Jan 14 Sun
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Freedom Classic
Starts at: 7pm

The 22nd annual Freedom Classic Festival returns to RVA on January 8-14, 2018. Join us in commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement with a weekend full of activities featuring the marquee matchup between Virginia State and Virginia Union basketball teams.

In addition to the basketball game between Virginia State and Virginia Union, Sunday is packed with tons of activities for the entire family, including a high school drumline competition, a gospel showcase, a college fair, and a special halftime performance.

Throughout the week the festival features events designed to help uplift and enrich area youth with event like STEM–ED connects, MEGA mentors fine art benefit & sale, and a leadership summit.

This years the Freedom Classic wants to encourage everyone to “Get Active” about their future by investing in their careers, education, finances, health and wellness and social causes. The events throughout the week will touch on each of these topics.


Tickets are available at the sweetFrog box office at Richmond Coliseum, by phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at Ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices subject to applicable fees. Prices and sections subject to change.