Performing Fleas, Water Wars, Carnival Rides and more!

The 5th annual Summer Solstice Fest and Carnival is coming and this year will include TWO DAYS OF SUMMER FUN in downtown Blacksburg!

Friday June 22
Carnival by Brinkley Entertainment will be located in the First Church of God Parking lot on Lee Street. Featuring fairground rides and games for all ages. 5-10pm
Cabo Fish Taco Beach Party

Saturday June 23 1pm-12midnight
Summer Solstice Fest
Featuring Dog Parade, Petting Zoo, Downtown Sundown 5k Run, Beer Garden, Food, Live Music, Burnt Creative Indie & Vintage Craft Fair,Carnival, Sand Sculpture Contest,Water Wars, Wing Eating Contest,Festival foods, fun filled games and activities brought to you by your favorite local non profit groups, and so much more.

The event will take place on Main St. between Roanoke St & Washington St, Lee St. between Church St & Draper Rd. and Draper Rd between Roanoke St and Kent Square Parking Garage.

1pm PanJammers
2:15pm Belly Dancing
3pm Badunkafunk
4pm Dog Parade
4:45pm Electric Woodshed
6:15pm Animal Antics with NRV Varmints ( A Fun, Educational look at a variety of birds and reptiles)
6:30pm Wing Eating Contest sponsored by Sharkey’s, P.K.’s & Café de Bangkok
7pm Animal Antics with NRV Varmints
7:15pm The Alliens
9pm The Key West Band
11pm Fire Show by Becca in the Beer Garden

Albert Flea Circus Performances at 2:30pm, 4:30pm & 6:30pm

WDBJ Onsite Schedule:
WDBJ7 will be onsite throughout the festival- stop by and see them on the corner of Lee St and Main Street, outside Starbucks!
1pm-4pm Brent Watts will emcee on stage
4pm-9pm Orlando Salinas will emcee on stage

Cumulus Radio Broadcast Schedule:
WSPK, The Bear & Mix 100.7 will be live onsite throughout the day.
WPSK  1pm to 3pm
Mix  100.7 3pm to 5pm
The Bear 5pm to 7pm

Scott Stevens and Caroline Cook from WPSK will emcee on stage from noon to 4pm.
Kerry Taylor will emcee on the stage from 3:30pm until 6p.
Drez will emcee on the stage from 5:30 to 7:30p.

Summer Solstice Fest is a DEQ Certified Virginia Green Event

SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST  sponsored by the New River Valley Apartment Council
• Sculpting will begin at 1pm and end promptly at 4pm.
• Voting will be conducted by the general public from 4pm – 7pm at the designated voting table.
$1 per vote. Winning entry will be announced at 7:30pm and receive a cash prize of $200.
ANY QUESTIONS: please contact Stephanie Weeks: 540-951-1221 or
Download the Sand Sculpture Contest registration form here:

DOWNTOWN SUNDOWN 5K RACE.  This year the race will start and finish on Draper Road in front of the the stage in the heart of the festival! Packet pick-up and race day registration: Begins at 3pm on race day. The registration table is located on the Alexander Black House Lawn on Draper Rd. Race day registration for the event will close promptly at 7:15pm. The race begins at 8:30pm , download the registration from here:
Race proceeds benefit: Blacksburg Cross Country & Track & Field Programs & Summer Solstice Fest

Freedom First Credit Union, Mike & Sue Drzal on behalf of LeClair Ryan, Wireless Zone, Dr. Steve Jacobs, WDBJ7, NRV Macaroni Kid, Cumulus Radio, Town of Blacksburg, Shelor, It Works, PK’s, Sharkeys & Cafe de Bangkok, Cabo Fish Taco, NRV Varmints, Tech Bookstore, Firehouse Pizza, Leslie Hager-Smith

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