Venture Richmond events

From community forums to holiday parades to cultural celebrations, Venture Richmond is proud to host an eclectic mix of some of the city’s most exciting events. Alcohol is served at most of our events and a government-issued ID is required.

Frequently asked questions

Is there parking available?

Yes. Check out each festival’s special section on this site for specific information on parking.

Where can I stay overnight?

There are many hotels downtown. Here are just a few located within a mile or two of the Canal Walk and Brown’s Island.

  • Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel
    901 Bank Street
    Phone: (804) 343-7300
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel
    555 East Canal Street
    Phone: (804) 788-0900
  • Doubletree Hotel Richmond Downtown
    301 West Franklin Street
    Phone: (804) 644-9871
  • Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown
    501 East Broad Street
    Phone: (804) 344-4300
  • Holiday Inn Express
    201 East Cary Street
    Phone: (804) 788-1600
  • Linden Row Inn
    First and Franklin streets
    Phone: (804) 783-7000
  • Richmond Marriott Hotel
    500 East Broad Street
    Phone: (804) 643-3400
  • Omni Richmond Hotel
    100 South 12th Street
    Phone: (804) 344-7000
  • The Berkeley Hotel
    12th and Cary streets
    Phone: (804) 780-1300
  • The Jefferson Hotel
    101 West Franklin Street
    Phone: (804) 788-8000

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If it’s raining, does the show go on?

Most of our events go on, rain or shine. However, Friday Cheers may occasionally be canceled if torrential rain is occurring and the forecast calls for massive amounts of rainfall throughout the evening. Events may also be postponed or interrupted if weather appears dangerous or may be dangerous.

What can’t I bring with me?

Items that are not permitted include, but are not limited to:

  • Pets (service animals are permitted)
  • Large backpacks, bags, coolers, etc.
  • Alcohol
  • Bottles/glass containers
  • Contraband (drugs and weapons)
  • Laser pointers
  • Bikes, skateboards, inline skates
  • Flying objects (kites, Frisbees, footballs, etc.)

Security is on site at each festival, and all items are subject to search at any time.

Recording equipment (audio and video), cameras (video and flash) may be restricted at certain events at the request of the artist(s).

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Can I bring a blanket or lawn chair?

Yes, please make yourself comfortable.

Is there an ATM on the site?

Most Venture Richmond events have ATMs onsite with the exception of Easter on Parade.

Are there restrooms?

Yes, there are portable toilets located throughout event sites, including handicapped bathrooms.

Is smoking allowed?

Yes, but please help us keep the event site clean. Remember to dispose of cigarette butts and other trash in the proper receptacles.

May I leave the event and come back?

Yes. Re-entry is acceptable at all free events. For Friday Cheers, re-entry will be permitted with a hand stamp.

Will I have fun?

Absolutely! Enjoy all that downtown Richmond has to offer.

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