By Karla Redditte
Here are 5 "can't miss" events going on in the area this weekend:
Thursday, June 19 - Sunday, June 22
Various locations throughout Richmond
Elegba Folklore Society presents "Juneteenth, A Freedom Celebration". The four-day festival observes Juneteenth National Freedom Day, and features a symposium, performances, children's activities, and much more! Visit the website for a look at all of the scheduled activities.
11th annual Taste of India
Saturday, June 21 - Sunday, June 22, 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cultural Center of India, 6641 Iron Bridge Parkway, Chesterfield
The Cultural Center of India will hold its 11th Annual Taste of India event on Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22, noon-9 p.m. This free, family festival provides the community in the Richmond region with a glimpse of Indian culture, a taste of diverse Indian cuisine, and an opportunity to experience Indian handicraft, art, music and various cultural dances.Throughout the day, folk dances and presentations from various regions of India will be held, and visitors are invited to join the dance and fashion shows.
Virginia Kennel Club, Inc. Dog Shows
Saturday, June 21 - Tuesday, June 24, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond
Cost: Free (Parking $5)
The Virginia Kennel Club and the Gloucester Kennel Club of Virginia will be holding four all breed dog shows Saturday, June 21, through Tuesday, June 24, at the Richmond Raceway Complex. More than 1000 dogs representing over 140 breeds are expected to compete. The shows are a great opportunity for spectators to see their favorite breeds as well as some less familiar breeds. In addition, visitors can shop for great dog-related products at numerous vendors who will be at the shows. All shows will be held in air-conditioned buildings.
RVA Streets Alive
Saturday, June 21, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The 2nd annual RVA Streets Alive! festival is set for Saturday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sports Backers, the Mayor's Healthy Richmond Campaign, and the Richmond City Health District have partnered on this open streets festival, which will close a downtown route on East Broad Street and Brook Road to vehicular traffic to allow residents and visitors to use these streets to be active through running, walking, biking and many other physical activities.More than 60 vendors will be on-site offering health and fitness information and interactive demonstrations.
17th annual Korean War Veteran Commemoration
Sunday, June 22, 10:30 a.m.
Richmond Korean Presbyterian Church, 2990 Broad Rock Boulevard, Richmond
The congregation of the Richmond Korean Presbyterian Church will present its 17th annual Korean War Veteran Commemoration on Sunday, June 22. The Korean War is often referred to as the "forgotten war," so the ceremony recognizes all local Korean War veterans, showing them how much they are appreciated. A luncheon will follow the ceremony.
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