List of Memorial Day events
The New Morning Fitness Association presents “Never Forget Memorial Run, 1.4 Mile Silent Run”, Monday, May 27, around noon, through the heart of VCU to the Virginia War Memorial, assembly and sign in between 11:00 -11:45 am, info 804-828-1196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richmond National Battlefield Park, in cooperation with the Department of Veterans Affairs, sponsors a Memorial Day program and wreath-laying to honor and remember those who have died in our nation’s service, especially those soldiers and sailors from the Civil War, 12 p.m., at the Fort Harrison National Cemetery, on the Fort Harrison battlefield, 8620 Varina Road, two miles south of Route 5, More details at 804-226-1981, www.nps.gov/rich or www.Facebook.com/RichmondNPS.
Commonwealth’s Memorial Day Ceremony, co-hosted with American Legion 11th District, program starts at 10aM at the Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street, Thomas Jefferson High School Corps of Cadets Alumni Band will perform in the Shrine from 2-3pm, www.vawarmemorial.org or 804-786-2060.
The New Morning Fitness association presents “Never Forget Memorial Run, 1.4 Mile Silent Run”, around noon, through the heart of VCU to the Virginia War Memorial, assembly and sign in between 11:00 -11:45 am, info 804-828-1196 or email email@example.com.
Memorial Day Service & Parade at Seven Pines Cemetery, 400 East Williamsburg road, service,, 400 East Williamsburg Road, community celebration, music, children’s activities, refreshments, Free, 804-737-4121.
Memorial Ceremony at Museum of the Confederacy, 10:30am at the Museum of the Confederacy, Representatives will memorialize our ancestors by placing two red Azalea plants at its entrance, the ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by a group tour. For more information, please feel free to contact Rev. Dr. Paige Lanier Chargois, Coordinator 643-3825 or 261-6501.
FUTURE EVENTS: Richmond’s Annual Greek Festival, May 30-June 2 at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 30 Malvern Avenue, www.greekfestival.com or 804-358-5996.
National Marrow Donor Program’s 5K Be The Match Walk/Run, benefits patients with blood cancers like Leukemia find a marrow donor and receive a life-saving transplant, Saturday, June 1, in Monroe Park, 620 west Main Street, info www.BeTheMatchWalkRun.org.
6th Annual Broad Appetit Food Festival, Sunday June 2, 11am-6pm, the 100-300 Blocks of Broad Street, restaurants offer $3 small plates of signature dishes, www.broadappetit.com.
The RITE of Spring, Celebrating the 100th Anniversary Richmond Ballet & Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Wednesday, May 29, 7:30,Chrysler Hall Norfolk, vafest.org or 877-741-2787.
Stone Soul Music and Food Festival, featuring Fantasia, BBD, James Fortune, Wess Morgan and other, Saturday, June 1, noon 8:30pm, www.etix.com, www.kissrichmond.com or 804-672-9299 (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm).
23rd Annual Umoja Music Festival, May 24 – 26, nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Portsmouth, Concerts on the Water, concerts free except headliner Saturday, May 25, 7:30pm Chaka Khan, bring lawn chairs recommended, www.umojafestportsmouth.com.
Richmond Bacon Festival, Saturday, June 9th, 12-5pm, 17th Street Farmer’s Market, admission free, food plates from $3 with drinks $6.
Virginia Pork Festival, Wednesday, June 12, 4 -pm, Emporia, Virginia, tickets $35, tickets not sold at the gate, www.porkfestival.com.