Friday & Saturday – Filipino Festival – Stop by the Filipino Festival for traditional Filipino dance, music and culture. Plus, plenty of Filipino dishes such as lechón, which is roasted suckling pig, empanadas, puff pastry stuffed with spiced ground beef, and pancit, rice noodles with mixed veggies and shredded chicken. We recommend saving room for the traditional desserts such as banana fritters and maja blanca, a coconut milk corn custard. 5-10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 8200 Woodman Road. Free; food for purchase.
Saturday & Sunday – Richmond Jazz Festival – Some big names are coming to the Richmond Jazz Festival this year. Gladys Knight, Joss Stone, and George Clinton and the Parliament-Funkadelic are just a few of the 20-plus performers headed to three stages at Maymont on Saturday and Sunday for the Richmond Jazz Festival. Read the preview on Page ? for full details. 1700 Hampton Street. Gates open at 11 a.m. Performances until 10:15 p.m. Rain or shine. $78.50 per ticket or $147 for weekend pass.
Saturday – Jammin’ on the James – Pack a picnic dinner and head to the beautiful grounds of Wilton House for a free concert from Goldrush, a rock ‘n’ roll band with a classical twist fronted by Prabir Mehta. Free tours of Wilton before the concert as well as face-painting, games, and crafts for kids. Blankets and chairs encouraged. Free. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Wilton House, 215 S. Wilton Road.
Sunday – Carytown Watermelon Festival – Carytown Watermelon Festival celebrates 35 years of sidewalk sales, music and bowls of juicy, red watermelon for sale. This year, the watermelon will come from Publix and cost $1 to support the Shriners’ Hospital for Children. Music from bands on five stages, festival food for sale and a Kids’ Zone. Free entry, fee for Kids’ Zone and pay as you go for food and drink. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nansemond Street to Colonial Avenue on West Cary Street.