RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmonders are already starting to plan what they are going to do this weekend as the city eases restrictions and enters ‘Phase Two’ of Governor Ralph Northam’s Forward Virginia plan.
Richmond did not enter “Phase Two” along with most of the Commonwealth last week because city leaders delayed entering “Phase One.”
During “Phase Two,” Richmond restaurants can have indoor seating at 50 percent capacity. Entertainment venues like museums can open with restrictions.
Under “Phase Two” guidelines, gatherings of 50 people are acceptable.
The city is also starting to gradually reopen skate parks, tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, picnic shelters, tennis courts and dog parks. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities (PRCF) is still encouraging visitors to keep their distance and avoid large gatherings and group activities.
If you are looking for something to do this weekend in Central Virginia, 8News has you covered.
Spring Fling Flea Market 7580 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA 23294 8 a.m. -- 3 p.m.
This weekend in Henrico there will be an outdoor flea market with 170 vendors. Many of the vendors will be outside. There will be breakfast, lunch and snacks available.
Governor Northam approved this large event and attendees are not required to wear a mask, but are encouraged to do so if they feel comfortable.
Ashland Theatre movie drive-in 205 England Street Ashland, Virginia 23005
The Ashland Theatre has been closed during the COVID-19 shutdown, but this weekend they are back in business! The theater will be hosting its first-ever drive-in movie experience. This weekend’s movie is Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic “Jurassic Park.”
There will be two shows — Friday, Jun. 12, and Saturday, Jun. 13. The movie starts at 8:45 p.m.
RVA Drive-In Concert 3201 Maplewood Avenue Richmond, VA 23221
Looking for a live music fix? Tickets are still available to the Broadberry’s outdoor ‘Catalina Car Mixer.’ The concert will feature Three Sheets to the Wind. You will be able to broadcast to your car via FM transmission. Tickets are sold per vehicle.
“We’re really excited to put on a concert again. We’ve had to postpone over 150 shows in the last couple months,” said Broadberry Entertainment Group co-owner Jessica Gordon.
The drive-in concert will allow 125 cars with up to four people per car. A stage is being brought into the parking lot Saturday. Drivers will have assigned parking spots and can enjoy the concert from lawn chairs next to their cars.
Byrant's Cider 2114 E Main Street Richmond, VA 23223
Bryant’s Cider is opening their tasting room for the first time this weekend. Their original grand opening was set to be on April 4 before the pandemic hit. This weekend, the cidery will have their Tropical Pineapple Cider cocktail available Friday and Saturday.
“There was one point we had staff members sitting at the bar and the owner was like, ‘Oh, so this is what it’s like to have people at the bar!’ So we’re just really excited to finally be able to talk to customers and tell them about our cider,” said Vanessa Gleiser, Bryant’s Cider marketing manager.
Dorey Park Farmer's Market 2999 Darbytown Road Henrico, Virginia
Head over to the farmer’s market this weekend for their opening day and pick up some seasonal fruits and veggies. Expect social distancing measures because of COVID-19.
Metro Richmond Zoo 8300 Beaver Bridge Rd Moseley, Virginia
The Metro Richmond Zoo will be reopening for foot-traffic after being closed for almost three months during the pandemic. The zoo will be operating at 50 percent capacity as detailed in the ‘Phase Two’ guidelines. All tickets must be purchased online.