River District Festival

Main Street and Bridge Street, Union Street and YMCA
Danville, VA 24541


About Us:

In 2011, the River District Festival was formed to celebrate the revitalization of the "river district" and historic downtown, as well as increase awareness and visibility of the area. The festival serves as an event to bring all members of the community together to enjoy art, music and learning and to celebrate what is happening in our region.

The festival has evolved into a three-day celebration with a Main Street business after hours, an art show, entertainment, Glow Run 5k and Half Marathon. Enjoy the merchants and restaurants of downtown while enjoying acoustic music, have a blast glowing through the river district with the glow run after dark. Head downtown on Saturday for a day filled full of fun, stop by our Showcase Alley to find out more about what is happening in our community and to shop local vendors. Explore the history and science behind the Dan River, learn about the cultures present in our community at the international showcase, and end the day with live entertainment in the Carrington Pavilion.

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