Special Events in Richmond

Central Virginia Highland Games and Celtic Festival
For two days every year, Richmond is magically transformed back in time with the Highland Games and Celtic Festival. Clans gather in period dress including kilts and tartans to demonstrate their prowess and skills. Piping, drumming and fiddling competitions, highland dance and heavy athletics are held at the games and numerous bands perform all through the weekend. Lots of food and fun is to be had at by all at this annual event located at the Richmond International Speedway.

Anthem Richmond Marathon
For many years, Richmond, Virginia has been host to "America's Friendliest Marathon!" Runners from all over the United States converge on the city for this 26.2-mile scenic race. This challenging course takes participants through some of Richmond's oldest neighborhoods and finishes in the heart of downtown. A half-marathon and HCA Virginia 8K are held the same day.

Richmond Hokie Club Kick-Off Dinner
The Richmond Hokie Kick-Off Dinner has been held annually for many years at the Greater Richmond Convention Center to honor Coach Beamer's career at Virginia Tech. Special guests as well as the football team and of course Coach Beamer are on hand for fans to meet and get to know. This is a must do for all Hokie fans!

Richmond Folk Festival
The Richmond Folk Festival held annual is quickly becoming tradition. Held in downtown Richmond, the festival celebrates Virginia rich folk heritage with lots of music, food and fun. The free festival has over 30 performing groups including folk, gospel, reggae, blues, old-time and bluegrass on several stages with plenty of dancing, children's activities, crafts, ethnic food and more.

Annual Hispanic Gala
The Hispanic Gala held annually at the historic Science Museum of Virginia is one of the state's top ranked Hispanic business events for company leaders, CEO's, politicians and ambassadors representing the United States. A fundraiser is held to benefit the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as well as the VAHCC Foundation.

Black Beauty Expo
The Black Beauty Expo is held annually at the Greater Richmond Convention Center and allows vendors to showcase their product with workshops, classes and demonstrations to thousands of attendees. Fashion shows, guest speakers, free samples and beauty competitions are just a few of the many offerings at the annual Black Beauty Expo.