The Town of Blacksburg is known for its charm and warm hospitality year-round, but the summer truly fosters a quaint atmosphere unmatched by any other season in Blacksburg.
A key ingredient to the Blacksburg summer experience is the Summer Arts Festival, a joint venture between the Town of Blacksburg and Virginia Tech. The outdoor concert series held each Friday night beginning at the end of May and continuing through August, officially marks the beginning of summer for the students and residents alike.
The summer season offers something for everyone with a wide array of events. These include live theatre productions; classic films at the Lyric Theatre; gallery exhibitions at the Perspective and Armory Art Galleries; an Independence Day celebration; and the Steppin' Out Street Festival, held the first weekend in August.