National Night Out
On MacArthur Avenue
MacArthur Avenue’s National Night Out will be held rain or shine from 6-8 pm on
Tuesday, August 1 in the 4000 block of MacArthur Avenue. One of the largest events of its kind in the Richmond metro area, this annual even draws hundreds of people to Bellevue’s central commercial strip. Sponsored by the Bellevue Merchants Association and the Richmond Police Department, it is an evening of fun activities—including the ever-popular misting tents.
The merchants of MacArthur offer wide range of taste treats for kids and adults alike—root beer floats compliments of Once Upon a Vine and Rich’s Stitches; misting tents and snow cones at Decatur’s Garage; iced tea and cookies from Stir Crazy; something sumptuous and special from Demi’s Mediterranean Kitchen, the mill on MacArthur and Dot’s Back Inn; garlic knots from Zorba’s; chips and dip from Mi Jalisco; and much, much more.
The Northside’s own Jonathan the Juggler will be on hand working his magic, along with the Northside YMCA and All Dog Adventures. It’s all family oriented and kid-friendly.
Filipino Festival at
Our Lady of Lourdes
Now in its 12th year, the Filipino Festival draws thousands of guests to the outdoor venue located in Northside at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on Woodman Road. Virginia’s largest Filipino Festival is known for its warm and friendly atmosphere, along with delicious dishes such as lumpia, lechon, empanada, pancit, and adobo, and nearly non-stop entertainment that includes traditional and contemporary performances, live bands, and plenty of line-dancing. There are also crafts and games for the children, plenty of vendors, and a 5K fun run-walk for muscular dystrophy.
The Festival is the church’s largest fund-raising event of the year and proceeds benefit a number of charities. The Filipino Festival is from 5-10 pm, August 11, and 10am-10pm, August 12, and as always admission is free. For more information and full menu items, go to www.filipinofestival.org or phone (804) 262-7315.
Visit the Philippines without leaving Virginia at the 12th Annual Filipino Festival. Salamat!