Richmond Events

Lauren Hill at Richmond Jazz Festival

Lauren Hill at Richmond Jazz Festival; credit Richmond CVB

Richmond Events

Events held in Richmond unless indicated otherwise.

JANUARY

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Celebration of the civil rights leader’s life; Richmond; http://www.king-raleigh.org/natlevent/body.cfm>

FEBRUARY

Black History Month
Celebration of Black History throughout the community; Richmond; http://www.richmond.com

APRIL

Easter on Parade
Annual street festival featuring live music, children’s activities and delicious food; Monument Avenue; www.citycelebrations.org

JUNE

Juneteenth Celebration
Annual celebration sponsored by the Elegba Folklore Society; Richmond; http://www.elegbafolkloresociety.org

JULY

Summer CityFest
Annual event featuring live music; Richmond; http://www.summercityfest.org

AUGUST

CaribFest
Annual festival featuring live entertainment, Caribbean marketplace, food and more; Kanawha Plaza, downtown Richmond; http://www.caribfestonline.com

Down Home Family Reunion
Featuring dance, world music, storytelling, Heritage Market, food, children’s activities; Richmond; http://www.elegbafolkloresociety.org

OCTOBER

National Folk Festival
Annual festival attracts 100,000 people; featuring music, dance and culture from across America; Richmond; http://www.nationalfolkfestival.com

Second Street Festival
Festival attracts 50,000 people; features music, children’s activities, food, African Marketplace, and historic exhibitions; Jackson Ward; http://www.citycelebrations.org/2ndst/festival.htm

DECEMBER

Capital City Kwanzaa Celebration
Begins 12/26; annual 7-day Celebration of African American culture in Richmond; http://www.elegbafolkloresociety.org

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