There is an abundance of upcoming spring and summer festivals in the Richmond, Hampton & Petersburg areas this year! Whether you’re looking for something new, something local, fun for the kids, or entertainment for adults – there’s a festival for you to enjoy!
Dogwood Wine Festival
Reynolds Building – Richmond, VA
A fun outdoor event for you and your friends, participating in the Dogwood Wine Festival also helps fund cancer research through the Wine for Cures public charity. With over 60 wine exhibits everyone is bound to find something tasty!
Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration
Lewis Ginter Gardens – Richmond, VA
The weekend celebration of Mom kicks off on Friday, May 6 with National Public Gardens Day. This day is designed to promote awareness of public gardens. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will have its historic Bloemendaal House open to the public from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with free tours by knowledgeable Garden Guides where you can learn more about the history of the property as the Lakeside Wheel (or bicycle) Club built in the 1890s. The celebration continues throughout the weekend.
Disney’s The Lion King at Altria Theater
April 19th through May 8th
Enjoy this Disney Classic at Altria Theater in Richmond with the whole family! Over 80 million tickets sold to this spectacular stage performance of an unforgettable tale. The Lion King has won six Tony Awards to include Best Musical and is recommended for children ages six and older. If you enjoy Broadway productions and theatrical storytelling, you won’t want to miss this!
East Coast Triathlon Festival
The Liberty University Online Academy East Coast Triathlon Festival is a full day triathlon event on May 1, 2016 with races for all ages and experience levels. All races are completed on a course completely closed to traffic with multiple loops encircling the viewing area so that it is very spectator friendly. The course is perfect for the beginner of all ages. Bring your entire family out to race and make sure to watch the Youth & Junior Elite Race as well as this is only one of three in the country and will host 300 of the top 13-19 year old athletes in North America who are on the US Olympic track as they race head-to-head. Come be part of the most unique triathlon experience in the country.
41st Annual Richmond Greek Festival
June 2nd – 5th
Join the celebration this year at the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral from Thursday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 5th, 2016. There will be plenty of food, music, and dancing and entertainment for the whole family! There will be a tour of the sanctuary along with beautiful art, jewelry and amazing finds in the International Bazaar.
Innsbrook Pavilion After Hours Presents Jake Owen
July 15th, Doors open at 5:00 pm
“Guided by sheer musical instinct, a drive for self-improvement and a willingness to experiment, the singer-songwriter has crafted Barefoot Blue Jean Night as one of the most innovative and refreshing country collections of the year.” Come see Jake Owen live at Innsbrook Pavilion in Glen Allen!
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Butterflies Live Exhibit
Friday, April 15, 2016 – Sunday, October 9, 2016
Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and is geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and life cycles.