Enjoy Richmond and Petersburg Spring & Summer Festivals

There is an abundance of upcoming spring and summer festivals in the Richmond, Hampton & Petersburg areas this year! Whether you’re looking for something new, something local, fun for the kids, or entertainment for adults – there’s a festival for you to enjoy!

Dogwood Wine Festival

http://wineforcures.com/dogwoodwinefestival/

April 23rd

Reynolds Building – Richmond, VA

A fun outdoor event for you and your friends, participating in the Dogwood Wine Festival also helps fund cancer research through the Wine for Cures public charity. With over 60 wine exhibits everyone is bound to find something tasty!

Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/MothersDayWeekendCelebration/

May 6-8th

Lewis Ginter Gardens – Richmond, VA

The weekend celebration of Mom kicks off on Friday, May 6 with National Public Gardens Day. This day is designed to promote awareness of public gardens. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will have its historic Bloemendaal House open to the public from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with free tours by knowledgeable Garden Guides where you can learn more about the history of the property as the Lakeside Wheel (or bicycle) Club built in the 1890s.  The celebration continues throughout the weekend.

Disney’s The Lion King at Altria Theater

http://www.richmond-theater.com/theaters/altria-theater/the-lion-king

April 19th through May 8th

Enjoy this Disney Classic at Altria Theater in Richmond with the whole family!  Over 80 million tickets sold to this spectacular stage performance of an unforgettable tale.  The Lion King has won six Tony Awards to include Best Musical and is recommended for children ages six and older.  If you enjoy Broadway productions and theatrical storytelling, you won’t want to miss this!

East Coast Triathlon Festival

http://www.endorphinfitness.com/races-events/east-coast-triathlon-festival/

May 1st

The Liberty University Online Academy East Coast Triathlon Festival is a full day triathlon event on May 1, 2016 with races for all ages and experience levels.  All races are completed on a course completely closed to traffic with multiple loops encircling the viewing area so that it is very spectator friendly. The course is perfect for the beginner of all ages. Bring your entire family out to race and make sure to watch the Youth & Junior Elite Race as well as this is only one of three in the country and will host 300 of the top 13-19 year old athletes in North America who are on the US Olympic track as they race head-to-head. Come be part of the most unique triathlon experience in the country.

 41st Annual Richmond Greek Festival

http://www.greekfestival.com/

June 2nd – 5th

Join the celebration this year at the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral from Thursday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 5th, 2016.  There will be plenty of food, music, and dancing and entertainment for the whole family!   There will be a tour of the sanctuary along with beautiful art, jewelry and amazing finds in the International Bazaar.

Innsbrook Pavilion After Hours Presents Jake Owen

http://innsbrookafterhours.com/concert-schedule/jake-owen/

July 15th, Doors open at 5:00 pm

“Guided by sheer musical instinct, a drive for self-improvement and a willingness to experiment, the singer-songwriter has crafted Barefoot Blue Jean Night as one of the most innovative and refreshing country collections of the year.” Come see Jake Owen live at Innsbrook Pavilion in Glen Allen!

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Butterflies Live Exhibit

http://www.lewisginter.org/event/butterflies-live/2016-04-15/

Friday, April 15, 2016 – Sunday, October 9, 2016

Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and is geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and life cycles.

Spring Event Planning

Our winter celebrations have come and gone and before you know it the weather will start getting warmer, with spring events in full swing! Whether you are planning an outdoor wedding, a St. Patrick’s Day event, or even a community Easter Egg Hunt, there is much planning to be done – including plans for portable toilets or restroom trailers!

Follow our tips below to help you plan for your portable restroom needs.

  • Start With The Number of People Expected

It is extremely important to determine the right ratio of bathroom to guests for your big event. You certainly don’t want to waste people’s time standing in lines while they could be having fun! It is also important to adjust your type of portable restroom to the specific event you will be having. The variations in portable restrooms can be suited towards your event, whether it be very casual or more elegant.

  • Determine What Sort of Food and Beverages Will Be Served

If you are planning to have a 3-course meal or simply a popcorn stand, you will still want to be sure to have restrooms available for the attendees. Determining what type of food and especially what type of beverages will be consumed can factor into how many portable restrooms you will need. If there will be plenty of food and plenty of drinks (especially alcohol!) you may want consider renting more portable restrooms than you first estimated.

  • Contact Our Team at Edmunds

Regardless of your portable restroom needs, our team at Edmunds will be able to assist you in your planning. Our staff is ready to answer your questions and to help ensure you have exactly what you need for your outdoor event.

By following these steps in planning for your spring event, you are ensuring your guests are comfortable and ready to have a great time. We, at Edmunds, are ready to help you plan the best event possible! Contact us today!

The Details (including Restroom Trailers) Can Make or Break Your Event

Whatever kind of outdoor event you are planning, take considerable time and effort in planning all the important details.

Here are some helpful tips for making your next outdoor gathering a huge success:

Balance creativity and sensitivity.

People tend to think of outdoor events on sprawling lawns or backyards, but you can also plan the perfect outdoor event at local historic sites, forest locales, and city parks. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination; just check to see if your ideal outdoor event location requires permits.

What great outdoor event doesn’t have food? Consider convenient snacks and finger foods that can be eaten without too much mess or utensils. Hors d’oeuvres, fresh vegetables, and stuffed savory or sweet pastries are delicious, and can be catered and consumed easily.

Don’t forget the amenities!

If you’re having an outdoor event, it’s important to think about lighting (for longer/evening events), trash, and toilets. Solar lamps are a great way to extend a daytime party for a few more hours without tripping over power cords, and can be easily found in home improvement stores. Trash receptacles are often overlooked but important to any outdoor event and, if your venue doesn’t provide them, it’s important to make sure you have enough bins to handle your party’s litter.

Last, but not least, consider what kind of restroom facilities your venue has, and when/where they are available. For many outdoor locations, bringing in luxury restroom trailers may be the easiest, most comfortable fit for your event and your guests. (click here to learn more about portable restroom trailers)

You want your guests to feel important and taken care of. Providing luxury right down to the restroom toilets can make your event one everyone will remember.

How to Pick the Right Restroom Trailer for Your Event

Whether you’re planning at outdoor wedding, party, or corporate outdoor event, it’s important to choose the restroom trailer that’s the best fit for your occasion.

Restroom trailers offer a sophisticated facility with flushable toilets, porcelain sinks, mirrored vanities, climate control, stereo systems, and appropriate décor, making them the perfect, considerate addition to your outdoor event.

When choosing what size trailer you should order, it’s important to consider several factors: the number of guests, the ratio of men to women, duration of your event, and the amount of food and beverages served.

Our team at Edmunds can assist you in determining the best solution for your special event (just give us a call at 804.478.4688).

We offer six different types of luxury restroom trailer, each in multiple sizes, from the smaller Cottage Series with 2 toilet stalls and 1 urinal to the largest Black Tie Series unit, with 4 toilet stalls and 2 urinals. Visit our FAQ pages for more details, or contact our team to discuss your needs today!