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Summer in Richmond, Virginia is full of activities for outdoor adventurers, art connoisseurs, music enthusiasts, and sports fans of all ages!
Festival of the Arts
The 66th Annual Festival of the Arts takes place this summer. Featuring hundreds of local performers and showcasing a variety of performing art forms, the Festival is a Richmond tradition made possible by the Department of Parks and Recreation and community partners.
Join us throughout the city as we bring music to the parks through our newest summer experiences, Sounds of 17th at 17th Street Market and Jazz at the Fountain at Byrd Park.
Below, you can find the schedule of events taking place on the Dogwood Dell Main Stage throughout the summer.
|June 10||National Immigrant Heritage Month||Festival||11 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|June 16||Desiree Roots & Friends||Music||8 p.m.|
|June 17||Legacy Band - R&B||Music||8 p.m.|
|June 23||YES AND: A tribute to Erykah Badu||Music||8 p.m.|
|June 24||KOS - Pop, Beach||Music||8 p.m.|
|June 30||Good Shot Judy||Music||8 p.m.|
|July 1||English Channel||Music||8 p.m.|
|July 2||David Esleck||Music||8 p.m.|
|July 4||Fourth of July Celebration||Festival||5 p.m.|
|July 7||Plunky and Oneness||Music||8 p.m.|
|July 8||Anthony Cosby, Jr: A tribute to Prince||Music||8 p.m.|
|July 9||Gospel Fest with the Belle||Festival||4 p.m.|
|July 21-23||Something Rotten||Theater||8:30 p.m.|
|July 28-30||Something Rotten||Theater||8:30 p.m.|
|August 4||Weekend Plans||Music||8 p.m.|
|August 5||Ezibu Muntu African Dance- A Golden Anniversary!||Music||8 p.m.|
|August 12||Adult Silent Movie||Theater||8 p.m.|
|August 18||Big Pay Back: A tribute to James Brown||Music||8 p.m.|
|August 19||Festival of Virginia Fiddling||Festival||Noon|
|August 25||Skydog||Music||8 p.m.|
|August 27||Latin Jazz Festival||Festival||1 p.m.|
|September 9||Afro Fest||Festival||1 p.m.|
Summer Music Series
Mark your calendars! Friday nights throughout summer are filled with the music of Richmond's best local talent.
|June 4||Fountain Lake at Byrd Park||Chan Hall||4 p.m.|
|July 2||Fountain Lake at Byrd Park||Michael Hawkins||4 p.m.|
|July 7||17th Street Market||Trunk Show Band Performing Mix Tape||7 p.m.|
|August 4||17th Street Market||804 Day with Radio One||4 p.m.|
|August 6||Fountain Lake at Byrd Park||Weldon Hill||4 p.m.|
|September 1||17th Street Market||Good Shot Judy||7 p.m.|
|September 3||Fountain Lake at Byrd Park||Desiree Roots||4 p.m.|
|October 6||17th Street Market||Gone Country||7 p.m.|
Summer Camps by Parks and Rec
The city's Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities offers many quality summer camp options for young folks, whether they're interested in sports, the arts, or outdoor activities. The department also offers year-round activities for students in the Richmond area.
Summer Meals for Kids
School may be out of session, but daily meals for students are still available to Richmond families.
Use the USDA Food and Nutrition Service "Meals for Kids" map to find free meals near you.