Category: Free & Cheap Events

dogwood dell spamalot musical
July 27th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

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

Coming to your city this weekend: Spamalot at Dogwood Dell, Star Wars: The Force Awakens outdoor movie at Abner Clay Park, SPARC SummerStarz: K.C. @ Bat at Dogwood Dell Ha’Penny Stage, Henrico Community Day at Western Government Center, Groove Motive Concert at West Broad Village, Henrico Community Band Concert at Deep Run Park, HeArt & Soul Brew Fest and Music of Indonesia at Hardywood, Family Movie Night: Grease at Career and Technical Center @ Hull, Henrico Teen Theatre Company: Jack and the Three Sillies at Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen (reservations required).

henrico community day 2016
Also, Redskins Training Camp starts tomorrow and runs through August 14.
redskins training camp 2016


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wills family concert sptc
July 20th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

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

Ready for the weekend? There’s Summer Moon Music Festival at COTU Brewing in Ashland, Richmond Block Party presented by Ezibu Muntu on E Main St, On the Air Radio Players performances at Pine Camp Community Arts Center, Willis Family concert at Short Pump Town Center, The Good Dinosaur outdoor movie at Humphrey Calder Community Center, Virginia Opera Arias & Duets at Historic Battersea in Petersburg, and VCU Community Guitar Ensemble at W.E. Singleton Center.
cotu summer moon festival


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wbv u2 tribute
July 13th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

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

Some options this weekend: Richmond Pet Expo at the Convention Center, Sweetcorn & Watermelon Festival at The Pumpkin Patch, Rock & Roll summer concert with U2 tribute band at West Broad Village, Cars outdoor movie at Clarke-Palmore House, Remember the Titans at Virginia Historical Society ($5), $.15 Kids Day at the Children’s Museum, and East of Hollywood and English Channel concerts at Dogwood Dell.

rva mural project
Additionally, the Richmond Mural Project is ongoing around town this week, and there is a reception Saturday night. And kids running Anthem Lemonaid stands at Kroger, Panera, Walmart/Sam’s, and other locations would love to sell you a glass of lemonade to raise money for local kids with cancer!


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rva vegetarian festival 2016
July 6th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

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

This weekend! Hanover Tomato Festival at Pole Green Park, Vegetarian Festival at Bryan Park, Jammin’ on the James at Wilton House Museum, David Bowie tribute band at Music in the Park at Forest Hill Park, Summer Fest at ARC Park, Minions at Henrico Theatre ($1), Arts Under the Stars at Short Pump Town Center, and City Dance Theater, Crooked Road, and Gospel Music Fest at Dogwood Dell.

jammin on the james 2016

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ashland 4th of july
June 30th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

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

Most of the action is Monday this long Independence Day weekend, and falls into three categories –

lewis ginter botanical gardens discount
CelebrationsRed, White & Lights at Meadow Farm with Richmond Symphony and laser light show, Ashland Parade and Celebration, Beaverdam Parade & Celebration, and FREE admission plus festivities at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

FireworksColonial Heights and Goochland

Celebrations with FireworksDogwood Dell, Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, Hardywood 4th of July and Buskey Cider (both of which view fireworks at the Diamond)

Other days: Henrico Community Band at Deep Run Park (tonight June 30), Movies in the Park (Creed at Southside Community Center), Rock and Roll Summer at West Broad Village (with U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band and Full Spectrum), First Fridays on Broad, and Elegba Folklore Society at Dogwood Dell.


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breakaway rva bike rides
June 27th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

FREE monthly social biking event in Richmond? Breakaway RVA has it taken care of for you –

Each month, we invite you to join us as we explore the city, make new friends, and enjoy a surprise treat at the end of our route. Whether it’s live music, beer, an interesting speaker, or something else entirely, you’re sure to be as delighted as you are surprised.

The next ride is coming up this Thursday evening, June 30; go here to learn more and sign up!

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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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