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James Riverfest brings environmentally-focused activities to Jamestown Beach this month

James Riverfest will be Sept. 28, 2019. (WYDaily/Courtesy of James City County)
James Riverfest will be Sept. 28, 2019. (WYDaily/Courtesy of James City County)

Adults and children alike in James City County can get involved with promoting and protecting the James River during this year’s James Riverfest.

James Riverfest is a free and environmentally-focused event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at Jamestown Beach Event Park, according to a Facebook event.

The festival includes activities focused around protection and recreating on the James River. There will be hands-on activities for children, beach seining, water quality testing demonstrations, “touch tanks,” music and games. 

There will also be food and drinks available for purchase. 

The festival is cosponsored by James City County Parks and Recreation and the James River Association.

The event will be weather-permitting. If the weather is forecast to be inclement, those interested in going should call the Activities Hotline at 757-259-3232 to find out any changes in the schedule.

Jamestown Beach Event Park is at 2205 Jamestown Road.

More information is available by calling 757-259-4200.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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