Dominion Energy Riverrock is the nation’s premier outdoor sports and music festival and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to #RockTheOutdoors in Richmond during the weekend of May 19-21! From music to trail running, riverfront yoga to fishing on the James, mountain biking to bouldering, paddling sports, and more…it’s all happening right here in Richmond!
Richmond just landed in the no. 10 spot on Southern Living’s list of Best Cities 2022 and the James River has been nominated in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for “Best Urban Kayaking Spot”! Come spend the weekend in the capital city of Virginia and see what all the fuss is about! With a unique urban riverfront, Dominion Energy Riverrock puts Richmond’s charm on display. Enjoy scenic views, rich history, a booming restaurant scene, world-class art museums, an array of local artisans, and, of course, outdoor adventure. You might just decide you don’t want to leave!
Highlighted by the James River, surrounding trail network, and numerous parks, we are lucky to have so many options for outdoor adventure! Whether you are an experienced outdoor enthusiast or just getting started in the outdoors, you’ll be sure to discover new ways to experience Richmond’s amazing outdoor scene. Don’t take our word for it—check out our 2022 recap video!
Whatever your interest, you’ll find it at Dominion Energy Riverrock. No matter your ability, there’s an in-person event for you to take part in and challenge yourself on the river, on the trails, or even with your pup in the Ultimate Air Dogs competition. With a return to the much-loved in-person festival format, we have plenty of events to choose from, including:
- Boulder Bash
- Belle Isle Blitz 5k-ish Trail Run
- James River Scramble 10k trail run
- Bust the Banks Half Marathon trail run
- Mountain Bike Time Trial
- MTB Enduro
- Ultimate Air Dogs
- Kayak Boatercross
- SUP Cross
- Down River Paddle
- Photo Contest
- Video Contest
- Monsters of the James Fishing Tournament
- Adventure Race
If trying everything is more your thing, you can demo some of the sports for free at our Adventure Zones! Enjoy a kayak or SUP, try your hand at a slackline, or see if you’ve got what it takes on the bouldering wall. All our Adventure Zones are kid friendly too, so bring the whole family.
Maybe you’re looking to enjoy a cold beer and great live music? Dominion Energy Riverrock has you covered with three days of shows from well-known artists like the Kitchen Dwellers, Sierra Hull, Neal Francis, and 49 Winchester. Every concert is free and open to the public, and it’s your chance to hear a diverse array of music in a beautiful riverside setting. More information on the band lineup and schedule can be found at https://www.riverrockrva.com/event-categories/music/.
Sports Backers and Venture Richmond both work to make RVA a vibrant place to live. Bringing our two nonprofit organizations together to create one of the nation’s most beloved outdoor festivals was a no-brainer! Venture Richmond provides the entertainment, and Sports Backers brings the athletes. It all adds up to a great showcase of Richmond’s riverfront and all it has to offer.
And what really tops it all off? YOU! That’s right, you. We’re excited to return to downtown Richmond for this year’s festival and we can’t wait to celebrate with you from May 19-21. Check us out at www.RiverrockRVA.com or on social media @RiverrockRVA to start planning your ideal Riverrock experience, and we will see you in RVA in May!