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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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08-22-2014

Butterflies LIVE!

Through October 12, 2014
Category: Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Festivals, Galleries, Gardens, LGBT, Museums, Other
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical beauties, fascinating and showy, transform the Conservatory's North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors...captivating sights...and extraordinary discoveries. Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory geared for all ages. Get up close and person... more »

"Destroy All Monsters"

August 22, 2014
Category: Film, Music
Location: Downtown
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“Destroy All Monsters” Friday, August 22, 2014; 8 pm Bring your monster-loving friends to see “Destroy All Monsters” — the ninth film in the original Japanese sci-fi Godzilla series. This campy show is complete with live music played by Richmond’s own Goldrush with its unique blend of ... more »

“William S. Rosecrans and the Union Victory” Book Talk

August 22, 2014
Category: History, Lectures, Museums, Civil War
Location: Downtown
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Author David Moore will lecture on the subject of his recent book, the first biography of Rosecrans in over fifty years. The talk will cover Rosecrans’ military career and shed light on a man who promoted many advances in medical care, transportation and cartography; a man interested in engineering as well as theo... more »

9th Annual Gilbane Restaurant Walk

August 22, 2014
Category: Food
Location: Downtown
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The annual Gilbane Restaurant Walk is a fundraising event for the Hospital Hospitality House, whose mission is to provide lodging for families and patients in medical crisis. Join us and sample food from some of Shockoe Bottom’s restaurants including Canal Bistro, Southern Railway Taphouse, Torero (formerly Europa)... 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 »

Chesterfield County Fair

August 22, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Food, Music, Other, Outdoors, Stage
Location: South side
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Live music, a petting zoo, and more! more »

City Center Walking Tour

Through August 30, 2014
Venue: Richmond Region Visitor Center and Gift Shop
Phone: 804-649-0711
Category: Architecture/Homes, History, Museums, Tour
Day: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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The History Center is pleased to partner with Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau to present a walking tour of E. Broad and Grace streets in downtown Richmond, including the CenterStage complex, the National, the Virginia State Capitol with a nod to Jefferson and Spielberg, and the former Miller & ... 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 »

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
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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 Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church

Through August 24, 2014
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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The roads are flooded, the bridges are washed out, and less generous souls are staying safely indoors, but it takes more than a little rain to keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission. Come sit in on this month's meeting in the basement of Second Trinity Victory Church; our five an... more »

Who's Awake? A Family Night Hike at Maymont

August 22, 2014
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Family Fun, Outdoors, Tour
Location: Downtown
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Ever wonder who stays awake while you sleep? Meet some of Maymont’s nighttime residents and learn about their nocturnal adaptations through experiments, games and a hike of the grounds. Owls, skunks and many other creatures of the dark will help shed some light onto their mysterious ways. Ages 4 and older; adult mu... more »

How to Make a Monster

Through September 07, 2014
Category: Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Uncover the world of monsters and creatures from the movies! Find out how they’re brought to life – from an idea to the final project – and take a look at the behind the scenes art and technology of animatronics. Included with exhibit admission. more »

08-23-2014

Butterflies LIVE!

Through October 12, 2014
Category: Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Festivals, Galleries, Gardens, LGBT, Museums, Other
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical beauties, fascinating and showy, transform the Conservatory's North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors...captivating sights...and extraordinary discoveries. Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory geared for all ages. Get up close and person... more »

City Center Walking Tour

Through August 30, 2014
Venue: Richmond Region Visitor Center and Gift Shop
Phone: 804-649-0711
Category: Architecture/Homes, History, Museums, Tour
Day: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

The History Center is pleased to partner with Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau to present a walking tour of E. Broad and Grace streets in downtown Richmond, including the CenterStage complex, the National, the Virginia State Capitol with a nod to Jefferson and Spielberg, and the former Miller & ... 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 »

Food Truck A Palooza

August 23, 2014
Category: Food
Location: Downtown
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Food Truck A Palooza Saturday, August 23 4pm-7pm Floyd Avenue, outside the Commons 11 different food truck vendors, inflatables and a DJ Free food vouchers available to students with a VCU ID. Vouchers will be available on a first come, first serve basis outside the front doors of the Commons. Cash and cards will also be... 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 »

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 »

Hollywood Cemetery: The Civil War Walking Tour

August 23, 2014
Category: Gardens, History, Museums, Outdoors, Tour, Civil War
Location: Downtown
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From the Pyramid to the gravesite of Jefferson Davis, high above the James River, Hollywood Cemetery is the final resting place for thousands of Confederates. Come visit the graves of such notables as J.E.B. Stuart, George Pickett, Fitzhugh Lee, Jefferson Davis and many others whose stories continue to capture our imagin... 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 »

Real Richmond Food Tour--Both Sides of Broad

August 23, 2014
Venue: Quirk Gallery
Phone: 804-840-5318
Category: Art, Food, History, Tour
Location: Downtown
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Join Real Richmond for a 2.5 hour food tour that winds its way through Monroe Ward, Jackson Ward and Old Historic Broad Street on a 1.5 mile route that takes visitors into several local restaurants, including such spots as Comfort, Thai Corner, Rappahannock, Mansion 526, Tarrant's Cafe, Mama J's, Pasture, Homemades by Su... more »

RVA Summer Jam-Fest 2k14

August 23, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Sports
Location: Downtown
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U-Turn will be hosting its First Annual Summer Jam-Fest 5 on 5 basketball tournament. This event will feature a back to school drive, live music and performances, vendors, and basketball players from all over the country. This event targets a diverse group of individuals; including business professionals, corporations, s... more »

The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church

Through August 24, 2014
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

The roads are flooded, the bridges are washed out, and less generous souls are staying safely indoors, but it takes more than a little rain to keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission. Come sit in on this month's meeting in the basement of Second Trinity Victory Church; our five an... more »

Virginia Mega Mile AMA Pro Flat Track Motorcycle Race

August 23, 2014
Venue: Colonial Downs
Phone: 804-366-0745
Category: Sports
Location: East End
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The nation’s top flat track riders will compete over the one and one quarter mile dirt oval in New Kent, largest on the annual AMA Pro circuit. Competitors reached speeds of over 130 miles per hour in 2013’s inaugural running. Colonial Downs, which will host Round 13 of the series, is one of only three east ... more »

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