Summer Solstice Festival, Downtown Merchants of Blacksburg, Virginia

Join us Saturday June 18, 2016 for the 9th annual Summer Solstice Fest!
1pm- 11:30pm


SUMMER SOLSTICE FEST IS FULL! No more vendor or non-profit applications will be accepted. Thanks

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New This Year!
Crimpers Climbing Gym invite you to participate in the Cannon Bomb Challenge: How long can you hold the Cannon Bomb? Who can hold it the longest? As seen on American Ninja Warrior; challenge your self, challenge you friends, challenge everybody.

Virginia German Shepherd Rescue- Please, come visit and meet some of our fabulous dogs!

GoJourni- Providing free virtual reality experiences.

Blacksburg Children's Museum- Imagination Playground

Rejuvenation Station- Diaper Changing, nursing station and kid size relaxation- provided by Montessori Infant Nido Environment

Downtown Drum Circle- Come one, come all! Bring your drums, bring your tambourines, bring your pots and pans, bring your hula-hoops, bring the kids, and bring your dancing feet! Time and location to be announced.

In Balance Yoga Studio-Join us for a community yoga practice as you celebrate Summer Solstice in Downtown Blacksburg. We will have morning yoga on the Cabo Beach, and afternoon and evening yoga at the Alexander Black House. These classes will be open to all levels and there is no charge to attend-- just bring yourself, your mat, water and anything else you might need for your practice."

8.30am-9.30am with Betsy - "Join us on the Cabo Beach at 8:30 am for a summer solstice- inspired flow - good music, great community, and a refreshing morning yoga practice.

12pm-1pm with Kim - "Enjoy a movement-based vinyasa flow on the lawn at the Alexander Black house before heading down to the festival."

5.30pm-6.30pm with Nicole - "Join us for 5Elements Earth Flow at the Alexander Black house lawn. This is a grounding, hip-opening practice, which emphasizes stability and strength through a steady and strong flowing sequence. Strength is cultivated though a series of slow salutations and standing and supine hip-opening postures. 5elements Earth Flow is for all levels of students that wish to move through a slow, deep vinyasa practice; completing with a restorative savasana."

Stage Schedule
So excited to announce this FANTASTIC stage schedule for Summer Solstice Fest 2016. HUGE THANKS to Michele Canterbury for once again bringing us so many wonderful bands!
1:00pm-2:00pm PanJammers
2:15pm-3:15pm Chalk
3:30pm-4:30pm The Seismix
4:30pm-4:50pm Doggie Costume Contest
4:50pm -5:20pm Belly Dancers
5:30pm -6:30pm Fat Catz
6:45-7:45pm Badunkafunk
8:00pm-9:15pm Groova Scape
9:30pm-11:00pm Electric Woodshed
What an awesome lineup!

Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors!
Bath Fitter     Beliveau Estate Winery      Blacksburg Concierge      Blacksburg Boxing & Fitness      Dr. Steve Jacobs & Dr Diaz      INTotal Health      LeafFilter North of NC      Macaroni Kid of the NRV     Main Street Inn     Mellow Mushroom      National Bank of Blacksburg     Palm Beach Tan      Town of Blacksburg     Vacation Village      Valley Distribution     Virginia Energy Sense     White Barrel Winery

Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. acknowledges the potential dangers to the environment which can be caused by helium filled balloons.
Therefore the use of helium balloons at festivals and events presented by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. will not be permitted.
Balloons filled with helium are not allowed to be sold, given away, on display, or in the booth of any vendor. Balloons that are not filled with helium, such as water balloons and balloons used to create balloon animals are allowed but must be correctly disposed of in a trash can after use.
Policy Adopted October 2014

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 and live music will continue on the stage at the discretion of the stage management (unless there is lightning)!
Kent Square Lobby
Kent Jewelers
Tech Bookstore
Cabo Fish Taco
Social House
Mellow Mushroom
or go shopping downtown!
Don’t go home, the festival will continue after the showers!

Summer Solstice Fest is a DEQ Certified Virginia Green Event
Summer Solstice Fest on Virginia is for Lovers

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  |