Calendar of Events
Spring and Summer
Welcome to our 3rd season for this quality of life event! Our first concert of the season will feature Southbound and it is set to kick off on Saturday, July 27th! New this year will be Bouncy houses for the children so bring the kids because there will be fun stuff for them to do too! The concerts will take place on the last Saturday of the month from July through October and will begin at 7pm and end at 10pm so you don't have to worry about work the next day! The cost of entry is unchanged and all we need is you!
Location: The Town Square (Downtown at corner of Broad and Main)
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10p.m. July 27th, Featuring the band Southbound
August 31st, Featuring the Overtime band
September 28th, Featuring Paladin
and October 26th, Featuring DJ Ripley with a Halloween Light Show
Admission: $5 Adults, $3 children 5-12 and military, Children under 5 free
Note: This is a cash only event, lawn chairs welcome, coolers not allowed
2013 EVENT SPONSORS: Call 292-3041 for more information
THANK YOU TO OUR 2013 GOLD SPONSORS ($1,000 contributors)
THANK YOU TO OUR 2013 SILVER SPONSORS ($500 contributors)
BURKEVILLE BODY SHOP
RICK'S AUTO SERVICE
THANK YOU TO OUR 2013 BRONZE SPONSORS ($250 contributors)
ACAPULCO'S MEXICAN GRILL
GILMORE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING
GREY SWAN INN BED & BREAKFAST
KENBRIDGE OIL COMPANY
LEE'S EXCAVATING & GRADING
MONCURE INSURANCE AGENCY
NATIONWIDE INC.-MAHANEY AGENCY
SOUTHSIDE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
S.B. COX READY MIX
WRIGHT AUTO SUPPLY
TOWN SQUARE EVENTS CALENDAR
If you would like to apply for a time slot for your next function, consider the Town Square as your venue. It's the best deal in town and it's free to the public! Applications are available at 107 W. Broad Street, the DBi office. You can also pick them up at the Town offices at 100 W. Elm Street. Below are the activities scheduled for the year. More dates are available!
MONTH DATE SCHEDULED EVENT
October 10/5 AVAILABLE
10/12 C.A.W.S. Baby Boomer Expo 9am-3pm
10/26 Hometown Jams Concert 7pm-10pm
November 11/2 AVAILABLE
Decmber 12/7 AVAILABLE
The 6th annual Blackstone Cruise-ins is a low key monthly gathering of car lovers and their pride and joy. Just hop in your classic or antique vehicle, shine it up and drive it on down to the intersection of Tavern and Main near the Classic Grill and we will meet you there. Bring a lawn chair and park. Enjoy tunes from the classic car era and tour the museums and grab a bite at your favorite restaurant. Mark your calendar for the following dates.
Time: 4-7 p.m.
All types, years and makes of vehicles are welcome and door prizes include a 50/50 drawing and other activities. Contact Walter Mac Osborne for details, email@example.com.
SHINE 'N DINE CRUISE IN SCHEDULE:
April 27th/ May 25th/ June 29th
SHINE, SHAG & DINE CRUISE-IN SCHEDULE:
(Take in a Hometown Jams concert following the cruise-ins on these dates)
July 27th/August 31st/September 28th
Cruise-ins (Pictures courtesy of Walter Mac Osborne)
Arts & Crafts Festival 2nd Weekend in September
Date: Saturday and Sunday, September 14th & 15th
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sponsored by the Blackstone Chamber of Commerce, this arts and crafts festival in its 43rd year attracts vendors from up and down the east coast. Look for the Historymobile on Friday and Saturday. Special features include a huge antique tractor and engine display, live entertainment, and kiddie corner. The two day event also brings thousands of visitors to downtown Blackstone.
Annual Downtown HoliDAY OPEN HOUSE
Date: Friday, November 29th
Location: Downtown Blackstone
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
On the Friday after Thanksgiving, Blackstone, Virginia, will hold its 5th Annual Downtown Holiday Open House following the community’s traditional Grand Illumination in the town park. Attractions included Old Fashion Hay rides, musical entertainment, the famous Bevell’s Hardware Holiday Train Display, and both of the town’s museums, Scwhartz Tavern, c.1790, and the Robert Thomas Carriage Museum welcomed visitors.
The idea behind the Holiday Open House is to recreate, as closely as possible, an atmosphere of the Christmases of yesteryear when life was slower and Christmas shopping was a memorable event rather than a race to find a parking spot and “while they last” bargains.
Grand Illumination in Seay Park
Date: Friday November 29th
Location: Seay Park, Main Street
New Time: 6p.m.
The Annual lighting of the park delights children of all ages. Seay Park is transformed into a twinkling wonderland during the holiday season. Thousands of lights illuminate numerous decorated houses. Santa makes a special appearance, and there are miniature train rides for the children. Hot chocolate and cookies are even served free of charge. This event is truly a family tradition in Blackstone.
THE ANNUAL RUNNING OF THE TRAINS
The Bevells Hardware Store Train Display gets bigger and better every year and continues
to attract visitors to Blackstone. Click here for photos of the layout.
Date: 2nd Friday in December (12/13/2013)
Location: Church and Main Street
Theme: To Be Determined
Time: 6 p.m.
HOMETOWN JAMS JULY - SEPTEMBER LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
Arts & Crafts Festival 2nd Weekend in September
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE/GRAND ILLUMINATION-BLACK FRIDAY
ANNUAL BLACKSTONE CHRISTMAS PARADE-2ND FRIDAY IN DECEMBER