Fredericksburg, Virginia Economic Development & Tourism

Fredericksburg, Virginia Economic Development & Tourism The City of Fredericksburg's Department of Economic Development and Tourism welcomes you and your business. Visit us today at www.fredericksburgva.com.

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism works to create a positive business climate for Fredericksburg and to provide a single point of contact for business needs. The department supplies a comprehensive collection of services and information

Operating as usual

You can browse and shop over 80 vendors and crafters til 3pm today!
07/18/2021

You can browse and shop over 80 vendors and crafters til 3pm today!

As part of an initiative to tell a more complete story of Fredericksburg’s diverse community and history, the City of Fr...
07/18/2021
City, FAM partnering on initiative - Fredericksburg, VA

As part of an initiative to tell a more complete story of Fredericksburg’s diverse community and history, the City of Fredericksburg and the Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) have partnered to create a new FAM staff position, the Curator of African American History and Special Projects.

Learn more about the position and how to apply by reading the blog post below.

As part of an initiative to tell a more complete story of Fredericksburg’s diverse community and history, the City of Fredericksburg and the Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) have partnered to create a new FAM staff position, the Curator of African American History and Special Projects.

Cruise around town in the free trolley tonight until 8:30pm.Details ⬇️visitfred.com/aroundtowntrolley📷 IG: andre.william...
07/17/2021

Cruise around town in the free trolley tonight until 8:30pm.
Details ⬇️
visitfred.com/aroundtowntrolley

📷 IG: andre.williams.52056

Cruise around town in the free trolley tonight until 8:30pm.
Details ⬇️
visitfred.com/aroundtowntrolley

📷 IG: andre.williams.52056

Happy 🖐!   🥳
07/17/2021

Happy 🖐! 🥳

E̶m̶p̶l̶o̶y̶e̶e̶. M̶a̶n̶a̶g̶e̶r̶. 💪 Owner.

🥳 Celebrating FIVE YEARS of ownership and it feels so good. Many thanks and blessings to everyone who has supported Taste Oil Vinegar Spice on this journey!

Interior Spaces of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania's National Military Parks are scheduled to reopen to visitors! #Visit...
07/17/2021
Interior spaces reopening at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania NMP - Fredericksburg, VA

Interior Spaces of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania's National Military Parks are scheduled to reopen to visitors!

#VisitFred

Interior spaces including the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, Chatham Manor, and the Jackson Death Site are scheduled to reopen to visitors at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. The Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center will remain closed until construction on t...

601 Lafayette Blvd., the former site of Roxbury Mills, is back on the market. The Rappahannock Area Community Services B...
07/16/2021
Former Roxbury Mills property back on the market - Fredericksburg, VA

601 Lafayette Blvd., the former site of Roxbury Mills, is back on the market. The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board has listed the site for $4.5 million.

The site (zoned in the Creative Maker District) contains 1.66 acres with a brick barn, stucco warehouse, brick office, and old greenhouse.

The former site of the Roxbury Mills business at 601 Lafayette Blvd. in Fredericksburg is for sale again.

07/15/2021
Fredericksburg Summer 2021 Restaurant Week

Eat local. Support Local. Celebrate Summer Restaurant Week 2021 in Fredericksburg! 🎉

See partipating restaurants and menus-
🍽️ fxbgrw.com

#fxbgrw #FXBGRestaurantWeek #LoveFXBG #SupportLocal #EatLocal #FXBGVA #FredericksburgVA #VisitFred

The 17th annual Itty Bitty City Scavenger Hunt has returned to the 'Burg 🕵️ From now until September 8, hunt for 39 myst...
07/14/2021

The 17th annual Itty Bitty City Scavenger Hunt has returned to the 'Burg 🕵️ From now until September 8, hunt for 39 mystery landmarks around downtown Fredericksburg!

View clues, map boundaries, and rules-
🔍 fredericksburg.upickem.net/engine/Welcome.aspx?contestid=733517

📍 Pick up a scavenger hunt score sheet from today's edition of the Free Lance-Star (July 14) or from the FXBG Visitor Center

Grab a friend and some good walking shoes and start hunting!

#ScavengerHunt #FXBGVA #FredericksburgVA #VisitFred #FamilyFun #LoveFXBG #IttyBittyCity

The 17th annual Itty Bitty City Scavenger Hunt has returned to the 'Burg 🕵️ From now until September 8, hunt for 39 mystery landmarks around downtown Fredericksburg!

View clues, map boundaries, and rules-
🔍 fredericksburg.upickem.net/engine/Welcome.aspx?contestid=733517

📍 Pick up a scavenger hunt score sheet from today's edition of the Free Lance-Star (July 14) or from the FXBG Visitor Center

Grab a friend and some good walking shoes and start hunting!

#ScavengerHunt #FXBGVA #FredericksburgVA #VisitFred #FamilyFun #LoveFXBG #IttyBittyCity

07/14/2021
New option to satisfy your ice cream needs in Downtown Fredericksburg

In this week's episode of #FreehlingFinds, Bill checks out new ice cream shop that is now open at 607 William Street in Liberty Place! 🍦

Blue Cow Ice Cream Co. has a great way to help you make your choice for favorite flavor with a sample taste or by ordering a "flight" of four smaller portions. Owner Jason Kiser gives us a tour, describes the ice-cream production process and makes us a fresh waffle cone!

📍 BlueCowIceCream.com

#FXBGVA #FredericksburgVA #VisitFred

💪 Don't call it a comeback! Virginia is once again America's "Top State for Business," according to the CNBC's recently ...
07/14/2021

💪 Don't call it a comeback!

Virginia is once again America's "Top State for Business," according to the CNBC's recently released annual competitiveness rankings. It's the fifth time #Virginia has topped the rankings, and we're the first state to receive the recognition two years in a row.

CNBC scores states using ten categories, including Cost of Doing Business, Infrastructure, Workforce and metrics on "diversity, sustainability and connectivity," new additions for 2021. Virginia scored 1,587 out of 2,500 possible points, scoring strongest in Education.

👉 Read more about the rankings by tapping cnb.cx/3kgNnS8.

💪 Don't call it a comeback!

Virginia is once again America's "Top State for Business," according to the CNBC's recently released annual competitiveness rankings. It's the fifth time #Virginia has topped the rankings, and we're the first state to receive the recognition two years in a row.

CNBC scores states using ten categories, including Cost of Doing Business, Infrastructure, Workforce and metrics on "diversity, sustainability and connectivity," new additions for 2021. Virginia scored 1,587 out of 2,500 possible points, scoring strongest in Education.

👉 Read more about the rankings by tapping cnb.cx/3kgNnS8.

Coming this summer to Central Park shopping center.... 🧀Chuck E. Cheese!📍1280 Central Park Blvd#FXBGVA #FredericksburgVA...
07/13/2021

Coming this summer to Central Park shopping center.... 🧀
Chuck E. Cheese!

📍1280 Central Park Blvd

#FXBGVA #FredericksburgVA #ChuckECheese

Coming this summer to Central Park shopping center.... 🧀
Chuck E. Cheese!

📍1280 Central Park Blvd

#FXBGVA #FredericksburgVA #ChuckECheese

07/12/2021
Congratulations to FXBG Fun winner, Rachel!

Congratulations to one of FXBG Fun's 2nd Quarter winners, Rachel! 🥳

We had to ask Rachel..... what was your favorite part about playing FXBG Fun?

Create your FXBG Fun passport to earn points and win 3rd Quarter prizes-
📍 bit.ly/3e0SeC8

#ShopLocal #FXBGFun #LoveFXBG #FredericksburgVA #VisitFred

07/11/2021

We love this annual tradition! 🔎

Summer Restaurant Week is coming back to The 'Burg! 🍽️Between July 23 and August 1, celebrate our unique local restauran...
07/11/2021

Summer Restaurant Week is coming back to The 'Burg! 🍽️

Between July 23 and August 1, celebrate our unique local restaurant community by picking up a Restaurant Week Passport at the FXBG Visitor Center.
After dining at 5 restaurants and getting a passport stamp at each location, bring your passport back to the Visitor Center to be entered in a drawing for a $250 Downtown Main Street gift card! 🥳

📍 FredericksburgRestaurantWeek.com

#FXBGRW #FXBGRestaurantWeek #EatLocal #FXBGVA #FredericksburgVA #RestaurantWeek

Summer Restaurant Week is coming back to The 'Burg! 🍽️

Between July 23 and August 1, celebrate our unique local restaurant community by picking up a Restaurant Week Passport at the FXBG Visitor Center.
After dining at 5 restaurants and getting a passport stamp at each location, bring your passport back to the Visitor Center to be entered in a drawing for a $250 Downtown Main Street gift card! 🥳

📍 FredericksburgRestaurantWeek.com

#FXBGRW #FXBGRestaurantWeek #EatLocal #FXBGVA #FredericksburgVA #RestaurantWeek

To infinity and beyond at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center today!
07/10/2021

To infinity and beyond at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center today!

Come check out the Toy Story crew! 🤠🚀🦖
Strider CosplayIron Knight Cosplay Bobkatss Kitten Cosplay & Photography

07/10/2021
FXBG Diverse City- Pride Month

June marked the final month of this year's FXBG Diverse City program, where we honored Pride Month in Fredericksburg. We interviewed the owner and founder of Skin+Touch Therapy Spa, EDA member Will Mackintosh, the owners of Joshua Lawrence Salon, and featured Fredericksburg PRIDE 🏳️‍🌈

Thank you for supporting the businesses you love, and cheering on businesses you’ve just discovered.

However you can, in ways big or small, lend support to diverse Fredericksburg businesses, who contribute so much to our vibrant community.

Read the full interviews from the program on VisitFred.com
👉 bit.ly/DiverseCityVF

#LoveFXBG #FXBGDiverseCity #SupportLocal #FredericksburgVA #FXBGVA #PrideMonth

Riverfront Park Update: After more than a decade of planning, Fredericksburg's newest park is expecting to begin its fir...
07/09/2021

Riverfront Park Update:

After more than a decade of planning, Fredericksburg's newest park is expecting to begin its first phase of opening late this summer!

Read more about the project-
bit.ly/3AIAmXe

#FXBGVA #FredericksburgVA #SmartPark

Riverfront Park Update:

After more than a decade of planning, Fredericksburg's newest park is expecting to begin its first phase of opening late this summer!

Read more about the project-
bit.ly/3AIAmXe

#FXBGVA #FredericksburgVA #SmartPark

07/08/2021
Want to build a project out of wood in Fredericksburg?

In this week’s edition of #FreehlingFinds, we take a tour of The Workshop, LLC with founding partner, Tim Eggers. Tim describes the equipment available for use and the classes you can attend to learn how to properly use the equipment and actually build your own project!

📍 fredworkshop.com
📍 1104 Summit Street, Fredericksburg, VA.

#FXBGVA #VisitFred #FredericksburgVA #SupportLocal #LoveFXBG #WoodWorkshop

A public meeting is scheduled to discuss the future of Fredericksburg's Celebrate Virginia and Central Park. Residents, ...
07/08/2021
Meeting to discuss future of Celebrate Virginia, Central Park - Fredericksburg, VA

A public meeting is scheduled to discuss the future of Fredericksburg's Celebrate Virginia and Central Park. Residents, property owners, and businesses are encouraged to attend and give feedback as a part of the City's Small Area Planning Process.

Aspects of this plan include:
- A focus on the Rappahannock Riverfront, including a “Wild Riverfront Park”
- Updates to interstate access planning
- The next evolution of streets and roads
- Pedestrian, bicycle and transit connections throughout the area
- A special events and tourism district around the new stadium
- Expanded open spaces building on existing features
- A short-, medium-, and long-term vision for a Central Square concept in some of the underutilized portions of the area
- A transect-based land-use plan

🗓️ July 14
⏰ 6:30 pm
📍 Club-level at the Fredericksburg Nationals stadium

A public meeting is planned July 14 at the Fredericksburg Nationals stadium to discuss the future of the Celebrate Virginia and Central Park areas of the city.

07/07/2021

#LoveFXBG

The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation (HFFI) recently received a large donation of three plots of land in Spotsylvania ...
07/07/2021
HFFI receives large land donation - Fredericksburg, VA

The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation (HFFI) recently received a large donation of three plots of land in Spotsylvania County totaling 12 acres, which includes a cemetery, basement ruins of a historic house, and two historic “Witness Trees."

Thanks to donor and longtime HFFI member Rebecca Campbell Light, HFFI will have the ability to sell the land with restricted preservation covenants.

The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation Inc. (HFFI) will receive gifts of three plots of land in Spotsylvania County totaling more than 12 acres.

Walk along the Heritage Trail between now and September to read the new StoryWalk book, Alex's Day on the Rappahannock, ...
07/06/2021

Walk along the Heritage Trail between now and September to read the new StoryWalk book, Alex's Day on the Rappahannock, written by students from the University of Mary Washington College of Education! 📖

#LoveFXBG #StoryWalk #VisitFred #FXBGVA

It is time once again for a new story on the Fredericksburg StoryWalk®️ and this is an extra special one! This past semester, students in University of Mary Washington's EDUC 311 were hard at work developing a children's book specifically for our community and the StoryWalk®️. Take a walk with the family along the Rappahannock River Heritage Trail to check out Alex's Day on the Rappahannock now through September. This story is all about Alex discovering more about our Rappahannock River, how to enjoy it safely, and how take care of it. Thank you EDUC 311 students for all your hard work on this project!

The Fredericksburg StoryWalk®️ is located along the Heritage Trail and Caroline Street between Old Mill Park and Ford Street.

UMW Center for Community Engagement

#fxbgstorywalk #lovefxbg #fxbgva #fxbgparks #fredpre

Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for this summer fun!
07/05/2021

Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for this summer fun!

Tomorrow is the last day to reserve FAM’s History in a Bag: Batter Up! This take-home camp bag includes fun crafts, STEM projects, and games inspired by Fredericksburg’s exciting baseball history. These activities are designed to keep kids entering 1st- 6th grade and their families entertained for an entire weekend.

Batter Up bags are $10 for FAM members and $15 for non-members. Please visit (https://fredericksburg-area-museum.square.site/shop/4 ) to reserve a take-home bag. History bags pick-up is July 14th between 9am – 12pm and 2 pm -7pm at the FAM (907 Princess Anne St).

History in a Bag: Batter Up! is generously sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Fredericksburg.

Happy 4th of July!!! 🇺🇸We are hanging out at the #FredNats stadium today! Stop by and say 👋 and see all the fun things y...
07/04/2021

Happy 4th of July!!! 🇺🇸
We are hanging out at the #FredNats stadium today! Stop by and say 👋 and see all the fun things you can do in #FxbgVa!

Visit Fred

Happy 4th of July!!! 🇺🇸
We are hanging out at the #FredNats stadium today! Stop by and say 👋 and see all the fun things you can do in #FxbgVa!

Visit Fred

07/03/2021
Have FUN with Washington Heritage Museums

We're excited to welcome Washington Heritage Museums as the newest #FXBGFun partner for Quarter 3! 🎉

Stop by the Rising Sun Tavern Museum, Mary Washington House, and Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop and pick up an FXBG Fun ticket for points on your passport!

Create your passport to start earning points and winning local prizes!
📍 bit.ly/3e0SeC8

#FXBGVA #PlaytoWin #FredericksburgVA #VisitFred #HistoryLover #LoveFXBG

It's First Friday! Tonight from 5pm - 8:30pm there are 2 trolleys cruising around to drive you to the art galleries and ...
07/02/2021

It's First Friday! Tonight from 5pm - 8:30pm there are 2 trolleys cruising around to drive you to the art galleries and through town.
Come out and enjoy a free ride on this beautiful evening!

It's First Friday! Tonight from 5pm - 8:30pm there are 2 trolleys cruising around to drive you to the art galleries and through town.
Come out and enjoy a free ride on this beautiful evening!

Fredericksburg's La Petite Auberge turns 40 this month! 🎂 🎈⚠️ Update: Tickets have sold out! Mark your calendars for Jul...
07/02/2021

Fredericksburg's La Petite Auberge turns 40 this month! 🎂 🎈

⚠️ Update: Tickets have sold out!
Mark your calendars for July 20 from 6-9 pm for an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and music. Tickets are $75 and the proceeds will go to Loisann's Hope House.

Tickets can be purchased at the restaurant-
📍 311 William Street

Fredericksburg's La Petite Auberge turns 40 this month! 🎂 🎈

⚠️ Update: Tickets have sold out!
Mark your calendars for July 20 from 6-9 pm for an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and music. Tickets are $75 and the proceeds will go to Loisann's Hope House.

Tickets can be purchased at the restaurant-
📍 311 William Street

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner visited the new Fredericksburg Nationals stadium this morning to see the facility firsthand and pr...
07/01/2021
Warner visits FredNats stadium to pitch relief plan - Fredericksburg, VA

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner visited the new Fredericksburg Nationals stadium this morning to see the facility firsthand and promote a federal relief plan that could help the home team.

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner visited the new FredNats stadium on Thursday to see the facility firsthand and promote a federal relief plan that could help the home team.

Did someone say Movie Night at Dixon Park? 🍿Join Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation, & Events for a FREE screening Raya an...
06/29/2021

Did someone say Movie Night at Dixon Park? 🍿

Join Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation, & Events for a FREE screening Raya and the Last Dragon!

#FXBGVA #VisitFred #SummerFun

Did someone say Movie Night at Dixon Park? 🍿

Join Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation, & Events for a FREE screening Raya and the Last Dragon!

#FXBGVA #VisitFred #SummerFun

Lowe's in Central Park  is expanding! Plans have been submitted to build a 3,000-square-foot expansion to the northeast ...
06/28/2021
Lowe's to expand Fredericksburg store - Fredericksburg, VA

Lowe's in Central Park is expanding! Plans have been submitted to build a 3,000-square-foot expansion to the northeast side off the building.

The home improvement giant submitted plans to the City of Fredericksburg to build a 3,000-square-foot expansion on the northeast side of the existing building.

Foode and Mercantile owner Beth Black has been re-appointed to Fredericksburg's Economic Development Authority for a sec...
06/27/2021
Beth Black reappointed to FXBG EDA - Fredericksburg, VA

Foode and Mercantile owner Beth Black has been re-appointed to Fredericksburg's Economic Development Authority for a second four-year term.

Read the blog below for a recap of the EDA's work during Beth Black's time as chair.

City Council at its Tuesday night meeting named Black to a second four-year term

Address

Visitor Center - 706 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA
22401

General information

The Visitor Center is closed until August 4. For tourism info: https://www.visitfred.com/ The department works with the regional tourism partnership and works to attract visitation to the city. Economic development staff provide information and assistance with the city's technology zones, tourism zones, arts and cultural district, the grant programs of the Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority, other incentives and sources of business development support in the region, and help on opening a business in the City of Fredericksburg.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Telephone

(540) 372-1216

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