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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!

Earth Day in Richmond is April 23

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

The Earth Day celebration in Richmond On Saturday April 23rd promises to hold forth all things GREEN! The day long celebration is a resource for tips, contacts, and information to assist us all in becoming more eco-friendly by incorporating practices, products, and services in our everyday routines.

Have fun at Earth Day Richmond April 23 Noon to 7 PM

This year’s festival will include vendors, artists, farmers, and activities for all ages.  There’s even a FISH FEST riverside on the James River and, of course a diverse collection of local live bands including: Rattlemouth, Exebelle & the Rusted Cavalcade, Amazing Ghost, Black Girls, Horsehead, and more. Plenty of delicious local eats and drinks to fuel you up for the entire day.

So the festivities start at noon and end at 7PM on Saturday April 23rd in Richmond’s Manchester District where 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Streets will be blocked off at Hull Street. Come join the fun: celebrate, learn about techniques to help our environment, and best of all, spend the day outside!

See you there!  More Info

Richmond’s Easter on Parade April 24

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Easter Sunday brings out that Richmond favorite Easter on Parade.  Not a parade like you would normally expect, where bands and marchers march up the parade route! NO! Here in Richmond Virginia we do it a little differently; you’ll find bands and acts stationary on peoples’ porches along Monument Avenue. Parade go-ers parade up and down Monument Avenue taking part in all the festivities. Instead of an Easter Parade, we call it Easter on Parade – and it’s FREE!.

Monument Avenue's Easter on Parade April 24

Parade site is located on Monument Avenue between Allen and Davis Avenues, between the Robert E Lee and Jefferson Davis monuments.

It’s one of the most beloved of Richmond traditions. Each year more than 25,000 people converge on the four-block site to celebrate the arrival of spring and the beauty of Monument Avenue, taking this once-a-year opportunity to stroll in the streets with cars absent and removed. Music, arts, crafts, children’s activities, food, balloon artistry, a petting zoo, and of course, people and pet watching are all part of the celebration. This is a parade for all Richmonders and visitors to Richmond to come out and participate! Wear a hat or even an entire costume! There’s a hat contest so you better start making yours now.

If you happen to be in town for Easter, take part in this event and remember that the Fan district’s premier bed and breakfast inn is located just a short stroll – a few blocks – from Allen and Monument, giving you the perfect spot to stay and enjoy Easter in Virginia’s capitol city. The William Miller House is known for its hearty gourmet breakfast and it would be a great way to start your day with a stick-to-your-ribs breakfast to power a stroll up and down Monument Avenue!


Official Richmond Region 2011 Visitors Guide

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

The Official Richmond Region 2011 Visitors Guide is Here!

Hot off the press, the Richmond Region 2011 Visitors Guide has locals dishing about their favorite Richmond spots and instant access to bonus materials with smart phone tags throughout.

Be sure to turn to page 20 and find out why a trip to the Richmond Region is must in 2011.

The Official Richmond Region 2011 Visitor Guide


Richmond’s Carytown Watermelon Festival August 8

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

There is no better way to beat the heat than with ice cold watermelon! Now in its 27th year, the Carytown Watermelon festival attracts over 100,000 folks to the “Mile of Style” as the Carytown shopping and dining district of Richmond is known to residents and visitors alike.   (more…)