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Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival brings music, beer, food, and fun to the Boulevard this weekend

Enjoy lots of local music, beer, food vendors, kids activities and more on N. Boulevard this Saturday from noon until 6:00 PM.

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The Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival returns to the Boulevard this Saturday from noon until 6:00 PM. Expect a day filled with local craft beer, pumpkin-related dishes from area restaurant vendors, and activities for families and kids.

Live music will be provided throughout the day and there will be a kids zone near the festival stage.

The full food lineup includes The Grapevine, The Savory Grain, Two Rivers Ice Cream, B+B Kettlecorn, Auntie Alice’s Kettlecorn, Buz & Ned’s BBQ, Westray’s Finest Ice Cream, and lots of the local restaurants located along the Boulevard and within Scott’s Addition.

There will be costume contests for adults, kids, and even pets. Signups are held at the Project Local Tent near the stage area.

Admission is free and the event is rain or shine. Food ranges in price from $3–6; beers are $6 apiece. Leashed pets are welcome at the festival. Parking is available at several nearby lots, although walking or taking Uber or Lyft is suggested.

Learn more about the festival here.

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Richmond Folk Festival Announces First Set of Performers

You’ll notice a well-known local band in the list performing at the best festival in the state of Virginia.

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The Richmond Folk Festival returns October 13-15, 2023, and celebrates its 19th anniversary, having become one of Virginia’s largest events. The beloved festival draws 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 event hosts 200,000 people over a three-day weekend. Featuring six stages and showcasing music and dance from more than 30 performing groups from around the nation and the world, the Richmond Folk Festival today announces the first eight artists of what will once again make up a culturally diverse and artistically excellent program.

“We are looking forward to showcasing downtown Richmond’s ever-changing riverfront once again for a beautiful weekend of music, dance, food, and crafts with the James River and our city skyline as the perfect backdrop,” said Stephen Lecky, director of events at Venture Richmond. “This is the 19th year of the festival, and we couldn’t be more proud of its legacy in Richmond and across Virginia.”

The Richmond Folk Festival is presented by Venture Richmond Events in partnership with the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), Virginia Humanities, Center for Cultural Vibrancy, Children’s Museum, and the City of Richmond.

Artists to be featured at the 2023 Richmond Folk Festival include:

  • Baba Commandant & the Mandingo Band (Mandinka)
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Bio Ritmo (salsa)
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Chuck Mead (rockabilly and honky-tonk)
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Genticorum (Québécois)
    Montreal, Québec
  • Hālau ‘O Lilinoe (traditional Hawai’ian hula)
    Carson, California
  • Kala Ramnath (Hindustani violin)
    San Francisco, California
  • Melody Angel (Chicago blues)
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper (bluegrass)
    Charlestown, Indiana

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PlanRVA Day on June 1st offers host of free learning opportunities

The Richmond region’s planning district commission is opening its doors to community members and partners next month for a day of learning and networking.

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PlanRVA will host PlanRVA Day on June 1 from 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at its new office at 424 Hull St. Rd. in the Manchester neighborhood. The event will focus on the topic of placemaking, the process of creating quality inclusive places where people want to live, work and play. Sessions will explore various aspects of inclusion and public engagement, with a focus on community connection through regional trails, public art and the environment.

The day will conclude with a film screening of the documentary “A River Called Home” with filmmaker Jess Wiegandt from 6-7:30 p.m. The film focuses on the journey of four women who launch at the headwaters of the James River and paddle to the Chesapeake Bay over three weeks, while conducting a water quality study.

“PlanRVA is where the region comes together to look ahead,” said Martha Shickle, PlanRVA’s Executive Director. “Regional collaboration and cooperation happens every day in Central Virginia. PlanRVA Day is an opportunity to celebrate the progress we’re making together to support quality of life and growth in the region. We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event.”

Attendees can tour PlanRVA’s office space and connect with staff and community partners throughout the day.

Sessions are free, but registration is required. People can sign up for single sessions or for the entire day.

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PHOTOS: Dominion Riverrock

Three days of music and sports wrapped up on Sunday.

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