What’s Booming RVA: Festivals and Flowers

By Annie Tobey | October 5th, 2023

Boomer’s top 5 picks of the week ahead

Powhatan's Festival of the Grape 2016. Photo by: Brandon Hambright. What’s Booming RVA: Festivals and Flowers

Choose from four Saturday festivals or a full weekend of floral beauty and knowledge. Check out these Top 5 picks in “What’s Booming RVA: Festivals and Flowers.”

History Blooms

Oct. 6 to 8 at the Virginia Museum of History, Richmond

Lectures, workshops, demonstrations, abundant floral displays, and activities join Virginia history, gardening, and landscape preservation. Presented in coordination with the Garden Club of Virginia. History never looked so naturally beautiful!


RVA Veg Fest 2023

Oct. 7, noon to 6 p.m., at Byrd Park, Richmond

For vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians, veg-curious, climate-friendly, and animal-loving folks. Local food, vendors, entertainment, and kid-friendly activities.


Mozart Festival

Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., at venues in and around Church Hill, Richmond

A variety of events, set against the mastery of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: yoga, race, wine tasting, beer, coffee, happy hour, walking tours, and music. Presented by Classical Revolution RVA.


Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape, 20th Anniversary

Oct. 7, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., in Powhatan Courthouse

More than 30 Virginia makers share their beverages, among the best Virginia has to offer. Wine, spirits, cider, beer, and mead, plus handmade arts and crafts, food, and live music.


2nd Street Festival

Oct. 7 to 8 in historic Jackson Ward, Richmond

Three stages of live musical entertainment, food vendors, marketplace, and more. Average White Band makes an appearance at the 35th anniversary of the 2nd Street Festival, plus I Would Die 4 U: A Musical Tribute to Prince. FREE.


Check websites for more details, including prices and registration requirements.

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