About RIVERFest - The premiere environmental festival in Hampton Roads
A FUN, FREE outdoor festival hosted by the non-profit Elizabeth River Project to create excitement, understanding, and community involvement in the restoration of the environmental health of the Elizabeth River. Fun for the whole family - even the dog!
This year's festival will celebrate the Eastern Branch at Back Bay's Farmhouse Brewing Co., 1805 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464. Past RIVERFest events have taken place at:
Norfolk’s Colonial Place neighborhood
Paradise Creek Nature Park
Carolanne Farms Neighborhood Park
St. Bride's Episcopal Church.
The Eastern Branch needs your help
Travel along the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River and you’ll catch glimpses of this historic waterway as you wind your way through three cities – Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach. This branch once welcomed sailing ships at the long-vanished port of Kemps Landing, and oysters were so abundant that their shells were used to form the “Shell Road,” now Indian River Road. But not anymore, today the Eastern Branch needs your help. This branch is now the Elizabeth’s most polluted, earning way too many F’s and the river’s worst grades in a 2014 Scorecard (Elizabeth River Project & Virginia Department of Environmental Quality).
GOOD NEWS! Join the new momentum to clean up the lost Eastern Branch when you attend this year’s RIVERFest!