Our mission is focused on the heart of our historic community — Downtown Blackstone — and Blackstone's heart is full of beauty, historic architecture, and lots of ways to be entertained. When you walk through Downtown Blackstone, you instantly feel the history it exudes and the care that the community has taken in preserving and rejoicing in it.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - Nov. 25
Get ready to celebrate the holidays with Holiday Open House! The event is throughout the historic downtown Blackstone area from Seay Park to N. Main Street and Dinwiddie Avenue. There will be a pig toss at the town square, carriage rides for children, and a lot of activities at our downtown merchants, who extend their hours on this special evening. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the Town of Blackstone's Grand Illumination at Seay Park. Follow us on Facebook for updates or bookmark this page for more information.
If your organization or church would like to participate in Holiday Open House, please email DBI here.
Events such as Oktoberfest and Holiday Open House (Nov. 25), DBI First Friday concerts, Movies on Main, and upcoming local events are made possible through the generosity of our sponsors:
AND...We THANK YOU for your support! Here are other ways to help DBI promote the historic business district: 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!
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.