Friday – Carnival of 5 Fires – Head to the side street outside Gallery 5 to see fire performers and dancers in the Pyro Circus with music from DJs and visual projections, 7-10:30 p.m. Head inside afterward for a giant dance party. Gallery 5, 200 W. Marshall St. Free.
Saturday and Sunday – 2nd Street Festival – The “Two Street” festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, highlighting the culture of Jackson Ward with music from co-headliners Stokley, former lead singer of Mint Condition, and The Art of Noise, plus music on four stages, food vendors, a marketplace and kids zone. 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday along Second Street between Broad and Jackson streets. Free entry; pay as you go.
Saturday – RVA MakerFest – Explore Richmond’s thriving maker culture at RVA Makerfest where more than 80 local makers, from glassblowers to puppeteers, will demonstrate their craft or trade and sell handmade creations. Plus hands-on activities for kids and adults. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St. Free entry; pay as you go.
Saturday – Hogtober – Live high on the hog with barbecue, beer and bands in Church Hill’s Libby Hill Park. Noon-8 p.m. at 2801 E. Franklin St. Free entry; pay as you go. Benefits the Church Hill Association of RVA.