What’s Booming RVA: Horsing Around

By Annie Tobey | March 30th, 2023

Boomer’s top 5 picks for the week ahead

Secretariat unveiling in 2019 in Kentucky. To accompany this week's What's Booming: Horsing Around Image

No April fooling, there are plenty of amazing events to fill your calendar in Richmond, this week. Our top five feature mischief and music, soccer, Secretariat, a moving history-based symphony, and teacher humor. In this week’s “What’s Booming RVA: Horsing Around.”

National Take a Walk in the Park Day

Not a top five event, per se, just a reminder to take advantage of Richmond’s beautiful parks and hikes: from the James River Park System to nearby state parks like Pocahontas and Powhatan, to smaller local parks. It’s a beautiful day to get out!

Mischief and Music Fest

April 1, 1 to 5 p.m., at Mainline Brewery, Richmond

Local bands (including The Taters, Indira & Guppy Jo, and the Sweet Potatoes, with Sen. Tim Kaine playing solo harmonica! Plus activities, including a Rock Paper Scissors contest, food, and beverages at this family- and dog-friendly event to support Commonwealth Autism.


Richmond Kickers Opening Night

April 1, 6 p.m., at City Stadium, Richmond

The Richmond soccer team takes on Charlotte Independence for the kick-off game of their 31st season.


50th Anniversary of Secretariat’s Triple Crown

April 1 in Downtown Ashland

As the birthplace of the record-breaking stallion, Ashland is hosting the multi-state anniversary celebration, including the unveiling of the 3,500-pound, 21-foot-long bronze sculpture.

  • 11 a.m.: Showing of the Disney film, “Secretariat,” at the Ashland Theatre.
  • 2 p.m.: Monument unveiling and ceremony at Ashland Town Hall Pavilion.
  • 2:30 to 5 p.m.: Meet and greet with a Secretariat lookalike, displays, kids’ activities and craft, sculptor presentation, tours of the Ashland Museum and its Meadow Stable Display and more.


The Fall of Richmond Symphony

April 2, 7 p.m., at Gallery 5, Richmond

Classical Revolution RVA presents a chamber symphony that evokes the turmoil and exultation of Richmond on April 2 to 4, 1865, as Confederate forces burned and abandoned the city – accompanied by historic images of Richmond. FREE.


Bored Teachers Comedy Tour

April 4, 7 p.m., at Dominion Energy Center, Richmond

Hilarious and so on point. C’mon, teachers, you know you need – and deserve – to laugh!


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

More of horsing around in Richmond

Food and more fun to fill your plate

Boomer’s featured restaurant of the week:

Check out the new Revel Market and Bar

And lots more events to throw on your calendar:

More of March 30 to April 6, plus announcements + Down-the-Road events

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