• Scenic Beauty

    A Paddler’s Haven

    From peaceful flatwater to rolling Class IV rapids, the James offers paddling opportunities for people of all abilities.

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27th Annual James River Parade of Lights – BOATERS NEEDED

Summer has ended, but there is still plenty of boating fun to be had by participating in the 27th Annual James River Parade of Lights on Dec. 14.

Each year, boaters decorate their vessels and parade down the James River to mark the festive holiday season. Participants must register their boats to participate in the parade. Viewing sites are available in Chesterfield and Henrico counties and the city of Richmond. For more information…

James River Parade of Lights

The James River Parade of Lights, which is sponsored by the James River Advisory Council, is one of the region’s most cherished holiday events. Each year, on the second Saturday in Dec., boaters beautifully decorated their vessels to sparkle the James River.

2019 James River Regional Cleanup

Thanks to everyone who participated on Sept. 14! Here are the results.

While this year’s cleanup may be over, commemorative T-shirts are available for a limited time.

James River Days 

The 2019 James River Days brochure is your key to river fun from April through October. It lists hundreds of upcoming activities in and around the James. Find the brochure at local libraries, parks and recreation departments, and select retailers. Or, download the electronic version.