Hammers & Ales is an all-day party and community give-back event on Brown's Island Saturday, June 10th. The Hammers & Ales party side features live music, local beer & food trucks, and tool-themed games. The give-back experience includes team-sponsored build projects where participants use ToolBank materials, tools, and instructions to hand-build outdoor furniture and placemaking features that are donated to local community groups. This year, teams will choose from hand-building a park bench, picnic table, or a dog house. The outdoor furniture and placemaking features will be donated to James River Park and the doghouses go to Ring Dog Rescue.
Throughout the day, Brown’s Island transforms into a lively, family-friendly open-air festival with tool-themed games & activities, local beer from Väsen Brewing Company, n/a beverages, and food trucks (Fries in Disguise, Auntie Ning's, Jems Catering ), with live music from Bio Ritmo & Kenneka Cook.