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 Family Village Stage performances have included storytellers, dance troupes, drum circles, puppeteers, fitness demonstrations, choirs, and much more.

New This Year: The Creativation Station

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we presented the Creativation Station, a fun and interactive space for kids of all ages. The large Martin Street tent featured: balloon columns by Capital Balloon Studios, face painter Sharon Davis of Time for Art, LLC, puppeteer Jeghetto, Make and Take art project masks and yarn baskets, play and movement activities sponsored by Marbles Kids Museum and Arts Together, a chance to try your hand at golf with Front and Back 9 Junior Golf Academy, and African American authors, publishers and illustrators who shared their stories on the Creativation Station Stage, emceed by Eugene Taylor the Drum Prophet.

Family Village Stage Schedule

Saturday, August 31, 2019

11:45 a.m. – Walltown Children’s Theatre

12:20 p.m. – Z-Fitness

1:00 p.m. – Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet

2:00 p.m. - The Pointe, Prideland

2:45 p.m. – Sojourner Truth – performed by Lynette Barber

3:30 p.m. – Little Miss Black North Carolina

4:05 p.m. – Raleigh Rockers

4:50 p.m. – The Gifted Arts

5:45 p.m. – Z-Fitness

6:15 p.m. – Big Rick and The Bombers

Sunday, September 1, 2019

1:00 p.m. – Christopher Bailey/Praise Dance

1:40 p.m. – Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School Dance Company

2:15 p.m. – Z-Fitness

2:45 p.m. – Cypher UniverCity

3:15 p.m. – NC Education Lottery: Food Competition

3:50 pm. – NC Education Lottery: Dance Competition

4:15 p.m. – Mahalia – performed by Lynette Barber

5:15 p.m. – The Gifted Arts

6:00 p.m. – Big Rick and The Bombers