Healthy eating & active living in Downtown Richmond
Healthy Village Festival
is a fun annual summer event all about health and wellness. This free community event takes place in the Community Green Space park located at the corner of Harbour Way and Macdonald Avenue. Richmond Main Street collaborates with local community groups and nonprofits, caterers, and businesses to provide delicious healthy food samples, recipes, cookbooks, fresh produce giveaways, educational and fun activities for kids, and access to information about living a healthier lifestyle.
Due to the COVID19 pandemic and in order to ensure the health and safety of everyone who participates in our Celebrate Downtown events — guests, residents, visitors, performers, vendors, businesses, volunteers, and staff — we have made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person summer events. We hope to host Healthy Village Festival in 2021.
The weather was perfect and we had record-breaking attendance from visitors and vendors at Healthy Village Festival 2019 on June 29. Nearly 400 residents came out to learn health tips, try new exercises, Ask a Doc, make art, play chess, take home free produce, shop and dine, and hang out with Richmond fire fighters. We got our cardio workout on with Zumba, stretched and breathed with yoga, and sang along with Voices of Reason.
Youngsters enjoyed cuddling with ducklings at the Happy Lot Farm & Garden pop-up farm and pony rides and adults chatted with Kaiser Permanente physicians while getting their blood pressure checked. Check out this Richmond Standard article and video for highlights and words from our Healthy Village Festival Grand Marshal, councilmember Demnlus Johnson III.
We offer huge thanks to everyone who supported us in bringing Healthy Village Festival 2019 to life: our 31 community partners and local businesses for hosting booths and activities, our 14 volunteers for all their time (60 hours!) and acts of service staffing the event, our board of directors and Health Career Pathways intern Michelle Hong, and our sponsors.