Top 5 reasons for attending Horseshoes & Hats

With the 2nd Annual Horseshoes & Hats, Kentucky Derby Casino Night fast approaching we thought it would be fun to give you our Top Five reasons why you should attend. So in true David Letterman style here we go..... #5- Fabulous Prizes We have a fantastic variety of prizes ready for you to win including …

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Christmas shopping on a budget revisited

Post written by Laureen BlakemoreRevisted 11/27/13Last year I confessed to you a startling fact: I DO NOT LIKE SHOPPING! and I am VERY IMPATIENT!  Hard to believe, I know, but it remains true.  And though I actually am mellowing to the potential joy of shopping I still foresee a fair amount of retail therapy in …

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Holiday Trees in Kent Square

Kent Square lobby has been transformed to a Winter Wonderland with 16 decorated trees provided by downtown merchants and non profit groups. Trees have been decorated by: Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation Bollo's/Gillie's Bookholders Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. Eucalyptus Massage Studio First Bank of Virginia Kent Jewelers Mount Tabor Ruritan Club New Life Christian Fellowship NRV …

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Downtown Blacksburg for the holidays

Winter Lights, TubaChristmas & Holiday Parade- FRIDAY DEC 6 Downtown Merchants annual Open Houses- 4-8pm, late night shopping, free gift wrap, snacks and beverages, holiday specials. 4-7pm Crafts, Holiday Market, free hot chocolate and hot cider, Holiday music by Sharon Stacy in Market Square Park 4:00pm-5:30pm Pictures with Santa & Mrs Claus at The Lyric …

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Small Business Saturday- Nov 30, 2013

The Downtown Merchants of Blacksburg encourage shoppers to stay home and enjoy Thanksgiving with family, and maybe even to avoid the craziness of corporate "big box" Black Friday. Instead we suggest coming out and supporting small businesses by buying local on Small Business Saturday. Top Ten reasons to Think Local - Buy Local - Be …

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Student gallery showcased in monthly Art Walk

Post Written by Megan Vazquez Though Blacksburg has a multitude of art galleries downtown, only one is soley managed by students.    XYZ Art Gallery is the student-run gallery located on Main Street. It was founded by Studio Art students 20 years ago as a way to showcase their talent.    “It’s kind of like …

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Cash Mob Incorporates Buy, Eat Live Local Campaign

Post Written by Megan Campbell Blacksburg, Va.— Locals of all ages gathered at Henderson Lawn on Wednesday evening, Sept. 26 for the monthly Cash Mob and incorporated Blackburg’s Buy, Eat, Live Local Campaign. The participants, who included a variety of age groups, consisting of young children to seniors, waited patiently until 6:08 p.m. when the …

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Summertime in Downtown Blacksburg 2013

Artcrawl with Scavenger Hunt Friday June 7, 5-8pm FREE and open to all! Collect Scavenger Hunt form at participating galleries, return completed form to Community Arts Information Office (CAIO) by 8pm. Prizes will be awarded! Participating Galleries: Armory Art Gallery, Bollo’s Gallery, Burnt Creative Boutique, CAIO, Capone’s Fine Jewelers , The Artful Place, Eucalyptus Massage …

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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! 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 …

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