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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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10-26-2014

Bluegrass Brunch

On-Going
Venue:
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 »

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 »

Caribbean High Tea

October 26, 2014
Category: Culture, Dance, Family Fun, Food
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Virginia Caribbean Education Exchange Foundation (VCEEF) in partnership with CaryTown Teas presents a Caribbean High Tea on Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 3-6pm. Come join us for an afternoon of culture and entertainment while enjoy delectable Caribbean tidbits and a wide assortment of exotic teas and beverages. Entertain... 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 »

Chikara

October 26, 2014
Venue: Greater Richmond Convention Center
Category: Art, Comedy, Family Fun, Music, Other, Sports, Tour
Location: Downtown
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The epic conflict between Chikara and The Flood makes its way through the Greater Richmond Convention Center when the Chikara Grand Champion ICARUS puts his title on the line in an explosive bout against the leader of The Flood, JIMMY JACOBS. CHIKARA - ( www.ChikaraPro.com ) The unique Pro Wrestling show with elements... more »

Dogs on Deck

On-Going
Venue: Isley Brewing Company
Phone: 804-499-0721
Category: Pets, Craft Beer
Day: Every Sunday
Location: Downtown
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What's the best way to spend your Sunday? Isley Brewing Company knows. It's with a Man's (or woman) 2 best friends and relaxing with both of them on our deck! We are asking that both pooch and owner are well mannered and get along well with others. Come enjoy our Isley Brews and and relax with your other best friend! You... 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 »

HarvestFest Craft & Vendor Show

October 26, 2014
Category: Art, Festivals, Holiday, Other
Location: South side
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Over 50+ vendor reps and crafts to shop! Get your holiday shopping stated early! Proceeds benefit Manchester High School athletic teams. Free admission, door prizes and plenty of parking. more »

Main Street Recycled Walking Tour

October 26, 2014
Category: History, Museums, Tour
Location: Downtown
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This historic business district long known for its 19th and 20th century ironfronts and high rises is now being viewed by developers as an opportunity for urban residential growth. The tour focuses on the history of the area, the architectural styles and ornamentation of these buildings and their adaptive reuse for the 2... 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 »

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 »

10-27-2014

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 »

Bob Trotman: Business As Usual

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website

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 »

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 »

The Marvelous Views of Groover & Hughes

Through November 12, 2014
Category: Art, Exhibits, Galleries
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
Visit Website  |  Send Email

"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 »

To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade

October 27, 2014
Venue: Library of Virginia
Phone: 804-692-3592
Category: Exhibits
Location: Downtown
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This groundbreaking exhibition will explore the pivotal role that Richmond played in the domestic slave trade. Curated by University of Virginia professor Maurie McInnis, To Be Sold will draw from her recent book, Waiting to Be Sold: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade, and be anchored by a series of paintings ... more »

10-28-2014

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 »

An American Séance

Through October 31, 2014
Category: History, Museums, Stage, Civil War
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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The American Civil War Museum invites you to attend An American Séance. Participate in a dramatization of a Victorian séance that provides a fun and spooky experience while exploring how individuals coped with death after the War. Attendees will join the Nelson family and other séance guests as they... more »

Bob Trotman: Business As Usual

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website

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 »

Dr.Sketchy's RVA presents: A Night of Classic Halloween featuring Lula Houp-Garou

October 28, 2014
Category: Art
Location: Downtown
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Dr.Sketchy's is back, and we have a brand new home at Fallout! Join us for a night of classic pinup and spooky Halloween fun as we welcome @Lula Houp-Garou to the River City. Performer, designer, model, artistic alchemist... Lula Houp-Garou is an award-winning, head-and-hoop-spinning sensation. Fusing the elements of cir... 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 »

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 »

The Marvelous Views of Groover & Hughes

Through November 12, 2014
Category: Art, Exhibits, Galleries
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
Visit Website  |  Send Email

"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 »

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