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Adventures in Blacksburg: 7 Spring Events & Festivals to Enjoy a Fresh New Season

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Spring is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather. Blacksburg, VA, has no shortage of events and festivals to help you celebrate the season. The town hosts several social and cultural events and festivals with locals showcasing the diverse culture, food, art, and music.

As the spring season approaches, there’s no better time to visit Blacksburg, VA, than now. After all, spring is the ideal time of the year to wine, dine, and make merry as the weather is neither too hot nor too cold.

You’ll Love These Blacksburg VA Spring Events.

Here is a list of the best spring events and festivals you’ll want to enjoy during your time in Blacksburg.

1. Blacksburg Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday before Easter Sunday, Municipal Park

The Easter Egg Hunt is a Blacksburg spring event tailored for children eight years and below. The event is free and is hosted at the Municipal Park every spring. The kids search the park for eggs, collect them and fill their Easter baskets accordingly. They also can meet and spend memorable moments with the Easter Bunny. 

2. Blacksburg Fork and Cork

April 23rd, Historic Smithfield

This spring, the Blacksburg Fork and Cork Festival makes a return in a bigger and better way. 

This popular annual event showcases Blacksburg’s best wines, food, and music. You get the chance to participate in cooking demos and taste a smooth selection of wines as you listen to and enjoy live music performed by local and regional artists.

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3. Cranwell International Street Fair

April 24th, Downtown Blacksburg

The Cranwell International Street Fair is arguably the biggest spring event in Blacksburg. It brings participants from over 30 countries, turning this college town into an international and cultural hub. The Cranwell International Center hosts the street fair, which takes place every April at Virginia Tech…

4. Vintage Market

April – November, Market Square Park

On the second Sunday of every month, from April through November, visit the Blacksburg Vintage Market at Market Square Park for a wide range of vintage vinyl, clothing, jewelry, books, housewares, and other collectibles.

5. Blacksburg Farmers Market Special Events

May to December, Market Square Park

Every Saturday from May to December, Market Square Park hosts special events to celebrate the local culture and sample fresh farm products. The park is more than just a market but a gathering place for locals and visitors to interact. These events are full of entertainment and educational activities, ideal for the entire family, so remember to bring your kids along.

6. Mingle at the Market

June to August, Market Square Park

Meet your neighbors at Mingle at the Market every Wednesday! It features a variety of fun activities and market offerings, including local beer, wine, and live music. The hosts are Friends of the Farmers Market, and the event takes place at Market Square Park from June to August from 5-6.30 pm.

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7. Summer Solstice Fest 

June 14th – 19th, Downtown Blacksburg

Summer Solstice Fest is a happy celebration for children and adults of all ages in June to commemorate the start of summer, capture Blacksburg’s lighthearted mood, and establish the tone for the leisurely hazy days of summer ahead.

Step out and join the fun this spring in Blacksburg!

Blacksburg, VA, is your ideal destination if you love making new friends, sampling different cuisines, and letting yourself loose. Our top spring events recommendations promise to change your perception of this quiet college town. You’ll never get enough once you set foot in this town.

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