Things to Do If You Are Attending Focused Blogging Conference 2018

The RVA is constantly making the Top List!

If you will be attending the Focused Blogging Conference in Richmond, Virginia this year, let me be one of the first to welcome you to the Capital City or #RVA as it’s known.

The RVA is an absolutely amazing city, and I’m proud to have called it home since 1992. There is so much to see and do in our city, that I wanted to make sure you had a fairly comprehensive list of everything possible. If you find yourself with some free time before or after the conference, I sincerely hope you take the opportunity to visit a few of the items on our list!

At Focused Blogging Conference you’ll learn from qualified mentors who are experts in their field and your peers how to increase traffic, leverage leads and scale income.

The conference is being held at the Omni Hotel Richmond from Wednesday, July 11th at 5PM Eastern through July 14, 2018 at 6PM Eastern. Attendees are responsible for their own hotel ticket; however, a block of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at a discounted rate. 

Tickets can be purchased from the Focused Blogging Conference website. You can purchase a General Ticket or go for a VIP Ticket. The General Tickets are valued at $3,749 for just $475. The VIP Tickets are valued at $5,149 for just $997.

You can stay up-to-date on all the latest information and announcements via the website and you can stay in contact via Twitter and Facebook.

Planning to check out some of the events around town? Well you are going to need a method of travel if not within walking distance. Here are a few of our favorite ways to get around the city!

Here you will find a collection of great articles about the #RVA region – everything from mini-vacation and city guides to restaurants and more that made it into “best of” lists from a variety of sources!

Below you will find a selection of events happening in the Richmond area as well during the week of July 9-15, 2018. We will update this information as new events are scheduled!

Tuesday Kid's Day at Berkeley Plantation

July 10th – Tuesday Kid’s Day at Berkeley Plantation, located at 12602 Harrison Landing Road, Charles City VA 23030. Children ages 16 and under are admitted free with a paying adult ($12/adult). Learn 18th century history, explore the gardens and grounds, see our ninth president’s birthplace and walk the same floors as our founding fathers.

WWI Centennial Exhibition

WWI America is the largest traveling exhibition about the Great War and the Virginia Museum of History & Culture is its only scheduled stop on the east coast! This exhibition — featuring more than 100 objects, powerful multimedia presentations, and interactive experiences—focuses on the war as a transformational event. Themes such as immigration and migration, racial conflict, women’s rights, labor struggles, challenges to civil liberties, and the meaning of citizenship are explored. Located at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220.

The Secret Life of a Victorian House at Maymont

July 12, 2018 from 12:30PM to 1:30PM – The Secret Life of a Victorian House at Maymont, located at 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, VA 23220. The Dooleys’ housemaid brings the mansion to life during a family-friendly tour of the upstairs and downstairs of their grand home. Climb the backstairs to discover hidden doors and bells as you experience life and work on the estate 100 years ago. $6/person.

Liberty or Death Reenactments at St. John's Church

July 15, 2018 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM – Liberty or Death Reenactments at St. John’s Church located at 2401 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23223. See Patrick Henry’s famous Liberty or Death Speech. 9 costumed actors portray delegates, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Take photos with the delegates after the show.

July 14 - 6th Annual Smoke and Vine Festival

July 14th – 6th Annual Smoke & Vine Festival. Get all the details on the Facebook Events page.

Movies in the Park

July 13th – Join us for Movies in the Park at 7PM to see Cars 3. Get all the details on the Facebook Events page.

2018 Bring It! LIVE Tour

July 15th – Bring It! LIVE at the Altria Theater beginning at 7PM. Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, the stars of Lifetime’s hit series Bring It! will be returning to Richmond with an all new “Bring It! Live” 2018 summer tour. Audiences across the nation are enamored by the fierce, original, high-octane performances that inspire fans of all ages and leave them clamoring for more. With hotter-than-ever, never-before-seen performances on deck for the 2018 tour, there has never been a better time for Bring It! fans. Get all the details on the Facebook Events page.


If you are attending the Focused Blogging Conference this year, I want to make sure that you have all the best that Richmond has to offer right at your fingertips. If you are bringing your family along to explore the area while you attend the conference, this is definitely a list you are going to need!

Planning a visit to Richmond, VA? Check out these must-see events and sights you won't want to miss!

Even if you decide to attend solo or with some blogging friends, there are many locations for you to explore while you are here before and after the conference workshops each day! Items listed with mileage information indicate the amount of miles from the Omni Hotel Richmond to your destination.

As you can see, the Richmond area is filled with attractions and sights to see during your visit to our city! Feel free to view the Official 2018 Visitor’s Guide Richmond Region online and bookmark our post to refer back to while you are here. We hope that you’ll find time to see a few while you are attending the Focused Blogging Conference this year!

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