BlogCommunitiesEvents May 31, 2018

This Weekend in Fredericksburg: June 2-3


rock the river

Rock the River

Old Mill Park – 11am-8pm

Join us at Old Mill Park in Downtown Fredericksburg for the fourth annual Rock the River FXBG celebration. Our fourth event is shaping up to be our biggest yet, featuring live musical performances from Karen Jonas, The Feathered Fish and Swift Technique. Rock the River 2018 welcomes two new event partners, including Gravatt Entertainment (Sound & Stage) and wonder (marketing and promotions).

Beer tasting and pint pour tickets will be going on sale shortly! Other event details and times are still being arranged. Be sure to check back here or at for more details as they are decided.

Stuff the Cruiser

Stafford & Spotsylvania Walmart – 10am-3pm

The Fredericksburg, Stafford, and Spotsylvania law enforcement agencies have teamed up with TRIAD and the Healthy Generations Area Agency on Aging (Rappahannock AAA) to collect items to give to seniors in need in the area. Your support will help our local senior citizens who are less fortunate. Please purchase any items listed in the flyer and drop them off at the stores listed on your way out.

Virginia Renaissance Faire

Lake Anna Winery – 10am-5pm

Back and bigger than ever! The faire brings a unique brand of educational interactive family entertainment. Join in the revelry as the little 16th century town of Staffordshire England celebrates the arrival of Elizabeth, Queen of England and her court. Oh yes there are TURKEY LEGS and Live Jousting. check out the website for activities and daily schedules #VaRF

Falling For Freedom

Skydive Orange – 10am-5pm

Join Operation Enduring Warrior and Skydive Orange for this spectacular skydiving event. Held from June 1 – 3, Skydive Orange will coordinate tandem jumps and donate a portion of each registration to OEW. Now is your chance to try what you’ve never tried… or to return to familiar skies!

Not only will a portion of tandem proceeds go to OEW but ALL JUMPS will count, as Skydive Orange will be donating $1 for every airplane slot, so the more licensed jumpers that come out and participate, the better!

TANDEM PRICE: $259 cash / $270 credit – Military discount $15 OFF total balance
Video and Photos: $125 cash / $130 credit

To book your tandem skydive, you may call Skydive Orange at (703) 759-3483 or book online at with a non-refundable $50 deposit per person jumping and you pay the remainder when you arrive. Anyone jumping MUST be at least 18 years old, under 220 lbs and in good physical health.

Mark your calendars, book your jumps and plan an awesome weekend with friends and family. In the past Skydive Orange has worked with OEW and plans on doing as much as we can with this incredible organization in the future. We believe the impact OEW makes on the community is immeasurable.

Plantation Cooking Techniques at Montpelier

Montpelier – 10am-3pm

Learn about foodways of colonial America from Michael W. Twitty, a noted culinary and cultural historian and the creator of “Africulinaria,” the first blog devoted to African American historic foodways and their legacies. Twitty will bring the South Yard alive from 10:00am-2:00pm demonstrating cooking techniques and discussing how food moved from garden to table during plantation community life in the Madison era.

At 3:00pm, Twitty will be in the Grand Salon at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center to discuss his James Beard award-winning memoir, “The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South.” A book signing will follow.