Here’s a list of fun events happening around Central Virginia this weekend:
Jazz in the Park
Friday from 4 to 8:30 p.m.
Dorey Park (2999 Darbytown Road in Eastern Henrico)
Kick off Labor Day weekend with music, food trucks, and fireworks with Jazz in the Park, Friday, August 30, from 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Dorey Park. The free concert is sponsored by Henrico Recreation & Parks, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. (Henrico Police will close the park to entry at 7:30 p.m. -- or earlier if event capacity is reached.) Fireworks will not be visible outside event area due to the proximity to Richmond International Airport and the dog park will be closed.
Gates open at 3 p.m. and music begins at 4 p.m.:
The fireworks grand finale is at 8:15pm.
For more information, visit: https://henrico.us/calendar/jazz-in-the-park/
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 runs through Saturday, Aug. 31. The Fair features the Main Grandstand with live music throughout 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/
BoomBang Music Festival (formerly Patriots Day Classic)
Saturday from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Vista Del Lago Estate (1960 Old Tavern Road in Powhatan)
Day Pass: $30, VIP Pass: $75
BoomBang Music Fest gates will open at 10 a.m. with music from Noon until 9:30 p.m. with a fireworks finale said to be the largest in the state of Virginia. A family fun day and night event that honor our troops and first responders.
The festival will provide country music's top artist's and the top local bands in the state of Virginia and a kids zone.
For tickets and more information visit https://mailchi.mp/2911/boombang-music-fest-august-31
2nd Annual AfroFest RVA
Saturday from Noon to 5 p.m.
Pine Camp Art and Community Center (4901 Old Brook Road in Richmond)
Sample the culture of Africa without leaving Richmond, about 27 different African Countries will be represented, with traditional foods, music, activities and a championship soccer game between the AfroFest 2018 Champion Team from Ghana and Sudan, the game is at noon on the soccer field at Pine Camp.
For details visit: http://www.richmondgov.com/parks/
Crabs by the Lake
Saturday from Noon to 6 p.m.
Hadad's Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike in Henrico)
Adult/Youth tickets (age 13+): $35
The Charity Family Reunion will host their Crabs by the Lake fundraiser at Hadad's Lake. Event admission includes an all-you-can-eat crab feast, plus there will be fried chicken, grilled foods, non-alcoholic beverages and sides for guests. Entertainment will be provided by DJ JAMA LOT aka James Howard.
Get tickets via Eventbrite or Facebook by searching "Crabs by the Lake”
Innsbrook After Hours Concert Series
4901 Lake Brook Drive in Glen Allen
Ticket Prices Vary
Saturday, Aug. 31 -- Grammy-Nominated Country Music Artists Chris Young
Saturday, Sept. 7 -- Grammy-Award Winners Little Big Town
Gates open at 5 p.m. for both shows.
New Shoes for Back to School Ministry
Labor Day Shoe Give is Monday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Third Street Bethel A.M.E. Church (614 N. Third Street) and
Southside Community Center (6255 Old Warwick Road in Richmond)
The Richmond Partnership of Churches will, once again, host a collection of churches’ Ministry at two locations – Third Street Bethel A.M.E. Church & Southside Community Center, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., thousands of new shoes will gifted to school age youth, grades K-12, returning to a new academic school year.
To donate shoes or to donate funds to purchase shoes, call 804-221-7394.