Blacksburg

About the Blacksburg Community

Welcome to Blacksburg, Virginia. Established in 1798, Blacksburg is a Special Place to live, work, and visit. Nestled between the picturesque Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains, the natural beauty surrounding Blacksburg offers a vista for residents and visitors to enjoy, while taking in the many unique stores, art galleries, and restaurants.

Consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live, Blacksburg is known for award winning services, a reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities. Blacksburg is proud to be the home of Virginia Tech and major technology companies located in the Corporate Research Center and the Blacksburg Industrial Park, as well as the Edward Via School of Osteopathic Medicine, which all contribute to the Town being recognized as one of the best educated work forces in the country.

Things to do while in Blacksburg

The International Street Fair & Parade held in Blacksburg takes place on the first Saturday of every April. Over 110 countries are represented by the student body of Virginia Tech and individuals from the community during the festival College Avenue is closed for food and craft booths and the stage features an eclectic mix of melodies and musical performances from around the world.

Steppin’ Out, the town’s first annual street festival, has taken place on the first Friday and Saturday of every August since 1976 when it was known as the Deadwood Days Summer Festival. The festival’s name was changed in 1980. Steppin’ Out features over 150 artists and crafts people from around the United States selling unique handcrafted items, local merchants holding final clearance sidewalk sales, local restaurants selling food through outdoor vending, multiple stages for live performances, and fun for the entire family.

Information about Blacksburg Virginia is courtesy of Wikipedia and Blacksburg.gov