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Richmond, VA
23220 USA

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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!

Jubilation in June

The 2nd Annual Jubilation in June Festival will take place on Sunday, June 18 at Intermediate Terminal beginning at 3 p.m. Easiest way to get there? Take the GRTC Pulse to East Riverfront Station from Main Street Station! For more information, visit our Facebook event page!

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.  

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Below, you can find the schedule of events taking place on the Dogwood Dell Main Stage throughout the summer. 

Date Feature Type Time
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.
Date Feature Type Time
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.
Date Feature Type Time
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.
Date Feature Type Time
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. 

Date Location Performer Time
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. 

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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. 

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