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2nd Street Festival October 1-2, 2016

One of the mid-Atlantic’s premier street festivals, the 2nd Street Festival celebrates its 28th Anniversary in 2016 The free event, which has been voted one of the Top 20 Festivals in the Mid-Atlantic region, draws 35,000+ people to 2nd Street each year in downtown Richmond’s historic Jackson Ward. The Second Street Festival celebrates the rich culture of the Jackson Ward neighborhood, a historically African-American community which at one time was known as the Harlem of the South. Today, Jackson Ward continues to be a thriving neighborhood and community, and the 2nd Street Festival is an annual celebration and homecoming which boasts four stages and continuous entertainment, artists and artisans, crafts, a Children’s Area and shopping.