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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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04-19-2014

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 »

A Spy for the Union: The Life and Execution of Timothy Webster

April 19, 2014
Venue: Museum and White House of the Confederacy
Phone: 855-649-1861
Category: History, Lectures, Museums, Civil War
Location: Downtown
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Timothy Webster, best known for his work as a spy for the Union during the Civil War, began his career as a New York City policeman. In the mid-1850s he left the police department and took a job for Allan Pinkerton with his newly formed detective agency. Webster went on to serve the United States as a spy in the Civil Wa... more »

A Streetcar Named Desire

Through May 17, 2014
Venue: Firehouse Theatre Project
Phone: 804-355-2001
Category: Stage
Day: Every Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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A Streetcar Named Desire By Tennessee Williams Directed by Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates Assistant Director Brandon Rashad Butts April 17 – May 17, 2014   Tennessee Williams’ iconic masterpiece follows the fading but still attractive southern belle Blanche du Bois as she arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep... 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 »

Dominion Family Easter at Maymont

April 19, 2014
Venue: Maymont
Category: Family Fun, Festivals, Outdoors
Location: Downtown
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Visit Maymont for one of Richmond's favorite Easter traditions! Enjoy an egg hunt, crafts, games, live entertainment and other fun-filled activities. Fees vary for activities. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 310. 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 »

ENGAGE: Side by Side--Susie Ganch: TIED

Through May 31, 2014
Category: Art, Family Fun
Day: Every Saturday
Location: Downtown
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For this exhibition we will be offering workshops that focus on creating your own jewelry from every day or recycled materials. Students will work non-traditional materials to create beads, necklaces, rings or bracelets with techniques like: • Paper bead-making • Wire-wrapped objects • Bead painting &bull... 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 »

Oral Cancer Walk

April 19, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Other, Outdoors, Sports
Location: Downtown
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The Student National Dental Association at VCU School of Dentistry will be hosting the 5th Annual Oral Cancer Walk benefiting the Philips Institute. The walk will take place on Saturday, April 19 at Byrd Park starting at 9:00 a.m. Register online today at https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Richmond/5thAnnualVCUSNDAOralCancer... 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 »

Richmond Raiders vs. Harrisburg

April 19, 2014
Venue: Richmond Raiders Professional Indoor Football
Phone: 804-780-0430
Category: Sports
Location: Downtown
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Harrisburg vs. Richmond Raiders @7:00pm, Richmond Coliseum - the Raiders play in the fast paced, action packed sport of Professional Indoor Football. more »

Richmond Raiders vs. Harrisburg Stampede

April 19, 2014
Category: Sports
Location: Downtown
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5th Anniversary Season Mark your calendars for the Richmond Raiders 2014 season at the Richmond Coliseum! Season tickets start as low as $35, and are available on the Raiders’ website, www.RichmondRaidersProFootball.com, or by calling 1-855-GO-RAIDERS or 804-780-0430. Individual game tickets, starting as low as $8,... more »

Rolled Up Charity Challenge Benefiting the Lupus Foundation of America

April 19, 2014
Category: Family Fun
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Mini Golf Tournament Single player Event $12 Best total score wins a prize and a trophy Best kids score up to 12 years old wins a Trophy Best Young Adult wins a Trophy 12-16 Team option 4 players $20 Per Team This is in addition to the single game price. Additional prizes for the Team Event. Batting Cage Challenge: 20 Ba... 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 »

04-20-2014

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
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 »

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
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 »

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
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 »

Shrek: The Musical

Through April 27, 2014
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
Visit Website

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 »

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