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Two annual events return to Riverwalk Landing this May

(Courtesy York County)
(WYDaily/Courtesy York County)

YORKTOWN — Riverwalk Landing will be busy the first weekend in May.

Two events will be held at Riverwalk Landing on May 1 & 2, according to a press release from York County.

The annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival returns May 1 in two separate segments for social distancing purposes.

The first runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the second will be held from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

In both time slots, guests can sample more than 30 craft beers and as well as local barbeque while listening to blues musicians from across Hampton Roads.

Breweries that will be serving beer include:

  • Alewerks Brewing Company
  • Billsburg Brewery
  • Bull Island Brewing Company
  • Golden Road Brewing
  • Breckenridge Brewery
  • Blue Point Brewery
  • Caiseal Beer & Spirits Co.
  • Devils Backbone Brewing Company
  • Elysian Brewing St. George Brewing Company
  • That Damn Mary Brewing Company
  • The Original Larry’s Hard Lemonade Brewing Co.
  • Tradition Brewing Company

Online ticket sales will be capped to adhere to Gov. Northam’s executive order limiting the number of attendees in outdoor events.

Tickets can be purchased here. Face masks will be required.

Blues, Brews and BBQ’s sponsors include York County, Atlantic Union Bank, Water Street Grille, and State Farm Agent Mark Irwin.

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The following day (May 2), Riverwalk Landing will host the 8th-annual Art at the River juried art show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More than 40 local artists will display their work, including paintings, photographs, jewelry, pottery and woodworks.

Attendees will vote on the People’s Choice Award.

At 10 a.m., the Fifes and Drums of York Town will perform, followed by Audio Portrait at 11 a.m.

The juried art show is sponsored by the Art at the River Committee, York County and the Yorktown Foundation.

Parking for both events is available for free at the Riverwalk Landing Parking Terrace. The free Yorktown Trolley runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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