May 18, 2023 - Things to Do

What to do this weekend: Riverrock and "Jersey Shore's" Pauly D

A dog jumps into a massive pool surrounded by a crowd

Ultimate Air Dogs is the best part of Riverrock. Image: Courtesy of Sports Backers and Jesse Peters

It's Dominion Riverrock weekend, arguably one of Richmond's best festivals, happening on the riverfront.

What's happening: Three days of kayaking, standup paddle boarding, mountain biking, climbing and dog jumping competitions.

  • Plus, live music, kids' activities, craft beer and local food trucks on site.
  • Admission is free, and so is extreme sport watching.

Worth noting: You (or your dog) can participate in most of the events.

  • Events and competitions with an entry fee require advance registration, but you can just show up for the free ones.

Hours: Friday 5-9:30pm, Saturday noon-9:30pm, Sunday noon-5pm.

Bonus picks: 🇱🇧 The Lebanese Food Festival is Friday-Sunday, all day and night, all three days at St. Anthony Church in Henrico.

  • The fest is free to attend, and menu items, like shawarma, spinach and cheese pies, grape leaves and kabobs, can be purchased a la carte for $3.50-$16. Lebanese wine and beer is also available for purchase

😳 DJ Pauly D, from MTV's "Jersey Shore" cast, will be slinging records Friday at The Park at RVA. Doors open at 6pm. $35 general admission tickets are sold out, as are the $1,000, $1,500 and $3,000 packages, but $1,250 packages are still available. For now.

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