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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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A Contemporary Jazz Dinner Experience

October 25, 2014
Venue: Emilio's Tapas Bar
Phone: 804-359-1224
Category: Music
Location: Downtown
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Hear "Sketches" Jazz ensemble live at Emilio's Downtown . FREE - No cover charge. 6-9 pm, 1847 W. Broad St. Including Gene Pendleton (Guitar), Debo Dabney (Keyboard), Matthew Steele (Bass), Golden Skipper (Vocals), Jeff Tozer (Drums), Maroon Corey (Trumpets). PLEASE CALL to reserve for parties of 4 or more at (... more »

Bob Trotman: Business As Usual

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Bob Trotman creates sculptural installations that comment on corporate America through an ongoing series titled “Business As Usual.” Trotman states, “as a contemporary artist I am fascinated by a noir narrative of life at the office. My wooden people, often surprisingly posed, evoke both humor and anxie... more »

Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games

October 25, 2014
Venue: Richmond International Raceway
Phone: 804-356-1093
Category: Culture, Dance, Family Fun, Festivals, Food, History, Music, Other, Outdoors
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Research your family's heritage or check out the U.S. Celtic Scottish Athletic Competition. more »

Charlotte's Web

Through November 09, 2014
Venue: Virginia Repertory Theatre
Phone: 804-282-2620
Category: Family Fun, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Based on the bestselling book by E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web tells the story of a rambunctious pig named Wilbur who is desperately trying to avoid the butcher and a friendly spider named Charlotte who uses her web and creative thinking to save him from slaughter. This funny and heartfelt classic will excite young r... more »

Chesterfield Berry Farm Fall Festival

Through November 02, 2014
Category: Culture, Family Fun, Festivals, Food, Outdoors, Virginia Green
Day: Every Sunday, Saturday
Location: South side
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Chesterfield Berry Farm is Opening for the Fall Festival season! Chesterfield Berry Farm offers SO much more than just a pick your own pumpkin patch (though we have to agree, the hayride to the pumpkin patch is one of the best things about Chesterfield Berry Farm)! With over 20 activities ranging from Pirates Cove and ... 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 »

Free Walking Tour of Richmond

Through November 30, 2014
Category: History, Tour, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Free walking tours of Richmond VA meet every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 AM (April through November, unless it snows) in front of Brown’s Island right next to Tredegar Iron Works. It lasts 2.5 -3 hours depending on what questions you have (with a short break half way through). Park on 5th street near the river. P... more »

Growl-O-Ween

October 25, 2014
Venue: Center of the Universe
Phone: 804-928-8375
Category: Family Fun, Festivals, Food, Music, Pets, Craft Beer
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Grab your pooch, your costume, and your good time shoes as we welcome in the fall season and Halloween in style with the first annual GROWL-O-WEEN October 25th 2:00pm – 5:00pm (Rain date of October 26th 2:00pm – 5:00pm) Event to take place at the Center of the Universe Bier Garden and parking lot. Free Adm... more »

Haunted History

October 25, 2014
Category: Family Fun, History
Location: North Side/Ashland
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"A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night." J. M. Barrie Once a year the eerie tales and mysterious legends that have co... more »

Haunted History

October 25, 2014
Venue: Scotchtown
Phone: 804-648-1889
Category: Architecture/Homes, History, Holiday, Museums, Tour
Location: North Side/Ashland
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"A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night." J. M. Barrie Once a year the eerie tales and mysterious legends that have co... 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 »

Hollywood Cemetery: The Women of Hollywood Walking Tour

October 25, 2014
Venue: Hollywood Cemetery
Phone: 804-649-0711
Category: Gardens, History, Museums, Outdoors, Tour
Location: Downtown
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Explore the significant role that women’s groups played in Hollywood Cemetery’s history from the Civil War to the present. Stops include gravesites of female residents who led independent lives as educators, authors, preservationists, suffragists, humanitarians or as the power behind the scenes of famous men.... more »

Hops and Heal

October 25, 2014
Venue: Triple Crossing Brewing
Phone: 804-308-0475
Category: Food, Music, Craft Beer
Location: Downtown
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Come out and support the World Pediatric Project. We'll have a food truck out and a band to rock the day away. Don't miss this great chance to support an amazing charity. more »

Kidney Walk

October 25, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Other, Outdoors
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National Kidney Foundation Serving Virginia Hosts Kidney Walk to Help Fight Kidney Disease Step up with family, friends and community members on October 25, 2014 for the Central Virginia Kidney Walk at Anthem (2015 Staples Mill Road) presented by the National Kidney Foundation Serving Virginia. Registration begins at 9:0... more »

Mo Debree

October 25, 2014
Category: Music
Location: North Side/Ashland
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They will bringing the tunes of Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Soul, you'll be bringing your dancing shoes and together we'll make a party! Come early to get a seat - they fill up fast! more »

Multiples Family Day at Kings Dominion

October 25, 2014
Category: Family Fun
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Calling all Twins, Triplets and more! Make your plans now to join VCU's Mid-Atlantic Twin Registry for another Multiples Family Day at Kings Dominion Saturday October 25th, 2014! Meet and Greet with MATR staff under the Eiffel Tower. Discount ticket prices ($34, ages 2 and under free) for all twins, triplets, higher or... 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 »

Powhatan Festival of the Grape

October 25, 2014
Category: Festivals, Wine
Location: South side

If you love tasting the best of Virginia wines, enjoy savoring food, and listening to the best in live entertainment, all in an enchanting courthouse square, then we hope you will join us for Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape. We are delighted to offer 30 wineries, 100+ quality arts and craft vendors, as well as a v... more »

See How They Run

Through October 25, 2014
Venue: Swift Creek Mill and Theatre
Phone: 804-748-5203
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: South side
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Galloping in and out of the four doors of an English vicarage are an American actor and actress, a cockney maid who has seen too many American movies, an old maid who “touches alcohol for the first time in her life”, four men in clerical garb one of whom is an escaped prisoner, and a sedate Bishop aghast at a... more »

Spooky Party 2014 - Select CMoR Locations

October 25, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Festivals, Holiday, Museums
Location: South side
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Join us for some not-so-spooky fun at your favorite CMoR satelite location! Featuring your little one's favorite princesses, themed games, and give-aways! Location: CMoR Chesterfield, CMoR Short Pump, and CMoR Fredericksburg Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014 Time: 10am-4pm Admission: This event is free with museum admissi... more »

Spooky Party 2014 - Select CMoR Locations

October 25, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Festivals, Holiday, Museums
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Join us for some not-so-spooky fun at your favorite CMoR satelite location! Featuring your little one's favorite princesses, themed games, and give-aways! Location: CMoR Chesterfield, CMoR Short Pump, and CMoR Fredericksburg Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014 Time: 10am-4pm Admission: This event is free with museum admissi... more »

The Marvelous Views of Groover & Hughes

Through November 12, 2014
Category: Art, Exhibits, Galleries
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
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"The Marvelous Views of Groover and Hughes" - the latest show and sale presented by The Gallery@Nest Antiques Art & Gifts. Explore the funa nd funky polymer clay "Paintings" of Debo Groover and experience the optic wonders of Laura Hughes. Opening reception Saturday October 4th from 7 to 9:30 pm. ... more »

Virginia Natural Beauty MEGA Expo

October 25, 2014
Venue: Comfort Inn Conference Center
Phone: 804-617-3515
Category: Other
Location: Downtown
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Don't miss the Virginia Natural Beauty MEGA Expo! Comfort Inn Conference Center, 3200 W Broad Street, Richmond Va, Saturday October 25th, 2014. All things beauty, fashion, hair, make-up and fitness all under one roof. More than 60 Vendors Workshops Demonstrations Consultations Product Samples Special Guests Tickets are ... more »

Voices from the Shadows: A Walk Through Hallowed Ground

Through October 25, 2014
Category: Family Fun, History, Holiday, Museums, Outdoors, Tour, Civil War
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
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Experience Pamplin Historical Park after dark as costumed guides lead you on a spine chilling tour of the Park's historical sites. Come and hear ghostly stories from the 19th century as you embark on a hair raising lantern tour across haunting battlefield trails, an old plantation home, and more! October 24 & 25, 201... more »

Grand Re-Opening Celebration

October 25, 2014
Category: Culture
Location: Downtown

Join us for the grand re-opening celebration of the Valentine. Be one of the first to explore our newly renovated spaces including the new Valentine Store and This is Richmond, Virginia exhibition. Schedule of Activities on Clay Street - Performance by Susan Greenbaum - Studio 23 Steamroller Prints & Commonwealth Ro... more »

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