Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent on the Christian calendar. Its name is derived from the symbolic use of ashes to signify penitence. It takes place immediately after the excesses of the two days of Carnival that take place in Northern Europe and parts of Latin America and the Caribbean.

International Women’s Day

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to […]

St. Patrick’s Days

Patrick's Day observes the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The holiday has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, drinking, and a whole lot of green.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The month of May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, which commemorates the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States in May 1843. It also marks the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad in May 1869 by Chinese immigrants who laid the foundation for this project.    

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The day, which falls on Thursday, May 5 in 2022, is also known as Battle of Puebla Day. While it is […]

Pride Month

Celebrated throughout the month of June, Pride Month recognizes and uplifts the voices of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LBGTQ) voices, celebrates LGBTQ communities & culture and supports LGBTQ rights. Through various celebrations and events, Pride Month also commemorates community members who lost their lives to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS. We invite you to […]

Juneteenth Block Party: Highland Springs

Juneteenth Block Party: Highland Springs Celebrate ahead of the Juneteenth holiday with music, food, and fun. Activities include DJ Brannu, Sparklz Cheer and Danz, inflatables, Elite Eats & Treats, and free ice cream (while supplies last)! Information: rec-events@henrico.us Juneteenth Celebrations: Juneteenth Block Party: June 8 at Pemberton ES Juneteenth Celebration: June 18 at Dorey Park

Juneteenth Block Party: June 8 at Pemberton ES

Juneteenth Block Party: June 8 at Pemberton ES Celebrate ahead of the Juneteenth holiday with music, food, and fun. Activities include inflatables, DJ Brannu, Elite Eats & Treats, and free ice cream (while supplies last). Information: rec-events@henrico.us Juneteenth Celebrations: Juneteenth Block Party: June 1 at Highland Springs Rec Area Juneteenth Celebration: June 18 at Dorey Park