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Richmond Events

The Richmond Region Hosts Events of Every Description all Year Long.

Discover the rich, colorful events and activities that make the Historic Richmond Region so easy to love. Tune into weekly live music, poetry readings and other cultural happenings at one-of-a-kind attractions like the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Feast on hearty fare at the Virginia Food Festival. Cheer on your favorite NASCAR driver at Richmond International Raceway. From the struggles of the colonial era to crucial battles of the Civil War, the Richmond Region has witnessed many milestones during the past 400 years. Lose yourself in the area's unique legacy, which lives on through spectacular year-round events, festivals and celebrations.

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"Angels in America: Millennium Approaches" by Tony Kushner

Through April 25, 2015
Venue: Richmond Triangle Players
Phone: 804-346-8113
Category: Culture, LGBT, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Harrowing, uproarious, and magical, "Angels in America" is a fiercely theatrical modern morality play and a landmark of the American stage. Against a landscape of greed, sexual politics, and the cries of a sweeping AIDS epidemic, a lost America teeters on the tipping point of an unknown future. This story of lo... more »

37th Annual Railroad Run

April 18, 2015
Category: Outdoors
Location: North Side/Ashland

This event is open to both leisurely walkers and serious runners, the 5k and 10k run along the railroad tracks are capped off by a music and food-filled celebration on the Hanover Arts & Activities Center lawn more »

4th Annual VWM 5k Run/Walk to Remember

April 18, 2015
Venue: Virginia War Memorial
Phone: 804-786-2060
Category: Family Fun, Sports
Location: Downtown
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This annual event features a scenic 5k route that winds through historic Hollywood Cemetery and surrounding roads, with a scenic backdrop of the River City. Run or walk amongst active duty military as they run the route in formation or sponsor a memorial flag in honor of a deceased veteran. All proceeds go to fund the Vi... more »

Alpaca Farm Tour and Fiber Workshops

Through October 10, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Other, Outdoors, Tour, Workshops
Day: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Don’t wait!! Reserve a date for your Alpaca Farm Tour and Fiber Workshop today. Learn about Alpacas: – Visit the Barn and learn how alpacas are raised. – Learn about the History of Alpacas. – See how Alpaca Fleece is processed into products. – “Touch” the Alpaca’s Fleece. P... more »

Amy Stewart presents Wicked Plants

April 18, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Art, Museums
Location: Downtown
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In her New York Times bestseller Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities, Amy Stewart takes on Mother Nature’s most appalling creations. Drawing on history, medicine, science and legend, Stewart will present tales of bloodcurdling botany that will enlighten and alar... more »

Arena Racing USA

April 18, 2015
Venue: Richmond Coliseum
Phone: 804-835-5211
Category: Family Fun, Other, Sports
Location: Downtown
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Arena Racing USA invites you to the Richmond Coliseum for professional racing inside and under the lights! Be there with your family and friends at 6:00 p.m. for the Driver Meet & Greet, and by 7:00 p.m. when the green flag drops! Coliseum Box Office Special! Get a FREE kid’s general admission ticket (age 15 a... more »

Ashland's Historic Garden Week Tour in Old Church, VA

April 18, 2015
Category: Architecture/Homes, Gardens, History, Outdoors, Tour, Civil War
Location: East End
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Historic Garden Week in Ashland, VA will be conducted on April 18th, 2015 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the ‘Old Church’ area of Hanover County, where Union infantry and calvary passed through on their way to Cold Harbor during the Civil War. All homes on this tour date to the 1700 and 1800s. Celebrate Sprin... more »

Beard Wars Exhibition

Through November 29, 2015
Venue: The Valentine
Phone: 804-649-0711
Category: Art, Clubs, Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, History, Museums, Civil War, RVA Garden Trail
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Beard Wars March 26-November 30, 2015 On view during the final year of the American Civil War’s sesquicentennial commemoration, Beard Wars features local photographer Terry Brown’s portraits of members of the RVA Beard League, inspired by images of Civil War generals in the Valentine’s collection. more »

Butterflies LIVE!

Through October 11, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Gardens, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Regular Garden admission Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and is geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and lifecycle... more »

Church Hill Speaks

April 18, 2015
Venue: The Valentine
Phone: 804-649-0711
Category: Art, Comedy, Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, History, Museums, RVA Garden Trail
Location: Downtown
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3:00pm - 5:00pm In conjunction with the MADE in CHURCH HILL exhibition, Church Hill Academy students will perform spoken word pieces at the Valentine. VCU and University of Richmond students will also perform. FREE and open to the public Parking is available either on the street or in the museum’s lot located off o... more »

Crazed and Infused Fridays and Sizzling Saturdays

On-Going
Venue: Isley Brewing Company
Phone: 804-499-0721
Category: Food, Music, Craft Beer
Day: Every Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Join Isley Brewing Company on Friday's and Saturday's for Awesome Infusions, Yummy Food Trucks and live Music. more »

Earth Day Richmond Festival

April 18, 2015
Category: Exhibits, Family Fun, Festivals, Food, Music, Outdoors, Craft Beer
Location: Downtown
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The 22nd Annual Earth Day Richmond Festival brings central Virginia's premiere Earth Day celebration to Great Shiplock Park on the riverfront in Shockoe on Saturday, April 18! Enjoy live music and entertainment, local food and beverages, interactive children's area, plus hundreds of earth friendly artists, farmers, perfo... more »

Elgar and Sibelius

April 18, 2015
Venue: Richmond CenterStage
Category: Music
Location: Downtown

Benjamin Broening - World Première: RSO commission Sibelius - Violin Concerto in D Minor Daisuke Yamamoto, violin Thomas P. Bryan, Jr. Fund Soloist Elgar - Enigma Variations more »

Fool for Art

April 18, 2015
Category: Art, Family Fun, Festivals
Location: South side
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Get ready for a day of family fun as John Tyler Community College presents its 10th annual Fool for Art Festival. The festival will feature more than 90 art and craft vendors, a wide variety of hands-on activities and free educational sessions for all ages, food, music and much more. For a complete list of vendors and ... more »

Free Walking Tour of Church Hill

Through November 21, 2015
Venue: St. John’s Church
Phone: 804-263-7914
Category: Architecture/Homes, History
Day: Every Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Church Hill is the oldest neighborhood in Richmond. You will meander through streets lined with beautiful late 18th and 19th century architecture; see St. John’s Episcopal Church where Patrick Henry proclaimed “Give me liberty, or give me death!” in 1775; and view stunning vistas of the City of Richmond... more »

Free Walking Tour of Richmond

Through November 22, 2015
Category: Family Fun, History, Outdoors, Tour, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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The free walking tour of Richmond meets every Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 AM (from the first Saturday in March through the Sunday before Thanksgiving in November) in front of Brown’s Island right next to Tredegar Iron Works. No need to reserve a spot, just show up! It lasts 2.5 -3 hours depending on what questio... more »

Heritage Weekend

Through April 19, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Gardens, Outdoors, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Included with regular Garden admission Celebrate tulips at their peak and historic highlights from the Garden’s past. Enjoy tours of Bloemendaal House and imagine its early days as the original Lakeside Wheel Club. more »

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Through November 28, 2015
Venue: Hollywood Cemetery
Phone: 804-649-0711
Category: History, Tour
Day: Every Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Established in 1847, Hollywood Cemetery is a magnificent example of the rural garden style cemetery and was one of America's first parks. Learn about the cemetery's history, artwork, symbolism and some of the more famous of its over 80,000 residents, including well-known writers, politicians, Confederate notables and tw... more »

John Dooley: An Irish American Leader in Mid-19th Century Richmond

Through July 05, 2015
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Exhibits, History, Museums, Tour, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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The Maymont Mansion presents a rare opportunity to view the sole surviving green wool uniform of Richmond’s Montgomery Guard, Company C of the First Virginia Infantry, a militia company formed by Irish Americans in 1850. This legendary uniform is a highly significant display for Maymont as it belonged to John Doole... more »

Kiyomi Iwata

Through June 06, 2015
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Kiyomi Iwata combines silk and metals to create dimensional scrolls, sculptural bundles based on the iconic Japanese bundle form furoshiki, and individual sculptures, synthesizing traditional Japanese aesthetics and forms with contemporary western art. Her installations contemplate a mysterious and delicate connection be... more »

MADE in CHURCH HILL Exhibition

Through June 28, 2015
Venue: The Valentine
Phone: 804-649-0711
Category: Architecture/Homes, Art, Clubs, Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, History, Museums, RVA Garden Trail
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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A collaborative exhibition involving a variety of local cultural and educational institutions brings to light the history and current challenges facing Church Hill from the perspective of its residents. more »

Marks. Forms. Layers. | Gallery Flux

Through May 02, 2015
Venue: Gallery Flux
Phone: 804-752-3540
Category: Art
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Visit Gallery Flux to see “Marks. Forms. Layers.” This exhibition will feature landscape oil paintings by Carol Anna Meese, mixed media paintings by Patte Ormsby, and mixed media and clay sculptures by David Camden. Visit “Marks. Forms. Layers.” from March 5th to May 2, 2015 to see new work by the... more »

Poe Museum at Triple Crossing

April 18, 2015
Venue: Triple Crossing Brewing Company
Category: Craft Beer
Location: Downtown

Come out and support the Poe Museum and Triple Crossing’s newest brew, the Black Cat IPA! A portion of the day’s proceeds will go to support the Museum’s Educational Programming. more »

Pooch Pursuit & K-9 Heroes Day

April 18, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Other, Outdoors, Pets, Sports
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Owners ages 12 and up, dogs ages 1yr. & up. Lace up your sneakers and grab your dog's leash for the Pooch Pursuit! Run the 5K trail with treat stops all along the course. All registered participants will receive an owner and dog friendly treat bag. Entry Fee: $20 and $10 Awards will be presented to the top 3 finisher... more »

Post Offices of Chesterfield County: Connecting the Community since 1794

On-Going
Category: Art, Culture, Exhibits, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
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The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia exhibit focuses on Chesterfield County Post Offices prior to 1925 and includes such items as envelopes, postcards and letters with postmarks or addresses related to old post offices in Chesterfield County, as well as anecdotes, stories, photos and oral history. more »

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