Here’s a list of fun events happening around Central Virginia this weekend.
Carytown Watermelon Festival
Sunday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Carytown in Richmond
The 36th annual Carytown Watermelon Festival returns with live music and entertainers, hundreds of street vendors, and the Shriners will be at it again, slicing through hundreds of watermelons.
Filipino Food Festival
Friday from 5 - 10 p.m. | Saturday from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (8200 Woodman Road in Henrico)
The 14th annual Filipino Food Festival returns this year with a look at the culture and cuisine of the Philippines. In addition to authentic Filipino foods, enjoy cultural performances, entertainment and live bands performing throughout the day, health screenings, and kids activities. Admission is free, just pay as you go for food and drinks.
For more information, call 804-262-7315 or visit https://filipinofestival.org/
Richmond Jazz & Music Festival
Gates open at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday
Maymont (1700 Hampton Street in Richmond)
The 10th annual Richmond Jazz & Music Festival is Saturday, August 10th, Maymont – Gates open at 11am, Sunday, August 11th, Maymont - gates open at 11am.
Details: t https://www.facebook.com/pg/rjmfest/events/
Saturday at 9 a.m.
Celebration Church (5501 Midlothian Turnpike in Richmond)
The Northside Coalition for Children, INC. is holding their Back-to-School Rally Saturday at Celebration Church.
Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment
Continues through Aug. 18
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (200 N Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond)
Visitors are given the opportunity not only to view spectacular Buddhist art from the 9th century to as recent as 2016, but also to take part in the narrative it presents of a quest for enlightenment. For participants and viewers alike, the exhibition offers a pause from the ordinary noise of daily living and a chance to contemplate and reflect.