SUMMERTIME SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!- JULY 11

Our downtown community is comprised of small business owners.

These business owners work hard each day to provide products and services to members of our community. In addition they create jobs, pay taxes, and support many of our local non-profits.

Downtown Blacksburg Inc. has once again joined with the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce for a GO Shopping | Shop Small Business Saturday initiative in July and November.

Each participating business will be giving shopper tickets to the first 50 customers. Those tickets will be placed into a drawing for a $100 gift card from the Chamber.

Shoppers will also receive Go Shopping reusable Shopping Bags with purchases!

Sponsored By: New River Bank; First Citizens Bank; Freedom First Credit Union; National Bank; First Community Bank; Downtown Blacksburg, Inc.; Mix 100/Cumulus Media and Green-Eyed Designs.

PARKING AT DOWNTOWN METERS WILL BE FREE!

Please join us as we support:

Fringe Benefit
117 North Main Street Blacksburg

Kent Jewelers

210 S. Main Street Blacksburg

Mad Dog
109 North Main Street Blacksburg

P Buckley Moss Galleries, Ltd.
223 Gilbert Street Blacksburg

Social House
1o3 S. Main Street Blacksburg

Uncommonly Gifted
208 South Main Street Blacksburg

Matrix Gallery Fine Crafts
115 N. Main St. Blacksburg

Lyric Blacksburg
135 College Avenue, Blacksburg

Mish Mish, Inc.
125 N. Main St., Blacksburg

310 Rosemont
208 N. Main St, Blacksburg


For other Montgomery County VA Chamber of Commerce participating businesses please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1480448342246858/1488116951479997/

BLACKSBURG RESTAURANT WEEK- JULY 11-18

One Town.
Seven Days.
18 Restaurants.
27 Delicious Deals.

Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. partners with The Blacksburg Partnership to present the fifth installment of Blacksburg Restaurant Week, on July 11-18, 2015. Blacksburg Restaurant Week will showcase the diverse culinary culture of Blacksburg’s local restaurants – from Thailand to Mexico – from vegetarian to sweets and treats. Whether you’re looking for a family meal, girls’ or guys’ night out, a great date, or a business luncheon, come check out the dishes and deals of Blacksburg Restaurant Week!

FOR MORE DETAILS VISIT https://blacksburgrestaurantweek.wordpress.com/

OTHER EVENTS

The Lyric Theatre

Summer Arts Film Festival
Admission is Free

Funny Girl
Showtimes:
Saturday July 11, 3:00pm
Wednesday July 15, 3:00pm

Duck Soup
Saturday August 15, 3:00pm
Wednesday August 19, 3:00pm

Friends of the Farmers Market

July 12- 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

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!
http://www.blacksburgfarmersmarket.com/
Other 2015 Mingle at the Market dates:
July 8th – Blue Monday
August 13 – Welcome to Hoonah
September 10 – Dirt Road Kings

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.

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

Comedy Club

Every Wednesday, at 9:30pm
Top of the Stairs

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!

Hours:
Tuesday: 9am-12noon
Thursday: 2pm-5pm
Friday: 9am-1pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm

...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 discover@seedskids.org .

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.

http://www.seedskids.org/index.html

Blacksburg Children's Museum

School's out so bring the kids to play.

Hours: Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

http://www.childrensmuseumofblacksburg.org/index.html

SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL

With the joint efforts of Virginia Tech's School of Performing Arts and the Town of Blacksburg, we are proud to present the 2015 Summer Arts Festival's Calendar of Events. This summer marks the 24th year of this cultural and entertaining event for the Virginia Tech Campus and the New River Valley. This Festival has become a tradition that is now solidly established. We have developed a very strong audience base for the Summer Arts Festival over the past 23 years, and with the renewed support of Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg, the Festival will continue to be a welcome tradition in the community.

Full schedule of events available here
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/summer-arts-festival

PARTY ON THE PROMENADE

A downtown Tailgate on Monday September 7 from 3-6pm for the whole family!

This event will take place on College Avenue Promenade and will feature live music by Trainwreck, a beer and wine garden, activities for the kids and pre-game fun. A welcome for all fans- VT and Ohio will be found downtown!

More details to follow soon!

For specific information on Downtown Blacksburg Events please contact:

Laureen Blakemore, Director

events@downtownblacksburg.com 

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