African World Festival

The Charles H. Wright Museum
of African American History

39th Annual African World Festival

Detroit's largest celebration of the African diaspora returns to Hart Plaza from July 15-17, 2022!

Join us for our 39th Annual African World Festival!

Born on Detroit's riverfront in the summer of 1983, The Wright Museum proudly announces the return of African World Festival to Hart Plaza! This year, we anticipate over 50,000 visitors to journey to the festival grounds for food, fashion, music and dance performances, workshops, and more!

Thank you for your continuous support of our mission to explore and celebrate African American history and culture!

What COVID protocols are in place?

Regardless of vaccination status, social distancing is encouraged. Stay tuned as we provide detailed updates!

Contact us

AWF Hotline: (313) 494-5824

General inquiries: awfestival@thewright.org

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