Fall has officially arrived in the Richmond Region! From festivals and celebrations, to family fun and cultural arts activities, we've got more than enough to keep you entertained all autumn long! Check out our list of fall festivities happening throughout the Richmond Region and be sure to check back for more updates to come!
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Richmond Night Market
Now Through December 2023 | Every Second Saturday | 17th Street, Richmond, VA
The Richmond Night Market is a monthly, open-air market in the heart of the arts and culture scene of Richmond. Stop by 17th Street Market in Shockoe Bottom for a fun, local shopping experience featuring unique RVA artisans, vendors & creatives, plus live musical performances! For more details, click here.
Historic St. John's Church Tours
Now Through October 30, 2023 | Select Dates | St. John's Church
Visit St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick Henry and his 'Liberty or Death" speech in the heady days on the eve of the American Revolution. Learn more.
Richmond International Film Festival
September 26 - October 1, 2023 | Byrd Theatre
Don't miss this exciting multi-day film festival featuring cutting-edge film premieres, live music and special events! Grab your passes and get access to daily film screenings, more than 30 live music performances, community and industry mixers, the red carpets, panels, parties, and more. Learn more, here.
Virginia Wine Month
October 2023 | Various Locations
Celebrate Virginia Wine Month this October! Make RVA your wine tasting destination and explore the variety of local sips our region has to offer. Stop by a scenic vineyard this fall in New Kent County or sample new sips at a cool wine bar in the Fan. Click here to browse winery locations across the region and start planning your perfect itinerary. (Plus, many locations are family and pet friendly!) Be sure to share your photos on social media enjoying Virginia sips using #VAWineMonth and #VisitRichmond!
Pop Up RVA at The Diamond
Every Saturday in October, 2023 | 10 am - 3 pm | 3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd
This exciting RVA market is back for its second season! Bring your friends and family to shop RVA's newest & largest weekly vendor market featuring dozens of artisans, craftsmen, and other local business vendors. Plus, enjoy food trucks, wineries, distilleries and more. Leashed pets are welcome. Click here to check out vendor details and upcoming market dates. (Photo Credit: @popuprva via Instagram)
International Crafter's Festival
October 7, 2023 | 10 am - 3 pm | 3806 Monument Ave
Start your holiday shopping early and find the perfect handcrafted gift at the International Crafter’s Festival! Shop crafts from local and global artisans, plus enjoy local food trucks, music and more. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Learn more, here.
Family Fall Fest
October 7, 2023 | 11 am - 5 pm | 1101 Winterfield Crossing
Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Fall Fest at Triple Crossing in Midlothian! Enjoy a day of fun for the whole family including pumpkin painting, Games, and a vendor village featuring amazing local artists and makers. Get the details, here.
2nd Street Festival
October 7- 8, 2023 | Historic Jackson Ward Neighborhood
The 2nd Street Festival will return this fall, marking a big 35th anniversary year! The festival celebrates the rich culture of the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood in Downtown Richmond, VA. This event is FREE and open to the public! Get the details, here.
Scotchtown's Annual Fall Festival
October 7, 2023 | 16120 Chiswell Lane
Get into the spirit of fall with this family friendly event at the historic Patrick Henry's Scotchtown. Visit the many traditional artisans and vendors demonstrating their trades and selling their wares, take part in children’s activities and 18th-century games, and bring your folding chair or blanket to enjoy live music performances. Food trucks will be on-site for meals and snacks. Get the details.
Richmond Folk Festival
October 13 - 15, 2023 | Brown's Island
The beloved festival draws fans each year to downtown Richmond’s riverfront to celebrate the roots, richness, and variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts, storytelling and food. This free, three-day event hosts 200,000 people over the weekend and will feature six stages showcasing music and dance from around the world. Click here to learn more about this year's event.
A Taste of New Kent
October 14, 2023 | 11 am - 5 pm | Colonial Downs & Rosie's Gaming Emporium
Grab your tickets for A Taste of New Kent, a delicious tasting experience highlighting local eateries and wineries. Enjoy bites from local food trucks and award-winning sips from Virginia wineries and beer distributors. Plus, don't miss the display of dozens of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles at the on-site MotorFest! Get the details, here.
October 19 - November 12, 2023 | Select Nights | Maymont
Get ready to see the historic Maymont property in a whole new light! Enjoy a beautiful fall night exploring the illuminated Maymont trails and gardens. Plus, grab a bite from local food trucks and warm up by a fire pit. Grab your family and friends (and your camera for those photo-worthy moments). Click here for more event details and ticket information.
The 41st Midlothian Village Day Festival
October 21, 2023 | 10 am - 3 pm | 13501 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, VA
The 41st annual Midlothian Village Day Festival is a community day filled with fun activities for the whole family. There will be crafters, community booths, games, live entertainment, food vendors, a raffle and more! The day starts with a parade along Midlothian Turnpike, sponsored by the Midlothian Foundation. Learn more about this FREE event, here.
5th Annual Rocketts Landing Cap Trail 10M & 5k
October 28, 2023 | Virginia Capital Trail
The crisp air and vibrant colors of fall set the stage for the 5th Annual Rocketts Landing Cap Trail 10M & 5k presented by Dominion Energy. This signature fall-themed event invites both seasoned athletes and outdoor enthusiasts alike to traverse the picturesque Virginia Capital Trail and James River, offering breathtaking views of the water and surrounding landscapes. Get all the details and sign up today. (Photo Credit: Virginia Capital Trail Foundation Website)
HarvestFest Dia de los Muertos
October 29, 2023 | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Experience autumn flair in the Garden and celebrate all that fall has to offer! This event highlighting the Dia de los Muertos holiday will feature live music and cultural performances, food, adult beverages, and family-friendly activities. The Garden Café & Bloemendaal House tent will serve up Mexican fare, so come hungry! Find more details, here.
Hops in the Park
November 4, 2023 | Henricus Historical Park
The Henricus Foundation presents the seventh annual Hops in the Park, a national award-winning hops & harvest festival celebrating the long and rich history of brewing in Virginia! Hops in the Park features dozens of Virginia craft beers, brewing demos, a farmers market, music, food, children’s activities, and of course - Virginia history. All proceeds from Hops in the Park support Henricus Foundation's Children's Education Fund. Find more information here!
Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon
November 11, 2023 | Downtown Richmond
A lot has changed about the Richmond Marathon over the past 40 years, but Sports Backers’ dedication to offering you the best race experience possible remains the same. Whether you choose to take on the marathon, half marathon, or 8k, when you run Richmond, you’ll receive VIP treatment! With thousands of volunteers and spectators encouraging you, and more race perks that you can count, you’ll see why this awesome event has earned its reputation as America’s Friendliest Marathon! Click here for more details.
Virago Spirits 5th Anniversary Block Party
November 11, 2023 | 4 pm - 10 pm | Virago Spirits
Celebrate 5 years of Virago Spirits! Enjoy a family and dog friendly event featuring a live DJ, a food truck on site and of course, delicious sips. Get the details, here.
Craft + Design 2023
November 17 - 19, 2023 | Main Street Station
The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host its annual contemporary craft show, Craft + Design showcasing the finest in museum-quality crafts. Grab your tickets and get ready for a weekend of craft art, local food, FREE artful activities for all ages, and craft brews provided by Hardywood Park Craft Brewery at the Craft + Design beer garden. Click here for more ticket information.
Stony Point Sip & Shop
November 25 - December 24, 2023 | Stony Point Fashion Park
The 4th Annual Sip & Shop at Stony Point Fashion Park is back! Browse local crafts and goods from a variety of RVA vendors all while celebrating local Virginia sips. This event will feature local and regional breweries, wineries, cideries, and distilleries offering samples that come with your ticket price. Plus enjoy food from on-site restaurants and other local vendors, games and live music from local artists to keep you entertained. Click here to learn more. (Photo Courtesy of River City Festivals)
There are still plenty of fun events and activities to catch this fall in RVA!
For even more things to do in the Richmond Region this season, check out our full Calendar of Events!