Weekend Event Picks: Richmond Folk Festival, Festival of India, Kickin’ Chicken WingFest, and more

Weekend Event Picks: Richmond Folk Festival, Festival of India, Kickin’ Chicken WingFest, and more

The Richmond Folk Festival returns to the Downtown Richmond riverfront, Festival of India takes over the Greater Richmond Convention Center, enjoy wings and football at the Kickin’ Chicken WingFest, and more.

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Richmond Folk Festival on the Downtown riverfront – The Richmond Folk Festival, Richmond’s largest, which drew crowds of over 125,000 people last year, returns to the Downtown Richmond riverfront this Friday, October 13th through Sunday the 15th. Dozens of folk artists from around the world will take to seven stages from Brown’s Island to Historic Tredegar. There will also be lots of great food, beer and wine, a folklife area, arts and crafts marketplace, and much more to enjoy. It’s all free to attend, but donations are collected by volunteers. Learn more about who to see here.

Festival of India at the Greater Richmond Convention Center – Get a taste of the food, culture, and music of India at the 36th annual Festival of India Saturday, October 14th through Sunday, October 15th at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Beyond the delicious food, you can enjoy dancing, yoga instruction, and unique vendors throughout the center. Learn more on the official website here.

Foo Fighters in concert at the Richmond Coliseum – The iconic rockers who visited Richmond in 2014 after a successful crowdfunded show are back–this time in a bigger venue. The Foo Fighters take the stage at the Richmond Coliseum Saturday, October 14th. Doors open at 6:00; the show gets underway at 7:30. While general admission tickets are sold out, a large number of resale tickets are available. Learn more here or call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.

Kickin’ Chicken WingFest at the 17th Street Farmers Market – The best way to enjoy Sunday football? How about with a few thousand of your closest friends and some of the best chicken wings in Richmond? The Kickin’ Chicken WingFest takes place Sunday, October 15th at near 17th Street Farmers Market (one block away, due to construction, at 1615 E. Broad Street) from noon until 5:00 PM. Some of the area’s best wing vendors will be on site serving them up in all styles and flavors, there will be plenty of craft beer, and the Redskins vs. 49ers game will be shown on big screen TVs inside festival tents. There will also be live music from Roxbury and a wing eating competition. Learn more here.

VMFA Family Day featuring Native American Art – The VMFA will host yet another Family Day celebration this Saturday, October 14th at the museum. A complement to the special exhibition “Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past & Present,” which is on display through November 26th, the family-friendly experience will allow visitors to explore connections between the natural world and indigenous American identities through art activities such as basket weaving and pottery. There will also be demonstrations by renowned artists Molly Murphy Adams, Virgil Ortiz, and Jeremy Frey, along with a series of ryhmic performances. It all takes place on Saturday, October 14th from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Admission is free, and no tickets are required for entry. Learn more here.

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