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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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04-20-2014

Be the Dinosaur at the Science Museum of Virginia

Through May 11, 2014
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Category: Exhibits, Family Fun
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Dinosaurs are back at the Science Museum of Virginia, giving you the amazing opportunity to interact with a huge animatronic triceratops! Check out a 9-foot tall, three-horned, plant-eating dinosaur that's 21-feet long from its horns to the tip of its tail! After you've seen the triceratops, explore Be the Dinosaur as... more »

A Million Blooms

Through June 01, 2014
Category: Culture, Gardens, LGBT, Other, Outdoors, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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The Garden celebrates spring with millions of blooms throughout the season: daffodils, cherry blossoms, tulips, irises, roses and peonies. Highlights include special events including Mother’s Day, the Spring Plant Sale and plant shows and activities in the Children’s Garden.Included with Garden admission more »

Bluegrass Brunch

On-Going
Venue: Mint Gastropub
Phone: 804-359-9690
Category: Music
Day: Every Sunday
Location: Downtown
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Bluegrass Brunch happens EVERY SUNDAY from 1pm-3pm. The event features different Bluegrass bands each week. There is no cover charge. more »

Bones - Reliquaries - Masks - by Jude Schlotzhauer

Through May 14, 2014
Category: Art, Galleries
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
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Glass and found object sculptures reminiscent of reliquaries, artifacts and ritual objects. Includes the use of doorways and containers to represent the passages into other worlds and vessels to hold life’s mysteries and potentials. The work is about the journey of spirit through life, through time and through exp... more »

Church Hill Walking Tour

April 20, 2014
Category: Architecture/Homes, History, Museums, Outdoors, Tour
Location: Downtown
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Examine 19th century architecture and modern revitalization efforts in Richmond’s oldest intact neighborhood. Developed by Major William Mayo, Church Hill is home to St. John’s Church, where Patrick Henry made his famous speech, and the city’s largest number of antebellum structures. Meet at Patrick Hen... more »

Community Sunrise Event

April 20, 2014
Venue: Historic Polegreen
Phone: 804-730-3837
Category: History
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Join local churches for a special, ecumenical event. Participating congregations include Fairfield, Mechanicsville, New Hanover, and African Evangelical International Ministries (Presbyterian). All seekers are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Bring lawn chairs and blankets as needed. more »

Easter on Parade

April 20, 2014
Category: Art, Family Fun, Food, Holiday, Pets
Location: Downtown
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More than 25,000 people converge on Monument Avenue between Allen and Davis avenues for music, arts, crafts, children's activities, food, balloon artistry, and a petting zoo. more »

Elegant Entertaining at Maymont

Through June 22, 2014
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Exhibits, History, Museums, Tour
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Tuesdays-Sundays, March 11-June 22, 12-5 pm, Maymont Mansion A millionaire’s mansion during the Gilded Age was the scene of elaborate social occasions carefully planned, flawlessly presented and carried out by a host of well-trained servants. Visit Maymont Mansion and feel as though you are among the honored guests... 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 »

Shrek: The Musical

Through April 27, 2014
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Come along on an irreverent musical romp based on the Academy Award-winning film. We've got a hero who's green and stinky, a donkey who never shuts up, and a princess who puts the i in feisty. Richmond talents Jason Marks and Aly Wepplo (whom we loved in Seussical!) bring the regional premiere of Shrek to life, as our fa... more »

04-21-2014

Be the Dinosaur at the Science Museum of Virginia

Through May 11, 2014
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Category: Exhibits, Family Fun
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website

Dinosaurs are back at the Science Museum of Virginia, giving you the amazing opportunity to interact with a huge animatronic triceratops! Check out a 9-foot tall, three-horned, plant-eating dinosaur that's 21-feet long from its horns to the tip of its tail! After you've seen the triceratops, explore Be the Dinosaur as... more »

A Million Blooms

Through June 01, 2014
Category: Culture, Gardens, LGBT, Other, Outdoors, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

The Garden celebrates spring with millions of blooms throughout the season: daffodils, cherry blossoms, tulips, irises, roses and peonies. Highlights include special events including Mother’s Day, the Spring Plant Sale and plant shows and activities in the Children’s Garden.Included with Garden admission more »

Alpaca Farm Tours & Fiber Workshops

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Other, Outdoors, Tour, Workshops
Day: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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. Participate in a Fiber Workshop... more »

Bones - Reliquaries - Masks - by Jude Schlotzhauer

Through May 14, 2014
Category: Art, Galleries
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Glass and found object sculptures reminiscent of reliquaries, artifacts and ritual objects. Includes the use of doorways and containers to represent the passages into other worlds and vessels to hold life’s mysteries and potentials. The work is about the journey of spirit through life, through time and through exp... more »

Elegant Entertaining at Maymont

Through June 22, 2014
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Exhibits, History, Museums, Tour
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Tuesdays-Sundays, March 11-June 22, 12-5 pm, Maymont Mansion A millionaire’s mansion during the Gilded Age was the scene of elaborate social occasions carefully planned, flawlessly presented and carried out by a host of well-trained servants. Visit Maymont Mansion and feel as though you are among the honored guests... more »

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Gardens, History, Museums, Tour
Day: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, Cherry and Albemarle st... 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
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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 »

Toddler Time at Maymont: Out and About

Through May 05, 2014
Venue: Maymont
Category: Family Fun
Day: Every Monday
Location: Downtown
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Tie on your sneakers, strap the kids in a stroller or backpack and join us on a walk through Maymont. Along the way, we'll stop and explore our senses of touch, smell, and hearing with a variety of short activities. Ages 18 months-4 years; adult must accompany child. $26 per parent and child pair/$21 for members (include... more »

04-22-2014

Be the Dinosaur at the Science Museum of Virginia

Through May 11, 2014
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Category: Exhibits, Family Fun
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website

Dinosaurs are back at the Science Museum of Virginia, giving you the amazing opportunity to interact with a huge animatronic triceratops! Check out a 9-foot tall, three-horned, plant-eating dinosaur that's 21-feet long from its horns to the tip of its tail! After you've seen the triceratops, explore Be the Dinosaur as... more »

A Million Blooms

Through June 01, 2014
Category: Culture, Gardens, LGBT, Other, Outdoors, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

The Garden celebrates spring with millions of blooms throughout the season: daffodils, cherry blossoms, tulips, irises, roses and peonies. Highlights include special events including Mother’s Day, the Spring Plant Sale and plant shows and activities in the Children’s Garden.Included with Garden admission more »

Alpaca Farm Tours & Fiber Workshops

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Other, Outdoors, Tour, Workshops
Day: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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. Participate in a Fiber Workshop... more »

Bones - Reliquaries - Masks - by Jude Schlotzhauer

Through May 14, 2014
Category: Art, Galleries
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Glass and found object sculptures reminiscent of reliquaries, artifacts and ritual objects. Includes the use of doorways and containers to represent the passages into other worlds and vessels to hold life’s mysteries and potentials. The work is about the journey of spirit through life, through time and through exp... more »

Elegant Entertaining at Maymont

Through June 22, 2014
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Exhibits, History, Museums, Tour
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Send Email

Tuesdays-Sundays, March 11-June 22, 12-5 pm, Maymont Mansion A millionaire’s mansion during the Gilded Age was the scene of elaborate social occasions carefully planned, flawlessly presented and carried out by a host of well-trained servants. Visit Maymont Mansion and feel as though you are among the honored guests... more »

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Gardens, History, Museums, Tour
Day: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, Cherry and Albemarle st... more »

James Martin, renowned baritone, in concert with accompanist David O’Steen

April 22, 2014
Category: Music
Location: Downtown
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The Diocese of Virginia is proud to bring renowned baritone James Martin to Richmond this spring as part of the diocesan Episcopal Arts Series. Acclaimed for his performances in opera, musical theater and concert, Martin and accompanist David O’Steen will offer a concert on Tuesday, April 22, at Holy Comforter, Ric... more »

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