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Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau
401 North 3rd St.
Richmond, VA 23219

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Carytown Watermelon Festival
If your readers are making last-minute weekend plans, send them to Carytown, Richmond's nine-block "Mile of Style," for the Carytown Watermelon Festival on Sunday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a taste of the sweeter things in life. The largest one-day festival in the state of Virginia, this day of fun features 115,000 people, over 3000 watermelons, 80 musicians and over 100 exhibitors. For more information, visit

Richmond Jazz Festival
The Richmond Jazz Festival is back for a second year and will feature over 20 local, national and international bands and artists at multiple venues including the newly-restored Hippodrome Theater and beautiful Maymont Park August 11-14. Attendees will be able to enjoy the music while participating in wine tastings and chef demonstrations featuring international cuisine. Details can be found at
From Fabergé Revealed to Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Jewel-lovers will exult over Fabergé Revealed, running through Oct. 2 and presenting over 500 works by famed jeweler to the czars Karl Fabergé. VMFA's collection is the largest public collection of Fabergé in the U.S. and includes five Russian Imperial Easter eggs: Next up at the VMFA is Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb, running from Nov. 19 – March 11, 2012. More information about this national exhibition on life, mummification and afterlife featuring a 3-D film can be found at