Friday – SundayDogwood Dell Festival of the Arts

School is officially out for summer, and free concerts are planned for Dogwood Dell’s Festival of the Arts. The English Channel delivers British pop on Friday; KOS, the Kings of Swing, bring the beach music on Saturday and Corey El performs R&B on Sunday. All concerts start at 8 p.m. 600 S. Boulevard. Free. (804) 646-1031 or

Friday – SundayJuneteenth

Juneteenth celebrates the abolition of slavery with three days of festivities. The main event is on Saturday with a free Freedom Celebration open to the public at Manchester Dock with the Get Woke Youth Summit, music, dance, food, heritage crafts for children, jump rope and hula-hoop contests, African dance and drum workshops, and shopping. Hosted by the Elegba Folklore Society, the event provides cultural context for exploring African heritage and culminates with a torch-lit night walk on the Trail of Enslaved Africans. 3-7 p.m. Saturday at 1308 Brander St.; torch-lit walk begins at 7 p.m. Other Juneteenth celebrations include a symposium on Friday and “Homage to the Ancestors” at the African Burial Ground on Sunday. (804) 644-3900 or

SaturdayAshland Strawberry Faire

Get your baskets of fresh strawberries at the Ashland Strawberry Faire, plus dig into strawberry shortcake, strawberry ice cream and other fair favorites, including corn dogs, funnel cakes and cotton candy, at this popular street festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Randolph-Macon College, Ashland. Free; pay as you go.

SaturdayJam Sandwich Festival

The Mayo Island music festival returns for another jampacked Jam Sandwich Festival, with music from Star Kitchen, Palm Palm with J. Roddy Walston, The Dharma Bombs, The Folly and many more. Plus, there will be food vendors serving lots of sandwiches, among other things, Strangeways beer for sale and a craft cocktail from Belle Isle Craft Spirits. Noon-10 p.m. at 501 S. 14th St. $30 in advance, $40 at the gate.

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