I’m excited Detroit’s African World Festival (AWF) is back this summer! Do you plan on going to the event?
It’s the 38th year of the AWF and it will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History from Friday, August 20th to Sunday, August 22nd.
- WHAT: 38th Annual African World Festival
- WHEN: Friday, Aug. 20 to Sunday, Aug. 22
- TIME: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- WHERE: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History at 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit
- ADMISSION: Free
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE AFRICAN WORLD FESTIVAL
- Rock the Runway Fashion Show
- Watoto Village– a space designated for families and youth. There will be special music, storytellers, and a book giveaway
- African drummers and dancers
- African marketplace featuring more than 150 vendors selling Afro-centric souvenirs, visual arts, hand crafts, clothing
- Food vendors
- Special musical performances by Sunshine Anderson, Angelique Kidjo, and Tim Bowman, Jr.
AFRICAN WORLD FESTIVAL MUSIC LINEUP
Friday, Aug. 20: Sunshine Anderson
Saturday, Aug. 21: Grammy Award-winner Angelique Kidjo
Sunday, Aug. 22: Tim Bowman, Jr.
The museum will also be open and feature extended hours if you’d like to visit during the festival. Go to thewright.org to schedule your timed visit.
If you have a membership to the museum, then the exhibitions are free for you to attend. This includes the new exhibit Enshrined: Presence + Preservation by Mario Moore, The Tuskegee Airmen National Museum, and The Wright’s permanent exhibit And Still We Rise.
Hope you have fun at the festival!
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