Richmond Spring Festivals Guide

Spring is in the air and you know what that means…

Its time for outdoor Richmond Spring festivals to pop up almost every weekend through June.

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Southern Food Festival

March 23

Grab your rolling pins, dust off the old family cookbooks, and call up your Great Aunt Sally for her secret ingredient list for incredible food vendors, live music and fun. FREE to attend and outdoor biergarten is pet friendly for friendly pets on leashes.

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Church Hill Irish Festival

March 23 – 24

In addition to great entertainment, there will be plenty of family fun, including children’s games, face painting and Irish-themed crafts. Over thirty Irish vendors will be in attendance! Food and refreshments will also be available. This event is free to attend.

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Richmond Brunch Weekend

March 23 – 24

Visit one of the 50 restaurants around the area participating for brunch and 15% of the proceeds go towards VCU Massey Cancer Center.

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French Film Festival

March 28 – 31

VCU and University of Richmond present the 27th French Film Festival at the Byrd Theatre in Richmond. The festival promotes French language, cinema, and culture in the U.S. and in American educational institutions and create professional & academic partnerships focused on French film cultures. Tickets required.

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Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival

March 31

Bring your family and friends as the cherry blossom trees start to bloom and take over VCU with vivid bursts of white and pink. Enjoy traditional and modern Japanese festivities, performances, music, Japanese food, games, and crafts! This event is free to attend.

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April Fools’ Wine Festival

April 6 – 7

Listen to live music, taste wine from six different wineries, join in on a tour, visit with local craft vendors and browse the food truck court. There will be tons to do! Tickets required.

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Easter on Parade

April 21

Easter on Parade is a unique, family friendly event that has become an institution and a beloved part of Richmond’s Easter Sunday for more than 30 years. Produced in the heart of Spring on tree-lined Monument Avenue, Easter on Parade draws attendees from all over the Richmond Region.

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RVA Earth Day Festival

April 21

RVA Earth Day is an environmentally-focused event celebrating the great outdoors features nearly 100 local vendors and artisans, local food and drink, a children’s area and musical performances This event is free to attend.

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Earth Day Festival

April 21

Get ready for a day of kayak rides on the James, performances, guided bike rides along the Virginia Capital Trail, a bouldering wall, non-profit exhibitors, a hip hop dance class for families, a craft market, and much more! The event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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RVA International Film & Music Festival

April 23 – 28

More than 150 films from over 35 countries to be screened over seven days plus 50 Local, National and International Music Showcases to perform. This inclusive and spirited festival designed to honor true film artists; RIFF provides a collaborative platform between local filmmakers and other filmmakers from around the world. Tickets required.

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French Food Festival

April 26 – 27

Enjoy a weekend of French culture, food, music, and wine, all for a wonderful cause. The festival serves as a fundraiser for the Little Sisters of the Poor, a local non-profit serving Virginia’s elderly poor. This event is free but donations accepted.

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Powhatan’s Festival of Fiber

April 27

To celebrate and to share appreciation of the many fiber animals, fiber farmers and fiber artisans of the county and surrounding region. Vendors, Delicious Food, Fiber Animals, Demonstrations, Hands-On Fiber Crafts, Door Prizes and MORE! No pets allowed.

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Dogwood Wine Festival

April 28

Outdoor wine festival featuring Virginia wines and five international wine venues. Plenty to shop for and mini-seminars along the way through the day. Live music, festival food and much more! Tickets required.

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Maymont Beer & Wine Classic

May 3

Raise a glass to celebrate Maymont’s annual Beer & Wine Classic, hosted by the Dooley Noted Society! Enjoy live music, food trucks, lawn games and more while sampling some of Virginia’s finest beverages from dozens of local breweries, cideries and wineries.

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Arts in the Park

May 3 – 5

More than 450 artists from around the U.S. will gather in Byrd Park to display everything from fine art of classic and contemporary paintings, to photography, pottery, jewelry and home and garden accessories. Arts in the Park is recognized as one of the top art shows in the country and is an event people around the entire state of Virginia look forward to each year.

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¿Qué Pasa? Festival of Virginia

May 4

Celebrate the food, music, and art of Virginia’s Latin American communities for this one-day festival. “Festies” come from all over the state to celebrate and interactively learn more about Virginia’s growing and thriving Hispanic communities through regional Latin music, food, dancing and artisan-ship.

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Peace Love RVA Yoga Festival

May 4

This festival is for yoga enthusiasts and newcomers, whether local or visiting from out of town! Music, vegetarian food, local merchants, and classes led by some of Richmond’s finest yoga instructors all jammed packed into one eventful day. Tickets required this year. Children are free.

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Henrockus At Henricus: Bands & Brews on the James River Bluff

May 4

Bring your lawn chairs, enjoy a brew (or two!) and wine, rock out to local bands, and enjoy the outstanding views of the mighty James River – all while supporting educational programming at Henricus Historical Park.

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Dominion Energy River Rock

May 17 – 19

The nation’s premier outdoor sports and music festival. From music to mud pits, bikes to beer, SUPs to pups, and climbing to kayaks – it’s uniquely RVA! Rock the day and night away, watch professional athletes thrill the crowd, and maybe even get a little dirty yourself.

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Lebanese Food Festival

May 17

The Lebanese Food Festival is three days filled with great food, desserts, live music and dancing! Complete dinners, boxed lunches and over 20 a la carte items available. This event is free to attend but all food and drinks must be purchased.

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Strawberry & Wine Festival

May 18 – 19

Enjoy the weekend down on the farm for wine, cider and mead tastings, live music on two stages, vendors, food trucks, beer garden, of course fresh picked strawberries and activities for the whole family.

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44th Annual Richmond Greek Festival

May 30 – June 2

Experience one of Richmond’s oldest and best outdoor cultural festivals with legendary food, amazing dance troupes, and music from all the regions of Greece. Browse through the beautiful art, jewelry and amazing finds in the International Bazaar.

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Broad Appetit

June 2

Get ready for a day featuring the best local restaurants our fine city has to offer – and all at $3 a plate! Bring your appetite and cash and plan on grazing your way down Broad Street. There will be plenty of Virginia wines and beers to wash down the delicious offerings with, as well as great vendors to visit and music to please your ears.

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Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

June 8

Beer, Bourbon, Barbeque, Boots, Bacon, Biscuits, Bluegrass and Smoked Beasts! It’s a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’.

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