Monday, February 26, 2024

Free events to celebrate Labor Day

Chickahominy Riverfront Park is hosting several events this weekend.(Kirsten Petersen/ WYDaily)
Chickahominy Riverfront Park is hosting several Labor Day events.(Kirsten Petersen/ WYDaily)

Make the most of what’s left of this rainy Labor Day weekend by taking part in free events hosted by James City County.

According to a news release, the county’s Department of Parks and Recreation will be hosting a series outdoor activities on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

The festivities begin Sunday at 8:30 p.m. with Movies Under the Stars, featuring a free screening of “No Good, Very Bad Day” (PG) at Chickahominy Riverfront Park. The event was rescheduled from Saturday due to Tropical Storm Hermine. Sunday’s screening is also weather permitting.

Guests are recommended to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. Children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Area residents are invited to enjoy the county’s public pools before they close for the year on Monday at 6 p.m. Upper County Park and Chickahominy Riverfront Park pools both feature shade structures, lounge chairs, snack bars and nearby playgrounds, the release stated.

The pools open at noon. Entry fees are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and children ages 6-17. Children five and younger swim for free.

The fun does not end on Labor Day. The James River Association will host another installment of its Interpretive Paddles kayaking series Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m.

The event allows for a maximum of 16 participants, so preregistration is required at or via email to Those who register will kayak Powhatan Creek and along Jamestown Island. Rental kayaks will be available.

For more information about upcoming events in the county, the Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Parks and Recreation Activity Brochure will be released on Sept. 7 and will include a complete list of James City County Parks and Recreation events.

The brochure will be available in all James City County parks, facilities, county government offices, and libraries, and will be available for download at the county’s website.

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