Summer in Richmond, Virginia is full of activities for outdoor adventurers, art connoisseurs, music enthusiasts, and sports fans of all ages!
Festival of the Arts
The 65th Annual Festival of the Arts takes place this summer. Featuring hundreds of local performers and showcasing a variety of performing artforms, the Festival is a Richmond tradition made possible by the Department of Parks and Recreation and community partners.
Our newest summer experience, RVA Summer Nights. Join us throughout the city as we bring music to the parks.
Below, you can find the schedule of events taking place on the Dogwood Dell Main Stage throughout the summer.
|June 17||Legacy Band - R&B||Music||8 p.m.|
|June 18||KOS - Pop, Beach||Music||8 p.m.|
|June 25||City Dance Theatre Recital||Dance||6 p.m.|
|June 26||Revenge of the 80s||Music||8 p.m.|
|June 30||Barefoot in the Park||Theater||8:30 p.m.|
|July 1||Barefoot in the Park||Theater||8:30 p.m.|
|July 2||Barefoot in the Park||Theater||8:30 p.m.|
|July 4||Fourth of July Celebration||Festival||6 p.m.|
|July 8||A Tribute to Prince||Music||8 p.m.|
|July 9||Latin Jazz Conspiracy||Music||8 p.m.|
|July 10||Gospel Fest with the Belles||Festival||5 p.m.|
|July 15||Capitol Opera Richmond||Music||8 p.m.|
|July 16||English Channel||Music||8 p.m.|
|July 22-24||The Addams Family||Theater||8:30 p.m.|
|July 29-31||The Addams Family||Theater||8:30 p.m.|
|August 5||Plunky - Jazz Fusion||Music||8 p.m.|
|August 6||Yes And - Heart Cover Band||Music||8 p.m.|
|August 12||Mighty Joshua - Reggae||Music||8 p.m.|
|August 14||Summer Theater Intensive Presents||Theater||8 p.m.|
|August 19||Weekend Plans - Jazz, Soul, Hip Hop||Music||8 p.m.|
|August 20||Festival of Virginia Fiddling||Festival||3 p.m.|
|August 27||Latin Jazz Festival||Festival||3 p.m.|
|September 10||Afro Fest||Festival||3 p.m.|
RVA Summer Nights
Mark your calendars! Thursday nights throughout summer are filled with the music of Richmond's best local talent.
All performances start at 6 p.m.
|June 23||Monroe Park||Weekend Plans|
|June 30||Fonticello Park||DJ Janaye Cotman|
|July 7||Humphrey Calder Community Center||Center Stage Band|
|July 14||Ann Hardy Plaza||DJ Rayvonn|
|July 21||Broad Rock Sports Complex||Quimbao|
|July 28||Jefferson Park||Shades of Grey|
|August 4||Charlie D. Sydnor Playground||DJ Tony & Ty Bizzy|
|August 11||17th Street Market||Prince Tribute Night|
|August 18||Forest Hill Park||Joe the Spy Band|
|August 25||Battery Park||Richmond Police Department Band|
Summer Camps by Parks and Rec
The city's Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities offers many quality summer camp options for young folks, whether they're interested in sports, the arts, or outdoor activities. The department also offers year-round activities for students in the Richmond area.
Summer Meals for Kids
School may be out of session, but daily meals for students are still available to Richmond families.
Use the USDA Food and Nutrition Service "Meals for Kids" map to find free meals near you.