It's officially summer! Almost, well Monday it will be mostly official. The Richmond Region is rolling out the red carpet for you with a long weekend of just about perfect temps and lots of good stuff to get up to and into. Here's your guide for you RVA Weekend: Long (and not so) hot!




Friday Cheers: RVA Music Night

When: Friday 6 p.m. Where: Brown's Island What? Catch RVA Music for $5 from Bio Ritmo, The Milkstains & HonkyTonk Heroes





Downbeat Switch @ Hardywood

When: Friday 5:30 p.m. Where: Hardywood Park What? Downbeat Switch are an aptly named Richmond, Virginia based rock band that was formed in 2002. After some lineup changes over the past few years, DbS have found their core group and honed their abilities and sound into a tightly knit, original phenomenon to call their own. The band's funk, rock, soul, pop, and reggae infusion helped them stand out within the local music scene.


































Gallmeyer Farms Strawberry Fields Festival

When: Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Where: The Berry Patch, 3622 Darbytown Court, Richmond VA 23231 What? FREE admission- free parking! Fresh local strawberries (pick your own or pre-picked) and spring vegetables available. Live music Nick Smith 10:30- 11:45 Southern Comfort 12:15- 1:30 Heart of Country 2:00- 3:15 Amy Ladd 3:45- 5:00 Craft vendors & local businesses! Hay rides & pony rides!





Richmond Kickers v. Pittsburgh Riverhounds

When: Saturday 7 p.m. Where: 3201 Maplewood Ave., Richmond, VA What? Soccer! The pre-game party begins at 5:30 p.m. with Happy Hour specials, live music from Lucas & Friends, legendary RVA food trucks including Mediterranean-inspired fare from Sticks Kebob Shop and craft beer on tap.




Memorial Day Concert at the Carillon

When: Monday 4 p.m. Where: Byrd Park Carillon What? The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities will host its annual Memorial Day Concert on Monday, May 25 at Byrd Park. Beginning at 4 p.m. at the World War I Memorial Carillon, the city carillonneur Larry Robinson will pay tribute to our nation’s veterans through the ringing of the Carillon Bells followed by a concert from The Virginians Barbershop Chorus. Mr. Robinson is a dedicated musician who has made the Carillon bells his vocation for more than 50 years.