Spring & Summer 2014


Spring Festival
Sat, Apr 26, 1-4pm at Walkerton Tavern
Join in the revelry of the spring season at one of Henrico County’s historical gems! Music by Chris Campbell, crafts, games, face painting, tours of the tavern, food and drink will be a part of this celebration. Information: 261-6898.

World Tai Chi Day
Sat, Apr 26, 9:30-11am at Deep Run Park
On the last Saturday of April each year, tens of thousands of people across the globe practice the ancient art of Tai Chi. This very special event will feature basic instruction in the Sun style for beginners and various demonstrations of other styles. At 10 am, everyone will join together to practice Tai Chi as it moves in a wave across the earth. No previous experience necessary. Instruc­tor: Jack Fuller. Information: 501-5114.

Sat, May 3, 1-4pm at Deep Run Park
Calling all kids, a day in the park just for you! Children of all ages can try their hand at a game on carnival row, take a thrilling ride down the inflatable slide, battle through the obstacle course, dance to their favorite music, explore the Bookmobile, check out educational displays by local agencies and businesses, pet a monkey, meet animals at the “Children’s Farm,” and enjoy much more at this kid-tailored event! Concessions will be available for purchase. Information: 270-2161.

Ice Cream Socials
Treat your family to delicious free Bruster’s ice cream while listening to the music of the Henrico Concert Band, making homemade ice cream, and playing your favorite backyard games. Tours of these historic gems will also be available. Information: 652-3409 or 261-6898.

  • Sun, May 18, 4-6pm  Clarke-Palmore House Museum
  • Sun, Jun 15, 4-6pm Walkerton Tavern

May Play Day
Sat, May 17, 2-5pm at The Armour House and Gardens
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! Information: 343-3506.

Memorial Day Festivities in Sandston
Mon, May 26
The American Legion Sandston Posts 242 and 144 are hosting several ceremonies and events in honor of our veterans, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. This year’s theme is “Honoring Vietnam Veterans: 50 Years.” For more information, please call 737-4121 or go online to www.ehba.us/parade.

  • Noon – Memorial Service at Seven Pines National Cemetery
  • 1pm – 6th Annual Sandston Memorial Day Parade on Williamsburg Rd
  • 2pm – Post Parade Celebration at Sandston Ball Fields (J.B. Finley Rd.) Enjoy family activities, educational booths, free food and drinks, live music, and more.

Art in the Afternoon
Sun, Jun 1, 1-4pm at  Walkerton Tavern
Enjoy unique art and history exhibits on display in four historic sites along Mountain Road in Glen Allen. Displays will be located at the Virginia Randolph Museum, Walkerton Tavern, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, and Meadow Farm. A drawing will be held to give away unique door prizes created by local artisans. Information: 261-6898.

Varina Day
Sat, Jun 7, 10am-2pm at Dorey Park
The Varina Ruritan Club, in cooperation with Henrico Recreation and Parks, is hosting its 19th Annual Varina Community Day. Live performances will be featured on stage throughout the day. Children’s activities include a petting zoo, moonwalk, and more. Information: 795-2334.

Pow Wow on the Landing
Sat, Jun 28, noon-6pm at Osborne Park & Boat Landing
Youghtanund, an inter-tribal Native American drum group, in cooperation with Henrico Recreation and Parks, is hosting the first pow wow held at Osborne Park. The event will begin with a traditional opening ceremony followed by various drum and dance performances. Concessions will be available for purchase. If you are interested in drumming or dancing in the event, please contact Terry Price at 387-0655. Event information: 270-2161.

Hidden Creek Community Day
Sat, Jun 28, 1-4pm at Hidden Creek Park
Come out and enjoy activities the entire family can enjoy. If you like music, games, arts and crafts, and fun we have you covered. See you there! Information: 290-0305.

Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Fri, Jul 4, 1-5pm at  Crump Park/Meadow Farm Museum
Join us for a spectacular event in celebration of America’s Independence! Wear your red, white and blue and enjoy the holiday spending a day at the park. There will be patriotic activities and entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Both the Meadow Farm Museum and Orientation Center will be open for visitation. NEW IN 2014: Sail the high seas and prepare to get wet in the Pirate Play Area. Concessions will be available for purchase. Information: 270-2161.

Under the Stars Family Film Series
Bring your blanket or chair and come to the park for an evening viewing of your favorite family films. Concessions will be available for purchase. Information: 270-2161.

  • Dumbo:  Sat, Jul 12, 8:30pm, Clarke-Palmore House Museum
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2: Fri, Jul 18, 8:30pm, Deep Run Park
  • Despicable Me 2: Fri, Jul 25, 8:30pm, Eastern Henrico Recreation Center

Summer Splash Down
Sat, Aug 9, 10am-1pm at The Armour House and Gardens
Caution: You will get wet! Escape to the Armour House and Gardens as the grounds are transformed into a backyard water park. Sprinklers, slides, and snow cones will help you beat the heat and celebrate the end of summer. Information: 270-2161.