Category: Free & Cheap Events

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.

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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).

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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)

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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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rva-christmas-parade-2016
November 30th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

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

Not surprisingly, this is a BIG event weekend! There’s Downtown Grand Illumination at the James Center, Holiday Illumination Party at Main Street Station, Enchanted Garden Illumination at the Poe Museum, Dominion Christmas Parade along Broad Street, Present Factory at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Old-Fashioned Christmas at Maymont (fee for house tours & carriage rides), Tree Lighting at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, “Home for the Holidays” performance at Huguenot High School, Light Up the Tracks in Ashland, Handmade Holiday at Hardywood, Victorian Christmas Carol Holiday Open House at Magnolia Grange, and Festival of Lessons & Carols at UR’s Cannon Memorial Chapel.

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westchester-tree-lighting
November 16th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

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

This weekend: “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” lighting at Westchester Commons, “Come and Play” with the Richmond Symphony at the Siegel Center, Global Sounds Concert at UR’s Modlin Center, a Christmas Parade at Regency Square Mall, the Ashland Holiday Parade in Ashland, as well as Center of the Universe’s 4th Anniversary also in Ashland.

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inlight richmond 2015
November 9th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

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

This weekend brings InLight in Scott’s Addition, Hops in the Park at Henricus Historical Park, Veteran’s Day Ceremony at Virginia War Memorial, Santa’s Arrival & Tree Lighting at Short Pump Town Center, Community Tree Lighting at Stony Point Fashion Park, Happy Birthday Jeeps at Deep Run Recreation Center, Holly Jolly along Lakeside Avenue, and the Anthem Richmond Marathon.

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November 2nd, 2016 by RichmondBargains

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

Coming up: Train Day in Ashland, Electroacoustic Music Festival at University of Richmond, Craft Beer Harvest at Willow Lawn, Thanksgiving Festival at Berkeley Plantation ($10 parking), First Fridays along Broad, Boulevard Untapped at The Diamond, and Brunswick Stew & Stout at 17th Street Farmer’s Market.

Also a couple notable Thursday happenings: the new kids area and dog park grand opening at Stony Point Fashion Park, and tree lighting with Santa at Chesterfield Towne Center.
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