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4/27/21

Spend Your Summer Downtown!

Downtown RVA is the place to be this summer! From outdoor live music to brunch at Kanawha Plaza, there is something for everyone to do this summer in downtown Richmond.

10 Events in Downtown Richmond to Check Out This Summer

1. The Broadberry Presents

Brown's Island

The Broadberry is taking their shows to downtown RVA! With socially distanced pod seating and a stellar line-up featuring Grace Potter, Fitz & the Tantrums, Big Something and more, these outdoor shows are sure to be the highlight of your summer.

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10 Events in Downtown Richmond to Check Out This Summer

2. Brunch on the Plaza

Kanawha Plaza

Join UnlockingRVA and Richmond Parks and Recs for an outdoor brunch event featuring a live DJ and some of Richmond's favorite food trucks on hand to serve up some delicious eats. The vibes and views are amazing at this sunny, Sunday party happening May 23, June 6 and August 1.

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10 Events in Downtown Richmond to Check Out This Summer

3. Dominion Energy Riverrock

Multiple Locations

Rock the outdoors and discover new ways to experience Richmond’s amazing outdoor scene at this year's Dominion Energy Riverrock. To encourage outdoor adventure and highlight the wide range of active living opportunities available in Richmond, Dominion Energy Riverrock will celebrate throughout the weekend of May 14-16 with small-scale participant events like trail runs, scavenger hunts, pop-up musical performances and more.

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10 Events in Downtown Richmond to Check Out This Summer

4. The Oasis: High Noon Summer Concert Series

The Valentine

Take a break from the daily grind and drop by the Valentine Garden every Wednesday at noon from June through August for a free, informal and physically-distanced performance by a diverse mix of local musicians in their historic green space.

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10 Events in Downtown Richmond to Check Out This Summer

5. Friday Cheers

Brown's Island

This year, Friday Cheers is celebrating all things local: local bands, local food and local beer! Boasting a line-up that features Butcher Brown, Mighty Joshua, NO BS! BRASS and more, Cheers is offering the very best of RVA. Each event in May and June features socially distanced outdoor concerts with physically spaced 2, 4 and 8-person pods. Pick your pod today before tickets sell out!

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10 Events in Downtown Richmond to Check Out This Summer

6. Lucy Dacus

The National

Lucy Dacus and The National are back this September! Highlighting her third album, "Home Video," a collection from her coming-of-age years in Richmond, Virginia, this show is sure to be a "you had to be there" moment. Added bonus: boygenius bandmate Julien Baker will open the September 11 show.

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10 Events in Downtown Richmond to Check Out This Summer

7. The Oddities & Curiosities Expo

Greater Richmond Convention Center

The Oddities & Curiosities Expo showcases hand-selected vendors, dealers, artists and small businesses with all things weird. You'll find eclectic items like taxidermy, preserved specimens, horror-inspired pieces, handcrafted oddities, quack medical devices, funeral collectibles and much more at this August 14th expo celebrating all things creepy.

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10 Events in Downtown Richmond to Check Out This Summer

8. Live Comedy Shows

Sandman Comedy Club

Downtown finally has its own comedy club! Enjoy live comedy shows and lots of laughs from comedians like Finesse Mitchell, Adam Ferrara, Mike Burton, Joe Larson, Shane Gillis and more this summer.

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9. RVA Black Farmers Market

17th Street Market

A space for African American creators, crafters, farmers, and growers to show Richmond their talents, RVA Black Farmers Market returns to the 17th Street Market outdoor venue on May 9, May 23, June 6 and June 20 from 8AM-12PM.

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10 Events in Downtown Richmond to Check Out This Summer

10. First Fridays

Richmond Arts District

Show Broad Street some love and explore galleries, shops, restaurants, non-profits and more on the first Friday of every month at RVA First Fridays.

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