The children are out of college, strawberries are in season, Dogwood Dell’s Competition of the Arts begins and Sunday is Father’s Day. Begin planning all of your weekend festivities proper right here.
Dogwood Dell Competition of the Arts
College is formally out for summer time, and free concert events are deliberate for Dogwood Dell’s Competition of the Arts. The English Channel delivers British pop on Friday; KOS, the Kings of Swing, carry the seashore music on Saturday and Corey El performs R&B on Sunday. All concert events begin at Eight p.m. 600 S. Boulevard. Free. (804) 646-1031 or www.richmondgov.com/parks.
Ashland Berry Farm’s Boz Jodi retains the show contemporary in the course of the Ashland Strawberry Faire on the campus of Randolph-Macon School in Ashland, Saturday, June four, 2016. Agriculture and forestry contributed $91 billion to Virginia’s financial system in 2016, state officers mentioned Tuesday.
Get your baskets of contemporary strawberries on the Ashland Strawberry Faire, plus dig into strawberry shortcake, strawberry ice cream and different truthful favorites, together with corn canine, funnel desserts and cotton sweet, at this widespread road competition. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Randolph-Macon School, Ashland. Free; pay as you go. www.ashlandstrawberryfaire.com.
The Mayo Island music competition returns for one more jampacked Jam Sandwich Competition, with music from Star Kitchen, Palm Palm with J. Roddy Walston, The Dharma Bombs, The Folly and lots of extra. Plus, there will likely be meals distributors serving plenty of sandwiches, amongst different issues, Strangeways beer on the market and a craft cocktail from Belle Isle Craft Spirits. Midday-10 p.m. at 501 S. 14th St. $30 prematurely, $40 on the gate. www.jamsandwichrva.com.
The annual Juneteenth celebration kicks off three days of occasions and festivities on Friday.
Juneteenth celebrates the abolition of slavery with three days of festivities. The primary occasion is on Saturday with a free Freedom Celebration open to the general public at Manchester Dock with the Get Woke Youth Summit, music, dance, meals, heritage crafts for kids, leap rope and hula-hoop contests, African dance and drum workshops, and buying. Hosted by the Elegba Folklore Society, the occasion offers cultural context for exploring African heritage and culminates with a torch-lit evening stroll on the Path of Enslaved Africans. Three-7 p.m. Saturday at 1308 Brander St.; torch-lit stroll begins at 7 p.m. Different Juneteenth celebrations embody a symposium on Friday and “Homage to the Ancestors” on the African Burial Floor on Sunday. (804) 644-3900 or www.efsinc.org.
Take Dad to see M&T Financial institution Butterflies LIVE! at Lewis Ginter Botanical Backyard.
Rejoice Father’s Day with a slew of actions round city. Hardywood Park Craft Brewery will host its annual Keg ’n’ Oyster Fest on the Richmond brewery, 2408 Ownby Lane, www.hardywood.com. Lewis Ginter Botanical Backyard may have a cookout on the Bloemendaal Home and reside music for normal admission at 1800 Lakeside Ave., www.lewisginter.org. The Flying Squirrels will tackle the New Hampshire Fisher Cats for a day recreation at The Diamond, 3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.; tickets $Eight-$12; (804) 359-3866. And the Kids’s Museum of Richmond will supply free admission to fathers in any respect places, www.childrensmuseumofrichmond.org.