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35th Annual Watermelon Festival

  • New York Deli 2920 West Cary Street Richmond, VA, 23221 United States (map)

Join us here at New York Deli for watermelon flavored drink and food specials all day!

"The festival will soon be here! Sweet smells of coconut-scented sunscreen and deep-fried elephant ears will soon waft across the stages and past the crowds that come annually to experience the Watermelon Festival. The streets will be filled with people seemingly enchanted by the music, fanfare and sweet aromas.

Big bands, jugglers, and folk acts will entertain from 5 outdoor stages - presented by Capital One. This year’s Carytown Watermelon Festival - presented by Publix Super Markets - is an experience no one should forgo; this is the jubilant peak of summer in Richmond. last year, 118,000 people made their way to the celebration, buzzing like bees to the hive. The Shriners sliced through a record number of watermelons, feeding the swarms of visitors almost 3000 juicy melons.

The festival will be just as lively this summer, with expectations of even more attendees than last year. there are nearly 50 performances scheduled and more than one hundred street vendors planning to transform Cary Street into the granddaddy of street festivals. Merchants are already decorating their windows with watermelon motifs, while the real watermelons are ripe for the picking and will soon be given a royal welcome in Carytown."

Check out the official website!

Earlier Event: August 9
Karaoke
Later Event: August 13
Mug Night