If you live in an apartment in Glen Allen, VA are looking for a great way to spend the weekend, here are some good ideas.
MAY 9, SATURDAY
A Good Day RVA
Fundraiser for local film collective Good Day RVA. Fourteen bands on two stages.
2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond
2 – 10 p.m.
Free/items individually priced
Central Virginia Wine Festival
Showcasing 10 wineries from aroundVirginia; plus live music, food and beverage concessions, beer sales, specialty items and arts and crafts vendors. Proceeds will benefit the general scholarship and endowment funds for the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association.
This year’s vineyards are: Belle Mount Vineyards, Byrd Cellars, DelFosse Vineyards, Elk Island, Horton Vineyards, Hunt’s Family Vineyard, Mattaponi Winery, North Mountain Vineyard, Rebec Vineyards, and Weston Farm Vineyard.
Cost: $20/online or $25/gate
Noon to 6 p.m.
May Day at Henricus Park
Join period-dressed historical interpreters in the merry old English traditions of the spring season. Demonstrations include dancing around the Maypole along with other songs, dances, games, and meals that celebrated the arrival of spring. Pack a picnic and walk the Dutch Gap trail for views of the James River.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $8 Adults, $6 children aged 3-12. Henricus Patrons free
251 Henricus Park Road, Chester
Parkfest Blues Festival
Organized by the River City Blues Society of Virginia, expect lots of blues music.
Pochantas State Park
Noon – 8 p.m.
COST: $15/door $5/per car to get into park
Strawberry Street Festival
Family-friendly festival and fundraiser featuring food, music, games, vendors, and tons of fun stuff for the kids. Proceeds benefit the curriculum enhancements of the children of William Fox Elementary School.
2300 Hanover Ave., Richmond
Noon – 4 p.m.
Tri-Cities Cinco de Mayo Festival
Commemorate the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over French forces, if you would like, in Petersburg.
11 a.m to 8 p.m.
115 Central Park off Sycamore Street in the heart of the Historic Poplar Lawn District in Petersburg VA
Virginia Hops and Barley Festival
A festival highlighting Virginia micro-brew beer to support local charities. Around 40 varieties (including cider) from 20 breweries. There will be food vendors and music. Tickets gets you unlimited tastings to try different Virginia micro-brew beer. Full size beers available for $5.
$15/before May 1; $20/ after May 1; and $25/gate; $50/VIP tickets. Also $10/designated driver ticket
Noon – 6 p.m. with last call at 5:45 p.m.