Silver Spring, MD – After 5 years of being held at Patterson Park in Baltimore City, the 9th annual African festival, “FestAfrica 2011,” will be held at a new location, the Silver Spring Civic Center, Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring, MD on Saturday Aug. 13 and Sunday Aug. 14 from 1p.m – 8p.m both days . Admission is Free.
The 2-day celebration will welcome 7,000 or more attendees, featuring traditional African music and dance performances, fashion shows, arts & crafts, vendors, African cuisine, games, face painting, storytelling, and a health fair. FestAfrica is a statewide African festival with support from the Maryland State Arts Council, Government of Montgomery County.
The theme for the festival is “Serving & Touring Africa,” promoting tourism and community service in Africa. With a Tourism Fair, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about areas of attractions, travel and tourism options in various African countries. The festival will also promote community service opportunities by highlighting non-profit organizations doing good work in Africa and supporting their work.