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October 2023: RVA Events and Things to Do

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

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M&T Bank Butterflies Live - M&T Bank

  • Dates: October 1, 2023 - October 9, 2023

  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

  • Location: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

  • Address: 1800 Lakeside Avenue

  • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM

  • Price: Included in Regular Admission: $17/Adults. $14/Seniors, $8/Children 3-12. Children under 3 free. FREE for Members

  • About: Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical and native beauties, fascinating and showy, transform the Conservatory’s North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors…captivating sights…and extraordinary discoveries. Every butterfly is different, as is every visit! Due to an earlier closing time, please note the last group of visitors will be admitted to Butterflies Live! at 4:15 p.m.

First Fridays for The Whole Family - Virginia Museum of History & Culture

  • Date: October 6, 2023

  • Location: Virginia Museum of History & Culture

  • Address: 428 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard

  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Price: Free

  • About: New! The Virginia Museum of History & Culture hosts First Fridays for the Whole Family! Happy Hour, Food Trucks, Music, Family Fun from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm the first Friday of every month beginning November 4, 2022. Enjoy $2 off wine and beer, specialty mocktails for adults and kids, and free after hours access to museum galleries.

Family Fall Fest - Artisan Events

  • Date: October 7, 2023

  • Location: Triple Crossing Beer Midlothian

  • Address: 1101 Winterfield Crossing

  • Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

  • Price: Free

  • About: Join Us for our 2nd Annual Fall Fest at Triple Crossing in Midlothian! Fun for the whole family, the event will have Pumpkin Painting, Games, Photobooth, Face Painting and More! We bring together amazing local artists and makers selling handmade home décor, art, jewelry, apparel, and more! Outdoor Event.

International Crafter's Festival - International Mission Board

  • Dates: October 7, 2023

  • Location: International Mission Board

  • Address: 3806 Monument Ave

  • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

  • Price: Free

  • About: You’re invited to an International Crafter’s Festival featuring local and global artisans, local food trucks, music and more! A unique opportunity to purchase handcrafted gifts and treasures such as upcycled clothing, jewelry, Christmas décor, home décor, paper goods, floral arrangements, and leather goods. Artisan trades include painting, woodworking, crocheting, knitting, and more! It’s not too early to start your holiday shopping while supporting independent artisans and enjoying a fun event for the whole family. Rain or shine! Plenty of parking at the International Mission Board Grace Street entrance.

Frozen: The Musical - Altria Theater

  • Dates: October 11, 2023 - October 14, 2023

  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

  • Location: Altria Theater

  • Address: 6 North Laurel Street

  • Time: 7:30 PM

  • About: From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, Frozen, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, is now on tour across North America and the critics rave, “It’s simply magical!” (LA Daily News). Heralded by The New Yorker as “thrilling” and “genuinely moving,” Frozen features the songs you know and love from the original Oscar®-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers by the film’s songwriters, Oscar winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez and EGOT winner Robert Lopez. Oscar winner Jennifer Lee (book), Tony and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage (director), and Tony winner Rob Ashford (choreographer) round out the creative team that has won a cumulative 16 Tony Awards. An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances, Frozen is everything you want in a musical: It’s moving. It’s spectacular. And above all, it’s pure Broadway joy.

Richmond Night Market - 17th St. Market

  • Dates: October 14th, 2023

  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday

  • Location: 17th St. Market

  • Address: 100 N 17th St

  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

  • Price: Free

  • About: The premiere open air night market is back! Our social gathering is held every 2nd Saturday through December. Highlighting creativity, commerce, and community while showcasing the layered and diverse aspects of Richmond's artistic scene. Attendees will be able to shop local and visiting artists, participate in interactive stations at the Makerspace and enjoy live music and a DJ to complete the night.

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