The 22nd Annual African Heritage Festival – A Celebration of African Culture and Diversity

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TUSCUMBIA— Get ready to immerse yourself in African culture at the highly anticipated 22nd Annual African Heritage Festival, proudly hosted by the North Alabama African Heritage Association. This extraordinary two-day event will take place on June 2nd and 3rd at Tuscumbia’s Willie Green Recreation Center, promising an unforgettable experience for the entire family.

The festivities kick off on Friday at 4 pm, and Saturday’s festivities begin at 10 am, ensuring a full day of excitement, entertainment, and cultural exploration.

Prepare to be enchanted by beautiful music, including gospel, reggae, R&B, and blues, filling the air with captivating melodies. Indulge in African and jerk cuisine from our unique food vendors and entice your taste buds with a fusion of flavors and spices. While the adults enjoy the music and cuisine, the children will have a blast with a wide array of exciting games and activities.

Witness a magnificent parade of African fashions, where the beauty and diversity of native dress will be showcased in all its glory. Marvel at the vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and cultural significance of African attire, a testament to the rich heritage and craftsmanship of the continent.



Prepare to be captivated by the infectious rhythms of Blues Man King Tut, Culture Dread, Exodus, and the Midnighters. Get ready to let loose and feel the groove as these talented artists deliver an unforgettable performance. Join us for an evening of undeniably catchy tunes that will have you dancing all night.

County Tourism President, Susann Hamlin, expressed her enthusiasm for the upcoming festival, stating, “The 22nd Annual African Heritage Festival is a celebration of the rich cultural heritage and diversity that makes Colbert County and our region truly special. This event brings together communities, artists, and performers to share their traditions, music, and cuisine. We invite everyone to join us and experience the vibrancy and beauty of African culture firsthand. The festival promises an unforgettable experience for attendees of all ages.”

The 22nd Annual African Heritage Festival is made possible through the efforts of the North Alabama African Heritage Association. The event aims to foster cultural understanding, appreciation, and unity while showcasing a wealth of talent and creativity.

Colbert County Tourism encourages locals and visitors alike to mark their calendars and join us on June 2nd and 3rd for an extraordinary celebration of African culture at the Willie Green Recreation Center in Tuscumbia. Admission is free, and the festival promises an enriching experience for everyone in attendance.

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