The Festival of the Arts has been a Richmond tradition since 1956! With its eclectic mix of old and new, the Festival of Arts has become one of Richmond’s cultural treasures. Through our programming, the Festival of Arts strives to bring the Richmond community some of the most innovative and avant-garde performers, while also respecting the value and importance of traditional and classical works.
Throughout June, July, and August, a variety of shows can be enjoyed at the “Dell” including classical music and dance; drama, comedy, and musical theatre; reggae, pop, swing, rhythm and blues, rock, jazz and contemporary music concerts. The Festival of Arts is flavored for every taste. Come early for a seat in the amphitheatre or bring a blanket to sit in the surrounding park.
The Festival of Arts also incorporates a children’s series with performances at the Ha’ Penny stage behind the Carillon. See the opportunities for kids below. For more details and directions, visit the Dogwood Dell webpage.
On the Ha’Penny Stage
16 Jonathan Austin – juggler 4 pm
19 Dylan Pritchett – storyteller 11 am
21 Let’s Try on An Opera – opera 11 am
26 Muggivan School of Dance – Irish dance 11 am
28 Megan Hicks – storyteller and origami artist 11 am
7 Applause Unlimited – Hans Christian Andersen (puppetry) 4 pm
10 Diggity Dudes – kid rock 11 am
12 Safety House – Richmond Fire Department 11 am
14 Clowning Around with Shakespeare – theatre 4 pm
17 Recycling Music – music 11 am
26 SPARC – theatre 11 am
28 Uncle Ty-Rone and His Box Full of Fun – ventriloquist 4 pm
2 Life Stage – theatre 11 am