Free & Cheap Events April 17-19

Revel in a beautiful spring weekend!

Saturday’s packed with free outdoor events, including 3 Earth Day festivals. There’s also the YMCA Healthy Kids Day at several locations around town.

The day will be filled with opportunities to bond as a family as you learn how to lead healthy lifestyles including regular exercise and proper diet – even if you’re not a YMCA member! Activities will vary by location, but may include professional sport demonstrations, healthy games and activities, group exercises, nutrition education, water safety demonstrations, contests, prizes and more!
Three locations: the Manchester Family YMCA, 7540 Hull Street Road; the Chickahominy Family YMCA, 5401 Whiteside Road; and the Tuckahoe Family YMCA, 9211 Patterson Ave. 474-4344
For schedule at each location, click here

Sunday afternoon presents a tough choice between Richmond Craft Mafia’s Spring Bada-Bing craft show (over 60 artists and designers), and the World Music Festival in the Greek Theater at University of Richmond.

3pm – 4pm
Jenkins Greek Theater, University of Richmond
Enjoy a mini-festival of world music this spring at the University of Richmond. Free live performances will feature traditional music of Brazil, Java, Bali, West Africa, Cuba, India and the Middle East. Balinese, Javanese, West African, Middle-Eastern, Indian and Brazilian music and dance will be performed by local ensembles with guest master musicians and dancers. This laid-back smorgasbord of world grooves and moves is kid friendly! Tickets are not required for this free event.
Rain Location: Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music

Friday, April 17
Family Game Night at Walkerton Tavern

Saturday, April 18
A Walk for Children’s Health at Byrd Park
Earth Day Richmond and Fish Festival
Fool For Art Festival at John Tyler Community College
French Food Festival at Little Sisters of the Poor
Richmond Festival of Music at Magnolia Grange
Creative Art Place Grand Opening
Earth Day Celebration at Three Lakes Park
Nature Fair & Plant Sale at Crestwood Elementary School
YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Sunday, April 19
Craft Mafia Spring Bada-Bing! at Plant Zero
World Music Concert at U of R’s Jenkins Greek Theater
Beethoven Festival at Westminster Presbyterian Church

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