The African Association of Madison, Incorporated and Strides For Africa will host Africa Fest 2019 on Saturday, Aug. 17, noon-10 p.m. at McPike Park, 202 South Ingersoll Street.
Africa Fest is an annual celebration which educates and promotes diversity by showcasing African cultural heritages to residents in the Greater Madison area via Stage Performances, Arts & Crafts, Taste of Africa and Strides For Africa. Internationally acclaimed “Dobet Gnahore & Na Afriki Band” from Cote d’Ivoire is our Presenting Artiste in concert with our local performing groups.
This year is Africa Fest’s 21st Anniversary and the theme is: “Celebrating Africa’s Great Civilizations In the Diaspora”. Africa Fest 2019 will present the richness of the African Great Civilizations through indigenous showcases.
Come early and be part of a cause with our annual Strides for Africa 5K Run/Walk (Registration starts at 9:00am on 8/17). Proceeds benefit communities in Africa by giving clean water sources or helping to build educational facilities.
The event is free admission to the public. Come and enjoy great food, beverages, culture, music, and dance on August 17th!