2013-Performing Fleas, Water Wars, Carnival Rides and more!

The 6th annual Summer Solstice Fest and Carnival is coming and once again will include TWO DAYS OF SUMMER FUN in downtown Blacksburg! 63

Friday June 21
Carnival by Funtime Amusements 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 22 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, Treasure Island Play Beach, FREE Bike Valet Service, 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.

Stage Schedule
1-2pm                  PanJammers
2:15-2:45pm         Belly Dancing
2:45-3pm              Animal Antics
3-4pm                  Guilty Pleasures
4-4:30pm              Dog Parade
4:45-5:45pm         El Capitan
5:45pm                 Animal Antics
6-6:30pm             Solstice Wing Eating Contest sponsored by Sharkeys and Cafe de Bangkok
6:30-7:30pm         MH & His Orchestra
7:45-8:45pm         Urth
**** 8:30pm Downtown Sundown 5K®  Race starts from stage area Music will resume after the official race start.*****
9-11pm                 Hoppie Vaughan & The Ministers of Soul

Entertainment with:
Animal Antics with NRV Varmints ( A Fun, Educational look at a variety of birds and reptiles)
Wing Eating Contest sponsored by Sharkey’s, P.K.’s & Café de Bangkok
Belly Dancing
Fire Show by Pyre in the Beer Garden
Albert Flea Circus Performances at 2:30pm, 4:30pm & 6:30pm

Beer Garden Schedule:
11-11:30pm                  Jason Byrd
11:30-12midnight          Fire Show with Pyre

Alberti Flea Circus Performances
Located on Main Street in the NBB driveway

Alberti Flea Circus– Details here

Tech Bookstore Parking Lot
Nationwide Nascar- display car and Nascar simulator experience  1-8pm
Carly’s Kettle Corn
The Cellar Mobile Kitchen
Free Bike Valet Service  provided by NRV Ride Solutions , The Bike Kitchen & NRVBA

Street Entertainment
Jesters’ Jubilee- juggling, unicycle riding and more
Tech Tron
Man in White Living Statue
Water Wars- 1-8pm   Water Wars- Get your opponent wet and HAVE FUN! – details here
Dunk Tank 1-8pm provided by NRV Roller Girls
Sand Beach Treasure Island located next to Starbucks 1-8pm
Zombie Walk 8pm

Fanciful Fun Face Paint
Sand Art
Fire by Dragon
Little Leapers
Filamina Jewelry/Susan Brickhouse
Concrete Garden Art
Burnt Creative Craft Market- vendors listed below our Sponsors
Rita’s Italian Ice

Alexander Black House
Blacksburg Recycling
Montgomery County Friends of Animal Control- Cotton Candy
NRV Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists- Family friendly activities
Planned Parenthood- Bean Bag Toss
Town of Blacksburg- Recycling ideas and activities
Sustainable Blacksburg- Recycling ideas and activities
NRV Apartment Council- Sand Beach Treasure Island
NRV Roller Girls- Dunk Tank
Democratic Party- Family Friendly Trivia game
Generation Opportunity- Family games

WDBJ7 will be onsite throughout the festival- stop by and see them on the corner of Lee St and Main Street, outside Starbucks!

Cumulus Radio Broadcast Schedule:
WSPK, The Bear & Mix 100.7 will be live onsite throughout the day.

Summer Solstice Fest is a DEQ Certified Virginia Green Event

Treasure Island  sponsored by the New River Valley Apartment Council
Come and play in the sand beach next to Starbucks and you might even find a few pieces of eight and a Pirate or Two!

Family Rejuvenation Station  sponsored by Rhythm of Birth,  and The Sleepytime Teacher

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
Race proceeds benefit: Blacksburg Cross Country & Track & Field Programs & Summer Solstice Fest

Downtown Sundown 5K® – download your application here



Thanks to our wonderful Sponsors

Cabo Fish Taco– Stage Sponsor
New River Valley Apartment Council- Stage Sponsor
Valley Distributing- Beer Garden Sponsor
Beliveau Estate Winery- Wine Tent Sponsor
Montgomery Regional Tourism Office– Water Wars Sponsor
Comcast Spotlight- Media Sponsor
WDBJ7– Media Sponsor
Cumulus Radio– Media Sponsor
NextThreeDays.com– Media Sponsor
NRV Macaroni Kid– Media Sponsor
Amodeo Photography LLC.- Media Sponsor
Freedom First Credit Union- Flea Circus Sponsor
NRV Varmints Pet Sitting Agency– Dog Parade & Petting Zoo Sponsor
Animal Antics– Animal Antics stage show Sponsor
Cafe de Bangkok- Wing Eating Sponsor
Sharkeys- Wing Eating Sponsor
Dr. Steve Jacobs O.D.- Supporting Sponsor
Filamina Jewelry– Supporting Sponsor
Nationwide Insurance– Supporting Sponsor
Go Fit Moms- Supporting Sponsor
Solar Connexion- Supporting Sponsor
Edible Arrangements– Supporting Sponsor
Amerigroup Inc. VA- Supporting Sponsor
First Bank of Virginia- Supporting Sponsor
Blacksburg Live Music– Green Room Sponsor
Rhythm of Birth- Family Rejuvenation Station Sponsor
The Sleepytime Teacher-Family Rejuvenation Station Sponsor


Burnt Creative Vendors

A Little Twisted https://www.facebook.com/ALittleTwisted1 (Pembroke, VA)
Stitched & Salvaged (Radford, VA)
Wrenn Pottery http://wrennpottery.com/ (Floyd, VA)
All Mapped Out http://allmappedout.etsy.com (Clemson, SC)
Whispering Willow Soap Co. http://www.whisperingwillow.net/ (Lincolnton, NC)
Dashing Dog Studio http://dashingdogstudio.com/ (Blacksburg, VA)
Marshfluff http://marshfluff.etsy.com (Radford, VA)
Diament Jewelry http://www.diamentjewelry.com/ (Alexandria, VA)
Heart Rock Vintage (Eggleston, VA)
Blue Planet Creations http://blueplanetcreations.etsy.com (Beavercreek, OH)
Paris Mountain Botanicals (Blacksburg, VA)
Live Pretty Jewelry http://liveprettyjewelry.etsy.com (Huntersville, NC)
The Parsonage Handmade Soap http://parsonagesoap.com/ (Lovettsville, VA)
Dancing Dog Tees (Floyd, VA)
Sandra Eileen Designs http://sandraeileenjewelry.etsy.com (Blacksburg, VA)
Sophie’s Bistro https://www.facebook.com/sophiesbistro (Blacksburg, VA)
OmBeautiful http://www.ombeautiful.com/ (Manakin Sabot, VA)
Folkthreads (Roanoke, VA)


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