Friday – SundayRichmond Tattoo, Arts & Music Festival

One of the oldest tattoo conventions in the United States, the Richmond Tattoo, Arts & Music Festival will draw several top-name tattoo artists this year from the reality show “Ink Master,” including Cleen Rock One, Ryan Ashley Malarkey and Anthony Michaels. Jon Markel of Carbon Leaf will perform from his latest new solo music project, plus art from local artists, such as Matt Lively and Sterling Hundley, as well as food trucks, artisanal products for sale and tattoo competitions. Times vary at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 1021 Koger Center Blvd. $20-$100. www.rvatattooarts.com

SaturdayThree Chopt Big Tent Festival

For the first time, the Richmond Symphony’s Big Tent stops by Bandy Field on Three Chopt Road for a day of performances, including Heavy Shtetl, a lively local klezmer band; Doctors of Jazz; Jonathan Austin; and the Richmond Symphony playing a mix of Vivaldi, Beethoven, Duke Ellington and John Williams. Plus food trucks, an instrument petting zoo, hula-hooping, face painting, farm animals and more. 1-7:30 p.m. at Bandy Field, 6801 Three Chopt Road. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 15. Free. www.richmondsymphony.com

Saturday43rd Street Festival of the Arts

Whether you’re looking for a painting for your digs, unique handcrafted jewelry or statement-making ceramics, you’ll find it at the 43rd Street Festival of the Arts. With music from The Atkinsons, the Tin Can Fish Band and Janet Martin and plenty of food options. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 43rd Street and Forest Hill Avenue. Free entry; pay as you go. www.43rdstgallery.com

SaturdayRichmond Veg Fest

Breaking festival news! Richmond Veg Fest, also known as Veggie Fest, is moving to Byrd Park after many years at Bryan Park to have more space and better parking. Again, to be clear: The new location is at Byrd Park near the Carillon and Dogwood Dell. The rest has stayed the same: Richmond favorite restaurants serving up their take on vegetable-friendly dishes, plus vendors, speakers, music, belly dancers and more. Visitors are encouraged to bring a blanket or chairs, grab a spot in the Dell and enjoy the food. Noon-6 p.m. at Byrd Park, 1301 Blanton Ave. Free entry; pay as you go. www.veggiefest.org. Rain date: Sept. 21

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