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The flowers are starting to bloom, people are starting to crawl out of hibernation, and the city is starting to buzz with life once again. This April is packed with distinctly spring things to do out and about in this beautiful city and we’ve rounded up our top five below:


Lewis ginter million blooms


A Million Blooms, April 1- June 1
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Celebrate spring at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden where a parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms. Daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses, and more will pop throughout the gardens this season, which also includes events such as Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit, Mother’s Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest, Butterflies LIVE!, and more.





The Spring Bizarre Bazaar at Richmond Raceway Complex, April 5-7
Richmond Raceway Complex

Grab the girls and head to the Richmond Raceway Complex for this Virginia tradition for over 42 years. Shop unique offerings exclusive to this annual event including seasonal gifts and decorative accessories for the home and garden, gourmet food and cookbooks, fine linens, designer women’s and children’s clothing, toys, fine arts crafts and artwork, furniture, and jewelry.



Flying Sqirrels opening night


The Boys are Back in Town, April 4- Sept 2
The Diamond

The Richmond Flying Squirrels are back for their 10th Season at The Diamond. This year’s season kicks off this week and promises to bring more funn than ever before thanks to fireworks shows, a variety of special promotions, as well as the 2019 Eastern League All-Star Week which the Squirrels will host in July.





Happy Birthday to The Bard, April 6
Agecroft Hall & Gardens

In honor of William Shakespeare’s 455th birthday month, Agecroft Hall is throwing an early birthday party! In honor of The Bard’s birthday, Agecroft will feature a full day of entertainment on the beautiful grounds that are open and free for all to attend. The day will include dances, games, songs, sonnets, acrobatics, and more! The man of honor himself will even be in attendance to open Agecroft’s new Shakespeare Garden.





Along the River Bicycle Tour, April 13
The Valentine First Freedom Center

What better way to get out of the house and enjoy the spring season than by bike? Discover how “America’s Founding River” led to the settlement and success of Richmond with this unique tour by The Valentine. Explore the heart of Richmond on a leisurely tour with one food stop and stunning sights along the river. Modern murals, historic canals, and lively rapids are all part of this exciting tour along a protected bike path on the James River and Capitol Trail.