. Parking in our driveway, on Wharton Street, and within 2 short blocks on Clay Street at spout spring parking strip. Admission is free. Donations welcome. Visit at any point during open hours to enjoy activities-Fun for all ages.
For specific information on Downtown Blacksburg Events please contact:
Laureen Blakemore, Director