Redskins Fan Appreciation Day, Saturday, August 3rd, gates open at 9am. The event starts at noon and player practice will begin at 1pm for a couple of hours. Fans are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and to arrive early at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Camp, Fan Appreciation Day draws a crowd of about 20,000 to 25,000. Visit redskinsrva.bonsecours.com/fan-appreciation-day-schedule.
Music for Massey benefit concert for VCU Massey Cancer Center, Tuesday, August 6th, gates open at 5:30, concert at 6pm at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, features Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers and Railroad Earth. www.ticketstobuy.com or www.musicformassey.com.
5th annual Jazz and Food Festival hosted by St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Saturday, August 3rd, non -7:30pm, family-fun day featuring Plunky & Oneness, James “Saxmo” Gates, Carlton Ayles, Curv Appeal, Nicky McMullen and music by DJ Mike, vendors, seniors and communities issues addressed, donation $5, 2712 Second Avenue in Highland Park, visit www.stelizcc.org.
Virginia Beer Live, kick off to Virginia Beer Month in Richmond, Friday, August 2nd, 5:30-19:30pm, at The Richmond Coliseum, the first indoor Virginia Craft Beer featuring over 20 Virginia-based Breweries, music and food. Tickets at Ticketmaster 800‐745‐3000 or
Virginia Stampede Rodeo at Colonial Downs, featuring bareback bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing and calf roping and other events, admission adults $20 at the gate & $5 children 12 & younger, www.colonialdowns.com or 804-966-7223.
African American Leadership Summit hosted by The National African-American Empowerment Association(NAARA) is Saturday, August 3rd, 3-5pm at Flatheads Restaurant, 3125 Wharf Street, former location of the Annabel Lee, special homage to Maggie L. Walker and a discussion on the Trayvon Martin verdict, for details visit http://www.naaea.weebly.com or 804-551-6632.
4th annual Richmond Jazz Festival, August 9 -10 at Maymont featuring more than 20 artists and musicians, www.jazzatmaymont.com.
Annual Filipino Festival, August 9 & 10, dance, music and authentic goods at Our Lady of of Lourdes,8200 Woodman Road, www.filipinofestival.org.
Richmond International Dragon Boat Festival, James River Rocketts Landing, boat races start at 2pm, 5000 Old Osborne Turnpike, www.sportsbackers.org.
30th annual Carytown Watermelon Festival, Sunday, August 11, 10am-6pm, in Carytown, www.carytownrva.org.