Richmond Main Street Initiative - Our Community Events & Programs

Downtown Richmond is home to a heritage rich in history, commerce, and the arts. The arts are a critical component of our mission to revitalize Downtown by engaging the community and promoting the district. Richmond Main Street partners with local visual and performing artists, the City of Richmond, community organizations, and stakeholders to promote Downtown Arts. Our annual Music on the Main summer concert series, Spirit & Soul Festival, and Downtown Holiday Festival bring Downtown to life with spectacular performances, family activities, and great food. 

Arts & Entertainment


Richmond Main Street Initiative proudly sponsors community events and programs throughout the year. These events and programs are designed to help us realize our vision of a Historic Downtown Richmond that is a safe, vibrant, thriving destination for arts, entertainment, businesses, and residents with an easily accessible transit center.

Click on the links to learn more about each event and program. We hope you will join us!

Richmond Main Street is dedicated to revitalizing Downtown Richmond…and we know that creating access to healthy foods and exercise activities is an important component to improving our business district and the community as a whole. The Freshest Cargo Mobile Farmers' Market offers residents and workers the opportunity to taste the best of what California farmers have to offer and so much more. Our Healthy Village Festival serves individuals and families of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels. Our Fitness Classes provide high quality exercise that are affordable and accesible to all community members.

Health & Wellness


Business ownership can be the key to financial independence and small businesses are the backbone to a healthy local economy. Richmond Main Street hosts a variety of Business Assistance classes and workshops designed to provide guidance to entrepreneurs and established businesses. Our Summer Youth Entrepreneur Program is a five-week work readiness training and employment program for young Richmond adults ages 16-21. 

Economic & Workforce Development


Richmond Main Street works closely with the Richmond Police Department, various City departments, and stakeholders to ensure that Downtown is clean and safe for all residents, workers, and visitors. Safety1st Community Liaisons provide comprehensive maintenance and public safety services throughout the Downtown district. Team members are specifically trained to serve the needs of the community and work collaboratively with residents, municipal departments, and business owners to create a positive community environment. 

Clean & Safe