A special three-day event, The Festival of the River, will take place on Brown’s Island, Richmond, VA from June 8-10, 2018. This one-time festival will showcase the very best of the James River, Chesapeake Bay and the Richmond Region. Festival highlights will include contemporary art installations, performances from Rhiannon Giddens, Savion Glover, the Richmond Symphony, NO BS! Brass Band and more under the Symphony’s “Big Tent,” cleanups along and around the River and family-friendly environmental education activities including Back to the Bay in celebration of Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week. We hope you’ll join us! For tickets and information visit: www.festivaloftheriver.org.
Capital Trees will be participating in the Festival of the River by offering an urban hike that is approximately 3.2 miles round trip and should last about one hour. Please meet at the Brown’s Islands entrance to the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018 and join us for an urban hike. We will explore the eastern waterfront of Richmond from Brown’s Island east to Great Shiplock Park. Along the way we will pass the Christopher Newport cross; enjoy the Canal Walk; pass through the Low Line Gardens that surround the Virginia Capital Trail and conclude at Great Shiplock Park. Enjoy learning about the rich history of this section of our waterfront and about Capital Trees’ work to revitalize the area through the horticultural restoration of 5.5 acres in Richmond’s East End. Capital Trees strives to connect people to nature and to connect people through nature.