Hammer & Ales is a family-friendly fundraiser event and community celebration of Richmond’s most impactful environmental organizations.

Saturday, June 12th

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Brown’s Island


Pets not permitted during event.

Party with a Purpose

Free & Open to the Public

Live Music

Deau Eyes

 Richmond-based indie rock queen with soulful siren-like melodies and cleverly crafted lyrics, Thibodeau takes you on a sonic romp laced with courage, confidence, and general badass-ery through loss and leaving.


The Prabir Trio is a rock and roll group from Richmond, VA. Kelli Strawbridge on drums and Russell Lacy on bass and Kenneka Cook on harmony vocals are the balancing act to Prabir’s erratic guitar and lyrics. This group puts all four very different musicians together in a very comfortable yet refreshing new setting. These songs are groove laden conversational chaos, just like life. 

Andrew Alli & Josh Small

Andrew and Josh provide a unique blend of acoustic blues, folk, and soul music with an honest and loving approach.


Park Furniture Build

Rally your friends, family, and colleagues to pitch in and build for a cause!

We’re kicking off Hammers & Ales with a a 3-hour volunteer project to build 70 picnic tables and benches for Richmond Parks & Rec. Register your team to build a picnic table, a bench or both!

The volunteer project begins at 12pm with groups having their own pre-set work station and facilitator ready to help. Stations will be spaced 20 ft. apart to accommodate COVID-safe physical distance. All groups MUST register and pay in advance, so reserve your group’s spot today! 

Registration cost covers the cost of materials and includes a Hammers & Ales swag bag featuring an event t-shirt, beer tickets, drink koozies, and stickers for each member of your team! 

Volunteer to Help Us Host a Great Party!

In order to keep Hammers & Ales a free public event, we depend on the support of volunteers at every phase from load-in to teardown. Volunteer shifts range from 2-4 hours and begin at different points in the morning and afternoon.  We’re sure to have an opportunity that fits your schedule. 

If you love a free t-shirt and working with a fun team of community do-gooders,  sign up for one of our volunteer opportunities today!

Local Beer

Väsen Brewing Company

Väsen beers combine the experimental spirit that defines American craft beer with the rustic and funky flavors of Belgian farmhouse and sour ales.

COVID-19 Precautions

We will observe the most current public health guidance from the Virginia Department of Health and encourage attendees to wear face coverings when interacting with staff and moving from group to group. 

Countdown to Hammers & Ales








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