Previous Events

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Big Air Rocketts - May 20, 2012

Event Date: 05-27-2012

For years now, we've watched the occassional wakeboarder making waves along the James River. This May, however, the pros came to Rocketts Landing courtesty of Conch Republic Rocketts and AF Wake. The competition, organized by world champion wakeboarder, Adam Fields, was the first in a series of events showcasing this growing sport throughout Virginia. And spectators packed the patios of Conch Republic, The Boathouse, and the riverbank to watch the 10 competitors show off their skills in the Best Air, Best Trick, and Best Overall categories.

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Cap2Cap Bike Ride - May 12, 2012

Event Date: 05-26-2012

For the 5th year in a row, bikers came from near and far to support the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation in a 25-, 50-, or 100- mile ride between Richmond and Virginia. This year's nearly 2,500 participants were treated to sunny skies, cold beer, tasty barbeque, and lively music as they crossed the finish line on Old Main Street in front of M Bistro and Wine Bar. With each dollar raised through ride registration and sale of event shirts, the Foundation inches closer to its goal of completing the 55-mile Virginia Capital Trail.

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Collegiate Regatta - April 7, 2012

Event Date: 05-23-2012

The James River sparkled under sunny skies on the first Saturday in April as Virginia Commonwealth University hosted the 4th annual Collegiate Regatta at Rocketts Landing. Competing teams included VCU, James Madison University, George Mason University, William & Mary, and Rocketts Landings' newest resident crew team, the University of Richmond. The student athletes and their fans were in for a treat this year as 15 the new slips in the marina allowed them to get up close and personal while cheering on their team.

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Art 180

Event Date: 05-21-2012

Residents, visitors, river enthusaists, and diners alike were treated to a little color in the landscape as Art 180 spent the month of December at the Village of Rocketts Landing. Thirty-one eight-by-four foot plywood paintings decorated our neighborhood's sidewalks and green spaces with each art piece representing a sixth grade student's response to 'What Do You Stand For?' Art 180, a local non-profit dedicates their efforts to "providing art-related programs to young people living in challenging circumstances, encouraging personal and community change."

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Run to the River - Oct. 22nd, 2011

Event Date: 11-02-2011

This year's Rocketts Landing Run to the River was held on a beautiful October Saturday morning. Participants of all ages were challenged by their choice of either a 10k hill run through several of Richmond's historic neighborhoods or a 5k walk through Montrose Heights, Gillies Creek Park and along the river through Rocketts Landing. The annual event proved to be a great success once again, earning between $25,000 and $30,000 for the non-profit Neighborhood Resource Center (NRC). Click on the gallery of images to experience the fun that was had at this very special event.

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Rocketts Triathlon

Event Date: 09-22-2011

July 23rd, 2011 marked the 3rd annual Rocketts Landing Triathlon, organized by Richmond Multisports. This year's event proved to be one of the most exciting yet and the first time the Rocketts Landing Triathlon has been featured as the 2011 USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic Region Club Championship. Hundreds of participants battled their way through a daunting Olympic distance triathlon course consisting of a 1.5k swim in the James River, a 40k bike ride in the country side and a 10k run through historic downtown Richmond. Check out the gallery from this year's event to see how the competitors tackled this epic course.

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Dragon Boat Festival

Event Date: 09-22-2011

On July 30th, 2011 Rocketts Landing hosted the 2nd annual WhatIfCreditUnions.com Dragon Boat Festival, organized by Sportsbackers. Over 3,000 spectators gazed upon the open waters of the beautiful James River to watch teams race along the river in 40-foot canoes decorated with ornate Chinese dragon heads. Each boat was crewed by 20 synchronized paddlers led by the rhythmic beat of a drum. This year's event even featured our very own Rocketts Landing team! Check out our gallery of images to see how much fun was had at this year's action packed festival.

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Sprints Regatta - June 25, 2011

Event Date: 07-17-2011

On June 25th, the 8th Annual Virginia Boat Club Sprints Regatta took place at Rocketts Landing. Under perfect sun-filled skies, nearly 200 spectators lined the banks of the James River to watch boat clubs from across the region compete in the annual regatta. Onlookers were captivated by the powerful rowers as they battled one another, cutting through the mighty James River. In addition to the fierce competition, spectators enjoyed the delicious food and good times that are consistently delivered by this special event. Be sure to check out the wonderful images that captured yet another successful year of the Sprints Regatta at Rocketts Landing.

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Richmond Ballet Derby Party - May 7th, 2011

Event Date: 06-28-2011

This year's Richmond Ballet Kentucky Derby Day Party went off in traditional fine fashion. Women, in their beautiful summer dresses, were courted by equally adorned men in fanciful bowties and summer time suits. The reception grew with a subtle energized hum, as party goers waited for the suspenseful Running of the Roses which came and went with a roar from the crowd. Soon after, the dance floor was in full swing as the derby debutantes danced the night away, proving once again that Rocketts Landing and the Richmond Ballet play host to the grandest Derby day party in all of Richmond.

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Cap2Cap Bike Ride - May 7th, 2011

Event Date: 06-28-2011

Early Saturday morning riders began shuffling into the Rocketts Landing staging area. The quiet streets slowly turned into a symphony of clicking gears and excited chatter, while the sun glittered off the facade of the Rocketts Sky Line luxury homes. In an instant the riders were off and spinning. Later, as riders began to trickle through the Rocketts finish line, they were greeted to great live music and delicious food. This year's Cap2Cap was an invigorating event filling all who attended with a sense of pride in supporting the worthwhile efforts of the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation.

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Catwalk for Kids - April 15th, 2011

Event Date: 05-02-2011

Through amazing displays of fashion and entertainment the non-profit organization, Catwalk for Kids, spreads hope and healing to children in need. Founded by renowned red carpet designer, Mary Norton, Catwalk for Kids provides a powerful experience for children nationwide, from the charitable fashion show to the designing of handbags with the children themselves. On April 8, 2011 Rocketts Landing provided the perfect setting for the Richmond Catwalk for Kids charity event. This special event proved to be a most memorable occasion benefiting so many children in need, in Richmond and beyond.

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Run to the River – October 16, 2010

Event Date: 10-15-2010

The Rocketts Landing Run to the River is a challenging 10K run presented by Rocketts Landing each year in the fall. This past October 16, runners tackled three hills as they dash over cobblestone streets, through historic neighborhoods, and along the banks of the James River. Participants received a complementary t-shirt and ticket to the finish-line party, where they enjoyed live music, refreshments, and an alternative health fair. All proceeds benefited the Neighborhood Resource Center.

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July 31 - WhatIfCreditUnions.com Dragon Boat Festival

Event Date: 07-30-2010

This one-of-a-kind athletic event landed at Rocketts Landing for its inaugural year in Richmond. Organized by SportsBackers, the festival included food, drink, and traditional Chinese dancing. The stars of the day were 40-foot canoes decorated with ornate Chinese dragon heads gliding along the James River. Social groups and corporate teams of all kinds participated in the competition with at least one thing in common… they all had a blast!

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July 25 - 2nd Annual Rocketts Landing Triathlon

Event Date: 07-24-2010

In its second year, Richmond Multisports returned to Rocketts Landing with a 1.5k swim, 40k bike ride and 10k run. The course took athletes into the James, out into the countryside and back through downtown Richmond before ending with a post-race party on the riverfront.

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June 12 – The 7th Annual Rocketts Landing Sprints Regatta

Event Date: 06-11-2010

The Virginia Boat Club kicked off the season on the James with a day of 1000 meter sprints on the Rocketts Landing waterfront. Area boat clubs competed with great weather above and a swarm of cheering spectators on the bank.

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May 8 – 3rd Annual Cap2Cap Bike Ride

Event Date: 05-07-2010

This event of the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation sent over 1,600 cyclists peddling 25-, 50- and 100-mile routes between Williamsburg and Richmond, where Rocketts played host to the festivities for a third year. As in previous years, the ride benefited the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation as they work toward completing the paved path to connect Virginia's past and current Capital cities.

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May 1 - Richmond Ballet 17th Annual Derby Day Party

Event Date: 04-30-2010

Rocketts Landing played host to the Richmond Ballet's annual Kentucky Derby Day Party for the fifth consecutive year. A festively-dressed crowd of over 350 watched Super Savor race to victory on a big screen while partying on our riverfront. The event continued with dinner, dancing and a fun evening of support for the Richmond Ballet.

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April 10 – 2nd Annual Collegiate Regatta

Event Date: 04-09-2010

Virginia Commonwealth University hosted visiting collegiate teams for a second year of races on the Rocketts riverfront. This year competitors from the University of Richmond, William & Mary, George Mason and Liberty University were greeted by clear skies, smooth waters and cheering crowds.

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March 27, 2010 – Downtown Loft Tour

Event Date: 03-26-2010

Once again, Venture Richmond's annual tour of urban homes in six Downtown neighborhoods included a much talked about stop at Rocketts Landing. Five homeowners at Rocketts opened their doors to over 1,000 ticket holders to see what living on the James looks like. Homes ranged from a contemporary two-story, one-bedroom in Fall Line to a stunning 4,500 square foot penthouse in Sky Line that was featured in R Home magazine.

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