Lots of people will be heading to the Richmond Jazz Festival this weekend. And I mean LOTS. However, if that's not your thing, or you just want to see what other spots are jumpin', here are five "smooth" alternatives:
Henricus Historical Park Presents “A Stitch in Time: 17th-Century Colonial and Virginia Indian Fashion”
Saturday, August 9, 10 am- 5 pm
Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Did Sir Thomas Dale and John Rolfe wear underwear? What kind of deerskin would Pocahontas have worn? Well, come and join the Henricus Historical Park staff and their guests for a unique presentation to find out! This event will be conducted in the cozy environs of the 1613 hospital, Mt. Malady, where visitors will experience the fashions of both the English colonists and the native Powhatan people. Interpreters will demonstrate and explain everything that was worn; including how and why different classes, occupations, genders, and races wore one thing versus another. Visitors will be comfortably seated and light cool refreshments will be available as a courtesy of Henricus Historical Park. This is a great family event for ages 7 and above. Cost: $8 Adults, $6 children aged 3 – 12/ Henricus Patrons free.
Celebrate National Bowling Day with Free Bowling at Uptown Alley
Saturday, August 9
Uptown Alley, 6101 Brad McNeer Parkway, Midlothian
Uptown Alley will recognize National Bowling Day on Saturday, August 9 by offering a free game of bowling with shoes from 9 until 11 a.m. During that time, a delicious breakfast menu will be available. Visitors are invited to beat the heat and enjoy a game of bowling with family and friends at Uptown Alley which features 38 lanes of bowling, arcade, upscale restaurant, patio and lounge.
2014 Hanover Book Festival
Saturday, August 9, 10 am - 2 pm
Liberty Christian School Gymnasium, 8094 Liberty Circle, Mechanicsville
The 2014 Hanover Book Festival, to be held on Saturday, August 9, will include workshops and seminars of interest to writers and the general public. In the past, all workshops have been geared toward authors and writers, but this year there are several general topics being presented.
Summer Splash Down
Saturday, August 9, 10am - 1pm
The Armour House and Gardens, 4001 Clarendon Road, Henrico
Caution: You will get wet! Escape to the Armour House and Gardens as the grounds are transformed into a backyard water park. Sprinklers, slides, and snow cones will help you beat the heat and celebrate the end of summer. The best part? The event is FREE! For more information, call 270-2161.
Carytown 31st Annual Watermelon Festival
Sunday, August 10, 10 am - 6 pm
Imagine - 115,000 people, over 3000 watermelons and you! With 60 musicians, over 100 exhibitors, one of the largest kids areas of any festival on the east coast and all of the great Carytown style, the Carytown Watermelon Festival presented by Martin's has become the largest one-day festival in the state of Virginia!
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