Summer and watermelon are like two peas in a pod, so what better way to begin saying sayonara to summer than with the annual Carytown Watermelon Festival. It’s the perfect place to cool off, enjoy a fantastic summer outing before school gets underway, and support a phenomenal charity all at once.
Speaking of shops, in preparation for the festival, merchants have been working on transforming their window displays into watermelon shrines to show their support and make for an extra special day. Over 100 street vendors will also set up booths for visitors to peruse and sample as well. This event is the king of all street festivals in RVA and this year promises to have its biggest turnout yet.
To give you a little background on the Shriners Hospital for Children, they are the only multi-hospital pediatric system in the US that provides care and services for children FREE OF CHARGE! Incredible! They are currently treating hundreds of children from the Richmond area, which is amazing considering the closest hospital is in South Carolina.
Each Shriners Hospital (there are 22 throughout North America) specializes in different treatments, so each child is sent to the one that best suits their needs.
On Sunday, August 12, take the family out to Carytown between 10am and 6pm for some summer fun and refreshment and support a great cause while you’re at it!