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African World Festival

See you in 2022!

38th Annual African World Festival

Thank you for attending Detroit's largest celebration of the African diaspora!


2021 marked our 38th annual African World Festival!

Each year, over 100,000 visitors journey to the grounds of The Wright for food, fashion, music and dance performances, workshops, and more! AWF featured over 150 vendors of authentic African and Caribbean foods, clothes, accessories, health products, and other goods.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Ford Motor Company Fund, for their continuous support of our mission to explore and celebrate African American history and culture!

What COVID protocols were in place?

Regardless of vaccination status, social distancing is encouraged and masks are required for visitors, volunteers, and staff. In addition, COVID screenings and vaccinations will be held on site!

Contact us

AWF Hotline: (313) 494-5824

General inquiries:

Marketing & PR:

Download the full schedule

Download the AWF 2021 map

Additional 2021 Sponsors

  • The AWF Collection is on sale now!

    Stay one step ahead of the crowd when you order your AWF gear now! With more options than ever, you can commemorate Detroit's favorite annual event however you choose.
  • "Enshrined: In Conversation"

    "Enshrined: Presence + Preservation" artist Mario Moore and curator Taylor Renee Aldridge joined Museum President & CEO Neil Barclay to discuss the "Enshrined" exhibit, and explore its new catalog.