Get out and enjoy summer with this weekend’s African World Festival

Hamtramck’s Eid Festival this past week was bigger and even better.


By Charles Sercombe
This has been the week of festivals for Hamtramck and the metro area.
First up was the Eid Festival this past Wednesday and Thursday in the Keyworth Stadium complex. The festival featured rides, food and crafts – all of the things you would expect at a family-geared festival.
This weekend, it’s the 39th Charles H. Wright African World Festival at Detroit’s Hart Plaza.
The festival features live performance and dozens of vendors. And, the view and breeze from the riverfront can’t be beat.


This weekend is the 39th African World Festival at Detroit’s Hart Plaza.

According to the Wright Museum’s website:
“The Wright’s mission is to open minds and change lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture. With local and international performers, food and art vendors, special programming for children and families, and information booths on vital community resources,
“The Wright’s African World Festival offers an opportunity to experience the diversity and richness of global Black culture.”
Tickets are $15 per day for those 13 years and older, and $10 for those who are 4 to 12 years old.
A trip downtown for Hamtramck is just minutes away, and for those who prefer to get there by pedal power, there is a bike valet waiting for you.
And get this bikers: the first 200 bike riders will be given free admission. Now there’s a deal you can’t beat.

The festival runs through today and tomorrow (July 16-17).
You can find out more and the performance schedule here:
Posted July 16, 2022

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