Ongoing Events

The Historic Richmond Depot District is proud to host several free, family-friendly events each year for our community.

Annual Events

Old Fashion Christmas Festival in Richmond, Indiana
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Free Kid's Train Ride at Old Fashion Christmas Festival, Richmond, Indiana
When: December 1, 8 & 15, 2015
Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Historic Richmond Depot Distric and Richmond Furniture Gallery
180 Fort Wayne Avenue
Richmond, Indiana

Admission/Parking FREE
Free Family Event! Live Reindeer, Santa Claus, Kid’s Train Rides, Model Trains, Free Balloon Art & Face Painting, Luminary Walk, Stilt-Walking Elves, Camel and Pony Rides, Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, English-Double Decker Bus Rides, Christmas Caroling and Much, Much More!
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Model Train Christmas Fantasy Land, Richmond, Indiana
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Christmas Festival

Christmas time is a special time of year in the Historic Richmond Depot District. During this magical season our neighborhood comes alive with attractions and events for young and old alike.

FREE Face Painting and Balloon Art!

Christmas Festival

You will feel the spirit of the season as you stroll through our historic neighborhood aglow with twinkling lights and luminaries. Voices of children singing Christmas carols will evoke your memories of Christmas past.

Enjoy a steaming cup of hot apple cider and delicious Christmas cookies while you take a ride on our Horse-Drawn Carriage and Wagon. Then, take an exciting trip on an Old Fashioned English Double-Decker Bus!

Watch your children’s excitement when they see a favorite attraction, Children’s Train Rides on the Christmas Express in the Winter Wonderland room at The Richmond Furniture Gallery. This room also features one of the world’s largest Christmas Murals and a Fantasyland Train Display. The display features several trains that run around an old fashioned Richmond, Indiana landscape. After the trains, your children (and those of you young at heart) can have your picture taken with Santa Claus!

Please join us on Tuesday evenings for food, fun and festivities that your entire family will enjoy. Admission and parking is free.

English Double Decker Bus Tours the Old Fashion Christmas Festival in Richmond, Indiana

Children Caroling at Old Fashion Christmas Festival, Richmond, Indiana
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Christmas Festival

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Historic Depot District Oktoberfest Celebration!
October 2015

Break out your Lederhosen and brush up on your German! Come celebrate the coming of Oktober with friends and soon-to-be-made friends at this year’s OKTOBERFEST in the Historic Depot District of Richmond, Indiana! During this family friendly event, enjoy delicious German food & try locally made beer from the Depot District’s New Boswell Brewery while playing games, listening to live music and browsing locally made goods and crafts at the street fair. Highlights of the event include:

  • Huge Street Fair featuring Local Handmade Arts, Crafts & Antiques
  • Free Live Music at Little Sheba’s Restaurant and the 4th Floor Blues Club Parking Lot
  • Beer Garden featuring New Boswell Brewing Company – Richmond’s first brewery in over 100 years!
  • Model Trains by the Richmond Railroader Society at Richmond Furniture Gallery
  • Free Kids Train Bouncer at Richmond Furniture Gallery
  • Free Kids Face Painting at Richmond Furniture Gallery
  • Fabulous Ullery’s Ice Cream
  • And Much, Much More!

For a vendor application or to become a sponsor, contact Rick Parker at or (765) 966-3614 or 800-966-3614

Sidewalk Sale

Memorial Day Parking Lot Sale-A-Bration
May 2015

The Depot District kicks off the summer season with Patriotic Red, White & Blue displays throughout our neighborhood. During this two-day event, you'll find the lowest prices of the season at Richmond Furniture Gallery. Save up to 90% OFF! One-of-a-kinds and close-outs, too!

For more information, contact Richmond Furniture Gallery at 765-939-3325 or email

Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale

Sidewalk Sale

Taste of Italy - Italian Street Festival
May 16th, 2015

Enjoy what the Italian call “La Dolce Vita” or “The Sweet Life” during the Depot District’s Taste of Italy Italian-American Festival.

For a vendor application or to become a sponsor, contact Rick Parker at or (765) 966-3614 or 800-966-3614

Sidewalk Sale

"Blast at The Overpass" Independence Day Celebration
July 2015

Join us in the Historic Richmond Depot District for our Annual Blast at the Overpass Independence Day Celebration! It's the place to be before and after the Richmond Fireworks. Enjoy Live Music and Great Food and Drinks at the 4th Floor Blues Club's Outdoor Beer Garden.

For more information, contact Rick Parker at or (765) 966-3614 or 800-966-3614