Special Events


Holiday Parade 2012The Town of Blacksburg hosts a number of festivals and events for people of all ages and interests. Whether it's the Holiday Parade, Easter Egg Hunt, or Independence Day celebration, there is something for everyone. Most of these events are organized by Blacksburg Parks and Recreation, but the town also cosponsors a number of other community events such as the Steppin' Out Street festival, which takes place the first weekend of August, or the Friday Night Concerts on Henderson Lawn, in conjunction with Virginia Tech.

Easter Egg Hunt

Independence Day Festivities

Friday Night Concerts

Summer Solstice

Steppin' Out

Halloween Carnival

Winter Lights Festival and Holiday Parade

Santa Calling


Easter Egg Hunt

Come to this free event at Municipal Park in spring for children eight years and younger. Bring your Easter basket to collect eggs, and a camera to capture that special moment with the Easter Bunny and a special guest. After the egg hunt there will be a giant inflatable for jumping and play. For more information, call Randy Hall at 540-961-1191. Cosponsored by Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Department and the Virginia Tech Chapter of Circle K, and Chi Delta Alpha of Virginia Tech


Independence Day Festivities

Held on July 4 every year, there is a parade in downtown Blacksburg, followed by a free movie at The Lyric Theatre (sponsored by Mt. Tabor Ruritan Club). After the movie and parade, The Town of Blacksburg provides music and fireworks at Municipal Park. For more information, call 540-961-1135.


Halloween Carnival

This annual event is a fun and safe observance of Halloween provided by the Town of Blacksburg. There will be carnival games, candy, prizes. Cosponsored by Virginia Tech Chapter of Circle K. For more information, call 540-961-1135.

Ages: Preschool and elementary aged trick-or-treaters
Date: TBD
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Place: Blacksburg Community Center, 725 Patrick Henry Drive
Fee: $2


Winter Lights Festival Holiday Parade

Held the first Friday in December. Featuring the Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Santa at the Lyric, and more. Downtown Merchants' annual open houses, late night shopping, free gift wrap, snacks and beverages, holiday specials. 

Dec. 2, 2016, 7 p.m., downtown Blacksburg. 

One of Blacksburg’s favorite events kicks off at 4:30 pm with Santa at the Lyric Theatre. Then walk over to Henderson Lawn by 5:30 for the tree lighting and music provided by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. The festivities conclude with the annual Holiday Parade on Friday at 7 pm in downtown (Rain date - Saturday, December 3, 1 pm). The parade is cosponsored by Blacksburg Parks and Recreation, Downtown Blacksburg Inc., and Virginia Tech Chapter of Circle K.

2016 Holiday Parade Application (Word)

2016 Holiday Parade Application (PDF)


Santa Calling

Blacksburg Parks and Recreation has made special arrangements for Santa Claus to call children, ages 3-8, from The North Pole Workshop. For more information, call 540-961-1135.

Santa Calling registration form (Word)

Santa Calling registration form (PDF)

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