Here are seven days worth of Richmond activities from our 2016 Summer Guide.
Monday, June 27
Get your burger on. From now till July 3, participating Richmond restaurants will be offering specialty burgers for $5 during RVA Burger Week. The more adventurous among us have been known to try all of them. Don’t hold us responsible should you choose that path. rvaburgerweek.com.
Tuesday, June 28
Explore the James on two wheels. The Valentine’s James Bicycle Tour runs 10 a.m. to noon, leading you along the Canal Walk and Capital Trail. You’ll get outdoors while learning about Richmond’s history and culture. The $40 ticket includes the tour, water, bike rental and helmet. thevalentine.org.
Wednesday, June 29
Get the kids out of the house. The high-energy children’s show, “Big Bang Boom,” takes over the stage at Henrico Theatre — and it’s free. 10 a.m. 652-1460. henrico.us/rec/places/henrico-theatre.
Thursday, June 30
Get thee to the garden. The little Friday social, Flowers After 5, offers outdoor entertainment, shopping and consumables every Thursday this summer at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. 5-9 p.m. lewisginter.org.
Friday, July 1
Start your holiday weekend downtown. The popular downtown culture event First Fridays Art Walk offers exhibits at more than 20 art galleries, alongside a variety of other participating venues and events. Adams and Broad streets, 5-9 p.m. rvafirstfridays.com.
Saturday, July 2
Eat for the sake of the commonwealth. The all-things-Virginia holiday showcase, Taste of Virginia, goes down at Innsbrook Pavilion with indigenous beer, wine and food samples, performances from Three Sheets to the Wind and Jackass Flats, fireworks and children’s activities. Proceeds benefit FeedMore. 3:30-9:30 p.m. $8-$15. innsbrook.com.
Sunday, July 3
Dine in a treehouse. There are such booth options — not to mention a porch-swing seating area — at My Noodle & Bar. After dinner, stay to sing your heart out at karaoke. 10:30 p.m. mynoodleandbar.com.
You'll find plenty more to do around town in our 2016 Summer Guide.