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2022 2nd Street Festival

2nd Street Festival

The 2nd Street Festival is a FREE, two-day community festival and annual celebration of the Historic Jackson Ward neighborhood in downtown Richmond

The 2nd Street Festival in Richmond returns in 2022 for its 34th anniversary on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2. This community festival celebrates the rich culture of the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood in Downtown Richmond. This FREE event is produced by Venture Richmond Events, a subsidiary of Venture Richmond, Inc.

Over the years, 2nd Street Festival has grown to be one of the Mid-Atlantic's largest street festivals. Thousands visit historic Jackson Ward to reminisce about the days when 2nd Street was the heart and soul of Richmond's Black community and was known as “the Harlem of the South.” Today, Jackson Ward continues to be a thriving neighborhood and the 2nd Street Festival serves as its annual celebration and homecoming.

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How To Be A Vendor

2022 vendor information and applications are now available

We are accepting applications that represent the following:

  • African American artwork and/or crafts
  • Items that reflect the history of the heyday of 2nd Street
  • Original African American handcrafted items

Applications must be returned by 5:00 p.m. on June 15,2022. With your signed and completed application, please enclose three (3) photographs of your merchandise/work. If you would like your photographs returned, please enclose a self-addressed envelope with the correct amount of postage.

If you are selected to participate, you will be notified by July 11,2022. Please do not send any fees until you have received notification of acceptance.

Download the 2022 Marketplace Vendor Application here!
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2022 2nd Street Festival Sponsors


If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, please email for a full list of sponsorship opportunities.

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