Nashville's Annual African Street festival will be held at Hadley Park State Hosted by the African American Cultural Alliance (AACA), this phenomenal, family-oriented festival has grown continuously and now attracts thousands who are interested in African and African American culture.
The festival has garnered local media attention and remains one of the city's premiere events attracting people of all ages, from all walks of life and from all sectors of the region. And our celebration is now also expanding to include the cultures of the Caribbean, North, Central and South America and other places around the world where Africa is also represented in its people and cultures.
The African Street Festival event can also give companies and other organizations a unique opportunity to support one of the largest festivals of this type in the Southeast. Please contact us about becoming a sponsor or visit our profile at GivingMatters.com to learn more about us.
Some of what's included each year at our festival is:
The Children's Pavilion (featuring arts and crafts, drumming, dance, storytelling and more Authentic African, American and other cuisines representing the Diaspora
An eclectic mix of live music, such as African, Reggae, Latin, R&B, Jazz, Gospel, Neo-Soul, Country, Blues, African Drumming & More
- Spoken Word
- The New African Pavilion
- Opening Night International Music Block Party
Anyone caught selling illegal items (e.g., animals, water, food (including cookies, etc.) will asked to leave the festival and goods confiscated. Police escort if necessary. Retail vendors are not allowed to sell water or food. Food vendors are not allowed to sell any retail items.
Street Vendors Vendor Registration Form:
AACA Food Vendor Application: MS Word or PDF
AACA Retail/Non-Profit Vendor Application: MS Word or PDF
African Spelling Bee (children) -additional information to be provided
The African Street Festival is not just a social event...
It's a cultural and educational experience for all.