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Top 15 African-American Events and Festivals in the USA


top african american festivals in the USAFrom Fort Lauderdale in Florida and right across the USA to Seattle in Washington, Top Events US showcases the 15 most popular African-American Festivals.


See below for more about the main 15 African-American USA events.









Sistrunk Parade and Festival
late February
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

top african american festivals in the USAOne of the 15 most popular African-American Festivals attracting thousands of people for over 30 years, the Sistrunk Parade and Festival celebrates the achievements of USA citizens of African descent. Fun parts of the celebrations include a large parade with colorful floats, marching bands, drill teams, and dancing performers, as well as special international cuisine offerings, local and international entertainment, and family oriented activities.

For more information about the Sistrunk Parade and Festival visit:
www.sistrunkfestival.org




Africa in April
mid April
Memphis, Tennessee

top african american festivals in the USAA cultural awareness festival that has been a growing success for over a quarter of a century, Africa in April is an increasingly popular four-day event honoring the republic of Mali by highlighting the culture, fashions, arts/crafts, music including jazz, gospel, reggae music and more on the International African Music Day, history, and cuisine of Mali.

For more information about Africa in April in Memphis, Tennessee visit:
http://www.africainapril.org/





Sweet Auburn Springfest
early May
Atlanta, Georgia

top african american festivals in the USAHeralded as "The Grandest Festival of the Year on the Greatest Street on the Planet", the Sweet Auburn Springfest emphasizes and recognizes historical African-American culture and commerce. Festival attendees enjoy a number of festival venues that include the Atrium's Artist Market, the Business and Technology Expo, a Car and Bike Show, the South’s largest outdoor Health and Fitness Fair, a Senior's Pavilion, the NBA/WNBA Nation, a Literary Marketplace, the Kids Fantastic Fun Zone and the Just For Women’s EXPO. Artists from across the country and as far away as London and Jamaica join some of the nation’s hottest new talent performing on ten stages of continual entertainment.

For more information about the Sweet Auburn Springfest visit:
www.sweetauburn.com





Odunde Festival
early June
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

top african american festivals in the USAAttracting up to 500,000 people, Odunde is the longest-running and largest African-American street festival on the East Coast of the USA. Spread over 12 city blocks of one of Philadelphia’s oldest, historically African-American neighborhoods, showcasing two stages of live entertainment and featuring more than 200 arts and crafts and food vendors, the Odunde Festival celebrates the diversified African and African-American culture with everything including a Family Village with crafts and entertainment geared toward children and much more.

For more information about the Odunde Festival visit:
http://www.odundefestival.org





Festival Sundiata – Black Arts Fest
end June - beginning July
Seattle, Washington

top african american festivals in the USAA popular event for over 32 years, the annual celebration of the Festival Sundiata – Black Arts Fest named in honor of Sundiata Keita the historic and legendary King of Kings of the Mali Empire in West Africa, features African-American Heritage, culture, arts and history in relevant local and regional entertainment, art and photography exhibits, food offerings and a wealth of children’s activities in the same theme.

For more information about the Festival Sundiata – Black Arts Fest visit:
www.festivalsundiata.org





African American Festival
early July
Baltimore, Maryland

top african american festivals in the USAA celebration of African American life , the 2-day, family-oriented African American Festival showcases 3 stages of entertainment of music and culture with celebrity artists and entertainers, children’s activities, arts, history, education, financial literacy, health & wellness and more. A regional tradition for over 30 years, the African American Festival also has a rich variety of cultural exhibits and contests, and over 150 vending booths and attractions.

For more information about the African American Festival visit:
www.africanamericanfestival.net





African American Festival
mid July
Toledo, Ohio

top african american festivals in the USAA popular event for over 8 years, the family oriented African American Festival begins with the Prayer Breakfast showcasing local pastors and a much anticipated and very popular parade, and continues with concerts showcasing national recording artists and local talents, as well as all sorts of fun and even vendors and special offerings for children.

For more information about the African American Festival in Toledo visit:
www.toledourban.com/TUFCU/AAF.aspx





Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration
mid - late July
Indianapolis, Indiana

top african american festivals in the USASummer Celebration is the largest African-American event in the nation, with over 300,000 people in attendance. The programs and events over an 11-day period includes business workshops, health and wellness, employment opportunities, spiritual enrichment, exhibits, youth activities and entertainment. Local and national celebrities along with individuals, families and members of the corporate community all join in celebration of African-American heritage and culture.

For more information about the Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration in Indianapolis take a look at:
www.topeventsusa.com/Indiana-Black-Expo.html
or visit: www.indianablackexpo.com





Harlem Week
July, August
Harlem – New York, New York

top african american festivals in the USAActually lasting over a month rather than a week, Harlem Week, capturing the history and culture of this vibrant neighborhood, began over 40 years ago and now features everything from various performances, fashion displays, port events, films of every topic, and the main event which is the two-day street fair on the third weekend of August, featuring even more live music, art, activities for children and educational booths. Harlem Week is one of the main 15 African-American USA events

For more information visit : http://harlemweek.com/





AfroSolo Arts Festival
end July to end October
San Francisco, California

top african american festivals in the USAA popular event for more than 18 years, the AfroSolo Arts Festival is celebrated through-out August and September. Designed to feature African Americans and others of African descent, popular events of AfroSolo include those promoting black theater artists, music performers, dancers and actors, artists and writers, panel discussions and a comedy concert.

For more information about the AfroSolo Arts Festival visit:
www.afrosolo.org/





National Black Theatre Festival
early August
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

top african american festivals in the USAAn international media event, the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem has been a success for over 12 years showcasing the very best in black theatre. A popular event attracting more than 60,000 visitors, the National Black Theatre Festival features more than a hundred theatrical performances by more than 50 respected celebrities, an Opening Night Gala, the Readers' Theatre of New Works, the Youth/Celebrity Project, International Colloquia, the International Vendor's Market, a poetry slam, and various workshops and seminars.

For more information about the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem visit:
www.nbtf.org





Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival
mid August
Seaford, Delaware

top african american festivals in the USAEstablished to promote the diverse cultural arts of African-Americans, the 2-day Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival in Henry Nutter Park, Seaford celebrates African-American culture and history with music, pageants, cultural and food vendors, a parade, children's events, dance, entertainment and more. There is also a Pre-Festival Basketball Competition & Fish Fry on the Thursday before the festival.

For more information about the Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival in Seaford visit:
www.seafordchamber.com/index.cfm?ref=60200&ref2=16





African World Festiva
l
mid August
Detroit, Michigan

top african american festivals in the USARecognized as Detroit's premier ethnic festival, the three-day African World Festival, presented by the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History attracts over a million people each year and celebrates African culture with music, live entertainment, children's activities, an artisans' market and a wide variety of ethnic cuisine from all over the world.

For more information about the African World Festival in Detroit visit:
http://thewright.org/african-world-festival





IFE-ILE's Afro-Cuban Dance Festival
mid August
Miami, Southeast Florida

top african american festivals in the USACelebrating Afro-Cuban culture and folklore through the arts, IFE-ILE's Afro-Cuban Dance Festival features everything from traditional and contemporary dance and music performances, lectures, workshops, poetry readings, and other art forms. A successful event for more than 11 years, this festival attracts thousands to the streets of Miami to enjoy and celebrate Afro-Caribbean and Cuban culture.

For more information about the IFE-ILE's Afro-Cuban Dance Festival visit:
www.ife-ile.org/





The newly updated Top 20 Events USA pages do not include every single event on offer in each state or city in America – only those recognized as one of the top 20 in each location, elected by residents, tourists and visitors, the team of travel writers working for Top Events USA, and some officials of the relevant states and cities of the USA too.






TOP EVENT THEMES


• African-American Festivals
• Air Shows
• Boat Shows
• Christmas Tree Lightings
• Dragon Boat Festivals
• Film Festivals
• Fishing Tournaments
• Flower and Garden Events
• Folk Music Festivals
• 4th July Celebrations
• Fruit Festivals
• Gay Pride
• Hot Air Balloon Events
• Jazz Festivals
• Kite Festivals
• Marathons
• Mardi Gras
• Martin Luther King Festivals
• New Years Eve
• Oktoberfests
• Pow Wows
• Renaissance Festivals
• Rodeos
• St Patrick's Day
• State Fairs
• Surfing
• Tulip Events
• Unusual Events





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