April’s events and festivals

Ain’t no foolin’ ‘bout these April events!

April has got to be warmer than March, making it a great month to get outside and do so many awesome things.

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1. Easter on Parade

Sure it’s not technically in April, but you know what they say: never miss a chance to hang out with dogs in little hats.

  • Easter Sunday, March 31st • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Monument Avenue between Allen and Davis avenues
  • Free!

2. Civil War & Emancipation Day

Who says celebrating history can’t be fun?

  • Saturday April 6th • 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • various locations around Richmond (tours, shuttle service)
  • admission to most sites is free

3. XL102 Chili Cook Off 30

A spring staple keeps on rolling.

  • Saturday April 20th • gates open at 10:30 AM
  • Richmond International Raceway
  • $15 adv/$30 at the door

4. Fifth Annual Little Sisters of the Poor RVA French Food Festival

Great food, a great cause, what’s not to like?

  • Saturday April 20th • 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • 1503 Michaels Rd, Richmond, VA 23229
  • Free; prices vary per vendor

5. Richmond Earth Day Festival

Celebrate Earth…it’s the only one we got!

  • Saturday April 20th • 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • 17th Street Farmer’s Market
  • Free

6. Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K Subway Post Race Festival

So what you just ran a 10k, it’s time to par-tay!

  • April 13th, post race
  • Monroe Park
  • Free

7. Stay Sweet III Fest

Almost one million bands will converge on the Camel for a weekend total mayhem.

  • April 12th – 14th
  • The Camel
  • Passes are sold out, but who knows, you might get lucky!

8. April Fool’s Wine Festival at James River Cellars Winery

You’d be foolish not to wine and dine here.

  • April 6th -7th • Saturday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • 11008 Washington HWY Glen Allen, VA
  • $15 in adv, $20 at the door

9. Carytown Craft Beer Festival

Because craft beer is awesome. Duh!

  • April 14th • 12:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Carytown
  • $15/advance, $20/at the gate

10. Herbs Galore & More at Maymont

Such a great sounding name, how can you not go?

  • April 27th • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Carriage House Lawn (Maymont Park)
  • $3 (free for members)

11. The Bizarre Bazaar’s 21st Spring Market

You’ll find at least something totally bizarre/awesome here.

  • April 5th – 7th
  • Richmond Raceway Complex
  • $7

12. Spring Richmond Restaurant Week

Get some great plates and help fund the plates at FeedMore.

  • Monday, April 22nd – Sunday, April 28th
  • Participating Richmond restaurants
  • $25.12 per person

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If we’ve missed anything please let us know below!

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  1. The biggest event in April will be the 2nd Annual Beard and Stache Championships at the Canal Club on April 27th. Tickets and registration at http://www.beardleague.org/compete

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