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 Corner 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.  

 5th ANNUAL FAMILY VILLAGE STORY TENT

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.

We are currently seeking Story Tent participants for our 10th year celebration!
Application deadline: Friday, July 5th. 

Story Tent Application Link

 


2018 FAMILY VILLAGE STAGE SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY, September 1st:

Emcee: Aya Shabu

11:30AM
African American Dance Ensemble
1:00PM
Southeast Raleigh HS Dance Company
1:30PM
Javonne Jones, Electric Violinist
1:45PM
Honoring Aretha, with Cedrina Shari of Darkness RISING.
2:00PM
Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart - Mike Wiley
3:00PM
Z Fitness Line Dancing Fun
3:30PM
Raleigh Rockers
4:00PM
Darkness RISING
4:45PM
Enter The World of Jazz: Ernest Turner
5:50PM
Little Miss Black North Carolina
6:00PM
Joye Movement Dance Company
6:15PM
Raleigh Rockers
6:45PM
Z Fitness Line Dancing Fun

 

SUNDAY, September 2nd:

Emcee: Aya Shabu

1:00PM
Titus II, Gospel Dance
1:45PM
Honoring Aretha, with Cedrina Shari of Darkness RISING
2:15PM
Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart - Mike Wiley
3:15PM
Vendor Cook-Off Sponsored by The North Carolina Education Lottery
3:50PM
Z Fitness Line Dancing Fun
4:15PM
Africa Unplugged
5:30PM
MB Dance Co
5:45PM
Waves of Glory Mime Company
6:15PM
Z Fitness Line Dancing Fun