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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


A Passion For Nature at Maymont

Mar 6-Sep 6
Both indoors and out, James and Sallie Dooley’s estate reflects their love of natural beauty.…more

First Friday Samplers

Jan 2-
First Friday Richmond . . . Food Trucks. Friends. Fun. Art for Everyone. Whether you're looking for…more

Two Bits: The Barbershop Musical

Mar 26-May 16
Lots of silliness and a heartwarming story for the whole family: Our hero, Danny Boy, found his…more

A Million Blooms

Apr 1-Jun 1
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was recently voted #2 in USA Today's 10Best Public Gardens contest…more

2015 UCI Road World Championships

Sep 19-Sep 27
The 2015 UCI Road World Championships will be held Sept. 19-27, 2015 and is expected to attract…more