Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Come Celebrate African Culture and Diversity at the 2018 AfroFest RVA

     Come celebrate the culture and diversity of the African immigrant population at the 2018 AfroFest RVA, on Saturday, August 11, from noon to 5 p.m. at Pine Camp Arts and Community Center, 4901 Old Brook Road. This free festival is proudly presented by the city of Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities (PRCF) and the African Community Network.
     AfroFest RVA is a celebration of African nations and the diversity of the African culture. The goal of the festival is to promote deeper multicultural understanding and connections within the RVA community.
     Festival attendees will learn more about African countries while enjoying cultural performances, drumming by Okyerema Asante and music by DJ Fidel, a fashion show of African apparel, children’s activities, food and much more. Vendors will have African clothes, art and other various merchandise available for purchase.
     A highlight of the festival is the championship soccer match between Cameroon and Ghana at noon on August 11 on the Pine Camp athletic field. The championship match concludes the round robin tournament of six African nations.
     For more information on the 2018 AfroFest RVA or on the African Community Network, please call (804) 389-4488.
     The 2018 AfroFest RVA is part of PRCF’s 62nd Festival of heARTS, a summer long concert and event series. For more information on the 62nd Festival of heARTS go to www.RichmondGov.com/parks and click on Cultural Arts, call the Dell Information Line at (804) 646-DELL.