RICHMOND, Va. — It’s June, and it’s time to get out and stock up on your vitamin D, while enjoying all the goodness Richmond offers, by checking out some of these festivals.
Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1
Greek Festival — You can count on four-days of delicious Greek foods, pastries and wines. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Sunday, June 1
Broad Appetit — This is the sixth year of Broad Appetit, one of the few times you see Broad Street shut down. There will be 68 chefs preparing $3 mini-dish favorites for you to sample. There will be Virginia beers and wine available. Free to enter, but food and drink costs money.
On Broad Street, between Henry and Adams Streets.
Saturday, June 7
Carytown Craft Beer Festival — This festival sold out last year, so the venue has changed. It is not in Carytown any longer, but at the Diamond. There will be more than 40 different craft beers to sample, music and food. Tickets are just $25 in advance and can be purchased online here.
RVA Fit Party –The RVA Fit Party will include music, spinning and chia bars. It’s from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at BoHo Cycle Studio, which is located at 714 North Sheppard Street in Richmond. You must RSVP by May 31st. More info here: http://bohocyclestudio.com/
Sunday, June 8
Richmond Bacon Festival — More than 40 Richmond restaurants and food trucks will bring their creative minds to this event, each one offering their own favorite bacon-centric dishes. Sample everything from bacon cheeseburger sliders, bacon-infused mac- n-cheese, bacon empanadas, bacon & cheese fritters and bacon corn muffins to candied bacon, bacon croissants, bacon ice pops, chocolate-covered bacon and maple-bacon lattes.
There will be two entrances to the festival along 17th Street, one at Main Street and one at Grace Street. Run 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free to enter, but dishes and drinks cost money.
Wednesday, June 11
Virginia Pork Festival — Last year’s event attracted over 15,000 people representing 32 different states. This event got started back in 1974, intended to promote the state’s pork industry. It’s always held the second Wednesday in June. It costs $35 to enter. Food service begins at 4 p.m. and runs through 8 p.m.
There are over 20 tons of pork, beer, non-alcoholic drinks and music. Tickets are not sold at the gate. Read more here.
Saturday, June 14
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival — The name says it all; 60 beers, 40 bourbons and lots of BBQ. Usually sells out.
Takes place at Richmond Raceway Complex. Runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets are $35 in advance/$40 at the door.
Includes admission into the event, a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited beer and bourbon sampling, and all live entertainment.
Sunday June 15
Father’s Day Keg n’ Oyster Festival — A Father’s Day event for the coolest of dads and families. You get Rappahannock River Oysters, LLC at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, to pair your favorite Hardywood drafts with Rappahannock oysters. There will be more treats from Pizza Tonight, Mosaic Restaurant – Richmond, King Of Pops – Richmond andCurbside Creations Food Truck.
Music guaranteed. Starts at noon, ends at 6 p.m.
2408 Ownby Lane.
Friday June 20 and Saturday, June 21
Juneteenth — A celebration of the end of slavery, held nationwide.
Friday, June 20, 2014 (6:00 PM-10:00 PM) and Saturday, June 21, 2014 (4:00 PM-11:00 PM)
Location is at the Manchester Dock, 1308 Brander St.
On Saturday: $15 for one, $25 for two.
Saturday, June 21
RVA Streets Alive — This event is about closing the streets to cars and opening them to the public. Do what you enjoy: run, walk, bike, roller blade, whatever!
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Broad Street from 6th to Adams Street and Brook Road from Adams to Leigh Street.
Richmond Vegetarian Festival — More than 30 vendors offer delicious vegetarian and vegan options, with information on hand to educate about vegetarian lifestyles. Held at the Azalea Gardens at Bryan Park, from noon to 6:00 pm. The rain date is Saturday, July 5, from Noon to 6:00 pm.
Free to enter, items cost money.
Richmond.com Uncorked &Tapped Wine & Beer Festival — Going on its fourth year, this wine and beer festival offers beer and wine, along with food and music. New location this year at the Bon Secours Redskins Training Center.
$15 in advance / $20 at the door
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
RivahFest! This is the 11th year of arts and crafts, food vendors, several live bands with a neighboring beer and wine garden, marine display, children’s area, car show, and many other activities for the entire family. Event held in Tappahannock and people travel from all over for this huge event.
Free to enter, but a small charge for children’s rides, and of course for food and drinks.
Form 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 28
Arts & Culture Xpo — An explosion of the arts, history, science, and family fun for the Richmond Region. Performances, education, hands-on activities for the whole family.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.
Did we miss one? Lets us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing activities throughout June:
Dogwood Dell: Music, Visual Arts throughout the summer.
Friday Cheers: June 6, 13, 20, and 27.
Innsbrook After Hours: June 4, 18, and 25. Also July, August, September and October shows.
Movies in the Park: Starting June 20, and then every Friday until August 22. Free.
Music in the Park: All shows take place on Sundays with spring shows beginning at 6:00 p.m. and fall shows beginning at 5:00 p.m.