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African American Festivals 2017 - 2018 Calendar

African American Festivals

African American culture is a major part of the United States’ identity. It has played an important role in shaping the nation, from its laws to its arts. And black culture needs to be celebrated. This is why there is a profusion of African American festivals throughout the United States. These festivals are brimming with African and African American culture, from food and music, to films and forums. These festivals, such as the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Festival and the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, teach people about the struggles and triumphs of African Americans. African American Festivals celebrate the progress that has been made, but also serve as a reminder of progress that still needs to be made.

DC Black Theatre Festival Washington, DC
Newark Black Film Festival Newark, NJ
Essence Festival New Orleans, LA
International African Arts Festival Brooklyn, NY
The Kinfolks Soul Food Festival Buffalo, NY
Baltimore African American Festival Baltimore, MD
Newark Black Film Festival Newark, NJ
Columbus Black Theatre Festival Columbus, OH
TAACF First Fridays Trenton, NJ
Colorado Black Arts Festival Denver, CO
Afro-Latino Festival of New York Brooklyn, NY
Music Africa Afrofest Toronto, ON
National Black Arts Festival Atlanta, GA
Newark Black Film Festival Newark, NJ
Newark Afro Beat Fest Newark, NJ
Austin Dance Africa Fest Austin, TX

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Newark Black Film Festival Newark, NJ
Festival at Sea San Juan, Puerto Rico
Bay Area Black Expo Oakland, CA
South Florida Book Festival Fort Lauderdale, FL
Buffalo Colored Musicians Club JazzFest Buffalo, NY
Newark Black Film Festival Newark, NJ
GhanaFest Chicago Chicago, IL
The Kinfolks Soul Food Festival Nashville, TN
TAACF Jazz & Comedy Festival Trenton, NJ
Newark Black Film Festival Newark, NJ
Texas Greek Picnic Houston, TX
BlackStar Film Festival Philadelphia, PA
TAACF First Fridays Trenton, NJ
The Kinfolks Soul Food Festival Detroit, MI
Black Harvest Film Festival Chicago, IL
Empire State Plaza Black Arts & Cultural Festival Albany, NY
AfroSolo Arts Festival San Francisco, CA
ACANA Festival Philadelphia, PA
Annual Day Parade & Festival Lancaster, PA
African Association of Madison AFRICA FEST Madison, WI
Bud Billiken Parade Chicago, IL
Capital City Black Film Festival Austin, TX
African American Legacy Project Dorr Street...Live Toledo, OH
The Kinfolks Soul Food Festival Indianapolis, IN
Afro-Latino Festival Seattle Seattle, WA
Virginia Beach Africana Virginia Beach, VA
Black Expo America Newark, NJ
TAACF Gospel Festival Trenton, NJ
African Festival of the Arts Chicago, IL
TAACF First Fridays Trenton, NJ
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