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Events in RichmondIn addition to its many cultural and historic landmarks, this destination hosts a number of outstanding festivals and events that may coincide with your visit.

February is a busy month in the capital, with the Richmond Camping RV Expo early in the month and the Richmond Boat Show mid-month; both are held at the Richmond Raceway Complex.

In April, Dominion Family Easter draws families with young kids to the Maymont estate with Easter egg hunts, puppet and magic shows and hands-on activities. Occurring along four blocks of Monument Avenue every Easter Sunday, the Easter on Parade event includes arts and crafts vendors, music and a petting zoo.

Historic Garden Week takes place throughout the state at various times in late April. During this special event, private homes and gardens, and historic venues are opened up to the public for viewing. In early May Byrd Park is home to Arts in the Park , one of the largest outdoor craft shows on the East Coast.

In November the Science Museum of Virginia presents the Craft and Design Show , during which more than 50 craftspeople display their wares. Also in November is the Capital of The Confederacy Civil War Show , with exhibitors and vendors setting up shop at the Richmond Raceway Complex. Running from late November to mid-January at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Dominion GardenFest of Lights features holiday lights and decorations, along with plenty of fun family-friendly activities.

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Richmond, VA

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Travel Information

City Population

204,214

Elevation

15 ft.

Sales Tax

Virginia levies a 5.3 percent sales tax, which includes a 1 percent tax levied by city or county governments. The Richmond area has a lodging tax of 8 percent.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(804) 646-5100

Hospitals

Bon Secours-St. Mary's Hospital, (804) 285-2011; Henrico Doctors' Hospital, (804) 289-4500; VCU Medical Center, (804) 828-9000.

Visitor Information

405 N. Third St. Richmond, VA 23219. Phone:(804)783-7450 or (800)370-9004

Air Travel

Richmond International Airport

Rental Cars

Hertz, at Richmond International Airport, offers discounts to AAA members; phone (804) 222-7228 or (800) 654-3080.

Rail Service

Amtrak train service is available at 7519 Staples Mill Rd., (800) 872-7245, and at historic Main Street Station at 500 E. Main St., (804) 646-2041.

Buses

The Greyhound Lines Inc. bus terminal is at 2910 N. Boulevard St. across from The Diamond baseball field; phone (804) 254-5910.

Taxis

Some of the larger cab companies include Galaxy, (804) 560-4408; Yellow, (804) 222-7300; and Richmond Taxi, (804) 439-0009. Base fare is $2.50 for the first one-fifth mile, 50c for each additional one-fifth mile and 50c for each 80-second period of delay, including traffic. Base fare rises $1 for each additional passenger over age 6 and for rides between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. A $2 access fee is added to fares originating at the airport.

Public Transportation

The Greater Richmond Transit Co. (GRTC) operates buses throughout most of the city and parts of Henrico County. The base fare for local routes is $1.50. Transfers cost 25c. Transfers must be purchased at the time your initial fare is paid. Reduced rates are available for senior citizens and the physically impaired. Go Cards, used in lieu of cash by customers boarding GRTC vehicles, are available for advance purchase at retail locations throughout the Richmond area for $10. Phone (804) 358-4782.

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