#CelebrateDowntown Returns to Richmond this Summer

#CelebrateDowntown Returns to Richmond this Summer


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Richmond Main Street Initiative is celebrating the return of Celebrate Downtown, an annual campaign consisting of special events in downtown Richmond.

First up is Healthy Village Festival on Saturday, June 24. Other events include Music on the Main on July 26 and Aug. 23.

The series ends with the Spirit & Soul Festival on Macdonald Avenue Saturday, Sept. 16 from 1p.m.-5p.m.

From 10 a.m. – 1p.m., the Community Green Space park (located at Harbour Way and Macdonald Avenue) and the 900 block of Macdonald Avenue will turn into a one-stop health fair, offering health and wellness resources in a family-friendly festival atmosphere.

Activities will include a produce giveaway, cooking demonstrations, vendors, information booths, Zumba breaks, pony rides and arts and crafts. Guests also can enjoy the Bike Zone hosted by Rich City Rides and hang out with the Richmond Fire Department.

The Healthy Village Festival is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, the City of Richmond and Mechanics Bank with support from the Contra Costa Food Bank.

Admission is free. For more information, call (510) 236-4049 or visit


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