Summer Solstice Festival, Downtown Merchants of Blacksburg, Virginia

The 8th annual Summer Solstice Fest will take place on Saturday June 20, 2015, 1pm- 11:30pm

Featuring The Solstice Market, Downtown Sundown® Race, sand beach, live music, dog parade, petting zoo, Alberti's Flea Circus and so much more.

Register for the Downtown Sundown® 5k here:

Or download the registration form.

Check out the Summer Solstice Fest Stage Schedule!

The Guilty Pleasures
Train Wreck
Dog Parade
Belly Dancing
Wing Eating Contest
The Seismix
**Downtown Sundown 5K *
Lazy Man Dub Band

With thanks to for their sponsorship of the Green Room this year!

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Bath Fitter
Beliveau Estate Winery
Blacksburg Concierge
Cafe de Bangkok
Dr.Steve Jacobs
Foxridge & Hethwood
Gay & Neel
InTotal Health
Main Street Inn
Mellow Mushroom
Next Door Bake Shop
Origami Owl
Palm Beach Tan
Social House
Solar Connexion
Nationwide Insurance
Valley Distributing

Thanks to our Media Sponsors

The Bear 105.3
NASH 107.1
Mix 100.7
NRV Macaroni Kid


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


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.

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

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  |