Events in Richmond This Week: August 20 – August 26, 2018

Family-Friendly Richmond EventsWhile many Richmond area schools don’t start back until after the Labor Day holiday, most of us are already in a back-to-school state of mind…or at least trying to get there! We’ve already started thinking about schedules and calendars and trying to make sure we’ve got our family ready for all that the school year entails. And for many of us, that means getting after school activities lined up. To help you get all of your ducks in a row, we’ve put together an updated Guide to After School Activities in Greater Richmond so that you’ll have easy access to all the best programs and resources available in your area. Be sure to check it out!

In the meantime, we’ve got plenty of fun-filled activities for your family in the coming week. From county fairs to end of summer celebrations, you’ll find something to keep everyone in your crew busy and entertained. Check out our highlighted favorites below, then be sure to visit our full event calendar for even more family events and fun.


Events on Monday, August 20

Free Admission Summer Service Days at CMoR

Read to Rover

Summer Love at The Byrd: Grease (1978)

Island Hopper Pass at Uptown Alley

Richmond Flying Squirrels Home Games

More Events on Monday


Events on Tuesday, August 21

Along the River Bicycle Tour

Family Walk & Talk

Family Game Night


Salamander Salutations

More Events on Tuesday


Events on Wednesday, August 22

Weeding Wednesday

CFA Willow Lawn Craft Time

Front Lawn Fun! Games from the Past

Lunch Break Science

Crimes of the Heart

More Events on Wednesday


Events on Thursday, August 23

Henricus Discovery Days: Education in the 17th Century

Tabletop Thursdays

Barnes and Noble Storytime

Flowers after 5 at Lewis Ginter

End of Summer Bash at Shady Grove Family YMCA

More Events on Thursday


Events on Friday, August 24

Chesterfield County Fair

Fridays on the Farm

Free Teachers’ Field Trip Open House at Maymont Nature Center

Animal Inside Out Extended Hours

Jake Owen

Ninja Night

Owl Prowl

More Events on Friday


Events on Saturday, August 25

Bark Ranger Event

August Educator Appreciation Shopping Weekends

Family Classics at The Byrd: The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Back to School OPEN HOUSE

Family Scavenger Hunt


Moonlight Ride

Young + Artful: Rock and Roll High School

More Events on Saturday


Events on Sunday, August 26

Weekend Early Morning Hours at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Settle Down Sunday

Midtown State Fair

Yoga at the Carytown Farmers Market

Free Screening: Iron Jawed Angels

Sunday Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tours

More Events on Sunday