Hokie fans basketball is back! Take advantage of our special Hokie sports packages in 2012 & 2013. Whether you are a parent of a future Hokie, a Hokie Alumni or just enjoy watching Hokie Sports, we invite you to stay with us during your visit!
Be sure to ask for the Hokie Hoops room rate when booking your basketball reservation! If you book at least 72 hours in advance, we will shuttle you to and from the game, so book early! Call our helpful front desk for more details.
Basketball tickets sold separately at hokietickets.com (starting at $20/ticket).
Limited Availability – While Supplies Last
Take advantage of all the extras when you book your weekend with us!
Free Parking - Ample parking for hotel guests
Free Shuttle - Service to the stadium and around downtown (9am-2am)
Tailgate with us - Join us for free food, tailgate games, drinks, and much more! You will receive your invitation once you check in at the front desk
Complimentary Gift - A gift in every room
To celebrate the end of the season, we’ll also be giving away the Ultimate Hokie gift basket. It will be packed with a signed football by Bud Foster, drinks, gift certificate to use for future stays with us, and loads of Hokie items! Anyone that reserves a room with us is eligible for the giveaway. For a chance to win, please fill out an entry form at http://www.thevthotel.com/entry.
Reserve your room by calling us at 540.552.7001 or visiting us online at http://www.thevthotel.com
We are excited to host a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater brought to you by the New River Stage this October! Killer Cloggers is a play within a play. A crumbling writer has written a show that is also now crumbling. Actors are quitting at the last minute, other actors are getting tired of his antics, and last-minute (substandard) replacements are being signed on. Things get worse when, in the course of the murder mystery, actual murders begin to take place.
Pretty in Pink is a Downtown Fundraiser for the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation. This year the event will take place on Thursday, October 25th from 10:00am – 10:00pm. All proceeds will be donated to the Foundation. Look for Downtown Blacksburg to be decorated with pink ribbons for the event.
A progressive afternoon and evening of shopping and dining is planned with a Breast Cancer Awareness Literature Booth Silent Auction and DJ Kerri Taylor with Music for the Tatas. A Pink Ladies Wine Tasting Event will take place at Gourmet Pantry. Kent Jeweler’s & Next Door Bake Shop will sell cupcakes for $5 – all containing a genuine gemstone. One lucky cupcake will have a diamond hidden under the icing.
You can find more details by visiting us here.
Hurry and Book These Events – While Supplies Last!
Extend Your Georgia Tech Game Weekend!
Stay with us for the VT vs. GA Tech game & enjoy Saturday night for only $59.00!
Fill your extra day with one of these special events:
Reserve your room by calling or visiting us online at www.thevthotel.com. Already have a reservation with us for the game? Call us at 540.552.7001 to extend your weekend at our special price.
VT vs Austin Peay & FREE Tickets to NRV Skyfest Airshow
Join us for a weekend of “Let’s Go Hokies!” and before you go home, enjoy the NRV Skyfest on us! Make your hotel reservations for the Austin Peay game by calling us at 540.552.7001 or visiting us online and then register here for your FREE Skyfest tickets!
Learn more about Skyfest by visiting www.nrvairshow.com
In celebration of the NRV Airport’s 50th Anniversary, the New River Valley SkyFest AirShow features the world’s best aerobatic performers, modern & advanced planes & jets, warbirds & obsolete aircraft, static displays & family entertainment on September 7, 8, & 9, 2012.
Get up close with military & civilian aircraft,skydivers, wing-walkers, car show, comedy, motorcycle displays, dancers, concerts every day, jets & planes all weekend.
On August 15, 2012, the Holiday Inn University Blacksburg will host the NRV SkyFest Airshow Cockpit Cocktail Concert & Silent Auction. Enjoy Door Prizes, Contests, Dancing, Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, Live Music, Silent Auction, and a Cash Bar.
$10 Admission – limited tickets remaining
Blacksburg Startup Weekend begins Friday, September 14, 2012. Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations.
Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
To read more about the weekend event, click here.
Steppin’ Out was voted the Best Community Event in the Roanoke Time’s Best of 2012. Be sure to mark your calendars and attend the 32nd annual street festival August 3 & 4, 2012 from 10am until 10pm. The Main Stage will keep the entertainment going until 11pm on Friday night with the Zydeco party. Browse at the tables of more than 150 vendors from around the country selling handmade art, jewelry, furniture, toys, gourmet foods, pottery, and more. There will also be plenty of performances to keep you entertained including Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience, The Floorboards, Underhill Rose, the Electric Woodshed, the Back Porch Studio Cloggers, and the Kindle Bellydancers to name a few. For more information, visit Blacksburg Steppin’ Out.
Everyone should visit Blacksburg, Virginia this Holiday Season! The Town of Blacksburg has multiple events to celebrate Christmas and the Holidays. One of the most notable events this Holiday Season is the annual Holiday Parade and Winter Lights Festival, taking place Friday, December 2nd in Market Square Park and the surrounding downtown Blacksburg, Virginia area. This particular day is filled with several events all of which build up to the lighting of the tree in the middle of downtown Blacksburg and a Holiday Parade down Main Street.
From 4 to 7pm, the Town of Blacksburg will host a Holiday Gift Market in Market Square Park. The typical Blacksburg Farmer’s Market will have a fun Christmas twist, including different holiday treats for sale as well as free hot cider and hot chocolate provided by local downtown merchants. Also during that time, from 4 to 5:30pm, The Lyric Theatre will host Pictures with Santa, asking guests to provide their own camera. Then, at 5:30pm, on the corner of main street and alumni mall, the Town of Blacksburg will light a tree in town center with festive lights that will be present throughout the rest of the Holiday Season.
Following the lighting of the tree in Market Square Park, everyone will get to experience the sounds of TubaChristmas!! This annual musical event takes place all over the world including Blacksburg, Virginia. All Tuba, Sousaphone, Baritone and Euphonium players in the area can participate and many of the players that participate in Blacksburg TubaChristmas are members of the Virginia Tech Marching Band, better known as the Marching Virginians. Finally, the night is finished with a holiday parade, consisting of various local company floats, local Blacksburg restaurants, carolers, high school bands and even our very own Holiday Inn float!
Throughout the rest of the month, the Town of Blacksburg has planned events ranging from holiday shopping to different Christmas charity events. Here are a few events that shouldn’t be missed:
SILENT NIGHT silent auction at XYZ Gallery
- December 2, 2011 6:00-10:00pm
- Tickets: $2 in advance, $3 at the door
- Bid on students artwork and enjoy light refreshments and live music.
Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. presents a FREE movie, “Elf” at The Lyric Theater
- December 3 – 10:00am
- Santa and Buddy the Elf will be available for pictures following the movie in the lobby.
Gourmet Pantry presents Holiday Cooking Classes
- November 23- -HOLIDAY WINE TASTING / WINE PAIRING at – 6:00pm.FREE
- November 30- EDIBLE GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS at 6:00pm $55 fee
- December 7- International Holiday Cookies, the gourmet way. 6:00pm. $55 fee
- December 10- “Taste of Virginia” great holiday gifts.- FREE
- December 15- Gents Night Out at 6:00pm. FREE
Ladies & Gents Shopping Night in Downtown Blacksburg
- Ladies Night- Dec 8
- Gents Night- Dec 15
Featuring 4-8pm, late night shopping, personalized shopping assistance, free gift wrap, snacks and beverages, and holiday specials in participating stores.
Don’t miss out on the fun! Make sure to visit Blacksburg, Virginia before the Holiday’s are over.