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Fall Break in Richmond

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement encourages University of Richmond students to use their Fall Break to take advantage of the dynamic offerings of the Richmond region and learn about the city in which they study and live.

Explore Arts and Culture

Richmond Folk Festival (Friday, October 12-Sunday, October 14)

Last year this festival attracted more than 220,000 people to downtown Richmond's riverfront to celebrate the roots, richness and variety of American culture through music, dance traditional crafts, storytelling and food. The Richmond Folk Festival has become one of Virginia’s largest and most-loved events of the year and has been voted as the best musical festival in Richmond several years running. The 2018 Festival will bring a new and similarly amazing list of performers, artists and exhibitors.

Shuttles will leave from the Transportation Hub. Click here for more information.

There are opportunities to attend or to volunteer at the Richmond Folk Festival.

DIY Service Project

The CCE will host a DIY service project on Saturday, October 13th from 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. in the CCE Think Tank to give members of the UR community the opportunity to participate in service on campus. We will be creating crayon art kits for the Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton (NRC). The NRC provides year-round programming for youth, and would like to provide alternative, creative options so they do not have to turn any youth away from their center. DIY volunteers are needed to assist in creating the crayon art kits for youth to use at the center to keep them happy and engaged.

Explore Richmond’s Museums

The CCE is sponsoring museum tours on Sunday, October 14! Explore the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art (10a.m.-12:00p.m.) or The Valentine (12:30p.m.-2:30p.m.). Transportation support will be provided, click here to register. Feel free to also take a look at additional museums the city has to offer:

*Take the UR Downtown shuttle to Thompson & Grove, and walk 7 blocks down Grove. Note that the UR Downtown shuttle only runs Monday through Friday.

**Take shuttle to UR Downtown; both locations are within a quick 10-15 minute walk. Note that the UR Downtown shuttle only runs Monday through Friday.

And if you are already near UR Downtown, be sure to check out: the City Hall Observation DeckCapitol Square, and Richmond on Broad Cafe.