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Festivals in Richmond

The Richmond Region Hosts Festivals Year Round!

The Richmond Region is brimming with seasonal events and activities. Sample Virginia wines at the Virginia Wine Expo, release your inner child at the Henrico Kite Festival, enjoy world-class musicians at the Richmond Jazz Festival, relive life in colonial America at Publick Days or watch boats race down the James River at the Dragon Boat Festival. No matter what time of year, there's always a festival to be found in the Richmond Region!

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09-04-2015

Tattoo Arts and Film Festival

Through September 05, 2015
Venue: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Phone: 804-340-1405
Category: Art, Festivals, Film
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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To complement our special exhibition Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition, VMFA will present the only major Tattoo Arts and Film Festival in Virginia. Honoring the rich history and tradition of tattooing and its enduring and evolving impact on contemporary visual culture, the two-day festival will include fe... more »

09-05-2015

ISKCON of Richmond Janamashtami Festival 2015

September 05, 2015
Category: Culture, Festivals, Food
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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You are invited!! Grand Janamashtami Festival 2015 - September 05, 2015 7pm onwards! 6531 West Broad St, Richmond, VA, 23230 Maha-Abhishek Jhulan Swing Midnight Aarti Bhajans & Kirtan Krishna Leela Drama Free Prasadam Feast Year's biggest and most auspicious festival is almost here!! Yes, it's Janamashtami, the appea... more »

Tattoo Arts and Film Festival

Through September 05, 2015
Venue: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Phone: 804-340-1405
Category: Art, Festivals, Film
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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To complement our special exhibition Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition, VMFA will present the only major Tattoo Arts and Film Festival in Virginia. Honoring the rich history and tradition of tattooing and its enduring and evolving impact on contemporary visual culture, the two-day festival will include fe... more »

09-06-2015

Sundays in the Shade

Through September 27, 2015
Venue: James River Cellars Winery
Phone: 804-550-7516
Category: Culture, Family Fun, Festivals, Gardens, Music, Outdoors, Pets, Wine
Day: Every Sunday
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Relax under the shade of our trees while you listen to music and sip your wine! Music is from 1pm-4pm every Sunday! more »

09-08-2015

Free Garden Tour

September 08, 2015
Venue: Lavender Fields Farm
Phone: 804-262-7167
Category: Architecture/Homes, Festivals, Food, Gardens, Lectures, Outdoors, Tour, Virginia Green, RVA Garden Trail
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Enjoy strolling through the gardens looking at different styles of gardening and the different plants around the retail gardens. Join us as we stroll the gardens discussing the different herbs you see and how they are used in the landscape. Each adult enjoys a free ice cream upon completion. This is an outside walking to... more »

09-11-2015

Armenian Food Festival

September 11, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Festivals, Food
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Richmond's oldest food festival featuring authentic Armenian food, wine, music, dancing and family fun. more »

St. James Armenian Food Festival

September 11, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Festivals, Food, Outdoors, Wine
Location: Downtown
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Richmond's oldest food festival featuring authentic Armenian food, Armenian wine & beer, music, dancing and family fun. Free admission more »

09-12-2015

3rd Annual Telemundo Multicultural Career Fair & Festival

September 12, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-521-4918
Category: Culture, Family Fun, Festivals
Location: Downtown
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Telemundo Richmond, Resource Business Solutions, Goodwill, and the Virginia Employment Commission have teamed again to bring a unique career fair celebrating culture and diversity in the Richmond region. The 3rd annual Telemundo Multicultural Career Fair & Festival is an opportunity for career seekers to speak face-t... more »

43rd Street Festival

September 12, 2015
Category: Art, Family Fun, Festivals
Location: Downtown
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Join us for this family friendly event hosted by the 43rd Street Gallery. The curated arts festival will feature local music including Rachel Leyco, Blue Line Highway, Janet Martin, Blue Catz, and more. You’ll also get to see and shop 75 fine art and craft artisans. The event also features children’s activit... more »

ARTrageous 2015

September 12, 2015
Venue: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Phone: 804-204-2676
Category: Art, Festivals, Food, Galleries, Outdoors
Location: Downtown
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Inspired by this year’s special exhibitions devoted to French art—Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower and Rodin: Evolution of a Genius—ARTrageous 2015 will transport you to the Belle Époque. Fête des Artistes evokes the glittering nightlife of Paris when Toulouse Lautrec&rs... more »

B'dam Brew JAM Craft Beer Festival - 2015

September 12, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Festivals, Food, Music, Craft Beer
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Third Annual B'dam Brew JAM Craft Beer Festival! Join the Brewitans in Beaverdam at Ruritan Park. Bigger and Better each year we have lined up an amazing selection of Craft Beers and Ciders, live music, local vendors & awesome food trucks in the shade. Corn Hole Competitions, Board Games and Bounce House for the ... more »

Beaverdam Brew JAM

Through September 14, 2019
Category: Family Fun, Festivals, Food, Music, Craft Beer
Day: Recurring on the 2nd Saturday of September
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Join us for the Annual Beaverdam Brew JAM Craft Beer Festival at the Ruritan Park in Beaverdam, less than a half hour from Richmond or Fredericksburg. Experience an amazing selection of craft beers and ciders, live music, local vendors and awesome food trucks in the shade. Cornhole competitions, games and bounce house fo... more »

Fall Herb Faire

September 12, 2015
Venue: Lavender Fields Farm
Phone: 804-262-7167
Category: Architecture/Homes, Festivals, Food, Gardens, Lectures, Tour, Virginia Green, RVA Garden Trail
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Come out to the Fall Herb Faire on Saturday September 12th at the farm and enjoy a great day of classes, demos, free herbal tastings and farm tours. You can also reserve a spot for lunch to make it a special day. Come out for the whole day or just a visit but don’t miss out on this great event. Free parking, Free ... more »

Heart of Virginia Bike Festival - 2015

September 12, 2015
Venue: Hanover Courthouse
Category: Family Fun, Festivals, Food, Outdoors, Sports
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Come to the Richmond Area Bicycling Association’s (RABA) 2015 Heart of Virginia Bike Festival. It will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the historic Hanover County Courthouse. Portions of the route are near areas that will be part of the UCI Road World Championships the following week. Great location! ... more »

09-13-2015

Beaverdam Volunteer Fire Company’s Family Fun Day

September 13, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Festivals, Food, Outdoors
Location: North Side/Ashland

The Beaverdam Volunteer Fire Company is raising childhood cancer awareness by celebrating their Family Fun Day. The event will be held on Sunday, September 13 from 11am to 3pm at 16150 Trainham Road, Beaverdam, 23015. Activities will include hamburger and hot dog lunches, bounce house, cotton candy, funnel cakes, silent ... more »

Shockoe-On-The-Half Shell

September 13, 2015
Venue: 17th Street Farmers' Market
Phone: 804-646-0954
Category: Exhibits, Family Fun, Festivals, Food, Music, Outdoors, Wine, Virginia Green, Craft Beer
Location: Downtown
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Sample oysters steamed, roasted, fried, on the half-shell and other oyster dishes from some of Richmond's most-loved restaurants and food trucks. Enjoy live music, an expanded craft and fresh foods market, wine & beer selections and more. Attendees can also participate in an oyster shell recycling program that helps ... more »

Sundays in the Shade

Through September 27, 2015
Venue: James River Cellars Winery
Phone: 804-550-7516
Category: Culture, Family Fun, Festivals, Gardens, Music, Outdoors, Pets, Wine
Day: Every Sunday
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Relax under the shade of our trees while you listen to music and sip your wine! Music is from 1pm-4pm every Sunday! more »

09-18-2015

11th Annual St. Benedict Oktoberfest

September 18, 2015
Category: Culture, Family Fun, Festivals, Food, Music, Outdoors, Wine, Craft Beer
Location: Downtown
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Located in the Museum District with over 60 beers on tap, wine, live music, Stein Holding Competition, authentic German food, Christkindlmarkt, and a Children's area, this event is the largest Oktoberfest in RVA. St. Benedict Oktoberfest is expanding to include Belmont Avenue between Grove and Stuart. Friday, September 1... more »

UCI Road World Championships Opening Ceremony with the Richmond Symphony, Rayvon Owen Highlight

September 18, 2015
Category: Culture, Family Fun, Festivals, Music, Outdoors, 2015 UCI Bike Race
Location: Downtown
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Come celebrate the UCI Road World Championships in Richmond at the Official Opening Ceremony on Brown's Island. See local and international dignitaries, Team USA and enjoy performances by Rayvon Owen and the Richmond Symphony. Get your free tickets today! *Rain Date: September 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. more »

09-19-2015

Know Good Beer & Music Festival Race Event

September 19, 2015
Venue: Brown's Island
Category: Family Fun, Festivals, Outdoors, Craft Beer, 2015 UCI Bike Race
Location: Downtown
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TICKETS ARE ON SALE FOR THE SEPT 19 KNOW GOOD BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL ON BROWNS ISLAND. Blitzen Trapper headlining, HUGE selection of incredible beer, great local food, art. In addition to tasting tickets, we have non-tasting tickets if you'd rather come in for the music with the option of buying full beers. Sav... more »

11th Annual St. Benedict Oktoberfest

September 19, 2015
Category: Culture, Family Fun, Festivals, Food, Music, Outdoors, Wine, Craft Beer
Location: Downtown
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Located in the Museum District with over 60 beers on tap, wine, live music, Stein Holding Competition, authentic German food, Christkindlmarkt, and a Children's area, this event is the largest Oktoberfest in RVA. St. Benedict Oktoberfest is expanding to include Belmont Avenue between Grove and Stuart. Friday, September 1... more »

New Normal Bike Bazaar!

September 19, 2015
Category: Festivals, 2015 UCI Bike Race
Location: Downtown
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The Richmond 2015 World Championships are coming to Richmond and New Normal Apparel is hosting a Bike Bazaar! Where: New Normal Apparel 212 E. Clay St. Unit 1B Richmond VA When: Saturday, September 19th - Sunday, September 27th / 9am - 7pm We are located just blocks away from the finishing line and want to show the wo... more »

The World is coming to the Center of the Universe Street Party

September 19, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Festivals, 2015 UCI Bike Race
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Hats off to Ashland Street Parties for hosting the KICK OFF EVENT for the UCI World Bicycle Championship visitors on September 19th. The I Love Ashland Instagram showcases this EPIC party- & great graphic by Andy Lynn! Tickets will go on sale August 17th and seat licenses will be limited. There will be plenty of st... more »

09-20-2015

11th Annual St. Benedict Oktoberfest

September 20, 2015
Category: Culture, Family Fun, Festivals, Food, Music, Outdoors, Wine, Craft Beer
Location: Downtown
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Located in the Museum District with over 60 beers on tap, wine, live music, Stein Holding Competition, authentic German food, Christkindlmarkt, and a Children's area, this event is the largest Oktoberfest in RVA. St. Benedict Oktoberfest is expanding to include Belmont Avenue between Grove and Stuart. Friday, September 1... more »

Fire, Flour & Fork Festival: Special Event: Biscuit Bash at Southern Season

September 20, 2015
Venue: Southern Season
Phone: 804-840-5318
Category: Culture, Family Fun, Festivals, Food
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Free fun with King Arthur Flour and Southern Season, sponsors of Fire, Flour & Fork. Giveaways, biscuits and more! more »

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