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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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08-23-2014

Butterflies LIVE!

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

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 »

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
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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 »

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
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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 »

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
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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 »

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 »

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 »

08-24-2014

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 »

"Give Me Liberty" Re-enactment

Through August 31, 2014
Venue: St. John’s Church
Phone: 804-648-5015
Category: Family Fun, History
Day: Every Sunday
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Sit amongst the Founding Fathers, as "Patrick Henry: delivers his stirring more »

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 »

Canal Boats and Cobblestones Walking Tour

August 24, 2014
Category: History, Museums, Tour
Location: Downtown
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Explore architectural treasures and preservation efforts along the James River and the Canals, which were developed in the 1840’s to bypass river rapids. Includes Shockoe Slip, the Turning Basin and the warehouse district. Meet at the James Center Clock Tower at 10th and Cary streets. $15 per person $5 for History ... 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 »

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 »

Savanna's Cut-a-thon

August 24, 2014
Category: Family Fun
Location: Downtown
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Our beautiful client, 8 year-old Savanna was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and she has been so incredibly brave. Red Salon Organics is having a charity cut-athon to help support Savanna in her fight against Leukemia. We will be donating 100% of proceeds to Savanna and her family. We'd like to show our support through... 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 »

How to Make a Monster

Through September 07, 2014
Category: Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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 »

08-25-2014

Butterflies LIVE!

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

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 »

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