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June 2017

Rock the River!

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Old Mill Park, 2201 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Celebrate our 3rd Annual Rock the River FXBG event at Old Mill Park. The event includes live music, craft beer, kid-friendly activities, local artisan vendors, and some of the best local food trucks. While at the park, enjoy one of the supporting events, including the 37th Annual Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe and Kayak Race. Most Rock the River FXBG activities are FREE.  For race registration and tickets to beer garden, go to rocktheriverfxbg.com

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$40 - $150

Civil War Paddle

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

National Park Service Supervisory Historian Greg Mertz leads this daylong canoe tour of Civil War sites along the Rapidan or Rappahannock rivers. It is one of our most popular trips and we focus on bringing to life tales of Stonewall Jackson, George Custer and J.E.B. Stuart. Bring a bag lunch, water, sunscreen, etc. This trips fills FAST, so register early. Minimum age is 12 years and this is a strenuous, all-day event.

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Bluegrass Under the Stars at Historic Mount Airy

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The inaugural Bluegrass Under The Stars to benefit Friends of the Rappahannock will be held Friday night, June 30 starting at 7pm at historic Mount Airy on the outskirts of Warsaw, Va. with music by the legendary John Starling & Clearwater. Tickets are now available online for $35. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Bluegrass pioneer and IBMA Hall of Fame Artist John Starling, a founding member of the Seldom Scene and the Grammy Award winning producer of such noted Country artists as Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda…

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July 2017
$28 - $105

Full Moon Paddle

July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
City Dock Park, City Dock Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Experience the magic of nightfall on the river during FOR's moonlight paddle from Old Mill Park to City Dock. Join FOR Volunteer Leader Michelle McGinley for a Friday night kayak float. Minimum age is 12 years and some paddling experience is helpful. Meet at City Dock. Backup date: next day.

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Disaster + Travel + Wilderness First Aid

July 15 - July 16
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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For adults and focused youths ages 12+. Open tot he public. The instructor is Matthew Rosefsky, Geo Medic, Wilderness EMT, CERT, MRC. This two-day, hands-on class teaches how to save life and limb during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance/hospital arrival. Earn the SOLO WFA 2-year certification, approved by the ACA, BSA, GS-USA, BCUNA & more. No pre-requisites. Twenty hours of instruction. Topics include wilderness/remote travel injuries and long-term patient care, the Patient Assessment System (PSA) and more. Spaces…

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