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Edith Shelton’s Richmond

The Valentine 1015 East Clay Street, Richmond

For decades, Edith Keesee Shelton (1899-1989) took numerous photographs documenting Richmond. She focused primarily on the downtown districts of Carver and Jackson Ward in the 1950s. Now using captivating images from Shelton to examine mid-20th century Richmond neighborhoods.

Free

Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

VMFA presents Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art. Explore the artistic legacy of an iconic natural wonder. Depicted and celebrated for centuries, the Natural Bridge is the Shenandoah Valley’s breathtaking centerpiece—a towering, primeval witness to human history and…

Free

Mental Health: Mind Matters

Science Museum of Virginia 2500 W Broad St, Richmond

A touring exhibition that uses immersive experiences and multimedia activities to raise awareness about mental illness. Free with Science Museum of Virginia admission. Open Wednesdays through Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read the RFM review here.

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Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program

Pamunkey Regional Library System multiple branches, multiple locations

Sign up for this summer reading program. Virtual/hybrid programs include “Storytime @ Home” videos, Virginia Living Museum, and Eyes of the Wild Zoom presentations, Rainbow Puppets videos, fun take and make kits, and more. Reach your reading goal and win…

Free

Anthem LemonAid

Around Richmond

This year’s event will consist of both physical lemonade stands and three interactive challenges encouraging a safe and fun environment for family, friends, business colleagues, and more. Benefits ASK Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic at Children's Hospital of Richmond at…

Free

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family

Science Museum of Virginia 2500 W Broad St, Richmond

The world’s first exhibition showcasing the newly revised tyrannosaur family tree – comes crashing into the Museum, giving you the chance to learn more about the entire tyrannosaur clan. An additional ticket will be required for admission. Museum members receive…

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The Secret Life of Bugs

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond

Have you ever wondered what a baby dragonfly looks like? Or where butterflies go in the rain? Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to learn the answers to these questions and more, as they reveal the secret lives of bugs.

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Restore: The Healing Power of Nature

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond

The theme of “Restore” is being used to highlight the healing powers of nature and the interconnectedness of people, plants, and water. Native plants, water conservation, and themes related to health and wellness with a focus on community will be…

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Richmond Shakespeare Festival

Agecroft Hall 4305 Sulgrave Rd., Richmond

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a play. Thurs, Sat, Sun | 7:30pm Twelfth Night Shakespeare’s hilarious tale of unrequited love crackles with quick wit and gender-bending hijinks. Stranded on the coast of Illyria, Viola assumes the disguise…

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Ella and Her Fella Frank

Virginia Rep’s November Theatre 114 West Broad Street, Richmond

Ella and Her Fella Frank is inspired by their 1999 mega-hit musical by the same name, originally created and directed by the late Randy Strawderman. This summer’s production invites you to a concert in heaven with Ella Fitzgerald and Frank…

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M&T Bank RESTORE

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond

Look for educational displays highlighting native plants and insects, water, ephemeral art and much more. Enjoy the sweet sounds of nature. Breathe deeply in the fresh forest air. Come away feeling restored, and somehow healed with a deep understanding of…

Free

Riverfront Canal Cruises

Turning Basin Virginia Street, Richmond

Historic tours are 40-minute, historically-narrated boat tours of the James River and Kanawha Canal that are open to the public Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 7:00 p.m. each day.  

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

SPARC 2106-A North Hamilton Street, Richmond

SPARC presents a weekend of outdoor theatre with Spelling Bee, a musical about an eclectic group of students all vying for the spelling bee championship of a lifetime- all while candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives.…

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Flying Squirrels

The Diamond 3001 N Boulevard, Richmond

Cheer on the Flying Squirrels during this home stand against Bowie and Reading. There is no game on August 2nd. squirrelsbaseball.com

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Bier Fest

Busch Gardens Williamsburg 1 Busch Gardens Boulevard, Williamsburg

Enjoy more than 100 beers tapped throughout the event, live entertainment, and traditional German food among all your favorite rides and coasters. Fri - Sun

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Bilingual StoryWalk

Chester Library

Chesterfield's inaugural multicultural festival for a bilingual StoryWalk that provides young children with the opportunity to play outside, explore the seasons of the year, and learn new Spanish and English vocabulary. The featured picture book is Dias y Dias/Days and…

Free
Ongoing

Secret Lives of Bugs: Native Invertebrate Micro Exhibit

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond

The Garden features an educational display of live insects and other invertebrates, highlighting the fascinating life details of critters found in your yard, neighborhood, or local park. Included with regular Garden admission. Advanced online tickets are required.   Saturday –…

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Grand Carnivale

Kings Dominion 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell

The King of Carnivale kicks off the event each evening at 4:00 p.m. Guests are invited to enjoy crafts and games, live music, astounding entertainment and more from six countries.  Each evening of the event at 7:00 p.m., the Spectacle…

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The Pink Unicorn

Richmond Triangle Players 1300 Altamont, Richmond

Activists come in many guises. When Trisha Lee is met with opposition from her family, church and the local high school when her child comes out as genderqueer, she begins a journey to meet her child with love.

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Monument Avenue: Origins and Reverberations

The Valentine 1015 East Clay Street, Richmond

Richmond’s most seasoned tour guides will lead you through the infamous sites that sparked a national discussion. Discover Monument Avenue through augmented-reality glasses, learn about its Lost Cause origins, and discuss its effects on Richmonders. Recommended for ages 12 and…

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Tiny Tales Workshops

Chesterfield County Libraries

Enter the imaginary worlds in your favorite books. Virginia Rep takes you on an interactive, guided tour of your most beloved stories. Available for 30 days after premiere date. For ages 3 to 8.

Free

Family Day

The American Civil War Museum 500 Tredegar St., Richmond

Crafts, family-friendly tours, and youth programs await at the Richmond and Appomattox sites. Special programming is free with museum admission.

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Richmond Kickers

City Stadium 3201 Maplewood Ave, Richmond

Cheer on the Kickers against FC Tucson.

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Dan Schutt Band

The HofGarden

The Dan Schutt Band dazzles with their unique blend of blues, rock, and funky dance jams.

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