It’s all happening down on the Thames at the Richmond Riverside Festival, which is hosting a whole range of events this summer…
9 & 10 August - 11am–6pm Richmond Running Festival & Fitness Expo
This weekend launches the Richmond Running Festival and Fitness Expo which is at Old Deer Park on 21 September. 2012 Olympian, Scott Overall, will lead a free Richmond Running Festival training run on Saturday 9th at 10am. Scott was brought up in Strawberry Hill and has a personal best of 2 hours 10mins. Scott will also answer training questions. Throughout the day there will be sporting activities for different ages and abilities.
16 & 17 August - 1pm-8pm On The Edge
The riverside springs to life with the global sounds of world music and dance. On The Edge is a free two-day festival of live performances that will transport you to the far flung regions of the globe, bringing traditional beats and exotic summer sounds, including African, Creole, Moroccan, Latin and Reggae music.
23 & 24 and 30 & 31 August Duck Pond Market
Duck Pond Market offers locally made arts and crafts, gifts, vintage, homewares, clothing and a tempting array of locally made food and beverages.
6 & 7 September - 11am - 6pm Know your Place
Celebrating the wonderfully rich and varied history of Richmond upon Thames.
13 & 14 September - 11am - 6pm Celebration of Children
20 & 21 September - 11am - 6pm Duck Pond Market & Snooze and Circus Taster
27 September Great River Race
Known as London's River Marathon, the Great River Race is a spectacular boat race up the River Thames that attracts over 300 crews from all over the globe. The course is from Docklands to Ham House in Richmond and is a great fun day out for competitors and spectators alike.
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