RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Summer is underway, and we're here to help you plan one of the best ones yet.
We're teaming up with family-fun expert Margaret Thompson of Richmond Family Magazine to make a list of the top 10 things to do in RVA with your family this year.
Top 10 Things to Do This Summer:
1. See a live concert
2. The drive-in theater
Goochland's drive-in theater is lots of good old fashioned fun!
"You tailgate and the food's not that expensive and it's a really fun atmosphere," said Margaret Thompson with Richmond Family Magazine.
3. Go biking
"[Virginia Credit Union] moonlight ride - it's the Sports Backers, it's a moonlight ride, it's a closed course, in the dark," said Thompson. "You can put lights on your bike, so that's the info on Sports Backer's website."
4. Go to a museum
The Science Museum of Virginia has a Body Worlds - Animals Inside Out exhibit.
5. Check out free music and family events around town
Music in the Garden at the Valentine is free and family-friendly on June 7, 14 and 21. So mark your calendar for that!
6. Check out local sports
Go to a Kicker's Game - It's easy, family fun with inflatables and food trucks to keep the kids busy.
Stop by Washington Redskins training camp to get up close and meet some of the players.
And of course the Squirrels' baseball season runs through the start of school.
7. Check out the theater scene
"Take your kids to a live show," said Thompson.
Local troops are performing Knufflebunny and West Side Story.
8. Stop by the library
It's not just about books. you can check out toys and event attend kid-friendly events.
"The city of Richmond has a cool event going on this summer - they have a bingo going on with some really good prizes up for grabs!"
9. See the scenes
Richmond has plenty of festivals and free events throughout the summer. Check out a full list on 12 About Town. And of course, you can enjoy the great views at the James River!
10. Check out the Farmer's Market
For more fun things happening throughout the Richmond area this summer, make sure you bookmark 12 About Town!
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