The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County is an annual celebration of African American culture as expressed through art, music, food and community. Over the past seven Labor Day weekends, the two day festival has connected diverse people and families from across our region with local, national, and international artists, performers, food vendors, area business owners, and our local media outlets. The festival has become Raleigh’s premiere destination for teaching, sharing, and celebrating the distinctive folk and cultural traditions of African Americans here in North Carolina and from around the world.
Saturday, September 2nd
Festival Hours 11:00am – 10:00pm (art and vendor booths close at dusk)
Family Village Hours 11:30am-8:00pm
Sunday, September 3rd
Festival Hours 1:00pm – 10:00pm (art and vendor booths close at dusk)
Family Village Hours 1:30pm-8:00pm
The 2017 African American Culture Festival will take place in the heart of Downtown Raleigh — along Fayetteville Street, from Martin Street through City Plaza.
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