Labor Day weekend is behind us, but technically autumn doesn’t begin until September 22nd… which means it’s still summer! So get out there Richmonders and enjoy some of the events going on this weekend (not to mention the gorgeous weather!)

Broaden your cultural and culinary horizons at the 59th Annual Armenian Food Festival! One of RVA’s longest running events, this festival features a weekend of music, dancing, celebration, and delicious home-made Armenian cuisine. The festival takes place at St. James Armenian Church at 834 Pepper Avenue in Richmond. The event will run on Friday and Saturday, September 8th and 9th from 11:30 – 9:00 and Sunday the 10th from 12:00 – 7:00.

Stone Brewing is celebrating the one year anniversary of their first local brew by throwing a HUGE party for the people of Richmond to show their thanks! Stone’s Throwdown will take place on Saturday, September 9th on Brown’s Island. For just $10 you can enjoy a full day of food, games, beer, and music featuring artists like The London Souls, Jeff The Brotherhood, and Lettuce to name a few. Craft beer from Stone Brewing and other local breweries will be available for purchase. All ages are welcome and children under 12 get in free. Gates open at 12:00 and performances start at 1:00!

Enrichmond is celebrating their 10th Annual Shockoe on the Half Shell festival on Sunday, September 10th. Enjoy oysters from Eastern Shore farms as well as served up by local RVA restaurants. Get them smoked, grilled, roasted, fried, and of course, on the half shell! There will be live music courtesy of the Center Stage Band performing Motown, R&B, and solid gold Oldies hits to keep the party going! A $1 suggested donation counts as the entry fee and the festival will run from noon to 5:00 at 1615 E Broad St. in Shockoe Bottom.