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pedal gears lakeside
April 26th, 2017 by RichmondBargains

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

On the docket this weekend – Pedal & Gears Bike Festival in Lakeside, Woofstock at Westchester Commons, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, Spring Bada-Bing craft show at Hardywood, Virginia Hopped Cider Festival at Blue Bee Cider, French Food Festival at Little Sisters of the Poor, Embrace Your Space at LaPrade Library, and Greater Richmond Children’s Choir at Richmond Main Library.

woofstock 2017


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2017 rva earth day
April 19th, 2017 by RichmondBargains

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

It’s an onslaught of fun spring events this weekend, including RVA Street Art Festival and RVA Earth Day Festival in Manchester, The Bard’s Birthday: A Celebration of Shakespeare at Agecroft Hall, Mozart Festival in Jackson Ward, Fool for Art at John Tyler Community College, Record Store Day at Plan 9, Falling Creek Ironworks Annual Event at Falling Creek Ironworks, and Explore the Outdoors at Huguenot Park.

Also, there’s free admission to National Parks this Saturday & Sunday.

rva street art 2017


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cwed
April 5th, 2017 by RichmondBargains

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

Some of the stuff to do this weekend: Civil War & Emancipation Day at Historic Tredegar and other venues, Sheep to Shawl at Meadow Farm, First Fridays along Broad, James River Sprints Regatta at Robious Landing, Tea Party with the Easter Bunny at Stony Point Fashion Park, UR Jazz Ensemble and UR Schola Cantorum + Women’s Chorale at UR Modlin Center, Bow Wow Meow Luau at Strangeways Brewing, and Gellman Room Concert at Main Library.

maymont easter
And seeing how *next week* is spring break for public schools and next weekend is Easter, here are a few things going on:

Pinwheels & Pastimes (daily M-F) at Maymont, Spring Petting Farm at Short Pump Town Center (all week, $1 donation), “Kickstart Your Weekend on Wednesday” concert at Short Pump Park, Dominion Family Easter on Saturday at Maymont (fees for some activities), and Easter on Parade on Monument on Sunday


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monument ave 10k
March 29th, 2017 by RichmondBargains

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

This weekend: Monument Avenue 10K (free for spectators), Museums Family Day and Global Sounds Concert at University of Richmond, Kite Day at Clover Hill Athletic Complex, Adventure Series: Journey on the James at Henrico County Administration building, RFM Summer Adventure Expo at Peak Experiences, Easter Bunny Arrival at Regency Square (reservations), Saturday Live: So Long Old-Man Winter! at Meadow Farm, Spring Brew Thing at Chesterfield Towne Center, and Hamlet in 50 Minutes at Petersburg Art Park.

ur family day


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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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