October 8th, 2021 -
October 10th, 2021

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The 2021 Richmond Folk Festival: Live and In-Person

October 8-10, 2021

The Richmond Folk Festival will return this fall, live and in person, to celebrate its 17th anniversary the weekend of October 8-10, 2021. 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, three-day event is presented by Venture Richmond Events, in partnership with the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), the Virginia Folklife Program, the Center for Cultural Vibrancy, the Children’s Museum, and the City of Richmond.

Featuring six stages and showcasing music and dance from more than 30 artists from around the nation and the world, the Richmond Folk Festival is today announcing the first six artists of what will once again be a culturally diverse and impressive program.

More information on the festival and additional artists performing this year will follow later this summer as we continue to follow CDC and state guidelines for Covid-19 protocol for large outdoor events. A commitment to safety and adherence to local, state, and federal ordinances and guidelines is crucial.

The Richmond Folk Festival is sponsored in part by: Dominion Energy, CoStar Group, Community Foundation, WestRock, CarMax, City of Richmond, and Brown Distributing

Festival Hours

  • Friday, October 8: 6:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Saturday, October 9: 1:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Sunday, October 10: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Visit the Official Richmond Folk Festival website for more information!

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