Best Local Music Festival

Richmond Folk Festival

Readers' Pick

They say it’s all about the weather — but really it’s all about the people, the thousands and thousands who attend, to start with. And this annual event in October seems to include everyone with a big, warm hug. The programming board obsesses over bringing a diverse slate of performers, and there’s always one sound that blows your mind, whether it’s a Tuvan throat singer or a Persian goblet drum.

Second Place: Best Friends Day

Third Place: Friday Cheers

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