Posts Tagged ‘Brown’s Island’

Outdoor Lifestyle Festival Dominion Riverrock

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Beginning May 18, 2012 and extending through May 20, 2012, Richmond’s riverfront, trails, and rapids will be hosting outdoor enthusiasts with a three day festival for canines and humans featuring a variety of outdoor sports. There are trail running events, kayaking, dog jumping, stand up paddle boarding, biking, and even climbing/bouldering events. This is the East Coast’s premier outdoor event designed to attract athletes, spectators, musicians, and dogs to the James River riverfront at Brown’s Island and at Historic Tredegar.

Dominion Riverrock May 18 through May 2012 on the banks of the James River in Richmond, VA

Ultimate Air Dogs is open to novice jumpers as well as experienced high flyers – from small to large. Your dog wants to be a star!

Bring your camera and catch the pro’s on the freestyle bike course! Some of the best in the nation will be there.

Ever try a 5K Mud Run? Riverrock starts with one, including obstacles and mud pits to get to the finish line. I’d wear old running shoes if I were you! Speaking of old shoes – this is a green event and there will be volunteers ready, willing, and able to take those old running shoes off your hands for recycling.

Check out the schedule of events here. Here’s a map for the event!

Richmond’s premier bed and breakfast is located less than a mile from the event and is the closest B&B to Tredegar and Brown’s Island. It may be too late this time to get reservations for a guest room but make plans for next year. You’ll be treated to a hearty gourmet breakfast that will stick to your ribs well into the afternoon!

The Richmond Folk Festival is Coming

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Downtown Richmond Virginia’s fab free three-day festival on the riverfront opens October 14 and runs through October 16, 2011. The final performers were announced last Thursday and include Original P (a funk band), Los Tres Reyes from San Antonio with their Spanish romantic music, Tibetan sacred music and dance by Tibetan Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, Circleville Ohio banjo musicians Tony Ellis and the Musicians of Braeburn and traditional Irish music by the Old Bay Ceili Band of Baltimore.  This annual festival, now in its fourth year, will feature over 20 performers and performing acts on seven stages throughout the weekend. SCHEDULE.  Most of the performers are new to Richmond this year, so this is not a repeat of previous year’s lineup!  And, though you will be able to find typical festival food, this year’s food vendors can take your tastebuds on a trip around the world with traditional foods running the gamut from Thai, Indian, Mexican, Italian to southern delectables like Cajun.

One of Virginia’s largest and most-loved events, The Richmond Folk Festival finds its roots in the National Folk Festival, held in Richmond in 2005, 2006, and 2007.  Richmond’s residents and visitors loved the riverfront festival along Tredegar and on Brown’s Island so much that when the National Folk Festival moved on, the Richmond Folk Festival was born and continues to get bigger and better each and every year. Last year more than 190,000 folks visited the Richmond Folk Festival. This year’s event promises to explore and celebrate the roots of the rich and diverse culture that we know as American culture through dance, music, crafts and food – to the delight of the entire family. Make plans to attend now! You don’t want to miss it.

Weekend Happenings in Richmond

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

There’s lots in store for Richmond, Virginia residents and visitors this weekend!

Strawberry Hill Races takes place at Colonial Downs on Saturday with gates opening at 11 AM.  It’s a veritable rite of spring with spectators decked out in seersucker, sundresses and fancy hats worthy of Derby distinction. For the first time, the Virginia Racing Commission will permit pari-mutuel wagering on four steeplechase races. The Preakness Stakes, the second leg in horse-racing’s famed Triple Crown, a=is also scheduled for Saturday. It will be broadcast live via simulcast at about 6:35 PM.  INFO.    (more…)

Richmond ROCKS This Weekend

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

It’s that time again! Dominion Riverrock returns on May 13 and 14th, the East Coast’s premier outdoor lifestyle festival.  Musicians, spectators, athletes, and even dogs take over Brown’s Island for a fantastic two-day festival. The party against the backdrop of Richmond’s downtown riverfront begins on Friday with music concerts, 5K mud run, acrobatic kayak and freestyle bike competitions.

Join the fun at Dominion RiverRock May 14 & 15 on the James River in downtown Richmond

Energy level heats up on Saturday with activities in and around the river: James River Scramble 10K Trail Run, mountain biking, kayaking, ultimate air dogs and much much more. This year’s event includes for the first time: bouldering and stand-up paddleboarding.


Downtown is in the middle of it all! And your innkeepers at the Fan District’s premier bed and breakfast are proud to be the closest bed and breakfast to all the action! Our urban inn is located one block from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Monroe Park campus. Try an urban bed and breakfast for a better way to stay in Richmond Virginia!

World Beer Festival Comes to Richmond’s Brown’s Island

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Brown’s Island is the site of June 12th’s World Beer Festival and tickets are on sale now.

Get your ticket for Richmond VA's World Beer Festival June 12 2010

The festival consists of two sessions and each requires a separate ticket. Each four-hour session includes a tasting glass for two-ounce pours and a festival program. There are two levels of admission/tickets: general admission tickets are $40 a session ($50 at the door – but only if there is available capacity); $75 VIP tickets are limited and available on-line.  VIP tickets include a World Beer Festival commemorative glass, complimentary food, and access to the VIP hospitality area where selected beers will only be available. Proceeds of this event benefit FETCH-A-CURE.  Richmond’s World Beer Festival features live music, great food, and beer from great breweries.  The two sessions are  noon to 4 PM and 6 PM to 10 PM.  Don’t miss out on this fun event – tickets are limited, so don’t wait!

If you need a bed and breakfast or inn close to downtown Richmond and Brown’s Island, to complete your weekend package check for availability now! A  weekend stay includes free off-street parking, a hearty gourmet breakfast for two each morning, and a complimentary wine and cheese hour each evening.