The Family Village  

Each year, the African American Cultural Festival Family Village is a great place for festival-goers of all ages to have a fun, educational, hands-on experience.

Our interactive and engaging performances have included storytellers, dance troupes, drum circles, puppeteers, fitness demonstrations, choirs, and much more.

Our Make-and-Take tent is always a popular destination, where fun and one-of-a-kind crafts are created by people of all ages.  

Our Story Tent features African American authors, publishers and illustrators, sharing their stories.   

The Family Village is a great place for the whole family to learn about African American culture and history.  


In 2015, The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh & Wake County presented the first Family Village Story Tent to cultivate youth literacy and foster a love of reading. We featured African American publishers, authors and illustrators of children's books, and the Story Tent was a great success. It has now become a ‘must-visit’ feature of the Family Village, attracting people of all ages.