Category: Free & Cheap Events

st paddys palooza
March 16th, 2017 by RichmondBargains

F.R.E.E. = Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events have free admission unless noted.

Coming up this St. Patrick’s Day weekend: St. Paddy’s Palooza in Innsbrook, Chesterfield Comic Con at Meadowdale Library, Irish Eyes in Henrico at Walkerton Tavern (registration), face painting and balloons at Stony Point Fashion Park, Westchester Shamrock 5k at Westchester Commons (fee for run, free for spectators) Duo Piano Recital at UR, and a Gellman Room Concert at Richmond Main Library.

chesterfield comic con


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shamrock the block 2016
March 9th, 2017 by RichmondBargains

F.R.E.E. = Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events have free admission unless noted.

Coming up this weekend: Shamrock the Block on The Boulevard, Blarney Bash at 17th Street Farmer’s Market, RVA Bluegrass Jam at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen (donations), Adventure Series: Mount Kilamanjaro at Henrico Government Center, and a Chamber Music Society concert at Richmond Main Library.

Reminder: It’s Time Traveler’s Weekend with free admission to many historic sites

rva bluegrass jam


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time travelers rva
March 6th, 2017 by RichmondBargains

Note: Agecroft Hall was initially identified on source websites as participating, but has since been removed.

Enjoy free admission to many Richmond-area historic sites this weekend, March 11-12, 2017, with the Time Travelers Passport. It’s a great chance to check off one of the places you’ve been meaning to visit!

The Richmond Region’s most renowned historic sites offer visitors a “passport” to time-travel during a special admission-free weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12. Tourists and locals alike are invited to discover the area’s treasures, spanning 400 years of fascinating history and including the homes of John Marshall, Jefferson Davis, John Wickham, Major James Dooley and other important Virginians. Participating organizations include Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, National Park Service, Preservation Virginia, Maymont, Henrico County Parks & Recreation, American Civil War Museum, Edgar Allan Poe Museum, The Valentine and Wilton House Museum. Each site will offer complimentary admission to visitors who show a Time Travelers Passport, available via download from any website of participating attractions. This special offer equates to savings of more than $65 per person. (Some restrictions may apply.)

The participating organizations are offering a grand prize drawing. Anyone that visits any of the sites will be entered to win therefore the more sites someone visits will increase their chances of winning. The prize is a collection of items from each of the participating sites’ gift shops.

Participating venues:
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design
Chesterfield County Museum & 1892 Historic Jail
Chimborazo Medical Museum
Dabbs House Museum
The John Marshall House
Magnolia Grange House Museum
Maymont
Meadow Farm Museum
Museum & White House of the Confederacy (House tour free only)
Poe Museum
The 1812 Wickham House (The Valentine)
The Valentine First Freedom Center
Wilton House Museum

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ryso side by side
February 22nd, 2017 by RichmondBargains

F.R.E.E. = Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events have free admission unless noted.

The weekend roster: Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Side-by-Side at Carpenter Theatre Dominion Arts Center, Minds in Motion Team XXL at Henrico Theatre, Mardi Gras Parade with Dogtown Dance Theatre (free parade, fee for show that follows), Museum Story Time at University of Richmond’s Harnett Museum of Art, African Americans at Dabbs at Dabbs House Museum, Munz, O’Byrne & Burrs, Sopranos at part of Richmond Library’s Gellman Room Concert Series, and Black History Month Celebration of Virginia Authors at Richmond Main Library.


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generation dream
February 15th, 2017 by RichmondBargains

F.R.E.E. = Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events have free admission unless noted.

Coming up: “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” re-enactment at St. John’s Church ($5) (and at Stone Brewing’s anniversary event), Generation Dream Youth Educoncert at Grace Street Theater, Catching the Sun at Byrd Theatre, and jazz trombone and woodwind ensemble performances at VCU’s Singleton Center.

catching-the-sun


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chinafest vmfa 2017
February 9th, 2017 by RichmondBargains

F.R.E.E. = Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events have free admission unless noted.

Happening this weekend: RVA Environmental Film Festival at various venues, Chinafest at the VMFA, African Dance, Music, and the Oral Tradition at Henrico Theatre, Capital Opera performance at Richmond Main Library, Dog Biscuit Decorating at Stony Point Fashion Park, Production Studies Showcase and Mike Davison + The Latin Jazz Messengers at University or Richmond.

Reminder: final Sunday for free admission to Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life at VMFA (reservations required).

And planning ahead for cheap March events, right now you can snag half-price tickets to the Richmond Home + Garden Show (March 3-5) and the Southern Women’s Show (March 17-19), plus save an extra 20% with promo code CUPID, valid through 2/10. (affiliate link used)
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henrico dairy
February 1st, 2017 by RichmondBargains

F.R.E.E. = Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events have free admission unless noted.

It’s a relatively quiet weekend, with Down on the Dairy Farm at Dorey Recreation Center, First Fridays along Broad, and three events at the VMFA: Cut, Tear, Collage! Pop-Up, Open Studio Sundays, and FREE admission to Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life this Sunday and next Sunday (reservations required).

ed munch vmfa


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walkerton tavern
January 25th, 2017 by RichmondBargains

F.R.E.E. = Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events have free admission unless noted.

Coming up this weekend: Dog Days in the Garden at Strange’s, Open House at Walkerton Tavern, Chinese New Year Celebration at Henrico High School, Paley Music Festival at St. Luke Lutheran Church (donations), Virginia Home Show at Meadow Event Park ($5/adult, 2-for-1 tickets here), and the University of Richmond International Film Series continues with Neukölln Unlimited.

Also, you can pick up a Groupon for Saturday’s VCU Women’s Basketball game vs Massachusetts – $5 for 1 or $8 for 2, and includes a t-shirt PLUS use promo code WINTER20 for an extra 20% off (WINTER20 saves you 20% on Local Groupon deals, through 1/26) <-affiliate link
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January 25th, 2017 by RichmondBargains

Now through February 28, 2017, admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens is half- price ($6 adults, $4 children)

lewis ginter winter

There is plenty to see at the Garden in January and February. The warm and cozy Conservatory beckons with aromatic orchids, blooming cactus, birds-of-paradise and other tropical flowers. Did you know that we have over 200 orchids and winter is one of the best times to see them flowering? Winter blooms are more treasured because they are unexpected. Outside in the simplified landscape, you can see the underlying structure or “bones” of the Garden and appreciate colorful berries, bark textures and intricate seed pods. It’s a great time for bird-watching, too. See our January blooms and February blooms pages for highlights and winter interest.

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james-river-parade-of-lights-2016
December 8th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

F.R.E.E. = Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events have free admission unless noted.

Here’s how this weekend is shaping up: Court End Christmas spread across a number of downtown sites, James River Parade of Lights at several viewing locations (Henrico, Chesterfield, and Libby Hill Park in Richmond), Sir Dale’s Colonial Christmas at Henricus Historical Park, Yuletides at Agecroft at Agecroft Hall, Chester Christmas Parade in Chester, Holiday Open House at Pine Camp, and a Holiday Candle Walk through Church Hill.

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