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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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04-26-2014

21st Earth Day Richmond Festival

April 26, 2014
Venue: 17th Street Farmers' Market
Phone: 804-646-0974
Category: Art, Dance, Exhibits, Family Fun, Festivals, Food, Music, Outdoors, Virginia Green
Location: Downtown
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Now in its 21st year, central Virginia’s largest and longest-running Earth Day Celebration comes to the historic 17th Street Farmers’ Market in the heart of downtown Richmond on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Hundreds of environmentally friendly earth-conscious vendors, interactive children’s area, local foo... more »

Earth Day Richmond

April 26, 2014
Venue: 17th Street Farmers' Market
Phone: 804-646-0954
Category: Festivals, Virginia Green
Location: Downtown
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The official Richmond Earth Day Festival kicks off on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11AM to 5PM at the 17th Street Farmers' Market in Shockoe Bottom. Celebrate Earth Day 2014 with educational offerings for an environmentally friendly lifestyle, recycling, rain barrels, bicycling, local music, local drink, art, eco-kid... more »

Fool for Art

April 26, 2014
Category: Art, Family Fun, Festivals
Location: South side
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Get ready for a day of family fun as John Tyler Community College presents Fool for Art. The festival will feature more than 80 art and craft vendors, more than 100 hands-on activities and free educational sessions, food, music and much more. more »

Historic Garden Week in Virginia

April 26, 2014
Category: Architecture/Homes, Family Fun, Festivals, Gardens, History, Outdoors, Tour
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Each spring visitors are welcomed to more than 250 of Virginia's most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during "America's Largest Open House." This 8-day statewide event provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of Virginia's springtime color. more »

K Dance: SHORTS - Presented by Richmond Dance Festival

April 26, 2014
Category: Art, Dance, Festivals, Stage
Location: Downtown
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This Spring, contemporary dance blooms in Richmond as never before. For a solid month, Dogtown Dance Theatre will host performances, film screenings, and master classes that will feature the work of over 80 local dance artists in the first annual Richmond Dance Festival (RDF). The festival runs from April 25-May24 and fe... more »

RVA Earth Day Festival

April 26, 2014
Category: Art, Culture, Family Fun, Festivals, Food, Music, Other, Outdoors, Sports, Virginia Green
Location: Downtown
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RVA Earth Day is a street festival providing eco-friendly resources, education and fun. Learn more about incorporating sustainable practices into your daily life. Come out and enjoy river wildlife, local produce from farmer's markets and GrowRVA, James River Outdoor Coalition Gear Swap, kids arts & activities, pettin... more »

RVA Earth Day Festival in Manchester and Mayo Island

April 26, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Festivals, Food, Music, Outdoors, Stage
Location: Downtown
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Local artists, bands, chefs, food trucks, breweries, environmentalists and vendors gather to celebrate mother earth. Learn about locally available sustainable products and services. Arts, crafts and kids activities. Three stages of live music featuring: Three Sheets to the Wind, The Hit List, Mighty Joshua, Black Girls, ... more »

World Tai Chi Day

April 26, 2014
Venue: Deep Run Park
Phone: 804-501-5114
Category: Festivals
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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On the last Saturday of April each year, tens of thousands of people across the globe practice the ancient art of Tai Chi. This very special event will feature basic instruction in the Sun style for beginners and various demonstrations of other styles. At 10 am, everyone will join together to practice Tai Chi as it moves... more »

05-01-2014

Lebanese Food Festivall

May 01, 2014
Category: Culture, Dance, Festivals, Food, Music
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Enjoy Lebanese specialties such as roasted lamb, falafel, and baklava, plus music and dancing. more »

05-02-2014

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 »

Flesh & Earth - Presented by Richmond Dance Festival

Through May 03, 2014
Category: Art, Dance, Festivals, Stage
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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This Spring, contemporary dance blooms in Richmond as never before. For a solid month, Dogtown Dance Theatre will host performances, film screenings, and master classes that will feature the work of over 80 local dance artists in the first annual Richmond Dance Festival (RDF). The festival runs from April 25-May24 and fe... more »

05-03-2014

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 »

¿Qué Pasa? and Cinco de Mayo Festival of Virginia

May 03, 2014
Category: Culture, Dance, Family Fun, Festivals, Food, Holiday, Music, Outdoors
Location: Downtown
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An annual celebration of Hispanic culture, hosted by the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. more »

Arts in the Park

May 03, 2014
Venue: Byrd Park
Phone: 804-353-8198
Category: Art, Family Fun, Festivals, Outdoors
Location: Downtown
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Artists from around the United States are once again coming together to celebrate the 43nd annual "Arts in the Park" show and sale at the Carillon in Byrd Park on May 3rd 11-6 p.m. and May 4th, 11-5 p.m., 2013. More than 450 artists from around the U.S. will gather to display everything from fine art paintings,... more »

Arts in the Park

May 03, 2014
Venue: Byrd Park
Phone: 804-353-8198
Category: Art, Exhibits, Family Fun, Festivals, Outdoors
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450 artists from around the U.S. will gather in Byrd Park to display everything from fine art paintings to jewelry and weavings more »

Flesh & Earth - Presented by Richmond Dance Festival

Through May 03, 2014
Category: Art, Dance, Festivals, Stage
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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This Spring, contemporary dance blooms in Richmond as never before. For a solid month, Dogtown Dance Theatre will host performances, film screenings, and master classes that will feature the work of over 80 local dance artists in the first annual Richmond Dance Festival (RDF). The festival runs from April 25-May24 and fe... more »

05-04-2014

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 »

05-05-2014

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 »

05-06-2014

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 »

05-07-2014

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 »

05-08-2014

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 »

05-09-2014

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 »

05-10-2014

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 »

RVA Dance Films - Presented by Richmond Dance Festival

May 10, 2014
Category: Art, Dance, Festivals, Film
Location: Downtown
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This Spring, contemporary dance blooms in Richmond as never before. For a solid month, Dogtown Dance Theatre will host performances, film screenings, and master classes that will feature the work of over 80 local dance artists in the first annual Richmond Dance Festival (RDF). The festival runs from April 25-May24 and fe... more »

05-11-2014

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 »

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