The Lynchburg Launch Festival
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!
What to Enjoy
Live Demonstrations & Vendors
Live Music from The Mackenzies
Civil War Reenactors – Lynchburg Home Guard
Pottery/ Academy Center of the Arts
Old City Cemetery