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The Richmond Region - History and So Much More!

The Richmond Region-where more than 400 years of American history lives on through world class museums, historic homes, gardens, battlefields, monument-lined cobblestone streets and magnificent architecture. But history is only the beginning. The Region offers visitors an incredible array of special events. From cutting-edge modern art exhibits, to sporting events, concerts, festivals and everything in between. The Richmond Region has something for everyone!

Here are some of the major exhibitions and special events happening in the Richmond Region. For a full listing of everything the Region has to offer visit the calendar of events.

Civil War and Emancipation 150th

To highlight the Richmond Region's pivotal role and commemorate the ending of slavery in America, Virginia is observing the Civil War and Emancipation 150th Anniversary from 2011 to 2015.

Go! Discover Richmond

Uncover Richmond's unique treasures on foot. The Times-Dispatch Go! Discover Richmond provides a great overview of the Richmond Region's best attractions. This all new 10k walking course features dozens of downtown museums, landmarks, historic sites and restaurants. 




Featured Events


Grand Re-Opening Celebration

Oct 25
Join us for the grand re-opening celebration of the Valentine. Be one of the first to explore our…more

Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing

Nov 1-Jan 1
Drawn from the collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing, Forbidden City will offer visitors a…more

First Fridays

Jan 3-Dec 5
Downtown Richmond's long-standing monthly art walk happens year-round on the First Friday of every…more

Grand Illumination

Dec 5
This downtown Richmond tradition since 1984 kicks off the holidays as millions of tiny lights…more