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RICHMOND




 

RICHMOND EVENTS

 

Events held in Richmond unless indicated otherwise.

 

JANUARY

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Celebration of the civil rights leader’s life; Richmond;
http://www.king-raleigh.org/natlevent/body.cfm

 

FEBRUARY

Black History Month
Celebration of Black History throughout the community; Richmond;
http://www.richmond.com

 

APRIL

Easter on Parade
Annual street festival featuring live music, children's activities and delicious food; Monument Avenue; http://
www.citycelebrations.org

 

JUNE


Juneteenth Celebration
Annual celebration sponsored by the Elegba Folklore Society; Richmond; http://www.elegbafolkloresociety.org

 

JULY


Summer City Fest
Annual event featuring live music; Richmond; http://www.summercityfest.org

 

AUGUST


CaribFest
Annual festival featuring live entertainment, Caribbean marketplace, food and more; Kanawha Plaza, downtown Richmond; http://www.caribfestonline.com


Down Home Family Reunion
Featuring dance, world music, storytelling, Heritage Market, food, children's activities; Richmond; http://www.elegbafolkloresociety.org

 

OCTOBER


National Folk Festival
Annual festival attracts 100,000 people; featuring music, dance and culture from across America; Richmond; http://www.nationalfolkfestival.com


Gold Bowl
Annual football game between Virginia Union and another HBCU; features the Gold Bowl Classic Pageant, Gold Bowl Classic Cheerleaders Jamboree, and Tailgate Party; Virginia Union University

Second Street Festival
Festival attracts 50,000 people; features music, children's activities, food, African Marketplace, and historic exhibitions; Jackson Ward; http://www.citycelebrations.org/2ndst/festival.htm

 

DECEMBER

Capital City Kwanzaa Celebration
Begins 12/26; annual 7-day Celebration of African American culture in Richmond;
http://www.elegbafolkloresociety.org

 

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