August 2 & 3, 2019
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!
2019 Steppin' Out t-shirt
The Steppin' Out t-shirt has become an annual collector's item and is part of the great Steppin' Out tradition! We are excited to reveal the design for this year's t-shirt and to introduce you to the designer- Dale Goorskey. Dale entered and won the annual t-shirt design contest held by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. this year! The Steppin' Out t-shirt was printed by downtown merchant, High Peak Sportswear.
Performers for 2019
Interested in performing at Steppin' Out 2019? 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.
Public bathrooms are located next to the Children's Area on Lee Street, inside the Kent Square building, on the west side Draper Road across from Bollo's, and behind the Public Safety Zone on the east side of Main Street next to the Post Office.
PETS are NOT Allowed
Sorry, no pets are allowed at Steppin' Out, for safety reasons.
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.