African World Festival

The Charles H. Wright Museum
of African American History

41st Annual African World Festival July 12th-14th

Now accepting volunteer applications. Help with hospitality, connect attendees with key info, and so much more.

This July, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is proud to celebrate the 41st Annual African World Festival. Save the Dates: July 12th - 14th.

Join us at Hart Plaza for this 3-day celebration that highlights the beauty, strength, and spirit of the African Diaspora. We expect almost 20,000 people to enjoy our performances, vendors, food, clothing, health products, visual arts, live demonstrations, community resources and information, and much more!

Our gathering this year will highlight and represent our community and our shared past, present, and future. We look forward to exchanging stories and honoring where we've been and where we're going. 


Members of The Wright get into the festival for free.


Apply now to volunteer at the African World Festival.

Volunteer Application

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Vendor Information

Applications for vendors is now closed. We will be in touch with prospective vendors in the next few weeks. Stay tuned more exciting news about this year's vendors.

Don't Miss Out

The 2024 African World Festival (AWF) features local and international performers, more than 100 vendors, and countless opportunities for family fun.