Category: Free & Cheap Events

lights up 2016
June 23rd, 2016 by RichmondBargains

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

So, this weekend there’s Short Pump Park Grand Opening, Lights Up Youth Open House at Dominion Centerstage, Kung Fu Panda 3 at Robins Stadium ($5 for kids to join UR’s Spiderlings Kids Club), 2nd Anniversary Block Party Ardent Craft Ales, Honey Bee Festival at Rockwood Park, Scandanavian Solstice at Elko Community Center, Plein Air artists “Fast & Fresh” event in Carytown, and Arsenic & Old Lace theater at Dogwood Dell.


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west broad village rock n roll summer
June 15th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

80’s Hair Metal tribute band Teaze performs at West Broad Village

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

Ideas: Bumblebee Jamboree at Maymont, Juneteenth at Manchester Dock, Mystic Soul Bubbas at Westchester Commons, Teaze Rock and Roll Summer concert at West Broad Village, Richmond Philharmonic Concert at Brandermill’s Gardens at Sunday Park, Keg n’ Oyster Fest at Hardywood, Wine & Whiskers at Willow Lawn (free to attend; $12 in advance for wine tasting), Movies in the Park begins with Minions at Byrd Park, Taste of India at the Cultural Center of India in Chester, and Plunky & Oneness, One Voice Chorus, and Dave Esleck Trio concerts at Dogwood Dell


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movieland boulvard free movies
June 9th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

There are a lot of $2-and-under options to take your kids to the movies this summer!

Regal Cinemas $1 movies on Tuesday & Wednesday mornings

Byrd Family $2 Family Classics on Saturday mornings

Free outdoor “Movies in the Park” Friday nights at Richmond parks

Henrico Theatre $1 classic movies usually on the first Friday and Saturday of each month

And finally, Bow Tie Cinemas Movieland (1301 North Boulevard at West Leigh St.) will show FREE kids movies this summer on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10am, beginning June 21.

Schedule:
June 21-22: Diary of A Wimpy Kid
June 28-29: How to Train Your Dragon 2
July 5-6: Big
July 12-13: Mr. Peabody & Sherman
July 19-20: The Sandlot
July 26-27: The Peanuts Movie
August 2-3: Ramona & Beezus
August 9-10: Home
August 16-17: Alvin & the Chipmunks Road Chip

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virginia aviation museum closing
June 8th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

The Virginia Aviation Museum will offer free admission now through June 30, 2016, when it will close to the public.

This is sad news to our boys! We’ll definitely be making a trip this month to see the planes one more time. (It is closing because its facility is in need of extensive repairs – more info here)

Note: you can still view the museum’s SR-71 Blackbird because it has been transferred to the Science Museum of Virginia as part of the new Speed exhibit.

5701 Huntsman Road, near Richmond International Airport
Richmond, VA 23250-2416
Phone: 804.236.3622

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vmfa african art
June 8th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

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

On tap for this weekend: Celebrate African & African American Art: Culture King at VMFA (including free admission for participants to the new Kehinde Wiley exhibit), Jammin’ on the James concert with Red Light Rodeo at Wilton House Museum, Bacon Festival at 17th Street Farmers Market ($1 suggested donation), Music in the Park at Forest Hill Park, Central Gardens Community Celebration at Hidden Creek Recreation Center, and Latin Ballet performing Poemas, KOS, and Susan Greenbaum at Dogwood Dell.

Heads up: Short Pump Town Center is hosting a Charlie Puth Concert next Tuesday, June 14


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broad appetit rva 2016
June 1st, 2016 by RichmondBargains

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

It’s a packed schedule around Richmond this weekend (please no more rain!) – The Greek Festival at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Ashland Strawberry Faire in Ashland, Broad Appétit food festival along Broad St, Richmond Ballet performance at Dogwood Dell, Planter’s Day at Magnolia Grange ($3 adults, $1 children), Celebrate Varina at Dorey Park, Chesterfield Maker Expo at Central Library, Richmond Symphony performance at Pocahontas State Park ($7 parking fee), The Remnants concert at West Broad Village, Saddled Jack concert at Westchester Commons (kicking off National Night Out), Music Without Walls: Justin Trawick concert at Deep Run Park, and family fishing events for Free Fishing Days. And more! ->


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forest hill music in the park 2016
May 26th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

There are so many great FREE concerts that happen around Richmond every summer, it can be tough to keep track. Here’s a compiled list of when and where you can go to hear some of them!

Music in the ParkForest Hill Park – Second Sunday evenings May through October (4021 Forest Hill Ave)

Festival of ArtsDogwood Dell – Select Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights June through August (6000 S. Boulevard)

Jammin’ on the JamesWilton House Museum – Second Saturday evenings from June through August (215 S Wilton Road)

Rock and Roll SummerWest Broad Village – Select Saturdays June through August

Music in the GardenThe Valentine – Thursday evenings in June (1015 E. Clay St)

Concerts in the ParkPole Green Park – Third Friday evenings in May through July (5172 Cold Harbor Rd, Mechanicsville)

Sounds of SummerWeston Plantation – Sundays afternoons May through June (400 Weston Lane, Hopewell)

Summer Concert SeriesTwin Hickory Library – One Tuesday evening a month, May through August (5001 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen)

Alas, no Sounds of Summer at Stony Point Fashion Park in 2016 (I believe) due to mall renovations

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strawberry fields fest 2016
May 25th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

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

This Memorial Day weekend, there’s Strawberry Fields Festival at Gallmeyer Farms Berry Patch, Family Movie Night: Inside Out at Chesterfield Fairgrounds, Memorial Day Parade in Sandston, Memorial Day Ceremony at the VA War Memorial, Carillon Bell concert at Dogwood Dell, Sounds of Summer concert at Weston Plantation in Hopewell, and Friday Cheers on Brown’s Island ($5).

Also, tonight there’s an 80’s concert by The Breakfast Club at Westchester Commons!

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kings dominion military free admission
May 24th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

Note: if you have questions regarding the details of these offers, like what documentation to bring or exactly who is included, please contact the location directly

Kings Dominion – Memorial Weekend Salute: Honoring Our Heroes May 28, 29, and 30 – We are celebrating Memorial Day all weekend long with extended fireworks shows, live entertainment, special offers and more. Plus – all active and retired military personnel get FREE admission to the park! (Note: does not include dependents)

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden – On Monday, May 30 (only) the Garden will offer FREE admission for military personnel and/or their dependents, with valid military ID card. Anyone else in the party (non-dependents) can receive half-price admission. Also on this day military personnel can enjoy a 10% discount in the Garden Shop. Military members and their dependents can enjoy a 15% discount (excluding alcohol) in the Garden Café.

colonial williamsburg military free

Colonial Williamsburg – Military families are invited to enjoy FREE Colonial Williamsburg admission, Friday, May 27–Monday, May 30, 2016 during our Honoring Service to America weekend. Celebrate with special events all weekend, culminating in a march and ceremony honoring America’s veterans at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day. Free admission tickets are only valid for May 27-May 30, 2016. Guests must visit a Colonial Williamsburg on-site ticket sales location to receive their free admission ticket. Locations include the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center, the Lumber House, and William Pitt Store Ticket Offices in the Revolutionary City, and the ticket window in Merchants Square. All guests in party must be present to receive their free admission ticket. Only one per person. Free “Honoring Service to America” tickets will be provided to dependents of currently deployed troops with appropriate identification, the service member need not be present. Military veterans who separated before retirement can bring a copy of their honorable discharge paperwork, DD Form 214, as identification of service.

P.S. – Now through May 31, 2016, at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia residents pay for a day and get the rest of the year free. More details

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west broad village concerts 2016
May 24th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

For “Rock and Roll Summer,” West Broad Village in Short Pump will host free outdoor concerts select Saturday nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. next to Aloft Hotel.

June 4 – The Remnants (Classic Rock/Pop)
June 18 – Teaze (80’s/90’s Hair Metal Tribute)
July 2 – U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band/Full Spectrum (Pop/Rock/Hip Hop)
July 16 – Even Better Than the Real Thing (U2 Tribute)
July 30 – Groove Motive (Top 40/Funk)
August 13 – Downbeat Switch (Rock/Soul/Pop)
August 27 – Harley Boone (Country)

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