Free & Cheap Events September 24-26


Family Weekend Concert – Friday 7:30pm; Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music, University of Richmond
The Department of Music’s annual Family Weekend concert showcases the outstanding talents of University of Richmond students. Enjoy performances by the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Women’s Chorale, and Schola Cantorum.


Chesterfest – Saturday 10am-5pm; Chester Village Green off of Route 10, Chester. Park at Thomas Dale High School and take shuttle
Chester event featuring cherry pie eating contest, live music, Kid Zone, community games, dog show, 5k, vendors and more!

Pow Wow and Fall Festival – Saturday 10am-6pm; Chickahominy Tribal Grounds, 8200 Lott Cary Rd, Charles City
Native Americans from throughout the country will join the Chickahominy Indian Tribe as they celebrate their annual Fall Festival/Pow-Wow on the Chickahominy Tribal Grounds in Charles City. Grounds open at 10am; Grand entry is at noon. Featuring Native American dancers, drummers, singers & crafters, traditional crafts and skills demonstrators, flute music, historical information displays and food.

43rd Street Festival of the Arts – Saturday 10am to 5pm;
Fine art and craft show featuring 65 of the regions finest artisans. Local musicians, including Susan Greenbaum and the Bluz Catz, provide music for this event. The show is a fund-raiser for Freedom House

Bark in the Park – Saturday 10am to 1pm; Deep Run Park
Bring your best furry friend out and enjoy a day of fun-filled family activities. Enjoy musical entertainment by Random Play, who will keep the crowd entertained with their perfectly blended mix of pop rock! Activities include a 2K walk with your pup, expo of local vendors providing products and services for your favorite pets, a pet costume contest, children’s activities, and more!

Festival of India – Saturday 11am-9pm; Greater Richmond Convention Center
The Festival offers a unique opportunity to celebrate and explore India’s diverse culture and traditions, including authentic regional food, arts, crafts, and entertainment.

que pasa festival

¿Qué Pasa? Festival – Saturday 11am to 7pm; Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
¿Qué Pasa? is a family-oriented community event for sharing joy through Latin American culture. The Festival is held in celebration of The Hispanic Heritage Month and includes: dance performances, arts and crafts vendors, authentic food vendors – showcasing various types of Hispanic foods from several regions; a kid’s area and much more. The Science Museum of Virginia accommodates the program with bilingual guides and Spanish- language IMAX films within the interactive Museum.

Fall Family Safety Fair – 11am-3pm; Chesterfield Towne Center
Enjoy the outdoors, Radio Disney, fun activities and get valuble safety info for the whole family. Local and state policemen, firefighters, sheriff officers, members of the military, as well as exhibits from area companies and safety organizations will be on hand with fun demonstrations and helpful information about various safety topics. The kids will also enjoy hanging out with the gang from Radio Disney! We’re also asking everyone to bring nonperishable food items for the Central Virginia Food Bank or pet food for the Richmond Animal League.

Bryan Park Centennial Celebration – Saturday noon-6pm; Bryan Park
Working with the Parks and Recreation Department, we will have a band area, food vendors, crafts booths, and non-profit exhibitors. We will also have special children’s activities, and will be burying a 100-year time capsule.

New Market Heights Battlefield Tour – Saturday noon & 2pm; Fort Harrison Visitor Center
For ages 8 and older. Experience a rare opportunity to tour the hallowed ground where 14 African-American soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor for Service on September 29, 1864. Walking tours will depart from the Fort Harrison Visitor Center and will last approximately one hour. Comfortable walking shoes and insect repellant are recommended. Information: Jimmy Price, 652-3411.

The Good Broom – Saturday 1-3pm; Meadow Farm Museum
For all ages. Learn what makes a good broom and how they have changed over the years. Help make a broom for use at Meadow Farm. Information: Anna Truong, 501-2130.


arts around the lake

Arts Around the Lake – Sunday 11am to 5pm; Around Westhampton Lake, University or Richmond
Approximately 100 Richmond, Virginia area artists will be displaying and selling their juried artwork in various mediums. For additional details, visit or call 289-8030.

Pow Wow and Fall Festival – Sunday 10am-6pm; Chickahominy Tribal Grounds, 8200 Lott Cary Rd, Charles City
(See Saturday)

Festival of India – Sunday 11am-8pm; Greater Richmond Convention Center
(See Saturday)

Richmond Concert Band Fall Concert – Sunday 5:30-7pm; Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Rd
Join the band on Sunday, September 26th on the grounds of Agecroft Hall. The concert is, as always, free, and begins at 5:30pm. Bring your family, a picnic, and your lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

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