Friday – Sunday – Lebanese Food Festival – Dig into spinach and cheese pies, shish kabobs, stuffed grape leaves and more at the Lebanese Food Festival. Located in a bucolic setting with plenty of outdoor seating, this three-day food festival serves up tasty homemade dishes, music and dance troops in traditional dress. New this year, the St. Rafqa Chior from Lebanon will be performing a mix of folk and religious music on Friday and Saturday night. Free entry, pay as you go. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. , Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saint Anthony’s Maronite Church, 4611 Sadler Road, Glen Allen.
Friday – Sunday – Dominion Energy Riverrock – Dominion Energy Riverrock returns to Brown’s Island for three days of trail running, kayaking, biking, bouldering, slacklining, stand-up paddleboarding, dog jumping and much more. You can participate or spectate at this popular outdoor sports festival that also includes live music and beer. The music headliners for this year’s festival are Americana roots band The Wood Brothers, and Southern rockers The Marcus King Band, plus plenty of buzz-worthy Richmond bands like Chris Leggett, McKinley Dixon, Minor Poet and more. Keep your eye on Riverrock’s social media pages for inclement weather updates (if any). Free to watch, fees to participate. Friday 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m.
Friday & Saturday – Big Tent Southside – Richmond Symphony’s Big Tent moves to the Southside this year and kicks off Friday night with a performance from Bio Ritmo and the Richmond Symphony. Saturday will be a Family Day performances by Legacy Band VA, The Bush League, Salsa Guy’s Bomba y Plena and Los Aquilas del Norte, plus a kids’ zone with skateboarding, yoga, and more. The festival wraps up with a dance party featuring DJ Missing and Edwin Roa. Friday 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Saturday noon-7:30 p.m. Southside Community Center, 6255 Old Warwick Road.
Sunday – Jonny Z Fest – Head to Hardywood to celebrate the life and legacy of Jonny Z with a day of music and art, plus kids’ activities and more. There will be a moon bounce, face-painting and art activities for the kids; the Studio Two Three mobile printing studio will be selling t-shirts; and food trucks Mean Bird and Go Go Vegan Go too. Free entry, pay as you go. Noon-6 p.m. Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2408 Ownby Lane.