What to do in RVA for Memorial Day Weekend 2022

Saturday, May 28th

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's 'A Million Blooms' & 'M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE!'

The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more.

PopUp RVA at The Diamond

RVA's Largest Weekly Vendor Market is BACK for our 2nd Season!

Featuring dozens of artisan, craft, and other local business vendors.

LIVE MUSIC every week!

PLUS: Beer & Wine and Food Trucks!

See the growing list of participating vendors at: https://PopUpRVA.com/

Types of vendors include: Woodworking, Art & Homemade, Activities & Games, Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories, Kitchen & Beverage, Beauty Supplies & Services, Pet & Pet Supplies, Desserts, Beer & Wine, Locally Grown Products, CBD, VA Distilleries, Non-Profit & Cause Based, & MORE!

Richmond Flying Squirrels vs. Hartford Yard Goats- Memorial Day Celebration and Fireworks

In-Your-Face Fireworks & Memorial Day Celebration

Kick off Memorial Day weekend and summer at The Diamond! Enjoy fireworks from up close and inside the fences after the game.

Gates: 5:00 PM | First Pitch: 6:05 PM

Sunday, May 29th

History of Church Hill Walking Tour

Location: Patrick Henry Park, On the corner of East Broad and 24th Streets.
Richmond, VA
Time: 2:00-3:30pm
Price: Children- Free, Valentine Museum Members-$10 Adults-$20

American Revolutionary Patrick Henry once shouted the legendary words, “Give me liberty or give me death!” in this iconic Richmond district. Join the most experienced guides in Richmond to explore the evolving history of one of Richmond's oldest neighborhoods, from historic St. John’s Church and beautiful examples of Queen Anne architecture, to modern renovation efforts, scenic parks and a thriving restaurant scene.

Monday, May 30th

Never Forget Memorial Run

The Virginia Commonwealth University Police, in partnership with VFW Post 6364, are hosting a silent run on Memorial Day to honor those who lost their lives in service to the country.

Runners of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join the third annual Never Forget Memorial Run, which begins at VCU's Siegel Center, runs through the heart of the campus and ends at the Virginia War Memorial.

Registration for the free event begins at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25, followed by opening remarks and guest speakers at 11 a.m. The run will begin promptly at noon.

Runners are asked to wear white shirts to create a uniform appearance.

Sandston Memorial Day Parade

Celebrate Memorial Day with a parade through Sandston and live music, activities, and exhibitor booths after!

Event Schedule:

1 pm – Sandston Parade 
*Starts on Williamsburg Road where it intersects with Beulah Road. Proceeds west and disbands at North Confederate Avenue

2-4 pm – Block Party
*Sandston Recreation Area on JB Finley Street

After the parade, enjoy live music, games for kids, bounce house, free ice cream, history of Sandston displays in the rec center, mobile video game truck, hot dogs for sale to benefit Sandston Youth Association, Henrico Fire, Hanover Flying Club, and local organizations.

Happy Memorial Day

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