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Experience our Vibrant History  & Culture

Welcome to Planning District 16 (PD16), also recognized as the vibrant Fredericksburg Region. As the fourth-largest and most rapidly expanding among the Commonwealth’s 21 planning districts, this region has plenty to offer.


Immerse yourself in Fredericksburg rich Black history and engage with the city's diverse community of BIPOC business owners, chefs, artists, and musicians. Your visit to our region is an opportunity to support these local talents while experiencing their unique contributions to our cultural fabric.


We invite you to delve into the legacy of the people and their narratives that shape the Fredericksburg Region. If you're wondering where to begin, we have a host of resources available to help you plan your visit. Come, explore, and be a part of our growing communities in Fredericksburg City, King George County, Stafford County, Caroline County and Spotsylvania County. Discover Black FXBG. 

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Discover the Exciting Flavors of the Region

From Caribbean Food to Southern Eats to American Bites


Experience the Rich Black History of the Region

Learn about the Wonders of the Region: An Unforgettable Adventure



The Region's Best in Entertainment

Unlock the Charm: Discover the Endless Possibilities



Shop with Local Designers

Explore Unique Styles and Treat Yourself to the Latest Fashion Trends

Coming Soon


Be Inspired by Local Artists

Unearth the Vibrant Arts and Culture of the Region

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Black Business Expo

The Virginia Black Business Expo is Virginia's largest business networking and educational event for Black-owned business owners attracting thousands of attendees and showcasing more than one hundred small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Fredericksburg, Virginia, by attending the Virginia Black Business Expo. This event is an opportunity to network, learn from local business leaders, and celebrate the dynamic and inspiring contributions of Black businesses to our vibrant community, an experience not to be missed!

Virginia Black Business Expo:
A Celebration of Excellence


Last week, from August 12-14, 2023, the Virginia Black Business Expo and Conference took place, and it was nothing short of inspirational. The event, known as the largest business networking and educational gathering for Black-owned businesses in the District of Columbia and Virginia, welcomed more than 1500 attendees and showcased over 125 Black-owned businesses.


5 Culinary Experts You Need to Discover in the Black Eats Series


Calling all food enthusiasts! Whether you're a local or a tourist, if you have a passion for culinary prowess and a palate that craves unique flavors, join us as we embark on a mouthwatering journey. We'll explore the vibrant food scene throughout the Fredericksburg region, highlighting five incredible Black-owned businesses from the Virginia Black Business Directory that have been transforming the culinary landscape.

A Journey Through the Black Culture of Fredericksburg


Led by Dr. Gaila Sims, FAM Curator of African American History and Special Projects, the Black History Walking Tours begins in the eighteenth century with John DeBaptiste and the establishment of French John’s Wharf and touches on thriving Black businesses on Princess Anne Street in the mid-twentieth century, and culminates with contemporary favorites scattered across the city.


"Word of Mouth"

Black FXBG is devoted to providing culturally enriching experiences that showcase the rich history and heritage found throughout PD16.


Washington, D.C.

This site is a guide that offers an in-depth look into the local African-American community and its essential contributions to the region's development.


Richmond, VA.

Black FXBG is dedicated to providing immersive experiences for black travelers. Explore destinations and cultures from a fresh perspective. 

H. Greene

Alexandria, VA.

From exploring the roots of our history to delighting in the beauty of various cultures, Black FXBG is committed to curating experiences that tell the stories of black people from the region. 

A. Butler

Charlotte, NC.

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