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Tourism and Leisure
Tourism and Leisure - Annual Events

January  

  • Winter Lecture Series – Chesterfield Historical Society – Dates and topics TBD, 7 p.m. Free for members, fee for nonmembers. www.ChesterfieldHistory.com or 804-796-7131.
  • Virginia Dance Festival – Held the fourth Saturday, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., at James River High School. Includes performances by Richmond-area dance groups performing tap, hip-hop, jazz, ballet, classical, ballroom, and more. Fee. www.VirginiaDanceFestival.com or 804-739-7600.

February 

  • Black History Month – Includes lectures, African dance, puppet shows, storytelling and more throughout the month. Free. Chesterfield.gov.
  • Winter Lecture Series – Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia – Dates and topics TBD, 7 p.m. Free for members, Fee for nonmembers.  www.ChesterfieldHistory.comor 804-796-7131.
  • Banff Mountain Film Festival – Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation. Films about travel to exotic places and those celebrating outdoor lifestyles. Dates TBD. Fee. Parks and Recreation or 804-748-1623.

April  

  • Confederate History and Heritage Day – Chesterfield Historical Society – held on the first Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Activities include speeches, living-history demonstrations, period music, exhibits, and a wreath-laying ceremony at the Confederate monument. Free. www.ChesterfieldHistory.com or 804-796-7131.
  • Celebration of the Vine – Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce – held on the third Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Enjoy tastings from 18 Virginia wineries, food, crafts and live entertainment. Fee. www.ChesterfieldChamber.com or 804-748-6364 ext. 6.
  • James River Days – Lectures, programs and events April-October. www.JRAC-va.org.
  • Spring Break Camp – Henricus Historical Park – Ages 8-12. Explore the life of a 17th-century child. Participate in militia drills, help in the forge and carpentry shops, learn Colonial-era games, do household jobs and trade with Powhatan Indians. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., date TBD. Registration required. Fee. www.Henricus.org or 804-748-1613.
  • Fool for Art – A free, fun educational event held on the second Saturday. Participate in more than 100 free educational sessions and hands-on activities, shop at original art and craft vendors, and get their hands dirty celebrating Earth Day. Free. jttc.edu or 804-594-1527.

May  

  • Columbia Muddy Buddy – Held on the first Sunday, 8 a.m.. Teams of two traverse a 6-7 mile off-road course and five obstacles, with members alternating running and riding a bike. At the end of the race, racers crawl through the infamous Mud Pit crossing the finish line together. Fee. www.Muddy-Buddy.competitor.com.
  • Mother's Day Tea – Chesterfield Historical Society – held on the Wednesday before Mother's Day at Magnolia Grange, 1 p.m. Reservations required. Fee. www.ChesterfieldHistory.com or 804-796-7131.
  • Bon Air Victorian Day – Festival and parade held near Mother's Day. Begins with a parade of antique cars and bands. A celebration of Americana, a celebration where families and friends gather for food, games and entertainment. Free. BonAirHistoricalSociety.org.
  • Music and Food Festival – Held on the third Sunday, noon-6:30 p.m. Fee. www.PositiveVibecafe.com.
  • James River Days – Lectures, programs and events April-Oct. www.JRAC-va.org.
  • Musket, Sword and Pike – Henricus Historical Park – Date TBD, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Experience a day in the life of the soldiers of Sir Thomas Dale's militia. Participate in a drill and see demonstrations of tactics, armor and weaponry. Fee. www.Henricus.org or 804-748-1613.

June  

  • Pocahontas Premieres! – Summer performances featuring rising and established performers from across the state, 6-9 p.m. Pocahontas State Park. Fee. www.DCR.virginia.gov or 804-796-4255.
  • James River Regional Cleanup – James River Advisory Council – Held on the second Saturday. Hundreds of volunteers on foot and on boats pick up trash, recyclable materials, tires and more at multiple sites along the James. www.JRAC-va.org or 804-748-1623.
  • The Taste of India – The Cultural Center of India – held on the last weekend, noon-9 p.m. A cultural event featuring music, dance, food and more. Free. CCIva.org or 804-536-2524.
  • James River Days – Lectures, programs and events April-October. www.JRAC-va.org.
  • Camp Pocahontas – Henricus Historical Park, Campers, aged 6-10, will explore the life and importance of Pocahontas and the culture of the Powhatan people compared with the culture of the English colonists. Date TBD, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee. Registration required. www.Henricus.org or 804-748-1613.

July  

  • The Fourth of July Celebration – July 4 at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5 p.m. and fireworks begin at dark. Includes activity area for kids and entertainment. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Free.  www.chesterfield.gov/parks or 804-748-1623.
  • Pocahontas Premieres! – Summer performances featuring rising and established performers from across the state, 6-9 p.m. Pocahontas State Park. Fee. www.DCR.virginia.gov or 804-796-4255.
  • James River Days – Lectures, programs and events April-October. www.JRAC-va.org.

August  

  • The 1622 Survival Camp – Children, aged 11-16, learn how to be a colonial re-enactor, participating in activities such as musketeer drills, carpentry, blacksmithing, gardening, laundry and sewing. Date TBD, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration required. Fee. www.Henricus.org or 804-748-1613.
  • Chesterfield County Fair – Held at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds from the last Friday in August through the first Sunday in September. Activities include rides, racing pigs, a petting zoo, exhibits and displays. Live entertainment included with daily admission. Fee. www.ChesterfieldCountyFair.org or 804-768-0148.
  • Pocahontas Premieres! – Summer performances featuring rising and established performers from across the state, 6-9 p.m. Pocahontas State Park. Fee. www.DCR.virginia.gov or 804-796-4255.
  • James River Days – Lectures, programs and events change annually. www.JRAC-va.org.

September  

  • Pocahontas Premieres! – Summer performances featuring rising and established performers from across the state, 6-9 p.m. Pocahontas State Park. Fee. www.DCR.virginia.gov or 804-796-4255.
  • Publick Days – Henricus Historical Park – held on the third weekend and featuring living-history interpreters portraying English colonists and Virginia Indians demonstrating the agricultural, domestic and military skills of both cultures. Parking fee. www.Henricus.org or 804-748-1613.
  • ChesterFest – Held on the fourth Saturday. Features arts and crafts vendors, music and dance, 5K run, bike ride, games, a Kids Zone, dog show and other contests. Free.
  • James River Days – Lectures, programs and events April-October. www.JRAC-va.org.

October  

  • Eppington Heritage Day – Held on the first Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Experience colonial history and plantation life. Activities include games, period music and dancing, storytelling, carriage rides, crafts and living history. Free. 804-751-4946.
  • James River Days – Lectures, programs and events April-October. www.JRAC-va.org.
  • Midlothian Village Day Festival and Craft Fair –Held on the third Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Features crafters, community booths, games, entertainment, food vendors and more. Free. www.MidlothianFestival.net.
  • Historic Tours of Mid-Lothian Mines – Held on the third Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Living history demonstrations, period music, children's activities and guided tours. The event is offered in conjunction with Midlothian Village Day Festival. Free. www.MidloMines.org or 804-751-4946.
  • Things That Go Bump In The Night – Henricus Historical Park – Date TBD, 7-9 p.m. Experience an evening of spellbinding accounts and legendary tales as storytellers relive old English legends and folklore. Fee. www.Henricus.org or 804-748-1613.
  • Haunted Lantern Tour – Chesterfield Historical Society - held on the Friday before Halloween, 7-10 p.m. Explore the paranormal activity of Magnolia Grange. For ages 8 and older. Registration required. Fee. www.ChesterfieldHistory.com or 804-796-7131.

November  

  • Christmas Through the Ages Open House – Chesterfield Historical Society – held on first Saturday, 1-4 p.m. See decorations of Colonial and Victorian periods at Magnolia Grange. Free. www.ChesterfieldHistory.com or 796-7131.
  • Christmas Tea – Chesterfield Historical Society – held on the first or second Wednesday, 1 p.m. at Magnolia Grange. Fee. www.ChesterfieldHistory.com or 804-796-7131.
  • Veteran's Day Ceremony – Chesterfield Historical Society – Nov. 11, 2 p.m. on the 1917 Courthouse Green. Free. www.ChesterfieldHistory.com or 804-796-7131.
  • Pocahontas and the Powhatan People – Date TBD, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fee. Details: www.Henricus.org or 804-748-1613.

December  

  • James River Parade of Lights – A lighted boat parade held on the second Saturday and sponsored by the James River Advisory Council. Spectators line the shore lines at several viewing sites. www.JRAC-va.org.
  • Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade – Held on the second Sunday, 2 p.m. Free. www.ChesterKiwanis.org or 804-240-5611.