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Jackson Ward 2nd Street Festival

From Venture Richmond:

Because who doesn’t like festivals?

RICHMOND, VA – Venture Richmond Events, working in partnership with Unlocking RVA, is launching a new event this year prior to the 2nd Street Festival. Jackson Ward on Wheels is a trolley tour of the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood with five stops along the way at popular restaurants for passengers to experience tastes of Jackson Ward. On the trolley tour, passengers will also enjoy a narration about historic sites given by Gary Flowers of the Historic Jackson Ward Association. The trolley tour culminates at the 2nd Street Festival’s esteemed poster unveiling reception at the Hippodrome Theater, that celebrates a local artist and their original artwork commissioned for the 2019 2nd Street Festival. This reception includes live music by DJ Lonnie B.

Jackson Ward on Wheels allows passengers to learn more about the neighborhood in a hands-on way, enjoying both the historic aspects and everything new that it has to offer. Restaurant stops include Salt & Forge, Soul Taco, Max’s on Broad, Fatty Smokes and Urban Hang Suite. There are only 50 tour tickets available, so be sure to get yours when they go on sale August 14! Proceeds from Jackson Ward on Wheels benefit the 2nd Street Festival.


Jackson Ward on Wheels

Saturday, September 28

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Tour starts: Hippodrome Theater, 528 N 2nd Street

Tickets are available for purchase starting Wednesday, August 14.

Tickets cost $100 per person and include the narrated tour and pre fixe food and beverages.

To purchase tickets now visit:

Special thanks to participating restaurants: Salt & Forge, Soul Taco, Max’s on Broad, Fatty Smokes and Urban Hang Suite, and to RVA on Wheels for their donation.

The 2nd Street Festival, presented by Altria and Dominion Energy, will take place Saturday-Sunday, October 5-6, celebrating the rich culture of the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood. This FREE event is produced by Venture Richmond Events, LLC. The 2nd Street Festival features four stages of live entertainment along with a Kidz Zone, popular food vendors, a marketplace and Artists Row to shop, the Richmond Metropolitan Antique Car Club, and walking tours given by the Historic Jackson Ward Association. This year the festival features Saturday’s headliner EU (Experience Unlimited) and a Sunday performance by Richmond’s finest, Legacy Band. Many other great artists will be showcased over the two-day event.    

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Venture Richmond Events, LLC is a subsidiary of Venture Richmond, Inc. 

Venture Richmond, 200 S. Third Street, Richmond, VA 23219


Venture Richmond, Inc., is a non-profit organization formed to engage business and community leaders in partnering with the City to enhance the vitality of the community, particularly Downtown, through economic development, marketing, promotion, advocacy and events. Venture Richmond provides enhanced property management services for both the Downtown and Riverfront including; the Clean & Safe program, beautification and landscaping projects and management and maintenance of Brown’s Island, the Canal Walk and Belle Isle parking lot.

Venture Richmond Events, LLC, produces Friday Cheers, the 2nd Street Festival, the Richmond Folk Festival, and partners with Sports Backers to produce Dominion Energy Riverrock. Riverfront Canal Cruises, LLC, operates scheduled canal cruises and canal boat charters. Both Venture Richmond Events, LLC, and Riverfront Canal Cruises, LLC, are subsidiaries of Venture Richmond, Inc. For more information visit

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