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Blacksburg Unveiled: A Local's Guide to Spring Surprises

By: Inn at Virginia Tech / 21 Mar 2024
spring in blacksburg

As the frost melts away, revealing the first blooms of the season, Blacksburg comes alive with an array of colors and scents that promise the return of spring.

With it, this town comes alive with social, cultural, and festive gatherings highlighting local diversity through cuisine, art, and music.

In Blacksburg, you'll find many wonderful opportunities to enjoy events, festivals, and food that capture the essence of the season. 

Want to plan a getaway? Here are some of our top picks of the season.

Spring Events in Blacksburg

Easter Brunch

March 31, The Inn at Virginia Tech

Easter Brunch at The Inn at Virginia Tech brings its own charm with menus that blend tradition and innovation. 

From succulent lamb dishes that melt in your mouth to vibrant spring salads and delectable Easter-themed desserts, the day is a testament to the town's love for food and festivity. 

Reservations required. Call Preston's Restaurant at 540-231-0120.

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; it is 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.

Blacksburg Fork and Cork

April 20th, Historic Smithfield

This spring, the Blacksburg Fork and Cork Festival returns bigger and better. 

This popular annual event showcases Blacksburg's best wines, food, and music. Participants can participate in cooking demos and taste a smooth selection of wines while listening to and enjoying live music performed by local and regional artists.

Mother's Day at The Inn

May 12th, The Inn at Virginia Tech

Mother's Day in Blacksburg is not just another date on the calendar; it's an opportunity for local chefs to honor mothers with an array of special dishes that speak to both the heart and the palate. 

Imagine starting the day with a lavish brunch spread at The Inn at Virginia Tech. The menu features locally sourced ingredients, from fresh spring vegetables to Virginia's finest meats and cheeses, all designed to create lasting memories.

Call Preston's Restaurant at 540-231-0120 to reserve your table. 

Spring Surprises 

The allure of Blacksburg in spring extends beyond happenings and events. The town is a gateway to outdoor adventures that take advantage of the season's perfect weather. 

From hiking and biking on the Huckleberry Trail to kayaking on the New River, there's no shortage of ways to experience the region's natural beauty.

Cultural events also take center stage, with art shows, music performances, and theater productions that reflect the town's vibrant arts scene and offer something for everyone to enjoy.

As Blacksburg unfolds its spring tapestry, we invite you to come and experience the magic of the season in our town. 

Whether you're savoring the flavors of our special menus, exploring the great outdoors, or soaking in the cultural richness, spring in Blacksburg is a time to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Join us in celebrating the season of renewal and discovery, and let Blacksburg be your springtime destination.

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