While summer doesn’t technically end for a few weeks, Labor Day weekend is the traditional end of summer vacation. Pools close. Theme parks close. And the kids go back to school.
But, that doesn’t mean an end to the fun. There are plenty of festivals coming to the River City in September. Check these out.
Fall Line Fest
September 6th and 7th in Downtown Richmond
Fall Line Fest is a two-day celebration of music, art and food.
Harvest Wine Festival
James River Cellars in Glen Allen
James River Cellars joints with three other wineries to present the 8th Annual Harvest Wine Festival. Enjoy tastings, wine seminars, tours and live music.
RVA Street Art Festival
The former GRTC Bus Depot on Cary Street
Nationally and internationally acclaimed artists will join with RVA’s local talent to create murals on trolley barns, create sculpture and offer arts education, local crafts and food and drink.
Shockoe-on-the-half Shell Festival
17th Street Farmers Market
If you love oysters, this event is a must. Enjoy oysters and the shops of Schokoe Bottom all in one visit.
43rd Street Festival of the Arts
1412 W. 43rd Street
Over 70 of RVA’s best and most creative artisans will be onhand to present their creations.
Armenian Food Festival
St. James Armenian Church
Enjoy the 55th Armenian festival for great food, dance and fun.
St. Benedict Oktoberfest
300 N. Sheppard Street
Enjoy German music, dancing, food and beverage(s) of your choice. Proceeds support Catholic education in Saint Benedict Parish.
Capital Ale House Octoberfest
623 E. Main Street
Enjoy Germany style cuisine and plenty of Virginia craft beers.
Virginia State Fair
September 27 – October 6
The tradition of the Virginia State Fair continues at Meadow Event Park in Doswell.
Plant Zero Event Space
Check out Richmond’s first convention that showcases anime, comics, gaming, technology and music.
RVA Peace Festival
St. Stephens Episcopal Church
The RVA Peace Festival began in the aftermath of the attacks of 9/11. The Festival seeks to provide a place for children, youth and adults to gather to celebrate diversity and to promote peace.
Richmond Italian Festival
17th Street Market
Experience an authentic Italian village at Richmond’s 9th Annual Italian Festival.
Festival of India
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Enjoy Indian culture and cuisine.
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