Jackson Ward on Wheels Food and Trolley Tour
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Announcing a New Event for the 2nd Street Festival

Enjoy a historic trolley & food tour of Jackson Ward on September 28th

Join UnlockingRVA and Venture Richmond Events as we introduce you to a new event in anticipation of the 31st Annual 2nd Street Festival!

Jackson Ward on Wheels is a trolley tour of the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood with five stops along the way at popular restaurants for passengers to experience tastes of Jackson Ward. On the trolley tour, passengers will also enjoy a narration about historic sites given by Gary Flowers of the Historic Jackson Ward Association. The trolley tour culminates at the 2nd Street Festival’s esteemed poster unveiling reception at the Hippodrome Theater, that celebrates a local artist and their original artwork commissioned for the 2019 2nd Street Festival. This reception includes live music by DJ Lonnie B.

Jackson Ward on Wheels allows passengers to learn more about the neighborhood in a hands-on way, enjoying both the historic aspects and everything new that it has to offer. Restaurant stops include Salt & Forge, Soul Taco, Max's on Broad, Fatty Smokes and Urban Hang Suite. There are only 50 tour tickets available, so be sure to get yours when they go on sale August 14! Proceeds from Jackson Ward on Wheels benefit the 2nd Street Festival.

What's On the Menu:

Stop 1: Salt & Forge

Chicken Biscuit, Curried Chickpea & Coleslaw Shooter

Stop 2: Soul Taco

1 Taco and Specialty Coca-Cola

Stop 3: Max's on Broad

Sliders and Frites Sampler

Stop 4: Fatty Smokes

1 Rib, 1 Side, Popover and 3oz Beer Pairing

Stop 5: Urban Hang Suite

Assorted Desserts

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, September 28th
  • Time: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tour starts: Hippodrome Theater, 528 N 2nd Street
  • Tickets are available for purchase starting Wednesday, August 14th.
  • Tickets cost $100 per person and include the narrated tour and pre-fixe food and beverages.

Special Thanks To:

RVA on Wheels for their donation and the participating restaurants: Salt & Forge, Soul Taco, Max's on Broad, Fatty Smokes and Urban Hang Suite.

Buy your tickets for Jackson Ward on Wheels today!