8th Annual Charlotte African-American Festival

Dear Community Friend,

As the Coronavirus situation continues to evolve, the safety and well-being of all participants of the Charlotte African - American Festival is top priority. Nothing is more important than protecting the people of Charlotte and supporting the efforts to prevent further spread of Coronavirus. 

We have made the decision to postpone the event that was scheduled for April 4, 2020 at Spirit Square.

We deeply appreciate the passion and commitment each of you demonstrate for the Charlotte African-American Festival, and we look forward to hosting the festival as soon as possible.

While the number of cases of Coronavirus in Mecklenburg County is currently unknown, we believe acting with caution is the right thing to do. 

Dianna Davis, President
Charlotte African-American Festival


Get Ready Charlotte! The 8th Annual Charlotte African American Festival (CAAF) is a celebration of the rich heritage and accomplishments of African Americans. The festival will be held Saturday, April 4, 2020, from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm at Blumenthal's Spirit Square which is located at 345 North College Street in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.

The festival will include exhibits, musical performances, art, literature, food, dancers, drummers, a pageant, speakers, vendors, and special awards and recognition. Special attractions will include a journey through the Underground Railroad with a Harriet Tubman impersonator, The Ashanti Pageant, and The Black History Walk of Fame which features impersonations of famous African-Americans. Proceeds raised by The 8th Annual Charlotte’s African - American Festival will support media and broadcasting programs.

Exhibits and special performances must be approved by the CAAF Committee.

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