The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County is an annual Labor Day Weekend celebration of African American culture as expressed through art, music, dance, food and community. It takes place Saturday, September 5th, and Sunday, September 6th, 2020, on Fayetteville Street, from Martin Street to City Plaza in downtown Raleigh. It’s a free event.
Please check back for an update for 2020. We haven’t seen official word yet about if this event has been canceled.
Explore the work of visual artists in the Art Gallery Walk, music & dance performances on the Main Stage, browse a vendor marketplace, and take part in interactive family activities in the Family Village.
The Family Village will feature performances by storytellers, dance troupes, drum circles, and much more, as well as make-and-take craft tents where you can create something of your own to bring home.
In the Vendor Marketplace, browse the variety of clothing, accessories, jewelry, natural bath products, home decor and much more.