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August 2023: RVA Events and Things to Do

Be sure to check the Pastore Properties of Richmond website every month for updated events.

Dancers at the Greek Festival

Flowers After 5 - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

  • Dates: 8/3/2023, 8/10/2023, 8/17/2023, 8/24/2023, 8/31/2023

  • Location: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

  • Address: 1800 Lakeside Avenue

  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

  • Price: Regular garden admission

  • About: Relax on summer evenings and stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping.

804 Day - 17th Street Market

  • Dates: August 4th, 2023

  • Time: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

  • Address: 100 N 17th Street

  • Price: Free

  • About: This is an evening of fun and inspiration focused on reminding us that the “804,” RVA, Richmond, Virginia shares a human harmonic. We come together to dance, sing, eat and drink as one community…together. This joint inaugural event will be the biggest block party in RVA. It will be a symbol of love and unity as we seek to shed our slave past and make the Shockoe Bottom District an internationally known center of creativity in the already established “Arts District.” The vision is to create an annual event that highlights Shockoe Bottom as a place of creativity and impact on the entire Richmond metro area through music and collaboration between the art, business and nonprofit communities! A block party with a few stages of music to provide entertainment, while non-profit organizations will share the impact they are having on our community, and vendors can share their creations. Food and beverage will be available for purchase as well.

Carytown Watermelon Festival - Carytown

  • Date: August 13th, 2023

  • Address: Carytown

  • Time: 10:00 AM

  • Price: Free

  • About: Imagine...115,000 people, over 3000 watermelons and you! With 80 musicians, over 100 exhibitors, one of the largest kids areas of any festival on the east coast and all of the great Carytown style, the Carytown Watermelon Festival has become the largest one day festival in the state of Virginia.

The Colors of Music Summer Concert: Richmond Concert Band - Agecroft Hall

  • Date: August 20th, 2023

  • Address: 4305 Sulgrave Road

  • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

  • Price: Free

  • About: The Richmond Concert Band is back at Agecroft again with another Free concert! On Sunday, August 20th, grab a picnic and those closest for a beautiful evening of outdoor music. Be ready to go on a colorful musical journey with the band during 'The Colors of Music' concert. Don't forget your blankets and chairs for this fun, relaxing event! For more information, callers can contact the Richmond Concert Band at (804) 737-3767. No tickets are required for this event. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed to August 27th.

Ashland Half Marathon - Ashland Station

  • Date: August 26th, 2023

  • Address: 112 North Railroad Avenue

  • Time: 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM

  • Price: See website -

  • About: If you’ve never been to Ashland, Virginia look no further than the Ashland Half Marathon to find yourself soaking in every ounce of the colorful town! Dubbed "The Center of the Universe" this quaint community has historic homes, a bustling downtown, and delicious restaurants and breweries. Enjoy an escape to small-town Virginia and run 13.1 miles along rolling hills, picturesque fields, and maybe even a train or two. Summer's hottest half marathon is the perfect way to stay on track and meet all of your running goals! All aboard because this is one race you can’t miss! Ashland Half Marathon is an event of Sports Backers and Richmond Road Runners Club.

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