Things To Do In Petersburg


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Don?t let the shepherd's pie, fish 'n' chips, and draft beers fool you. Though Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery snatches up the best cultural fragments of Scotland, England, and the Emerald Isle, the eatery started in Las Vegas. Restaurateur Mark DiMartino sought to combine the communal, rousing feel of pubs in the British Isles with the campy fun of American sports bars, pairing hearty food and traditional trappings with televisions and waitresses clad in mini kilts and alluring plaid halter-tops modeled after William Wallace?s eveningwear. Since its founding, Tilted Kilt locations have popped up in 25 states and two Canadian provinces, serving all manner of hybrid dishes such as the Scottish cheese steak, the Sloppy Jane made with sliced turkey or shaved rib eye, and the Tilted Guilt, an ice-cream sundae perched atop a cookie.
2070 Waterside Rd.
Prince George,
VA
US
The Paragon Marketing Group LLC was created with charity in mind. Under the guidance of founder Scott Johnson, the firm has organized 5K races, football invitationals, and other fundraisers to benefit organizations such as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Today, they continue to dedicate themselves to accomplishing great things through athletic contests and other events, earning mentions in publications from the Virginian-Pilot to Ebony magazine.
Joseph Jenkins Roberts St & Phoenix St
Petersburg,
VA
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Eco Trek Adventures LLC rents out kayaks and canoes on a daily basis, with plans to add standup paddleboards to the fleet soon. But its staff also leads special expeditions on the Appomattox River and Lake Chesdin, including Midnight Paddles and watching fireworks from the water on the Fourth of July.
PO Box 1007
Petersburg,
VA
US
For the fourth race on its 2012 tour, the American Drag Racing League returns to Gateway Motorsports Park's 1/8-mile drag strip for the first time since 2010. Piloting dragsters separated into seven all-professional racing classes, from Top Sportsman to Pro Extreme, drivers rocket down the track so quickly that they finish each race younger than when they began. The SuperCar Showdown—a new feature on the 2012 circuit—pits the latest consumer automobiles against one another in no-holds-barred drag race free from the usual handicaps, performance restrictions, and rules against fiddling with rival drivers' preset radio stations. After reopening under the helm of former Indy driver Curtis Francois, Gateway Motorsports Park has stepped up its devotion to motorsports of all kinds, looking beyond the drag strip to fill its amphitheater-style seats with fans of everything from hot rods to world-class stock cars.
8018 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg,
VA
US
Hungry for all-American cuisine? Visit Outlaw's Bar and Grill for all of your favorite American dishes. Outlaw's Bar and Grill is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Outlaw's Bar and Grill has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Outlaw's Bar and Grill. Musical groups often perform live and DJs are common here, too. Energize your evening with some dancing — the restaurant often hosts a DJ. Loud crowds paired with a healthy sound system keep the volume level at this restaurant at the edge of ear-splitting. If your weekend plans include a trip to the restaurant, avoid the packs of people by securing a reservation ahead of time. Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally. Drivers can take advantage of the parking lot near Outlaw's Bar and Grill and save time on hunting for a parking spot. Expect your bill at Outlaw's Bar and Grill to come in at around $30 per person.
3729 S Crater Rd
Petersburg,
VA
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The Great Bull Run brings the thrill of Pamplona's historic event to cities across the United States. Modeled after the Running of the Bulls, this one-day event enables participants to race live bulls, keeping one step ahead of the charging animals to finally prove that toes are better for running than hooves. While the historic Pamplona event has had few serious injuries in its 102 years of existence, The Great Bull Run staff takes even more precautions to ensure runners stay smiling from beginning to end. Additionally, the bulls are given the full respect they deserve, and are not antagonized or harmed before, during, or after the run. Following the race, runners and newcomers can gather together for a good old-fashioned food fight. Tomato Royale arms entrants with juicy fruit that they can fling at each other. Additional post-run activities include an after-party, live entertainment, and games as well as food and beverages.
8018 Boydton Plank Rd
Petersburg,
VA
US
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