Summer is Approaching

Summertime will be here in a few weeks and unlike last year, we can finally start to get out and start enjoying some fun in the sun. Memorial Day is behind us and the pools have finally opened back up; that, in addition to local water parks and theme parks are also open.

The widespread administration of the vaccine along with Americans acting responsibly, masking up and social distancing, when necessary, has made it possible for us to get back to some sense of normalcy. We no longer have to shelter in place. Summertime can be what is has always been for us because we can start enjoying things again like:

  • Summer vacations
  • Summer camp for the kids
  • Day trips to the beach
  • Outdoor concerts
  • Swimming on the James
  • Festivals and street fairs

All of these things are coming back, allowing Richmond to finally start feeling like itself again. If you’re a baseball fan, the Richmond Flying Squirrels recently announced their 2021 schedule and fans are able to attend games again. 

Restaurants are starting to thrive as well, too, so take a trip to downtown Richmond or the Fan and patronize some of our local fares because we need our small businesses to thrive to keep the economy growing.

Here’s a couple upcoming events you also might be interested in:

  • Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival at the Richmond Raceway, June 12th starting at noon.
  • It’s not on the James River, but if you don’t mind traveling just a little bit to Prince George, you can witness a duck race at The Great Appomattox River Duck Race and Festival on June 5th at the Appomattox Boat Harbor. 

No matter what you choose to get involved in, I encourage you to get out of the house and enjoy the warm air, the summer breeze and maybe take a splash in the pool.

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