Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. PRESENTS

35th Annual Steppin' Out®

August 7-8, 2015. Steppin' Out is a "Rain or Shine" event!

Festival Hours

Friday August 7: 10am-11pm Community Connections closes at 8pm and other vendors close at 10pm. The Main Stage continues until 11pm.
Saturday August 8: 10am-10pm Community Connections closes at 8pm; all else at 10pm.

Steppin' Out, August 7-8, 2015

Steppin' Out features over 250 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. And those festival foods you love are provided by downtown restaurants.

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!

But please don't bring your pets. Steppin' Out gets crowded so leave your dog in the Canine Corral on the Henderson Lawn on College Ave. For the safety and comfort of our festival guests, Steppin' Out does not allow dogs (except for service dogs).

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.

Annual Draper Mile Road Race

The 34th annual Draper Mile is Friday August 7, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. The Draper Mile is a one-mile road race. The course is mostly downhill, starting and ending on Draper Road in Blacksburg, with the finish in the middle of the street festival. A faster "race" is at 6:30 and "open run" is at 6:40. More info at

Free Bike Valet Service

FREE Bike Valet Service will be offered on Friday Noon - 8 pm and Saturday 10 am - 8 pm. This service will be on South Main St. behind the Acoustic Stage.

2014 T-Shirts

Limited quantities of 2014 Steppin' Out T-shirts are available at High Peak Sportswear and online at!



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Laureen Blakemore

Tel: 540-951-0454