Downtown Blacksburg, Inc is proud to present our Business Member of the Month for February 2017-The Lyric Theatre! The Lyric Theatre has a long and rich history in Blacksburg.  It was first opened in 1909 on Main Street, near what is now the Hokie House.  As motion pictures increased in popularity, the theatre continued to …



Dogs of Downtown- meet Keefer Dogg

Post written by Erin Jenkins and Laureen Blakemore The dogs of downtown are fancy and enjoy “the finer things in life”, but they want you to know they are just like all the other dogs out there. The Sister dogs of Clay Corner Inn Minkie and Caly enjoy lawn games with their parents and guests. …

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Top Ten reasons to shop downtown!

10. Product Diversity- a multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices. 9. ELEPHANT POOP PAPER! 8. Protect Local Character and Prosperity. By choosing to support locally owned businesses, …

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Art Crawl with Poker Run

The Downtown Blacksburg Art Crawl will be a regular feature of our returning monthly celebration of First Fridays starting March 4th. In addition to a plethora of family friendly activities, you can discover the hidden artistic treasures in a variety of galleries located in the downtown area. Some of the gallery locations are obvious, others …

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“What is Your Blueprint … How Will You Live Your Life?”

Each year as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Virginia Tech, area kindergarten through 12th grade students are invited to participate in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest. In partnership with Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. the 2011 winning posters will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six downtown locations: …

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year to be local!

Get into the holiday spirit while supporting your local merchants- join  us for our special holiday shopping nights in downtown Blacksburg. For unique and unusual gifts, eclectic dining choices and a variety of special activities there is no better place to go. The activities on Ladies' and Gents' Nights are not restricted to the venues …

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First Friday Gallery Openings

Looking for something eye catching this Friday? Check out a couple gallery openings in downtown Blacksburg! The art of Jane Lillian Vance and her students Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue The art of Donald Sunshine- media watercolor Mish Mish Gallery 5:00-7:00pm 125 N. Main Street ***Both exhibits will run through the month of October.