What’s Booming RVA: A Weekend of Women

By Annie Tobey | May 9th, 2024

Boomer’s top 5 picks for the week ahead

Alexis Pierce, Richmond Ivy website image. What’s Booming RVA: A Weekend of Women

Cheer for Richmond’s new women’s soccer team, celebrate Mom, peer into Henrico’s 1960s and 1970s music scene, bike a bunch, and stroll a mile of music. All in “What’s Booming RVA: A Weekend of Women.”

19th Annual Cap2Cap

May 10 and 11 on the Virginia Capital Trail between Richmond and James City County

This family-friendly cycling event provides fun and competition. Participants enjoy a fully supported course, furnished rest stops, and distance options ranging from a 10-mile fun ride to 100+ miles, for any age or fitness level. Look for customizable routes, a flexible open-start format, SAG and tech support, restroom facilities, a party and vendor fair at Chickahominy Riverfront Park in James City County on Friday, May 10, and at Dorey Park in Henrico County on Saturday, May 11. Festivities include a community celebration, DJ, and local artisans. On-site registration and packet pick-up.


Find more biking opportunities for all levels with
RVA Bike Month: Bike for Your Right to Party! 

Days of a Quiet Sun: Garage Rock & Soul in Henrico County

May 11, 2 to 3 p.m., at The Springs Recreation Center, Henrico

Get a glimpse into the vibrant garage rock and soul scene of the 1960s and 1970s in Henrico County as seen through the eyes of local Freeman High graduate Martin Geary. He went on to produce and press records as a means of documenting the likes of Sandston’s The Barracudas, The Hazards, Bernard Smith and Jokers Wild, King Edward and his B.D.’s, and more.


Mile of Music

May 11, 2 to 4:30 p.m., at Bryan Park, Richmond

Stroll through the park and take in multiple mini-concerts along a one-mile route, surrounded by natural beauty and blooming azaleas. Presented by the Richmond Symphony and the City of Richmond.


Richmond Ivy Women’s Soccer

May 11, gates open at 4:45 p.m., kickoff at 6 p.m., at City Stadium, Richmond

Welcome women’s pre-professional soccer to town at Richmond Ivy’s opening game vs. Virginia Marauders FC. Rally Towel giveaway for the first 500 fans in attendance, Ivy Temporary Tattoo giveaway for the first 1,000 fans in attendance, $5 Barefoot Rose and Pinot Grigio Happy Hour from 4:45 to 6 p.m., a Period Supplies Drive to benefit Sylvia’s Sisters – and dynamic women’s soccer!


Free at Agecroft for Moms and Guests

May 12 at Agecroft Hall, Richmond

Enjoy Agecroft Hall’s gardens, grounds, and trails for free during the afternoon. Picnicking is welcome and encouraged, and there will be ice cream for sale. In the evening, Agecroft hosts a free concert by the Richmond Concert Band. Registration is encouraged for both. May 12: garden open from noon to 5 p.m., followed by the concert from 6 to 7:30 p.m.


Check websites for more details, including prices and registration requirements.

More of What’s Booming in Richmond besides a weekend of women

Food and more fun to fill your plate

Boomer’s featured flavor of the week:

Cheesy Egg Muffins for a Mother’s Day brunch at home

And lots more events to throw on your calendar:

MORE EVENTS from May 9 to 16, 2024 PLUS Down-the-Road events

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