Expect an evening of Opera's greatest hits at the 3rd Annual Opera in the Park. There will be food, music and prizes. The Richmond Symphony and Young Maestro Adam Turner will be in attendance.
This Virginia Opera’s gift to the community and is free and open to the public.
Where: Dogwood Dell Amphitheater
When: Saturday, August 29th at 7:30 p.m. Park opens at 6 p.m.
Chesterfield County Fair-
The Chesterfield County Fair is back! This will be its 100th year as a festival but the organization has been around for 102 years! The fair will feature all the traditional things that make a fair complete, but there will also be a variety of new attractions this year!
"...bunch of new stuff, this might be the largest set up we have had out here in years," says Kenny Chandler, the President of the Chesterfield County Fair Association.
Where: Chesterfield County Fairgrounds on Courthouse Road Near Krause Road.
When: Monday-Friday 4 p.m.- 11 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Balance in Motion: The Evolution of Cycling in America-
A lot of people are thinking bikes now that Richmond 2015 is less than a month away, there's a lot of history behind the modern bicycle. And you can learn about it at the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design in the Fan. It recently opened an exhibit showing the evolution of cycling and bike design. The Balance in Motion exhibit will remain open until mid October.
The State Fair of Virginia has always been a great place to indulge in guilty pleasures like funnel cakes, turkey legs, and fried Oreos... but this year they have outdone themselves!
That's right: deep-fried butter.
How is it made, you ask? They take an entire stick of butter, roll it in batter, and deep fry it.
No word on how it tastes... I wonder, is it sweet like a dessert? Or savory like dinner roll? But there is one thing you can count on, the deep-fried butter will be served at the State Fair of Virginia this year.
Advance tickets for the go on sale Monday. Sales of advance-price tickets will continue at Walgreens through September 24.
The fair begins on September 25 and runs through October 4 at Meadow Event Park in Doswell.
The Moonlight Ride is just that, a bike ride at night through RVA! There will be a Full Moon (15-mile) course and a Half Moon (8-mile) option, Moonlight Ride has something for everyone. Upon finishing your ride back at Sports Backers Stadium, you can celebrate at the Agee’s Post-Ride Party with live music, food, soda and beer. Walk up registration will be available Saturday.
Design One Salon and Spa are working with an organization called Children With Hair Loss that makes hair pieces and wigs for children all over the United States up to the age of 21. The are offering complimentary haircuts but donations are welcome. There will be gift bags for those who donate.
When: Friday August 21, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: 220 Heaths Way, Midlothian, VA 23114
RuPaul Drag Race Winner
This years current season RuPual Drag race winner VIOLET CHACHKI will travel to Richmond ! There will also be your favorite queens from Baltimore to Richmond performing should be a fun night full of energy amazing costumes and sexy flirty entertainment. Tickets range from $27-80 for a meet and greet.
When: Sunday, August 23 at 8 p.m.
Where: Altria Theater
We CARE Festival
The 9th Annual Richmond Northside WE CARE Festival is a community event that highlights wellness, education, community awareness and resident empowerment. The family-friendly event includes games, wellness screenings, food vendors, giveaways and more. This event is free to the public
When: Sunday, August 23, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Hotchkiss Community Center (701 East Brookland Park Boulevard)
The Richmond Jazz Festival is just days away! Thousands will travel from all over to catch the weekend long festival.
Thousands of people = parking nightmare!
I've put together a list of key places where parking will be available. Plan ahead!
Free parking will be available at Dogwood Dell near South Boulevard.
There will be paid parking available at the VCU West Cary deck for $8. The parking deck is located at 1101 West Cary near Harrison Street. This will be the best location for those with mobility devices.
Parking will not be permitted around Maymont but if you are lucky, street parking will be available near 1700 Hampton Street (it will be limited).
There will be a free shuttle service that will pick up patrons every 15 minutes and is wheelchair accessible.
Heads up! The following streets will be closed: Hampton Street from Amelia to Kansas.