Post by Erin Fischer with input from Andrew O'Sullivan, SGA Director of Community Initiatives & Laureen Blakemore, Director of Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. With Halloween and 10 Days of Downtown quickly approaching, we have you covered on the latest happenings Downtown. Once again Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. and the Virginia Tech Student Government (SGA) are working together … Continue reading SGA & DBI bring 10 Days of Downtown fun to students!
Sarah Vernon is a student at Virginia Tech in the Visual Communication Design program and comes from Marion Virginia. We asked Sarah to tell us a little bit about herself and how she came up with the design for the 2012 Steppin’ Out t-shirt. Q: How did you hear about the competition? A: One of … Continue reading Behind the design- Q & A with Sarah Vernon
On Saturday April 28 at 12:30pm The Lyric Theatre will be the place to be- the place to release your inner princess! The event will take place to mark the end of the first annual National Princess Week celebration which was recently announced by Julie Andrews. National Princess Week serves to highlight Julie Andrews longtime … Continue reading Girls Can Do ANYTHING!
Royal Wedding Viewing Party April 29, 2011 Presented by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. and The Lyric Theater Schedule of Events 5:00 a.m.---Guests arrive in the lobby as the Patent Pending Clarinet Quartet play Gigue from Sonata Op. 5 by Corelli, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Handel and a Minuet by Brahms. The Quartet features … Continue reading Prince William and Kate Middleton are married!
Referred to by Christian Trejbal of The Roanoke Times as "Blacksburg's traitorous celebration", Downtown Blacksburg Inc. and The Lyric Theatre have taken on the role of "wedding planner" for this very special event! The Royal Wedding Party will take place on Friday, April 29th, in the Lyric Theatre. The wedding cake is ordered and amidst … Continue reading You are cordially invited……
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 … Continue reading Art Crawl with Poker Run
“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 … Continue reading The Gift of Art
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 … Continue reading It’s the most wonderful time of the year to be local!
Join us on Saturday 30th October for some Halloween fun! 9:00am-2:00pm Halloween Open House at New Tech Fitness FREE classes & childcare. 5:00pm Musical Entertainment by "The Scary Strings" in The Lyric 5:30pm Costume Contest ages 0-12yrs in The Lyric ..and of course there is trick or treating! Participating businesses include: • 310 Rosemont • … Continue reading Trick or Treat, Happy Halloween!
2nd Annual 30 Days of Blacksburg Friday, October 1st- Saturday, October 30th Sponsored by Virginia Tech SGA and Downtown Blacksburg, Inc, the 30 Days of Blacksburg is designed to increase student awareness and knowledge of all that is offered by the merchants and restaurants of Downtown Blacksburg. From Friday, October 1st- Saturday, October 30th, each … Continue reading Upcoming Events: Fall 2010