August 7 & 8, 2020

Downtown Blacksburg, VA

Steppin' Out features over 200 artists and crafts people from around the United States selling unique handcrafted items – jewelry, pottery, textiles, metal work, basketry, stained & fused glass, yard art, fine art, furniture, toys, artisan foods and so much more!

Downtown Blacksburg merchants also hold their much-awaited final clearance sidewalk sales during Steppin' Out. The festival foods you love are provided by downtown restaurants.

Continuous Live Music

Listen to over 25 excellent musical acts all afternoon and well into the evening, both Friday and Saturday. Steppin' Out is Southwest Virginia's premier street celebration!

Free Admission and Free Parking Shuttle

Admission is free! Town of Blacksburg metered parking is all free and Blacksburg Transit provides free shuttles to get you there without the hassles. Bring your friends! Bring your family!

2020 Steppin' Out t-shirt

Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. is sponsoring a design competition for the 40th Steppin' Out 2020 T-Shirt. Details here.

Performers for 2020

Interested in performing at Steppin' Out 2020? Please complete the Artists Submission Survey at this link:

3 Stages of Live Music

The Main Stage provides continuous live music on College Avenue and Main Street. The Acoustic Stage brings folk, contemporary, and utterly unique sounds to the festival area of Main and Lee Streets. The Community Stage showcases local and regional performers from cloggers to belly dancers. The Community Stage is located in the National Bank of Blacksburg Parking lot on Roanoke Street.

Bathrooms

Public bathrooms are located next to the Children's Area on Lee Street, inside the Kent Square building, in the Armory Parking lot on the west side of Draper Road across from Bollo's, and behind the Public Safety Zone on the east side of Main Street next to the Post Office.

Lodging in Downtown Blacksburg

Get the most out of Steppin' Out - stay over! The Clay Corner Inn is a beautiful, friendly B&B next to Virginia Tech. The Main Street Inn is a boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Blacksburg.