School is back in session, pools may be closing, and most people consider Summer to be over. Let's not get ahead of ourselves, RVA! We are the city of festivals, and the heat isn't over yet! The party is just getting started, so stay tuned!
Here are some upcoming events to keep your summer going:
Fall Line Festival-Friday, Sept 6th & Saturday Sept. 7th
Hardywood Blue Grass Festival-Saturday Sept. 7th
RVA Street Art Festival-Wednesday, Sept. 11 to Sunday, Sept. 15
Shockoe On The Half Shell-Saturday Sept. 14th
Are you looking for the right way to celebrate Labor Day this Sunday?
RVA Wake N' Sun Fest mixes Land & Water to bring you a Labor Day event that is totally worth your time. If you're one of those people who just want to keep moving, this is the festival for you! Stay tuned to their twitter feed (@RVAWakeNsunFest) for constant updates!
Location: Rocketts Landing next to Boathouse
When: Sunday, September 1st
Time: 11am – 9pm
Ticket Price: $10 in advance (www.rvawakensunfest.com) or $12 at the gate
Age: Family Friendly; Kids under 12 get Free Admission!
-Paddle Board Rentals
-Water Pong Tournament
-Water Jet Pack & Jet Bike Rentals
-50+ Art/Jewerly/Accessory/Clothing Vendors
BRETT SOUNDS (DC)
Long Jawns (Gent & Jawns / Audio Ammo)
The Reinhold (Party Liberation Front / RVA Magazine)
The Polychrons (RVA)
DJ Doddie (Audio Ammo)
M.A.S.S Fx (EW / FBV, LLC)
Agent (EQ Produktions)
Phil Dice (EQ Produktions)
The Handsmiths (DC)
Eli Cash (EW / FBV, LLC)
Beatdown The Kid
Astronaut Clothing, Co.
RVA Beard League
Attune Mobile Massage
Rethinking The Ink
As summer comes to a close, students come back in droves flooding the streets of The Fan & Downtown. Here's a quick guide to help you get around, RVA.
If you're a new student to VCU, don't walk & text, and please obey the Walk & Do Not Walk signs. As a dear friend of mine just reminded me about the game Frogger, it only reminds me of how similar the streets of VCU are while flooded with new & unfamiliar students.
To the returning students, RVA is not how you left it just months ago. If you were a frequent bar hopper last semester, you'll quickly learn that some of your favorite spots no longer exist, and by the same token, there are quite a few new places to peruse. We don't like to dwell on the past, so here's a solid list of new places you must check out:
Viceroy (old Cafe Diem)
Southern Railway Taphouse (opening soon; 14th Street)
Sullivan's on The Canal (old Blackfinn; coming soon)
Society American Bistro (opening soon; old Lucky Buddha)
Social 52 (opening soon; old Avalon)
Pearl Raw Bar & Vintage Upstairs (old Delux)
304 Pizza Bar (old Racine)
Get saucy this weekend with some of your favorite local brews & BBQ joints! This Sunday is the 2nd Annual RVA Brew-B-Q event held in Shockoe Bottom! Last year some 8,000 people enjoyed the event, so make sure to add it to your Sunday Funday adventures!
Sunday, August 18
17th Street Farmer’s Market
Noon to 5 p.m.
Free & Open to the Public!
Meet the BBQ---
Buz & Ned's
Deep Run Roadhouse
Casa del Barco
Live Your Dreams BBQ
Ribs, Rolls & Cheesecake
P & T Kitchen
Drink the Beer:
Center of the Universe
Apocalypse Ale Works
LIVE MUSIC includes Andy Vaughan & the Driveline & Sweet Justice
August is officially VA Craft Beer Month, and with it will come a LOT of interesting brews, parties, and tours! If you're looking to get in on a piece of the action, Trinkin.com is the best place to find the beer you're looking for! If you're more the adventurous type, here are a few restaurants known for their larger, more unique selections:
Capital Ale House
The Savory Grain
Here are some local Craft Beers to look out for:
Apocalypse Ale Works
Center of the Universe
Devils Backbone Brewing
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
James River Brewing
Legend Brewing Company
If you're really not into the local craft beers, try Budweiser's newest creation, Black Crown! It's a solid 6% ABV American Amber Lager.
Well, RVA, the time has come! Let's all give a warm welcome to The Washington Redskins, as we gear up for the 2013 NFL season.
Favorites like RGIII, Rex Grossman, and Santana Moss will be training hard over the next month. The question we have is, will they follow suit like others who have graced Richmond? Will we find ourselves in the local bar taking shots with RGIII?? Will we hear about Rex riding the famous Panda Bear? Will Moss party the night away with us at The Mansion Room?
It's too soon to tell, so for now, let's get pumped for their first practice!
For constant updates about their training schedule, visit: