Parking at Steppin' Out, 2017

Take advantage of our shuttle bus!

Blacksburg Parking Map

Our parking map shows on-street parking, bus stops and metered parking lots, along with the Kent Square Parking Garage. Please note that during Steppin' Out, no one can park on the parts of College Avenue, Draper Road, Jackson Street, Roanoke Street and Main Street where the festival is taking place.

Blacksburg Transit Shuttle Bus

Blacksburg Transit is providing a free shuttle to the festival from the Chicken Hill Parking Lot (Football Lot #5) on Virginia Tech's campus. There is no fee to park at the Chicken Hill Parking Lot! The shuttle will drop off and pick up at the corner of Washington Street and Draper Road and will run every 15 minutes from 9am to 10:30pm.

Directions to the Chicken Hill Parking Lot

To get to the Chicken Hill Parking Lot from Rt. 460 - Turn onto Southgate Drive. The Chicken Hill parking lot is at the intersection of Tech Center Drive and Southgate on the left.

Kent Square Parking Garage

Take advantage of the convenience of the Kent Square Parking Garage. Entrance is located at the corner of Draper Road and Roanoke Street; 380 public parking spaces with hourly and daily rates available; parking validated by many downtown businesses.

Metered Parking

You will find metered parking on many streets surrounding and crossing the Main Street corridor of downtown Blacksburg: Draper Road, College Avenue, College Avenue Extension, Lee Street, Church Street and Roanoke Street.

Don't forget the metered parking lots off Church Street, Progress Street, and Draper Road (Farmers Market).

Customer Parking

Collegiate Square (corner of Main Street and Prices Fork Road) and Clay Court offer customer parking in lots adjacent to their stores.

Virginia Tech Parking Lots

Parking reserved for Virginia Tech personnel (Squires Center and lots off Roanoke Street and Otey Street) is available for downtown visitors after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

  • Squires Lot - corner of College Avenue and Otey Street
  • Architecture Annex Lot - corner of Roanoke Street and Otey Street

Leave the Car

Blacksburg Transit provides service around Blacksburg, and even special Steppin' Out routes during the festival. Check their website for up to date schedules.

Parking for Persons with Disabilities Wishing to Attend Steppin' Out

Disabled Parking spaces are available

  • Kent square Parking Garage- 10 ADA spaces available
  • Squires Lot & Media Lot- ADA spaces available on Friday after 5pm and Saturday all day
  • Roanoke Street between Draper Rd & Otey St - ADA spaces available
  • Lee Street between Main Street & Church Street- ADA spaces available
  • Progress St parking Lots (behind Post Office & Behind Sharkey's)- ADA Spaces available
  • Chicken Hill Parking Lot with FREE Blacksburg Transit Shuttle

We recommend all guests park at the Chicken Hill Lot on campus/Southgate where an ADA area will be designated for this event.

We feel confident that the location where we will designate the passenger pickup will support/suffice those that attend in wheel chairs and/or any other mobility device.