For more events and details please check out our Calendar of events

For Information about Sustainable Activities & Events visit our GREEN LIVING page


Alexander Black House & Cultural Center Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
“Blacksburg’s Living Room”

(Regular business hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm)

Beginning Friday, August 1st, events will take place throughout the month and provide unique opportunities for everyone to experience the Alexander Black House:
• August 14 - Antique Appraisals, 6:30pm-8:30pm - Free appraisals for first 50 participants to register.
• Aug. 21 - Historic Lecture Series - 6pm-8pm, Price House and Gardens (to be held at the Price House: 107 Wharton St. SE); speakers and refreshments; free to public.
• Aug. 23 - Alexander Black Tie GALA (@Inn at VT), 6:30pm-11:30pm - Tickets on sale now! www.blacksburghistory.org.

For more information and to register please call: 540-558-0746

Warm Hearth Village

New Artist's work on display at Warm Heart Village
Reception Monday, August 11, at 3 p.m.

Ruth Lefko is a North Carolina native who lives in Christiansburg. A recent retirement, coupled with the beauty of nature, has inspired her to pursue her lifelong interest in painting.

Hahn Horticulture Garden


Saturday September 6, 2014. 10:00 a.m. (1 ½-2hrs)
Sand-casted Leaf Workshop with Rachel Yungman
This talented craftswoman will teach you how to make a beautiful sand-casted leaf for your garden, to hang on a wall, turn into a birdbath, etc. Rachel’s leaves are amazing! Have fun creating your own!
$35 Friends of the Garden members/$45 general public (materials included)
Workshop limited to 20 participants; must pre-register

Saturday September 20, 2014. 10:00 a.m. (1 ½-2hrs)
Embellishing Your Leaf with Paints with Rachel Yungman
Limited to 20 participants, must pre-register
Fee includes instruction and supplies to finish one leaf
$15 Friends of the Garden members/$20 general public

To register, please contact Stephanie at vtgarden@vt.edu or 540-639-2233.

Blacksburg Farmers Market hours

Market Hours:
Wednesdays 2pm-7pm
Saturdays 8am-2pm
Wednesday July 9, Mingle at the Market, 5 – 7:00 pm

For more information and upcoming activities visit: http://www.blacksburgfarmersmarket.com/

Seek Education, Explore DiScover - SEEDS®Discovery Learning for Everyone

Founded in 1995
Come Visit!!
107 Wharton St. SE
PO Box 824
Blacksburg VA 24063-0824


YMCA Thrift Store

Ytoss Sale

"New Hokies - join the YMCA at Virginia Tech August 20th & 21st in McComas Hall for our eighth annual Ytoss Sale and find everything you need to furnish your room! Shop our great selection of gently-used furniture, shelving, appliances, electronics, and other back-to-school accessories.

You can feel great about your purchase at Ytoss because the spring donation drive which provides the inventory for the Sale diverted over 16,000 lbs of material from the landfill this year! Instead of going to waste, these items will be going to good use and raising funds to support volunteer and community outreach programs of the YMCA at Virginia Tech. Find Ytoss Sale FAQ's, and more on our facebook page, and visit our website for details of our programs.

Community groups - we're still looking for volunteers, too, so help us welcome students back to campus by signing up for a shift on volunteerspot.com:

We hope to see you there!"
Here is the link to our facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/630270570381037/


Sundays-The Thrift Shop will be open 12-5pm for shopping as well as dropping off items at the dock.
The YMCA at Virginia Tech hours for reception of Thrift Store donations are as follows:
Monday through Saturday…..9 AM until 6 PM.
Sunday………………… ….12 PM until 4 PM.

For specific information on Downtown Blacksburg Events please contact:

Laureen Blakemore, Director


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