Richmond Folk Festival | Venture Richmond

September 27th, 2024 -
September 29th, 2024

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@ Brown's Island

Richmond Folk Festival

Save the Dates!

September 27-29, 2024

The Richmond Folk Festival will return this fall, live and in person, to celebrate its 20th anniversary the weekend of September 27-29, 2023. The festival has become one of Virginia’s largest, drawing fans each year to downtown Richmond’s riverfront to celebrate the roots, richness, and variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts, storytelling, and food.

The FREE event hosts 200,000 people over a three-day weekend. Featuring six stages and showcasing music and dance from more than 30 performing groups from around the nation and the world, the Richmond Folk Festival artists will once again make up a culturally diverse and artistically excellent program.

Visit the Official Richmond Folk Festival website for all information!

The Richmond Folk Festival is presented by Venture Richmond Events in partnership with the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), Virginia Humanities, Center for Cultural Vibrancy, Children’s Museum and the City of Richmond.

Canal Walk Construction

For the remainder of 2024, Canal Walk access to Brown’s Island from the east will be diverted to Tredegar Street via Haxall Point and 10th Street. Pedestrians will still be able to access the east side of the island using the the pedestrian Bridge located underneath the Manchester bridge off of Tredegar Street. Those with bikes or wheeled mobility devices will most easily access the island via the 5th St. pedestrian bridge. Brown’s Island will still be accessible from all other direction as normal, utilizing the the 5th and 7th Street pedestrian bridges, the vehicular bridge across from the Civil War Museum, and the “TPott” bridge from the south side of the river.

For a description of the project and a detailed map of the detours please visit the Dominion Energy website.

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