Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day at Rockett's Landing

Replicas of the Nina and Pinta docked at Rockett's Landing.

Rockett's Landing has arrived as a major venue for Richmonders favorite form of entertainment: the outdoor festival. Rockett's Landing is a historic district of Richmond, Virginia consisting of a mixture of old, converted warehouses and newly constructed condo towers along the banks of the James River in Richmond's east end. It is also the home of to notable Richmond restaurants: the Boathouse and Conch Republic.

The beach volleyball court was turned into a beach party.

On Sunday, May 27, 2012, the management of Rockett's Landing transformed the development's beach volleyball courts into the setting for a beach party, complete with sand, blankets, picnic baskets and live entertainment onstage. Better still, the beer truck offered three different microbrews from local breweries. I enjoyed the Legend Brown ale and the Starr Hill IPA. The evening was capped off by a 15 minute long fireworks display over the James River.

The Kings of Swing got the crowd up and dancing.

Richmonders love their giant outdoor parties, and Rockett's Landing has shown that it knows how to throw one. I look forward to attending more events at this venue.

The Kings of Swing in action.

The Boathouse at Rockett's Landing.

Fireworks with Richmond's skyline in the background.

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