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Exciting Events in 2024 to Attend Near Richmond, VA
2024 is here, which means it's time to embark on some new adventures! Jellystone Park™ Luray is located just two and half hours away from Richmond and all the events this city has to offer! While there are plenty of things to do around Richmond, Virginia year round, we found a few of the top events in the area so you can start planning out your entire trip ahead of time! Keep reading for a list of exciting events in Richmond, Virginia.

Tulipmania Garden Tour: April 6, 2024

 Explore the beauty of thousands of tulip blooms on an engaging 45-minute guided Tulipmania Garden Tour. Learn about Tulipmania in 17th-century Europe and the evolution of Agecroft Hall's gardens in the 20th century. You'll learn more about why this captivating flower has an intriguing story! Wear comfortable shoes as you walk on grass, gravel paths, and stone walkways.

The Bizarre Bazaar® 32nd Spring Market: April 12, 2024

Discover a diverse array of offerings from our talented artisans, at The Bizarre Bazaar Spring Market including fresh Spring gift lines, exquisite home and garden accessories, fine art pieces, elegant jewelry, gourmet delicacies, luxurious lotions and soaps, stylish clothing for both children and adults, enchanting toys, and high-quality crafts. From graduations to Mother's Day, Father's Day, weddings, showers, and birthdays, you'll find the perfect gift for every occasion!

Run Wild Races: May 4, 2024

Experience the thrill of the wild with the Run Wild Races event at the Metro Richmond Zoo, where you'll embark on an adrenaline-fueled journey through the zoo and beyond. With courses winding around the perimeter of the zoo, you'll be treated to stunning views, diverse terrains, and the chance to spot our incredible zoo inhabitants along the way. Don't miss out on this exhilarating addition to our lineup, offering something for everyone including a 1-Wild Mile Fun Run, Run Wild 5k, Run Wild 10k, and even a Wild Ninja Obstacle Course!

Culinary Coach Chef Simulation Experience: May 4, 2024

Step into a world of culinary excellence at the Culinary Coach Chef Simulation Experience, where food aficionados are treated to an unparalleled gastronomic adventure! Marking its one-year milestone, this immersive event offers a unique opportunity to delve into the realm of Michelin-starred chefs and discover the art of creating exquisite three or four-course dinners. Welcome to a culinary journey unlike any other!

Ashland Strawberry Faire: June 1, 2024

Stop by the Ashland Strawberry Faire, a vibrant and family-friendly celebration that embodies community spirit, honors the strawberry harvest, and supports Hanover County Public School scholarships and various non-profit organizations. Explore the charming streets of historic Ashland, Virginia, as you browse through a diverse array of offerings from over 300 vendors, including arts and crafts, non-profit organizations, delectable food vendors, and local Hanover County businesses. This Richmond event promises a delightful experience for all!

Church Hill Chillers Tour: July 5, 2024

Step into the rich history of Church Hill, the Birthplace of the American Revolution and the stomping grounds of a notorious Civil War spy. Check out the Church Hill Chillers Tour as we uncover the spirited tales of Crazy Bet's haunts, Poe's enduring love, the hallowed grounds of Richmond's oldest public cemetery, and much more. Discover the secrets that lie beneath the streets and embrace the ghostly charm of Church Hill's vibrant past. This is an event in Richmond you don't want to miss!

Class + A Glass Yoga: August 7, 2024

Are you looking for fun things to do in Richmond? Experience the ultimate midweek rejuvenation with a Class + A Glass Yoga session that will invigorate your body, mind, and soul! Enjoy a transformative flow yoga practice amidst the serene setting of Ashton Creek Vineyard. After the session, indulge in the delights of locally crafted wine and snacks!

Fall Artisan Market & Craft Fair: September 22, 2024

Stop by the 3rd Annual Fall Artisan Market and Craft Fair at Hardywood Richmond! Embrace the essence of autumn and celebrate everything the season has to offer: vibrant leaves, pumpkin spice, Halloween delights, and cozy bonfire weather. Discover an array of treasures crafted by talented local artists and makers, including handmade home décor, captivating art pieces, exquisite jewelry, stylish apparel, and much more!

Richmond Ghosts: Sinister Scares of Shockoe Bottom Tour: October 1, 2024

Come along to a captivating journey through Richmond's historic district with our entertaining, informative, and engaging Richmond Ghosts: Sinister of Shockoe Bottom Tour. Led by an experienced local guide and haunted history expert, you'll visit multiple haunted and historic locations, where chilling tales of lingering spirits await. From hauntings born of revolution, civil war, murder, and mayhem, to encounters with a sordid collection of ghastly phantoms, this tour unveils the terrifying secrets that continue to haunt the streets of Richmond's historic colonial past. Brace yourself for an unforgettable adventure into the supernatural realm!

Small Business Saturday Artisan Market: November 30, 2024

Support local businesses this holiday season and be a part of our 3rd Annual Small Business Saturday Artisan Market at Hardywood RVA! Join them in celebrating the spirit of community as we showcase an array of incredible local artists and makers offering handmade home décor, captivating art, stunning jewelry, stylish apparel, and much more! This event in Richmond takes place in Hardywood's Barrel Room, providing the perfect setting to shop local and discover unique treasures for your loved ones.


Whether you plan your trip to Jellystone Park™ Luray in the spring, summer, or fall, there's always many things to do in Richmond, VA! In addition to these local events, we also have exciting themes and events happening at our Virginia campground for even more fun! If you're ready to book your camping getaway, you can browse dates and availability here. When you're ready to book your stay, make sure you check out these Richmond, Virginia events so you can plan around these fun happenings!