Dogs, Music, and Water Sports
Dominion Riverrock is an event that encompasses many great things Richmonders love, all in one place. You can find live music, paddle boarding, kayaking, a professional BMX course, bouldering, craft beer, fried food, and dog jumps! It was the first true “Richmond” event I went to when I first moved to the city and without a doubt the most memorable. As I crossed the bridge to Brown’s Island, paddle boarders cruised along in the canal below me and bikers raced through the BMX course. I knew I had stumbled upon something special.
When I finally worked my way through the event and up to the stage, I found myself in awe of where I was at that moment. There was a unique feeling to being on Brown’s Island, wedged between the canal and the James River, looking up at the glowing city skyline as the band played in the background. It’s something I haven’t experienced in other cities and the reason why I fell in love with Richmond.