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, August 31st, and Sunday, September 1st, 2019, on Fayetteville Street, from Martin Street to City Plaza in downtown Raleigh. It’s a free event.
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.
Saturday, August 31st
11:00am – 10:00pm (art and vendor booths close at dusk)
Family Village Hours: 11:30am-7:00pm
Sunday, September 1st
1:00pm – 10:00pm (art and vendor booths close at dusk)
Family Village Hours: 1:30pm-7:00pm
2019 Main Stage: City Plaza
Saturday, August 31, 2019
- 11:30am—12:00pm: Opening Ceremony and Elders Procession
- 12:00pm—1:00pm: DJ B Vick
- 2:00pm—2:45pm: Centricity
- 3:45pm—4:45pm: The Monterio Experience
- 5:45pm—6:45pm: Jus Once
- 7:00pm—8:00pm: DJ
- 8:00pm—9:00pm: HamilTones
Sunday, September 1, 2019
- 1:00pm—2:30pm: Gospel
- 2:30pm—3:30pm: DJ House
- 3:00pm—3:45pm: Project 919 Band
- 4:00pm—4:45pm: Niito
- 5:15pm—6:15pm: Marcus Anderson
- 6:30pm—7:30pm: Battle of the Decades
- 8:00pm—9:30pm: Purple Madness-Prince Tribute Band