African Heritage Festival Will Draw Thousands This Weekend In Anne Arundel County


The African Diaspora Affairs of Anne Arundel County is hosting the African Heritage Festival this Saturday at Laurel Park, pictured above on a different day. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)

LAUREL, MD - The African Heritage Festival is coming to the Laurel Park racetrack this Saturday. 

The free event welcomes everybody of all heritages to come listen to live music, watch dance performances and taste the food. About 150 vendors will sell clothing and jewelry. There will also be a fashion show and a kids' zone.

The festival runs from noon to 6 p.m. at 198 Laurel Race Track Road.

The festival started in 2021 at the Odenton Library with 1,200 attendees. Around 6,000 attended last year and just as many have already registered for this year, planners told FOX 5 DC

Though tickets are free, attendees are asked to register in advance at this link

The event is hosted by the African Diaspora Affairs of Anne Arundel County. More information is posted here.

To watch a video interview with the festival planners, check out Fox 5's coverage.

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