Here’s a list of fun events happening around Central Virginia this weekend.
Chesterfield County Fair Aug. 23 - 31
Monday - Friday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. | Sunday: 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Chesterfield County Fairgrounds (10300 Courthouse Road in Chesterfield)
Adults (13-59) -- $10
Seniors (60+) -- $7
Children (4-12) -- $5
Children 3 and under -- Free
The 106th annual Chesterfield County Fair kicks off Friday, Aug. 23 and runs through Saturday, Aug. 31.
The opening day will be marked by a ceremony/flag raising at Gate 2 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Fairgrounds location.
The Fair features the Main Grandstand with live music through out the run of the fair. Back are all the favorite Midway Rides, games, agriculture displays, animal farms, farm equipment and popular fair foods.
For details visit https://chesterfieldcountyfair.org/
Crabs, Beer & Spirits by the James
Saturday from 12 – 9 p.m.
Brown's Island (South 7th Street in Richmond)
Tickets: $10 – $50
The Crabs, Beer & Spirits by the James is Saturday from 12 – 9 p.m. on Brown's Island in Richmond.
All you can eat crabs from 1 - 6 p.m. VIP (12 to 6pm), Vendors all day, live music by Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Fillmore Duo, Bela Dona and six DJ's playing all day.
Bring your chairs, or blankets, no coolers allowed, event rain or shine.
For more details visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crabs-beer-spirits-by-the-james-tickets-58612459444
Latin Jazz and Salsa Festival
Saturday from 2-8 p.m.
Dogwood Dell in Byrd Park (600 South Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond)
Tickets: $15 – $200
The 12th annual Latin Jazz and Salsa Festival Saturday from 2 - 8 p.m. at Dogwood Dell features Tito Puente Jr., son of the legendary percussionist, Melina Amordoval, Wanda Lopez, Melena La Timbera, Rafael Ortiz y Su Tumbao Urbano Orqestra, Friday Love, Kadencia Orqestra, and DJ Eddy Mayorga.
The festival will again pay tribute to veterans and first responders, and food vendors, community outreach programs at the family-friendly event.
For tickets and more on the Latin Jazz and Salsa Festival: www.thelatinjazzandsalsashow.com
Virginia Credit Union Moonlight Ride
Saturday starting at 5 p.m.
Sports Backers Stadium (100 Avenue of Champions in Richmond)
Registration starts at $50
Virginia Credit Union Moonlight Ride registration will be open from 4 - 8 p.m. Saturday at Sports Backers Stadium,
The event takes riders on a scenic course through Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Lakeside, Bryan Park, and Scott’s Addition before finishing at Sports Backers Stadium with a street-festival style celebration for participants.
The ride ends with a post party at the Diamond with a special Moonlight Ride-specific ice cream flavor from Gelati Celesti.
Additionally, a new 28-mile supported ride will kick off at 5 p.m. with an open course with police support at intersections and aid stations throughout the course. (There is a 2.5-hour time limit, and a minimum age of 16 for participants.)
For registration and more event details: Click here for registration and more about the event.
Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival
Saturday and Sunday
Norfolk Scope Arena (201 E. Brambleton Avenue in Norfolk)
Tickets start at $30
The 37th annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival on Aug. 23 and 24 has been relocated to the Norfolk Scope Arena in Downtown Norfolk due to the inclement weather in the forecast for the upcoming weekend
Norfolk Scope Arena is located at 201 E. Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk VA 23510. More information about Scope Arena can be found here.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and music begins at 5:30 p.m. with a full lineup of entertainment for each day.