Any good Richmonder knows that the best part of living in this city has to be the amazing variety of festivals we have, especially in the summer. Richmond's festivals are a great chance to explore new cuisines, learn about different cultures, buy some cool handicrafts, and enjoy some great music and dance performances. Although it's been a while since I've lived full-time in Richmond, I always get super excited about filling up my calendar with festival dates!
I've checked out a couple, but I definitely have a lot more to see. Somehow I always end up missing the Filipino Festival, but this year, I am going to make absolutely sure that I make it there. Who can say know to lechon and halo halo? Not me! Lechon is one of my favorite foods, so I just have to try it Filipino-style.
So here's the rest of this year's amazing line-up!
Church Hill Irish Festival - tomorrow (Mar 25th) and Sunday, rain or shine! http://www.churchhillirishfestival.com/
French Food Festival - Apr 30
Lebanese Food Festival - May 13-15
Greek Food Festival - May 20-22
Broad Appetit - June 5th
St. Joseph's Italian Festival - June 11th
Filipino Festival - August 12th and 13th http://filipinofestival.org/ Last year, they even had a drive-thru!
Festival of India - no date set this year; normally in Sept
Que Pasa Festival - Oct 1
Imagine Festival - Oct 8
St. Benedict Oktoberfest - Oct 16-18
Richmond Oktoberfest - October 21-22
DC National BBQ Battle - June 25-26
DC Caribbean Carnival - June 25-26 (admission $10)
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