The Richmond Folk Festival takes place on downtown Richmond's historic riverfront, from 2nd to 7th streets and from Byrd Street to the river - including Brown's Island, the American Civil War Center at Tredegar, portions of Federal Reserve parking lots, and Tredegar Street. Please note, the festival is no longer on the property of NewMarket.
For guest safety vehicular traffic is not permitted on the actual event site. All streets leading into the site are closed to vehicular traffic at Canal Street (two blocks north of the site).
Traveling from outside of the Richmond area? Come by train!
Amtrak is the official travel sponsor of the Richmond Folk Festival. Take Amtrak from Norfolk, Petersburg, Northern Virginia, DC and as far north as Boston directly to Richmond. Plan your trip at Amtrak.
To reach the festival site guests are advised to use remote parking (City Stadium) and ride our FREE shuttles, which drop off ON site every 20 minutes. Alternately guests may use any of the parking lots listed below and enter the site on foot via 2nd or 5th Streets.
FREE parking and FREE shuttles are available from City Stadium. All shuttles will stop at two festival locations: one at 2nd Street and one at 7th Street and leave regularly throughout the day.
Richmond City Stadium
3201 Maplewood Ave
Richmond, VA 23221
FROM THE NORTH: Interstate 95 South (exit 79) to 195 South (Downtown Expressway). Follow for 3 miles and take Rosewood Avenue Exit. Turn left at McCloy Street. Stadium is on the right.
FROM THE SOUTH: Interstate 95 North (exit 74) to 195 North (Downtown Expressway, TOLL road, 50 cents). Take Rosewood Avenue Exit. Turn left on McCloy Street. Stadium is on right.
FROM THE WEST: Interstate 64 East to Interstate 195 South (Downtown Expressway). Take Rosewood Avenue Exit. Turn left on McCloy Street. Stadium is on right.
FROM THE EAST: 64 West to 95 South. Take 195 North (Downtown Expressway). Take Rosewood Avenue Exit. Turn left on McCloy Street. Stadium is on right.
FROM UR CAMPUS: From Boatwright Drive turn right at Three Chopt Road. Turn left at Cary Street. Take Cary Street into "Carytown". Turn right on Freeman Road. Stadium is four blocks on the left
Friday: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday: 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday: 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM
The buses will leave regularly throughout the day.
Shuttle hotline: 804-358-4782
Ride share Drop-off and Pick-up
The easiest place to be dropped off for the festival is conveniently located at Canal and 7th. Lyft is the official festival ride share partner.
Multiple parking lots are available downtown.
Shockoe Bottom, 100 Virginia St. – $7.00
Crowne Plaza, 555 E. Canal St. Varies – $5.00-$10.00
801 E. Cary Street (Lot between 8th & 9th on Cary) – varies $6.00-$10.00
1200 E. Byrd St. (along the flood wall) – $8.00
Richmond Times-Dispatch parking, 300 E. Franklin St – $5.00, cash only
CityParking – $5.00 to $10.00
Main & Foushee
1st & Canal
3rd & Cary
4th & Canal
5th & Canal, 5th & Cary
6th & Main
8th & Cary
Handicap parking is available in the Federal Reserve Parking Deck located on the corner of 5th and Byrd Streets. A traffic control officer will be at the intersection to allow properly identified vehicles through.
During the festival, an ADA shuttle will run from the Federal Reserve Parking deck to 5th & Tredegar St.
There will not be onsite transportation available between the various stages.
Bike parking is located near 2nd and Byrd Street. The area will be open during festival hours; Friday, 6pm – 10pm, Saturday, 12 noon – 9:30pm, Sunday, 12 noon – 6pm. The area will not be staffed, so please make sure to bring a bike lock.