The F.R.E.E. List May 18-20

Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events free admission unless noted.


Dominion Riverrock – Friday; Brown’s Island
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Lebanese Food Festival – Friday 10am-10pm; St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church, 4611 Sadler Road, Glen Allen
Enjoy Favorite Lebanese Delicacies, Sweets, Music, Dancing

Target $1 Family Night ($1) – Friday 5-7:30pm; Children’s Museum of Richmond Central
Bring the whole family to enjoy what The Children’s Museum of Richmond – Central has to offer from 5:00-7:30pm on the third Friday of every month for just $1 per person

Live Sky ($5) – Friday 6pm; Science Museum of Virginia
Venus is getting ready to take its last trip across the sun in our lifetimes! Museum scientists introduce you to the transit of Venus as you discover this planet’s weather – some of the most interesting in the solar system. The actual transit of Venus – when Venus appears to move across the face of the sun – will be June 5 and may be seen in our area starting a 6:04 pm until the sun sets at 8:28 pm, weather permitting. The next transit of Venus will be in 2117! After the event, weather permitting, we will point telescopes up into the vastness of space.


Dominion Riverrock – Saturday; Brown’s Island
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Lebanese Food Festival – Saturday 10am-10pm; St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church, 4611 Sadler Road, Glen Allen
(See Friday)

Welcome Home Our Heroes Parade – Saturday 10am; beginning at Kensington Ave, proceeding down Boulevard to Byrd Park
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hanover heritage day

Hanover Tavern Heritage Day ($5 suggested donation) – Saturday 10am-3pm; Hanover Tavern
Knibb’s Battery will be demonstrating the process of preparing, loading, and firing Civil War artillery throughout the day. At 11:15 meet Hanover lady and listen to her stories of civilian life during the Civil War and don’t miss out on the free guided tours of Hanover Tavern at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm. This event is free with a suggested donation of $5.00. For more information call 804-537-5050

Camp Wilton on the James – Saturday 10am-4pm; Wilton House, 215 S. Wilton Rd
For 10 days in May of 1781, Marquis de Lafayette and over 900 troops made camp in the tobacco fields surrounding Wilton before the Siege of Yorktown. This weekend-long, living history encampment will have several demonstrations of the military drill of the Continental soldier. Enter Lafayette’s Continental camp and find out how soldiers –and camp followers–slept, ate, and lived while on the march. Entrance to encampment is free. Admission fee for the historic house and exhibit still apply. For more information please contact (804)282-5936 ext. 4 or

Imagination Richmond – Saturday 10am-2pm; The Shops at Willow Lawn
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kids to parks day

Kids to Parks Day ($5 parking)- Saturday 10:30am ; Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road
Pocahontas State Park is offering a variety of programs as part of National Kids to Parks day. Self Guided Park Backpacks and rental GPS units are available at the park office. Try our new Geocaching game – VSP Pocahontas Blooming Adventure 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join our Jr. Ranger Family Amazing Race 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Register in advance $12/family) Join us on a Guided Hike 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Discover our Nature Center 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing canoe paddle along Swift Creek ($9 per person, or $6 each for families of 4 or more)

Blacksmithing: Too Many Irons in the Fire – Saturday 12:30-3:30pm; Meadow Farm Museum
For all ages. The blacksmith was a very important member of the 19th-century rural community. Watch and listen to the blacksmith as the iron gets red-hot and the smith pounds and bends it into useful objects. Information: 501-2130.

May Play Day – Saturday 1-5pm; The Armour House & Gardens
For all ages. Come join us for old-fashioned family fun, music, games, crafts, gardening activities, food vendors, and more! The Armour House and its beautiful gardens will be open for tours too! Information: 343-3506.


Dominion Riverrock – Sunday; Brown’s Island
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Lebanese Food Festival – Sunday 10am-8pm; St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church, 4611 Sadler Road, Glen Allen
(See Friday)

Camp Wilton on the James – Sunday 10am-4pm; Wilton House, 215 S. Wilton Rd
(See Saturday)

Pandas in the Park – Sunday 3-5pm; Dorey Recreation Center
For all ages. It’s pandamania time! Make a cool panda mask (while supplies last), and join us for the panda slide and panda pokey. Paw around in the balloon patch looking for a prize sticker, and bring your camera for a family photo opportunity in the panda jungle. Information: 795-2334.

Greater Richmond Children’s Choir 15th Anniversary Spring Concert – Saturday 4pm; Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 8 N. Laurel St.
Admission is free! Come help us celebrate this milestone. All levels of GRCC will perform. If you are thinking about enrolling in GRCC this is a perfect opportunity to hear all our choirs. Come hear some great kids sing some wonderful music!

Music in the Park – Sunday 6pm; Forest Hill Park
Bring a picnic and listen to salsa music from Bio Ritmo

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