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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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05-03-2015

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 »

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 »

Feed the Byrd Bazaar

Through May 03, 2015
Category: Art, Other
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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New Normal Apparel is hosting a FEED THE BYRD BAZAAR right outside of The Byrd Theatre & Foundation in Carytown on Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd! Vendors will be popping up and selling local merchandise from 11am - 5pm both days. Grab the perfect Mothers Day gift or something new for your spring wardrobe! &qu... more »

Free Waking Tour of Richmond

Through June 28, 2015
Venue: Battery Dantzler
Phone: 804-263-7914
Category: Tour
Day: Every Sunday, Saturday
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The free walking tour of Richmond meets at 10:00 AM 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 questions you have (with a short break half way through). The tours are free. No strings attached. Why free? Because our... more »

Ginastera: Harp Concerto

May 03, 2015
Category: Music
Location: North Side/Ashland

Rossini - Overture to L’italiana in Algeri Ginastera - Harp Concerto Lynette Wardle, harp Falla - El sombrero de tres picos (Three-Cornered Hat): Suite No. 1 Arriaga - Symphony in D 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 »

Kevin Hart: What Now? Tour

May 03, 2015
Venue: Richmond Coliseum
Category: Comedy
Location: Downtown

Superstar entertainer, actor and comedian Kevin Hart returns to Richmond! Kevin Hart is one of comedy’s biggest stars with a celebrated and award-winning career that has seen the talented entertainer become one of the industry’s most important and influential voices. Since his career began Hart has worked non... 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

Through June 28, 2015
Venue: The Valentine
Phone: 804-649-0711
Category: Architecture/Homes, Art, Clubs, Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, History, Museums
Day: Every Sunday
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 »

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 »

Northside Spring Fun Family Ride

May 03, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Outdoors, Sports
Location: Downtown
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Date: Sunday May 3 Time: Meet at 1pm, ride at 1:30 Location: Westwood Tract Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BikeWalkNorthside/ Spring Fun Family Ride (Northside-Brook Rd./Brookland Park). Kids bike parade! Contact Emily if you'd like to volunteer! more »

Old Crow Medicine Show With very special guest Sturgill Simpson

May 03, 2015
Venue: Altria Theater
Category: Music
Location: Downtown

The Old Crow Medicine Show got its' start busking on street corners, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. It's been nearly fifteen years since these humble beginnings, and the band has gone on to tour the world, sell over 800,000 albums, become frequent guests on A Prairie Home Companio... 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 »

Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Through May 03, 2015
Venue: Richmond International Raceway
Phone: 804-642-2011
Category: Other
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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The Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show has something for everyone. Vendors from across bring their merchandise to you, including all types of jewelry, loose stones, minerals, unique carvings, and beads. The wide selection of items satisfies most styles, tastes and budgets. The Richmond Gem & Min... more »

Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Through May 03, 2015
Venue: Richmond International Raceway
Phone: 804-642-2011
Category: Other
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Join us as vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find • 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry • Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls • Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies • Books, carvings and gift items • Display of... more »

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Through May 17, 2015
Venue: Virginia Repertory Theatre
Phone: 804-282-2620
Category: Comedy, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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One of the most successful Broadway comedies of the 21st century, this sharp-witted Tony Award winner is sure to have you laughing in the aisles. Three no-so-middle-aged siblings, a boy toy with more brawn than brains and a psychic maid converge for a country weekend of hilarious antics and timely debate.  Dates and... more »

A Million Blooms

Through June 01, 2015
Venue: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Phone: 804-262-9887
Category: Family Fun, Gardens, Outdoors, Virginia Green, RVA Garden Trail
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was recently voted #2 in USA Today's 10Best Public Gardens contest and spring is a great time to see why! Millions of blooms, plus a chance this year to see the gardens as art. As part of A Million Blooms, a dozen picture frames will be set up throughout the Central Garden and inside the C... more »

A Passion For Nature at Maymont

Through September 06, 2015
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Architecture/Homes, History, Museums, Tour, RVA Garden Trail
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Both indoors and out, James and Sallie Dooley’s estate reflects their love of natural beauty. They filled their residence, the Maymont Mansion, with a treasure trove of nature-inspired decorative and fine arts and landscaped the surrounding 100 acres with beautiful parkland, magnificent trees, and glorious gardens.... more »

05-04-2015

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 »

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 »

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Through October 30, 2015
Venue: Hollywood Cemetery
Phone: 804-649-0711
Category: History, Tour
Day: Recurring every week day
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 »

Kiyomi Iwata

Through June 06, 2015
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website

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 »

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 »

A Million Blooms

Through June 01, 2015
Venue: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Phone: 804-262-9887
Category: Family Fun, Gardens, Outdoors, Virginia Green, RVA Garden Trail
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was recently voted #2 in USA Today's 10Best Public Gardens contest and spring is a great time to see why! Millions of blooms, plus a chance this year to see the gardens as art. As part of A Million Blooms, a dozen picture frames will be set up throughout the Central Garden and inside the C... more »

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