The Lynchburg Launch Festival

Percival’s Island

June 17, 2017 • 9 am – 1 pm

Kick off the James River Batteau Festival at the Lynchburg Launch Festival!

The James River Batteau Festival will launch from Lynchburg for the 32nd year and continue down the James River on an 8 day journey to Maidens Landing using replica late 18th & early 19th century cargo boats called James River Batteaux.

Watch the launch of the replica batteaux as they begin their journey down the river, and enjoy activities highlighting the history and ecology of the James River. Join us for live traditional music, environmental educational activities, craft activities  for children, a petting zoo, demonstrations, and local food trucks!

Did you Know?

JRA is planning to offer canoe & kayak trips and rentals out of Riveredge Park?

 What to Enjoy

Live Demonstrations & Vendors

Chair Caning
Children’s Activities
Live Music from The Mackenzies
Civil War Reenactors – Lynchburg Home Guard
Petting Zoo
Pottery/ Academy Center of the Arts
Old City Cemetery

Parking Map

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