Every week Radio Free Richmond highlights events in the city. Here is what's happening from July 17th through July 23rd.
A Farmers’ Market in Civic Center
What: The Richmond Certified Farmers’ Market
When: Friday, July 17th, from 8 am to 5 pm
Where: Civic Center Plaza and Macdonald Avenue, Richmond
Why: Stop by the weekly farmers’ market for some quality produce right in the city’s civic center.
Bay Area Reggae Fest
What: The 2015 Bay Area Reggae Festival
When: Friday, July 17th from 3 pm to 1 am; Saturday July 18th and Sunday July 19th from 12 pm to 1 am
Where: The Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: If you want to see the best of the Bay Area’s reggae scene, the 2015 Bay Area Reggae Fest is the place to be.
Native American Walk for Sobriety
What: The first annual Native American walk for sobriety in Richmond
When: Saturday, July 18th, from 11 am to 1 pm
Where: The walk starts at the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Macdonald Avenue and makes its way to Nichol Park, Richmond
Why: Alcoholism affects Native communities in much higher proportion than other populations in the United Sates. This walk is an effort to raise awareness and reduce stigma around the issue.
Santa Fe Union Park Grand Opening
What: Long dilapidated, the Santa Fe Union Park is now the shining jewel of the neighborhood, and this Saturday is its grand opening
When: Saturday, July 18th, from 12 pm to 4 pm
Where: Santa Fe Union Park, at the intersection of South 2nd Street and Main Street, Richmond
Why: Santa Fe Union Park used to be a hot bed of criminal activity and urban blight. One year and hundreds of volunteer hours later, it is now ready to be the community hub it was always meant to be. Come out this Saturday to celebrate the community’s hard work.
North Richmond Blues Festival
What: The 6th annual North Richmond Blues Festival
When: Saturday, July 18th, from 12 pm to 6 pm
Where: 1410 Kelesy Avenue, North Richmond
Why: North Richmond was once a center for Blues in the Bay Area. The North Richmond Blues Festival honors that tradition and gathers today’s best local acts, this year honoring the memory of B.B. King.
Catahoula Coffee Customer Appreciation Day
What: The Richmond coffee joint shows its appreciation for its customers with an afternoon of fun and free coffee.
When: Sunday, July 19th
Where: Catahoula Coffee, 12472 San Pablo Avenue, Richmond
Why: Live music, a petting zoo, free coffee, and much more — on Catahoula Coffee’s Customer Appreciation Day, the local roastery gives back to its customers.
Bike Mobile at the Library
What: A chance to get your bike tuned up — for free.
When: Wednesday, July 22nd, from 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: Bayview Branch Library, 5100 Hartnett Avenue, Richmond
Why: Have a rundown bike that could use some TLC? Bring it to the Bay View Branch and the folks at the Bike Mobile will fix it up for free. Space is limited, so arrive early.