Local Experience

The rain has finally blown over and made way for those May flowers, making it the perfect time to get out there and explore your city. We've pulled together some local things to do and upcoming events that will have you out enjoying Spring.

 

 

FLYING SQUIRRELS OPENING GAME

TONIGHT
'Cause it's one, two, three strikes you're out at the ol' ball game! Seriously though, the weather couldn't have turned nicer for the Flying Squirrels' opening game.

 

 

LEWIS GINTER BOTANICAL GARDENS

If you can stand the blooming pollen, then the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens should be at the top of your list of things to do this weekend. It’s just stunning this time of year.

 

 

ALONG THE RIVER BICYCLE TOUR

Sat. April 8
Meet up at the Valentine and take a spin around Richmond while learning about the River’s rich history and getting the inside on our city’s murals.

 

 

WALKING TOUR: HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY

Sat. April 8
This one’s for the history buffs, artsy, and curious people of Richmond. The walking tour takes a historical and horticultural perspective on the impact of the 19th century Romantic Movement on our area.

 

 

I HEART CARYTOWN CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Sat. April 8
Richmond Kickers are hosting the second annual I Heart Carytown Craft Beer Festival. The party kicks off at 3:00 p.m. at City Stadium with live music by Stonebrook Moonshine, great eats by Carytown restaurants and food trucks, and over 20 craft beers and ciders on tap, plus wine from James River Cellars. Richmond Kickers will take on Louisville at 5 pm as the party continues.

 

 

MAGGIE KOERNER AT CAPITAL ALE HOUSE

Sun. April 9
There’s always something going on at Capital Ale House. Maggie Koerner comes this weekend. She’s performed with iconic acts that include Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule and Charles Bradley.,/p>

 

 

METRO DINER OPENING

Sat. April 15
Talk about good eats! At the opening of the new Metro Diner at Libbie Place, 100% of what you would pay for a meal goes to help the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation! Not only will you get great food and cross off a restaurant on your “to try” list, but you’ll also be helping the CKG Foundation’s efforts in raising awareness and understanding of teenage depression and anxiety. Win win.