May 31, 2018
Your Weekly Updates
The Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism is pleased to bring you Fred Focus, an e-newsletter that goes out every Thursday and keeps you up-to-date on Fredericksburg events and business news.
Many events upcoming in Fredericksburg
To add your event to, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
City starting downtown shuttle service

The City of Fredericksburg will offer a free downtown shuttle service on Friday and Saturday evenings between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. throughout this summer.

Read on (Fredericksburg ED blog)
Celebrate Virginia South auction today

More than 200 acres in Celebrate Virginia South are scheduled to be auctioned today at 1 p.m. in City Council Chambers, which are on the Hanover Street side of City Hall.   

EDA auctioning Caroline Street paintings

The six paintings that hung along Caroline Street for much of the past decade are being sold in a sealed-bid auction that will raise funds for future EDA public-art investments. The paintings are now on display in the Fredericksburg Visitor Center. Bids are due June 7 (one week from today!).

Read on (ED website)
Watch a video about the sale (YouTube)
What's coming to the ARB next month? 

Several projects will be in front of Fredericksburg's Architectural Review Board on June 11, including a revised One Hanover design, a new walk-up window at the 25 30 Espresso Shop and several business signs.

Read the public hearing agenda
Sounds of Summer lineup announced

The Fredericksburg Area Museum's (FAM) Sounds of Summer concert series in historic Market Square kicks off tomorrow and runs through September 28. 

Read on (Fredericksburg.Today)
Broadband survey extended

The City of Fredericksburg is seeking feedback on how, where and why our citizens and businesses use the Internet. Please weigh in through our survey. 

Take the survey
Kenmore Inn upgrades featured

This week's episode of "Freehling Finds" takes viewers inside The Kenmore Inn to show the recent improvements to the historic inn. 

Suggestions for a day in the 'Burg

Here, Virginia Living magazine offers some advice for how to spend a great day off in Fredericksburg. 

Read article
French travel agents visit Fredericksburg

EDT's Victoria Matthews led a tour of Fredericksburg on Tuesday for French travel agents visiting destinations in Washington, Virginia and Maryland. The Fredericksburg tour included lunch at The Confident Rabbit, a visit to the James Monroe Museum and a trip aboard Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg.    
What's i t like to #RunWithTheMarines?

Check out this great video showcasing the recently completed Marine Corps Historic Half in Fredericksburg. Perhaps this will give you inspiration to sign up for next year's race!  
BBQ tour of the 'Burg

Check out the below video offering a guide to where to find some great barbecue in Fredericksburg.

Watch the video (Grubbing News)
Property of the Week: 2571 Cowan Blvd. (Cowan Center)

1,200 s.f. available in commercial center near the Mary Washington Hospital campus with visibility to Cowan Boulevard. Tenants include medical, audio, optical, a pharmacy, personal training/fitness studio, hair salon, bank and Italian deli. Ideal location for additional medical and professional office uses and unique retail businesses.
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