The Richmond Folk Festival returns to the riverfront today and will continue through Sunday. We’re folk-using on the logistics so you can get the most out of the free festivities.
Friday | 6:30-10 p.m.
Saturday | 12-9:30 p.m.
Sunday | 12-6 p.m.
🪣 What to bring — and leave at home
Bring your ID to purchase adult beverages, chairs or blankets to watch performances, and donations to make a drop in the bucket and help keep the Folk Fest free. Cash is not accepted for drinks or festival merch, but other vendors may accept it.
Leave pets, coolers, large backpacks, alcohol, and flying objects at home.
🚌 Getting there
If you want to avoid the parking grind, take the bus. Routes 3A, 3B, 3C, and 87 will drop you at Belvidere and Holly (southbound) or Belvidere and War Memorial (northbound).
Rideshare drop-off is at 7th and Canal Street. Bike parking is on Spring Street.
There will also be a $5 shuttle to and from Dogwood Dell, where off-site parking will be available on Saturday and Sunday. Expect shuttles to run every half hour or so.
There are five major stages with performances all weekend, plus the Dominion Energy Dance Pavilion. Stages are located across festival grounds, from 2nd Street to Brown’s Island.
Other notable areas include the family area near 2nd Street and the Craft Marketplace in the Tredegar lot.
If you can’t make it one day but still want to listen, stream VPM or tune in to 107.3 FM or 93.1 FM for a live broadcast.
Ready to fest? Keep the pocket guide handy. We’ll see you by the river.