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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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07-25-2014

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 »

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 »

Buckin Comedy presents Matt Ward w/ Kenny Wingle

July 25, 2014
Category: Art, Comedy, Culture, Festivals, Food, Innovation, LGBT, Other, Stage, Tour
Location: South side
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Co-founder of the Cape Fear Comedy Festival (NC) and creator of Knox Comedy Live (TN), Matt Ward will stop through Richmond for one night only. He will appear at Mi Hacienda's Friday Night Live Series with Kenny Wingle. Matt travels the country and has performed with Doug Stanhope, Myq Kaplan and Nikki Glaser to name a... 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 »

Dixie Swim Club

Through August 02, 2014
Category: Stage
Day: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: South side
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A comedy about growing old together! Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. A hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. If you loved “The Golden Girls”, then you&r... more »

Evening Bat Search at Maymont

July 25, 2014
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Family Fun, Outdoors
Location: Downtown
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Learn about one of nature's most fascinating creatures on this summer night hike. Using spotlights and detectors, families will seek out these mysterious friends in the Maymont gardens. Ages 5 and older; adult must accompany child. $8 per person/$6 members. Register online at www.maymont.org or call 804-358-7166, ext. 32... more »

Film and Discussion: Question Bridge: Black Males

July 25, 2014
Venue: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Phone: 804-204-2704
Category: Lectures
Location: Downtown
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Film and Discussion: Question Bridge: Black Males July 25, 6:30PM-9PM Cheek Theater $8 (VMFA members $5) Using video-mediated Q&A with the audience, the single-screen film instigates a trans-media conversation across many geographic, economic, generational, educational, and social strata of the black male community.... more »

Go Dog, Go

Through August 03, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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From cars and boats to Ferris wheels and roller skates, Go, Dog. Go! takes viewers of all ages for the ride of a lifetime! This imaginative and playful adaptation of P.D. Eastman’s classic book about canine adventures is a riotous extravaganza for the whole family! Young readers will delight at seeing a familiar st... 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 »

Question Bridge:Black Males

July 25, 2014
Venue: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Phone: 804-340-1405
Category: Film
Location: Downtown
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Director Chris Johnson, with filmmaker Tim Reid along with artists Hank Williams Thomas, Bayete Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair traveled the nation collecting questions and answers from black males in many major cities. This trans media conversation across many geographical, economic,generational, educational and social st... 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 »

The Color Purple

Through August 03, 2014
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel - An inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world, this musical adaptation of Alice Walker's novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotli... more »

West End Comedy - HATTheatre - The Anti-Boredom Show

July 25, 2014
Category: Comedy, Family Fun, Other, Stage
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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In honor of Anti-Boredom Month, we'll go to great lengths to keep you from being bored! West End Comedy brings the hilarity to HATT in a Whose Line Is It Anyway style format for the evening. We offer the best family-friendly comedy show in Richmond. So bring the kids and enjoy the funny! 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 »

07-26-2014

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 »

Dixie Swim Club

Through August 02, 2014
Category: Stage
Day: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: South side
Visit Website  |  Send Email

A comedy about growing old together! Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. A hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. If you loved “The Golden Girls”, then you&r... 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 »

Global Egyptian Mau Society And Southeastern Persian Society Present A CFA Albrred Cat Show

July 26, 2014
Venue: Richmond International Raceway
Category: Exhibits, Family Fun, Other, Pets
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Fancy felines from around the country will have the opportunity to earn Top Cat status at the Global Egyptian Mau Society Annual Show. Nearly 200 pedigreed cats are expected to compete in this year’s show. Many beautiful breeds are expected to compete, including the Egyptian Mau, Cornish Rex, Japanese Bobtail, as w... more »

Go Dog, Go

Through August 03, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
Visit Website  |  Send Email

From cars and boats to Ferris wheels and roller skates, Go, Dog. Go! takes viewers of all ages for the ride of a lifetime! This imaginative and playful adaptation of P.D. Eastman’s classic book about canine adventures is a riotous extravaganza for the whole family! Young readers will delight at seeing a familiar st... 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: Symbolism and Monument Styles Walking Tour

July 26, 2014
Category: Gardens, History, Museums, Outdoors, Tour
Location: Downtown
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If cemeteries could talk, what could they tell you about those buried there? Learn to interpret the spiritual, occupational, vegetal and fraternal signs and symbols found on Hollywood’s headstones and ironworks. Discover the historical origins of the many monument styles including cradle stones, pyramids, pier ston... 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 »

Richmond Discoveries Bus Tour

July 26, 2014
Category: Architecture/Homes, Culture, Family Fun, History, Tour, Civil War
Location: Downtown
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With your friendly and knowledgeable COSTUMED guide, enjoy a narrated driving tour of Richmond’s graciously restored historic neighborhoods. From the comfort of your motorcoach, you'll see the James River, site of commerce and industry in early Richmond; Shockoe Slip, a cobblestone warehouse district; Shockoe Botto... more »

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