Richmond Main Street Initiative - Spirit & Soul Festival

A true celebration of Downtown Richmond. Spirit & Soul Festival transforms historic Main Street into an outdoor bazaar filled with food and artisan vendors, live music from two stages, dancing in the street, a beverage pavilion with VIP seating, and youth zone.


About Spirit & Soul Festival




Check out highlights from last year's festival:

Learn More

Download the Press Release or the flyer (EnglishSpanish).
Check out this video, courtesy of Richmond Standard.

Downtown truly came alive with Spirit & Soul on September 17, 2016! Macdonald Avenue was transformed into an outdoor bazaar filled with vendors offering great food, fantastic beverages, and unique goods. And for the first time we offered live music on two stages and a youth zone. We jumped rope, played chess, dances in the street, and celebrated Downtown.

We also honored four individuals as Downtown Champions for the contributions they've made towards the revitalization of historic Downtown Richmond: Michael Davenport, Larry Lewis, Michelle Milam and Mandy Swirsding from Richmond Police Department Crime Prevention, and Ermestine Martin. 

Special Thanks to...

Our Sponsors: Chevron, City of Richmond, Mechanics Bank, The California Endowment, AC Transit, Sims Metal Management, Republic Services, SparkPoint Contra Costa, Richmond Community Foundation, DP Security, Buffalo Bills BrewerySpecial thanks to Zellerbach Family Foundation and The Hewlett Foundation for their support.
Our Volunteers: 50 volunteers contributed 180+ hours of service!

Save the date for Spirit & Soul Festival 2017:
Saturday, September 16
1pm – 5pm in Downtown Richmond
More details coming soon. Stay tuned!