We deliberately ensure that we are not out of town during the Richmond Folk Festival. It's free. The music is fantastic and we always learn something about a new culture. We are also lucky that there is a free shuttle service from The Diamond and we can walk to it. While my photos do not do the festival justice, here they are anyway. If you are intrigued by any of the groups, check out their websites.
Bonsoir Catin - Cajun
Capoeira Luanda - Brazilian martial arts
Sibirskaya Vechora - Siberian
Andes Manta - this group was our favorite
If you have never been, plan on going next year. The festival keeps getting better and better with a wide variety of music.
If you have any photos of the folk festival, post them to this flickr site.