RVA 2018 – Festival of the River

Wait no longer wondering about family fun! The save the date is out for the Festival of the River.

We are excited to partner with The City of Richmond, Venture Richmond, The Richmond Symphony, VCU Institute for Contemporary Art, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, 1708 Gallery, The James River Association, and more!

This one-time festival will take place on Brown’s Island June 8-10, 2018. Mark your calendar and join with us in basking in the Symphony’s majestic tones, get your community art on, bring that conservation knowledge up to speed, pitch in with clean up, and celebrate our wonderful watershed.

The current general schedule of activities is as follows:

Friday, June 8, 2018:
– Friday Cheers with soon-to-be announced guest artists in performances with the Richmond Symphony
-Special Lighting Installation from 1708 Gallery

Saturday, June 9, 2018:
-Morning activities including region wide cleanups along the James River and Chesapeake Bay Watershed
-Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay presents Back to the Bay, family-friendly and educational activities in celebration of Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week
-Performances by contemporary artists are presented as part of the Institute for Contemporary Art’s opening exhibition Declaration, in collaboration with the Richmond Symphony and Sound Arts Richmond
-Performances under the “Big Tent” throughout the day including a concert by the Richmond Symphony
-Day Two of Lighting Installation

Sunday, June 10, 2018:
-All are invited to a daytime picnic to create a ‘Richmond Community Member Quilt’ on Brown’s Island
-Family concert by the Richmond Symphony
Other activities and artists to be announced. Stay Tuned!


See the full Save The Date and list of partners below!

Festival of the River 2018 Save the Date (003)