As the weather creeps steadily into the upper 70s this May, all types of events will be held outdoors all around the city to celebrate….whatever! It’s festival time in the city! This month there are a lot of old favorites along with some new events that Richmonders will flock to check out.
Saturday May 9
Cinco de Mayo Block Party
Continental Divide, the southwestern comfort food restaurant in Richmond's fan area, is blocking off the street to continue the Cinco de Mayo celebration. There will be beer, food and live music by local rock bands! $5 in Advance and $10 day of event. 10:30am-11:30am at 2501 W. Main Street.
Virginia Hops & Barley Fest
An outdoor event in Powhatan County where more than 30 Virginia micro-brews will gather and offer unlimited tastings! Food for purchase, and live country music. $20 in advance, $25 at gate, $10 non-tasting tickets. 12pm-6pm. Route 288 and Huguenot Trail.
Science on Tap Craft Beer Festival
A new festival this Spring, The Science Museum of Virginia is hosting an interactive beer festival with live music. Brewing demonstrations along with beer from 8 of the area’s most popular breweries. $10 General Admission. 2500 W. Broad Street.
A Richmond favorite, this festival brings a weekend of sports, music and fun to Brown’s Island…for free! The festivities begins on the evening of May 15 and continue all weekend. 500 Tredegar St.
Lebanese Food Festival
Another widely popular festival where you can enjoy beer, wine, food and music Lebanese style! Free admission with food for purchase, enjoy the fun and excitement of Lebanese culture. 4611 Sadler Road, Glen Allen.
Richmond Greek Festival
This year will be this festival’s 40th anniversary, so you know it will be an event well worth attending! Traditional Greek food and wine with music and dancing. Opa! Free admission and food for purchase. Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 30 Malvern Ave.
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Need there be more to entice you? A combination of Richmonder’s favorite pastimes, there will be unlimited beer and bourbon tastings with BBQ for purchase, or just come to see the pigs race! $49 VIP, $35 in advance and $40 day of event. Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Ave at main gate.
Now that you have your weekend activities in order for the month, you can work hard during the week. Rest assured that you have some good music, good food and good company to enjoy every weekend, all month long!