FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Richmond, CA – Richmond Main Street Initiative is proud to announce the return of Celebrate Downtown, an annual campaign consisting of special events hosted in Downtown Richmond. First up is Healthy Village Festival on Saturday, June 23.
From 10am – 1pm the Community Green Space (located at Harbour Way and Macdonald Avenue) and the 900 block of Macdonald Avenue will turn into a super fun, family-friendly festival, offering health and wellness resources, interactive activities, and memorable experiences.
Activities will include produce bag giveaways, artisan vendors, information and resource booths, pony rides, Happy Lot Farm Pop-Up, music, arts and crafts, Zumba, lawn chess, and hanging out with Richmond Fire Fighters. Special activities hosted by Richmond Main Street Youth Committee and “Ask a Doc” Kaiser Permanente physicians are sure to please.
Local musician group, Tatsumaki Taiko, takes the stage at 10:30am and the Downtown History Hike tour, led by local history buff Karen Buchanan, will depart at 11am. Exclusive food vendor, CulEnarE DEva, will serve up delicious healthy soul food and delectable fruit-forward desserts. Guests can also use their own pedal power to make delicious bike blender smoothies courtesy of Rich City Rides.
Healthy Village Festival is sponsored by Richmond Main Street Initiative, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco Ferry WETA, The California Endowment, Mechanics Bank, Sims Metal Management, AC Transit, Chevron Richmond, Ghilotti Bros., EBMUD, Taithan Corp., Republic Services, and City of Richmond.
Celebrate Downtown 2018 continues with:
17th annual Music on the Main Summer Concerts
Music, Food & Fun for the Entire Family
Wednesday, July 25: Top Shelf
Wednesday, August 22: Andre Thierry
5pm – 7:30pm
Parking Lot at Marina Way & Macdonald Avenue, Downtown Richmond
10th annual Spirit & Soul Festival
Dancing in the Street to Benefit Downtown
Saturday, September 15
1pm – 5pm
Macdonald Avenue from Harbour Way – 13th Street, Downtown Richmond
Salute to Soul main stage lineup featuring tribute performances by: 1st Avenue Revue (Prince), Ray McCoy (Luther Vandross), and But-tah (Aretha Franklin)
Richmond Main Street Initiative is a community based non-profit dedicated to revitalizing historic downtown Richmond. RMSI partners with the City of Richmond, merchants, and residents to develop and improve downtown Richmond as a pedestrian-friendly urban village that offers products, services, arts and entertainment that reflect the community’s rich and diverse heritage.
www.richmondmainstreet.org and www.facebook.com/richmondmainstreet
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Richmond, Ca 94801