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I try to scour resources to bring you mostly no cost items...there are other blogs with activities for kids at cost...I try to give you the most bang for the buck!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Richmond Kickers Independence Day Bash 7/3

Richmond Kickers Independence Day Bash

Free and Cheap Events – Fourth of July Edition

Free and Cheap Events – Fourth of July Edition

Who’s ready for some fireworks? Weekend events are going up early so you have plenty of time to plan your Independence Day festivities! All events are free admission, unless noted.
Genworth Financial Independence Day Concert – Friday 6:30-9pm; 6620 West Broad Street
Join us for an All-American evening of music, fireworks and family fun. Celebrate Freedom will feature children’s activities and a concert by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band. The free event starts at 6:30 pm, with the concert beginning at 7:30 pm. Fireworks start at approximately 8:45 pm. Parking is free. Food vendors on site. No pets, please.
Cinema Classics: 1776 – Fri July 2, 7 pm, Sat July 3, 2 & 7pm; Henrico Theatre
“Experience olde time cinema” at Henrico Theatre in Highland Springs. Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door. Information: Henrico Theatre Staff, 328-4491.
David Esleck – Friday 8pm; Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park
Jazz, part of Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts
First Fridays Art Walk – Friday 6-10pm; around Broad St (see website for map)
A monthly event showcasing over 30 diverse small businesses, working studios, and cultural organizations along Historic Broad St
Richmond Kickers Independence Day Bash beginning at 11am ($4) (see post for more details)
Parham Parade – Saturday 10am-3pm; Parham Road Baptist Church, 2101 N. Parham Road
Parade at 10am features Jon Burkett from WTVR 6 as grand marshal, and various antique and emergency vehicles. Festival beginning at 11am, includes inflatables, dunking booth, interactive games, and giveaways
Brandermill Parade & Fireworks – Sunday beginning at 10am; Gardens at Sunday Park
Parade begins at Swift Creek Middle School and travels down Millridge Parkway to Sunday Park. Festival kicks off at 1pm with the classic rock and beach music from the Survivors, and hot dogs and sodas served by Boy Scout Troop 2890 and juicy watermelon served by Brandermill Retired Men’s Club. There will be a watermelon-eating contest, facepainting, balloon sculptures, and all-you-can-eat popcorn. The fireworks display will light up the sky over Sunday Park beginning at 9:15pm.
Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration – Sunday 1-5pm; Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park
For all ages. Free fun for the whole family! Join us for our spectacular event in celebration of America’s Independence! Enjoy a multi-faceted array of festive entertainment and activities for the entire family. Activities will include musical entertainment, arts and crafts, face painting, a petting zoo for children, contests and games, pony rides, and two spectacular sky diving shows with Uncle Sam! Other highlights include a watermelon feast, Uncle Sam on stilts, Jonathan Austin the juggler, a patriotic performance featuring a historic color guard, drum and fife music, and a period musket salute by Living History Associates, Ltd. Live entertainment includes local talent Scattered Smothered and Covered, an acoustic roots band blending a mix of country blues, bluegrass and old time folk. Other entertainment includes ChurchYard Grass playing gospel and traditional bluegrass favorites. Tours of Meadow Farm Museum and the Orientation Center exhibits will be available free of charge. Concessions will be available for purchase. Information: Rachel Leyco, 501-5134.
Chesterfield County July 4th Celebration – Sunday 5-9pm; Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Rd
Enjoy food, fun, and free Fourth of July *fireworks.* The Kings of Swing will perform, and children can play in the special children’s play area. There is no rain date. Details: (804) 796-7045

Dogwood Dell Fourth of July
 – Sunday beginning at 5:30pm; Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park
Bak N Da Day – R & B Harmonies 5 pm
Rachel Leyco, vocalist 6:15 pm
Carillon Bell Concert 6:45 pm
Richmond Concert Band – Patriotic and popular music (*Fireworks* to follow) 7:15 pm
Colonial Heights Fireworks – Sunday 9:15pm; vicinity of Charles Dimmock Parkway, Colonial Heights
The City of Colonial Heights will sponsor a *fireworks* display on Sunday, July 4, 2010 in the vicinity of Charles Dimmock Parkway in Colonial Heights. Fireworks will start at approximately 9:15 pm. Viewing for the Fireworks will be off Interstate 95, Exit 53 or 54 in the Southgate Square/Wal-Mart Area. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Rain Date is Monday, July 5, 2010. For more information, please contact the Colonial Heights Recreation & Parks Department at (804) 520-9390.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Virginia Kids 3-9 Free at Busch Gardens-online ONLY

Virginia Resident Kid's Free Single-Day Ticket

Busch Gardens has a special offer for Virginia residents. All kids – up to age 9 – can play in our park with a free single-day ticket with the purchase of an adult’s single-day ticket. This summer offer is only available online and until August 31, 2010. It’s our most KIDsiderate offer ever … so spend some quality time with your family at the world’s most beautiful, KIDsiderate theme park. 

Buy your tickets today.           

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Free Baby Cone at Bruster's

Okay I go to Bruster’s at least once a month, but had no idea that for kids under 40” their cone (babycone) was free...maybe you all did, but that was news to me!  Great meeting Moms in line!

Friday, June 4, 2010

FREE admission to Busch Gardens for Preschool Kids thru 9/6/2010
Preschool kids, up to age 5 get FREE admission to Busch Gardens through September 6, 2010!!!!!  If your child is about to be 6, you are still okay as long as you register before they turn 6!  Virginia residents only and you do need to bring a copy of their birth certificate, but not really any catches to this one. <>
Click on the FAQs for all the other details....
Thanks for the info Tonyea!


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. - Krispy Kreme Gives Away Free Treat on June 4 in Celebration of National Doughnut Day

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Krispy Kreme Gives Away Free Treat on June 4 in Celebration of National Doughnut Day

Annual Observance Makes Life Just a Little Sweeter for Everyone

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., May 27, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Celebrate one of the sweetest days of the year by commemorating National Doughnut Day with a one-of-a-kind complimentary treat from Krispy Kreme.

In honor of this day, established in 1938 by the Salvation Army to raise funds to help people in need, Krispy Kreme is offering customers one FREE doughnut of any variety at participating U.S. store locations on Friday, June 4. No purchase is necessary to receive a free doughnut.

"On National Doughnut Day, Krispy Kreme is encouraging everyone to stop by for a free doughnut," says Ron Rupocinski, corporate chef of Krispy Kreme. "While my preferred indulgence is the signature Original Glazed(R) doughnut, we are inviting our guests to select their favorite doughnut. Make life a little sweeter by visiting your local Krispy Kreme store with your friends and family."

Krispy Kreme wants everyone to join the chatter about National Doughnut Day. Log on to Twitter to Tweet your desired doughnut variety with the hashtag #KrispyKreme. Take a picture of yourself at Krispy Kreme with your favorite doughnut and post it to Krispy Kreme's Facebook fan page. Also, send a Twitpic to your friends and followers, and remind them not to miss out on getting their free goodie.

The offer is good for one doughnut of any variety per customer. To find a participating U.S. store near you, visit

For updates on special promotions, exclusive offers and local events, join "Friends of Krispy Kreme" by visiting, or interact with Krispy Kreme at and

About Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed(R) doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. Today, Krispy Kreme can be found in approximately 580 locations around the world. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Visit us at

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Broad Appétit 6/6

Broad Appétit – Sunday 11am-5pm; 100-300 blocks of West Broad St
For just $3 per sample ($5 includes dessert), the public can taste signature dishes from over 50 of Richmond’s finest local restaurants, including fine dining, family-friendly, trendy and up-and-coming establishments. Outstanding prepared food will be served, in addition to fresh Virginia produce, meats, cheeses, herbs, artisan breads, and baked goods and confections straight from local organic farms and specialty food providers. Several of Virginia’s finest wineries and breweries will be featured, as well as local musicians, chef’s demonstrations, a farmer’s market and antique vendors. Admission is free and the event supports Meals on Wheels and the Central Virginia Foodbank. To learn more, visit

Varina Day 6/5

Varina Day – Saturday 10am-2pm; Dorey Park
Come out and celebrate the community! Live performances by Henrico County schools will be featured on stage throughout the day. Children’s activities include a petting zoo, face painting, a moonwalk, and more. Information: Jeannie Murray, 501-5121.

Peta Palooza 6/5

Pet-A-Palooza – Saturday 10am-1pm; Richmond Community Church, 11801 Nuckols Rd, Glen Allen
Do you love your pet and enjoy taking them out for fun?Then join us for a fun pet day for you and your pet. There will be lots of great information, an agility course, giveaways, Vet Q&A, rides for the kids, and contests including a pet/owner Look-A-Like contest

Kid Fishing Fair-6/5

Kid Fishing Fair – Saturday 9am–12pm; Shield’s Lake at Byrd Park
Local fishing experts will be on hand to teach children the basic of freshwater catch-and-release fishing. Co-sponsored by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Old Dominion Bassmasters and Green Top Sporting Goods, this program is free and open to all youth ages 5 to 15 accompanied by an adult. Bring water, snacks, sunblock, chairs, fishing poles and tackle. (Some poles and tackle will be available for use.) It’s Virginia’s Free Fishing Weekend, so no license is required! For more information, call 804-232-1982.