KidFest Carnival!
Sat, May 2, 1-4pm, Deep Run Park
Step right up to the fun at the KidFest Carnival! Join us for juggling shows and clowns; and get your picture taken with our larger-than-life ringmaster on stilts. Meet animals, fly through the air like an acrobat, play games, enjoy cotton candy and popcorn giveaways, and have more fun than you can even imagine as Deep Run Park transforms into a carnival just for an afternoon! Concessions will be available to purchase. Information: bog09@henrico.us


War Between the Tastes: Civil War Food Festival
Sat, May 9, noon-4pm, Free.  Meadow Farm Museum
Henrico County Recreation and Parks is bringing you a different twist on the popular Richmond area food festival at “War Between the Tastes: Civil War Food Festival. Explore Civil War history with your five senses! Learn about a variety of historical methods for food preparation to feed an army of thousands. Watch competitors cook using the techniques of 19th century and vote for your favorite group. Help create and sample popular foods of the era at a variety of interactive stations. Join us for activities, games, presentations, and music from the 1860s in this unique way to learn about the past.Information: den63@henrico.us

Event will include:

  • Unique Food Network like Cooking Competition
  • Ice Cream and Butter Churning
  • Corn Roasting
  • Coffee Brewing
  • Civil War Camp Cooking
  • Southern Food Substitutes
  • Demonstrations on the influence of African foods on the South
  • Period music by Marshall and Company
  • Tasting demonstrations while supplies last.

Senior Party in the Park & Wellness Fair
Thur, May 14, 10am-1pm,  Eastern Henrico Recreation Center
Ages 50+. Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks and Senior Connections will once again sponsor this informative and entertaining event. Health screenings, vendors, carnival games, entertainment, and music. Let us take you back in time as we bring the carnival fun to you! Information: sne02@henrico.us


Bark in the Park
Sat, May 16, 10am-1pm, 2K Dog Walk – 10:45am, Deep Run Park
Henrico Recreation and Parks is teaming up with the Henrico Humane Society to offer the 8th annual Bark in the Park event. Bring your best furry friend for a day of fun-filled family activities. An expo of local vendors will be on hand providing various products and services for your pets. Enjoy dog contests, music, children’s activities and more. While admission is free for the event, there is a $25 registration fee for the 2K Dog Walk ($10 for kids 6-12, kids 5 and under and dogs are free). All proceeds benefit Henrico Humane Society. To register for the dog walk go online to henricohumane.org. Concessions will be available for purchase. Event information: tru08@henrico.us


British Sports Cars in America
Sun, May 17, 2-3:30pm, Dorey Park

All ages. It was the 1960’s era and the British Invasion was underway! James Bond popularized the Aston-Martin and the automotive industry greeted the sports car legends of Jaugar, MG, Austin-Healy, and more! Bruce Woodson from the Richmond Region AACA will guide you through a multimedia presentation, car viewings, and maybe even a spot of tea! Information: nol@henrico.us

Sandston Memorial Day Parade
Mon, May 25, 1:30pm,  Williamsburg Road

The American Legion Posts 242 and 144 are hosting the 7th Annual Sandston Memorial Day Parade on Williamsburg Road. This year’s parade theme is Honoring Korean War Veterans. Prior to the parade, a memorial service will be held at Seven Pines National Cemetery at noon. These events are to acknowledge and honor our veterans, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Information:  www.ehba.us/parade or mur12@henrico.us

Celebrate Varina
Sat, Jun 6, 4-10pm, Dorey Park
Celebrate Varina by the lake at Dorey Park! Enjoy an evening of family activities including live music, games, and more. Visit some of the community’s finest organizations and enjoy dinner from local food trucks. Complete the day with an outdoor showing of the movie Little Big League. Information: mur12@henrico.us

Hidden Creek Community Day
Sat, Jun 13, noon-4pm, Hidden Creek Park & Community Center
Celebrate the spirit, heritage, and legacy of the Hidden Creek Community. Enhance your day, or just come to play! Music, games, crafts, historical and special presentations. Information: whi28@henrico.us

Picnic and Music in the Park!
Thur, Jun 25, 5:30-8pm,  Deep Run Park
Take the night off from making dinner and join us at Deep Run Park for an evening of good food and good music! Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend a casual evening in the park. Enjoy delicious food from local food truck vendors and stay for a concert at the Nature Pavilion by Henrico Community Band! Information: per22@henrico.us

Star Spangled Fourth of July Celebration
Sat, Jul 4, 1-5pm,  Meadow Farm/Crump Park
Stars are shining and stripes are flying during our annual Fourth of July Celebration! Deck yourself out in red, white and blue and join us for a patriotic parade of color! Wow your senses with Circus Stella and their amazing acrobatic tricks! Cool off in our water-themed “starfish station!” Enjoy pony rides, crafts, face-painting and more in an area just for kids. Go back in time and listen to a historic reading of the Declaration of Independence or visit nearby Courtney Road Gas Station! Music, games, entertainment and so much more are waiting for you! Concessions will be available for purchase. Information: bog09@henrico.us

Cool Fun and Flicks
Fri, Jul 24, 7-10pm, Clarke-Palmore House Museum
What better way to cool down on a hot July evening? Enjoy tasty watermelon (while supplies last) and tours of historic Clarke-Palmore House. Finish the evening with the featured flick Homeward Bound – An Incredible Journey by the light of summer fireflies! Information: nol@henrico.us

BUGSTOCK: A ‘60s VW Happening!
Sun, Aug 23, noon-4pm, Twin Hickory Park
Let’s go retro and return to the 1960s! Enjoy a groovy afternoon of tie-dye, flower power and Volkswagen Bugs and Buses! Enjoy 60’s family fun, music and games including hula hoops and twister as we get swarmed by Beetles for a bug-only cruise-in and show! Have fun reminiscing about your VW roots, while sharing ‘60s, Woodstock, and Herbie stories! Vote for your favorite VW’s while admiring the Richmond Region AACA and Central VA Vintage VW club classic vehicles. Food trucks will be available to refresh the palate! Information: nol@henrico.us

Art Splash!
Sat, Aug 22, 2-4pm,  Eastern Henrico Recreation Center
Dive into creativity at this art showcase! See artists at work and get an early peek at what we have in store for fall! Check out some original creations in our student art exhibit. Get your feet wet and complete an original project to take home! Information: bog09@henrico.us

Music and Movie Night in the Park!
Mon, Aug 31, 7-9:30pm, Dorey Park
Enjoy a night out in the park that includes both a concert and a movie! Henrico Concert Band will start off the evening with music from your favorite movies and television shows. Next, an outdoor showing of the movie, Up will take you on a hilarious journey with an unlikely duo of explorers who launch out to explore the globe via thousands of balloons. Information: per22@henrico.us