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Celebrate the Holidays in Blacksburg: Here are our Favorite Can’t-Miss Events

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. If you’re looking for some festive events to attend in Blacksburg, Virginia, you’re in luck! We’ve put together a list of five can’t-miss holiday activities that will keep you entertained all season long.

From our very own Fashions for Evergreens Christmas tree competition to a special New Year’s Eve dinner, our team shares our favorite local festivities, and there’s something for everyone!

So grab your calendar and start planning now. We hope you have a wonderful time celebrating the holidays in Blacksburg.

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Fall is in the Air – Time to Check Out Blacksburg, VA!

As the leaves start to change color and the air gets a little crisper, that can only mean one thing – fall is here! And there’s no better place to enjoy all that fall has to offer than Blacksburg, Virginia. 

Blacksburg has something for everyone this season, from football games and concerts to outdoor activities and Halloween fun. So whether you’re a local looking for something to do or a visitor looking to experience all this charming town has to offer, check out these fall events in Blacksburg.

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Go Hokies! New Head Coach Brings Excitement to Virginia Tech Football

Since joining the ACC in 2004, the Virginia Tech Hokies have been one of the most successful football programs in the conference. But, after a challenging couple of seasons, fans are ready for a change.

Enter new head coach Brent Pry.

Pry, who comes to Blacksburg after a successful stint as defensive coordinator at Penn State, inherits a talented Virginia Tech team.

Hokies are ready for an exciting season ahead!

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6 Virginia Road Trip Ideas You (and Your Travel Mates!) Will Love

What’s more adventurous than a road trip? Summer and fall are the best times of year to jump in the car and head out to explore a region you’ve never had a chance to visit, or to rediscover one of your favorite destinations. If you’re looking for some inspiration, Virginia is a great state to road trip through.

Here are six ideas to get you started on the Virginia road trip of a lifetime!

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Summer in a College Town: Blacksburg is Not Just for Hokies

If Virginia is for lovers, then the Blue Ridge Highlands is for lovers of beauty. 

Blacksburg, Virginia is strategically nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and if you’re in love with beauty and life, it’s a terrific location to enjoy a summer getaway. 

Blacksburg has all the vibrancy and opportunities for enjoyment afforded in most college towns. Home to loyal students and Hokies. However, you don’t have to be a Hokie to enjoy Summer 2022 in Blacksburg! 

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The INNside Scoop: Getting to Know Damon Strickland of The Inn at Virginia Tech

This week, Cory Falter of the InnSync Show sat down with Damon Strickland, the new General Manager of the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. Not only has Damon been in hospitality for the past 14 years with Crestline Hotels & Resorts, but he is also a fellow Hokie.

As a Virginia native and graduate of Virginia Tech, Damon truly understands our love of this amazing community and we’re thrilled he is on board.

Cory asked Damon about his new role at the Inn, and he shared some great stories about his experience in hospitality and what it takes to be a successful hospitality manager. 

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Virginia Tech Graduation 2022 – Here Are Your Weekend Plans

Congratulations Hokies! You’ve made it! Here we are ready to celebrate Virginia Tech Graduation 2022.

Graduation is a remarkable milestone and an outstanding achievement. This is a significant milestone to mark your lifelong accomplishments; this is a weekend to honor them!

There are plenty of options to mark your graduation weekend, from sharing moments with your family like picnics, taking photos, and dining at the local restaurants.

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

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.

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6 Meaningful Ways Companies Can Give Back This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here! It’s a season for cheer, parties, and giving. During the holiday season, it’s fun to shop for gifts and celebrate with family but what about giving back to the community as a company? 

As a business in your community, you have greater influence and the opportunity to make a bigger impact than just an individual. Use that leverage to impact your community in a way that will last beyond the holiday season with these corporate charity ideas.