Gr8 Weekend Events: Richmond Greek Festival, Fight Against Domestic Violence, Strawberry Faire and more

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Whitney Harris tells you what’s going on this weekend in Central Virginia.

Saturday

Head on over to the 42nd Richmond Greek Festival Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.and Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. You can enjoy great food, dancing, and music. There will also be art, jewelry and other amazing finds at the International Bazaar. “We do have the live music, and we have the dancers, they’ve been practicing since September, and they will dance all four days, there will be sanctuary tours and a choir performance,” said Angelo Phillos who is on the leadership committee for the Richmond Greek Festival. It’s all at the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral located at 30 Malvern Avenue in Richmond. 

Saturday you can also stop by the first annual Fight Against Domestic Violence Charity Ride hosted by the  Tuskegee Airman Motorcycle Club of Richmond. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Carol Adams Foundation Inc. which offers services to those in need and brings awareness about this silent epidemic. “We have to step up to the plate and we have to do something about this because if the violence is in the household, then everything else can’t be good,” said Carol Adams, the Founder/CEO of the Carol Adams Foundation, Inc. “If you’re in that environment and it’s eggshells, and it’s really like a war zone and you don’t have any piece or any quiet and we really don’t want our babies living like that.” The ride will take you through the city of Richmond with a police escort followed by a ceremony and vendors. The event starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. and will begin at the Arthur Ashe Junior Athletic Center on N. Boulevard.

Looking for something sweet? Head on over to the Ashland Strawberry Faire. This one day event is jam packed with strawberries, family events and vendors. Proceeds from the event will provide scholarships and grants to local non-profits groups. This event will be held at Randolph-Macon College from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Enjoy a day celebrating paws with pints! The Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers is hosting Richmond’s first annual Barkitecture and Kitty Couture Event. You’ll get to see some cool and innovative dog houses and kitty cottages created by their very own design community. A portion of the proceeds go to the Richmond Annual League. The event will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Isley Brewing Co. on Summit Ave. in Richmond.

Sunday

Get a taste of Broad Street with Broad Appetit! They’ll have local craft beer, wine, live music, kids activities and of course plenty of food! I’ts on Broad Street between Henry and Adams Streets from 11 .am. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Superheroes are taking over Richmond on Sunday! You can join the Heart Heroes and Mended Little Hearts of Central Va. at Bryan Park for the second annual Superhero Heart Run! This is a family-friendly, super-hero themed 5K and 2K to raise awareness for congenital heart defects. Make sure you wear your superhero costume and cape! Check in and family activities begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K and 2K begin at 10:30 a.m.

ARC Summer Fest continues today. The community festival has family events for all ages including live music, wine tasting, outdoor movies and more! It’s from noon to 4 p.m. at the Greater Richmond ARC on Saunders Ave.

Stop by the Virginia Historical Society Summer Book Sale today. For the first time ever, they’ve got vinyl. Check it out between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and you can rack up on gently used fiction and non-fiction books at discounted prices. All money raised from the sale will support their educational initiatives.

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