From NBC12 News
RICHMOND, VA (NBC12) - Jackson Ward was a sea of people Saturday as thousands turned out for the Second Street Festival.
This is the 21st year for the event.
Plenty of food, live music and games kept crowds entertained.
Political candidates took advantage of festival to get to know the people.
Several Democratic candidates including gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds made an appearance.
"The 2nd Street Festival has, for a long time, been a great tradition in Richmond. It's probably the premiere festival of its kind in Virginia. It's a lot of fun," said Deeds. "I'd wanna be here even if I wasn't running for Governor. But it's a great way to meet people and to get out and see folks, and that's what I'm doing."
The Second Street Festival will continue Sunday from noon to 6:00.
Admission is free.