Events & Exhibits
HAUNT 2016 & THE GREAT PUMPKIN FEST AT KINGS DOMINION
Beginning September 30, get your thrills and frights at the Halloween Haunt at King’s Dominion. Attractions include nine creepy mazes, Scare Zones, and terrifying shows. The Bone Collectors will also be parading through the park, playing their haunted tunes. If terror is not your thing, King’s Dominion is also presenting The Great Pumpkin Fest from September 24 – October 30, where Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and friends will host pumpkin-painting, a costume parade, a petting zoo, and a corn maze.
artoberVA is a month-long celebration of arts and culture aimed to increase awareness and participation in arts around our Region. Festivities throughout October include forums, exhibits, painting groups, musical performances, tours, workshops, and more.
FABERGÉ COLLECTION RETURNS TO THE VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
One of the VMFA’s most popular exhibits returns to its home on October 22. The extensive Fabergé collection of more than 400 Russian objects, including five imperial Easter Eggs and approximately 170 other works from the House of Fabergé, will return after taking an international tour. The VMFA will be the only American museum with five galleries dedicated to this collection.
RICHMOND RESTAURANT WEEK
Richmond Restaurant Week is back for its fall session during October 24-30. Over 40 Richmond Region restaurants are participating by featuring a signature 3-course meal for the remarkable price of $29.16 per person. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels.
InLight Richmond is a unique and interactive exhibition featuring light-based art and performances where artists create by responding to a particular area in Richmond. This year’s exhibit will be held on November 11 in the trendy Scott’s Addition neighborhood, and will feature sculpture, video, and performances that will illuminate the community.
JASPER JOHNS AND EDVARD MUNCH: LOVE, LOSS, AND THE CYCLE OF LIFE AT VMFA
November 12, 2016 – February 20, 2017 Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life shows the connection between renowned American artist Jasper Johns and father of Expressionism Edvard Munch. The VMFA will present more than 100 works by the artists, displayed side-by-side, to explore similar themes and share creative insight.
HOPS IN THE PARK
Henricus Historical Park is opening its doors for the second annual HOPS in the PARK Festival on November 12. Attendees can taste all types of beverages that celebrate Virginia’s vibrant agriculture – every brewery, cidery, or meadery showcased uses at least one Virginia-harvested product in their beer or wine. The event also features food vendors, live music, and a Virginia Grown Farmers Market.
FIRE, FLOUR & FORK
Fire, Flour & Fork is a festival tour of Richmond’s incredible chefs, restaurants, and beverages. From November 17 – 20, attendees will hear talks and tips from renowned chefs, attend book signings, watch demos and bartender battles, and of course, partake in dinners from various participating restaurants from around town.
GARDENFEST OF LIGHTS AT LEWIS GINTER BOTANICAL GARDEN
Kick off the holiday season with the Richmond Region’s brightest event! Beginning November 25 and running through January 9, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will kick off their GardenFest of Lights, which features more than half a million sparkling lights. This year’s theme is Living Color and how the colors of the world speak to us and influences different cultures. Attendees can also experience nightly activities, model trains, holiday dinners, and a fire pit with s’mores and hot chocolate for purchase.