Our mission is focused on the heart of our historic community - Downtown Blackstone!
First Fridays is set for June 3! Enjoy the Live Music of BoxCars as they take the stage at the Town Square. The concert series features family-fun activities, cornhole contest, and more for visitors and residents to have a blast. Bring a chair or a blanket. No coolers. Rain or shine. Free admission, donations welcomed. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
AND...We THANK YOU for your support! Here are other ways to help DBI promote the historic business district: EVENT SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES! SHOP DOWNTOWN! SHOP ONLINE!
Ready to become an event sponsor? Contact Elizabeth Farina at email@example.com for information about our Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Friend level sponsorships built for all budgets. Space is limited for specific levels.
Shop at our local merchants! Find unique items to buy, professional services to use, and fill up your belly with awesome food. Check out our downtown merchants here
Do you shop Amazon.com for products such as office supplies? If so, you can help support DBI through your Amazon purchases here. The A-Store is a way for non-profits to raise funds while you shop!
Sale of Christmas ornaments support DBI's mission:
$20 each (Checks payable to Downtown Blackstone Inc., and mail to 217 N. High St., Blackstone, VA 23824 or purchase online: ( 2015 VUMAC Ornament, 2014 Schwartz Tavern Ornament, 2013 Town of Blackstone 125th Anniversary Ornament, 2012 Bevells Trains Ornament, 2016 Fort Pickett (Oct. 2016)
The Main Street program directly benefits a locality in a variety of ways. As businesses are successful and grow, downtown thrives and the community-at-large in turn benefits with more goods and services available to them, job creation, as well as with enhanced opportunities for community programming that a healthy downtown area naturally promotes, such as concerts and festivals and a better quality of life. View our Main Street Enhancement Plan.