RVA on Ice kicks off Wednesday at 6 p.m. on 6th and Broad Streets.
There will be food and drinks available including s'mores, coffee, hot chocolate and more snacks. Outside food beverages are not allowed.
The first 100 people to attend RVA on Ice Wednesday will receive a blue and white RVA on Ice Santa hat.
Tickets are available at the Carpenter Theatre Box Office located at 600 E. Grace Street. Click here for ticket information.
As the holidays near, RVA on Ice will open at different times. Click here for the hours calendar. Ice rink hours are subject to change due to inclement weather and ice rink conditions. You can also check RVA on Ice Facebook page for daily updates.
RVA on Ice will be open until January 3rd.
The Science Museum of Virginia will transform the museum for a Jedi Prom! The museum and CodeVA are using the “Evening under the Stars” as a way to raise awareness of the importance of Computer Science.
Star Wars and all Sci-Fi fans of all ages are encouraged to come in costume, dressed as their favorite intergalactic hero or villain and to enjoy music and refreshments fit for a Wookie.
You can expect a "one-of-a-kind celebration featuring Star Wars-themed entertainment by Gold Rush (the only band to complete the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs." Also, Richmond Comedy Sportz will perform excerpts from their current hit show "Refrain of the Jedi"
When: Monday, December 7, 2015 from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Science Museum of Virginia
General Admission is $25 in advance/$35 at the door, or $10 if you are under 21.
Click here to purchase tickets to the Jedi Prom.
Squirreloween- The Flying Squirrels will be hosting a free event at The Diamond to offer a fun and safe trick-or-treating option for local families. Fans can tick-or-treat through the spooky suites, take hayrides around the field, play games and crafts, and participate in a costume contest! There will also be 3 food trucks in attendance (Carytown Burgers & Fries, Joeys Hot Dogs, and Stuffed Bunz RVA) to feed the hungry zombie children. So throw on a Witch's hat or put on some vampire teeth and head to The Diamond for a fun-filled Squirreloween!
When: Friday, Ocotber 30 from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Eerie Canal Tours- Enjoy a special night of FREE hauntingly-narrated canal boat tours complete with candy for the little ones! Special 30 minute tours leave every half hour (on the hour and half hour) from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., with the last boat departing at 8:30 p.m. Boats depart from the Canal Turning Basin at 14th and Dock Streets. The Eerie Canal Tours will feature haunting tales of Richmond’s past as passengers travel down the historic Kanawha Canal, drifting through the spooky sights and sounds of Richmond’s oldest and most historically haunted districts. Little ghouls and ghosts in attendance will receive a special candy treat. This is the Halloween event for the whole family!
When: Friday, October 30 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Treetop Junior Nights at Height- You can enjoy a Halloween themed outdoor experience of tree-to-tree crossings, obstacles, and 2 zip lines at heights of 20 feet above the ground! It is located in Freedom Park (Williamsburg VA). Treetop Junior is designed for ages 3 to 12, but anyone who is at least 3’3″ tall may participate. Adult supervision is required. Costumes are encouraged, as well as an appetite for adventure. For safety, no masks, paint, loose clothing or capes may be worn while on the course.
Booking ahead is recommended. Space is limited.
When: Friday, October 30 at 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm
Spooktacular- Mymildeals and Party City have teamed up to provide a FREE Halloween event for Families at the Union train Station in Historic Downtown Petersburg VA. Party City will decorate the Train Station and families can bring the kids to Trick-Or-Treat, participate in Activities and enter the Party City costume Contest from 5PM-7PM on Halloween Night. Applebee's and Ledo's pizza will provide free food for all that attend.
When: Saturday, October 31 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The Pumpkin Chunk-A-Thon- The event will feature pumpkin chunking via a large wooden trebuchet. Watch & cheer as pumpkins fly, being catapulted in the air by our event sponsors. Pumpkins will be chunked starting at 10:30am, special guest Kat Simons from Lite 98 will be emceeing the event.
There will also be many other activities for the whole family to participate in; mid-way games, hay rides, face painting, animals, including pygmy goats, and many other activities for the whole family. The Boardwalk Hot Dog food truck will be on site selling festive foods. Many fantastic raffle prizes will be awarded throughout the day. All proceeds will benefit The Arc of Hanover, a non-profit organization that serves adults and children with disabilities and their families so that they may have “A Life Like Yours!”
When: Saturday, October 31 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Halloween Haunt- King's Dominion will host its 15th Annual Halloween Haunt. Are you ready to face your fears at Kings Dominion this Halloween? Halloween Haunt will feature nine mazes, six scare zones and six live shows. There will be more than 20 thrill rides that will take guests through the dark and foggy Amusement park. The horrors continue...this year's Haunt introduces two brand new mazes, an all-new show, and a vampire-themed bar. Monsters rise each night of Haunt at 7 p.m.
Haunt is included with park admission.
It's been several weeks since flooding ravaged South Carolina. Neighbors there are still struggling to recover. That's why L.C. Bird High School students are hosting a toy drive today, for an elementary school in South Carolina. They're collecting new and gently used toys, books, games, anything the kids would like.
If you'd like to help, it's happening right now and runs through noon!
Trick or Treat Street- You can bring your tiny ghosts and goblins to the University of Richmond campus for the 17th annual “Trick or Treat Street” Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Local families can enjoy food from Firehouse BBQ and Gelati Celesti food trucks, a bounce house and other themed activities, including straw mazes, presented by costume-clad University of Richmond students. Guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or make a monetary donation to FeedMore, a local Richmond food bank.
This free community-wide service event takes place on Westhampton Green on Keller Road, off of College Road. Parking will be available on Crenshaw Way, outside the Jepson Alumni Center.
Stony Point Howl-O-Ween- Starting at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 25, dogs and dog-owners are invited to show off their fun and creative costumes (no full face masks or weapons, please) during a spooktacular dog costume contest and dog-friendly trick-or-treating (treats not available for children, just pets). Participants can win prizes in categories like best dog/owner, most original dog costume and judge’s choice. Winners for the dog costume contest will be announced at 3:00 p.m.
Families can also enjoy fun and free Halloween-themed activities like pumpkin painting, balloon artistry and children’s crafts.
Winter Wear Drive For The Homeless- The Lady Unity Rydaz MC/SC are coming together to give a helping hand to those less fortunate. "During the winter months, it is vital for everyone to be properly clothed." The Lady Unity Rydaz will be handing out coats/jackets, hats, scarves, gloves, NEW undergarments/socks, hand warmers, sweaters, shirts/pants, blankets and hygiene products. Any form of assistance is appreciated. Donations and volunteers are welcomed.
When: Sunday, October 25 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Monroe Park
Puppy Pumpkin Palooza- On Sunday, October 25th from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Westchester Commons. The Puppy Pumpkin Palooza will have fun activities for the whole family. There will be face painting, pumpkin decorating, games, cake walk, costume contests and trick or treating for kids and pets. You can also participate in a huge silent auction with over 100 items up for bid like vacations, gift cards to local restaurants and autographed sports memorabilia.
Celtic Festival- From piping and drumming to rugby, the Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games is sure to have something for everyone. Take a stroll along the Vendor Village, where you can find jewelry, traditional Celtic food, and most importantly, kilts.
The Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games will take place at Richmond International Raceway on October 24th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and October 25th from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Kids 12 & younger admitted FREE. Dogs are permitted with a $5 donation, ticketed adult, and proof of rabies vaccination. Click here to purchase tickets.
Festival of India- The Festival of India has been a huge hit in the Richmond area since 1981. The Festival offers a unique opportunity to celebrate and explore India’s diverse culture and traditions, including authentic regional food, arts, crafts, and entertainment. Vendors will also sell traditional Indian clothing, jewelry, movies, music and other colorful souvenirs.
Where: The Greater Richmond Convention Center
When: Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Scott's Addition Pumpkin Festival- Scott's Addition Pumpkin Festival will take place Saturday from 12 noon - 6 p.m. on The Boulevard between Leigh Street (by Movieland Theater) to Broad Street. The festival will have everything for the whole family, delicious food, a large kids area, craft beer and wine, and live music from some of the best bands in the area.
The festival is free to attend, though food and drink are not. There will be ATM's on site and some vendors may accept credit cards.
Hip Hop Elevation Teen Summit 2015- The Hip Hop Elevation Teen Summit will take place Saturday, October 24 between 12 noon and 4 p.m. There will be an anti-violence/anti-bullying performing arts workshop that will use 80's hip hop as a conflict resolution tool. There will be workshops on etiquette, self-esteem, and dating violence. You can expect performing arts like dancing, rapping, poetry, skits, stepping and even crumping.
It is free to attend and there will also be free food! The Teen Summit will be held at 101 E. Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23221.
SpookieFun Fest- SpookieFUN Fest is a free, family-friendly event with games, rides, flashlight candy hunts and lost more activities for children up to 12 years old. The night is full of fun and finishes off with a drive-in showing of “Monsters University.
SpookieFun Fest is a two day event! Friday's festivities will be at Pole Green Park (Mechanicsville) this and Poor Farm Park (Ashland) on Saturday. Both day's event will take place from 5 – 9PM.
Virginia Festival of the Antique- The Virginia Festival of the Antique is an adaptation of famous Richmond antique shows from the last several decades. This year's Festival will include programs, lectures and a 20-dealer antique show. The Festival includes an enthusiastic host committee with representatives from preservation groups, museums and academia as well as dealers.
Henrico County Tip-A-Cop- On Saturday, October 24, 2015, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, the Henrico County Police Division and Virginia Division of Capitol Police, in cooperation with Red Robin Restaurant, will be doing a fundraiser for the Virginia Special Olympics. The event dubbed, “Tip-A-Cop” will have your local “public servants” serving you lunch and dinner. The public is invited to attend lunch and/or dinner at the restaurant located at 11784 West Broad Street and employees of the Henrico County Police Division and Virginia Division of Capitol Police will be working for tips as a donation to this worthy cause.
RVA Whiskey & Fine Spirits- The inaugural RVA Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival is coming to Richmond Friday, October 23, at the John Marshall Ballroom. Get ready to challenge your palate and explore over 100 varieties of the best distilled spirits from around the country and around the world. High-end Bourbon and scotch? Check. The smoothest vodka and gin? Yes, indeed. The most flavorful rum and tequila? Absolutely. Cordials too? Yup. All served up for you and 700 of your closest friends in the beautiful confines of the John Marshall’s elegant ballroom. Click here for tickets.
Call Federal Marathon, Jr.- The fourth-annual Call Federal Marathon, Jr. will take place Saturday, October 24th at Byrd Park with close to 1,000 participants expected to take part. The event will feature a kids run with two distances (0.5 mile course and 1-mile course) as well as a family-friendly race festival, all taking place in the Fountain Lake area of Byrd Park. There will be plenty of great video opportunities available throughout the event. The festival runs from 10:00am-2:00pm, and the races begin at 12:00pm.
VCU Broad Street Mile- The VCU Broad Street Mile combines a street festival with a 5K Run and series of one-mile fun runs on Broad Street. (Click here to register) In addition to providing a fun, festive event, the VCU Broad Street Mile provides a fundraising opportunity for local community organizations. The FREE festival will feature live music, food trucks, local vendors, kids activities and more. RUN/WALK: 5K & One-Mile Fun Runs (Choose between the No Limits Mile, Kids Mile, Senior Mile, Doggy Dash and Spirit Mile) LOCATION: Broad Street between Belvidere and Hermitage Road DATE: Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Kickin Chicken Wings Festival- This unique festival celebrates fall, friends, wings and beer at Richmond’s BIGGEST tailgate party! All Day NFL games will be playing on big screen TV’s in two designated dining tent areas. There will be more than 20 local restaurants including Mama J’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Alamo BBQ, En Su Boca, The Grapevine, On The Rox, and Shockoe Whiskey and Wine ust to name a few! The brew masters at Center of the Universe have worked tirelessly since last year’s festival to develop a beer exclusively for this year’s event.
The Kickin’ Chicken WingFest comes to the Historic 17th Street Farmers’ Market on Sunday, October 18th from noon to 5:00pm. Free to attend. Food and beverages will available for purchase.
Party on the Avenues- Party on the Avenues is a FREE event celebrating the authentic, locally grown charm of the Westhampton community. Libbie Avenue, between Patterson and Guthrie avenues, will be closed to traffic, enabling attendees to browse local vendors and enjoy games, shopping, food, craft beer, wine and live music from three local bands. DATE: Sunday, Oct. 18, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Insane Inflatable 5k- The Insane Inflatable 5K (course pictured below) is coming to Meadow Event Park this Saturday, October 17! Get ready to experience the most fun, wild and insane obstacle run in the world. Get “pumped up” for a course filled with the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever produced. Now is your chance to be a kid at heart, and insane by choice! (Click here to register)
Midlothian Day Parade- The Parade takes place "rain or shine". It will begin at the corner of Village Mill Drive and Midlothian Turnpike, and proceed east to its conclusion at the First Citizens Bank 13101 Midlothian Turnpike. (Click here to register) The Parade will include over 90 units, including marching bands, floats, 500+ marchers, and lots of clowns. Over 2500 spectators are expected to attend.
Midlothian is Hailey Strong!
Taste of Korea- The 8th Annual Korean Food Festival is back! The festival will go on rain or shine at Lord Jesus Korean Church (10201 Robious Road, Richmond, VA 23235) Saturday, October 17th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You will be able to taste a variety of Korean traditional foods. Click here for more information.
Hanover High School Yard Sale- The Hanover High School Orchestra Boosters is having a Yard Sale and you are all invited! Hanover High School Orchestra will be selling concessions as well. All proceeds to benefit the HHS Orchestra. Come show your support Saturday October 17th from 7 a.m. to 12 noon at Hanover High School.
Oystoberfest- This year's oyster partner is the Rappoahannock River Oyster Company. Come taste their delicious oysters, October 17th from noon to 6 p.m. at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Historic Ginter Park. They will have raw, steamed and fried oysters! There will be more than just oysters at Oystoberfest! You can expect brats, beer, music with live bands and a kid zone!
Martin Tour of Richmond- The annual MARTIN'S Tour of Richmond is just that - a cycling tour of Richmond. This fully-timed Gran Fondo event has distance options for both the serious rider and the weekend warrior. What is a Gran Fondo? “Gran Fondo” means “Big Ride” in Italian. Gran Fondos are long distance, mass-participation cycling events – not races – that are immensely popular in Italy. Participation is open to recreational and competitive amateur cyclists. All abilities are welcome! Some cyclists enter for the challenge and satisfaction of making it to the finish line; others want to push themselves and their friends! Choose the full 101-mile Gran Fondo or the shorter 58 or 26-mile distance. It’s an experience fit for a pro and open to anyone who loves to ride! DATE: Saturday, October 17 (time varies with each ride)
Virginia Hops & Harvest- The fourth annual Virginia Hops & Harvest is a daylong celebration that features local artisans, craft brewers, food vendors and outdoor adventure companies. Music will be provided by The Weight (songs of The Band), Skip Castro Band, The Trongone Band and Seth Stainback & Roosterfoot. The event will be held in the Heritage Amphitheater at Pocahontas, located off Beach Road at 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield. The gates will open at noon, with music starting at 12:30 p.m.
BARK-toberfest- Strangeways Brewing Company will host it's 2nd Annual BARK-toberfest, Sunday October 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. There will be beer, food, contests, Dog-centric vendors, prizes, live music and more all for a good cause, BARK. BARK or Bandit’s Adoption and Rescue of K-9s helps rescue orphaned or abandoned pets and other adoptable dogs from animal shelters in the Richmond area, provide spay/neuter and vaccinations, then find loving, forever homes for them.