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Walk for Wishes, Party for the Planet, Richmond International Film and Music Festival and more this weekend

Here’s a list of fun events happening around Central Virginia this weekend.

Walk for Wishes
Saturday, April 27 at 9:30 a.m.
Stony Point Fashion Park
9200 Stony Point Pkwy, Richmond, Virginia

Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia is a nonprofit that grants the wishes of children in Virginia diagnosed with critical medical conditions. This family-friendly event features a leisurely two-mile route and fun activities for all ages, and helps raise much-needed funds to grant wishes that bring hope to children when it’s needed. Click here for details.

Richmond International Film and Music Festival (RIFF)
Through Sunday, April 28 at venues around RVA.

RIFF, one of the largest international competitive film festivals in the Mid-Atlantic, brings cutting edge film & music to Richmond. For details click here

Party for the Planet
Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Historic Tredegar
500 Tredegar Street
Richmond, Va. 23219

The event includes local music, arts and crafts, the Richmond Earth Day 5K Race Without a Trace along the James River, and exhibits and activities for both children and adults emphasizing sustainability, health and the environment. Admission is free and well-behaved, leashed dogs are also welcome. Click here for more details.

Tim Reid's 2019 Spring Fashion Showcase by Legacy Media Institute
Saturday, April 27, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
RVA Event Space
1 East 4th Street
Richmond, Va.

The 4th (fourth) annual Fashion Showcase to benefit the Legacy Media Institute (a 501(C)3 organization). The Showcase will feature an international line-up of designers and beautiful fashions. Click here for details.

Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk
Saturday, April 27, 8:30 a.m.
Pole Green Park
8996 Pole Green Park Lane
Mechanicsville, Va.

An inaugural Tunnel to Towers 5k Run & Walk in Hanover County in memory of Lt. Brad Clark, will also benefit Tunnel To Towers Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and support families of fallen military and first responders and Gold Star families.  The organization was founded in memory of Stephen Siller, who died to save others on September 11, 2001. The Run/Walk is in Memory of Lt. Brad Clark a Hanover County Fire-EMS who was killed and three other firefighters were injured after their firetruck was rear-ended on I-295 near Pole Green Road in October 2018, while working an accident. Entry fee is $25 to participate. Participants can sign up here.

Herbs Galore & More at Maymont
Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Maymont
1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, Va. 23220

Guests can peruse unique garden and herb-related goods from dozens of vendors at the Marketplace on Maymont’s Carriage House Lawn, learn from herb specialists during Meet the Expert sessions, and enjoy local food trucks while relishing the start of spring. This year’s event is presented by Hamilton Beach Brands and supported by Wegman’s and Colesville Nursery. For more information, call 804-358-7166 or click here

French Food Festival
Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
1503 Michaels Road
Henrico, Va. 23229

The RVA French Food Festival highlights the French culture, food, music, and wine, all for a wonderful cause -- Little Sisters of the Poor. From a Parisian marketplace featuring local vendors, to entertainment from fantastic musicians and even local favorite Jonathan the Juggler, to a dish of Chef Paul Elbling’s Boeuf Bourguignon.

FUTURE EVENTS 

Que Pasa Festival
Saturday, May 4, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Downtown Canal Walk
139 Virginia Street
Richmond, Va. 23219

Richmond Downtown Canal Walk comes alive with the Annual Que Pasa Festival, The event is sponsored by The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Highlights include family fun, music, entertainment, and canal boats decorated a city in Mexico called Xochimilco. Que Pasa  celebrates and showcases Virginia’s diverse Latino community and businesses. The event is free but consider making a donation to help keep it free. Details visit https://www.vahcc.com/que-pasa

Arts in the Park
Saturday, May 4 & Sunday, May 5
Byrd Park
600 South Boulevard
Richmond, Va. 23220

The Carillon Civic Association announces its 48th annual Arts in the Park show and sale at the Carillon in Byrd Park. More than 450 artists from around the U.S. will gather in Byrd Park to display everything from fine art of classic and contemporary paintings, to photography, pottery, jewelry and home and garden accessories. Arts in the Park is recognized as one of the top art shows in the country and is an event people around the entire state of Virginia look forward to each year. Arts in the Park has FREE Parking and FREE Shuttles available at the City Stadium parking lot. There is also handicap parking available at the park. No pets please. For more details visit https://richmondartsinthepark.com/

Unity Ride for Sickle Cell
Saturday, May 4
Zion Baptist Church
225 Byrne St.
Petersburg, Va.

The Ladies of Elegance, Inc., and the Sickle Cell Bike Committee in conjunction with MCV Foundation are gearing up this year:  Eleventh Annual “Unity Ride” for Sickle Cell. The goal of the Unity Ride is to heighten awareness of Sickle Cell Disease and raise much needed funds for Sickle Cell research and supportive services for patients and family members. The ride will take place on Saturday, May 4. Staging will take place in the parking lot of the Zion Baptist Church, 225 Byrne St., (Halifax & Byrne) one block before Health Department, Petersburg, Va. beginning at 9 a.m. The first bike out at 11 a.m. and ending in the parking lot of Second Baptist Church, 3300 Broad Rock Blvd. in Richmond about 11:50 A.M. For details click here.

Friday Cheers
Fridays May 3 - June 28 from 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Brown's Island
Bottom of 12th Street on the James River

The longest-running and largest event of its kind in RVA, showcasing some of the nation’s hottest touring bands and some all-time regional favorites. The only summer concert series held along the James River, Cheers draws 3,000-6,000 people per week to Richmond’s picturesque Brown’s Island, a park-like setting situated between the Canal Walk and the scenic James River. No pets are allowed. Children 12 and under are free. Details here

Click here for our complete list of events happening in Central Virginia this weekend. Don't see your event or have an event we should feature, click here to add it to our calendar. And be sure to watch CBS 6 News at 7 p.m. for Antoinette Essa’s "A List" event previews.

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