May 2, 2024 - News

🎉 Richmond’s jampacked weekend

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Welcome to your breakdown of the most packed Richmond weekend in a while — perfect for breaking out of the winter blues.

Tonight

🏝 The LiveLoud concert series on Brown's Island kicks off with the Wood Brothers and Lindsay Lou. 6pm. Tickets start at $39.99.

Friday

🎸 The first Friday Cheers concert of the year at Brown's Island opens with Bella White and Colby T. Helms & the Virginia Creepers from 6-9:30pm. $10.

💃🏻 There's a "Popup Salsa Party for the People" at 17th Street Market. 7pm.

Saturday

🕺🏻 The ¿Qué Pasa? Festival on Brown's Island is celebrating Latino culture with live Latin music, artisan markets and Latino restaurants. 12-8pm. Free.

🥳 The 26th annual Asian American Celebration is at the Greater Richmond Convention Center with live performances and food. 11am-7pm. Free.

🏇🏼 Colonial Downs in New Kent is hosting Virginia's largest Kentucky Derby event with music, whiskey and special horse guests. Noon. Free.

🍹 There's a Tacos N Tequila Bar Crawl from 3-10pm that starts at Frozay RVA with food and drink specials, a taco eating contest and live DJs. $30.

Sunday aka Cinco de Mayo

🌮 RVA Taco Festival from 12-6pm at Hardywood West Creek will feature taqueria food trucks like El Guapo and two Mexican-style lagers. 12-6pm. Free.

🇲🇽 The 3rd National Day of Salsa and Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Uptown Alley Richmond is free from 1-4pm. $25 from 5-7pm to see Latin band "Grupo Ritmo Son" and salsa dancing performances.

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