There is a lot happening in the River District! Be sure to scroll all the way down to get all the details.
River District News
Start - Up Slam
The first RDA Start-Up Slam was fun and inspiring. Nine community members got up and told us about their dreams and ideas for our community. We had people talking about vegan food, New Orleans soul food, drone services, an arts district, sensory toys and products, weight-loss products, and a way to connect our community!

Jody Fitzpatrick from Connect Danville went home with the door money, but even more important were the connections and relationships everyone built. We all met someone new, and learned something new!
Mornings on Main
Mornings on Main
Monday, July 25th @ 10 am

In-person and virtual - RSVP Please!
Topic: River District Arts Festival, organized by Ruby B. Archie Library. Special guests Russel Carter and Jessica Austin.
About this Festival
The mission of this Arts Festival is to celebrate the written, visual, and performance arts, to showcase the many talented artists of Danville, and to highlight the beauty of the River District. While this is an inaugural event, we hope that this festival will take root and expand throughout the years, reflecting Danville’s growth over time.

Get Involved
This year, the festival will take place from September 22 to 24 (additional dates may be added if needed) and will culminate with an interpretive performance of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” at Union Street Park presented by Dean Knight of the Richmond Poe Museum.

River District merchants and community partners interested in hosting a workshop, performance, class, or event that embodies the arts and the mission of the festival can request inclusion to the festival calendar by submitting the information via email to
Meet our special guests:
Jessica Austin, Technical Services Librarian, is a Maryland native who has happily called Danville “home” since 2014. She made a career of her passion of reading, and has been employed in private, public and academic libraries for over twenty years. Jessica and her rescue pup, Lucy, enjoy walking the Riverwalk Trail or in the woods at Angler’s Park while listening to audiobooks.  
Russell Carter, director of the Danville Public Library System, grew up in Pittsylvania County where he attended Dan River High School and later, Averett University. He has been with the Parks Department for 10 years and has spent the last three as library director. When he’s not at work or reading, Russell enjoys spending time with his wife, Heather, and their two boys, Gabriel and Colton. They enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, and scouting.
Missed the May Mornings on Main with Jude Swanson from House of Hope, and Josh Hearne from Danville Regional Foundation?

Watch it on our YouTube Channel!
Danville Pittsylvania County Tourism Survey
Whether you’ve lived here your entire life or are a relative newcomer to the area, we want to hear from you, the people who work, play, and raise their families in the Danville and Pittsylvania area.

Help us shape a tourism marketing program that tells our story and supports your hometown. Take the 15-minute survey at
June Community Events
The River District Spotlight
Check out our new monthly video series highlighting River District Businesses, Food, Music, Arts and Entertainment and more!
Danville Wednesday Farmer's Market Now Open!
629 Craghead Street
The Wednesday market runs July-August on Wednesday's from 1pm - 6pm.
4th of July Celebration
Monday, July 4th
Carrington Pavillion
629 Craghead Street
6 pm - Doors Open
7:30 pm - Seven 'Til Sunrise Band Performs
Dusk - Fire works!
Music at the Market
Community Market
629 Craghead Street
Start your weekend on Thursday nights by attending the FREE Music at the Market concert series.
Justin Moore in Concert
Carrington Pavillion
July 16th, 6:30 pm
Justin Moore returns to Danville three years after his last concert. His new album, Greatest Hits, is available now!! Moore has multiple #1 hits and has released five studio albums! Moore is well-known for his live show performances.
River District Announcements and Promotions
Visit the River District Event Calendar to find community events, art classes, live music shows, and more...

Know of something not listed? submit an event.

(RDA may still make decisions about which events can be included in the calendar - thank you for understanding!)
River District Announcements and Ribbon Cuttings
Smokestack Theatre Company

July 7th, 12pm

319 Lynn Street
Moss Mountain Outfitters

July 8th, 12 pm

326 Main Street, Suite 102
River City Printing Solutions

July 12th, 10 am

511 Memorial Drive
River District Market

July 16th, 12pm - 4pm

Ballad Brewing
600 Craghead Street
Model Workshop

July 10th, 1pm - 6pm

The Fashion Haus
525 Lynn Street #107

Investment: $100
Haus Member Investment: $75

90's Throw Black Party!

July 15th, 6pm - 9pm

Wear your retro 90's gear in ALL BLACK!

Cottontail Weddings and Events - 600 Craghead Street

What is the River District Association?
Do you want to be a part of a thriving River District? RDA takes Board of Directors applications all year long. Fill out an interest form to be considered for the next board opening!
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