Join us in celebrating Black History Month, during the month of February as we honor and amplify the achievements and contributions of African Americans who have influenced history in RVA and beyond. In the Richmond Region, African American arts and culture, businesses, community and history are woven into the fabric of our region 365 days a year. Immerse yourself in RVA's deep-rooted history this month and explore these events and must-visit locations. 

MUSEUMS, TOURS AND EXHIBITS

Forging Freedom and Justice and Equality

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center

As part of the museum's 40th anniversary, the exhibition – Forging Freedom and Justice and Equality – will explore vital themes of Black history in culture across the Commonwealth and will be a six-month long exhibition curated from BHMVA’s first four decades. Learn More

A Powerful Influence: Early Photographs of African Americans 

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Drawn from the collection of Dennis O. Williams and presented in the Photography Gallery, some 25 portraits of Black Americans—some enslaved, others free—offer a powerful and poignant way to explore the complicated history of how the invention of photography shaped concepts of identity, family, citizenship, and race. Learn More

Take a Mending Walls Street Art Tour

Mending Walls is a public art project created by Richmond artist, Hamilton Glass, that brings together public artists from different cultures and backgrounds to create murals that address where we are now in society and how we can move forward through understanding and collaboration. Plan a tour with RVA TukTuk, Basket & Bike or on-foot and check out over 20 vibrant murals painted throughout Richmond's downtown corridors and the thought-prokoving messages behind them. Learn More

Katt Williams: 2023 & Me Tour

EVENTS THIS MONTH

Altria Theater | February, 14, 2023 | 8 PM

Comedy titan and Emmy® Award-winning actor, Katt Williams, announces his 23 And Me Tour is coming to Richmond this February. Secure your tickets for this epic standup comedy special, today. 

SUPPORT BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES

Health and Wellness

Renew your mind, body and spirit in RVA and explore our region's growing list of Black-owned wellness resources. Take a high energy spin class to a trap, R&B or Soca soundtrack at Hour Cycle Studio, or relax and unwind at a yoga session with Island Yoga Fitness. Choose your adventure, find your rhythm and feel great after. 

Shopping Local Businesses

Award-Winning Dining

 

This Black History Month, get to know BLKRVA, a collaborative tourism initiative that amplifies and celebrates Black culture in the Richmond Region year-round.