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 5k® Race, sand beach, live music, dog parade, petting zoo and so much more. 

Thanks to our Sponsors!

NRV Macaroni Kid, NextThreeDays,Main Street Inn, InTotalHealth,Bath Fitter, Mellow Mushroom Blacksburg, Beliveau Estate Winery.....

with more to follow!


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  |