African World Festival

37th Annual African World Festival

Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18, 2019

11 am - 11 pm Daily

The 37th annual African World Festival brings over 150,000 attendees to the grounds of The Wright Museum. This FREE 3-day festival is for the entire family, featuring performances, poetry, arts and crafts, African drumming and dance, hundreds of vendors, ethnic foods, and events for all ages!


Artists, volunteers, and vendors looking to be involved in AWF 2019

can download applications here:


VENDOR APPLICATION: The 37th annual African World Festival Vendor application

VENDOR LICENSE (required to sell at your booth): City of Detroit Temporary Business License application

INFO BOOTH APPLICATION: The 37th annual African World Festival Community Information Tent application

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR APPLICATION: The 37th annual African World Festival Volunteer Coordinator application

DEMONSTRATING ARTISTS APPLICATION: The 37th annual African World Festival Kuumba Artist Village Vendor application


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