Posts Tagged ‘Greater Richmond’

Shamrock the Block in Richmond for St. Patrick’s Day

March 10th, 2011

Shamrock the BlockAttention Richmond, St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and the city will be celebrating with the first outdoor festival of the season. The 8th Annual Shamrock the Block Festival will take over the streets of Historic Shockoe Bottom this weekend Saturday, March 12, 2011. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Greater Richmond SCAN, the local nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect in the Greater Richmond area.

Festival guests will vibe to the sounds of live music all day from Uisce Beatha, Trogone Band and Bayside to name a few, and enjoy good eats courtesy of one of Richmond’s best, Halligan Bar & Grill. Don’t forget to bring the kids, there will be a children’s area with jugglers, face-painting, bouncies, games and more. Join 20,000 of your neighbors in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this Saturday, after all it is free!

  • What: 2011 Shamrock the Block
  • When: Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ noon
  • Where: Historic Shockoe Bottom
      • 17th Street Farmers Market
        100 North 17th St.
        Richmond, VA 23219
  • Admission: FREE
  • For additional information visit Shamrock the Block

21st Annual Duck Race

July 29th, 2010

21st annual duck raceThis Saturday Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Richmond will host their 21st Annual Duck Race. The race is known as a family favorite and Richmond tradition. Saturday morning 20,000 rubber ducks will splash into the Haxall Canal at Brown’s Island and race to the finish line. There will be 12 winning ducks with one receiving a 2010 Toyota Prius courtesy of McGeorge Toyota. Along with the largest fundraiser, Big Brother’s and Bis Sisters will host the premier Duck Walk & Waddle. The walk will begin immediately after the race. All proceeds will go toward supporting the match between Bigs and Littles. Come race and waddle with Big Brothers and Big Sisters while enjoying entertainment, food and other activities.

  • What: 21st Annual Duck Race and Inaugural Duck Walk & Waddle
  • When: Saturday, July 31, 2010
  • Where: Brown’s Island
  • Time: Race 11am – 4pm, Walk & Waddle 4pm