Road Trip: Experience Richmond, Virginia this fall up close and distant

The health issue around the country changes a lot of things but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Richmond, Virginia.

This fall there is a lot to do in Virginia, from the changing fall foliage to the hikes in the mountains and even final 2020 trips to the beach.

The city of Richmond, Virginia is rich in history and the surrounding areas offer beautiful hiking trails, biking trails, and this fall will offer a wide variety of events both in-person and virtual for travelers to enjoy.

Virtual events this fall

Afrikana IFF

The Afikana Independent Film Festival enters it’s 5th year and this time around, it will be a virtual experience that will allow you to enjoy it without having to go anywhere! The event that showcases global black cinema is going on now until the 20th.

2nd Street Festival

On October 3rd and 4th, the 2nd Street Festival will kick-off its 32nd year. The event celibrates the Jackson Ward community in downtown Richmond and will include local musical talent, cooking demonstrations, and virtual tours.

Richmond Folk Festival 

October 9th, 10th, and 11th, will provide another virtual opportunity with this three-day event that will use radio, television, and streaming to bring the festival to you. Highlights include artists, cooking demonstrations, and even an interactive scavenger hunt!

Fire, Flour, and Fork

Yes, it is exactly what you would think. A culinary adventure for the senses! Starting on October 15th, the virtual event will happen on four consecutive Thursday nights through November 7th.

For more virtual fall festivals and local activities, click here! 


In-person events are also going to happen as Virginia takes your safety very seriously. With social distancing guidelines and health safety procedures in place, you can get out of your home and get out into the real world once again!

Richmond Symphony

Need a little music in your life? Who doesn’t actually? The Richmon Symphony is back open and bringing you a great fall lineup of live shows and even virtual live streams. On the 26th of September, the events will kick-off with a free open-air concert in Pocahontas State Park.

Jolene Family Winery

In these tough times, who doesn’t need a little relaxation with a glass of wine? The Jolene Family Winery is new winery in Richmond. Family owned and located in New Kent, Va. on Pocahontas Trail by Tom Brooks Lake. Live Music in the Vines events will run every Sunday in October starting the 11th.

For more events in the Richmond, Virginia area click here.