Mostly Cloudy   77.0F  |  Forecast »

African World Festival in Detroit

The 31st annual event, which has a 'Rising to the Top' theme, hits the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Aug. 16-18, 2013

The African World Festival in Detroit has expanded for its 31st year. The event, which takes place at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, now covers the museum's interior spaces, the exterior grounds and portions of Peck Park. Catch the action Aug. 16-18, 2013.

The African World Festival features performances, poetry, arts and crafts, African drumming and dance, vendors and ethnic foods. See more than 150 vendors with import and visual arts, handcrafted items, apparel, accessories and foods.

This year, the festival also boasts an expanded Watoto Village! Come check it out and celebrate the history of Detroit.

This festival is the single largest program by the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and had over 100,000 attendees last year in three days.

The family fun runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily – Friday til Sunday. The festival is free with museum admission, which is $8 for adults ages 13-61 and $5 for ages 3-12.

For more about the African World Festival at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, visit the Metro Parent Calendar listing.

Aug 13, 2013 11:30 am
 Posted by  ladytmama

I am hoping to come and celebrate, This event looks like a lot of fun!

Add your comment:
Advertisement

More »Latest Articles & Blog Posts

5 Tips to Get Your Kids Interested in Cooking

5 Tips to Get Your Kids Interested in Cooking

From picking out ingredients to concocting their own culinary creations, here are a few ways to encourage your children to help out in the kitchen.

Family Picnic Recipes and Ideas

Family Picnic Recipes and Ideas

Head to the park or on a hike and make the great outdoors your dinner spot. Here are six ideas to help you plan your meal – from drink to dessert.

Book Review: Three Fun Summer Craft Reads for the Family

Book Review: Three Fun Summer Craft Reads for the Family

Want a few simple, fun sewing ideas for the kids, projects to brighten up their rooms or maybe just tips for DIY tinkering? These authors have you covered.

Dad Claims African Land, Declares Daughter is a Princess

Dad Claims African Land, Declares Daughter is a Princess

A father from Virginia claims a patch of desert in Egypt, calls it the Kingdom of North Sudan – just so his daughter can be the princess of this region.

Spray-on Sunscreen Warnings for Kids: FDA Investigates Safety

Spray-on Sunscreen Warnings for Kids: FDA Investigates Safety

Parents might want to think twice before using this alternative to lotion sunscreen as the Food and Drug Administration investigates its potential risks.

DIY Accessories: Puppets, Sandals, Ninja Turtles and Hoodie

DIY Accessories: Puppets, Sandals, Ninja Turtles and Hoodie

If you're looking for a fun decorative summer vacation family project or two, these four blog picks will get you and your kids off to a great start.

The Importance of Raising Risk-Taking Children

The Importance of Raising Risk-Taking Children

Parents want to protect their kids from failing or getting hurt, but that's impossible. In fact, it's critical to let them take risks. Here's why – and how to raise a risk taker.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement