Summer Festivals in Richmond

Dominion Riverrock
Browns Island  – May 19 – 21st
The annual Dominion Riverrock in Richmond, Virginia, is a celebration of river life, outdoor sports and eclectic music. The three-day extravaganza features adventure races, 5k runs, rock climbing competitions, stand up paddleboard endurance challenges and kayaking contests in addition to musical performances from nationally touring bluegrass, roots, rock and alternative acts. Past performers include Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Matisyahu, Soulive and Robert Randolph and the Family Band.

Cotopaxi Questiral Adventure
Gateway Park – May 19 – 20
Comfort zones cease to exist when you take part in a Questival race. Otherwise, it’s not really an adventure, is it? Cotopaxi’s Questival Tour journeys all around the United States and Canada, bringing high-octane action in the form of outdoor challenges. In their respective cities, Teams of 2 to 6 people will compete in a multitude of stimulating activities that will inspire teamwork, friendship and a newfound sense of adventure.

Innsbrook After Hours 2017
Glen Allen, VA – May 20th
When the first concert ends, don’t be sad. There are still over 20 to go—not in one night, of course. Innsbrook After Hours is a series of concerts taking place over the course of a handful of months. But it includes more than 20 concerts and provides an eclectic mix of genres played by well-known musicians.

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Virginia Renaissance Faire
Spotsylvania Courthouse – May 20-21, May 27-28, June 3-4, June 10-11
Virginia Renaissance Faire is all about providing an interactive family fun fest focused on history and the arts. And the faire achieves just that. It features street theater, period activities and a cast of costuemd characters to bring history to life in an exciting way. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find demonstrations, hands-on activities, artisans, crafters and tons of street performers of all kinds. While the street performers draw people in, the delicious period and modern foods are one of the main attractions.

Pocahontas Premieres
Amphitheater at Pocahontas State Park – weekends all summer
Sure, you can talk to trees, random animals in the woods and dudes with the most generic name in the world, but you’re crazy and probably at the wrong festival. Pocahontas Premieres brings you upbeat party and dance music, a local Virginian symphony, beach music and plenty more to accommodate your entire summer experience.

Ashland Strawberry Faire
Randolph-Macon College – June 3rd
The Faire is a strong community affair just in time for the strawberry harvest. The family-oriented faire is stuffed with activities ranging from live music all the way to a strawberry pageant. Local vendors, businesses and non-profit booths are peppered throughout the faire to tie the community together even more.

Broad Appetit
Historic Broad St – June 4th
See what the city’s best restaurants have to offer. Each local eatery converges in one spot to serve you delicious food. To wash down your meal are plenty of local and regional wines and brews. You can also catch some good tunes and learn how to make your own delicious dish with the help of chef demonstrations.

Stone Soul Music & Food Festival
Classic Ampitheater at Strawberry Hill = June 10th
f you’re a fan of hip hop and R&B, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything wrong with the Stone Soul Music & Food Festival in Richmond, Virginia. The festival features of a barrage of performances from national hip hop, R&B, inspiration and soul artists. It also features an assortment of soul food restaurants on site.
Kingsfest 2017
Kings Dominion – June 22 -24
There’s no shortage of thrills to be had at Kings Dominion, and they’ve found yet another way to make you scream at the top of your lungs. Alongside its wildest roller coasters, a slew of popular music artists will play a solid show to rev your pulse up. KingsFest features a primarily Christian lineup, so make sure to send up a prayer for all the God-given talent before they grace the stage.

Richmond Jazz Festival
Maymont – August 2017
Good music at a quality venue is hard to come by for some people. That’s a struggle that baffles the Richmond Jazz Festival. After you enjoy the scenic surroundings, world-class jazz music from an extensive lineup of great musicians, mouth-watering food from the region and good times with friends, your new struggle will be finding another music festival that tops this.

Our Lady of Lourdes Filipino Festival
Our Lady of Lourdes Church – August 11 – 12
A unique culture is deserving a unique and authentic festival. Our Lady of Lourdes Filipino Festival is the unique and authentic experience you crave that’s dedicated to Filipino culture. You and all of the guests will be treated to mouth-watering Filipino food, live music and Filipino dancing to bring the culture alive in Henrico, Virginia. In addition, the Race ‘N’ Roll 5K precedes the Filipino Festival so you’ll have the energy to engage with this colorful culture.

Carytown Watermelon Festival
Cary St – August 2017
The Carytown Watermelon Festival offers a mishmash of summer family fun. Of course, there’s plenty of ice-cold watermelon ready for the eating, but that’s just one aspect of the party, which attracts over 100,000 visitors. Live music fills the air, more than 100 exhibitors dot the grounds and a kids’ area adds to the excitement.

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