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1. Dominion Energy Riverrock

May 17-19 at Brown's Island & Historic Tredegar

Dominion Energy Riverrock is a full weekend of sports and music on downtown Richmond’s riverfront. You and your friends can experience the festival by participating in it, watching the pros face off in awe-inspiring competitions, listening to a full line-up of amazing live music or by visiting the interactive village. There’s plenty to keep you a part of the action all weekend long!

Find more information about Riverrock here!

2. GalaxyCon

May 31-June 2 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center

GalaxyCon is 3 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming, wrestling, and more! Dress up in costume or come as you are for this family friendly event. Tickets are on sale now!

Find more information about GalaxyCon here!

3. Broad Appetit

June 2 on Broad Street

You've waited all year for the return of Broad Appétit! Enjoy the selection of food from the best local restaurants our fine city has to offer - and all at $3 a plate! Bring your appetite and cash and plan on grazing your way down Broad Street. There will be plenty of Virginia wines and beers to wash down the delicious offerings with, as well as great vendors to visit and music to please your ears. Remember your re-usable shopping bag and gather up your favorite in-season produce from local farmers and food providers.

Find more information about Broad Appetit here!

4. National Learn to Row Day

June 1 at Rockett's Landing

The 18th-annual nationwide Learn to Row Day hosted by Richmond Community Rowing will have boathouse tours, lessons on how to use the rowing machine, dock rowing, boat viewings and more! The event is entirely FREE and everyone is welcome.

Find more information about National Learn to Row Day here!

5. Crab Cake Week

June 1-9 at Bar Solita, Julep's, Lemaire, Rappahannock & more!

The first Crab Cake Week will highlight and support The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay during the week with participating restaurants serving local and sustainably sourced Chesapeake Bay blue crabs with 10% being donated to the Alliance.

Find more information about Crab Cake Week here!

6. 20th Anniversary of the Riverfront Historic Canal Cruises

June 5 at The Turning Basin

Twenty years later to the day, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, Riverfront Canal Cruises will be offering FREE canal boat rides from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in recognition of their 20th anniversary. Visitors will also receive a FREE frozen treat during those three hours courtesy of Venture Richmond.

Find more information about Canal Cruises here!

7. RVA First Fridays Art Walk

June 5 at The Arts District

Explore galleries, shops, restaurants, non-profits and more on the first Friday of every month as the city celebrates the arts.

Find more information about First Fridays here!

8. The Really Big Show

June 7 at ART 180

ART 180 is shutting down the streets and filling it with beautiful youth art, food trucks, dancing, live musical performances, games, and more in the Arts & Cultural District and the historic, vibrant Jackson Ward neighborhood they call home! This high-energy annual event provides a rich opportunity for young people from ART 180 program sites across Richmond to share their art, and for the public to celebrate and encourage their creative expression.

Find more information about The Really Big Show here!

9. Music in the Garden

Thursdays in June at The Valentine

The Valentine is kicking off its free Music in the Garden series in June! Taking place in the Valentine Garden on June 6, 13 and 20, these free events will offer audiences unique, family-friendly performances in a beautiful atmosphere, as well as free access to the Valentine’s exhibitions. Each evening will feature two performances by musicians from different genres and distinct styles, encouraging fans to interact and explore their musical boundaries. Beer and wine will be on sale, and the Carriage House Cafe at the Valentine will be open.

Find more information about Music in the Garden here!

10. 2nd Best Comedy Fest

June 6-8 at Coalition Theater

Local, national and MAYBE international comedy acts will descend upon Richmond, VA for 3 nights of shows, workshops and parties for the 2nd Best Comedy Fest!

Find more information about 2nd Best Comedy Fest here!

11. Richmond Night Market

June 8 at 17th Street Farmer's Market

The Richmond Night Market is a monthly social embedded in the heart of the arts and culture scene in RVA filled with vendors, live music and activities for all ages!

Find more information about the Night Market here!

12. Richmond Bacon Festival

June 9 at 17th Street Farmer's Market

Bacon lovers unite! The Richmond Bacon Festival, a celebration of all things bacon, is back this June! A variety of craft beer will be provided by the event's sponsor, Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company. There will be all things bacon, live music, drinks & fun!

Find more information about the Bacon Festival here!

13. Jam Sandwich

June 15 at Mayo Island

Jam Sandwich is bringing you fresh-baked jams hot out of the oven this year! Come to their "secret spot" on Mayo Island, in the middle of Richmond, for a whole day full of friends, good times, and great jams. Live music all day from 12-10pm, vendors, food trucks, beer and cocktails!

Find more information about Jam Sandwich here!

14. India Mela

June 15 at Greater Richmond Convention Center

India Mela is an all-day fiesta welcoming all to a revelry of cultural pageantry, glittering stage performances, regional cuisines, gregarious socializing, frolicking fun and celebration of the diversity of India. A one-of-a-kind event that will delight you with a rich palette of colorful memories splashing over reminiscent of celebrations from every part of India.

Find more information about India Mela here!

15. Friday Cheers

Fridays in May & June at Brown's Island

In 2019, Friday Cheers celebrates its 35th anniversary. As the longest running and largest event of its kind in Richmond, Friday Cheers showcases some of the nation’s hottest touring bands and all-time regional favorites. This family-friendly event has been named Style Weekly’s “Best Concert Series” in Richmond the last seven years in a row. Tickets to individual shows are $5 or $10, but children 12 and under are FREE!

Find more information about Friday Cheers here!