Green Festival

We are excited to be celebrating the 37th anniversary of Steppin' Out in 2017!

Steppin' Out is not only the area's premier festival, it has become the Town of Blacksburg's very own family reunion. Crowds have been estimated at more than 45,000 for the weekend - always the first Friday and Saturday in August.

We're Virginia Green!

Steppin' Out has achieved Virginia Green status, with our recycling, efforts to reduce packaging, encouraging mass-transit and more. Details here.

FREE Bike Valet Service

Take advantage of our FREE Bike Valet Service Friday & Saturday, located on Main Street behind the Acoustic Stage. Hours of Operation: Friday- 12pm-8pm and Saturday 10am-8pm

Helium Balloon Policy

Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. acknowledges the potential dangers to the environment which can be caused by helium filled balloons. Therefore the use of helium balloons at festivals and events presented by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. will not be permitted.

Balloons filled with helium are not allowed to be sold, given away, on display, or in the booth of any vendor. Balloons that are not filled with helium, such as water balloons and balloons used to create balloon animals are allowed but must be correctly disposed of in a trash can after use. Policy Adopted October 2014

PETS are NOT Allowed

If you must bring your dog, please leave him/her in the Canine Corral on the Henderson Lawn on College Ave.

Service provided by Prestige Pet Sitting Agencies, 540-961-1710. The Corral will be open 10am - 10pm on Friday and Saturday.

Laureen Blakemore

Tel: 540-951-0454

events@downtownblacksburg.com