"Gone To The Birds"
Richmond's Purple Martin Festival
DATE CHANGE: Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
at Richmond, Virginia's historic 17th Street Farmers’ Market
Come experience this unique urban event with us. Witness as thousands of Purple Martins swarm down into the Bradford Pear trees next to Richmond City's 17th Street Farmers’ Market (SEE VIDEO)! Shockoe Bottom is home to one of the only known urban bird festivals where onlookers are able to experience the phenomenon of Purple Martins rushing to roost in the heart of a city! Bring your family and friends, learn more about Purple Martins, cool off with purple gelato, Informational and Vendor Booths or stop by the local restaurants around the Farmers’ Market for dinner and a Purple Martini! (MAP)
Don’t miss this unique, local, natural wonder and family-friendly event!
• DATE CHANGE TO Saturday, August 24, 2013
• 2013 Informational and Vendor Booth Listing
• July 22, 2013 First Purple Martins starting to arrive at roost!
• Read Massey Bartolini's Paper about Puple Martins (PDF)