May 16, 2024 - Things to Do

10 things to do in Richmond this weekend from art strolls to Riverrock

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Don't let the potential rain get you down this weekend — not when one of Richmond's best festivals is back in town.


ğŸŽ¨ The Fan Arts Stroll is Thursday and Friday on the 2000-2500 blocks of Hanover and 2200-2500 blocks with live music, juggling and food trucks like King of Pops and Mommas BBQ. 4-8pm.

🍻 Starr Hill Brewery will be playing "Jennifer's Body" (Sabrina's favorite horror movie) at 8pm as part of their fundraiser film series. A vendor market starts at 6pm. $1 per pint is donated to Side by Side.

ğŸŽ¸ 804 Fest at River City Roll has local Richmond bands like Flight Club and Hazelgrove and vendors starting at 8pm and an extended happy hour from 5-9pm.


🧗‍♂️ Dominion Energy Riverrock, a three-day festival dedicated to outdoor sports, live music, extreme sports watching and dog jumping competitions on Brown's Island, starts Friday. Look through all the events here.

  • Friday: 5-9:30pm.
  • Saturday: 7am-9:30pm.
  • Sunday: 7am-5pm.

🇱🇧 The 39th annual Lebanese Food Festival runs Friday and Saturday from 11am-10pm and Sunday from 10am-8pm at the St. Anthony church in Henrico. Check out the menu here.

🍷 Richmond R&B Neo Soul Wine Food and Music Festival at the Chesterfield Fairgrounds from 12-6pm. Tickets $40.

ğŸŽ¶ Sounds of 17th, a free monthly event at 17th Street Market, has Jared Stout Band playing starting at 7pm.


🥯 Sunday Bagel pop-up at Second Bottle from 11am-1pm. Pro tip: Get there as it opens because bagels sell out fast.

🏇🏼 Parlay Bar & Lounge and Graybo's Sports Cards, the sports bar/card shop combo taking over Circuit Arcade Bar's space, has its grand opening from 3-8pm in Scott's Addition.


🪴 A plant swap of tropical and exotic plants is from 1pm to 4pm at Triple Crossing's Fulton location.


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