Posts Tagged ‘Carytown’

The 28th Annual Watermelon Festival Takes Over Carytown Sunday August 7

Friday, August 5th, 2011

From Nansemond Street to the Boulevard, West Cary Street in Carytown will be bustling with watermelon, musicians, vendors and people on Sunday August 7 2011 to take part in the 28th Annual Carytown Watermelon festival. The festival is expected to attract at least 115,000 visitors and here are a few tips to make your participation a fun event for the entire family.

1. Admission is free but you’ll need to bring cash to take advantage of street vendor specials and those tasty juicy cups of watermelon.

2. Pack and bring plenty of water for you and your children.

3. Your dog is welcome; but remember to bring your popper-scooper or disposable plastic doggie bag.

4. Protect yourself from the sun! Sunscreen, sunglasses and hats are de rigeur! And, test out the misting tents for a cool down!

5. Save gas and eliminate your parking hassles by carpooling, walking, or biking.

6. Save your feet! Wear walking shoes so you can enjoy the entire mile-of-style.

7. Bring your appetite! Your favorite Carytown restaurants will be open and over twenty different vendors will offer mouth-watering treats!

8. While alcohol is not sold at the festival, hit any Carytown hotspot for a cold beer or a watermelon inspired cocktail.

Carytown Watermelon festival More Information! MAP! This is undoubtedly one one Richmond’s favorite events! Don’t miss it!

Restaurant Week Comes to Carytown

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

August 1 through 6, 2011, prepare to entice your taste buds with amazing Carytown dining during “Taste of Carytown” Restaurant Week.

Taste of Carytown Supports Richmond Public Schools Foundation

The week before the Watermelon Festival, participating Carytown restaurants are offering special pricing and menus to showcase their most popular dishes and raise funds for the Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation, to assist the organization in its goal to support the school system by seeking monetary donations and other resources that will enrich the learning experience of public school students by establishing an environment that prepares them for jobs that aren’t available yet, using technologies that haven’t been invented, in order to solve problems that we don’t event know exist.


A Touch of France in Richmond, VA

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

What does a Francophile or a group of Francophiles do to celebrate Bastille Day in Richmond, Virginia? How about dinner at a French restaurant, perhaps Can Can Brasserie located in Carytown? Kick off the meal with a Kir Royale, shared appetizers of mussels, pate, and other delectable munchies. Switch beverages to rose (a summertime favorite) or to red wine and dinner of choice off the menu. Followed by sharing scrumptious desserts.

Dancing the can can at Can Can Brasserie on Bastille Day

At eight o’clock these delightful young women appear and  – it’s the can can danced on the bar!

Check out the video –  Viva La France!

Byrd Theatre hosts 19th Annual French Film Festival

Friday, March 18th, 2011

March 24 – 27, 2011 finds French films at the Byrd Theater in Richmond’s Carytown.

French Film Festival in Richmond VA March 24 - 27

A festival pass is the only way to guarantee you don’t miss anything! Co-Academic sponsors of this festival are the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University designed to promote French language cinema and culture in the US, to bring international attention to Richmond by hosting an internationally recognized French cultural event, and to encourage the study of the French language.

The festival has, over the years, been the medium for numerous North American premiere screenings and even a growing number of world premieres.  The festival showcases a diverse collection of France’s newest films by established, award-winning directors — with the addition of short films by France’s next generation.  The films are followed by a question-and-answer session with those directors and actors present for the screening. For wannabee Francophiles, all films are provided with English subtitles.  It’s a great way to increase your French vocabulary. Here’s the SCHEDULE.


Official Richmond Region 2011 Visitors Guide

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

The Official Richmond Region 2011 Visitors Guide is Here!

Hot off the press, the Richmond Region 2011 Visitors Guide has locals dishing about their favorite Richmond spots and instant access to bonus materials with smart phone tags throughout.

Be sure to turn to page 20 and find out why a trip to the Richmond Region is must in 2011.

The Official Richmond Region 2011 Visitor Guide