Free & Cheap Events May 22-25

Hope no one gets hypothermia hanging out in the pool this Memorial Day weekend! There are fewer organized activities because of the holiday, which always seems backwards to me.

Friday night is The Zac Brown Band playing Friday Cheers on Browns Island, and Fourth Friday art openings just across the river in Manchester.

Enjoy music, hot dogs, and games during May Play Day on Saturday at Armour House and Gardens at Meadowview Park (10am-2pm, 4001 Clarendon Rd) And if you haven’t had your fill of strawberries this season, don’t miss the Strawberry Fields Festival at Gallmeyer Farms Berry Patch, (3622 Darbytown Court) where you can pick you own and hear live music starting at 11am.

Memorial Day, very appropriately, hosts a number of free “memorial” events– Ceremonies at the Virginia War Memorial and Fort Harrison National Cemetery, a Carillon concert in Byrd Park, and a parade at Lakeside Elementary.


6pm – 9:30pm Friday Cheers – Browns Island
7pm – 10pm Fourth Friday Opening at ArtWorks – 320 Hull St
7pm – 10pm Fourth Friday Opening at artspace – 2 E. 4th St


10am – 2pm May Play Day – Armour House and Gardens at Meadowview Park
11am – 6pm Strawberry Fields Festival – Gallmeyer Farms Berry Patch

1pm – 1:30pm Patrick Henry Summer Reenactment Series – St. John’s Church

10am – 11am Memorial Day Ceremony – Virginia War Memorial
12pm – 1pm Memorial Day Ceremony – Fort Harrison National Cemetery
2pm – 3pm Henrico County Memorial Day Parade – Lakeside Elementary School
4pm – 5pm Memorial Day Carillon Concert – Carillon, Byrd Park

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