Blacksburg Summer Solstice Fest

The one and only Blacksburg Summer Solstice Fest:  Saturday, June 18, 2016

Everyone who lives within the area has been anticipating the Blacksburg Summer Solstice Fest event. I got in touch with Ms. Laureen Blakemore, the Director of Events in Downtown Blacksburg, to ask her a few questions about Summer Solstice. Summer Solstice Fest Event Details

This will be the 9th annual Summer Solstice Fest and, according to Ms. Blakemore, about 5000-
7000 people attend every year. She explained to me that it is a community day designed to be enjoyable for everyone in attendance so that they may kick off summer the right way.

blacksburg summer solsticeBring the family and join the family fun events: there will be a petting zoo, an inflatable, water wars, games and entertainment for all ages.

For those who are old enough to drink responsibly there are a number craft vendors. For more detailed information check out the website http://www.downtownblacksburg.com/summer_solstice_fest.aspx.

Finally, she was kind enough to tell us which events you definitely don’t want to miss if you’ve never been:

  • Cyrus Pynn: All-Around- Amazing street entertainer. (juggling, swallowing swords, unicycle)
  • Water Wars (free and fun!)
  • Doggy Costume Contest (I mean come on this is a no-brainer!)
  • Great live music all day long!

SO3Now that you know that Summer Solstice is a fun and family-friendly way to kick off the summer, if you’re in the area, plan to head downtown and join us! You don’t want to miss it!

Author: Kevin Chung

Kevin interned at Blacksburg Lodging while at Virginia Tech majoring in Business Information Technology (BIT).

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