There’s always something to do or see in the Richmond region. Here are some of our favorite happenings, along with important industry news you should know about.

Maymont Japanese Garden

Air Force vet is now the Director of Deliciousness and owner of local popcorn shop: On your next visit to the Richmond Region, make sure to stop by Lammar Marie's Gourmet Popcorn in Henrico County. Owned by Rialand Jones, an Air Force vet and experienced entrepreneur, the shop offers gourmet, made-from-scratch flavors like chocolate peppermint snow, pumpkin spice, snickerdoodle and buttery white cheddar. Jones calls himself the “Chief Pop Master” and “Director of Deliciousness” and plans to take the brand national.

Visit the Richmond Region for holiday cheer: The holidays will be here before we know it. The Richmond Region made the Pioneer Woman’s list of best places to see holiday lights in December, thanks to our infamous tacky light tours which can be seen via limousine or by foot in a 6K run.  

Meetings are back in RVA: The Meeting Professional recently profiled the two large-scale in-person conferences that successfully and safely took place in the Richmond Region. “The energy and enthusiasm the participants brought was noticeable, and the excitement on participants’ faces when seeing friends and colleagues proved the value of face-to-face meetings and conventions,” Matt Robinette, Vice President of Visitor Experience at Richmond Region Tourism told the outlet.

The best parks in the Richmond Region: We know visitors continue to seek out outdoor experiences when traveling. This month, Lonely Planet shared small and large park recommendations throughout the Richmond Region to checkout. Looking for a walk after your conference session ends? Many of these parks are easily accessible from the area’s many meeting spaces.

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month in RVA: The Richmond Region is home to nearly 90,000 people who identify as Hispanic, Latino, Latina or Latinx. For Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, recognized from Sept. 15-Oct. 15, Richmond Magazine profiles six Richmonders who share their experiences and stories.