Q: When is the festival?

Saturday, September 3rd
Festival Hours  11:00am - 9:00pm
Family Village Hours  11:30pm-6:00pm

Sunday, September 4th
Festival Hours  1:00pm - 9:00pm
Family Village Hours  1:30pm-6:00pm

Q: Where is the festival going to be held?

The 2016 African American Culture Festival will take place in the heart of Downtown Raleigh -- along Fayetteville Street, from Martin Street through City Plaza


Q: I am coming in from out of town. Where should I stay for the weekend?

There are many great options for hotel stay near downtown Raleigh. The Sheraton Hotel on South Salisbury Street in Downtown Raleigh will offer a special rate to festival goers (rate does not include tax). The group rate is subject to availability. To book a room, visit the website here or call 919-834-9900 and mention the African American Cultural Festival.

Q: Where should I park?

Parking decks and surface lots surround the downtown area. City-owned lots and decks will be open all weekend, although a small daily fee may be charged. State government visitor lots are typically available for free parking during weekends. For more information about parking in and around downtown Raleigh, visit the Downtown Raleigh Alliance's website. The free R-Line Downtown Circulator bus can also help you get around downtown.