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Riverrock 2024

Riverrock 2024 in Richmond.

May 17, 2024 → Apr 19, 2024

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Rated 4.9 by 493,997+ people

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Your Ultimate Guide to Riverrock 2024

Riverrock 2024 is an event that promises to be a thrilling mix of music, sports, and outdoor adventure. Set against the backdrop of downtown Richmond's urban riverfront, Richmond, VA - a city steeped in history and brimming with natural beauty, it's a must-visit event. This guide is your ticket to navigating the whirlwind of activities, eats, vibes, and logistics with the ease of a local. So, buckle up and get ready to rock the outdoors this May 17-19.

The Event, City, and Venue

Dominion Energy Riverrock, sponsored by Dominion Energy, is a three-day event featuring regional and national acts running from Friday, May 17th to Sunday, May 19th. It takes place at Brown's Island and the surrounding James River Park, offering breathtaking views of the James River and the surrounding trail network. 

The event was designed to promote Richmond's unique riverfront, downtown trails, whitewater rapids, and the entire Richmond region to outdoor enthusiasts.

Why Riverrock 2024 is Worthwhile

Riverrock 2024 is an experience. It's a chance to immerse yourself in the thrill of trail running, rock climbing, kayaking, and more, all while enjoying live music from a variety of genres. The atmosphere is electric, filled with the energy of adventure enthusiasts and music lovers alike.

Unmissable Events and Schedules

Riverrock isn't just a festival; it's a triathlon of fun, fitness, and frolic spread over three days. The festival kicks off on Friday with an array of activities including the adrenaline-pumping Photo and Video Contests, Subaru Ultimate Air Dogs, and opportunities to try kayaking, SUP, bouldering, and slacklining for free.

The evening crescendos with the Trail Takedown, Boulder Bash, and Belle Isle Blitz, not to mention a musical serenade by Palmyra and the Sam Grisman Project.

Saturday and Sunday keep the energy soaring with day two and three of the contests, more trials of kayaking, SUP, and bouldering, and added thrills like the Monsters of the James Fishing Tournament, James River Scramble, and the not-to-be-missed Boulder Bash Finals.

Each day is peppered with live music from acts like RumbleTrio, Space Koi, Sam Reed, and Cosmic Collective, ensuring your spirits are as high as the outdoor adventure.

Adventure Zones

Step into the Adventure Zones and you're in for free, yes, free, trials of some of the coolest outdoor recreation opportunities RVA has to offer.

Whether you're testing your balance on a slackline, paddling through the canal, or giving bouldering a go, it's all about the thrill of trying something new.

These zones aren't just for seasoned outdoor adventurers; they're a family-friendly ticket to discovering new passions at Richmond riverfront.

Food for the Soul

The culinary scene at Riverrock mirrors the diversity and vibrancy of Richmond itself. From local vendors serving up mouth-watering specialties to Richmond's elite restaurants nearby, your taste buds are in for a treat.

Whether you're craving something quick and delicious between events or planning a sit-down meal with friends, RVA's food scene has got you covered.

Outfits and Music

Riverrock is as much about the outdoor spirit as it is about community and comfort. The dress code? Casual, comfortable, and ready for anything. Dress for the outdoors and be prepared for a bit of dirt and sweat.

The music is a mix of local and national acts, spanning genres from rock to country to blues.

Activities and Tips

Beyond the main events, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy, like yoga sessions, a film festival, and a craft beer village. Remember to stay hydrated, apply sunscreen, and most importantly, have fun!

Bag Policy and Essentials

Riverrock's bag policy is straightforward - bring what you need but keep it minimal. Large backpacks, coolers, and outside food and beverages are a no-go, but sealed water bottles and empty reusable ones are welcome.

Remember, it's all about enjoying the festival hassle-free, so pack light and smart.

Why Bounce Luggage Storage is Convenient at Riverrock 2024

At Bounce, we understand that the last thing you want to worry about at an event like Riverrock is your belongings. That's why we offer a reliable and friendly luggage storage service.

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With over 10,000 storage facilities worldwide, including several in Richmond, Bounce is accessible and simple to use. Just drop off your bag at one of our local partner businesses, and enjoy your day worry-free. Plus, every item stored with us comes with $10,000 in BounceShield™ Protection. 

Things to Do in Richmond

Richmond, VA, isn't just about thrilling outdoor adventures and lively festivals; it's a city brimming with history, culture, and sights that beg to be explored. If you're in town for Riverrock 2024, make sure to carve out some time to dive into Richmond's rich tapestry.

Here's a friendly guide to some must-see spots that are sure to add depth and delight to your visit:

Virginia State Capitol

Designed by Thomas Jefferson, it's not just a seat of government but a piece of living history. The stunning architecture and the beautiful grounds are perfect for a leisurely stroll.

The American Civil War Museum

Dive deep into America's past with captivating exhibits that tell the story of the Civil War from multiple perspectives.

Belle Isle

Accessible via a footbridge, this island offers stunning river views, rugged trails, and a peek into Richmond's industrial past.

Maymont

A Victorian estate turned public park, with beautiful gardens, a nature center, and an historic mansion. It's a tranquil escape from the city's hustle and bustle.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)

Home to an impressive collection spanning 5,000 years of art, the VMFA is a cultural gem that's free to visit.

Carytown

This unique shopping district is packed with quirky shops, local eateries, and a vibrant atmosphere. It's perfect for an afternoon of leisurely shopping and dining.

Hollywood Cemetery

More than just a resting place, this cemetery is a serene park that offers breathtaking views and is the final resting place of two U.S. Presidents and numerous Confederate leaders.

James River Park System

This tranquil attraction offers hiking, biking, and stunning views of the city.

Each of these attractions offers a window into the heart and soul of Richmond, making them essential stops during your visit. Whether you're a history buff, art lover, or just looking to soak up some local flavor, Richmond's landmarks and attractions have something for everyone.

See You in Richmond?

Whether you're an adventure enthusiast, a music lover, or just someone looking for a unique experience, Riverrock 2024 has something for you. And with Bounce taking care of your luggage, you can fully immerse yourself in the event and the city. So pack your bags, lace up your trail running shoes, and we'll see you in Richmond at the Nation's Premier Outdoor Sports and Music Festival!

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All you need to know

  • Where is Dominion Energy Riverrock?

    Dominion Energy Riverrock is held in Richmond, Virginia. The festival primarily takes place on Brown's Island and the surrounding areas along the James River. This location is centrally situated in downtown Richmond, making it accessible and offering beautiful views of the river and city skyline. It's a popular venue that blends urban and natural elements, providing an ideal setting for both outdoor sports and music events.

  • Is River Rock Richmond free?

    Dominion Energy Riverrock offers a mix of free and paid activities. Many of the concerts and opportunities to try out different outdoor activities like kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), bouldering, and slacklining are free. However, there are certain competitive events and activities within the festival that require a registration fee. These fees vary depending on the event. It's a good idea to check the specific schedule and details for the events you're interested in to determine whether there is a charge.

  • What is Riverrock Richmond?

    Riverrock Richmond, formally known as Dominion Energy Riverrock, is the nation's premier outdoor sports and music festival held annually in Richmond, Virginia. This vibrant event takes place over a weekend in May along the scenic James River and in the surrounding areas, including Brown's Island and downtown Richmond. Riverrock celebrates the outdoors by combining sports, music, and community, featuring a wide array of activities such as trail running, kayaking, biking, bouldering, and stand up paddleboarding. The festival also hosts musical performances, interactive demos, and competitions, catering to all levels of athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. In addition to the athletic and musical entertainment, there are photography and video contests, making Riverrock a diverse celebration of outdoor lifestyle and culture.

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