The 50th National Rally - June 8-10, 2023 - Meadow Event Park - 13191 Dawn Blvd, Doswell, VA

Things To Do at The Rally

Venture off the Rally Grounds for even more fun!

There's more to do in the area than you think! Here are some ideas for even more fun for you and your family to have while you're at the Rally. Or just send your family off to enjoy the area while you take in all the seminars, events, vendors, training and camaraderie that's always been part of your rally experience - either way, you're all set all weekend!

Every day during Rally Week!

Take Me Out to a Ball Game with the Richmond Flying Squirrels, the AA affiliate of the San Francisco Giants - and guess what? They're playing home games EVERY NIGHT OF THE RALLY! We've worked with the Flying Squirrels to secure discount tickets for any Rallygoers who want to make the quick ride downtown and visit the Diamond for a game. Use these links for access to tickets starting at just $7: Thursday, June 8 (6.35 PM) | Friday, June 9 (6.35 PM) | Saturday, June 10 (6.05 PM) | Sunday June 11 (1.35 PM)

Experience the supernatural side of Richmond with nightly (of course) Ghostly Walking Tours thanks to Haunts of Richmond. Dive into documented accounts of historical hauntings and true stories of RVA history with a dedicated guide - your Ghost Host - making sure you don't miss a thing! Start with a 60-minute Richmond Ghosts Walking Tour or the slightly longer 90-minute Extended Walking Ghost Tour (starting at 8 PM each night). Get deeper into specific aspects of RVA's spooky history with the Phantoms of Franklin Ghost Tour (Thursday, 8-9.15 PM), Shadows of Shockoe Ghost Tour (Friday, 7-8.30 PM), Haunted Capitol Hill Ghost Tour (Saturday, 7.30-9 PM) or Church Hill Chillers Ghost Tour (Saturday, 9-10.30 PM). Each tour investigates different landmarks in RVA - see the Haunts of Richmond website for full info and to register. Tours have a max of 15 participants and cost varies. Go early and get dinner downtown!

Just a quick ride down US 301 from the Rally Site is Hanover Tavern, a bonafide historical landmark in next-door Hanover County. Learn a bit about 18th-century life with a self-guided audio tour or venture back to 1942 and help the FBI find the spy in the Tavern with the Saboteur! Escape Challenge (max of 10 participants per time slot).

For those of you who are into museums, there are two fantastic/must-see spots in RVA: the Children's Museum of Richmond and the Science Museum of Richmond - both are tons of fun for all ages! Both museums are open from 9.30 AM to 5 PM each day of the rally. Ticket prices vary, but some folks can get in for free. The Science Museum has a special program called "Playing with Lights" running during the rally and featuring 22 exhibits dedicated to understanding how light affects our lives. The museums are next door to each other - put 2626 W Broad St, Richmond, into your GPS to find them.

No matter what you like to do, RVA has got you squared away with a wide variety of fun activities. Start with axe throwing at the Virginia Axe Company (2305 Commerce Center Dr, Rockville; call 804.944.0152 to book groups up to 75 people). Visit any time between noon and 9.30 PM Thursday, Friday or Saturday, or between noon and 5.30 PM on Sunday. Follow up target practice and team building with some brisk rounds of laser tag at Mission Laser RVA's 7,000-square-foot multi-level arena at 889 Research Rd in Richmond. Enjoy laser tag from 4-8 PM on Thursday, 4-10 PM on Friday, 11 AM to 10 PM Saturday, or 1-7 PM on Sunday.

Bogeys Sports Park (1675 Ashland Rd, Richmond) is your go-to destination for all things golf - plus batting cages! Open every day from 10 AM to 7 PM. From the driving range to up to 36 holes of "Little Links" and regular mini-golf, your need to swing golf clubs is sure to be satisfied. If you're more into swinging bats, BSP has you covered in slow- and fast-pitch softball and baseball scenarios. Prices start at just $3.

For all the speed freaks coming to the rally, check out K1 Racing (1365 Carmia Way, Richmond) to satisfy your indoor go-kart racing needs. Race at speeds up to 45 MPH with K1's all-electric fleet. Purchase 1-3 race passes or get the Speedpass for $65, which includes a cool T-shirt! Open Thursday from noon to 10 PM, Friday from noon to midnight, Saturday from 10 AM to midnight and Sunday from 10 AM to 10 PM. After 8 PM on Friday and Saturday are adult-only races. Call (804) 378-6066 for more info or (855) 517-7333 to book a group of 8 or more people.


Movie Night at Meadow Pavilion - join us for fantastic movies, documentaries and racing just up the hill at the rally site.

For you serious golfers, RVA has two prime destinations: TopGolf (2308 Westwood Ave, Richmond) and Drive Shack (1647 Four Rings Dr, Richmond). At Drive Shack, up to 6 people can have fun (and a little friendly competition) and grab a quick meal from 10 AM to 11 PM on Thursday or 10 AM to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Prices vary based on the time of day. TopGolf is well-known nationwide for their bowling alley-like approach to swinging a club, and like Drive Shack can handle up to 6 people per "lane." Hours are the same as those for Drive Shack, and similarly, prices vary based on the time of day.

Thursday & Friday

Bus Tours to the Udvar-Hazy Center (part of the National Air & Space Museum), where you can see the Space Shuttle Discovery, a retired SST supersonic airliner, an SR-71 spy plane and many more intact aircraft important to national and world history. Includes a windshield tour of DC monuments and a stop at Arlington National Cemetery. These tours run from 8 AM to about 4.30 PM on Thursday and Friday of rally week and there are ONLY 45 SEATS AVAILABLE PER TOUR - find out more and register soon! Deadlines are approaching!

For MOA members and other rallygoers staying at the Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center, we've cooked up some really special breakfasts and dinners for you on Thursday & Friday. Each meal will feature rally-related guest speakers, so be sure to sign up - watch this space for registration info when it's available. Breakfast is 7-9.30 AM; dinner is 6-9 PM.

Tour & Tasting at A. Smith Bowman Distillery (1 Bowman Dr, Fredericksburg) if spirits entice you more than beer, you won't want to miss out on this unique opportunity to tour & taste at Virginia's oldest continuously operating distillery just a few miles north of the rally site. This event will run from 5.30-11 PM on both Thursday and Friday; more details and how to register will be posted soon, so be sure to check back often.


The B.A. Sunderlin Bellfoundry is the only place in the entire country casting bells with the swept-loam method, a process used to provide exquisite detail and high quality in everything they do—and you can take a tour since the foundry is only a few miles from the rally site. Tours are available on Thursdays by appointment only and include a pour. Visit for more information.

Live music at Industrial Taphouse (10392 Leadbetter Rd, Ashland) Shows start at 7 PM, but happy hour runs 3-9 PM, so don't feel like you have to wait for showtime to arrive. No cover charge and no reservations. Visit their Instagram or Facebook pages for details.

Trivia Nights are big everywhere, and RVA is no exception! Intermission Beer Company (10089 Brook Rd, Unit A, Glen Allen) runs theirs from 7-9 PM; prizes vary but even if you don't win, you can have some great pizza, pretzels and beer. Over at Vito's Pizzeria (9555-M Kings Charter Dr, Ashland), the contest runs 6-8 PM. Pit your knowledge of obscure minutiae against other patrons.

If trivia isn't your thing, head over to Karaoke Night at Isley Brewery (1715 Summit Ave, Richmond) to sing along with your friends and everybody's favorite songs. Happy hour runs 4-6 PM, so pre-game to sing your heart out from 7-9 PM. For more music fun, check out Music Bingo at Benchtop Brewing (434 Hull St, Richmond) from 7-9 PM - five in a row and you win!

Friday & Saturday

Comedy at The Funny Bone (11800 W Broad St #1090 in downtown Richmond) Join comedian Steve Trevino - known as "America's favorite husband" - at The Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant and laugh yourself silly. Trevino has played sold out shows all over the country and appeared on Amazon Prime, Netflix, HBO Max, Showtime and more as well as opening for Pitbull. Two shows each evening - 7.30 & 10 on Friday, 7 & 9.45 on Saturday. Grab dinner while you're there and remember these are adult-only (21 & up) shows. Tickets start at $37.

Comedy Club Series Kickoff at The Park check out this new comedy series featuring a variety of top names in modern comedy. Shows run 7-9 PM, tickets are $15 or $20. Six cuisines to choose from on the grounds! If comedy isn't your thing, there's more to do at The Park, including mini-golf and duckpin bowling. The address is 1407 Cummings Dr, Richmond, but use 2601 Durham for your GPS.


BREWFEST IS BACK! This popular rally event offers attendees a chance to sample the best local beers and ciders no matter where the rally is, and every year it has sold out quickly. In Richmond, it's running on Friday from 1-5 PM and brewmasters will be on hand to discuss the flavor, process and love for craft beer. $25 entry fee lets you sample (responsibly, of course) 20+ local beers and the first 1,000 through the door take home a commemorative Rally Brewfest taster glass. You must be 21 years old on the day of BREWFEST to participate. Register now for BREWFEST 2023!

Trivia Night at Meadow Pavilion - satisfy your itch to share everything you know right up the hill at the rally site, starting at 7 PM. Registration is open now! Team sizes limited to 10 people, but you don't need a team to participate.

Richmond has a lot to offer foodies, and you can take in both the food and the great summer weather with the Scott's Addition Food Tour from 2-4.30 PM - and still get back to the rally grounds in time for the evening entertainment! The tour stops at up to six different popular local restaurants/breweries and costs $72 per person.


Cars & Coffee Car/Motorcycle Show at Regency Square Mall (1420 N Parham Rd, Richmond/Henrico) One of the "Best Places to Show Off Your Ride" (according to Richmond Magazine) is not far from the rally site, and easily accessible. Visit between 8-10 AM and enjoy some local cars, motorcycles and hospitality.

Live music at O'Toole's (4800 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond) Barry Charlton has gotten the band back together and will be performing at this popular local pub for your listening pleasure. Get there early and enjoy dinner!

You can also drop into Intermission Beer Co (10089-A Brook Rd, Glen Allen) for Family Game Night, 5-9 PM and play one of their games or bring your own! (because everybody knows no motorcycle trip is complete without your copy of Sorry! in the saddlebag lol) No cost beyond your share of their delicious food and fantastic beer.

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