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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 coming soon!

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2022 2nd Street Festival Sponsors


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