Home for the Holidays

FREE FAMILY FILM FEST Stop.....then Shop! A great way to spend a Saturday with the family enjoy a free movie on us and then stop in for lunch at one of our wonderful downtown restaurants or do some shopping in one of our fabulous downtown stores! Or stop by Blacksburg Farmers Market for some wonderful …

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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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Tuba, Tuba, Tuba!

Join in the fun as the town celebrates the Winter Lights Festival, with the annual lighting of the tree, parade, and Farmer's Market happenings.  TubaChristmas will make this the best holiday celebration ever! Dr. Andrew Putnam will be our guest conductor.   Bring your tubas, euphoniums and all of your friends to downtown Blacksburg on …

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Christmas shopping on a budget

Post written by Laureen BlakemoreAnybody who knows me well knows this fact about me: I DO NOT LIKE SHOPPING! And yes I will admit it- I am also VERY IMPATIENT!  I used to find Christmas  shopping to be a pain in the....... well you know what. Standing in line in crowded shops combined with the …

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A Downtown Blacksburg Original in Every Sense of the Word

Post written by Karen Quina Doyle The first thing Martha Heiskell made me do was promise not to tell her age.  She did, however, tell me it was okay to say that she was born in Blacksburg in the '20s.  You do the math.  Either way, her age doesn't matter, except to say that she …

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Downtown Holiday Shopping Guide

FREE PARKING at all metered spaces now through January 3 makes it even easier to make Downtown Blacksburg your holiday shopping destination this year! Great gifts for all are available in our downtown stores, so we have put together this brief guide to what you will find, where and when. And if you are still …

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The Gift of Art

“Our aims are to make quality art events affordable, attractive and accessible to our members and to the public; and to encourage and support one another while fostering creativity and joyfully exploring the arts.” Promoting the arts in the New River Valley since 1950, the Blacksburg Regional Arts Association is a Virginia Museum of Fine …

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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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Fashions for Evergreens

The holiday season is right around the corner, and it is time to enjoy the designs of local businesses  at  The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center’s Fashions for Evergreens 2010 display! Fashions for Evergreens has become a staple in the New River Valley as young and old, locals and visitors grace the …

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Let the holidays commence!

Winter Lights Festival with TubaChristmas Friday Dec 3rd - 4-8pm Get ready for the biggest holiday event of the year in beautiful Downtown Blacksburg. The perfect time of the year to truly support your local merchants as we pull out all the stops to bring you a real Hometown Holiday! Activities in Market Square Park …

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