Monday, March 30, 2009

Downtown Richmond Living Brings Access to Annual Events

As the trends in real estate turn more toward downtown living, one might find a great advantage in leasing an urban condo. Better access to annual events and festivals in your town in certainly a plus, especially if you decide to rent a condo in Richmond. This jewel of a southern city is constantly alive with music and arts, culinary celebrations and other social gatherings. If you’re looking for something to do in Richmond you’ll definitely have a full calendar with these popular attractions:

Virginia Wine Expo – This annual gathering of Virginia wine lovers happens in Richmond every February. Nearly 300 wines grown and bottled in the state (aptly nicknamed “Napa East”) are swirled, sampled, and savored, along with delicious eats from local chefs. Get your tickets early, because some seminars and luncheons do sell out quickly.

Richmond Chili-Off – Sometimes you experience a nip in the air in late April. That’s why we have the big annual Chili Cook-Off to warm us up! Each year a local rock radio station puts on the event with live music, games for the kids, and of course the spiciest chili this side of Texas! The location varies, so be sure to have 102.1 FM – The X on your dial in the early spring to find out more.

Richmond Folk Festival – a popular event held at Richmond’s downtown riverfront, the folk festival brings together artists from all over the world specializing in traditional and ethnic folk music, from Cajun and Appalachian to exotic African rhythms. Explore the world of homespun art and culinary delights, just steps from your door.

Richmond Vegetarian Festival – There’s no better time to think green, and eat green! The Annual Vegetarian Festival in Bryant Park is a great event if you’re interested in going meatless, and learning how a vegetarian diet can help your health as well as the environment.

Convenience to downtown and an enthusiasm for trying new things makes living in downtown Richmond an appealing prospect. If you lived here, you’d not only be home by now but you could be at any number of the city’s annual festivals in minutes without the hassle of parking! Come see what the city has to offer.

Kathryn Lively

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