53rd International Street Fair Coming to Blacksburg

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Dancers perform for the crowds during last year’s International Street Fair.
Dancers perform for the crowds during last year’s International Street Fair.

by Rachel DeLauder

The Town of Blacksburg will soon be crowded with international culture when the 53rd annual Virginia Tech International Street Fair comes to College Avenue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 31.

“Hokies Without Borders,” is the theme for this year’s street fair, which kicks off International Week at the end of March. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public.

The International Street Fair is a popular event held every spring, as downtown Blacksburg transforms into a multicultural marketplace with decorated booths, vendors selling authentic items, cultural dishes, and more.

The fair also features live music and student performances of traditional cultural dances. The International Street Fair brings thousands of people from surrounding communities to join Virginia Tech in enjoying the diversity of the fair.